Saturday, April 09, 2011
Kaia Fowler sings her protest song "We'll See It Through" with slide show of (mostly) my images
Bad news falls like hail,
We can still prevail.
See it through, see it through --
I'll look to you,
You look to me,
And together we'll see it through.
Kaia Fowler, "See It Through"
I love those lines. Bad news did fall like hail when the Supreme Court election turned into a storm of contention in Waukesha the other day. But together, we can still prevail. We'll see it through.
I've been thinking of editing some of my protest photos into a slideshow with music, but that probably wasn't going to happen very soon. I'm a poky video editor. Too many decisions, and I tend to obsess too much about things. And what to do about the music?
So when Whitewater singer/songwriter Kaia Fowler asked a few weeks ago if she could use some of my photos for a YouTube slideshow video of her protest song, "We'll See It Through," it didn't take me long to say, "Yes." She sent me the song, I liked it, and it seemed like a great way to have someone else edit my photos into a video.
It's a strange feeling seeing your own photos (all the photos in the video except the few indicated in the credits at the end) set to music, edited by someone else's hand, and accompanying accompanying another person's creative vision. Sort of like having your familiar memories turned into an unfamiliar dream. I liked it. Thanks Kaia!
There's another video on YouTube of Kaia singing the song without the slideshow here.