Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land amongst the stars…. Unknown
My last blog, I wrote about music and photos together and the impact they have. I was making slideshows before I got sidetracked (and pleasurably so) by photography. I love watching a story come together and memories being brought to life. They tell a story.
When I was young, I was obsessed with jingles and intro themes. Oh the magic of the castle at the start of any Disney production or the roaring of the MGM lion. I was rather in awe of the Columbia lady with the lamp and in later years, I fell a little in love with the boy and the fishing rod which lets us know that a Dreamworks movie is about to begin.
So, what does someone with a bit of a Hollywood, intro & jingle theme do when they want to add a certain something to their presentations? They make some intros. I had one made ages ago, which was the Disney opening but with my business name on it. Of course I can’t use it as it is trademarked to Disney but I do love to play it occasionally, just to make myself feel good.
It feels a bit more real to me now. Not that I haven’t taken them seriously before because I absolutely put my heart and soul into every one I make but growing up with a fascination for all things Hollywood, it’s exciting to know that my slideshows will now have an opening sequence to them. Besides, we are all stars in our own right and everyone’s story deserves a bit of grandeur, doesn’t it?
I’ve been busy the last few weeks working on a few ideas and will probably work on heaps more before I settle on just one, if I ever can decide. Maybe I’ll give people a choice? Who knows? Variety is the spice of life after all. Anyway, these are the two that I’ve made so far. I wonder which your favourite would be?