Thursday, August 14, 2014

4.) Two Fawns

This video was shot just a couple hours after I arrived in Oneonta, NY for the New York Summer Music Festival.  I taught jazz piano there for two weeks.  I brought my camcorder which I didn't have with me at this moment unfortunately.  I was walking across the SUNY Oneonta campus when I happened upon these two fawns.  I stopped in my tracks and sat down just to watch them.   Eventually I pulled out my iPhone to snap some shots and take some video.  Luckily the fawns were in a curious mood, checking me out as much as I was them.  The video quality is not great, but I thought this close encounter was still worthy of the project.

I had recently pulled out Carla Bley's Jésus Maria for a gig, and while playing through it a couple days ago, I realized it would be good accompaniment to the fawns.  The trick was matching the length of the recording to the length of footage I had.  I had a little more footage, but my stupid finger had gotten in the shot and I didn't want to use it.  But I got close enough, and set the scene with some opening credits to help with the problem.

I hope you enjoy Two Fawns


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