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- August 12, 2006 at 10:56 PM #41098AnonymousInactive
I’ve noticed that I’m really getting into a slump lately with my videos. I keep tending to get the same demographic group ordering my weddings (Caucasian, fairly well-to-do, mid to late 20’s, etc…), and lately I’ve gotten to the point where I keep recycling the same songs over and over in the wedding videos.
Anyway, aside from just wanting to refresh the ol’ video mill so it doesn’t get boring, I also had a couple who got me good by having the pastor at the wedding I just filmed sing one of the songs I sometimes use (a Ukulele version of somewhere over the rainbow). He even had a live ukulele accompaniment!
Anyway, What are some of your favorite songs to use in wedding videos? Do you try to give something new to everyone, or do you sometimes play off the fact that not a lot of couples will ever compare videos, and use the same songs over and over.
I used to try and put different stuff into every video. I think now I’ve either gotten lazy, or I just know the timing in some of these songs so well that I like having them in a video.
Of course my first thought is to always use royalty free music (Sony Cinsescore and SonicFire Pro 4 are good ways to create somewhat unique stuff due to their new capabilities).
That said – Some of my favorite pieces (that I’m using in my own personal wedding video) are:
Enya – A Day Without Rain
Enya – Watermark
Yanni – To The One Who Knows
Cait Agus Sean – Flying
David Lanz – The Dragon’s Daughter
Movie Themes & Asst. Music (various tracks):
Rachel Portman – Cider House Rules
Thomas Newman – Shawshank Redemption
Thomas Newman – How To Make An American Quilt
Thomas Newman – Meet Joe Black
Fun (great for sped up sequences):
The Pipkins – Gimme Dat Ding
Body Rockers – I Like The Way You Move
If you really want to see great music choices (and what I think is the best wedding video anywhere IMHO) look at Glen Elliot’s work (http://vegasusers.com/vidshare/search?string=elliot&type=title).
I have other suggestions (but hey – I’m kinda new at this so don’t mortgage the house on my advice) if you’re interested email me off list.
Great Lists guys! These are really helpful.
thats a great list… just thought i add in a site that helped me with the music…
Its at http://www.OPUZZ.COM they have a great selection of loops and even entire cd collections, all with previews b4 buy.
Good quality with the tracks are well composed.
OK – I checked them out. Do you work there?
I thought the music sounded "off" (looking for a better word but that’s all I could come up with). I only listened to about a dozen selections in five categories but it just didn’t sound right to me. For example, the 1812 Overture in the classical group had lousy percussion, at places where you expect hear cannons you don’t even hear a timpani – stuff like that.
I think you’re better off with SonicFire Pro, Cinescore or any of the Digital Juice StackTraxx collection.
Just my opinion – your mileage may vary.
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anyone of guys can give some titles of instrumental songs that can be use in a wedding. a romantic songs.