This video was so much fun to make! It started out as me jamming to iTunes radio, when I got the idea, “Why don’t I hit record and make an Instagram clip?” You’re only allowed one minute of video, so I wanted to make it exclusive to that format. I like the idea of purpose built content.
I love ambient music, it gives me the chance to kick back in the groove and not bash away for a minute. I believe a good drummer isn’t good at just one genre, but has a little experience, in a lot of styles. I just really dig the space this style of music has, full of imagination and very shagadelic! When I came across a song called Spiders, by the artist Gundelach, my finger started to dance with the record button.
Since it was so short, I used one camera and my favorite “Jam Kit”. It has a 13″ snare that I just love, and Sabian cymbals!! I took a couple of passes at it and then started the editing process. I edit all my midi in Logic Pro and all the video in Final Cut Pro. I’m a pretty hardcore Apple guy and like to keep things simple. I added a little contrast to darken the edges and my logo at the end.
I love making these videos and am currently working on a new one already! My goal is to be creative and create content that isn’t only for drummers, but for people who just enjoy music! I want people to feel like I do as they scroll through their newsfeed and become entertained, inspired, and lifted…