I have one more video to share that I filmed last summer in the bright sunlight. I put it together with Curtis Thorpe‘s rendition of The Ecstasy of Gold, the classic spaghetti western theme composed by Ennio Morricone for Sergio Leone’s 1966 film The Good, The Bad and the Ugly starring Clint Eastwood. It’s such a famous tune that it may sound familiar, even with Curtis’ instrumentation of harmonica and guitar. The harmonica has a wistful, lonely feel at first, then picks up speed like a horse galloping across the prairie – until it stops for a drink.
I’m not sure what all that has to do with Wild Gears (the Wild West?), or even this design, except for the gold bits, enhanced by purple. By the end, it looks something like an eye, with the pupil in the middle and a purple iris, surrounded by big golden eyelashes.
Anyway, it was fun to speed up sections of the raw video to match the music. If you’re trying this at home, don’t expect yourself to go so fast. Take your time!