I am a fan of good music. We all are. What I like even more is when a music video is directed to the music I like in a creative way that leaves me questioning how it was done, and how I can use the same tricks in my editing if at all possible.
Have you ever flown your drone, got some epic video, and wanted to edit something together with great music? This video contains that inspiration. The Bonobo song “Bambro Koyo Ganda” (feat. Innov Gnawa) was directed by Stylewar. It has great aerial shots, gripping time-lapses and hyper-lapses of cities and beyond, and it's edited to the beat with some great editing that morphs and replays the same cut over without it becoming obvious, until you notice it.
The director explained the video and its edit as “a vast collection of material, including some footage shot specifically for this video as well as existing footage from around the world.” He continued, “Then, through the magic of editing, we endeavored to make every movement in the video correspond to the movement of the music, whether to its rhythm or to the very notes themselves. If you look closely, you should notice that the smallest details have been tweaked to sync the music to the movement. Like the music of Bonobo, it celebrates the rhythmic beauty of our world.”
The video containing the scenes with composites and overlays got me asking myself what I can do to make the videos I shoot more enticing, and what I can learn from this video with regards to editing to music. I enjoy this piece of music as it's one of the songs you can listen to over and over again and the editing still fascinates me.
[via It's Nice That]