When I wrote the tune A Silly Parade in May 2013 I had an internal image of clowns and people walking along in some sort of parade. The piece was probably the first piece I created in Pro Tools using manual MIDI note input linked to instrument plugins.
I thought I’d try my hand at creating another music video using Live Movie Maker this time using some stock footage rather than stuff I’d shot myself. I found a few likely candidates in the Prelinger Archive. This archive was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City and contains thousands of historical films.
I decided to use three circus related films from the 1940’s:
The result is called, not surprisngly, A Silly Parade.
It’s about three and a half minutes long. Hope you find it interesting …