Friday, January 11, 2008

Special Cirque Du Soleil Videos

Because I am a fan of Cirque Du Soleil, am I spending not only a significant amount of money on show tickets, but on merchandizing as well, such as T-Shirts, Show DVDs, Music CDs and also Documentary DVDs.

I own the documentary DVDs KA Extreme, The Mystery of Mystere, Flow – A Tribute to the Artists of "O", A Thrilling Ride through Kooza and Lovesick (a behind the scenes of the show Zumanity).

I used material from three of those DVDs in combination with music from the corresponding soundtrack CDs to create special promo-videos with often unseen footage. I made those videos available on the Internet for the public to see.

22 Minutes Video of Cirque Du Soleil's "O"
This is the first video that I created this way. I was able to get an astonishing 22 minutes of show footage from the documentary DVD. By working on that video did I learn a great deal about video editing and how much of a pain and time consuming it actually is.

7 Minutes Video of Cirque Du Soleil's "Kooza"
I was a bit disappointed about the amount of actual show footage on the DVD. I was able to extract a mere seven minutes from the DVD and even those seven minutes contain about 1-2 minutes of footage from rehearsals.

21 Minutes Video of Cirque Du Soleil's "Mystere"
This is the latest video that I created so far. It contains a fair amount of actual show footage. I was thinking about adding several minutes of content that show the clowns of the show and how they make fun of and with the audience, but then decided against it. One reason why I left those pieces out was the problem with the audio, which would have required me to spend a considerable amount of time on it. I don’t believe that they would have been worth the effort.

Next one on my to-do list is the video for "KA". I have to see, when I will get around doing it. I have not looked at the details of the Lovesick documentary to create a video for Zumanity. I also don’t have the soundtrack CD for the show, which would create a problem regarding the audio for the video. I will have to see about that. Until then, enjoy the three existing Cirque Du Soleil videos. I hope that you like them.

Carsten aka Roy/SAC

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