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Help me pick a song for my ski video

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
For the past while, every song I hear I think if it would go well to my ski video. Nothing has really struck me that well, and the time is drawing near.

It doesn't have to be of any specific genre.

Anyone have any recomendations?
post #2 of 20
Well, BK, there is a song that runs through my head most days after the intial warm up runs....

Welcome to Paradise, Green Day
or Basket Case
or She

Hard not to be stoked while hearing those! (Actually, most of "Dookie" works for me.)

[ December 27, 2002, 11:46 AM: Message edited by: Bonni ]
post #3 of 20
check out the Toadies' Rubberneck CD. Some options on that.

or Smashing Pumpkins, esp. Siamese Dream.

[ December 27, 2002, 11:58 AM: Message edited by: ryan ]
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
*gags*
post #5 of 20
For scenes climbing high on a ridgeline on a clear day you need instrumental pink floyd tunes, like the first few minutes of "Shine on you Crazy Diamond."

For glade skiing, "The Trees" by Rush. For Big Mountain Paradises, "East of Paradise" by Tribe of Judah, "Up in the Sky" by Joe Satriani, and the System of a Down cover of Black Sabbath's "Snowblind." For moguls and other freestyle you need lots of Dropkick Murphys.
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by MittersillManiac:
For scenes climbing high on a ridgeline on a clear day you need instrumental pink floyd tunes, like the first few minutes of "Shine on you Crazy Diamond."

For glade skiing, "The Trees" by Rush. For Big Mountain Paradises, "East of Paradise" by Tribe of Judah, "Up in the Sky" by Joe Satriani, and the System of a Down cover of Black Sabbath's "Snowblind." For moguls and other freestyle you need lots of Dropkick Murphys.
I grabbed all those songs...only one i like is snowblind...already had it though.

Thanks anyhow.
post #7 of 20
BK,

Ya' know, I'd have to see ya' skiing before I could recommend music. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #8 of 20
If an old fart's allowed to submit a song, could I suggest virtually anything by Social Distortion?
post #9 of 20
How about "WIPEOUT" by the surfaris?
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks you guys for all the input. Nothing has stcuk me as exactly what i'm looking for.

A song recomended by a friend which is ok so far and in the lead. Enigma - gravity of love

I'm still diligently searching so I'm still looking for more good recommendations.
post #11 of 20
If you have old footage, and want a flash back to the 80's how does the song from Top Gun sound? I think it's called 'Highway to the danger zone'
post #12 of 20
This is probably too "fem" but since the lead singer is one of my students, I thought I should put in a plug:
http://www.thecharms.net/charms_home.html
check out "snowflakes on velvet"

[ December 27, 2002, 10:41 PM: Message edited by: Lisamarie ]
post #13 of 20
while the replies in here reflect a firm grasp of "popular" music, IMHO they don't reflect anything with aesthetic merit.

What type of skiing are you doing in the vid, bk?

for open skiing that moves into bumps or trees, I suggest The National Anthem by Radiohead (Kid A)

for aggressive big mtn skiing, I suggest Capp Street by The Men of Porn (Experiments in Feedback) or Heliotrope by At the Drive In (Vaya)

for overall action, I suggest Teenage Riot by Sonic Youth (Daydream Nation)

for flowy powder skiing, I suggest You're Not from Brighton by Fatboy Slim (You've Come A Long Way Baby)

your mileage may vary, your senses may be assaulted [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

[ December 28, 2002, 08:37 AM: Message edited by: gonzostrike ]
post #14 of 20
"Karsten Hain said: How about 'WIPEOUT' by the Surfaris?"

Hey, that would be a good one! Lots of old surfing songs might work for skiing!

You know, you could do the standard contemporary stuff (no editorial content to insert here), but I think it might be cool to pick something a bit less ordinary by today's standards - like 50's and 60's jazz: A bebop interpretation of 'Bluesette' would work well in a lot of potential situations.

My son just took a music-in-film class, so it got me to thinking ...

By the way, about ten years ago I transferred some old family 8mm silent movies to videotape, and they added background music. There I am riding a horse around in a circle at summer camp when I was like 10 years old, and the sound track is playing 'Girl From Ipanema'! It was almost as incongruous as the scene in 'Blazing Saddles' where the Count Basie Orchestra is set up in full regalia playing in the middle of the desert!

Edit: Wait! What about 'Baba O'Reilly' (aka 'Teenage Wasteland') by 'The Who'?

Edit #2: Newer Van Morrison stuff?

[ December 28, 2002, 09:54 AM: Message edited by: Tominator ]
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
I wish I knew what type of video I was making. It's all going to be dependant on the conditions, which, looking at the long range forcast don't look to contain much, if any powder : : : : : .

I'll check out those songs you guys recommended in a few minutes.
post #16 of 20
If it's a long clip, and you don't mind cheesy...
Meatloaf - Bat out of hell.

Other options:
Dire Straits - Money for nothing
Who - Pinball Wizard

What I'm saying is that my choice would be for something well known, which also kicks. I mention bat out of hell, cause the song varies from gentle carved turns to bumps to trees to powder, and then back to a gentle finish...

Just my thoughts so far.

S
post #17 of 20
Okay, it all depends upon the action. Nice groomed S's? Maybe something old like "Lift Me Up" by Yes, or fun like "Mr. Blue Sky" by ELO or even some of the fun Beatles.

Glen Plake stuff? Try something like Ministry "Jesus built my hotrod" or the like (Butthole Surfers, etc.)

Ariels? ? ? ? Maybe "Awake on my Airplane" or "learning to Fly" or something similar.
post #18 of 20
How about MC Solaar "Nouveau Western" or some Propellerheads?
post #19 of 20
Quote:
Originally posted by bicyclekick:
I wish I knew what type of video I was making...
So you haven't filmed it yet? IMHO I don't think that you can pick the music before you see the footage. You need to match the two, and if you pick the tune before hand, you may not do the skiing justice. I say wait until you see the final footage and then pick the tunes to suit the different scenes.

Good luck! I hope you're going to show us all when it's complete!!!
post #20 of 20
Jack Johnson or ben harper would get my vote.

duke
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