Archive for March, 2010
Monday 29th March 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, 1 comment
If people ask me why I set up Sentiment the usual reply is ‘Music’!
Knowing how music can vastly change an image you are watching, an event you are attending or an emotion that you are experiencing is the main reason for driving Sentiment forward.
The right music at a funeral or an event can leave an impact that will last forever in your heart. The right music set to photos or video means you will watch it over and over again feeding from the comfort of both music and imagery.
Music has the power to influence your mood, manipulate your perceptions and make a situation greater.
I am well aware that not everyone is a music boff, in fact I have been incredibly surprised that about 50% of our clients struggle with choosing the music they want for their tribute videos and photo montage DVDs. In this instance we get the honourable opportunity to understand their tastes and help them choose something that’s appropriate and meaningful. Whatever age, generation or walk of life, music is there for everyone. Music for a Funeral or Video Tribute or just to listen to does not have to stick to the traditional songs that is set by the ‘Norm’ nor to the words need to reflect the exact moment – there are a million of songs out there, if its your / their choice there will be no question that it is right - music is personal and beautiful and there to be enjoyed – we all have music that represents us.
Here is our first instalment of ‘Sentiment’s Music for the Soul (Part 1) ‘… There is something here for everyone. It’s taken from past clients and music ideas from friends and family. Please do send us your music choices and we will be sure to add them to our playlists.
It’s the 1st compilation of 10 playlists to be launched over the next few months.
for those of you without spotify - I would recommend joining – if you love music you’ll love spotify, its free!
Friday 26th March 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, 1 comment
The telegraph Headline: ‘Daughter’s tribute to dying mother is a YouTube sensation’
The Metro Headline: ‘Daughter’s YouTube tribute to dying mother becomes hit’
And it even reached the USA – ABC headline: ‘Memorial Video Helps U.K. Teen Raise Funds’
16 year old Sarah Phillips recorded a raw yet stunningly beautiful version of the Autumn, (originally sang by Paulo Nutini ) into her mobile phone hours before her mother died. Later her family friend helped put it to music. They had a professionally edited video tribute / video montage produced using the family home video footage and edited it to Sarahs version of ‘Autumn’ . The video tribute was shown at the funeral last week.
A few days ago the video was uploaded to YouTube and is now it’s achieving worldwide success. Sarah hopes to raise money for Cancer Research – the song is now available on iTunes to download (Autumn – A tribute to Debbie Phillips)
You can feel the pain, the love and the fear in Sarah’s voice when she sings; but when you see the video you can understand – you are drawn in.
Would the campaign be as successful without that Memorial Video Montage? No… Simply because you now get to see where her voice comes from and get a glimpse of the reasoning of her pain and an understanding of the hole that will be left in their family.
The song is a naturally a melancholy song; therefore put this to their home video footage it pulls all the heart strings of anyone who watches it.
It opens that window for a few seconds that you mainly like to keep shut because when you open it you know you have to face that life is very short and it’s too painful to imagine loosing someone you love.
This video will give you a chance to shed a tear you would not normally do on a Friday morning in March while sat at your PC at work. By lunch time you may have forgotten about the pang you felt when you watched it, but subconsciously I hope that maybe you’ll think about dropping your mum a call, or emailing your husband, maybe you’ll stop cleaning the house for a second, or turn off Facebook so you can to turn to your child and say ‘I love you so much’.
I wish Sarah all the luck in the world, she will no doubt succeed in reaching her goal, and find strength to walk down the path of her grief turning it into something very positive.
The Release of Autumn I am sure will be the start of a new and amazing journey for Sarah Phillips.
Tuesday 16th March 2010 by Louise Carron Harris, No comments
www.carronmedia.com have produced this fanatic new website for Sentiment, therefore I feel it must be celebrated and appreciated with regular blog updates
It’s been a long time – but we’re back and ready to discover the new world of Word Press!
Those who know me know I am rarely quiet! However I often wonder what to blog about as I dont find it appropriate to discuss our clients or jobs that Sentiment is undertaking, therefore we seem to ‘disappear off the blogging planet’ when we are busy!
However in the past few months I have learnt a little more about the twitter the blogging world – I discovered, that on days that that I may not have much to say, I can certainly share the wise words of those people out there who do have some great things to share. We have some great, inspirational and interesting followers on both our blog and on twitter – therefore I will do my best to link to the great advice and ideas they have, as well as our own ideas and advise here at Sentiment – I may even let our editors, camera operators and designer have a little say every so often!
Toodle-oo for now