Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

jbc455

What's the most unconventional song you're done?

Recommended Posts

I didnt use them in my show but I wanted to show someone I could do a nice slow fade so I did some enchanted evening by Mantovani orchestra....

then I did a techno mix of a song called "in the dark" - it was one of those that I always heard the song and always saw the lights in motion in my mind to the song... those are so easy to sequence when you already have them completely visualized
-Christopher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been thinking lately about Mozart's Rondo in D Kv 382 for 2010 about 9 minutes long should be a chore but we'll see what happens. Does anybody do classical music and if so how does it play?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This year I did William Tell Overture (edited for length) and Beethoven's Symphony #6 (also edited for length, but not finished in time for the season). Both play from beginning to end.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now that I think about it Planetmonkman does william tell and I have seen the video and have his sequence file somewhere. Maybe the making of classics night?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

classical music works extremely well.. esp composers with a little spunk and closer to the baroque era.. crescendos make neat mega tree spins.. violin solos are awesome for "fans".. piano concerto piano parts are great for roof lights...

one of the things about classical music is its really suited for LOTS of channels.. the music is much easier to Pick apart the various instruments and then assign each instrument to a display element.. this way your display can become the Orchestra that the viewer sees as the listen...

however neat and powerful it may be classical music typically will not fill the street with cars.. for people who understand what you are doing it will practically leave them in tears.. for most people they will not have a clue that you created an orchestra in the yard and will simply drive away..

-Christopher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I added the "Oh, Yeah" song from Ferris Bueller as the last song in my show. You should have seen the looks on the people at the end of the song when Ferris says . . .

Are you still here?

It's over!

Go Home!

GO!


Priceless.

Richard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone ever do Queens, Bohemian Rhapsody? I was thinking of going a few rockier tunes the week between Christmas and New Years for next year, thought that might be a good one. Also, being a Def Leppard fan have to do one of theirs, maybe Pour Some Sugar on Me. Very distinctive drum work by Rick Allen on that one.

Lenny

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Our new song for New Years Eve this year was the Cha Cha Slide by Casper C. Filled the street with onlookers and everyone was doing the slide.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used Lord of the Dance. Starts slow and gets fast at the end.

Not a real Christmas song but we got many positive comments on it.

Tricky to sequence!

Harbs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bossgroove wrote:

It's okay everyone. We are all on the same page. How many times do we hear any kind of song, and see our display moving to it? Just remember, it's a Christmas Light show put to music, not a Christmas Music show, put to lights.

25 songs in 12 minutes,......

http://www.facebook.com/v/1128384888688

This was one of the favorites last year. I had people dancing in the fron of my yard, IN THE RAIN to this one.

Great job.
I know this is an old thread but could you tell me the name of the song that starts at 2:15 in your 12 min video.
Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

KarlSmith wrote:

bossgroove wrote:
It's okay everyone. We are all on the same page. How many times do we hear any kind of song, and see our display moving to it? Just remember, it's a Christmas Light show put to music, not a Christmas Music show, put to lights.

25 songs in 12 minutes,......

http://www.facebook.com/v/1128384888688

This was one of the favorites last year. I had people dancing in the fron of my yard, IN THE RAIN to this one.

Great job.
I know this is an old thread but could you tell me the name of the song that starts at 2:15 in your 12 min video.
Thanks

According to "Shazam" (iphone app) it is Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well as long as we are reviving an old thread I will jump in. I sequenced America starting out with Alvin and the Chipmunks singing it, the Elvis fades in and does his talking version. Then I mixed the two songs on Audacity as Alvin comes in spelling America and the group finishes the song together. Actually came out pretty good. I will try to get a video of it soon. Of course I have Penguins doing the back ground singing. All the character are animated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Don Gillespie

bossgroove wrote:

It's okay everyone. We are all on the same page. How many times do we hear any kind of song, and see our display moving to it? Just remember, it's a Christmas Light show put to music, not a Christmas Music show, put to lights.

25 songs in 12 minutes,......

http://www.facebook.com/v/1128384888688

This was one of the favorites last year. I had people dancing in the fron of my yard, IN THE RAIN to this one.

Are you interested in sharing this with anyone? really well done, obviuosly you are very good with audacity I am learning how to use it now even listening to this with head phones on my feet were moiving with the tunes great job I guess the only thing I tried different was the CSI NY opening themme tune to start show

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Intermission by Blur...It was a royal pain in the butt, but it's cool. My wife can get motion sick from it if she watches too long...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My nephew and his friends want to do this for next years special night. we do a special night with fireworks and lights ect. LOL. I think its funny. I told him I would do this song so he and his friends can do this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did the Weber grill song, only about 30 seconds, but kinda fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aside from Pink Floyd, whom many people who've never toked think of as "unconventional", I'd have to say my strangest one is Hoe Your Land by the Electric Amish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paul Roberson wrote:

KarlSmith wrote:
bossgroove wrote:
It's okay everyone. We are all on the same page. How many times do we hear any kind of song, and see our display moving to it? Just remember, it's a Christmas Light show put to music, not a Christmas Music show, put to lights.

25 songs in 12 minutes,......

http://www.facebook.com/v/1128384888688

This was one of the favorites last year. I had people dancing in the fron of my yard, IN THE RAIN to this one.

Great job.
I know this is an old thread but could you tell me the name of the song that starts at 2:15 in your 12 min video.
Thanks

According to "Shazam" (iphone app) it is Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400

Thanks Paul that's it. That one's been buggin' me for years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...