For today’s installment of Curated Christmas Content, we are going to raise the energy level by a few notches! Today I found some great visuals by one of the newest producers on our site, MotionLoops, to go with the song “Away In a Manger” by Folk Angel, featuring Charlie Hall. This song might be used as an energetic opener to a service this Christmas season.
Intro & First Verse
This song has a bouncy, synth heavy opening. To go along with this, I chose Toolkit 123. The rotating triangles fit with the video game like music. For the first verse, I kept with the high contrast geometric theme by choosing Toolkit 148. This clip has fun rotating squares that match extremely well with the music.
Synth Riff’s & Verse Two
In between verses one and two, the music returns to the same synth riff as the opener. Since this is acting as a buffer between verses one and two, I did not want to use the same rotating geometric look as before. This time I went with Toolkit 179 which looks like blue light coming from behind black boxes. We then move into a slightly bigger and more rounded geometric look for verse two with Toolkit 155.
Following the second verse, the song moves into a bridge and away from the bouncy feel that has been present since the beginning. For this bridge, I changed things up a bit and used Vision Edges 1, adding yellow to my color palette for the song. We then move back into the synth riff and Toolkit 179 again.
Verse Three & Ending
Verse three has the same feel as the first two verses, which led me to use Toolkit 172, which has a bunch of squares bouncing similar to the shapes from the first two verses. This verse cuts back to the bridge again. For this round of the bridge, I used Vision Edges 2. This clip is very similar to the one used in the first bridge, but is a little brighter and more energetic. I ended the song out with Toolkit 106 reminding me of blinking lights.
For all of the VJ Toolkit clips that I used, I slowed them down to 73%. This made them seem like they were made for this song!
Year Round Content
Something else to note from the content that I used for this song — none of this content was made to be Christmas content. This means that you could find ways to reuse the content throughout the year!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks Curating Christmas Content and we will see you next week!
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