You may have noticed that I like the music of Page CXVI. First, it’s cool. Their songs have a great feel, and there is enough variety to keep them interesting without getting boring. Second, they often go really well with video, especially since they have made a lot of their music available as instrumental tracks (you may have noticed how I have used their tracks in my films Blindness and Centre). Third, they’ve got some solid lyrics, and I love their reworking of hymns. Fourth, they release their music under a Creative Commons license, such that if you’re making a video that is not for profit or commercial use, they say “go ahead”! They just want to get it out there.
So you can understand how I couldn’t help posting about them again when they announced that this month they are offering ALL their music for FREE DOWNLOAD. To make the most of this, go here. And do make sure to thank them and share this offer with others – they want it spread. How extremely generous is that?!
They’ve also done some nice performance videos for some of their songs. Here’s one:
I’m Mike Snowdon. I’m currently studying at Moore Theological College in Sydney. I worked as a video editor for a couple of years, and now try to keep it up as a hobby. So I’m no expert in video, but I have learned a few things along the years. I’m really passionate about using video to proclaim Jesus in this world, and I think that’s going to happen by continuing to sharpen the basis for the content of videos, the production quality, and the character demonstrated in the production (godliness). I’m also fully convinced that this is best going to happen in community.
So, I’d love you to dream with me. Whether you’re new to video making or working professionally with it, I hope you’ll both learn from this site and help me learn. I hope you’ll get ideas and give me ideas. I hope you’ll be more excited about serving Jesus and others with video and get me excited. So please comment, critique, question, encourage, link, brainstorm – in doing so, I’m praying we’ll all seek God’s glory, and call on our world to turn to our Saviour.