Film-maker Comments: My least favourite task when editing a film is choosing music for it as it takes so long. So I decide to try it the other way around and find a piece of music and make a video based on the lyrics of the song. The images used were also royalty free images found on line which by chance gave me the concept of interpreting the lyrics of the song from a perspective of obsession. Incidentally it took just as long to find a suitable track this way round.
This originally started out because I find the task of finding music for my videos (usually using a paid for service called ArtList.io) a time consuming and often tedious process. The thought occurred to me that it may be easier to find a song (with lyrics) and then make a video to tell the story in the song. It turns out it was no easier but it was fun and I recommend the approach for anyone looking for creative ideas. I had no access to actors (apart from the lower part of my daughters legs) so I built the film around the concept of someone being obsessed about a young woman’s photos online and used royalty free photos to in effect play her part. Along with a couple of close up shots of my eyes and fingers where required to keep the feeling of anonymous voyeur to the piece.