As I mentioned previously I’ve written a few lyrics and one of my friends has very kindly put them to music.  I wrote one called “Beside Me” and once I heard her demo of it I wanted to make a video to go along with it even though she only sang one verse – I just loved it.

I wanted to make a time lapse video to accompany the song and I thought it would be a cool idea if I just sat down still and have the world move around me. I’d seen some guy do it on YouTube.

Do I ever have original ideas?

I decided on the location – Torry Battery and luckily it was a pleasant evening with nice colourful skies. However, it was also quite a chilly evening so I made sure I was wrapped up warm as I estimated that for a 2 minute video I would need to be sitting down for at least 10 years or something, maths is not one of my “talents”.

The sitting began……at first it was ok but I soon realised I could not be 100% still the whole time as (a) my butt cheeks were getting numb and (b) I had to make sure no one was going to try to pull me over the wall. The second point was highly unlikely as it was about a 20 metre drop behind me (did I mention that?)

When editing the video I had to reverse it as it would have been dark at the end and I didn’t want that, so, here it is – Beside Me.

One day I hope to have the entire song recorded.

Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.