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Author Topic: Celebrate Summer! There's a new 'Don't Back Down' video on YouTube  (Read 596 times)
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« on: June 30, 2020, 03:50:16 PM »

Summer's here and the time is right for a Beach Boys video about their favorite early career subject: Surfing! I've done many videos featuring the music of The Beach Boys, but I've never done a video for any of their surfing songs so I thought it was high time I did. 'Don't Back Down' was the band's final Surf song of their classic era and one their best. I hope you will check it out, and if you do, I hope you will enjoy it.

Don't Back Down:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZvWpEm7T7w
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 11:20:57 AM »

Very nice! How long does it take to find all the pictures for your videos?
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 11:42:22 AM »

Very nice! How long does it take to find all the pictures for your videos?

Thanks! It varies quite a bit depending on the video, but there's always a lot of hours spent combing the internet for just the right image with an acceptable quality. This video was fairly easy- there's lots of photos of surfers out there. I did try to stick to photos from the 60s or earlier as much as I could to try to capture the era. Plus this song is pretty short which cuts down on the time making the video.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 01:50:41 AM »

Yeah, it definitely has that 60s look (as far as I can judge) and makes it feel authentic imo.
So, lots of work. But I hope the results make it worth it to you. I really enjoy watching the videos. Thanks for that!
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