What’s up with that video, though? WLike many of the very early Busk Break recordings, there is no original video to accompany the audio, and I’ve once again paid a visit to the public-domain Prelinger archive content at Archive.org to make some thing suitable for sharing. In this case, I’ve edited down a
The edited version is more a story of unrequited teenage attraction that neither the young girl or the society lives in is able to accept. It’s a little hokey, but if you watch the original film, I think you’ll agree that my version tells a better story.
Why is this video foolishness needed at all? As I’ve written before, in the very early days of the Busk Break project, recording video wasn’t really an option. The Busk Break series began in large part as a rationalization for buying a relatively fancy portable audio recorder, which I’d originally purchased to explore podcasting and to record City Council meeting in Spartanburg, SC, for a community media project I was running at the time. I didn’t own a video camera a the time, and wouldn’t have been able to edit video from it even if I had.
I did have a small point-and-shoot camera, thankfully, so most of the early Busk Break recordings at least have a still photo to go along with the audio. In this case, it also affords me an excuse to have a little fun in the editing, as most Busk Break videos aren’t terribly complicated.