Friday, May 6, 2011

Video: Calling

A new video poem for you today, brand spankin' new.

Hope you like the video for "Calling." I shot the footage last week on a sunny drive--so many of my poems are driving-related (because I drive quite a bit right now--I teach about an hour away).

I had the most fun with the music this week...I had been missing my guitar, so I did a little tinkering and experimenting. It's fun for me to create music that has no words (I'm not sure how well these little soundtracks stand on their own, but it's nice to try something new in terms of process).

Next week, I'll be presenting at Pecha Kucha here in Columbus, and I'll be mentioning this poem (not necessarily the video)--I'll be talking about generating inspiration. I'm definitely looking forward to it!

Very happy May and Friday to you. Hope you enjoy this video, and that your weekend is wonderful.


  1. I love this, Hannah; the music, the words, the images all combine beautifully.

    P.S. I will assume you're not the type who'd be shooting while driving. So, did you mount the camera on the car window or was someone else driving while you filmed?

  2. Hi Maureen--my husband was driving, and I held the camera :). Extremely low tech, but very functional.

  3. What a pretty drive. The music is beautiful and works very well with the words and scenery. Have a beautiful weekend Hannah!

  4. Oh my are the best. Loved it! Happy Friday to you Hannah, have a great weekend! xoxo

  5. That worked for me. I certainly found it inspiring. Simple, effective - and for me most important in terms of inspiration, wordless. Lovely.

  6. This is extraordinary, Hannah. The synthesis of all three parts - the passing panorama, the pacing of the words centre-screen, the hypnotic music - is enormously effective. It's very beautiful, a major achievement.


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