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Let It Go – The Piano Guys
Shared By : Jamie Houston [Founder & Owner, Love My Ukulele Club ] | All the sounds you hear were created by 90 tracks of cello, piano, and vocals (with a little wind and suspended cymbal)
This is NOT green screen. Everything you see is real snow and ice.
Story behind the song:
So who doesn’t love a story about an estranged ice princess, a dynamic
mountain man/reindeer duo and a snowman obsessed with warm weather? We
all loved the movie “Frozen” and its single, “Let It Go.” So much
emotion, energy and drama packed into one tune. But we thought we’d add a
little more drama…by melting together “Let It Go” and themes from
Vivaldi’s classical piece, “Winter.” (You can watch an impressive
performance of the original here: http://www.yout
– see if you can find where we used the main themes from each of the
three movements.) Vivaldi’s almost reckless string motives helped us
surround the determined, upbeat melody and chords from “Let It Go” with
intensity and uncertainty. We wanted the music to alternate between
“freezing” and “thawing,” representing the opposing forces throughout
the “Frozen” story.
We were extra ambitious about capturing as
much definition of the ice as possible so we decided to give 4K a try (a
step up from 1080p HD) using the “RED” camera (same camera used in
filming “The Hobbit”). So we called up our buddy Jacob Schwartz who
rented us his awesome camera set up! It was challenging for Paul and
Shaye to learn a whole new system and camera minutes before the shoot,
but after awhile started getting the hang of it… Editing the video
on the other hand was a whole new process in processing that 4k footage.
It took us 4 times as long to edit the video and fix glitches that kept
happening working with such large files! After this experience, we
might have to give 4k a try again, but not until we’ve mastered the art
of it all which this video got us on the path at least.