Gaia's Heartbeat

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Finished Video

See Also

See also Gaia's Heartbeat outreach plan or Gaia's Heartbeat experiment.

Creative Vision

Use time-lapse video to show the rhythms of the earth on a human "heartbeat"/human breathing time-scale ... goal is to create empathy for the earth as a being in the same way we have empathy for another human being ... feel the earth as living in a visceral sense.

Logistics

Brandon wrote a draft of lyrics and gave them to John. John is collaborating with Brandon, modifying the song to work with the video as it unfolds.

Things we need:

  • Stock footage (we pay for it, not included in John's fee)
  • YouTube or other sources ... how do we feel about permissions?
  • Probably $3000 for a Terra Lumina type song and video editing of the pulsing earth stuff
  • Full rights to use however granted by John and Will

Sequence

  • Draft of lyrics
  • Write the song
  • Work the video (change song as necessary)

Contract

Brandon will pay John $3000 to create a music video (for now entitled Gaia's Heartbeat). The first $1000 will be paid up front, the second $1000 upon delivery of the song, the third $1000 upon delivery of the video. Any stock video or other content expenses will also be the responsibility of Brandon ... but John will check in with Brandon before racking up these additional expenses.

If we can, let's license any video we use. If the most powerful video is unlicensable, then use snippets under fair use.

Final lyrics

Can you hear the rhythm inside you?
The rhythm of your heartbeat.
Can you hear the drumming from within you?
Your heart drumming to the beat.
Can you feel the wind rushing in you?
The whisper of your breathing.
Can you feel the invisible fill you?
Your body is breathing.
And your cells don't know you, see or love you
But even so they really are you
And they are your body, just as you are
A cell in Gaia's body too!
Can you hear the rhythm inside her?
The rhythm of her heartbeat.
Can you hear the drumming from within her?
Her heart drumming to the beat.
Can you feel the wind rushing 'round her?
The whisper of her breathing.
Can you feel the invisible surround her?
Her body breathing.
And we creatures don't know her, and we don't love her
But even so we really are her
And we are her body, one and all we
Are shaping Gaia's destiny!
The body of Gaia we will be forever
Beating to the rhythm of it all.
We are all one, we are all together
Beating to the rhythm of the call.
The body of Gaia we will be forever
Beating to the rhythm of it all.
We are all one, we are all together
Beating to the rhythm of the call.
Can you hear the rhythm inside her?
The rhythm of her heartbeat.

Brandon's draft lyrics

Can you hear that?
It is your heart beat!
Can you hear that?
Your beating body!
Can you feel that?
It is your breathing
Can you feel that!
Your body breathing.
Your cells don't know you
And they don't love you
It doesn't matter
Cause they still be you
Your human body
They be your body
Your living body
They be your body
Can you hear that?
It is her heart beat!
Can you hear that?
Her beating body!
Can you feel that?
It is her breathing'
Can you feel that!
Her body breathing.
People dont know her
And they don't love her
It doesn't matter
Cause they still be her
Her Gaia body
We be her body
Her living body
We be her body

Ideas for videos to use

Ideas for the music video structure

  • cutting back and forth between human rhythms and the time lapse earth rhythms
  • four on the floor beat oriented song
  • start on black with the sound of a heartbeat ... fade into the beating heart ... music starts
  • then head into the earth shots

Ideas for music

  • Chanting / acapella simple
  • open with wind blowing >> breathing
  • heavy low hand drums
  • emphasis on breathing, not heartbeat
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