So, "With or Without You," by U2, is one of my favorite songs, and Barack... more »
So, "With or Without You," by U2, is one of my favorite songs, and Barack Obama is one of my favorite people. I was toying around one morning, and arranged an orchestral version of this song that I was really pleased with, using Sony Acid and IK Multimediaa's Philharmonik. After listening to it for a few days it occurred to me that it sounded a lot like some of the arrangements of popular songs that were used on the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack, one of my favorite soundtracks. This made me think about adding a vocal arrangement to make it sound even more like it was part of a musical. I told Leneia what I was up to, and suggested that we make it a duet. A couple of days later we were recording in our home 'studio' and I just got this vision stuck in my head of Obama and Clinton singing the words to each other. The more I considered the random absurdity of it, the more obvious it became that I had to create this video. The resulting clip was produced using Sony Vegas for the edits and audio mixing and Reallusion's CrazyTalk for the mouth animations.
Does this vid mean that I'm a fan of an Obama/Clinton ticket? I f you asked me at the beginning of this race, just to find the democratic nominee, I would have given you an emphatic, "Yes!" However, I must admit that after all that's been said and done, I wouldn't be as happy with it as I'd like. Still, I think the ticket that stands the greatest chance of winning in a general election would be an Obama/Clinton ticket. JUST PUT BARACK ON TOP, and let him do all of the work!
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