Despite the three consecutive sunny and 70 degrees days in November, all good things must eventually come to an end, and thus, the repurposing project wraps up and we transition to the remediation project. I’m honestly not sure whether to dread this project or to be excited for it… one thing is sure though, it will be unlike any writing assignment I’ve ever done before.
Having written lyrics to a song for my repurposing project, the obvious remediation approach would be to turn said lyrics into an actual song. A few of my friends and myself have messed around with making music before, utilizing the Duderstadt Library’s audio studio capabilities, and it would definitely be fun to make a beat for the track, and master it and what not. If I took this route, I’m not sure if I’d want to perform the song myself (something I have next to no experience with) or have a friend do it instead, while I just master and produce it. But honestly, I probably am leaning towards the former, because even with the lack of experience, I ended up writing some fairly personal lyrics, and so it only makes sense that I’d perform them myself, whether or not the skill is there.
The next question is, do I try to pursue this to it’s next logical step (a music video) for this project? Recording a song AND making it into a video would be a lot of work, but I actually do have some preliminary experience editing videos as well, so I’d just have to find someone willing to film and get an idea for it. As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, as well as the original source that I repurposed, I consider the medium of music videos to have a lot of promise, and so it could be fun to try to create something like that myself rather than just analyze someone else’s work. Fun indeed, but also probably immensely more difficult than Director X makes it look.
Finally, I have the option to just more or less scrap all my repurposing work and take this in a different direction. One idea I had was a sort of documentary about how difficult it was for me writing a song, complete with interviews from my songwriter friends about their own processes and what not. To be honest, this feels like the safest choice for me. But at the same time, safe isn’t always better? I guess it’s just going to take some soul-searching and re-examination of how happy I was with my finished repurposing project before I make any sort of decision.
But if I do pick the former… y’all better cop that fire hot mixtape when it drops.