Getting into the Canon Rock Meme

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Jerry C‘s recent fame on YouTube sprang from his fiery performance of Pachelbel’s Canon which has inspired a throng of video responses including the well-watched one by Funtwo and one from some local teens.

Part of what makes the teens’ first entry into YouTube-dom interesting is the way they used simple technology for very good effect.

The Pachelbel piece itself, the only audio, was recorded directly into the computer from the guitar amp as Seon played over the backing tracks supplied by JerryC.

The producers, Henry and Tucker, took the new guitar lead and the background into Garageband and mixed them down to provide the track for the music video.

Then a music video story was laid out to match the music and its changes.

When the video portion was shot, they didn’t actually use a video camera but instead the video recording feature of an small digital camera — an Olympus Stylus Verve which can record about 5 minutes of video before downloading is required.

Several shoots were collected and downloaded into an iBook.

Next for their video editing, they used only iMovie.

The result is a part homage/part ironic take on classic rock videos. See it here.

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