Dec 06 2012

Video: Real Thirst – by Ivan M. Granger

Published by at 9:17 am under Books,Poetry,Videos

I am really pleased to announce the first poem video from my collection Real Thirst.

Actually, this is my first video ever. I had a delightful time figuring out how to do everything. I discovered, for example, the fascinating world of royalty-free audio clips and sound effects. Virtually any type of sound you can imagine is available; the challenge is to unleash the imagination, to hear the empty spaces and imagine which sound wants to fill that space. It is like creating a painting with sound.

I had fun putting it all together over a couple of afternoons… a handful of images, use of camera pans, sounds and music, text, voice, a few added effects, all layered and woven together to tell a story, or evoke a visionary dream.

I hope this short video inspires and brings a smile.

Let me know what you think. And please feel free to share this video around on the Internet.

A couple more videos to come, as time (and creativity) allow…

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Video: Real Thirst – by Ivan M. Granger”

  1. Don Dimockon 06 Dec 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I love your video. More! More! I thirst for more. (I already have your book.)

  2. Pollyon 07 Dec 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Congratulations Ivan! Thank you for this exquisite video. It elicited tears. Lovely
    visuals, sound your poem and the drumming! Can you share the source of
    the drumming? With appreciation, Polly

  3. Ivan M. Grangeron 07 Dec 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I’m so glad you liked it, Polly. The drumming is actually a series of royalty-free audio clips of tabla drums, very short rhythms that I looped together in ways that seemed to fit the rest of the video. The original source, if you’re curious, the original tabla clips were recorded by RHumphries and posted on But if you just want to hear more tabla drumming, one person to look up is Zakir Hussain. And there are several other wonderful tabla drummers out there. Tabla drums give an amazing sound, don’t they?

  4. Christopher Crumbon 07 Dec 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Ivan! I really enjoyed your poem put on video, thank you. It touched me.

  5. Helenon 08 Dec 2012 at 3:35 am

    I read your letters, and now enjoyed hearing your voice in a different form, the different elements blended very nicely. Hope you get time for more experiments like this!

  6. Harvey Gillmanon 18 Dec 2012 at 1:11 am

    Your mailings form now an important part of my life – so many new voices, profound insights. I am delighted with the video.

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