Internationally renowned musician Kamasi Washington builds epic worlds through his music. His short film project As Told to G/D Thyself is a visual representation of his album Heaven and Earth, an immersive story based in music, silence, and stories from his youth. Hear how he formed a collective which pieced together mind-bending visuals for an experience that transcends.
- Creating music can be a “visual” process.
- Collaborating is a way to create together in an open forum. When collaborating, you can communicate your vision with your creative team through images, music, writing, etc.
- When creating a video for music, even with no dialogue, a script will give your team the arc and visual references of the story.
- For Kamasi, creating music is centered around construction. When making films, his process shifts more to deconstruction, pulling things apart.
- Silence is a very powerful sound, a tool you can use to pull your audience into a moment of focus, contemplation, or to emphasize an intense beat.
- Telling your story and creating your art generates empathy and understanding; “it’s hard to hate something you understand, it’s definitely hard to hate something that you love.”