There’s A Time….There’s A Word

Time And A Word was the title track from Yes’s 2nd album which was released in the summer of 1970. This track is one of my very favorite early Yes tracks.

This is another video that I started a long time ago and am only now getting around to finishing. This was one of those videos that went through several major edits. The first image I collected when I’d originally started work on the video was William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s The Wave (1896), which I wanted to build the video around. I wanted to try and make the first part of the video match the first part of the song, few effects and limited color….then push the effects and color to try and match the glorious chorus sequences. The result just didn’t ever work out….the two styles just clashed and even though I tried some things to pull them together (mainly street traffic with and without effects), the result was always jarring and unpleasant.

The other main frustration was trying to reduce the blocky artifacting that kept nagging this video….still can’t figure out why some videos look absolutely horrible unless you watch them in 1080p?! This is probably the worst video I’ve done in that regards….I don’t know why (but it must have something to do with the specific effects and rendering processes I used), but trust me….this video looks pretty godawful unless you watch it at highest resolution….and then parts of it look pretty beautiful!

In the end, I pulled several pretty cool effects out and worked a few new ones mostly to The Wave….so yeah, you get lots of slight variations on that image….but as per my usual style, not too much more than normal. đŸ˜‰

Anyway….as usual, I hope you enjoy the effort!

SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who’s art contributed to this new art….THANK YOU!!!!!

[Lyrics]
In the morning when you rise,
Do you open up your eyes, see what I see?
Do you see the same things ev’ry day?
Do you think of a way to start the day
Getting things in proportion?
Spread the news and help the world go ’round.
Have you heard of a time that will help us get it together again?
Have you heard of the word that will stop us going wrong?
Well, the time is near and the word you’ll hear
When you get things in perspective.
Spread the news and help the word go round.

There’s a time and the time is now and it’s right for me,
It’s right for me, and the time is now.
There’s a word and the word is love and it’s right for me,
It’s right for me, and the word is love.

Have you heard of a time that will help get it together again?
Have you heard of the word that will stop us going wrong?
Well, the time is near and the word you’ll hear
When you get things in perspective.
Spread the news and help the word go round.

There’s a time and the time is now and it’s right for me,
It’s right for me, and the time is now.
There’s a word and the word is love and it’s right for me,
It’s right for me, and the word is love.
There’s a time and the time is now and it’s right for me,
It’s right for me, and the time is now.
There’s a word and the word is love and it’s right for me,

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4 comments on “There’s A Time….There’s A Word

  1. Your video is absolutely beautiful and it expresses perfectly the theme and mood of this lovely song. I’m going to see Yes Thursday night and will be posting my reflections shortly thereafter on my blog – I hope you’ll stop by.
    Keep up the amazing work! đŸ™‚

  2. Let’s put it this way – I darn near had an out of body experience during Starship Troopers. And Close to the Edge. And Roundabout. And…you get the picture. It was freakin’ amazing! I’ll be posting a review later today.

  3. Pingback: Congratulations to MetalGuruMessiah: 200 Awesome Videos! | My Wild Surmise

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