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This simple image relaxation video by TAKEMONEY9 is 9 minutes 56 seconds long and focuses on a theme of natural scenery. It uses still images of nature scenes in combination with relaxing music and running water natural sounds and displays a series of words between images. It has millions of views with thousands of likes and comments.
The theme of the video is focused on nature scenes which is good for concentration and relaxation. However, the scenes of this simple image relaxation video are wide ranging which means there was no specific focus to the nature theme.
There are a number of scenes used in this simple relaxation video which are also varied in nature, from oceans to mountain and desert landscapes, etc. Some of the scenes are lovely and I especially like the desert scene with the blue sky and clouds. This variety could be distracting to concentration and relaxation.
The audio used in this relaxation video is a combination of relaxing music and running water nature sounds. I found the music track to be relaxing but I found the running water sound to be distracting from the relaxing nature of the music. Also, the music ends abruptly at the end of the video.
The scenes of this simple image relaxation video show a wide range of images displayed, which means there was no specific focus to the nature theme. Images included within the scenes are: a whale, rainbows, waterfalls, hills, mountains, trees, an eclipse, a beach and an island, flowers, planet earth, a desert, lightening, skies, clouds, caves, lakes, sunsets, oceans, forests, a deer, the moon and a river.
The image size used for this image relaxation video are all uniform and each image is displayed for a good length of time which is good for relaxation. However, the image size does not fill the screen completely and distracting black bars are visible which is distracting to concentration which is detrimental to relaxation.
The change over between images is abrupt, that is, there does not appear to be any transitions which tends to break concentration and relaxation. The use of slow simple cross fades would have helped to maintain a relaxed state.
Words are displayed between scenes as follows: sail away, freedom, friendship, triumph, success, unity, satisfaction, laughter, wisdom, comfort, mystery, gift, patience, satisfy, pleasure, talent, dream, explore, imagine, wonder, teach, learn, peace. There was also a quote at the end. I am not sure what the intention of these words were but I found them to be disrupting to relaxation, especially as they are displayed on a plain black background. Maybe if the were shown as part of the images they would not be so disruptive. I am also not sure if the words were supposed to be related to the images or the images represent the words.
I think this video is ok as a simple image relaxation video but there areas for improvement such as: using slow simple cross fade transitions between images; ensuring the images fully fill the screen; removing the running water nature sound; and maybe remove the words between the images.
The video would be good as an ambient background video and would be even better with the improvements to the relaxation aspect.
What do you think about the video? Relaxing? Tell me in the comments!