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Image Relaxation Video With Song “May it be” From Enya By edthewizard

May it be – Enya

Introduction

This simple image relaxation video by edthewizard is 4 minutes 16 seconds long and focuses on a single theme of fantasy type nature scenes. It uses still images of nature scenes in combination with relaxing music from Enya. It has millions of views and thousands of likes.

Video Components

Theme

The theme of the video is nicely focused on fantasy type nature scenes and is good for concentration and relaxation.

Scenes

There are a number of scenes used in this simple relaxation video which are nature scenes with a fantasy type look about them. The scenes are lovely and I especially like the last but one scene with the red sky.

Audio

The audio used in this relaxation video is just music which if from Enya called “May it be” and is in their usual relaxing style. There is some sound distortion on the recording but this is just a technical issue and could easily be rectified by re-recording and uploading again.

Images

The scenes displayed include images of planets, moons, earth, stars, sunsets, suns, skies, clouds, mists, coastline, oceans, islands, beaches, rivers, water, hills, mountains, fields, grass, trees, flowers and birds. The words of the song are also displayed with the images which is a little distracting.

The image sizes used for this image relaxation video are all uniform. However, the image size does not fill the screen completely and distracting black bars are visible. Each of the images are displayed for a reasonable length of time, around 10 seconds each.

Transitions

The transition times between images are reasonably slow to help maintain a relaxed state. However, the transition types between images are too varied and distracting and break concentration which is not good for relaxation.

Special Techniques

There are no special techniques used in this relaxation video.

Image Relaxation Video With Song “May it be” From Enya By edthewizard

Conclusion

The concept of this relaxation video, combining fantasy images with Enya music is excellent and is the main reason I classified it as a best video.

The music and singing from Enya is great! I love most of their music tracks. This combined with some great images has resulted in millions of views and thousands of likes for the video. However, the implementation needs improving in several areas: remove the sound distortion; stick with a single type of slow cross-fade transition and increase the image display time a bit – this will probably require fewer scenes to be used; ensure the images fill the screen completely; and eliminate the display of the song wording from the screen.

It if improvements in implementation were made, for me this would be an excellent relaxation video and ambient background video. I could listen to Enya all day.