Footprints, Hallelujah


I’ve been “making videos” pretty much since I discovered how to do it over 10 years ago.

“Footprints, Hallelujah” is one of the first I ever made and spent hours editing. I was so pleased with the result and discovered I’d found a new hobby. What I didn’t realise is that I would lose days on end to this new hobby…

A bit of background on the inspiration for the video as I think that gives a greater sense of appreciation of “art” – I really should stop doing the quotes thing, I’m even doing it with my hands. At the time one of my most listened to songs was Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright. I didn’t really like it at first but it really grew on me. I can’t remember why I decided to make the video but when I did I wanted to marry it up with my favourite poem Footprints.

So, I thought how can I get the words on screen as well, bearing in mind this was long before all the lyric videos we see on YouTube today. Then it came to me – Star Wars! I hate Star Wars but I always liked the intro…in a galaxy far, far away or something. It then took me a long time to find a clip of video to use for the piano – I was still quite new to googling and borrowing other peoples stuff and it took even longer to put all the words and music together. I’m pretty sure I was late for work the next day…

These days I am lucky in the fact that I actually get to create videos as part of my job!

I’m really proud of the finished article. I wouldn’t say I’m really religious or anything but I believe in something and I believe in all the words in the video and from the song. So, I hope you like it and please comment letting me know what you think. If you can’t do listening and reading at the same time don’t watch. Some might interpret that as if you are a man don’t watch but I’m a man and I can multitask so there is hope! Here it is….Hallelujah Footprints, Hallelujah. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

12 thoughts on “Footprints, Hallelujah

  1. I love Star Wars. Such an iconic film. Ok, now the originals seem a bit lame compared to what comes out now, but it was sooooo cooool when it first came out. I had to keep watching episodes 1 – 3 again and again until I stopped falling asleep in them. Finally got to see them all right through this year.
    Anyway great editing and that song is perfect with your poem.


  2. Something else we have in common it seems.

    I love Footprints.

    Alexandra Bignose Burke (appropriate last name for her) ruined the song for me though and now I simply do not like it.

    Star Wars…I also don’t like it, except the opening credits! Another BOOM on that front! What’s going on Steve? Cheesecake, New York, Footprints, The Magic Faraway Tree…next you’ll be telling me you like sniffing dirty knickers too! Oooops. 😉

    Nicely done no the video front – I saw a video once of a bride air guitaring on her knees to I Believe In A Thing Called Love by The Darkness…that was cool!

    Mrs ASU


    1. It’s all a bit freaky lol. If you tell me now that you are currently drinking pinot grigio, blogging and listening to Natalie Imbruglia then I will just have to piss myself.


      1. You’re safe, no need to piss yourself.

        I’m drinking a glass of milk (I know, so rock n roll), eating a flake and I’m about to go to bed (it is midnight here!).

        Go on – tell me your fave chocolate is either: Toffee Crisps, Flake or Cadburys Fruit and Nut or the chain will be forever broken and I will sob.


      2. I do like toffee crisps and I’ve not had one in ages and I want one now. Althought they are not he same since they made them flat – they use to be bumpy yeah, all crispy and stuff? Anyway that IS one of my faves along with Bounty, Wispa and Aero mm mmm mmmm


      3. I was going to write Wispa and Aero (mint ones only) but favourite implies one and I’d already written too many, but that’s the problem with being Libran you see – indecisive…sometimes.

        CARAMAC??!!!! Do you like Caramacs?!

        Milkybars can bugger off – I don’t like white chocolate but Caramacs aren’t white.


      4. Yeah I like Caramacs – they are their own type of chocolate kinda like Gold Bar biscuits – do you get them, I like them but they make you feel sick after a few pieces. Now Caramels are good too but the rabbit on the advert was a bit of a slut was she not ?


      5. Yes – Caramac was sickly. Rarely ate the caramels…yeah, she was a right slapper. Reckon Ann Summers got a few ideas from that character!

        Sleep time for me! Enjoy your Pinot Grigio!



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