KIRSTEN'S 50TH VIDEO!

With Kirsten's landmark 50th birthday fast approachin on April 28th 2021, I'm hoping you can help in creating a couple of videos to celebrate this occasion, as we will not be able to have a gathering until we are finally thriugh the current pandemic.

 

It would be fantastic if you were able to contribute to one, or both of them... so here's the plan :

Video 1 - Birthday Messages

Nice and simple! If you would like to send a video message to Kirsty in any style you see fit, this would be wonderful. She'd love to see and hear from you!

Simply film a message on your phone or other video device and send it over to me, and I will create a montage for the big day!

Video 2 - Music Video

I am also attempting to make a fun video to one of her favourite songs, and need your contribution! The track in question is

National Express by Divine Comedy, a jolly and slightly daft ditty by one of her favourite artists. If you are not familiar with the song, you can check it on your streaming service of choice, or via the link below.

The idea is to get family & friends acting out some of the lines from the song... so join in!

Lyrics are futher down, or can be downloaded here :

This can be done in several ways :

The Verses

Lots of options here...

- Dancing along to the track in a fun way! (in time please!!)

- Holding a sign with a line from the song (and dancing along..)

- Lip-sync to one of the lines in the verses.

- Create a 'horn section' (fruit and veg instruments, 'air saxaphone' etc.)

- Acting a line from the song in a literal/non-literal way (make it funny)

The Chorus

This is THE IMPORTANT BIT! The chorus revolved around the

'Ba-ba-ba-da..ba-ba-ba-da'

- Lip sync (better if a bunch of you)

- Hold a sign with 'Ba-ba-ba-da..ba-ba-ba-da' and bop along..be creative!

- Be the horn section again!

- "We're going where the air is free" line - if you can get outside into a place of fresh air, run around, film that! Again, be fun..

Outro

- Lipsync the words "National Express" ! Going to need alot of these (try and do quite close up..

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DO AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS YOU WANT.

THE MAIN THING IS TO BE PART OF IT! LET ME KNOW YOUR INTENTIONS OR IF YOU WANT SOME GUIDANCE ON WHAT IS NEEDED!

Video Guidelines

PLEASE VIDEO IN LANDSCAPE!

NO NEED FOR AUDIO.. I'LL ADD THE TRACK

MP4 OR MOV FORMATS IF POSSIBLE PLEASE!

Sending Videos

Preferably via email at stephen@theupshot.co.uk

or WeTrasfer to stephen@theupshot.co.uk

or to me via

Facebook Messenger

WhatsApp 07951158477

Hopefully, with your help, we can pull this off! If you have any questions, email, text, whatsapp or call!

THANKS Y'ALL!

NATIONAL EXPRESS by The Divine Comedy

Take the National Express when your life's in a mess
It'll make you smile
All human life is here
From the feeble old dear to the screaming child
From the student who knows that to have one of those
Would be suicide
To the family man
Manhandling the pram with paternal pride

And everybody sings
'ba ba ba da’ 'ba ba ba da'
'ba ba ba da’ 'ba ba ba da’
We're going where the air is free

On the National Express there's a jolly hostess
Selling crisps and tea
She'll provide you with drinks and theatrical winks
For a sky-high fee
Mini-skirts were in style when she danced down the aisle
Back in '63 (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
But it's hard to get by when your arse is the size
Of a small country

And everybody sings
'ba ba ba da’ 'ba ba ba da'
'ba ba ba da’ 'ba ba ba da’
We're going where the air is free

Tomorrow belongs to me
When you're sad and feeling blue
With nothing better to do
Don't just sit there feeling stressed
Take a trip on the National Express, the National Express, let's go

National Express… National Express… National Express…