My movies are very music-driven.
If you're a bride of mine, you've gone through the rigors of having to create a song list from which the foundation of your wedding movie will be laid. If you're not a client of mine, you might get a sense of the importance of music in my movies just by watching them.
So it's no surprise that sometimes my "editor's block" centers around the fact that I can't find that perfect song to create the mood I'm looking for in a particular segment. In fact, I try my best to find (musical) inspiration wherever it finds me. That means trying really really hard to remember a band name, a song title, or a lyric or two that I can later Google from my desktop. But my memory has never been great when it comes to that sort of thing so thankfully those days are over!
Have you tried the Shazam App from your friendly neighborhood iTunes App Store? Goodness gracious. It's awesome.
Imagine: You're a wedding videographer. You're in an elevator and you hear a killer tune that would be perfect for a dramatic Super 8mm segment of the movie you're currently working on. You bust out your iPhone. Touch the Shazam App icon. Shazaam listens to the song you're no longer trying to memorize the lyrics of, searches its database for what song you're hearing, and reports back to you the title, artist, album, and even allows you to order the song from iTunes.
If you've ever found yourself in a situation where you heard a cool song and wanted to know who it was by, but couldn't, give Shazam a quickie (FREE!) download.