This week I decided to have some fun with one of my synthwave tracks, 1983 by my alter-ego Zac Rivers.

Mostly just to have a little bit of a giggle but also because I love exploring new avenues of content creation.

I am by no means a good filmmaker or editor or actor for that matter but I HAD FUN doing this.

Plus I finally had an excuse to wear some aviators inside in October 😎

The thing that I realised this week was that I have been getting bogged down in a lot of the "boring" stuff; emails, uploads, planning etc. I know this stuff is essential but one of the reasons I pushed myself to pursue a creative career was so that I could have more fun and do whatever the hell I wanted, when I wanted.

I am certainly going to be doing more of these fun little skits because it was a blast and I found myself chuckling happily out loud whilst editing.

Is there anything you could be doing more of to add a little bit more fun to your work?

The Quiet Whisper | Issue 44

🀭 This was fun

🎻 Ambient Cello is yours...

Yet another freebie for you. This week it is one of my favourites, the Ambient Cello. Enjoy.

Free Ambient VST - Ambient Cello by Inventive Instruments
Introducing the β€˜Ambient Cello’ Kontakt Instrument – Immerse yourself in the rich, ethereal soundscapes of this instrument.

πŸ“Ί I’m Watching...

My own videos 🀣 - The first of many Cinemalism tracks has gone live on YouTube to a massive audience of crickets. But as you and I both know, this is a long game and as Mr Beast says, "Your first video is not going to get any views"...phew!

πŸ”₯ Witcher Style Percussion...

I really enjoy explaining writing rhythms in a simple and clear fashion and what better way than through a Witcher-related tutorial!

🌟 Cinematic Hip Hop

I recorded this tutorial a while ago and it had just been sitting on my desktop (external hard drive to be more concise) and I thought I would just share it with the world. I'm quite pleased with it tbh, a little long maybe, but plenty of good stuff in there.

🫢🏻 Sharing is Caring

One of my amazing audience, Paul Bateman shared his ode to cinematic 80s synthwave with me and I thought it had to be shared with all of you. This is a tune, thanks for sharing Paul. I love a bit of synthwave I do!

❝ Quote of the week:

You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we're playing a game. It's a business, it's our job, but I don't think you can do well unless you're having fun. - Derek Jeter


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