Timothy's Blog

A personal blog by Timothy Grindall

Neo-Classical Piece Inspired by Vivaldi

May 10th, 2019 by

So I was trying to come up with a piece for my recent film, The Super Rocket and was inspired by Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and wrote this song:

I’m pretty sure this song uses only my own material in the first part and something note for note what Vivaldi wrote as the second part (8 + 8 measures). I listened to all of “Four Seasons” to see if I could spot what had inspired me so I don’t think the first half is copied subconsciously (which is something that happens). Tell me if you think you can spot it.

Also, I’ve categorized this piece as “Neo Classical” but that’s just a word of my own making and may not be the best descriptor.

By the way, if you haven’t seen The Super Rocket (produced by my Family, some friends, and I) you can watch it below. And feel free to share with as many people as possible! Also, you can leave a comment on YouTube to tell me what you think!

I’m currently working on a new project which is a about a programmer who wants to become a computer hacker. Hopefully this one turns out. You can pray that God would give me wisdom in writing this screenplay and that it would turn into something that would please Him.

The Super Rocket

December 2nd, 2018 by

So I was thinking of things to blog and realized I hadn’t done a post on The Super Rocket for a while. So, here we go: We’ve wrapped shooting on The Super Rocket. If you don’t know what The Super Rocket is, it’s a film I’ve been making with my family and a couple friends. The basic thrust of the story is that two brothers build rockets together and have a falling out over a “Super Rocket”. This is a project I’ve been working on for awhile and I’m pretty proud of how it’s turned out. That being said there were some bloopers, but the actors (Matthew and Daniel Blanchet) we’re great actors and I couldn’t have asked for better.

I’m currently working on writing music for the film and I find this is a little daunting I don’t really have another way of getting music as my budget pretty much only covers my phone bill and website fees. Still, I’ve written music before and I feel I can do a good job. I also found a good course on Udemy for “music composition” and feel I am in good hands. So I don’t know when I’ll have the finished film but I expect it to be done some time early next year when I will upload it to Youtube. I may even have a showing for it at the church but I have not arranged that yet. Just an idea.

Meanwhile, I am doing very well and I can attribute that to my Lord and Savior and some help from some supplements I’ve been taking.

Here are some still from the film (Yes these are the best ones)!

Also, I have a film in the works for my next project, so check back here for updates soon!