Archive for January, 2018

My First Attempt to Vlog Using a Green Screen Technique

January 25, 2018

It has taken a while and I am still not confident about using the HitFilm software, excellent as it may be. However, I have succeeded in getting a VLog up on You Tube that makes use of the Green Screen technique….

I recorded the blog sitting in an easy chair in my little studio. The room is too small to take a proper Green Screen, but I managed to make do in a Heath-Robinsonesque sort of way. I’m afraid the content is not brilliantly inspiring but, at last, I managed to turn my solid wall background into an open window looking out onto some rather old-fashioned buildings on a street in Paris.

I hope to explore more virtual scenes in the future. The downside of doing the Vlog in this fashion is that I cannot play the piano. I attempt to explain what the problem is, within the Vlog. And I talk about my spectacles and the fact that I possess a high-domed forehead! I bet you just can’t wait – lol…

Fyrm’s first use of the Green Screen technique in a You Tube Vlog

Speak to you later my dear blogophiles/Vlogophiles !!



New Vlog on You Tube

January 21, 2018


I have just started a new Vlog on You Tube in the name of Fyrm Fouroux (aka John Lewis Smith)…


New song up on Bandcamp today!

January 18, 2018

Hello! I have just put my new song ‘The Cleaner and the Teacher’ up on Bandcamp

This song should be regarded as an imaginary story about a (divorced) woman who has taken in a French teacher as a lodger. She also happens to work as a cleaner at the school where he teaches. Eventually, one things leads to another and they embark on a secret love affair. So, you might want to think of the song as a piece of fiction, rather like a story in a novel. This is my first new original song for 2018!

I have talked about how I made the song on my website…
I do the acoustic version at my live shows in Second Life but I made an orchestrated arrangement for Bandcamp  using one of my studio DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation). Hope you enjoy it. Bye for now, my dear blogophiles.