Green Screen – The YouTube

I originally wrote this poem on January 5th, 2022, inspired by so many influencers and social media Tik Tockers, YouTubers  who pretend they are something or somewhere they are not. What is really really real?

I want to give my thanks to Bl!xx (Pablo Badilla, keyboardist) and his arrangement of my original music and for recording my voices and Ariel Soto on drums. A big shout out to JoeyTwoShoes, my mermaid twin for volunteering to do this with me.
Thanks to Dale Innis for a last minute shot of Manhattan on his lunch break:):)
Watch it in HD720 and Full screen..Sing along..I hope it becomes  very “pegajoso”   a sticky.. earworm you find you are humming in the shower:):)  Take 3 minutes out of your lives and enjoy or sing along:)
Likes and Comments on YouTube or here..much appreciated

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44 Responses to Green Screen – The YouTube

  1. Very cool…creative green screening, Karima.

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  2. daleinnis says:

    This is excellent; yet again you’ve put your own unique spin on such a common experience. While also pointing out that we’re all a bit photoshopped, so to speak. 😁 And the humor, and that beat! are excellent.

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  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    Wow! That was sooo awesome, Karima! The visuals are stunning, and I adored the song. Bravo, my dear friend, bravo!! 💚

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  4. Joey says:

    Reblogged this on Joey's Café and commented:
    Once again I had the honor and great pleasure to participate in one of Karima Hoisan’s machinima productions: Green Screen.

    Thank you so much for the fun experience (and the earworm–I’ve been singing the refrain for days now ❤ )

    HUGS, Joey

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    • Thank for the reblog Joey and for being in this from the very first minute… You had the honor of being in one of my first solo flights into musical machinima. I had tried singing before, but using slideshows behind…This was a first for me and so happy you were with me!! HUGS and shake a fin:):)

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  5. Brilliant work. You must have put so much into this. I really enjoyed listening to this and watching the use of animation.

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    • Thank you again David and thank you for your comment on YouTube too! Yes this funny little 3 minute video, took a lot of planning, shooting and much reshooting until it was finally realized. Comments like yours make it all worth it too:) Oh and there is no animation in this video..these are live capture scenes using avatars who are being controlled on their computers, in this case, my avatar who was a mermaid and in all the other scenes with the Green Screen, and Joey, who was at the same time in Germany, controlling hers!! It’s pretty amazing when you think we can do stuff like this…that has predated Zuckerberg’s Meta dream by about 20 years.

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  6. KK says:

    What a divine experience! So beautifully crafted with words, tunes and visuals! Loved the song in its entirety. Well done, Karima 👍💐💖

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  7. You’ve done a beautiful job, Karima! You, and your crew. Very fun to watch, and a catchy tune that will probably stay in my head all day. Thanks!

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  8. Oh,,,,thank you Dawn…as are yours!!

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  9. Ishita Gupta says:

    This is fantastic Karima! Had a lot of fun watching it. Congratulations!❤🤗

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  10. love this Karima! Such a great message and love your lyrics, singing and great visuals.. so appealing. Congrats and i went there too! 💖💖

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  11. johncoyote says:

    The video is very good dear Karima. I am listening to your videos now.

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  12. Navin says:

    I do remember you posted the poem long time back…it sounded like a song to me back then…the beat was built-in…and now watching this amazing Green Screen video is phenomenal…the lines, the voice, the music, the beat, the visuals – the totality of Green Screen on my mind screen is beyond 3D…the depth of your lines & this video is painfully beautiful…with healing effect…there’s fun & humour in what you’ve presented…we, as in humans tend to cover ourselves with this mask…the green screen… it’s quite obvious, this means a lot to you…Green Screen…that’s why you’re able to give life to your lines…brilliant work…your creativity…quite a journey…many congratulations, Karima…keep expressing & shining💫👏✨

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    • Thank you so much my dear Naveen….what a beautiful comment. Yes, you watched this come alive from a poem you called a song, to the song that was a movie. You are right of course, this was an important statement to get out for me, and yes, on a personal level, was very healing… I went in crying…came out smiling:)Thank you for your support through out and for your continual encouragement to let loose my creativity….that you really really really enjoyed it:):) is the frosting on the cake. I am very grateful….🙏

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  13. I got down with it
    and disappeared
    into green 🟩💚😎

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  14. Like with Ray Charles on keyboard
    and Aretha Franklin shaking it 🎤🎹

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  15. I move a bit lumpy 👀
    and my groove 🕺
    a worse for ware,
    but then …
    I don’t really care 😎

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  16. Diana says:

    Wow Karima, I started smiling from the moment I heard the music! 😍🎶🤗. Brilliant and such a catchy song dear. I enjoyed it. I think you should sing often! It’s nice to hear your voice❤️❤️. Stay blessed Habibti 😘🤗😍🙏💜💜💜

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    • Awww habeebity..so glad I could put a smile on your face:):) I was a little unsure about my “singing career” *smiles…but your words encourage me to maybe try again sometime. So glad you enjoyed my film.. I really missed Nat but I think she was egging me on to just do it! “why not?” (her favorite expression) Blessings to you too dear Diana..and much appreciation for watching it. 🙏❤️🤗🦋🌹

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  17. This is amazing, Karima! I really enjoy it.


    David

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  18. jonicaggiano says:

    Wow I love this Karima. What an incredibly catchy tune. How wonderfully fun. I love the words of this piece. It was so lovely and fun to watch. How do you come up with all the beautiful costumes. I love all the clothes and of course I love mermaids. How fun. Everyone did such a great job. Beautiful and thanks so much for sharing. Sending you great big hugs, my love and blessings always sweetie. ❤️🤗🧜‍♀️🧜🏻‍♂️🧜🏽🦋

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    • Awww glad it could help you start off your day with a smile:):) The actual Metaverse that has existed for 20 years before Zuckernerg’s Meta rebranding,Second Life, is a pretty amazing place in all that you see, including costumes is made by its residents..You can’t believe what you can find in costumes, Period Clothing…it’s a veritable gold mine..Big hugs to you sweet friend and much love for you too.. Thank you for always encouraging me to create!!❤️🧜‍♀️🌹🦋

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  19. Hoyt says:

    “You weren’t really really real.” Very true in this case. I love the cinematography, the background music from someone very close to you. And always that alluring voice, but this time in musical form. You should sing more often! Great job!

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  20. swadharma9 says:

    amazingly creative! i love your voice, the song lyrics, the production! it all inspires me delightfully! wow!🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

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