I-talent Round 9: Ethereal: Original song, Music video, Making of, photography...

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Ethereal is inspired in all things clear. Sometimes when you you are in lucid dream I feel that my feet can float, that I'm like air, foam, sparkling dewdrops, ethereal.

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Light as a feather

And when I feel I'm drowning in darkness I try to remember the light in myself. And I remember I know a way to rise

we grow wings out of our abyssal fins to take flight and feel ethereal.

Watch and listen the music video while you keep on reading

This is my entry for ITALENT ROUND 9 where I have participated several times before. It's a multidisciplinary art contest powered by: @gtg and @curie
Thanks in advance to all all iTalent Judges:
@ivan.atman | @antminer | @megy.fine.arts | @olegw | @bil.prag

Do you ever dream you fly? What is Lucid dreaming?

I have quite a lot of sleep disorders, some like sleep paralysis are frightening. False awakenings are confusing... But then there is lucid dreaming those dreams where you are aware you are the *dreamer" and you have control of how the dream unfolds before you. As I had a history with night horrors, nightmares, and sleep paralysis I learned almost naturally how to do this. I even use it to practise music... but of course mostly to travel, fly, and shape a world of my own. So I learned to "dream" without fear. Of course sometimes I still lose control of them and I go back to terrifying nightmares, but for me being able to "shape my dreams" to create stories and living them, being the c

Like transparent waters and clear lucid reams
Sweet wonders unfolding, I'm conscious
I take flight... my soul feels unclouded

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A whole world in my hands... a world I shape, my own enclosed Universe.... my Dreams

Making of the videoclip: Feathers, glitter, fabric

Again it was the result of @hedac and I teamwork... And lots and lots of glitter. A combination of indoors and ourdoors locations and lots of diy and practical effects. It started out selecting the right feathers...
And lots of time floating on freezing ponds, walking barefoot in the forest, and fighting with the wind machines! :)

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Ethereal yidneth making of - by Priscilla Hernandez (yidneth.com).jpg

Making of the dress and overall look

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I made my own dress. I used white coloured fabrics. The skirt was made with a handkerchief patterns, several squares or organza fabric layered. The bodice was a work of patience though, cutting shapes and using a hot glue gun.. at the end it felt more like an "armour" very rigid... and sparkly All is very glittery in this video.
I completed my look using a light gray wig and doing a very sparkly make up with rhinestones and transparent droplets glued to my skin like dew.
I also made a heavy white cloak with the help of my friend Cristina.

For some additional dancing sequece I was gifted a pair of Silk chiffon Isis Wings that seemed to fly around me courtesy of "Dancing Wings" which one one of the elements that was not self-made

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Isis Wings in silk chiffon courtesy of Dancing Wings

Another part of the costume (especially at the end where the videoclip moves to water to air and stars) is the fairy wings. Though I made the design of these fairy wings and drew the pattern it was done custom-made for me by a company called "Enchanted Costumes" who gently endorsed them for my concerts and shows. So those white wings are the ones I usually use on stage and also appeared at the end of the video. This is a promotional shoot wearing the wings and fabrics, it represents the last third of the music video when we have already "taken flight"


Above me on stage with the custom made wings I designed. Below, promotional shoot for Ethereal wearing them

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We filmed both indoors and outdoors.

We needed to float on water so we scouted for locations in Nature and found some lovely ponds in Catalonia. I remember my friend Wui (who also helped me with make up that day) and I ended up swimming back through ponds under the light of the full Moon because we wouldn't venture to hike back the edges in darkness. So the atmosphere in the video of floating under the Moon was very real
We also filmed in the forest of Orgi (Navarre) additional scenes wearing the hood

For the indoors we used a green screen and black background. Lots of glitter, crystals, cobweb and a wind machine... And believe me wind machies love to tangle floating fabrics... :) The number of bloopers and funny takes was insane. Luckily enough many takes were ethereal Enough. We used blue lights to provide ambience to the scenes. It also enhanced enhanced the iridescent make ups.


Easter Egg I had not previously shared (In memory)

By the time I released this video two of my rats (aka. "fufunchis") Tuula and Ritva had said their good byes. The final third of the video is very "AIR". In fact there is a transition of elements from water to air. We included nebulae among the stars... and here is the Easter Egg, at some points those nebulae were generated by using pictures of Tuula and Ritva blurred, of course they are part of the "Heavens" now and still and forever part of the Universe I've lived in. You may require to watch several times to spot them... but if you do, let me know in comments.


Above: Ritva and Tuula make a guest appearance as Easter Egg. Taika was still living so she didn't.

Lyrics / Poem

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Pure and serene...
Like dew on a cobweb of delicate silk
and sheer threads of silver
are the weft of the fabric of dreams
gauzy and fragile (gauzy and fragile)
like thin ice (thin ice)
oh floating dust (oh floating dust)
in open skies (in open skies)
I feel... hyaline
Like transparent waters
(They tenderly held me...)
and mother of pearl
(with gentle sway...)
those moon like pale opals
(all covered...)
I feel...
(...with moonbeams while drifting)
while drifting
Our trails of afterglow
pulse like shimmering stardust
and the patterns that they draw
lead the way out of darkness
We grow wings from abyssal fins
to take flight and feel
Like transparent waters
(Sweet wonders unfolding)
and clear lucid dreams
(I'm conscious)
Iridescent and pale
insect wings
(to take flight)
My soul feels
We get ready now
for life under the light
(Sweet wonder...)
I feel
We get ready now
for life under the light
(I'm conscious...)
I feel...
we get ready now
for life under the light
(to take flight
light as a feather)
I feel
Don't you feel ethereal?
Don't you feel ethereal?
Pure and serene
My essence...

This song will be included in my third album Fear no more so feel free to support us by purchasing the song from Bandcamp:

Song Credits:

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Gauzy and Fragile like thin Ice

Music and lyrics and arrangements: Priscilla Hernandez
Priscilla Hernandez: composition, vocals, synth, keyboard, piano, flute, kantele
Héctor Corcín: Percussion, Oscar Tribalthunder, additional electronic arrangements
Armen Vartanyan: violín

Note. I have shared many things about the making of I had not shared before, and I want to take the chance to dedicate this post to @alexpmorris I know you love this song and suggest to make these series of posts about how we make the videos of our songs. Stay tuned cos a brand new video is about to be launched. Thanks always for the encouragement.

Priscilla Hernandez
singer-songwriter & illustrator

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Woooooowwww Pris.
So beautiful.
I know I / we say you're magical often but really, you are so magical, its just incredible.
You have so much amazing talent, how can all that come out of one being?
Mind blowing.
Lucid dreams and sleep paralysis, when I used to sleep enough to dream I experienced both of these. The sleep paralysis is not missed! But the lucid dreaming, I have had some really fun times with that.
Thank you for sharing another complete masterpiece with us ♡♡♡♡♡


Aww that was so sweet Amy, thanks for the lovely feedback, forvme it means a lot and it is what mostly keeps me trying my best. Yes lucid dreaming is fun, sleep paralysis not quite. Petra @zen-art made a lovely article about lucid dreaming a while back. This is my song about them. Hope you fly in your dreams and go wherever you want.


awww, thanks for the shoutout and the dedication, just keep on being awesome! 😊


You are welcome, this is the fourth or fifth post of these series, hmm now that I think of it I should add a list at the end as "Making of" series, but I remember you telling me especifically it would be a good idea and with ethereal precisely :).
thanks always for the encouragement (and the patience).


... and thank for sharing your thoughts, the meticulous planning, and the fine detail involved in the "making of Ethereal"!

Perhaps you can also clarify for me what's going on in this scene near the end of the video... 😁


awwww YOU MADE IT, you solved the riddle
You have earned like a trillion points now Alex :)
there they are with me
I should send you rodentbits I kind of need to learn to create them, I may try send you a few later hahaha ahahahhaa


I'll msg you how to send them! 😁

Hi pris. That was really good. The video goes very well with the song and truly magical. It must have taken a lot of work to get all of this together.


Thank you we love making videos, plotting them. Just finished one that should go live sometime next week

This is AMAZING, Pris. You bring me into another world with your music and your art. The video is enchanting, the song something that speaks to my soul. 💖


I am so very glad it touches your soul. I kind of guessed you would understand it. Hugs
I must go to sleep but catvhing up with you tomorrow ♥️🌱

It's a beautiful work, everything you did for the video is extraordinary, very creative and very magical. really surprising.


Aww thanks very much for the lovely encouraging words. Humble resources but lits of love, I try my best.

Wow, ethereal is just the right word for this. Mystical too. The music, the imagery... You wear your feathers well. Thanks for your touch of angelic inspiration.


Thanks very much, Ikept the video like in nightvtime because i wanted it to feel like half sleeping feeling. Thanks for the listen and lovely words

I've said it before and i'll say it again, your voice has such a haunting quality to it, you give me goose bumps at times. The artwork/graphics are always awesome, the combination between music and graphics... I don't have the words to properly describe them, all i have is awesome!


Aww that is so sweet, thanks for the gentle and kind encouragement, I do try my best... finishing the edit of a new video that is coming the following days, brand new, right out of the oven, more fitting with the season. :)

Photography is amazing.. I'm very impressed with the video ! and of course the moozik :D ! It's so dreamy but moody at the same time ...also.. I missed Ritva. ... I've been trying to spot her.. but .. its hard ... leaves defeated


Awww at 4:55 you can see blurred Ritva clearly in one side (Tuula too) it looks clearer on my version cos it has more resolution. I will send you a clear screenshot. And I thank you watched the video, it was a lot of floating in cold water, and I made my dress which I'm proud of.

It is fascinating to see how this was all put together, Yidneth! =) I had already listened to this several times on Youtube before.

And I had to go looking for the ratties in the sky, of course! I'm not sure but I think I found one? At 04:19, here:

<3 <3 <3

Really, really beautiful... The sentiment, the effects, the music, you yourself...!

EDIT: Forgot to add, I tried to lucid dream for a long time but eventually gave up... There was only one time where I almost succeeded but I woke up because I got too excited when I realised ;P


There are several spots where they are but you can best clearly see them if you see the pic in full res here @alexpmorris actually found it :) and posted the right frame


And thanks for your lovely feedback, taking he chance to properly say thanks... Well I have sleep disorders like slee paralysis so lucid dreaming was developed by instinct as protection.

Beautiful! I am very amazed at the amount of work, time and effort you can put into your posts. And humbled by it! Good, good...


Thank you I do try my best, if you like "fantasy" and "Nature" I hope you find most of them worth. Thanks for the gentle encouragement.

So magical, so trippy! I didn't find your mousey friends, but I do tend to click off when listening, now I am going to listen around again!

Are you uploading work from your entire career or are you just this prolific?


Check replies :) one person already spotted them and posted a frame :)
Well this one has a few years but I'm editing a new video RIGHT NOW that will release these days... I never stop :) so feed is a combination of older and new things

You know i love your stuff and I always love your videos :)




Haha I think I saw you hovering above me this weekend. Seriously. Lots of tight hugs. Been a bit off grid healing.

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Thank you 🌱

This is a magical fantasy songs

Perfection. ♥♥♥


Aww thank you Serena, love you tons

So beautiful.


Thanks for the compliment

Beautiful song and magical video! Love it!
Lucid dreams... amazing You experience that! I had the same problems in the past - with sleep paralysis, when I couldn't move, fully aware of somebody's presence in the room... I was scared to death before I started to read about it and got knowledge how to control it... it is not easy to stop fighting with this state but when I learned how to get relaxed and just let myself flow with this - I had my first lucid dreams, the dreams about flying was the first ones... later on I was exploring the world trying to catch all the details I could. For example, I could watch on the leaf so close that I saw its cellar... it is hard to describe but it was magical experience. It is long subject and many different things to write about, maybe some day I will decide to make a post about it.
In later times, when I was older, I used some magical plants to get into this state, the plant was called Calea zacatechichi - it was fully legal some years ago but after some time, they put it to the "black list" and it is not legal to have it now in Poland... but the true is, I got 100% of success when using the plant, I was living in my lucid dreamy world many times. I like to say, that this plant have opened some doors in my mind, or maybe soul, and after few times I didn't really need the plant to release the dreamy state and leave my body.
Thanks for sharing the music and You experiences with Lucid dreams. Great to see some other people who enter this magical world.

Love the lyrics Pris. 💌💖

I'm in PYPT now... so can't listen go the song YET! ;) BUT ... the pictures are absolutely magical and i love that you do so much of your own design and artistry.... amazing :)


:) thanks, I was really proud of the dress I made even if I'm the worst seamstress in the world, but all I remember is that there was a lot of glitter, and there was glitter for months and months... I hope you like the video... I literally floated for hours to film it in the coldest ponds, humble resources but lots of work.


oh just beautiful! and i'm sorry that you were in the cold pond!!!! i heard you coughing today :( hope you feel better!

(and the glitter - for months - hehehehehe so fun! but so annoying too hehehe)


well cold ponds are my thing... I don't think I caught the cold there, sadly I think I got it in the bus or in the cafeteria hahaha with air conditionings... I find cold waters invigorating but for filming this yes I was for a long time. The cold I have now is because I have been particularly weak and even if my partner shed it in two days been several weeks and still with it... off to buy oranges again ahahha :)

Here a recent private pool I went in


oh my gosh - that is gorgeous! i can't get over the cold ponds hehehehe i don't like the cold .... (making me shiver just thinking about it)


It takes a while to get in but once you are in beauty overwhelms you. Last Saturday I was in Ara River and that was absolutely freezing but rewarding. Nature inspires me so much and I love swimming.
Pic of my bathing place last weekend

amaizing, you voice, you music,... you so beautiful


Aww thanks so much for the compliment ♥️♥️♥️🌱♥️♥️

Another beautiful expression of your art & talent! Good luck in the contest 💚💚💚 i might be quite biased but you have a great chance at winning i think!💜 Hugs 💜


Well I have been second twice and they say third is the lucky number but i am grateful enough the challenge encourages me to put these posts together as excuse and enjoy so many talents from others too. Thanks for the kind wishes.

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