Posts Tagged ‘Video Art’

Signal Culture Residency: Day 3

October 22, 2017

Up early, coffee and scrambled eggs!

Downloaded video from last night, not so good, reshoot. A little discouraging, the good news is that the sketches are working well, the bad news is the quality of the recordings. I’ve narrowed it down to the HDMI > video converter, will look into an upgrade when I get home.

Spent the morning on administrivia including email, messages, updating my blog, etc.

Quote of the day –

“Video artists showed up at ETC. Nam June came up quite often; he would stay with Sherry and me. Woody and Steina Vasulka would come up from New York, and Walter Wright was sort of an artist in residence for a long time.”
~ Ralph Hocking in Binghamton Babylon: Voices From The Cinema Department 1967-1977

After lunch, more Projektor sketches, a series using images from a print by Jan Johnson –

– 170621b that explores crossfades, images the mills in Lowell MA
– 170708a uses images from Jan’s print, explores motion, crossfade and flicker
– 170725a uses images from Jan’s print, Brakhage-like
– 170809a uses images from Jan’s print, explores duration and fade
– 170820a uses images from Jan’s print, explores keying
– 170914a a portrait of Ben Hersey!

I started with the Lowell mills crossfade sketch yesterday but was unable to get a good recording. My first attempt at crossfading, written as a test for ideas that I wanted to use with the images from Jan’s print.

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The first of four sketches using images from Jan’s print. I’m attempting to animate the images in a manner analogous to the printing process. Animation implies movement, and the printing process implies layering. And I added a flicker, see the video. Tweaking the code, timing, etc.

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I have alway admired Stan Brakhage’s hand-painted films. This next sketch is Brakhage-like. I’m using b&w images, posterized using only 2 levels. I copy the images to the a buffer using random positioning, offset +or- 50 pixels in horizontal and vertical, adding color as a tint, and modifying the buffer using a couple of blend effects LIGHTEST and EXCLUSION. Kept the flicker 8^)))

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Up to this point I’ve used framerate to control speed. This doesn’t allow for an image to fade, it remains on-screen until the next refresh. Setting duration or the number of frames until the next image is drawn, allows fades. Processing is ‘picky’ about fading, this being yet another example …

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The last, for the moment, of sketches using images from Jan’s prints. Like the Brakhage-like sketch this one uses b&w posterized images and 5 color images – black, blue, red, yellow, white. The color Jan used in her print.


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At 11pm, after a long day, I fire up the rescan monitor and record.

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AVSynth: Geometry recorded June 9, 2017

June 10, 2017

 

AVSynth using Projektor, a Processing sketch, as input, take 2.

Geometry is a b& w Processing sketch using only circles, squares, vertical bars and horizontal lines. On each frame, these simple ‘shapes’ will be drawn randomly, or not. The size and position of the shapes is also random, as are the fade and frame rate. Color and effects are added by the Jones’ MVIP.

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Sound is generated by using PeterB’s SWOOP, FOURSES and SPROTT modules.

Both sound and video are touch-controlled using a Mikrophonie module and PeterB’s Mr GRASSI.

All done in real-time, no edits.

Projektor: Chailey Mansion March, 2017

May 5, 2017

 

Projektor is a Processing sketch, thinking of developing it as module for the AVSynth. Actually, each film will be a separate sketch, played back in real-time.

This video was recorded off my computer screen, not ideal, when the screen goes black you can see my workbench 8^)))

w2 recorded February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

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AVSynth, now in a single 104hp rack, includes – (3) Mikrophonies, (1) Mr GRASSI, (1) SWOOP, (1) FOURSES, (1) SPROTT, a couple of multiples, (1) Jones’ Sync Stripper, (1) Ardcore, (1) Jones’ MVIP.

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The patch is straightforward, a Mikrophonie controls video gain and Bounds in FOURSES oscillator 3, Mr GRASSI controls bounds on SWOOP, bounds on FOURSES, and HP and LP filters on SPROTT, the (4) FOURSES outputs are patched to the (4) SPROTT inputs. Video In is patched to the Jones’ SS and Vertical Drive out to the Ardcore Clock In. Ardcore Trigger Outs are patched to Jones’ MVIP Hue 1 and 2 in, and the DAC outs to BitSwap In and Mode In.

AVSynth Phase 4, recorded directly to my MacBook Pro, audio and video.


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Egregoros recorded January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017

Christos Koulendros – modular synth, audio mix
Walter Wright – AVSynth, video mix

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Something different, rehearsing for a gig at AS220, using the AVSynth, I’m on the left, video from laptop is processed using the AVSynth and output to the monitor, for the gig we will use a projector. My audio is passed to Christos who mixes our sound together and outputs to his powered speakers.

Recorded on my camcorder, off the monitor, quality not so good.

AVSynth mix10, recorded July 27, 2016

August 14, 2016

Experimenting with audio visual composition. Original video divided into (10) 2min clips, this is clip03 ‘overlayed’ on clip02 using Adobe Premiere.

WARNING: Youtube and compression have ‘mushed out’ a lot of detail.

AVSynth mix09, recorded July 27, 2016

August 13, 2016

Experimenting with audio visual composition. Original video divided into (10) 2min clips, this is clip10 ‘overlayed’ on clip01 using Adobe Premiere.

WARNING: Youtube and compression have ‘mushed out’ a lot of detail.

AVSynth mix08, recorded July 27, 2016

August 12, 2016

Experimenting with audio visual composition. Original video divided into (10) 2min clips, this is clip09 ‘overlayed’ on clip01 using Adobe Premiere.

WARNING: Youtube and compression have ‘mushed out’ a lot of detail.

AVSynth mix07, recorded July 27, 2016

August 11, 2016

Experimenting with audio visual composition. Original video divided into (10) 2min clips, this is clip08 ‘overlayed’ on clip01 using Adobe Premiere.

WARNING: Youtube and compression have ‘mushed out’ a lot of detail.

AVSynth mix05, recorded July 27, 2016

August 8, 2016

Experimenting with audio visual composition. Original video divided into (10) 2min clips, this is clip06 ‘overlayed’ on clip01 using Adobe Premiere.

WARNING: Youtube and compression have ‘mushed out’ a lot of detail.