The project was to produce a promotional music video that blended a variety of different arts disciplines to create an interesting and visually stimulating piece with elements of dance, videography, custom effects coding and traditional paintings to accompany the music.
This experiment takes in webcam image and turns it into a 3D mesh (see my Selfie Sunday 001 tutorial for a full video guide on achieving this). Everything is automated via the “loudness” value from the audio input system. The Frame Buffer Glitching stores the last 40 frames of webcam, and only plays them back when the loudness reaches a threshold.
Video is from a performance by Rodrigo Constanzo using snare/percussion/objects, The Party Van, and DMX lights filmed by Angela Guyton at Bacon Jam Collective on 9 December 2015.In the performance The Party Van and the DMX lights are being controlled by a Max patch which moves through different interaction/behavior types (ranging from one-to-one onset=color mapping, to more complex interactions based on automatic recording/playback). In addition to the defined interaction/behavior types there is a body of prerecorded light patterns (flashes, blips, and heart rate throbs) that were recorded by Angela using a separate Max patch which selects a grid of pixels from a larger image and uses that as the pool of available colors in a kind of color granular synth.
SmileForLive is a small device that makes tonal glitchy music out of know parameters.
Petri is a sample player that generates its own sequences and selects up to eight random samples from a folder of your choosing.