Having a look at sync~ but I have just realised that the imovie has no audio! doh
I thought this one was going to be simple but is proving a headache.
for anybody reading, this is the challenge. (simplified)
I want to trigger four videos (with audio) of different lengths. the lengths are related musically i.e video 1 is 8 beats video 2 is 9 beats and so on
they will all loop but be sequenced from the same tempo base. polyrhythmic video if you like.
A four track step-time sequencer that allows each track to be a different length and can loop indefinitely could use single note on for the triggering of each video. this is where I am stuck!
I could maybe generate this behavior using logic audio and a VJ app like Grid pro, leave the audio in Logic and trigger the video via MIDI. No doubt I could capture the result and show that , but I really want this to run in real time so that we can all hear (and see) what the generative permutations sound like after a few hours. The nature of the polyrhythms means that there is no repeat point in the music for hours and hours.
If I get to exhibit this I will credit all who helped! Looks like I am looking for a sci/art collaboration contact me off list if you are interested, I am in London.
Thanks for reading.