Max Update

As a follow-on from the previous post here is a video clip demonstrating the audio response to the movie clip and live camera feed. Note the change in pitch when light an

Mandelbulb test animation – update

As a follow-up to the previous post, here’s a link to a low resolution animation test on my Vimeo channel:

Mandelbulb 3D test render. from Marion Tregartha on Vimeo.

I am planning on doing a series of animations using Baroque organ music as the background, more news to follow.

Litanies

I am currently working on a collaborative piece based upon the French composer and organist Jehan Alain’s seminal piece – Litanies.

I first heard this piece in 2013 during a tour with Simon Brett and a choir at Exeter Cathedral, UK. I have heard it a few times since then and have subsequently felt inspired to work on an animation based upon this  piece.

The piece, composed in 1939 in the atonal style, is influenced on a train journey and later dedicated to one of  Alain’s sisters who died tragically in a climbing accident not soon after the piece was created.

The self-similar repetition of the musical phrases lends itself to the reiteration of a visual fractal, hence my interest and keenness to work with this piece.

Simon Brett played Litanies as the finale to his organ recital at Dunblane Cathedral in July 2015 – the recording  of this is the audio soundtrack to my project. My thanks to Simon and everyone up there for this.

I have been working Mandelbulber and have tonight found some amazing images:

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Experimental Fractal Animation…

Altered Books – Digital Interventions

The ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Altered Books Digital Interventions exhibition is now online! This exhibition includes a couple of images from my Jabberwocky series

http://altered-books.siggraph.org/wp/

The images will also be included in a showreel at the 2015 SIGGRAPH conference this August at the LA Conference Center, USA.

And has thou slain the Jabberwock?
And has thou slain the Jabberwock?

Intial Jabberwocky images

Here’s the stills for the Jabberwocky

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gniklat – That’s talking backwards…

I’m in the throes of learning the Jabberwocky’s words backwards. As Alice read the book by looking at its reflection in the mirror, I am trying to get the same audio effect by reciting the poem backwards, then reversing it. I remember a similar technique done through David Lynch’s Twin Peaks character The Man From Another Place. 

Computer Says No

Computer Says No from Marion Tregartha on Vimeo.

MandelBulb

MandelBulb

Start frame of Mandelbulb sequence I am currently working on, generated by subblue’s Quartz Composer Mandelbulb plugin. I’m capturing stills of a rotation of the set on the x-axis, then repeating the process, while increasing the Power parameter. The resulting image sequences will then be converted into compound clips in Final Cut Pro X, then layered. Let’s see what happens – if it works I’ll post it up on Vimeo.