Here’s an experiment in Max/MSP/Jitter using the Chromakey and Kaleidoscope presets. There is also audio that responds to the RGB values of both the live camera and the fractal animation (not recorded on this example). Below is a screenshot of the Max patch.
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:
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 Peakscharacter The Man From Another Place.
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.
This is my new web domain – Apple ditched their web hosting last year, so I’ve upped sticks and arrived here on WordPress. This site is also born out of me learning WordPress for two courses I teach on: BA (H0ns) Design and BA (Hons) English Language & Literary Studies, both at the University Centre at Blackburn College, UK. There’s quit a bit of old stuff on here – it’s what I have to hand, but I’ll be posting new material up shortly – animation, interactive and written…