Wednesday, February 28, 2007

YouTube: Your Video with my Song

Nice! YouTube Labs 'made arrangements with artists and record labels so that you can add their songs to your YouTube videos'. I wasn't aware of it, but one song i released in ccmixter as Sohaclara is there: noTV. Two strong possibilities: 1- it got an Editorial Pick in ccmixter and 2- the name noTV.
So if you have a video on YouTube, go to AudioSwap page, click 'Try AudioSwap' then you'll choose a video and by clicking 'Replace Audio', you'll be redirected to a page like this:
YouTube's AudioSwap with Sohaclara - noTV song

Go to Genre: Electronica > Artist: Sohaclara > Track: noTV.

If you do change your audio with this song, sent me the link in the comments here.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

a nonlinear rio sampa trip

A Nonlinear Rio Sampa Trip

view it in: youtube, google video.
download: highQuality .avi or iPod .mp4 version.

Filmed on March/09/2006 with my old (and dead) Canon PowerShot A300 digital camera, during a flight from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo. I remember that i had a terrible hangover that day, almost stayed in bed. The song is Drala, from Glen Velez (i'm sure he don't mind that i used it : ).

And i edited it on Feb/13&14/2007 (yesterday and before, at night) with (the crappy) iMovie. Crappy because i realised during this edition that singleTrack editing is too limited. Example, the part that wents black (in 2min) is because i couldnt anchor the clips to the audio. So during the 'audio syncing' on the latter clips, it moved a little the backwards clip to the right, so i got a nice black gap there... terrible! Anyway, i'm trying to install Final Cut Pro here, hope it runs...

iMovie and Mirror EffectI used only the basic effects and transitions, and one that i specially love is the mirror effect. I've seen it many times, but one video that uses it the best (and yes, mine is a kind of homage to this) is the music video of Four Tet - She Moves She (see here or here). Mirror effect works very well for minimal music (i tried using other four tet, steve reich, but i preferred glen velez). Here is a screenshot of iMovie and its mirror effect:

This my first finished attempt to edit video and specially trying to sync it with the music. So i hope that with practice i can get my ideas into reality (and, of course, random beauties are also welcomed).

PS: Another related video i've made is Brasilia 360º (unedited but very nice).

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Nature Shorts

Sometimes i think i should apply to a job at National Geographic...



Tree Storm Fingers


Palm Tree ByeBye


Starfish (Estrela do Mar)

Praying Mantis


Walden Insect

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Terry Riley

It's been almost one month since i'm almost everyday listening to the minimalist Terry Riley.
I advice you specialy: Atlantis Nath (download here) and No Man's Land. Minimalist piano (and sometimes he sings too) with touches of indian music. Amazing stuff!