Sunday, August 1, 2010
The program is made with Processing. I included JMCVideo library for reducing the load of my 2008 small MacBook and this library also allows me to control the audio.
The requirement of the audio is to play the sound of one video for 30 secs, introducing a silence break with random duration between 2 sec to 20 sec, then it plays the next video for 30 secs, and so on. This 30 secs of sound makes the audience look for the source video of the sound(zoom in to one video), and while the silence intervenes, the audience loses the focus of the source(zoom out). This method creates a chance of letting the audience switch his/her focus through the videos and being able to make the combination of various videos, so that the connections between videos have the chance to be made. Besides, the channels of the audio are adjusted according to the virtual locations relative to the installation room. With the sound, a virtual surrounding of rooms will be created.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The virtual space is created through CCTV images, sound and doors.
These videos are all the existing facts in the world, this world under the global food security policy. They are the representation of the surreal reality. There is no specific story to be told in each video, every video includes many aspects of the food security at the same time. But the hidden stories might be found, when you look at multiple videos at the same time, and different combination tells different stories in your mind.
The design reflects panopticon architecture and surveillance. Other than panopticon, as the visitor plays the observer in the central tower, he/she observes him/herself observing what he/she observes.
If you are interested about this project, you could download my thesis for more detail technical and theoretical documentation.
Actor(Alphabetical): David Black, Effrosyni Kontogeorgou, Nagehan Kurali, Yaroslav Sheptykin, Berit Slinwinski, Aneta Takhtamysheva, Gauvain Wiemer
Audio Recording: Vinicius Giusti
The process of post production lasted 45 days of almost double-full time working. The standard procedure of these virtual-staged videos are: keying out color, creating shadow, lay in the virtual backgrounds, and final adjustments. The most time consuming part is to create the shadow, meaning tracing the part of actors' bodies that touch the ground, frame by frame.
FYI, the food in the banquet scenario are virtual, the food-dumping scenario is a part of a found footage, so, no food were wasted in this project.
and one of the scenario that is missing here, is the real-time capture image of the visitor looking at him/herself looking at the films.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
(from Left-bottom room and following clockwise: While dinner time, a intruding clown distracts the whole family, meanwhile, his partner steals the food on the table, little by little; A fancy dining party with servant; A left-over collecting factory, the left-over is boxed and relabeled here; A old hospital room, one man is feeding another thin and week man with spoon, beside them, two skinny male bodied lied on the beds, already dried out; A crop storehouse, where a huge amount of crop stock are stored; A indoor farm. The seeds look like marbles and the soil is dried. The farmer cries with anger and grieve; The audience in the surveillance control room.)