Experimental Video Art b/w


#1

Hey there,
I’m relatively new to shotcut but quite happy I was told about this software. The video was made using mainly cutting and moving the material around, with overlays of several layers of opacity. The sound is made with LISP/CSound and mainly features granulated drum and contra bass clarinet recordings.
Is there a chance to have something like granular synthesis for video? Is there any documentation for how to write XML files by hand?

Here is the video, have a nice weekend!


#2

Not quite sure why I like this, lol.
What is LISP/CSound?
I noticed a shake around 1:15, 2:20 & 3:10 on the lower section, was this intentional?
Very interesting video.
Thank you for Sharing.
Subbed to you.

Edit: I found both programs. I never thought this was possible. I haven’t installed anything yet, but this does have my interest. I loosely know how to program, but never done anything other than Basic since a course in college over 30 years ago, and tinkered a bit with HTML/CSS.


#3

Hey,
thanks for th feedback!
Well the shake was due to heavy winds and pretty lo-fi equipement while filming the material and I didn’t really wanted to throw it all away.

For CSound I never used any Youtube tutorial and the only everything I found so far is really awkward.
Maybe that’s now a good chance to make some nice yt-tutorials for it. But is very nicely documented on http://write.flossmanuals.net/csound/

For accessing LISP I can recommend Slippery chicken from Michael Edwards, it’s a whole software for generating music algorithmically. http://www.michael-edwards.org/sc/overview.html
and pretty nicely documented, too. It only has a small but quite vivid community.


#4

Have a look at the mlt documentation for editing mlt files.

There’s also a basic video series on youtube for command line mlt videos


#5

Is there any documentation for how to write XML files by hand?

Some documentation on the MLT XML is given here:

https://www.mltframework.org/docs/

Though editing MLT files is not for the faint-hearted.

For simple editing of XML on Windows systems I use Notepad++ (https://notepad-plus-plus.org/), setting the language option to XML. For larger programming projects I use Komodo Edit (https://www.activestate.com/products/komodo-ide/downloads/edit/).


#6

thanks for the quick answer.
I’m actually not so much into writing it by hand, but my idea is to build a little algorithm in LISP that writes more complex mlt-files that can be rendered by shotcut.
I’ll have a look at the documentation, that’s actually exactly what I looked for but somehow didn’t find.


#7

Very good video. the shakes go well with the buzzing music.
few overlays could be more accurate, but overall very good composition.