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dankinzelman
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26/08/2019 7:24 pm  

I just released another one using your letterbox @olaf.  I'm sorry to say I could have done a nicer job, didn't consider the fact that youtube background is white whereas cinelerra's compositor is black, so i used too little of it to leave as much video as possible visible.

Thanks for your help in any case, I'm learning as I go.  Comments or suggestions are much appreciated (as are shares or Youtube subscriptions).

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL05I3eNo1Q8njFeBsmy4EjOLUIGE5jlHq


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phylsmith2004
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26/08/2019 7:32 pm  

I like it! I noticed at 2:45 the drummer bends down and his head is behind the purple window - that surprised me.


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Olaf
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27/08/2019 10:57 am  

YouTube's background can also be set to dark. Give it a try, protect your eyes and save energy.

Jazz in Potemkin village. Very interesting and worth seeing.
Perhaps it would have been better to do without the mask at the big main entrance and instead animate the cloudy sky slightly? In the first 15 seconds I would have expected the name of the band and the title, in case the video is integrated outside of YT. I also like the visual and acoustic overlay at the end. More of it \,,/(-_-)\,,/


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dankinzelman
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27/08/2019 4:11 pm  

Thanks for your feedback

Phyllis, yes I didn't know how to deal with him moving his head through the mask, but decided it was a worthwhile tradeoff.  There are also some small glitches like his mallets swing through the mask in a few spots.

Olaf I thought about adding some text, but I kind of like how naked everything is this way.  It feels very homemade and honest to me, which seems congruent to the music and video as well.  Also doing cool supertitles is pretty far beyond my skill level and would probably require a lot of hours of learning.

I had tried using ReframeRT to animate the sky (it's already running at 2-3X normal speed), but unfortunately that clip is just barely long enough to cover the video as-is because at a certain point if I speed it up even more, I walk through the middle of the frame.  I wanted to avoid discontinuity in the cloud background so I just left it as-is, but the effect with sped-up clouds was really cool and I would have used it had the video been any shorter.

There's more coming next week, thanks again for your suggestions and advice!


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Olaf
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27/08/2019 4:30 pm  

@dankinzelman

I was thinking more of something simple. On the right side you have the entire width of the house wall covering the background. That would have been enough to let the moon wander between the two houses, either with "camera" or "projector".

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andreapaz
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28/08/2019 5:47 pm  

I find your videos alienating and children of the same creativity as your music. IMO, learn some tricks (for example the new ffmpeg plugin "Lagfun"; a classic, especially for the drums) but not tame experimentalism.


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andreapaz
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28/08/2019 5:49 pm  

I forgot: to avoid problems with masks, you have to use dynamic masks, which change with keyframes.


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AVLinux
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28/08/2019 7:22 pm  

Hi,

I have commented elsewhere but these are great videos and performances of very unique and original compositions!


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