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DO NOT CALL Music Video

"DO NOT CALL" (House Made of Awesomeness) now exists as a music video on YouTube!

The idea started out with a video I took of myself operating my Little Wonder. (I wanted to document the weird liquid/solid behavior of leaves I had observed a year earlier.) Then, I thought maybe I'd put it on YouTube with musical accompaniment. Then I started looking around for pre-existing music, and DO NOT CALL seemed to fit. But then the music took over and I added some Milkdrop visualizations as well as video clips from Artbeats. The whole project took less than 11 hours (not counting creating the music back in 2005 and shooting the backyard video).

A couple of tricky bits. (1) Putting the leaf-blowing scene in the foreground with visualizations in the background required a mask. Simple enough in GIMP/Blender, but with me moving in front of the trees, it required a moving mask. (2) I still don't quite have the control over CamStudio I should have (but bless their freeware hearts anyway). Blender shows the Milkdrop video capture OK when editing, but then the renders come out at the wrong speed. This was eventually corrected by running the capture videos through RAD Video Tools to get well-behaved versions.

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timchuma
Jan. 1st, 2011 07:04 am (UTC)
Looks good
What's with the sass-mouth on that one telemarketer? I thought they had to stick to a script or be fired?
majorzed
Jan. 1st, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Looks good
Yeah! Catching that on tape was like striking oil.
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