Wednesday, June 8, 2011

SH119 - superposed

video: Moonlight Mile
music: Cynic - "Integral Birth" or "Integral"
link: depositfiles [47 MB]
editor: Magix 2.0+ deLuxe
production date: June 2011

This video puts two audio tracks behind one video track in order to, like SH115, attack the conventional wisdom in AMVs. Where that one shows how narrative is an emergent property in any video constructed out of a single directed source, this one demonstrates that a lot of what AMVers think of as "synch" is an emergent property of the juxtaposition of any music and any visual track.

I unintentionally picked a good pair of inputs for getting this done, if bad ones for full demonstration effect; Paul Masvidal likely arranged "Integral" to match in with "Integral Birth", probably to do a two-stereo thing like you're supposed to be able to do with some Neurosis and Tribes of Neurot records, as I found out when I had the songs on the timeline. Alternately, this is just more emergence; as anyone who knows anything about music knows, if you have two tracks that go at 120 bpm, the most they can ever be out of "synch", beatwise, is a quarter of a second, which is getting right down at the limits of perceptive closure. This, also, is one of the elements that makes this video even possible.

There may be a third one in this chain, but probably not until the fall; that one is plotted to use Atheist, some production tricks, and a 30-episode source that I need to rip and cut.