Thursday, July 25, 2013

Project 4 : YouTube Video Mixer

[ D U E ]


Reading questions for
Walter Benjamin or Video Art
if you have not posted those
yet. If neither are complete
before Monday, no points.

July 30, Tuesday

Project 4!

Form : Just bring the basic
Dreamweaver file you construct
the project on, so we may view
the project on the big projector.

P R O J E C T  4

"It's the Youtube Video Mixer"


 You will be developing a webpage as a multichannel video/audio work inspired by the In Bb 2.0 as available online: 

Click on the "mixer" image for the link to INBFLAT.

Your project is to have at minimum no less than 5 videos to mix. You can duplicate the format as in the "inbflat" project, using many videos or use no less than two videos to mix.


You are making a video remix, net art project, imagine someone coming to your webpage and randomly clicking on your videos to create a unique, live montage of videos and sound.

The project will be done on Dreamweaver, a basic HTML composition program
which is used to compose HTML code and preview its results simultaneously.

There are a wide range of possibilities and variables to consider as you develop these pieces.  You are the director!  Consider all aspects of creating this piece.

This includes:

-change the background color (THIS IS REQUIRED)
-change the title text on the page (THIS IS REQUIRED)
-The shape of your grid?
-Color or tonality of your videos in the grid (all black and white, all towards one color spectrum, light, dark, day, night?)-Camerawork
 - all hand held?  All from tripod?  All zooming?  All panning left to right or up and down?  Or some combination?
-What or who is your subject and why? 
-What is the sound or sounds either repeated or different for each video? 
-Subject matter? ALL UP TO YOU.
- the video sources will come primarily from videos you create and upload to youtube.  These are to constitute no less than 2/3rds of your project.  You may use appropriated videos from youtube but these must be used sparingly - no more that 1/3rd of your videos may be from existing youtube sources.  (these are general guidelines of course, if you use 5 videos total, at least 3 must be of your making for example).  
-techniques - you will be learning some basic html coding with this project while using Dreamweaver for basic production.

-sound – for this piece you have you may have up to 20 audio channels interacting and mixing in real time! These can be all different or repeats of the same audio/video. Choose carefully as the mix of sound is very important to this project.

We will open and view the basic Dreamweaver files
in class on the due date to see what you've done!


EXAMPLE - replace the highlighted code with the embed you cut from your chosen youtube vid:

You can paste that in your Dreamweaver file and create a
link to that video! Adjust parameters within the embed code
to change the size of the video!


You'll find THIS useful. Hexadecimal color shortcuts
for figuring out the whole "6 number/letter" color codings
more quickly when changing the color of text/backgrounds/etc.

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