Bold & Shy - Using VidPy and FFMEG

This is a video that I created using VidPy and FFpeg for Detourning the Web at ITP

 

 

VidPy, is a python video editing library  developed by Sam Lavigne.

Screens, Portals, Men, and Frodo

In this video piece I sampled video footage of Steve Jobs, Star Trek TNG, Lord of the Rings, and a nature video about summer that had poetry text. All of the videos were donwloaded from youtube using youtube-dl, fragmented in FFMPEG, and put together with jerky offsets using VidPy, a python script developed by Sam Levigne.  

Themes explored: men as adventurers, technology as men's realm, legendary and real iconic figures and the grey area between, male as default gender in pop culture.

 

Code for Video 1, A Species Goodbye:

 

Python:

 Code on my github

 

FFmpeg:

ffmpeg -ss 00:06:18 -i jobs_640_480.mp4 -c:v copy -c:a copy -t 6 jobs_640_480_1.mp4

ffmpeg -ss 00:07:43 -i jobs_640_480.mp4 -c:v copy -c:a copy -t 5 jobs_640_480_2.mp4

ffmpeg -ss 00:07:51 -i jobs_640_480.mp4 -c:v copy -c:a copy -t 5 jobs_640_480_3.mp4

ffmpeg -ss 00:11:08 -i jobs_640_480.mp4 -c:v copy -c:a copy -t 3 jobs_640_480_4.mp4

//cutting out a portion from jobs interview that shows the screen

ffmpeg -ss 00:00:06 -i sheliak_636_480.mp4 -c:v copy -c:a copy -t 5 sheliak_636_480_1.mp4

got error in python file while runing singletrack:

Katyas-MBP:screens crashplanuser$ python screens.py

objc[40458]: Class SDLTranslatorResponder is implemented in both /Applications/Shotcut.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/libSDL2-2.0.0.dylib (0x10870af98) and /Applications/Shotcut.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/libSDL-1.2.0.dylib (0x108b6c2d8). One of the two will be used. Which one is undefined.
objc[40459]: Class SDLTranslatorResponder is implemented in both /Applications/Shotcut.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/libSDL2-2.0.0.dylib (0x110617f98) and /Applications/Shotcut.app/Contents/MacOS/lib/libSDL-1.2.0.dylib (0x110a892d8). One of the two will be used. Which one is undefined.

//get alien

ffmpeg -ss 00:00:29 -i sheliak_636_480.mp4 -c:v copy -c:a copy -t 1.5 sheliak_636_480_p.mp4

//get riker

ffmpeg -ss 00:00:38 -i holodeck.mp4 -c:v copy -c:a copy -t 10 holodeck.mp4_1.mp4

//get lotr chunk

ffmpeg -ss 00:00:34 -i lotr.mp4 -c:v copy -c:a copy -t 3 lotr_late.mp4

//couldn’t get this to make a sound