These are videos that I created using VidPy and FFpeg for Detourning the Web at ITP
Video 1: A Species Goodbye
Maria Falconetti is sampled here from her role as Joan of Arc in Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 silent film, La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc and represents our generation saying goodbye to the polar bear species in the wild. We see ourselves in Maria Falconetti's anguish as we reflect on how negligent capitalist practices have set into motion environmental decline. The last scene shows a polar bear waving it's paw at the viewer but in a clearly artificial, jerky way that VidPy allows for. The viewer understands that the polar bear is not actually waving but the effect is comically heart-wrenching.
Other videos used:
Boston Robotics BogDog on the beach from youtube,
Fastest man to run on all fours from youtube
and polar bear footage from youtube
Video 2: 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:
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: 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: 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.
ffmpeg -ss 00:00:29 -i sheliak_636_480.mp4 -c:v copy -c:a copy -t 1.5 sheliak_636_480_p.mp4
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