Adding sound to GIFs

I’m adding sound to some of my Glifcker animated GIFs. This was the first test. Sounds and images are the same files, I just saved all frames as AIFF.

The process is simple, I save each frame as JPG, then as RAW and finally as AIFF, and then I add the sounds to the video.

The synchronization is perfect because what you see and what you hear is exactly the same.

Work in progress: Nonobjective Cinema

Some days ago I discovered this film by Dwinell Grant entitled Color Sequence (1943)—I think that this is just a fragment because the film is supposed to last 3 minutes.

Grant was an illustrator, painter, and animator who in 1940 wrote the following about nonobjective painting, and nonobjective cinema: “(Nonobjectivism) is part of the earth itself … In creating it we do not say something about something else, but rather we produce a rhythm which is part of nature’s rhythm and just as deep and fundamental as a heartbeat, a thunderstorm, the sequence of day and night or the growth of a girl into womanhood … Nature is not something to be commented on, it is something to be.”

Even Color Sequence is not a proper flicker film, some parts of it consist of really quick changes, and it is significantly earlier than Arnulf Rainer (1960), the first flicker film, so it shocked me.

Color Sequence is quite unknown and I love it, so I decided to create a kind of digital relecture of it. In order to do that, I saved all the frames from the original video file that I found on the Internet as JPG, and then I intercalated and disintercalated them, what generates this digital aesthetic.

Nonobjective Cinema

The soundtrack is composed of exactly the same files—I saved the original JPG frames as RAW and then as AIFF—so what you see is what you hear. The final result is this.

The quality of Vimeo compression is really awful for this kind of digital textures, so to watch it properly I recommend you to download the original video file (1018MB, right-click, Save link as).

IV Encuentro sobre Redes Sociales en museos, centros de arte y producción: Intermedia_Redes_Ecosistemas

El viernes me voy con .mediateletipos))) (o al menos con una pequeña parte) al MUSAC al IV Encuentro sobre Redes Sociales en museos, centros de arte y producción: Intermedia_Redes_Ecosistemas. Estaremos el sábado a las 13:00, Kamen Nedev y yo, hablando sobre .mediateletipos))),, redes aurales y otras cosillas…

«En 2014 se cumplen 10 años de la aparición de la llamada Web 2.0., una lógica evolución de las páginas .com que revolucionó Internet. Es entonces cuando la Red se convierte en un espacio de comunicación, intercambio e interacción, donde el usuario puede gestionar contenidos, establecer relaciones y crear comunidades gracias a las redes sociales y a las accesibles aplicaciones en línea. El usuario, antes mero espectador, se convierte en editor, en conservador y en gestor de sus vídeos y de sus fotografías, en escritor de sus propios posts, etc».

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