Monday, August 07, 2006
The QuickTime player seems to have trouble with files in avi format but nevertheless tries to open them. The result is a series of flickering colouring squares at the top of the screen that seem in some way to relate to the soundtrack of the film, though precisely how is unclear. Using the max/msp/jitter matching mole patch it is possible to decode these pictures and produce a new soundtrack which whilst sounding nothing like the original in some way follows its digital contours and outlines. Herethen is Skypoint a flamenco flavoured reworking of the Pink Floyd promo movie for Point me at the Sky. (Note QuickTime 7 for Mac or PC required).