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Author:  paigan0 [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:55 am ]
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It's here! I had fun with the green screen. I took a few videos of me jamming this out. This is Stick Sinking Stick Syncing, and I'm trying to play along to the song. One day, I will actually record in video the recording of the music, but recording is such a 5 minutes here, 4 hours here thing, and I've not (yet) put cameras around the studio to record the recordings. That's my summer project, by the way, when the family goes to Japan for a month.

To be honest, I could have done about 40 takes on this stupid thing and never exactly track the song--lip syncing is easier than Stick Syncing (Sinking)! Still needs vocals and a fat analog synth line somewhere.

Here's The Purpling, and a fractal animation video called Poseidon's Temple. The piece is Chapman Stick and NS/Stick and drums (which I want to get the drums in front of the green screen next time!), and is just a i iv iv riff with some syncopated pedal tones in the right hand (that maybe I can one day do all one-handed...?). Fractal video is made with Mandelbulber v 1.21.

Poseidon's Purpling--Chapman Stick and NS/Stick--3D Fractals
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"The Purpling," a jam with 10-string Chapman Stick and 8-string NS/Stick; and Poseidon's Temple, a fractal animation video done with Mandelbulber. Music and video by Stephen Sink/Paigan Productions.


https://youtu.be/OLlFMm2vQM0

https://soundcloud.com/stephen-sink-1/the-purpling-perc

Cheers! Down in Fractal Rock!

Author:  rclere [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:23 am ]
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Bravo! Bravo!! Wonderful performance and visuals.... Keep em coming!!

Author:  bachdois [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:39 am ]
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This is totally awesome! Really cool, fun, makes me wanna dance, laugh, play... whatever! All of the above! Good music, fun to watch but amazing to hear! Rock on!


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Author:  Tzappatore [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:53 am ]
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wow , i like this gemini-video very much ! bravissimo ! :D

Author:  paigan0 [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:29 pm ]
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rclere wrote:
Bravo! Bravo!! Wonderful performance and visuals.... Keep em coming!!

bachdois wrote:
This is totally awesome! Really cool, fun, makes me wanna dance, laugh, play... whatever! All of the above! Good music, fun to watch but amazing to hear! Rock on!

Tzappatore wrote:
wow , i like this gemini-video very much ! bravissimo ! :D

Thanks so much, guys! This was a lot of fun to do!

Of course, I noticed now after getting off work and looking at the video "fresh," that the Rosewood lead line was a half second too early--it needed to be dragged back just a nudge to line it up with the audio. I had it all lined up and then deleted the tracking audio that lined up the master from the live performance, and then accidentally nudged it a couple of times and couldn't undo. I tried to eyeball it and didn't get it exact. Never delete the tracking audio, kids! is the lesson I learned here, but I had 12 different Steves playing all from differnt views and then killed it all to 2 and then pruned out all those "extra" audio tracks. Which left video tracks that had to be manually adjusted when I messed them up.

So, you really can't tell where or if I mess up because I play a half second early before the sound arrives. But that made me want to go in a fix the video and then re-upload...

Next time! This video was more proof of concept: green screen Sticking with fractal backgrounds. Next video, I plan to put a mini me with a Stick right in the middle of a fractal shape and rock it out. And write some more tunes, of course. And put vocals to this one. Which is not near as much fun. :(

Thanks, guys! :D

Author:  Jzzb8ovn [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:13 pm ]
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Great video. Its good to see you playing even if its a little out of sync. I didnt really notice that much ...was enjoying you rocking out. Great energy in your tune.

Author:  AnDroiD [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:31 pm ]
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Really dig the bass sound! (does anyone see a pattern in my posts?) Fractal background would be great for a live band onstage. BRING BACK THE JOSHUA LIGHTSHOW

Author:  Jayesskerr [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:42 pm ]
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Totally awesome, man! Keep 'em coming!

Author:  MichNS [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:53 pm ]
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Steve, what video software did you overlay your image to the background? Looks pretty clean.

I listened to this driving back to work at lunch, ran it through Sync into my car stereo and turned it up. In the car, the distortion parts seemed high in the mix, didn't notice that off my iPhone. I'll play it again later tonight through my monitors. Always fun to see what recordings sound like in different media. Enjoyed it, nice job !

Author:  paigan0 [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:18 pm ]
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MichNS wrote:
Steve, what video software did you overlay your image to the background? Looks pretty clean.

I listened to this driving back to work at lunch, ran it through Sync into my car stereo and turned it up. In the car, the distortion parts seemed high in the mix, didn't notice that off my iPhone. I'll play it again later tonight through my monitors. Always fun to see what recordings sound like in different media. Enjoyed it, nice job !
I am now an Adobe Premiere Pro fan, convert, and user. I keep discovering that it can do everything that I thought only Apple products could do.

In the office, we have every possible flavor of the Adobe Creative Suites, to include fun things like After Effects and the like. So I use Adobe products at home. Photoshop and Premiere get most of my attention now for photo and video manipulation.

This is just the stock Chroma Key plugin called "Ultra Key." I highly recommend both lighting your green screen more evenly and also not having wrinkles in it, which made cleanup work extra hard. Next time, I'll have more even lighting and make sure the green screen is tight against the wall. I wish I had a wall that I could just paint green and be done with it, but the wife says no way. Behind me were the family room curtains that kept the screen from laying perfectly flat. I'm actually pleasantly surprised how much of the background was knocked out.

As for the the distortion being high in the mix, you are actually completely right. When I adjusted the EQ to bring out the parts I liked and kill the ones I didn't, it had the overall effect of raising the subjective volume. I lowered the master on the lead sound but then I summed some of the left and right together and that probably needed more dropping of the total. Anyway, yes, I think the mix needs lots more work.

But I'm supposed to add vocals, and then that'll undo the space I carved out for the lead (which is now too loud), so final adjustments need to wait for that vocal and synth line. And if Steve Oz gets me that harmonix pedal, I can use that for the phat synth sound!1!!!! Ohh, I would love to keep it all Stick! I can not use keyboards at all. The Synth Nine will come "in a a week or two" according to OZ. You just know that I'm gonna use that! 8-)

Now, if someone will write and record some vocals for me....Mr. Lee Roth? Phone call on line 6!

Thanks, Steve!

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