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Offline andhow04

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Marcus Maroney - Touché
« on: July 12, 2021, 06:22:25 PM »
this is a fantastic 3-minute piano toccata, composed i think in 2004, that features a number of different 'touches' and also a lot of exciting passagework.

i was inspired by the modernist and angular quality of the music, to create a rather experimental music video for it. it involves a lot of movement and fluctuations, but also a regular cycling through the three camera angles that reflect the modular nature of the composition.

this piece also inspired me to try out a green screen, which is how i was able to achieve many of these effects. i really hope somebody out there likes this! i need to get out more!


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Re: Marcus Maroney - Touché
«Reply #1 on: July 12, 2021, 09:35:21 PM »
Cool stuff!   ;D

I like what you are doing with video editing, and how you are making the video an integral and artistic part of the music presentation.  The view from the bass end of the piano almost asks for a green screen on the floor as well.  It's the kind of piece where a normal looking floor is almost too normal for the futuristic atmosphere. 

Well done.
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Re: Marcus Maroney - Touché
«Reply #2 on: July 15, 2021, 12:41:23 PM »
Cool stuff!   ;D

I like what you are doing with video editing, and how you are making the video an integral and artistic part of the music presentation.  The view from the bass end of the piano almost asks for a green screen on the floor as well.  It's the kind of piece where a normal looking floor is almost too normal for the futuristic atmosphere. 

Well done.

thanks again. you are very perceptive. actually, after filming everything and looking at it, i agonized about using the keyboard angle at all, since it was out of the fantasy world of the green screen. unfortnately i coudn't get a good angle from the other side, because it covered up all the finger action which is best viewed from the left!

but if i hadn't used it, i would have been stuck with two very similar angles. and of course the infinity screen in the back. so i just decided to limit its usage, and usually pair it with some kind of suggestive zoom.

i even experimented a lot with superimposing images over that angle, but i could not isolate the floor without destroying my poor arms. they are very similar in color!

going into this project i had no idea what i wanted it to look like. with experimentation i decided on having all the images self-generated from the actual footage. i'll have to come up with some other piece, to do another one. because of the strain on my computer it has to be short and sweet!

until soon
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