Made with Magic Visuals: Dating Tips & Bowling Tricks

Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:52 pm

Hi there!
How this video was made:
Two public domain educational films, ("Dating Tips" and "Bowling Aces") downloaded from archive.org and other online resources; plus a few snippets from The Big Lebowski.
All video was pre-prepared using Adobe Premiere Elements 13, a $69-$99 program. All effects come from that app.
One big video was rendered out, instead of a handful of small videos. My laptop can handle this for live performance.
This is a portion of my 45-minute set I do, all with a handful of songs and prepared videos.

I created the opening montage, including lettering.
After creating the longer opening section, all the rest of the snippets were placed at 20 second intervals.
I played the music and triggered the videos all in one pass, while playing the synth parts on a 61-key controller and a Launchpad using Ableton Live 9 plus Magic Visuals 1.4.x. And of course, the part at the end is from one of the modules, I forget which one, that generates a piano-roll type effect.

I was mildly bothered by the fact that Magic doesn't have a recording function for its output, or at the very least, some sort of timeline sequencer.
But I worked around that -- thank goodness for Quicktime 10, it has a video capture function at a high enough resolution for this kind of thing.
Then I had to align the recorded audio after-the-fact using Premiere Elements.
Here's the result!
(Check out the other videos on my YouTUbe Channel as well.)

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rdorsche
 
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Re: Made with Magic Visuals: Dating Tips & Bowling Tricks

Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:18 am

I was mildly bothered by the fact that Magic doesn't have a recording function for its output, or at the very least, some sort of timeline sequencer.

The reason I haven't made these things a priority is that there are other programs that do them much better, due to their specialized nature. It's unlikely Magic could ever match their features.

Particularly in the case of timeline sequencing, you might want to have a look at Vezer (http://www.vezerapp.hu/) or Duration (http://www.duration.cc/).

For screen recording on OS X, check out Syphon Recorder (http://syphon.v002.info/recorder/); or on Windows, other users have had good results with NVidia's ShadowPlay (built into the graphics driver: http://www.geforce.com/geforce-experience/shadowplay).

Personally, I always use hardware to record directly from the video port, because I don't like recording software making my system run more slowly. My favorite hardware recorder is https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/game-capture-hd60.

Hope those things help.
Eric
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