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Music video as VR experience:
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[Full video link will go here shortly]
  
I am intrigued by the idea of turning a standard music video into a VR experience. The primary difference between the two is the amount of control over the audience's camera angles. In a VR experience, the viewer has at least some control of the overall view they are seeing. In order to gently direct the user's attention, I have been experimenting with lighting, shadows, and motion in ways that are commonly used in staged theater.
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In the first phase of the project, I built a VR experience music video. In the second phase, I transformed the VR experience into an ordinary music video with various predetermined camera angles.
  
Setting:
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The video is set to the aria ''S’altro che lacrime'' from Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito. The lyrics of the aria translate to: “If you cannot give him anything but your tears, all of your weeping is for nothing. Your useless pity is similar to cruelty.” The video is a reaction piece to the death of George Floyd. It is meant to be a call to action.
  
Because I am currently in the US and we have been focused on the death of George Floyd for almost a month, I decided to design a music video inspired by the protests. I'm focusing on the bizarre relationship between a man's personal tragedy and the personal connection the public start to feel despite not knowing him.
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The video begins with several camera shots of a casket containing the particle effects of a white fog and a black aura. The black aura emits a sound of TV static with volume mapped to camera distance.  
  
Not yet working:
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Phase 1 video:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQh5926Ez90
  
-I had built a portal that transported the user through the video camera objects into a living room where people are sitting around watching the same scene on TV. (I used another camera as a render texture to display what the video camera objects would see). Unfortunately, this broke right before creating a video so I have to leave this out for now.
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Phase 2 video:
-I'm thinking of trying to learn how to do facial expression mocap in order to animate the singing.
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[Full video link will go here shortly]
 
 
Video:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQh5926Ez90
 

Revision as of 17:10, 31 October 2020

[Full video link will go here shortly]

In the first phase of the project, I built a VR experience music video. In the second phase, I transformed the VR experience into an ordinary music video with various predetermined camera angles.

The video is set to the aria S’altro che lacrime from Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito. The lyrics of the aria translate to: “If you cannot give him anything but your tears, all of your weeping is for nothing. Your useless pity is similar to cruelty.” The video is a reaction piece to the death of George Floyd. It is meant to be a call to action.

The video begins with several camera shots of a casket containing the particle effects of a white fog and a black aura. The black aura emits a sound of TV static with volume mapped to camera distance.

Phase 1 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQh5926Ez90

Phase 2 video: [Full video link will go here shortly]