Audio Visual

This project was a short workshop for a week. It was about visualization of the sound. We did this by using the Processing, After Effects, or MaxMsp.On the first day there was an overview of the project and a brief demonstration of the Processing sketch.

The project assessment guide says it’s best to use sound as data. It was a real-time configuration and sound prioritization without focusing on technical implementation.

Tutor talking about the characteristics of the sound before showing the processing sketch. Sound is a medium flowing in the air … etc. The data type of sound is linear type, and so on.

Tutor also introduced how to modify sounds using Adobe Audition. And showed us the work of creating a self-portrait with the sound source spectrum of the audition, and the processing sketch showed the work using the Minim library, the sound library and PGraphic.

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On the second workshop day, tutor showed us the sound visualization using After Effects. And in the case of After Effects, we used an additional plugin. The plugin called “RedGiant – Sound KEYS”.

In the case of Processing, tutor have shown a bit more code and deeply. That was save the image as a photo-JPEG and then randomly pop the scene of the image to match the music.

And I went back to home, I got a rough idea of the project. In this project I will use After Effects and use k-pop from Riot Games called K/DA. The only remaining problem was how to visualize the sound in what direction.

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In the background, I tried to put neon signs and high-rise buildings like Korean signboards and put out lights like out-focusing. And it was also said to use the TrapCode line effect of After Effects to visualize the lines of cars passing by on the road.

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The “SoundKey” was the first plug-in I tried on this project. So, I refered to the lecture on the YouTube.

I used this project music source that “K/DA POP/STARS” was produced by Riot Games in commemoration of the 2018 Incheon LOL Championship game. I am personally liked this music._104272618_45771354051_1404ccced7_k.jpg

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Before creating the final work, I created a number of prototype works based on the tutorial seen on YouTube. The TrapCode plug-in was able to easily create various tasks with the preset form provided in the separate setting window. It was convenient to set the type, color and brightness separately.

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I can also apply a specific frequency(Hz) to the desired part by setting the sound key.

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And I made a background image that shaped the city. (The image of this city get from the internet) I tried to make the lines in Test3 above be bent like a road, but I could not figure out how to make it, I made it straight.

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Then I set up the camera to make the 3D layer in the After Effects and gradually get sucked in. And I used the trap code to express the city night view in the evening.

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Then I combined the composition of Test 3 with the background work and produce the final result.

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This is final work.

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