For the first Automating Video homework assignment, I used found YouTube clips for the videos. Since I needed to do some research for another ITP project on spray painting and techniques for painting trees, I used “how to” tutorials as source materials for the re-mixed videos.
My first attempt was stacking and concatenating the clips of 6 different YouTube videos:
Then I tried to randomizing the clips to see what kind of happy accidents could arise. I tried to add multiple video clips, but I was having problems playing back the output–it wasn’t converting properly to a file that was readable in both Quicktime and VLC. In the video below, I liked how the random clips with the audio created a nice beat.
And finally, here’s a new interpretation of watching a painting tutorial: