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Music visualisations

2 October 2014 Leave a comment

A collection of music visualisation using Magic (by Color and Music). It is  easy to use and very responsive to the music. It is still an initial exploration phase and I am liking the results. It is easy to focus on what you need to ceate rather than the interface. There could be a few more included effects but the program is under active development so these should eventuate.


Moon baan Premruthai Thailand 2013

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A critique on Marina Abramovic and art

2 July 2012 Leave a comment

‘Parallel Forces’ comments by ACMI – email exchange

25 July 2011 Leave a comment
From: Chris Harris
Sent: Tue, 19 July, 2011 1:56:54 PM
Subject: Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences
Dear Theo,

As it says on the sign at the entry to the gallery, we apply the same conditions no matter what is showing in the gallery or any particular view of it – no photography or recording of any sort is allowed. We don’t have an issue with criticism, however out of respect for the work, the artist and our agreement with him, this was a polite request to respect the conditions of your free entry to the gallery.

Many thanks,



Sent: Thursday, 21 July 2011 2:15 PM
To: Chris Harris
Subject: Re: Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences


Hello Chris,


thank you for your faint praise.


I believe the work is covered by fair dealing provisions of copyright for the purpose of criticism possibly even parody.


The parts used in my critical piece are not substantial and any appearance that they are is due to the repeditive nature of the content in the current exhibition.


More importantly you seem to miss a crucial element of the “Parallel Forces”. It is an eight screen exhibit in a specific room. It is purposely not a piece of distributed video. (That is actually one one my criticisms.) Therefore my extracts are even less substantial in the totality of the exhibited work.


I look forward to the space being used for some interesting work in the future.




Theo L. A. den Brinker

From: Chris Harris
Sent: Tue, 19 July, 2011 1:56:54 PM
Subject: Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences

Hi Theo


Thanks for your message regarding Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences. We appreciate that any form of art evokes a personal and subjective response from the audience and we would be the first to say that every individual is entitled to their respective opinions. It is always good to hear how our visitors respond to our programming so thanks for taking the time to send us your thoughts. I would like to point out though that filming or photography of artworks within our gallery spaces is not allowed and reproducing the artists work online via You Tube breaches copyright. As such, we would appreciate if you would remove the video at your earliest convenience.




Chris Harris
Exhibitions Manager
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne

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Comments on “Parallel Forces”

19 July 2011 Leave a comment

This work is a comment on a video installation by Shaun Gladwell at ACMI in Melbourne.

I used Final Cut Pro X for the video editing and I am finding it very easy to edit and assemble video. However there are a few areas which are not intuitive such as adding transitions to audio clips for example which require more training materials not less. The audio first needs to be detached from the video then made into a new story line and then a transition can be edited. I think this is because of the trackless nature of FCP X that these extra steps are required. The information was contained in the Larry Jordan training files.

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Carbon Tax

12 July 2011 Leave a comment

Getting back into video I thought I would create a jumble based on the speech by PM Julia Gillard on the proposed introduction of a carbon tax.

I used Final Cut Pro X to edit the video and that was quite fast and easy. Import the main video file, make selection from the clip in the event window and then drag them down to the  story line. I could have sub clipped them by tagging the selection with keyword but it really was not required for this instance. I was looling for the join clip command but that is against the ethos of the program. Instead you create a new compound clip. The overall clip was exported then imported to Studio Artist which create the effects one frame at a time which takes time. The audio was separated and I used NI Absynth for the effects. This would really drag down the performance of Final Cut.

While Final Cut works fairly well in some circumstance it does not feel like a application for professional. Even when all the bugs are worked out and features put in I think that the appearance and style of Final Cut will not make it appealing to the professional editor. This may have an impact on the third party addons which Apple seemed to hope will lift it back into professional consideration. If the perception is that Final Cut is now for the YouTube crowd then the high end add-on market will cut back its support because there will be less demand. A personal or amateur video creator will not be buying add-ons and services that cost more than the program. This will also affect the trainers which will need to pitch to the lower end users.

On the carbon tax I actually think the carbon tax is a good idea. It will be a more controllable system than a trading scheme which if it gets some trading acceptance will be gamed  by the quants in the finance industry. It will have less cost impact on people than the GST.

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Not at all blue

28 June 2011 Leave a comment

To try out Final Cut Pro X I made a small video critique of the Andy Baio copyright situation.

The story is detailed here: Kind of Screwed


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