ODI et AMO is Avant-Pop for a world where Blade Runner meets a 3000-year Roman Reich.
Apologies for the crappy online video quality. The finely-tuned sync of the music and visual elements got knocked a little bit out of wack during conversion to online-friendly formats. The versions on Vimeo and YouTube look even worse, so I don’t recommend viewing them there. Luckily, I’ll get to present the uncompressed version in my Animals class on Tuesday, and JC and I will perform a live version at the Visual Music class concert at Issue Project Room on April 28, at 8 pm. You can also download the M4V version (for iTunes) here, which looks a lot better than the streaming version. Or if you want to listen to the track on the go, download the MP3.
UPDATE (21 April 2009):
I presented the ODI et AMO music video in my Animals class today. I got some good feedback from everybody. On my to-do list for the next version:
- Sort out the audio/video sync issues in Final Cut to make the cuts frame-accurate. I’m meeting with Marina on Thursday to work on this.
- Re-record JC’s vocals. Right now, I am using one take for all 3 repetitions of her part. It needs to build up more and have more of an arc. I guess this won’t be a problem for the live version on Thursday, since JC will be singing her diva parts live.
- Do something to add some more variation into the “karaoke” text sections – perhaps bring back ODI and AMO characters in some way. I think I’ll need to do some more work in AfterEffects.
UPDATE (24 April 2009):
After talking with Marina today, I discovered that I needed to move my ODI et AMO project from Final Cut Express to Final Cut Pro in order to have total control over the frame rate. I spent this afternoon and evening tweaking the video in Final Cut Pro in order to make the cuts sync more accurately to the music. I also added some extra effects to make the experience a bit richer. The new version is now on Blip.tv and embedded above.