My pal George wanted to do a datamosh video and I was happy to spend a few sleepless nights with my computer and a pack of Red Bull.
If you liked it, here are some full-res stills of the glitches at the end. I’ll post some more if people would like. For you datamosh geeks, I did these in Audacity. I isolated the wavelengths for R, G, and B channels, and then by mix and matching them, you can also get the yellow, magenta, and cyan versions.
Here’s a cool video we shot at the YoutubeSpaceLA with Legendary Pictures. They gave us access to the fun sets from the Comicon Godzilla presentation.
And check out my pal Phil’s video that we shot the same day!
A quick 30 seconds of some glitches from E.T.X.R.
For most of these glitches, I exported still frames and glitched them each individually with different methods… and then I realized that after doing that for over 400 times only gives you about 19 seconds. Time to make a plug-in.
I’m excited because I can finally start sharing my glitch/datamosh animations I created for the new movie E.T.X.R.
Here’s the trailer!
And this isn’t from E.T.X.R., but I love Breaking Bad.
You can catch the movie in all these internet places:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1fGDUrF
That’s all I got for now, but come back soon as Fox Digital Studio will be releasing more videos and behind-the-scenes!
Anthony and I decided to have a little fun with this what-would-i-say? fad with a little tumblr of our own called, what-would-i-draw?
Check it out-
I wish my beard were like this.
So I’ve been learning to datamosh, which is the technique of purposefully corrupting video or picture data to come up with a whole new thingy. I originally posted the video to youtube, but it was taken down the next day, so here’s the vimeo link. Enjoy!
This was actually a very simple process, for a very cool and drastic effect. There are many ways to datamosh and databend. You can open up your video or picture in a text editor or a hex editor and just start deleting, copy and pasting, typing extra stuff in, etc. and then see what you get. The fun part about it is that you never know what the end product is and you can throw creativity caution to the wind.
For this video, I ended up deleting the I-frames. Certain video codecs interpret the images we see in video as either I-frames or P-frames. I-frames tell your computer that a whole new image of pixels is present and then a clear picture is formed. The frames after that are then known as P-frames, and they measure the change in position of a pixel from one frame to the next. Through a few programs, I got rid of all the I-frames, which then lets the pixels of one video clip, sort of bleed over onto the pixels of the next clip, and then get moved around with the new set of pixels. Confusing? You should check out this video series that is a good tutorial on the whole process I used.
The “Welcome to Heartbreak” music video from Kanye West was actually one of the first popular music videos to use this effect, so my project here isn’t entirely original. They shot it and composited it in a very controlled way to allow them certain looks.
But of course, you should check out David O’Reilly if you’re interested in seeing any real datamoshing. He was one of the original pioneers in this method. PLUS, he made the incredibly awesome 3D episode of ADVENTURE TIME which really used datamoshing and glitching effects in a unique way that contributed to the story. The episode could not have been made if it hadn’t been for glitching and datamoshing. Hopefully, because so many people saw the Miley Cyrus video, they will be interested in seeing more of this art form.
Miss Willifred Rosenbrie
Meet Miss Willifred Rosenbrie, Walt Figgit’s, erm, beautiful neighbor. She has quite the eye for Walt, but Walt gets nervous around people, especially Willifred, and tries to quickly escape any of her romantic advances. She likes to bake Walt her county famous crabapple truffle pies as an excuse to walk up to his front door, pretend to not have knocked loudly, and then proceed to peer into Walt’s front window of his flat to catch him. After she calls his name for about 15 to 20 minutes, she then usually leaves the pie on the front step, completely ignoring the door mat that Walt had custom made that says, “Please no pie deliveries.” Walt then comes out from hiding under the breakfast nook table and wonders how he will get rid of today’s front step pie without having to go outside.