Hola from Mexico

imagenero's picture

Hi everyone. I have been developing with QC for the last 6 months and thanks to Kineme and many more people who shares (vade, Lov, Roger Bolton, to mention a few) now I can do some stuff... I am making a video instrument designed for narrative performance. I am a filmmaker that is moving from the celuloid and silver into the pixels and electrons. Will publish the instrument soon. My site is www.mutables.com

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e_fe's picture
Re: Hola from Mexico

Very interesting your research. This forum, for sure, will be useful!

I am mexican too so I might say: ¡Bienvenido!

Emmanuel

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Re: Hola from Mexico

Bienvenido y que siempre se benefician de nuestro asesoramiento :-)

Welcome and may you always benefit from our advice :-)

dust's picture
Re: Hola from Mexico

holla back. interesting your mutable narrative thing. i have been thinking of something like that for a few years now while doing some new media research. i have been able to make a live action autonomous video editing software but nothing narrative based, although i have proposed such a web based system at the innovation center on campus. more of a narratively driven you tube kind of thing i guess where people upload different takes as a choose your adventure narrative so the narrative gets built and the content as well by users etc... so far i have come up with the autonomous action film editor. actually its pretty cool you plugin a dv deck and play a tape in or a live camera in of someone doing karate or something and captures edits and outputs all at the same time.

e_fe's picture
Re: Hola from Mexico

I am writing my thesis on modular narrative systems but using render geometries(openGL) instead of video. It seems that there's a huge interest in this idea on 'narrativity'.

imagenero's picture
Narrativity

The idea to create a video instrument that allows to edit live a movie was born out of the need to free the story dynamics from the linear display. Sometimes I say that I am trying to make the rock and roll of cinema...you know..like a free form, basic patterns and repetitions to tell a visual story. There is a lot to do with the ways a story can be narrated live using digital video..but there is more to find out about good story dynamics that can be played and re-played to convey different meanings and/or narrations. I have been experimenting with fragmented stories and narratives for a while and still looking for good mutable structures for storytelling. I believe that digital media is moving culture from the institutional "fixed messages" back to the oral culture where everyone could have their own take on how an event happened or didn´t. Why do I need to see always the hero win if in my reality this rarely happens? Why can´t I adapt the story to my own view of the world?. Let´s remember that a narration is only the telling of a sequence of events...not the reality of the events.... Oopss i just got carried away... to end this comment I want to say that what I like about this new tools for visual expression is the modularity and the flexibility they afford. Going from visualistas that draw with code, to narrators that want to sample and rearrange recorded images... all in real time...
Cheers dudes.