In this tutorial...
1. Creating interesting hi-hat rhythms with varying velocities, decays and reverse effects out of a single crash cymbal sample.
2. Clip envelopes and follow actions working together to create IDM beats with constant variation.
3. "Ghost snares" with Ableton's Velocity device.
4. Some quick tricks with white noise.
This video assumes you already know a bit about clips envelopes and follow actions, but do a search in Ableton's manual if you need to learn more: downloads.ableton.com/manuals/80/ableton_live_8_manual_en.pdf
This is a NEW, 25 Minute Version of "The Image Frontier - Making the Invisible Visible", with previously unseen footage and lots of new scenes! (for the Version with German Subtitle go here: vimeo.com/79065488)
A tribute to the International Space Station Program as well as Dr. Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut and ISS Astrophotographer, "Making the Invisible Visible" explores and celebrates the Art and challenges of Astrophotography orbiting earth Day and Night on board of the International Space Station.
Don Pettit's innovative photographic work, and his passion for low light photography, has definitely changed the way we see earth from space. Accompanied with great background info on the challenges, techniques and motives of astrophotography aboard the ISS by Don's famous "Luminance" speech, previously unseen footage by Astronaut weaves a compilation of 4 special ISS timelapses ("intro", "startrails", "fisheye" and "aurorae") into a captivating visual experience.
Welcome aboard the ISS - enjoy stunning photography, videos and timelapses from the Space Station!
"Making the Invisible Visible" was screened, and received a "honorable mention" at the 6th annual "Imagine Science" Festival in NYC (Oct. 2013, imaginesciencefilms.org/festival/2013-film-awards/).
Making-of the Video: christophmalin.com/wp01/2013/03/11/the-earth-from-above-my-new-iss-shortfilm-doc/
Some great intros and thoughts on the original film: slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/11/time_lapse_video_incredible_video_of_earth_seen_from_the_space_station.html
Great interview with Don Pettit here:
Dr. Don Pettit lecture excerpts courtesy PhotoShelter Luminance Conference 2012
ISS Stackings taken from my former Shortfilm "ISS TRONized" - vimeo.com/51499009
Special thanks to Dr. Don Pettit!
Great Music - great Artists:
"Old Red Shoe" - Baobab
"Sleepy Hollow Cemetry" - Acoustic Version - Baobab
Baobab - Phil Torres - baobabmusic.bandcamp.com
"Stars" - Rx by Eero Joenrinne / Lucas soundoflucas.com
Intro - "Reaching" - Jesse Hozeny
Outro - "Eileen" - Lee_Rosevere
Image courtesy of the image science & analysis lab / nasa johnson space center
"the gateway to astronaut photography of earth"
Shutter Noise: Nikon D4 ;) - oh, and please Nikon, how about a new version of the 2.8/8 mm Fisheye? It's time!
About 15000 Frames of 80000 processed with
Adobe Lightroom 5
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe After Effects CC
Cut & edited with
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Entirely rendered and produced on a Macbook Pro and iMac!
Finally, please also be aware of the growing issue of light pollution (plightwithlight.org) one can see in many of these scenes! Support IDA (darksky.org) on their challenge to preserve the night sky for us and our children, on reducing energy waste!
Visit our team at the UNESCO IYA 2009 Project TWAN (twanight.org) for some of the coolest nightsky images and videos on our planet! One people, one sky!
Always believe in your dreams and make it possible!
All the best,
P.S.: Check some of my other short films:
According to legend, German sound architect Carsten Nicolai got his musical inspiration from bats during his childhood, and he's been swooping and looping through the world of information transmitters ever since. Also helming up the Raster-Noton label, his art and sound work together to expose the beauty and creativity in the limitations of strict logical systems.
Audio drives vertex generation of objects and volumes. Render-to-texture feedback used to create a "mirror" effect. Position and rotation in space, colors and "scene" groups controlled in real-time through clip envelopes and MIDI manual controls. Ableton Live used to host the entire environment (Max for Live).
Recorded as a single shot. No post-production or off-line rendering involved.