Yinzhen Bao :)

December 26, 2013

Experiment: Particle effect testing (Pure Data)

Filed under: GroupProject,Testing — yinzhenbhao @ 9:41 PM

Share a fairly basic practice for testing particles that was made after understanding the PD tutorials in last week. The outcome of group project effect will be mainly handled by group member Wengchang who is familiar with AfterEffect. Although we focus on the combination of virtual element and photography in this project work, we three still learn interactive technique for the further development in either project work or individual one.

Here have a try and make it be possible if interactive effect between audience and particles can be achieved, though I still get stuck in the interactive step with lack of sufficient skills. (The camera effect was combined by a coincidence…not quite understand some code in it, but it seems a good combination!)

An idea about individual project comes from this testing – may I use PD Gem to fulfill the synchronised two-layer’s variation with sounds?





morefun4art (2012) Available at: Youtube.  VA3460 Embodied Interaction [Accessed 26 December 2013].

Hotchkiss, J. (2010) Motion detection to midi with puredata. Available at:  http://hotchk155.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/webcam-motion-detection-to-midi-with.html/ [Accessed 26 December 2013].

Group Project: Demo framing of pre-set environment (Photos by W.Lin)

Filed under: GroupProject — yinzhenbhao @ 3:25 PM

This testing was focused on the effect of comparison between virtual particles and pre-set environment.

The demo framing of Pre-set environment and sequence motion:




Photos were photographed by W.Lin
Date: 24.12.2013
Location: Newcastle University

Inspiration: About pre-set environment

Filed under: GroupProject — yinzhenbhao @ 3:03 PM

After watching several interactive artworks, such as Tamás Waliczky The Garden (1992), I am thinking about the virtual environment in digital art – how about if we could use pre-set real environment instead of the completely virtual space? The concept of ‘see’ time being will be achievable, if the audience is able to perceive the virtual particles (time flowing) in a ‘real’ environment.


Waliczky (1992) Available at:
http://www.waliczky.com/waliczky_start.htm/ [Accessed 26 2013]

December 10, 2013

Experiment: Testing (Processing)

Filed under: Testing — yinzhenbhao @ 2:46 PM

Here is a basic practice – the shape can be changed by mouse. Some parameters have been amended after understanding the principle of processing from online tutorials in this afternoon break…

Speaking of developing the idea, I am trying to combine concept of landscape (landscape/geography/mapping) with geometrical shapes, and trying to learn more about variation of geometrical  image by audience’s movement.  Anyway, still highly interested in geometrical things and the geometrical image will be made instead of cubes (previous concept), but the concept of two-layers is conserved. The concept of project is still about exploring the combination between people and the surroundings.

I have got some ideas about these two layers – the outside one will be a dynamic web like a geometrical mountain (geometrical image) and the inside one will be audience’s variation face by pc camera (if it can be achieved.. I am planning to ask for some advices from tutor…)

The effects:

1 2 3

Share: Werckmeister Harmonies (Opening Scene)

Filed under: Sharing — yinzhenbhao @ 10:14 AM

Werckmeister Harmonies (Opening Scene – GR-EN sub)

Personally, I have to say it is one of the best short films that I’ve ever seen. And it’s also a very impressive one within the massive and various great art works which has been shown in the sessions.

Firstly, it is quite easily to catch someone’s attention from close shot to distant shot and from the limited space.

What interests me was the introduction-oriented narrative from Valuska. It reminded me an imaginary vision of “the space of universe” in mind  based on the existing ‘stars’ that were revolving in the bar.  When he was narrating, performers who embodied the imagination. The contrast and connection between the imagination and reality were impressing me a lot, since it was no longer an merely output from the creator.
Moreover, the background music was really impressive in this film, as one of the best parts in it, I reckon. Such low-pitched piano music in a way eliminated the boundary of real length of this short film – as if time has been stretched.
The rhythm of plot with the background music is appropriate – the ‘sun’ became warmth again, followed by everything being coming back to life with a slow tempo of recovering. The difference between the previous performance is that almost everyone(everything) in this bar(space) were involving in revival.
At the end, The bar owner suddenly appeared, broke this rhythm and broke the balance of ‘stars’.
He opened the door, asked Valuska to leave, however, it looked more like a signal to the audiences who might be aware of that ‘Oh, the film is almost over.‘ Then, the most interesting dialogue appeared , which Valuska replied to the bar owner and even the audiences‘….it’s still not over.’
Personally, I think the silence from bar owner who looked around the environment brought more opportunities to rethink the dialogue and the performance. Yes, it’s not over. Everything goes full circle over and over again, like solar system has its own revolving rule. On the other hand, the bar will open on next day as usual, and people never stop their own trace of daily lives.
This brilliant work as a good example that brings a lot of inspiration in terms of how to make the connection between audiences and the surrounding they are involving in. Finally, appropriate music always plays an important role in creating the atmosphere so that people are able to be induced to an art work easier.

Powered by WordPress