[LAU] video <> sound synchronization

Ken Restivo ken at restivo.org
Tue Dec 2 00:29:36 EST 2008

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 12:14:00AM -0500, frank pirrone wrote:
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> Ken Restivo wrote:
> > 
> > As an expeirment, over a year ago, I plugged my fretless guitar into
> > my FastTrack Pro USB interface, loaded up Ardour on my laptop, set up
> > a cheap digital camera to film, and simultaneously filmed and
> > recorded myself playing some blues. It was an experiment to see how
> > easy it would be to sync the Ardour-recorded audio up with the video,
> > using Avidemux on Linux. Worked great and was quite simple to do. I
> > posted the results here:
> > 
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZuE2LWLXMc
> > 
> > And, over the past year, that cheesy little off-hand experiment has
> > been by far the most successful thing I've done musically *in my
> > entire life*.
> > 
> > 16,473 views so far-- more than any music I've ever made. I'm
> > baffled. I have no idea why such a simple, unremarkable, and almost
> > cliche'ed thing would have become so popular, but nonetheless it is,
> > in defiance of all rationality.
> > 
> > -ken
> I dunno, Ken.  Greater departure from conventional than the groovy
> funkalicious stuff you've done on keyboard/bass?
> Blue LEDs could have been Herbie Hancock playing, but for as
> complimentary as that observation may be, folks have heard stuff like
> that before.

Yeah, but that's my point.

Blues is as old as the hills, and quite possibly ten times as common. There are great blues guitarists within hailing distance of practically everyone.

Why anyone-- let alone 16,000 people-- would have wanted to hear me play blues, is a mystery to me.


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