How did he do this?!?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by blackburst, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. blackburst

    blackburst Guest

    Amazing piece of V/A (video/audio) editing:



    The given here is that Lasse DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO PLAY drums or
    keyboards! I certainly understand that one can hit notes one-at-a-
    time, cut them into separate elements, then edit them into a sequence.

    What I don't understand is how MUSICAL it is. It is hard to believe
    that a guy who can't play drums (at least) can do fills of such
    musical sophistication. (Maybe it's possible that he thinks like a
    drummer, but can't make his limbs do it in real time, but I doubt it.)

    Is there some kind of a video or audio NLE program that allows one to
    automatically match separate elements to some predetermined drum
    pattern?

    How the hell did he do this??
     
    blackburst, Mar 13, 2009
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    Chris Whealy Guest

    Plenty of people have musical abilities. Some of them even learn to
    play musical instruments...

    No trick software here, just a good sense of rhythm and humour.

    Chris W
     
    Chris Whealy, Mar 13, 2009
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    Steve King Guest

    | wrote:
    | > Amazing piece of V/A (video/audio) editing:
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | > The given here is that Lasse DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO PLAY drums or
    | > keyboards! I certainly understand that one can hit notes one-at-a-
    | > time, cut them into separate elements, then edit them into a sequence.
    | >
    | > What I don't understand is how MUSICAL it is. It is hard to believe
    | > that a guy who can't play drums (at least) can do fills of such
    | > musical sophistication. (Maybe it's possible that he thinks like a
    | > drummer, but can't make his limbs do it in real time, but I doubt it.)
    | >
    | > Is there some kind of a video or audio NLE program that allows one to
    | > automatically match separate elements to some predetermined drum
    | > pattern?
    | >
    | > How the hell did he do this??
    | >
    | Plenty of people have musical abilities. Some of them even learn to
    | play musical instruments...
    |
    | No trick software here, just a good sense of rhythm and humour.
    |
    | Chris W

    And editing software that can put beats per minute on the timeline? Maybe.

    Steve King
     
    Steve King, Mar 13, 2009
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    Chris Whealy Guest

    He probably just generated a click track and synced the audio to it manually

    Chris W
     
    Chris Whealy, Mar 13, 2009
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    blackburst Guest

    Maybe. I can't rule it out. But some of the fills I, as a competent
    drummer, find impressive. And to complicate matters, it's hard to
    translate even good drumming knowledge to electronic devices. I
    remember trying to program a Roland TR909 back in the 80s, and having
    a devil of a time trying to conceptualize fills and translate them to
    button pushes, and have them sound like a drummer. It's even harder
    for me to imagine a non-drummer thinking: OK, I'll do a standard bass/
    snare/bass/snare, but add a hi-hat hit on each offbeat, then a cymbal
    crash at the head of each measure...THAT kind of thing.
     
    blackburst, Mar 13, 2009
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    John O Guest

    Some of his other vids are brilliant.

    -John O
     
    John O, Mar 13, 2009
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  7. I like the drumstick flips on the floor tom.
     
    Michael Dobony, Mar 13, 2009
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    jtougas Guest

    Not by Lasse, but another fun one :
     
    jtougas, Mar 13, 2009
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    sgordon Guest

    Actually, as a drummer, I believe him when he says he isn't a drummer.
    There are a number of things that he does that a drummer probably wouldn't
    do, and vice versa. He virtually never hits two drums at once, never does a
    flam, never does a double stroke or buzz, and often hits the cymbal by itself
    (most drummers accompany a cymbal hit with either a snare or bass drum hit).
    It's exactly the sort of thing that someone who has good ears, strong
    nonlinear editing skills, good musical talent, creative energy, and some
    time on his hands, could craft. Having said that, it's very well done!
    Perhaps what I find most impressive is its musicality, and abundant use
    of space. It must have taken a lot of time to put together.


    : Amazing piece of V/A (video/audio) editing:

    :

    : The given here is that Lasse DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO PLAY drums or
    : keyboards! I certainly understand that one can hit notes one-at-a-
    : time, cut them into separate elements, then edit them into a sequence.

    : What I don't understand is how MUSICAL it is. It is hard to believe
    : that a guy who can't play drums (at least) can do fills of such
    : musical sophistication. (Maybe it's possible that he thinks like a
    : drummer, but can't make his limbs do it in real time, but I doubt it.)

    : Is there some kind of a video or audio NLE program that allows one to
    : automatically match separate elements to some predetermined drum
    : pattern?

    : How the hell did he do this??
     
    sgordon, Mar 13, 2009
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    just bob Guest

    I am blown away by his videos and I would buy his "music".

    thanks for sharing.
     
    just bob, Mar 14, 2009
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    Keith. Guest

    Another clever one...................



    Keith.
     
    Keith., Mar 14, 2009
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  12. I don't see anything mysterious or fantastic about this at all.. not a
    thing. I am a composer. I have a studio. I found this boring.
     
    Flatulent Father Flannigan, Mar 14, 2009
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  13. Good one Don. I won't respond in kind. Apologies if I have offended you. (
    <GGG>)

    I'm sorry but there is absolutely nothing spectacular in any way about this
    little editing exercise. It is BONE simple to do. For anyone with only a
    little experience with a NLE and a drum machine. Not a single thing. I am a
    little surprised that anyone found it so profound. It's an amateur exercise
    at best.

    move along people.. nothing to see here.

    boring.
     
    Flatulent Father Flannigan, Mar 14, 2009
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  14. Let me see.. I made an observation, a neutral observation, which was very
    basic. It is not a difficult thing to do. And "I" am a miserable git? I
    supppose I faulted by not gushing over it as the rest have here.. and that
    may have offended you. For which I am so truly sorry.

    Not really. I don't care. :)

    What IS amazing is that anyone finds this interesting. Sign of the times I
    guess.

    While being neither interesting OR entertaining it IS simple, rough, and
    boring. As I said, VERY , VERY easy to do in an afternoon.

    Now that is not supposed to be an insult to you Don so relax.
     
    Flatulent Father Flannigan, Mar 14, 2009
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    Ben Bradley Guest

    In rec.audio.pro,rec.video.production, On Sat, 14 Mar 2009 14:25:36
    That's hilarious, partly because of all the "Be a guitar god and
    rule the neck" Google ads around it. It's enough for me just to rue
    the neck.

    Here's his second one, even more hilarious:

     
    Ben Bradley, Mar 15, 2009
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    Tony Guest

    Cool stuff. Kinda reminds me of this:


     
    Tony, Mar 18, 2009
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    RickMerrill Guest

    It just has to be a computer program - probably somebody's thesis at CMU
    or MIT or Caltech!

    The user associates small video clips with a sound, and the computer
    sequences them.
     
    RickMerrill, Mar 18, 2009
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    Ralph Barone Guest

    Actually, the interesting one is this

    and the others in the Animusic project. A description of the software
    is at
    http://www.animusic.com/company-software.html

    I suppose that one could do something similar that takes a monophonic
    MIDI score and sequences video clips together in the same way that Lasse
    did by hand.
     
    Ralph Barone, Mar 19, 2009
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    Ralph Barone Guest

    Crap. Monophonic isn't quite the word I was looking for. What's the
    opposite of polyphonic?
     
    Ralph Barone, Mar 20, 2009
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  20. monophonic.

    correct.

    As for the 3dsmax midi interface. Its relatively simple to setup a midi
    script to affect just about any parameter you want to wire to. As for those
    animations.. they were 'interesting' but are nothing special. The problem
    is, in the 3D world. whenever you automate something.. it loses its
    character. As these animations have.
     
    Flatulent Father Flannigan, Mar 20, 2009
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