TEASER VIDEO for the project which will be ongoing.
How the whole process of the psychedelic experience works?
Listen to selected music----------> select suitable filter in Photobooth --------> record your psychedelic experience video----------> Submit your video through http://psychedelicexperience123.tumblr.com-------> artist will manipulate the submitted video and re post it in the tumblr site -------> THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE
I finally got some promising video submissions from our OSS group esp Chin Fang, Jingxiang,Prakash, Min and Diana! Thanks peeps!
While browsing through the way I received the file, I realized there are limitations of wordpress in handling video submissions and this can only be done externally either through my email or wetransfer.com.
While browsing through some of the peers website, tumblr seems to be a good platform in getting a direct submission without having me to download the link through my email etc.
I’VE BEEN ENLIGHTENED!
Hence, I’ve created an additional website dedicated to the submission and probably I will shift all my wordpress contents to tumblr.this way it is easier for the participants to submit their entries, making their experience more convenient.
As my PSYCHEDELIC Project is about the user experience, I will need to consider thoroughly how my participants will feel so as not to affect their Psychedelic experience while participating in the project.
For the project to kick off, I will definitely need an individualized page for the audience to refer to the contents of my project.
Hence, after consulting Randall, I created a separate page for this project in WordPress and still in progress to include several additional links for clearer separation of my project elements eg project inspirations etc.
I realize that this psychedelic idea comes from my subconscious obsession with the 1960s era of freedom and so I researched more on this era.
(excerpt from wikipedia) ” In the second half of the decade, young people began to revolt against the conservative norms of the time, as well as remove themselves from mainstream liberalism, in particular the high level of materialism which was so common during the era. This created a “counterculture” that sparked a social revolution throughout much of the Western world. It began in the United States as a reaction against the conservatism and social conformity of the 1950s, and the US government’s extensive military intervention in Vietnam. The youth involved in the popular social aspects of the movement became known as hippies. These groups created a movement toward liberation in society, including the sexual revolution, questioning authority and government, and demanding more freedoms and rights for women and minorities. The Underground Press, a widespread, eclectic collection of newspapers served as a unifying medium for the counterculture. The movement was also marked by the first widespread, socially accepted drug use (including LSD and marijuana) and psychedelic music.”
No I’m not high on drugs but I find the colors and vibe of the 1960s relatable to what I imagine in my final video. Full of randomness. Defying structure. eccentric. This gives an idea for my page layout, reflecting my project theme of the 1960s vibe. Gifs of weird and funny combined with distracting colors and full of rawness.
Using after effects, i generated an audio waveform with reference to the music track of “Tomorrow Never Knows” by John Lennon and performed by the Beatles. Using these waveforms i created a series of psychedelic patterns through compositing,layering, multiplying etc. I changed the thickness and color scheme of each audio waveform from the same audio.
Developing on this idea, I would like to include an element of Apples Mac “Photobooth” where users will submit photo booth videos of them performing certain tasks e.g. raising hands etc while watching the psychedelic visuals. In turn, i will collage these photo booth videos in my own psychedelic compilation.
Examples of actions to be done:
1)Play the psychedelic video (made by me).
2)Choose a suitable filter in photo booth of your choice.
3) Show a thumbs up before you start.
4) Start Grooving/have fun for 1-2 min. (moving your body to the beat of the music/filter)