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how to make a video like this

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNdEzMgP2mc

I have already downloaded a picture I can use, but am lost on how to continue.

Do I need to install OBS?

This is what I have figured out. I used simple screen recorder for this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWIkD1ZeUbU

Its a start, although the sound is very soft, but what am I looking for ? Is that a spectrum analyser I see in that vid with static background image ?
(the moving white bars)

Second question:
Any tips on how I reach a bigger audience are also much appreciated.
Should I just post on bandcamp or are there better options?

I already post on soundcloud, but that is not really working although the number of followers does grow slowly.

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Re: how to make a video like this

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Something like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IiNah8Zjwc

It's a script that yPhil made. I modified it a bit if I remember correctly.

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#!/usr/bin/env bash

if [ "$#" -ne 5 ]; then
    echo "Usage: $0 [audio file path] 'artist name' 'album name' [artwork image file path] [point|line|p2p|cline]"
    exit
fi

FILE_PATH="$1"
ARTIST="$2"
ALBUM="$3"
COVER_FILE_PATH="$4"
EFFECT="$5"
FFMPEG="ffmpeg"

convert -resize 1280x720 "${COVER_FILE_PATH}" -background none -gravity center -extent 1280x720 "${COVER_FILE_PATH}-tmp.jpg"

$FFMPEG -y -i "${FILE_PATH}" -loop 1 -i "${COVER_FILE_PATH}-tmp.jpg" -filter_complex "[0:a] showwaves=s=1280x310:mode=${EFFECT}:r=25,colorkey=0x000000:0.1:0.5[wave];[1:v][wave] overlay=y=H-h:eval=init[canvas];[canvas]drawtext=fontfile='./font.ttf':fontsize=60:text='${ARTIST}':x=30:y=(h-300-text_h*2.5):fontcolor=white:shadowy=2:shadowx=2:shadowcolor=black,drawtext=fontfile='font.ttf':fontsize=72:text='${ALBUM}':x=20:y=(h-300-text_h):fontcolor=ff6600:shadowy=2:shadowx=2:shadowcolor=black" -shortest -codec:v libx264 -crf 18 -preset fast -codec:a aac -strict -2 -b:a 256k "${FILE_PATH}-composite.mp4"

if [[ -e "end.mp4" ]]; then
    $FFMPEG -y -i "${FILE_PATH}-composite.mp4" -i "end.mp4" -filter_complex "[0:0] [0:1] [1:0] [1:1] concat=n=2:v=1:a=1 [v] [a]" -map "[v]" -map "[a]" "${ARTIST}-${ALBUM}.mp4"

    rm -rfv "${FILE_PATH}-composite.mp4"
else
    # mv -v "${FILE_PATH}-composite.mp4" "${ARTIST}-${ALBUM}.mp4"
    mv -v "${FILE_PATH}-composite.mp4" "${ALBUM}.mp4"
fi

rm -rf "${COVER_FILE_PATH}-tmp.jpg"

echo -e "
################################################
DONE : ${ARTIST}-${ALBUM}.mp4"
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Re: how to make a video like this

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Gps wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:54 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWIkD1ZeUbU

Its a start, although the sound is very soft, but what am I looking for ? Is that a spectrum analyser I see in that vid with static background image ?
(the moving white bars)
Yeah, it is spectrum analyzator. For you video, you would need to adjust levels, now volume is very low.

For more complex automatically generated video you could check lebiniou. https://biniou.net/

For example this my video is done with it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f99EWNyRTHQ
You can use it to generate much less dope stuff also :-)
My video uses some plugins in lebiniou which I have developed myself, and aren't part of normal lebiniou. For getting lebiniou, versions before 3.30 are not worth trying.

In case you want to try my version, see https://gitlab.com/tavasti/lebiniou
Gps wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:54 pm
Second question:
Any tips on how I reach a bigger audience are also much appreciated.
First thing is to produce great music. When having music audience enjoys listening and wants to share, then there is time to start thinking how to get more audience.

I myself share my music in social media and here, but my music isn't yet in level where someone would react 'wow, I share this to my friends'. I suspect I may never reach that point.
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Re: how to make a video like this

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Thank you this should get me going. :)

tavasti wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:54 am

I myself share my music in social media and here, but my music isn't yet in level where someone would react 'wow, I share this to my friends'. I suspect I may never reach that point.
I have felt like this too, but I had a few reactions on this house track that made me wonder if I should not try to sell it too.
Or at least try more serious to promote it.
Even two people on this forum. said it made them wanna move. Since this is dance (club) music mission accomplished. :P

It is also shared on soundcloud in a house music group, so I must doing something right.
I value the the opinion of people on this forum much higher then most people on soundcloud though.

I once uploaded a track of which I knew some was out of tune, but still people liked it.
I can understand this, when I uploaded one of my first tracks, people here asked if I was tone def. :lol:
What I learned form this there are two types of tone def. With one you're screwed if you want to make music, the other one is fixable with practice.
These days even with out using the mark current scale tool my ears tell me if its in tune or not.
Fun memories, because at first I was like out of tune ? This is made on a pc how can it be out of tune ?
Scales ? what are scales. :lol:

I am very happy with my track, I like it myself, but I am not totally happy about the mix.

I like my tracks to have a bit of a warm sound, and I think my track is lagging that.

I have no clue on how to fix it, unless its a "simple" as looking at the spectrum and adding a sound that is in the spectrum I am missing.

Might need to start a topic on that. (because I don't know what is missing), its just when I listen my mind goes hmm, can I improve this?

I have looked in lmms with the simple spectrum analyser from lmms, but that confused me more then it helped me.

But when I listen to classic house tracks I like, I have this feeling my track does not sound like that mixing wise. :(

As an example of the house I love, this is one of my favourites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGpR4ceGxW0

Kraze - The party.
This track did inspire me to not have one loop copy pasted till the end, but have lets call it two types of loop.
Some house has just one loop repeated over and over again, the "variation" comes from messing with filters. (Acid house)

One of my favourite internet quotes, and yes I did play pacman in the arcade.
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." - Marcus Brigstocke (1989)
Was he talking about house ? :wink:

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Re: how to make a video like this

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bluebell wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:37 am
Something like this?
Thank you, yes something like that. :)
I will have a look at it.

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Re: how to make a video like this

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Blender :shock:

I did not see that coming.
I will take a look at that too, because then I can also do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4SXjfVeGEQ

Bit worried though the modelling is gonna take me allot of time, and I wonder how they looped it. (I think I can see the loop point in the vid though)

I suspect the model is just two maybe three times the same part then looped with blender and or some video software.

I don't know blender well, once tried to model something and the interface (gui) drove me nuts. :(
I did find out I was not the only person not liking the interface. This was many years ago.

There is a simple reason why I had allot of issues with the interface though.
I am used to programs like Autocad, Catia, Solid Works and a bit of 3D studio max, which to some extent all work the same, but the approach is kinda different in Blender. I was more fighting the gui then modelling anything.

That was a big disappointment for me, because I even used a program called Dedit, to make maps for a game, so I was expecting blender to be very easy for me.

Something I made with Dedit:

Image

But Blender is interesting, because I could do more then just a static backgroud img.
This could get out of hand fast though, me loosing allot of time were I am nor producing music. :lol:

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Re: how to make a video like this

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Gps wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:55 am
Blender :shock:

I did not see that coming.

....

But Blender is interesting, because I could do more then just a static backgroud img.
This could get out of hand fast though, me loosing allot of time were I am nor producing music. :lol:
More you make effort for making nice video, less you have time for making music. And when you start working on some video thing, most likely you will be immersed in that for a while 100%. I know, I've done it. Have shot timelapses, written some software for making better timelapses, written more stuff to visualization software lebiniou, learned to edit videos with kdenlive, shot footage with camera, with drone, tried making stuff with green screen. Now my videos are bit better, but they aren't still amazing good and impressive. So be careful where you step :-)

Blender would be sure great thing, but that is like diving to bottomless well, where you are falling infinitely. Sure, learning all the time, making better animations, etc. I am myself also interested in Blender, but this far have avoided temptation.
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Re: how to make a video like this

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Gps wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:55 am
Blender :shock:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :D

"Blender, made by aliens for use by aliens. Not for the faint of heart."

As a long time Blender user, i totally understand the frustration with it. So i'm neither trying to sell or push it, just presenting it as an option.

As of 2.8 it's been re-designed from the ground up. In fact it's so new, that i'm having to re-learn how to use it. Your query gave me an opportunity to play around with some of the new stuff going on within it.

I used this vid as a guide:
Simple Audio Visualizer Addon in Blender 2.82 FREE!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK9Umxy1AAs


Enjoy, be safe and keep chuggin' :!: 8)
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Re: how to make a video like this

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Installing Blender as we type.

Even if I will only do simple vids. (static background) I like the idea.

To quote a tv show host (Jeremy Clarkson) how hard can it be? :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LIQUI1Od6U&t=544s


Draw some surfaces, pull some coiner points up, lower some others and you have a landscape.
Because blender is used for games too there might be even some model a landscape, functionality.

Then you probably will have to put some special points in, creating the path of the camera. (or for the moving object in front of the camera or both)

If I recall it right my biggest issue was about how to select things.
Alien is the right word, as in totally different from allot of other (3D) software.

Edit:
After looking at that picture again , Kraze - The Party that by it self is worth the download. :wink:
Yo want to start this party right ?
I should test this with my midi remake / cover / remix of that track.

https://soundcloud.com/user586365033/th ... midi-remix

I had a quick look in blender, and it looked allot better, more logical, then the previous version I tried.

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Re: how to make a video like this

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tavasti wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:10 am
Gps wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:55 am
Blender :shock:

I did not see that coming.

....

But Blender is interesting, because I could do more then just a static backgroud img.
This could get out of hand fast though, me loosing allot of time were I am nor producing music. :lol:
More you make effort for making nice video, less you have time for making music. And when you start working on some video thing, most likely you will be immersed in that for a while 100%. I know, I've done it. Have shot timelapses, written some software for making better timelapses, written more stuff to visualization software lebiniou, learned to edit videos with kdenlive, shot footage with camera, with drone, tried making stuff with green screen. Now my videos are bit better, but they aren't still amazing good and impressive. So be careful where you step :-)

Blender would be sure great thing, but that is like diving to bottomless well, where you are falling infinitely. Sure, learning all the time, making better animations, etc. I am myself also interested in Blender, but this far have avoided temptation.
I am a bit worried, but gonna try anyway. :)
Already have some ideas, lets hope I wont end up modelling entire cities.

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Re: how to make a video like this

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Gps wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Installing Blender as we type.

Even if I will only do simple vids. (static background) I like the idea.

To quote a tv show host (Jeremy Clarkson) how hard can it be? :P
Careful. As tavasti points out...
tavasti wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:10 am
but that is like diving to bottomless well, where you are falling infinitely.
Gps wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Draw some surfaces, pull some coiner points up, lower some others and you have a landscape.
Because blender is used for games too there might be even some model a landscape, functionality.
Funny you should mention that. Just a day or so ago... :P
peaks.jpg
https://www.blendernation.com/2020/05/2 ... ee-add-on/
Gps wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Edit:
After looking at that picture again , Kraze - The Party that by it self is worth the download. :wink:
Yo want to start this party right ?
I should test this with my midi remake / cover / remix of that track.
If i did my part correctly, you should be able to swap in whatever image, video or audio you like.

Once you have Blender installed. The addon installed and enabled. Open the blend and hit the play button. The audio may need to cache for smooth playback, but the building blocks are in place. Or should be. :oops:
play.jpg
Gps wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:46 pm
I had a quick look in blender, and it looked allot better, more logical, then the previous version I tried.
Yes. Now it's even 'right click to select' by default. :mrgreen:

Let me know you have issues and i'll try to help out.
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Re: how to make a video like this

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Gps wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Already have some ideas, lets hope I wont end up modelling entire cities.
..Oops. Forgot to add...
buildings.jpg
https://www.blendernation.com/2020/05/2 ... ls-add-on/

Sky's the limit.. :P
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Re: how to make a video like this

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LOL, as I was hoping. Create some mountains, make a fly by and we have a vid.
Will have to do some thinking on how not to let it get out of hand, so it will not take away too much time of my music production. :)


I had missed that post. I usual check this forum once a day, but with most questions, I can't help anyway.

For now happy with LMMS on openSUSE. The list of things I miss in LMMS is getting shorter and shorter.

They are working on LV2 support, humanisation, and automating more of zynaddsubfx.

I hope the humansation will make it easier to create funky music.


They are also working on how to automate Carla in LMMS, Falk tx is one of the LMMS devs, these days.
I was able to use amsynth in Carla, so I had Amsynth in LMMS, but quickly found out, we cant automate it yet.

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Re: how to make a video like this

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carlv wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:08 pm
Funny you should mention that. Just a day or so ago... :P
peaks.jpg
https://www.blendernation.com/2020/05/2 ... ee-add-on/
Oh, this boat is going to dangerous waters!
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