“Beat Dedication” by Sabiston

  • ©Bob Sabiston


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SIGGRAPH Video Review:


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    07

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    Beat Dedication

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  • MIT Media Lab

Description:


    Beat Dedication began as a Christmas present, a personalized rock video for my 10-year-old brother with a new drum set. It’s the story of a stainless steel punk drummer and his arch-enemy, the Killer Volkswagen Fly. The animation can be computed to accompany any song. My soundtrack interpreter reads MIDI information from a synthesizer and uses it to generate animation keyframes; hence, the drummer’s movements are automatically synchronized to the music.


Additional Contributors:


    Music and video editing: David Atherton
    Project Support by: Hewlett-Packard(hardware), Bitstream(digitalfonts), IBM, MITUROP, and the MediaLab’s Visible Language Workshop, Film/ Video and Computer Graphics and Animation groups.

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