Earlier in 2015 I completed my PhD thesis titled Dividation – Generative Music Video Editing.
At present this thesis is being examined and I am eagerly awaiting my examiners’ feedback. While the thesis will be available online I am not going to implement it on here until it has been reviewed. For now I will leave you with a basic overview of what it is that I do here. I created a short video that explains the basic ideas behind my project.
So in short, I created Dividation as a prototype system for automatic assembly of individual shots into full music videos. Footage is created individually and a full production process is described in my thesis. The concept can be differentiated from many other generative or automated video research, as it only uses original footage, rather than found videos from TV broadcasts or online platforms such as YouTube. Important in describing Dividation was the focus on the creative process and how we can use technology to find new artistic or designerly practices and techniques for media production.
Don’t hesitate to contact me anytime if you would like to find out more or if you have any other questions. I’ll be happy to provide information or video materials, as possible.