Isadora

Now that all the fun is over, I’ve got a bit more time to play about with stuff and experiment. One of the things on my list to look at was Isadora which is a graphic programming environment “that provides interactive control over digital media, with special emphasis on the real-time manipulation of digital video.” Bit like Max/MSP as you’ll see below. The demo version has all the functionality of the full version except you can’t save your files and it’ll only record 5 seconds of video hence why the examples are so short. It looks like a nice bit of kit though and the tutorials in the manual are quite easy to follow. I used some footage from drumThing for one of the tutorials to produce the clips below which picks up the movements of the mouse to break the clip apart into dots. One is in black and white and the other is in colour.

Isadora clip 1

Isadora clip 2

Screen shot of Isadora script



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