Video Shooting/Editing: Mid-Late October 2014

My intro video is coming along!

Intro Video Editing

Intro Video Editing

I’ve been playing with the balance of voiceovers, shots, and music to try and fit the gist of my project into a 1-minute video, as per Dan’s recommendation. It’s a fun challenge! It’s also helping me distill my project in my own mind; what’s the most important stuff to convey when someone asks me, “What’s your senior project?”

I plan to finish this video within the next week or so. Stay tuned!

Logo + Video: Mid October 2014

I’m still working on the acrylic standoffs for the cube, but a few more people tried the Matrix this weekend and loved it. So far pretty consistent results! I’m really excited to see what people think of the whole shebang, stand and all.

Here’s the logo I’ve been designing:

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You might recognize it from the top of the page :D. Here’s a few iterations I tried:

Melomuse Logo Iteration 1

Melomuse Logo Iteration 2

Melomuse Logo Iteration 3

It’s always a work in progress. If I stumble upon a different look that I like, I’ll let you know 🙂

Here’s another icon I’m working on for the installation:

Wave for Lights!

..any guesses? It’s supposed to let people know to “wave alongside the cube for lights!” Also still a work in progress. Please feel free to post a comment with feedback for this one. It’s a tougher icon to crack.

Lastly, I’ve been brainstorming ideas for an introduction video of sorts for my project. Soon I should be finished building the stand, and then I can start filming. Maybe I’ll ultimately use this video in my presentation… but we’ll see. I want it to give a clear overview of what this melomuse does and why. Always some new element to get excited about!

Standoffs and Whatnot- Early October 2014

This week I continued work on the Melomuse stand. Here’s a mockup I made for scale:

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You can see the Sound Matrix on top. The bottom two feet of the column are solid white acrylic; the top foot is frosted semi-transparent acrylic. The lights on the side are shining through the frosted acrylic from the inside. They’re on an Octolively panel (remember these? They have lights that respond to nearby movement); one will be on every side.

All of the Melomuse electronics are contained within the stand, including the speaker. So, to let more sound escape, I’ve been experimenting with wood and acrylic standoffs to hold the top cube above the bottom stand. The wood works, but I think clear acrylic will be a more appropriate aesthetic; I’m hoping it makes it look a little like the top cube is floating. We shall see!