While learning to work with Max this semester, I created a program that distorts video footage based on live audio. I envision this program in a live audience setting such as a theatre. If viewers disturb the experience by talking during the film, their interruption will be reflected visually and audibly by distorting the video footage and audio. Such a measure may encourage viewers to be silent during a movie.
I started by accessing the audio through the microphone in the computer:
Next I loaded in 3 pre selected movies that the viewer could select between:
Then the video footage was distorted based on the frequency of the live audio:
And finally the video’s audio was distorted based on audio input:
And as for the output, the program provided a simple preview mode displaying videos to select, a play/pause button, and the movie footage: