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Synthopolis 0x02 (VIDEO!)



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This romp started as a musical doodle on the iPad while I was playing with GarageBand. Because of my initial choice of the synthesizer-heavy voices, my quick working title for this music became "Synthopolis". Well, as is always the case, not only did the working title stick, but it began to take on a life of its own in my mind. I first used Harmony Assistant to write out the entire piece from its humble iPad beginning sketch. The working title (and the march-like processional that this became as I extended the music), evoked a sparkly city parade, but in miniature. A little synthetic city with its own celebration day. So I designed and programmed a city of random and unusual buildings and a parade of shiny floats, and used my trusty 3D computer animation tool, POV-Ray, to animate the fly-throughs, with a healthy dose of focal-blur to give it the feel of a tiny model. Hopefully this will bring you back to the days of disappearing into your world of Legos, model trains, etc. I had a lot of fun with the details, creating the myriad flags and float types… and I always thought water towers should be made of water, though these turned out to look a bit like LEDs. As always, any critical feedback about the music/video, is welcomed!

It is best to see full screen on YouTube (click here), but a small embedded version is here:

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Uploaded: Sep 18, 2012 - 12:06:36 PM
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2012 - 12:11:14 PM Last Played: Jul 18, 2019 - 06:52:14 PM
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Henke said 2588 days ago (September 18th, 2012)
Great fun
But a lot of work, I can('t) imagine! The music of course is recognizable from your other video works, which is a good thing (coherency may be the word I'm looking for). The video is great with the changing camera angels, focus shifts etc, and all the little floats are cute enough, indeed reminding me of marble stones from childhood and more. A great effort all in all. So thanks again for sharing it here. Hope all is well, everything considered...

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alackbass said 2588 days ago (September 18th, 2012)
Synthopolis 0x02 (VIDEO!)
Charming! The music matches the fun and colorful look of the video. I really enjoyed the parade-like footage!
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Philip18 said 2587 days ago (September 19th, 2012)
what a delightfully magical, mechanical world you hace created. Sparking music that works well. Much enjoyed (with great admiration for the processes yu have used both for the music and the video).
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richard13 said 2587 days ago (September 19th, 2012)
Eduard, the polymath
and man of many talents (and, I hope, a few shekels too ;-) I enjoyed the tune when you first posted it and am happy to see you haven't been wasting your new-found "spare time" by reading murder mysteries or lounging on the beach. Cool beans, as Harold says.
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magnatone said 2585 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
i just can't get over how fabulous this video is eduard! congratulations on this spectacular achievement - one of the best music videos i've seen!
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Moviz said 2585 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
I think
I'd better get myself an I-Pad if this is the kind of stuff it can do.... love the video which is so suitable for the music you made (or visa-versa)..... love those vehicles and i want one now my old VW Golf is getting shabby, cheers M
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egobandit said 2584 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
Dont know why I dont visit here, but you do come up on my ipod
Always enjoy your romp through electronic melody Vid is a trip!
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Warren Smith said 2077 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
To Synthopolis and beyond
Fun musical piece and a delightful parade rolling through the streets of sunny Synthopolis.

All seems splendiferous under that majestic hexagon sky.

Still, behind the facade of happiness, I get the feeling something dark and sinister is waiting beyond the edge of town. The cameras never go there .. probably for good reason!
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drakonis said 2077 days ago (February 10th, 2014)
the dangerous curves in space-time
Yes, there is always a drak corner in all my music, and I see who notices it :-) There cannot be form in the light, unless it is carved by shadow. Perhaps I should make a part two, and take people down the dark alley of Synthopolis, down the storm-drain and into the worker-tunnels under the city… oh wait, Fritz Lang already did that. :-)

Thank you for lending a sharp eye and ear… and enjoying this mostly frivolous romp!
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