Silent is a two minute video created by combining frames from five classic silent films: Metropolis, Faust, Nosferatu, The Holy Mountain, and The Dragon Painter and put to the music of Charles Ives‘ Hallowe’en. The frames are chosen by custom software that compares data from each of the film’s soundtracks with the data from Ives’ music.
The software analyzes each film and records the audio (FFT) data and timecode for each frame. The final video is generated by processing an input soundtrack, in this case Hallowe’en, and finding the frames of film whose audio best fits that of the soundtrack.
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Chandler B. McWilliams