It is a generation of high technology. Our daily life is full of computing in the aspects of work and leisure. Computing also influences on art, and now a computer can be a new form of representation. Artists use computers to create and show their art works, and viewers now not only view those art works but also involve in art works through the interactivity of a computer. Motion graphics are attractive. Flash based programs are rich in interaction. This project combines the two features to create a user driven art that promotes classical music to children and of course to every one. In such an interactive and attractive way, users enjoy the music and listen to the three world-known songs from Saint Saëns's Carnival of Animals- Royal March of Lion, Aquarium, and the Swan. When the music starts, by clicking the mouse, users can add motion graphics related to the music on a computer screen. It is a problem to figure out a way to generate pixel-based motion graphics with Flash, which usually deals with vector images. First built are the codes, that give this project functions of interaction. Users can choose a song, add motion graphics on a computer screen, pause or play the music, change the volume of the sound, choose different color, and print out images they create. The rest are the motion graphics, that reflect the unique theme of each song. In order to display well, different methods are examined to generate motion graphics, including loading FLV files exported by After Effects, and adding movie clips built in Flash, and more. The result shows that adding movie clips built in Flash is the best way. Other ways result in the pixilated edges of graphics, the difficulty of making alpha movies, or other technical problems. Having the capabilities of enabling users to control the program and displaying motion graphics in high quality, this project performs as a new medium introducing classical music to new generations.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Flash (Computer file); Computer graphics; Computer animation; Music and color; Saint-Sae?ns, Camille, 1835-1921.--Carnaval des animaux.--Aquarium; Saint-Sae?ns, Camille, 1835-1921.--Carnaval des animaux.--Cygne; Saint-Sae?ns, Camille, 1835-1921.--Carnaval
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Fang, Meng-Tieh, "Colors of the music" (2009). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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