Study 6 - Keb from Volume 2 of the Visual Music Studies DVD Series,
"Pythagoras & Pellegrino In Petaluma"
Ron Pellegrino, July 2003
The Visual Music Studies DVD Series is composed of electronic sound and light materials and explanatory
notes designed to serve as a basis for Visual Music Studies. The
presentational form of the DVDs is like a record of a combination
of visits to my studios and to my public presentations. The first
two volumes of the Series are called "Pythagoras & Pellegrino
In Petaluma". What follows is the table of contents for those
Volume 1 - Pythagoras & Pellegrino In Petaluma
Volume 2 - Pythagoras & Pellegrino In Petaluma
- Visual Music Studies 5 -10
- Study 5 - Malie
- Study 6 - Keb
- Study 7 - WAG
- Study 8 - Nella
- Study 9 - Astor
- Study 10 - Meg
For a more extended description of the Volumes 1 and 2 use click here.
Please note that video on the internet in September of 2000 (when
I started posting video excerpts) and in March of 2001 (when this
excerpt was posted) still has a long way to go for great image
and sound quality. Nevertheless, even under current conditions
there are ways of optimizing the internet video experience.
As of July 2003 the image size of most of the video files has
been increased by a factor of 4. That also means that the files
are 4 times as large thereby lengthening the download time. From
what I've been led to believe by email responses to the video
excerpts most of the people who download these files have fast
connections. However, if you have a relatively slow connection
(56K or less) do your long file downloads in the background while
you're doing other tasks with your computer or you're away from
your computer. Whatever the case the following suggestions will
improve your experience of the video excerpts.
Ways to get the best results from this video file:
- Setting your monitor to a resolution of 640 x 480 will provide
the largest image with no distortion. Finer resolutions will also
work; the screen will just be smaller and the image compromised
- With some browsers, Internet Explorer 5 for example, you can resize
the the video by grabbing its window in the lower right hand corner
and pushing and pulling it. If you resize the image adust your
viewing distance to the monitor accordingly.
- Be sure you play the music on a good sound system; the speaker
built into your computer is as bad as audio systems get. For less
than $100 you can get a decent stereo sound system to connect
to your computer and your listening pleasure will be greatly enhanced.
For less than $50 you can buy decent stereo headphones. Never listen to music over the speakers built into your computer;
they should be illegal.
- Video files are long, which means downloads are long. Let the
file download in the background while you're doing something else
with your computer. Or while the file is downloading take a walk
and see what birds are playing in your yard or out on the street.
If your sound system is turned on, the music will begin playing
as soon as the video file is finished downloading. That's a good
way to remind yourself you started a long download especially
if you start working on something else in the meantime.
- To play the video you should have QuickTime installed. If you
don't, download it at no cost from Apple.
To download the video excerpt from Study 6 - Keb (10 MB) click here. Be sure to download long video files in the background while
you're doing other tasks with your computer or away from your
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