For the course Embodied Vision Erik Jansen and I have made a Max/MSP Jitter patch that re-edits footage automatically and motion-based.
The conductor is the leader of a musical ensemble, whose task it is to direct the musical performance by making gestures. One of the main tasks of the conductor is to set the tempo of the music. We were interested in using these visible gestures to direct something different than an orchestra, namely the tempo of a video. We have interpreted the motion in a video we’ve found showing a static shot of the conductor of ‘Der Fledermaus’ and used this for the automatically re-editing of another video.