Guney Ozsan - Out There (Music Video)
Procedurally generated, real-time, demoscene style, open source music video made with Unity 3D for Out There by Guney Ozsan.
After becoming a dad last year the project had it place in shelves for quite a long time. To prevent the project failing all together I am changing the course a little bit.
This was my first big C# project and I was focused more on the video result than code itself. Meanwhile C# became my main language in my career that I’m currently not comfortable with the code quality as it appears that there are a few useful tools that can be extracted out of this project.
However, I am also not comfortable that turning into this project into a software tool is blocking the path to finalize the music video as an art form.
At this point it turns out that assigning two separate functionality to the project had became harmful (Dope! Single responsibility principle everywhere huh?). So I decided to split the paths, and the first goal will be to finalize the video as fast as possible without thinking about the condition of the current code.
Only after releasing the music video, my intention is to refactor the code to extract some useful tools for people that may want to work with music tracks in Unity.
The project is still in progress and not released yet. You can watch some previews of it on this YouTube playlist.
Still, the binaries for the latest state are available at the releases section (Windows, Mac, Linux).
Check out to development branch to see the latest state. It is mostly stable.
The music is Out There by Guney Ozsan. It is a mid pace electronic music with inspirations from 70’s psychedelic music and 80’s science fiction.
The music consists of 2 parts, “Part 1 - Approach” and “Part 2 - Probe”. Part 1 starts with a big explosive hit and sets the atmosphere in about 3 minutes. Part 2 is a groovy track that takes the listener to a psychedelic journey which lasts about 7 minutes. Part 2 is loopable and this will be used for making the music video running infinitely long with no repetition, giving an opportunity to the viewer to get lost in the experience as long as they feel comfortable.
The challenge of this project is to let the viewer dive into an impressive psychedelic experience within the world suggested by the music, while at the same time carrying and representing the characteristics of a demo as in the demoscene sense. So both the general aesthetic and technical approaches should be consistent with the classic demo style but in a non-conservative sense. This can be implemented in various ways such as runtime procedural generation, minimalism in code, wow moments, playing with geometry and colors, and generating an atmosphere or perhaps a world.
The music piece that cultivates the visuals is quite psychedelic, carrying characteristics from 70’s psychedelic rock and impressions from 80’s science fiction (both literature and cinema) which are implemented in a subtle modern electronic music style.
Out There consists of two parts where Part I is called “Approach” and Part II is called “Probe”. Part I (Approach) is taken as an approach to an immersive unknown, and Part II (Probe) feels like experiencing that unknown while being immersed in it.
To establish a basis of concept for visuals, science fiction approach is preffered and the concept is more like discovering a new planet or star system but in a psychedelic mood or state of mind.
The basic implementation of the idea for this was written in 2014 but it couldn’t continue due to various reasons like immature ideas to progress and life itself. Now feeling more capable and comfortable, the project is revived.
- Part II composition (in progress)
- Explore visual effect possibilities through color, shader, post-processing.
- Experiment with various user interactions.
- Take screen recording as music video.
- Introduce a main menu for different modes.
- Publish the music video on web and self-publish the runtime version.
- Look for publishing opportunities for the runtime version such as Steam, mobile…etc.
- Make a VR version.
- Publish VR version.
Guney Ozsan - Out There (Music Video) - Procedurally generated real-time music video. Copyright © 2018 Guney Ozsan
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
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The music piece “Out There (Full Version)” by Guney Ozsan is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.