During the pandemic, I started watching a lot of YouTube creators, and, in particular, found that I really liked the things made by Tom Scott. His video with the Gregory Brothers about Auto-Tune had me in stitches, and I decided I wanted to see if I could do a video using it. I scoured my collection of discs for sequences of people singing and managed to find more than I expected, though I had hoped for more recent series. Since so many of the usable scenes I’d found were from series with a 4:3 aspect ratio, I ended up doing the whole video 4:3, cropping all of the 16:9 footage as needed.
I also broke out After Effects for the first time in a long time to make the waveforms and the tracking effects with the equations (which are all accurate Fourier Transform equations for certain transform types).
It amused a few people in the AWA Pro competition (and at least one person immediately pegged it as mine, saying “you’re one of the only people who would try something like this”), but it wasn’t selected as a finalist in any category.
Anime – Various Anime
Music – Gregory Brothers ft. Tom Scott – How Auto-Tune Works
Completed October 2022