‘Video Feedback’ by Japhy Riddle
None of this imagery was computer generated.
This is an example of very controlled video feedback using all analog 1970’s equipment. Shot with a Sony AVC-3400 vidicon tube camera aimed at a Quazar black and white CRT, and fed into it via RF—This was pre video-in. One advantage of using RF is that tuning away from the correct channel frequency results in noise (static) being introduced into the signal, which adds all the “wormy” detail.
I recorded the camera’s video output onto my computer while I was playing around with this feedback. The video is made up of three sessions back to back. It’s best viewed as something to zone out (in) to. This is not for the impatient mind seeking something exciting.
All the audio was procedurally generated from the analog video signal but run through many digital filters after to strip most of the 60hz hum and accentuate the overtones. The sound was also run through some varying pitch shifting filters. Sorry for the abrasive audio. For a more relaxing experience, switch off your speakers.
P.S. While I do have a fondness for outdated video technology, video feedback is not my passion. I’m more of a stop-motion guy. My other videos far better represent my interests.