Screenshot Reaper

Video “Car Chase”

31. März 2020

Car chase is a Super Cut of footage of Police pursuits broadcast by US-American television stations. The editing is based on search words and phrases of the original live comments of the helicopter pilots and news reporters at the studio. To make the workflow more efficient I used the automatic subtitle function the YouTube footage. Scanning for search terms like “dangerous”, “you see …” and emotional reactions like “Wow” or “Ohh” of the commentators presorted the material. To lead the viewers focus in to the material I organized the editing starting from silent watching to a peak of accidents back to the top view.

The video shows the morally questionable live description between “Attention, there is danger there” to “We’ll stay on until the end”. The high probability of a violent end of the chase combined with the hint “viewer description is advised” and the expectant reactions of news reporters in case of a “close call” produces a dubious media event.

Screenshot ReaperEntstanden im Rahmen von “Procedural Cut: Algorithmic Micro-editing” an der Professur Gestaltung Medialer Umgebungen an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Beratung Dipl-Künstler Max Neupert.

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