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Born Ruffians – What to Say

Directed by Jared Raab
Cinematography by Peter Dreimanis
Produced by Josh Warburton

Working with artist/computer programmer Rob Bairos, the video was recorded entirely off of a vintage oscilloscope. Oscilloscopes are used for viewing voltages, primarily in the sciences, medicine, engineering, telecommunications and industry. Though other people have reprogrammed oscilloscopes to display images in the past, the “video to scope” process used in this video is the first of its kind. The images you see are made up of a single point of light, moving quickly across a screen in order to draw shapes – that means the entire Born Ruffians video for “What to Say” displays vector images made from only one continuous line. The footage was shot once on video, edited, converted for use on the oscilloscope (using a live visuals program called TouchDesigner) and then shot again directly off the vintage machine.

Special Thanks:
Warp Films
Leila Hebden

TouchDesigner is made by Derivative in Toronto, Canada.

The Making of Born Ruffians – What to Say from Jared Raab on Vimeo.


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