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Blog archive for February 2015

Setting up a Reaper project for ambisonics

February 11, 2015

Over the past few weeks I have received several questions regarding how to set up a Reaper project to work with first order ambisonic using the ATK for Reaper plugins.

I have just uploaded a screencast that I hope will help explaining this.

Video screening program at 3,14

February 12, 2015


Still from There was a dream… by Sara Rajaei.


This weekend Stiftelsen 3,14 offers a four day video screening program with works by Sara Rajaei, Cynthia Marcelle, Elena Kovylina and Eva Ljosvoll. All four artists have exhibited previously at 3,14, and this is an opportunity to see more of their more recent works.

Three of the works are world premieres; Égalité Bergen by Elena Kovylina, based on a performance at Festplassen in Bergen December 6 last year, Ikke alle dørene er lukket by Eva Ljosvoll, and there was the dream and there was a memory connected with it by Sara Rajaei.

In addition three works by Cinthia Marcelle are presented; 475 Volver, ao plano and O século, and one additional work by Sara Rajaei; 1978 the 231st day.

I have co-curated the two works by Sara Rajaei for this exhibition. Yesterday I also helped Eva setting up a Mac for the screening of her work. Based on what I’ve seen so far, it is well worth taking the trip to 3,14 over the next few days.

AppleScript for fullscreen video in QuickTime 10

February 12, 2015


When God invented programming, the devil came up with AppleScript.

I have just been setting up two macs to play QuickTime movies fullscreen for an exhibition opening tonight at 3,14. I am using AppleScripts to ensure that video playback starts once the computer is booted, and that video plays back in fullscreen with looping.

The AppleScript I blogged some years ago works just fine on one of the Macs, but on the other one the movie refuses to loop and go fullscreen. This is with the same script, and same version of QuickTime.

Having googled around for quite a while, trying different variations on AppleScript syntaxes for QT 7 and QT 10, I finally found the scripts that bijazzard has posted to GitHub. His script for QT 7 is the exact same as mine, but his script for QT 10 saved the day.

I’ve uploaded the script here in order to make sure I have it for the next rainy day.


Update 2015-11-30

New OSX versions equals new problems and more band aids. Here’s an updated version that currently works with OSX 10.11 El Capitan. I had problems with the delay command not working properly, and resolved this by controlling the delay via a shell command, as discussed in this StackExchange discussion.