Ron Pellegrino's Video Excerpts

As of August 20, 2011 I'm redirecting people interested in my videos to a page with links to a set of my latest and highest quality video samples.

Please note that the latest set of videos as accessed by the link above does not include Winter Reflections, Feedback: Liquid Light and Study 6 - Keb from Pythagoras & Pellegrino In Petaluma, Volumes 1 and 2 of the Visual Music Studies DVD Series (to view these older videos you can find their links by simply going to the last three entries in the video links below).

Please note that video on the internet in September of 2000 (when I started posting video excerpts) still has a long way to go for great image and sound quality. Nevertheless, even under current conditions there are ways of optimizing the internet video experience.

As of July 2003 the image size of most of the video files has been increased by a factor of 4. That also means that the files are 4 times as large thereby lengthening the download time. From what I've been led to believe by email responses to the video excerpts most of the people who download these files have fast connections. However, if you have a relatively slow connection (56K or less) do your long file downloads in the background while you're doing other tasks with your computer or you're away from your computer. Whatever the case the following suggestions will improve your experience of the video excerpts.

Ways to get the best results from this video file:

  1. Setting your monitor to a resolution of 640 x 480 will provide the largest image with no distortion. Finer resolutions will also work; the screen will just be smaller and the image compromised somewhat.
  2. With some browsers, Internet Explorer 5 for example, you can resize the video by grabbing its window in the lower right hand corner and pushing and pulling it. If you resize the image adust your viewing distance to the monitor accordingly.
  3. Be sure you play the music on a good sound system; the speaker built into your computer is as bad as audio systems get. For less than $100 you can get a decent stereo sound system to connect to your computer and your listening pleasure will be greatly enhanced. For less than $50 you can buy decent stereo headphones. Never listen to music over the speakers built into your computer; they should be illegal.
  4. Video files are long, which means downloads are long. Let the file download in the background while you're doing something else with your computer. Or while the file is downloading take a walk and see what birds are playing in your yard or out on the street. If your sound system is turned on, the music will begin playing as soon as the video file is finished downloading. That's a good way to remind yourself you started a long download especially if you start working on something else in the meantime.
  5. To play the video you should have QuickTime installed. If you don't, download it at no cost from Apple.

Be sure to download these long video files in the background while you're doing other tasks with your computer or away from your computer.

The following links will take you to descriptions of the video excerpts plus extracted image sets and links to the video files:

March 26, 2001. The Unison from Visual Music Meditations

February 13, 2001. A set of three excerpts from The Deb Fox Heterophonic Alchemical Tours

November 14, 2000. Cynthia's Dream

September 16, 2000. Winter Reflections

September 12, 2000. Feedback: Liquid Light

July 11, 2003. Study 6 - Keb from Pythagoras & Pellegrino In Petaluma, Volumes 1 and 2 of the Visual Music Studies DVD Series.

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