Visualizing “Mo Money Mo Problems”
By processing the "Mo Money Mo Problems" music video, Nick Hardeman has generated a series of images which display the color and action of the video in a highly abstract form.
By analyzing and processing the “Mo Money Mo Problems” music video by the Notorious B.I.G., Parsons student Nick Hardeman has generated a series of fantastic images which display the color and action of the video in a highly abstract form.
He explains the process:
The initial frame detects edges in the image and attempts to trace motion from frame to frame. The output is rendered as a vector image, the curves represent the motion. The points represent the pixels detected in the edge, their size determined by the distance from their previous location, the further, the larger. The color of the points are determined by the color of that pixel in that frame. The only imagery added manually is the background color.