Inspired by Rosa Menkman‘s Vernacular of File Formats, I wanted to create my own vernacular of lesser known and lesser used file formats including PCX, PPM and PIX. Using a clip from the 1994 film Reality Bites I demonstrated the different types of glitches that can be achieved in these file formats.
The scripts used to generate these videos were collected and released as the What Glitch? scripts, and can be downloaded below
Each script has its own set of dependencies, but to ensure you can run each one you’ll need the following:
- GIMP – I use 2.71 beta available for Ubuntu from this ppa. Other versions remain untested
- Make the file executable: In a terminal type chmod+x [name of script] (e.g. what_glitch_webp.sh)
- Run ./what_glitch_webp.sh in a terminal window
- Drop a video file into terminal window and press Enter
- Get a cup of tea