As a very young boy, I recall my mum making soap by rendering, Depression years. - Wonder if her
product with its “dash” of caustic soda would “clean up” my PC’s “attitude”?
I read in a recent issue of The Economist how Shrek I was a product of ingenious application of
complex computer animation involving parameters such as color, luminance, texture, 3D point-of-view angles, body movements,
detailed background movements, plus several audio tracks. After the movie had been finished to the “Preview”
stage, it took ONE YEAR to complete the rendering !
In an article spread over three issues of Film & Video Magazine (out of England), a guy, purely
amateur status described what it took to produce a five minutes long animated movie called 225. Using his spare time, after
his day job, after supper …. ONE Year. 225, we’ll view on the AMPS 2005 compilation. Stunning - both visual and
THE STATUS OF AUDIO TRACKS:
For us amateurs, compiling attractive audio tracks is not only the wave of the future but of the
present. ALL of the many award-winners I’ve had the pleasure and honor of viewing from the 2004-5 year, have been distinguished
by their use of “tailored” (often “original”) music support.
Those among our membership who run PC’s or Apples with multi-audio tracks, and who have some
basic knowledge of music…go for it.
Interesting how the Aussies had in the past few years joined forces and negotiated the right to
use copyrighted music from any Aussie source, only for use in OZ, for a flat club fee, plus a fee payable by individual users.
For 2006, the Guilds trebled the fees and the Aussie clubs balked! Think of their alternate situation..
each individual member can pay for “buy-out” music and effects…or…roll their own! Maybe a blessing
in disguise for them, and a pointer for us over here.
My experience with a “standalone” editor? Buy-out music and effects plus some bird-calls
of my own and a few faked bird-flapping sounds of an eagle, wings in slo-mo. (foof, foof, foofs from my mouth, synced). Plus
1-second long crossfades of music, plus the ambient track, plus commentary. Fades and level adjustments. “Things With