long time ago, back when life was hardly more then some one-celled
organisms mucking about in the primordial ooze of prehistory, the
founders of The Flickerscope Company
played around with some short film ideas. None of these were
really meant to be seen in public, but we present them here for your
pleasure. Click the images to view.
(Note: You're probably better off right-clicking and
saving them to your local drive rather than letting them attempt to stream.)
December 1911" (5.3mb, MPEG format, Silent)
A quickie test, created with
messiah:studio. The video depicts the RMS Titanic some time in December, 1911,
as it awaits the workers to arrive and finish the fitting
out. Most of the upper decks are incomplete, and the four
massive funnels have yet to be installed. The idea was to
re-create the look of the paper prints collection at the U.S.
Library of Congress. The lighting is global illumination
(no standard lights), and the render time for the raw 320x240
images was 4 minutes per frame (with un-optimized code). And if you're interested, here's how
it might have looked in
on 16mm film (2.4mb DivX), and
in Super-8 (1.5mb, DivX).
Civil War" (4.4mb, MPEG format, Sound)
In 1991, Ken Burns created an epic documentary
about the American Civil War. We really liked that film, but the
fast-paced world we live in just doesn't have time for documentaries of
that length. Here's our solution to the problem.