This series is a first for me in many ways.
This is my first screen saver based on a Dream file.
It is my first HD screen saver and compiled in surround sound.
It is the first screen saver built around the audio. It is usually the other way around.
The Hypnotic Version is my biggest video, weighing in over 250MB.
In addition, it is my first screen saver in 6 months.
CarGuy1 did an awesome job on the Dream file. The Fools Gold Screen Saver features Carguy1’s video and some cool audio. All I wanted to do with the Dream Version was to just add the audio and then focus my attention on the Skinning.net Community Project.
The audio is about the first 90 seconds of a midi file I did about seven years ago.
About 2 months ago when the Dream Version was almost done, my son, Adam says, “I remember that one…” “You should make a screen saver out of the whole song”, he said. Then came Hypnotic, and with the Skinner’s World project in full gear, I almost dropped the whole idea of a second screen saver.
My son was the one who encouraged me to come up with a video mix using the dream video and the whole song. I started with by putting the song back into the midi maker, fired up the keyboard, and went to work on some new echo effects. However, the audio is still pretty much the same as it was 7 years ago. The video starts of like the Dream Version but soon explodes into full rhythm with the music as it goes through different phases and transitions….Hypnotizing to the end.
I now want say, I am sorry to the Skinner’s World Team for the short absence, I was self-absorbed in completing this saver. I am in the final stages now.
Specifics Both screen savers:
Corel Ulead VideoStudio 11:
Most transitions, mixing & editing audio, final videos)
Presto! VideoWorks 6:
The firefly transition
Windows Movie Maker
Draft ideas and tests
My old Yamaha RPS77 Keyboard
FL Studio Producer Edition (Fruity Loops)
Corel Ulead VideoStudio 11
Images for Screen Savers:
Adobe Photoshop CS2:
Splash screen and configuration window
Screen saver icons
2of3 for Fool's Gold and the permission to do the screen savers and a big thank you to CarGuy1 for the Dream file, the emails, the links and the permission to use his dream video.