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Future Lighting?

story © Michael Betancourt | published May 30, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



random how-tos

High efficiency OLEDs (organic light emitign diodes) suggest the possiblility for real-time color correction (as the comments suggest).






 
AviSynth

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 23, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I was recently introduced to AviSynth, a script-based video processing system. What most interests me about this in an immediate way is its ability to handle video as separate fields, instead of as "frames." Very exciting.

I will start a collection of scripts here once I have some time to get stuff together and see what it will do.






 
Fractalized Video Feedback

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 26, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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I know--video feedback already has most of the characteristics of a fractal. But Video Feedback Fractal Genesis explains how to make your feedback look like a fractal in really obvious ways. Interesting set-up that looks to be worth experimenting with in any case. I imagine it would work even better with a reversible mirror so the reflection in the glass would be bright enough to be readily visible.

The Sample images from this system look good.






 
Recycle those Old Video Clips

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 22, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Make them into flip books with Flipbook Printer. This program lets you make your own printed "Flipbooks" from avi movie files using business cards.






 
Stop Motion Animation Figures

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 6, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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The Do It Yourself! Foam Latex Puppetmaking 101 covers all the technical details needed to make animation puppets for use in movies.