Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Odyssey In the Mind's Eye Luminous Visions|
Director: Kirk Wong
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
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*** WARNING: highly compressed, noisy...etc. etc. etc. ***
radamsamazon | Los Angeles, CA United States | 06/25/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD with the high hopes I be blown away by some very tight, creative 3d morph visuals.I'm very dissapointed. My friend an I watched it last night, and unfortunately were apalled at the quality, or lack thereof.Principle complaints in order of irritation level: 1. The compression is horrible throughout many of the sequences. Sometimes the compression is so bad the artifacts cause blurring of the entire scene by as much as 20 percent. This goes away for a few scenes though -maybe 8 minutes of the film has acceptable compression. 2. The rendering framerate of the 3d animation wavers between 15 and 30 fps -with rare leaps to 60 fps, which contrast so much to the choppy parts that you wonder, "oh why couldn't it just all be 60?" It's like watching someone play Quake on a 486. 3. The resolution of the 3d animation was rendered at different sizes. Then they were all scaled to a common DVD resolution. The result is blurred aliasing, which combines with the compression to turn many of the scenes into mud. 4. The textures are very noisy, sometimes so noisy the entire screen looks like snow, making it very hard to watch. 5. The bump maps used in rendering the 3d shapes often don't tile, making obvious borders where they should tile, but don't. It's very distracting. 6. The camera animation is choppy, jerky, and not very fluid. 7. Many of the animations have hitches and pops which are obviously mistakes, but left in.Ok, I admit I watched this movie sober, but I'm glad I did because I would have been more dissapointed had I been high.I wish I could return it but now I'm stuck with it... :-("
Bubbles machines and candy beverages for everyone!
Joseph Martin Cappadona Jr. | Orlando | 10/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD goes great with most of the Cd's I've reviewed. Lovely abstractions. I have had this DVD for nearly five years. and it is the best abstract computer animation art out there. Trust me, I have a large collection. The music is not the best but the graphics are phenomenal. Try listening to something like Cafe Del Mar 7 or a Buddha Bar compilation with this dvd playing. Try this an hour or so before you retire for the evening. God Bless You... it looks even more awesome on a digital tv with progressive scanning..."