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Steampunk Videophone

You must see this: Amazing Screw-On Head

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dvandom
Jul. 17th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
I tried, but it paused to rebuffer every ten or fifteen seconds, which was too annoying to put up with. I barely made it through the opening scene before giving up.
foomf
Jul. 17th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Dang. I got a very good connection and didn't have any problems.

It's 22 minutes long. Does it work to let it load in the background?
dvandom
Jul. 17th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
I tried that, but it seems to be a flash application that functions like streaming video. No "let it load" or downloading options that I could find. It might be that my machine simply lacks the speed and/or RAM to run it smoothly. Normally my response to that would be to watch it at work, but 22 minutes may be presuming on work resources a tad much.
bunny_m
Jul. 17th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
Worked just fine for me. (After a minor bit of stuffing about.)

A strange and funny show. The voice actors for Screw-On Head and Emporer Zombie were obviously having a blast.

Here's hoping that it gets picked up.
drath
Jul. 17th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
The frame rate on that isn't all that good... I don't mean in terms of internet lag, but in terms of what the artists actually drew, it was in that whole ten-frames-a-second style. The outlines of things were good but in general everything tended to look construction-paper flat. It did have a good dark sinister color palette which just oozed with oppressive atmosphere, maybe that's where all the effort went but I would have preferred they didn't skimp on the rest. Animation today should be done at a framerate of 24-30 frames per second really. Hopefully they'll get the bugs worked out.
foomf
Jul. 17th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
I thought of the slightly slow framerate as being two things: 1) attempt to make it possible to show the thing on slower connections without degradation, and 2) something more in keeping with the era in which it's set - lantern flip shows.
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