Featuring Pink Floyd's "Echoes" in its entirety
By Jim Patterson
[26 minute, 20 meg RealMedia streaming file, optimized for a 56k connection.]
Click the graphic above to start playing the whole 26 minutes, or click below to play a short clip:
(Begins at about 8:00 in the full-length version.)
SAMPLE CLIP 2
I'm not sure if anything like this has been attempted with VHS before. Keeping the quality from completely degrading during dubbing was the hardest part. One technique used when dubbing was playing the tape in the deck it was recorded in to keep the azumuth, etc. all happy. Plus I had a $25 Radio Shack "enhancer" and an enhancement switch on the camcorder, but that's about it. All the special effects had to be done in the camcorder while filming. Trying to get the edits on exact downbeats of the music with such a cumbersome set-up was like rocket science, and of course the limits on redubbing masters meant there were usually no second chances on the edits.
The movie is basically about school ruining creativity. There are several main symbols throughout: light, water, and electricity. Everything culminates with the twisted "lampshade boy" figure at the end.
Hope you like it. If the site is running slow, please bookmark and try back later! If you're having major trouble connecting then e-mail me and I might have to move the file somewhere else...I've never tried anything on the web with a file this big. If the streaming off the net keeps stuttering for you, you can download the files first and then play them directly off your hard drive (but you have to wait for the whole thing to download before watching it). To do this with Windows: right-click one of the three files below:
then select "Save Target As". After the file has downloaded, you should just be able to double-click it (it will be named either "TyrCorrectInfo.ram", "TyrClip1.ram", or "TyrClip2.ram" respectively).
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