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Demo Kiosk project for NVScene

category: general [glöplog]
Because of the nature of NVScene, with the likely-hood of lots of non-sceners visiting the party place, I thought it might be a great idea to setup some sort of demo-viewing Kiosk for non-sceners to see some demos.

The menu system for it is about done, just I've run out of demos to put on it.

What I need is about 25 to 50 demos to capture in 720p [1280x720 @ 60fps] to add to the Kiosk. [Capuring them at 7500-10000 kbit on two-pass h.264, high-as-hell quality]

Currently, I have done:

1. Lifeforce
2. Just one Wish
3. Shad 3
4. Media Error
5. Track One
6. 1995
7. Instant Zen
8. Chaos Theory

And on the todo list:
9. Debris
10. Inflorescence
11. Size Antimatters

So give me some more ideas on what to add.

Just make sure:
- The demo can be captured at 1280x720 [or it won't look like crap if it's cropped down to that].
- The non-sceners seeing it won't go 'WTF?' immediately when viewing it.

And if you'd like to capture one yourself, feel free to. Once again, 1280x720, 60 fps, 7500-10000 kbit two-pass h.264.
[Yes, two-pass. Means you have to dump the raw video or to a lossless codec, then pass it through a h.264 encoder. Yes I actually take the time to do this.]
If you need a place to dump the capture, just let me know.

So, toss me some more demos. ;) I'll get them in.
added on the 2008-07-27 20:04:51 by micksam7 micksam7
Traction - Fiat Homo (for minimalistic art, yet a graspable theme)
Exceed - Heaven7 (still the bestest ambient 64k ever :)

saulin penis
added on the 2008-07-27 20:12:38 by uns3en_ uns3en_
- The demo can be captured at 1280x720 [or it won't look like crap if it's cropped down to that.

does this imply that older, lowres demos, are a no-go by definition?

and other than that, i actually think you *need* at least one "WTF?"-demo in there. i'm not sure what you plan to do exactly, but if you're doing a menu and stuff then that means that people can pick, by screenshot or title or something no? a bit like dvd menus or sth? in that case, for instance kolonija could very well fit in, imho. there's a stop/back button i presume, and people who *do* like the WTF-effect will actually remember those prods most.
added on the 2008-07-27 20:18:36 by skrebbel skrebbel
added on the 2008-07-27 20:19:20 by raer raer
oh, and don't forget fair play to the queen! instant wow factor and it's even short! plus, country music should do great in the US, no? :D
added on the 2008-07-27 20:20:19 by skrebbel skrebbel
rush hour 2
i'm sorry :(
and other than that, i actually think you *need* at least one "WTF?"-demo in there

Agreed. Deities should fill that spot. It's modern, creepy and dashing at the same time. :)

If you can afford to piss them of, show 'ultimatum to the world' ;)
added on the 2008-07-27 20:26:36 by tomaes tomaes

ix !
added on the 2008-07-27 20:49:02 by hfr hfr
i would show also some 2000ish ones perfect for 'mass demo awareness' :

This Is by Orion

Amour by Orion

Glon 243 by Cocoon

just a touch of funk by Digital Murder : despise its outdated 3D by current standards the demo got the powah!

(yes all those demos happen to be accidentally french :p)
added on the 2008-07-27 20:56:44 by Zest Zest
VIP 2 by Popsy Team would perfectly complete that list, of course :>
added on the 2008-07-27 21:02:01 by Zest Zest
You also want some non-mainstream stuff, because there is a certain group of people who will dig that a lot more than the usual compowinners. My recommendations could be for example some Kosmoplovci or Satori, or perhaps some of the freakier mfx things.

There's not much going for the demoscene nowadays, except the "WTF?!"-component.
added on the 2008-07-27 21:14:56 by Preacher Preacher
flo for wtf
added on the 2008-07-27 21:27:12 by zefyros zefyros
Fine fine, remove the no 'wtf' stuff from my list, and add 'No crap' in it's place. ;P

Keep the suggestions coming.
added on the 2008-07-27 21:29:57 by micksam7 micksam7
what preacher said ;) all the creepy MFX prods will fascinate many visitors.
added on the 2008-07-27 21:31:23 by Zest Zest
sony with a q
added on the 2008-07-27 21:31:33 by zefyros zefyros
oh, atrium & sonnet for smaller stuff
added on the 2008-07-27 21:33:39 by zefyros zefyros
Why dont you just play those ABYSS dvd's ? :)
added on the 2008-07-27 21:56:04 by magic magic
ahyes of course, the ballet dancer will do great. especially if there's good sound.
added on the 2008-07-27 22:11:47 by skrebbel skrebbel
and kolonija of course (no kidding - every typical arty type i've shown demos to liked kolonija the best)
added on the 2008-07-27 22:14:07 by skrebbel skrebbel
i think gargaj and gloom already have plans for this, so they should chime in momentarily..
added on the 2008-07-27 22:51:46 by phoenix phoenix
Charming & athmospheric ones:

. Halcyon - H-Plus
. Fudge - Pager 11
. Pulse - 73 Million Seconds
. SQNY - Chromosphere

Then maybe some info regarding the group/party's nationality?
added on the 2008-07-27 22:52:06 by bdk bdk
phoenix - From what I understand, I'm making the kiosk software, and they are going to provide the hardware. But of course, this topic was the only mention of it, so I'm not entirely sure if they changed their plans.

broderick - NVscene is a party hosted by NVidia during their big NVision event. It'll be in the US and quite a few non-NA sceners are coming. The kiosk focus is for those visiting the party place from the rest of the NVision convention.
added on the 2008-07-27 23:02:41 by micksam7 micksam7


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