Odyssey (a Gina Miller / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart collaboration - grin)
I made each one of these fractals for this animation individually (I made over 130 little fractal movies) and then put them all together animating fades and transitions in between each one of them. At seven and a half minutes long this is my longest animation thus far. It is terribly unfortunate that for me to be able to allow you to download this animation from the web I had to seriously compress it which makes it very small and therefor easy to download but also really diminishes the quality, there are strange moving pixel artifacts, blurry areas, and severe detail loss. This animation suffered the most damage out of any I have compressed for your online viewing. I believe it is due to the fine details of the fractal work, the thin lines and small changing colors. The original animation is of exceptional quality but it is over 5 hundred megabytes which is much too large for me to put on a webpage for you to download, but I will of course keep an original copy (as I do with all my work). The size of the original footage was 1024 X 768 and the compressed version is half of that. I will provide you with some comparison images to show the differences between the clarity of the original work and the fuzziness of the compressed. I will also provide you two of the small individual fractal movies at their true size so that you can see the original quality. I will also include an image of my original Mandelbrot which was the base for all my fractals (via Mandelbrot/Newton/Trotsky/Phoenix/Non-linear or Sine-cosine styles using C functions, XYW coordinates, filter properties, transformers, real/imag part, iterations, bail out and sometimes Julia set). It was an interesting concept trying to get the fractals to match up with the music. As much as I am dismayed by the compressed web version I love the original and I had the most fun creating this animation, more than any other. I was enjoying myself so much I could not leave it until I was done. It was a wake to bed project over the last few days and it was truly a pleasure.
Don't forget to turn up your volume. Scroll down for more images.
You can read more about this animation or comment on it at the specified blog link here.
MEDIA or other - email me for more information regarding requests for hi resolution video (1024X768 on CDrom) via snail mail.
If when you download the movie it appears "sticky" and/or the music breaks up, your movie is buffering, play it a second time and it will have downloaded and play correctly.
Do you want to download two of the individual fractal movies? (they are large original sizes and without compression) these are only available in .avi click here for sample 1 (7.04MB) click here for sample 2 (12.2MB) These are two small samples from the original output.
Image 1 - medium size image from the movie before it was compressed; to see an even higher resolution quality (original 1024 X 768 size) click here.
Image 2 - a screen shot from the compressed version of the movie, if you compare the above to this image you can see that a lot of detail has been lost.
Image 3 - medium size image from the movie before it was compressed, to see an even higher resolution quality (original size) click here.
image 4 - the same image as above after it has been compressed for the web movie, again notice the difference in detail.
Image 5 - click to see a large and original quality image!
Image 6 - click to see a large and original quality image!
Image 7 - click to see a large and original quality image!
This is the base mandelbrot fractal. Click to view larger image.
Created 8.15.06 through 8.18.06
Copyright Gina Miller 1998-2006
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