This is an original instrumental song titled "Beacon". Written in 2010 on a 6 string bass guitar. The music was recorded in 2010/2011 with Apple GarageBand 4.1.2 (248.7) using software instruments.

The video was created with Apple QuickTime Pro 7.6.6 and exported using the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec standard. The sound is MPEG-4 Part 3 AAC audio, exported from a 24 bit/44.1KHz stereo AIFF file.

The graphics in the movie consist of several elements. A photo of a beautiful winter scene with tree includes an alpha channel mask to create a transparent sky. Behind the mask are two photos blended together. The white face graphic was created from a photo of me taken with Photo Booth by Apple Inc. Finally, the shifting pastel colors that subtly animate the sky were rendered with the Plasma screensaver, originally created by Terence M. Welsh and ported to Mac OS X by Nick Zitzmann. I use SaverLab by Brian Nenninger to capture screensaver graphics.

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