What can I say? how about the bare facts. I will let you make up your mind about the animation itself and hope you leave a comment.
so here are the facts…
Two days to set up, and then six months to render, resulted in around forty 1.9GB uncompressed .AVI files. I added watermarking, fx and time remapping, before multi-pass encoding the 80GB video in h264 (32,768 kbit/sec) and the audio in AAC.
The final result is a very high quality
13m44s 1.77 GB (1,903,726,592 bytes) .MP4
can be downloaded instantly from my blog here hd-fractals.com/last-lights-on/
then I compressed again to a very watchable 1GB (10,000 kbit/sec) for vimeo.
then I remapped the video from this and remixed another audio track to create A 10 minute version for youtube.
actually the audio really is something special on this. special thanks to record label 90watts for this one!
A decent stereo/ headphones are seriously recommended
for this deep tech house sound.
a two track mix by yours truly – teamfresh.
track one is tonu su tonu
by ivan masa (pablo rez remix)
“Pablo Rez surprised us with this strong tech house remix. A track you almost can drop any where, any time”
track two is soul survivor
by solar brothers ft sherry dyanne (moog mix)
“This version will fit you well, if you’re into the current tech-house sound that is. Expect thick and thumpy synths and basslines. Appropriate for later progress in the evening as well as taking it down a notch, whilst sustaining the energy level. You also want to play this, to make people start bouncing if they’re reluctant somehow”
The final magnification of the Mandelbrot fractal is 6.066e+228 (2760)
want some perspective?
1E6 Vancouver Island
1E9 Jupiter’s radius
1E12 Earth’s orbit
1E18 distance to Alpha Centauri
1E21 Milky Way galaxy
1E30 large doesn’t cover it!
1E42 size of electron to the universe
1E228 incomprehensibly big…but we did it!
For the record, 1 to 6e228 is like expanding a proton to 7000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times the size of the visible universe. (i.e. mindrape)
(Proton has 1 femtometer diameter, universe has 93 billion light year diameter)
If you were actually traveling into the fractal, you would be moving faster than the speed of light.
Knife Show Inc and friends uncover a strange phenomenon at Timberline Lodge at Mt Hood. Snowboarding video takes place in and out of High Cascade Summer Camp. Shot and edited by Mike Benson. Starring Brendan Hayes, Eli weiner, Scott Stevens, Chris Beresford, Matty Mo, Jesse Burtner, and Casey Wrightsman. KNIFESHOWINC.COM
If you would like to use any of this footage in any of your not-for-profit projects, please feel free. All that I ask is that you credit me (Ben Wiggins) and let me know what you used it for (firstname.lastname@example.org).