This year all sessions in the main room where taped.
I’ve got the speakers on camera mini dv and the beamer output on vhs.
The sound from the waag sound system was taped on the vhs to.
So now comes the hours and hours of transfering all the analog recordings to my computer (in 2005 this still goes in realtime, so it will take me 6 days to capture everything if I didn’t have a full time job to go to)
The sound should be better than last year, but not all speakers talk into the microphone which I can’t help, and the technic at the waag was not always on our side (breaking down, wrong settings, no local technician at all times).
And there was not always a microphone to record the audience.
For some interesting presentations I can put the q. as text on screen. But this means manual editing and will eat another big portion of my time.
On to the work.
Please post requests on which sessions to do first, so I can upload them as soon as possible.
All presentations where good, some very good and one or two not quite on par, (personal) suggestions and notes:
-Bassam did a presentation on the new armatures (inverse footlock)
-Matt shows how easy and wonderfull it is to use curves.
-Andy made a 3d picture from sketch to something that looks like an image in 1 hour.
-Francisco Ortiz had nice comments about computer art and ideas for (creating) tutorials.
-Marc and Serge Ume showed incredible blender SFX in feature film
-The renderman session has audio problems.
-Orange did not present the making of, they promissed to release that on their blog.
O, another thing, I want no comments on the audio/video quality, codec used and/or upload/download type. Anyone that disrespects the enormous amount of work it’s going to take/is taking to make this possible at all should buy a plain ticket for next years conference and do it him- or herself.