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Archive for March, 2007

Director's Club Interviews: Icyrascal

Monday, March 26th, 2007

This is an interview with Icyrascal the one behind the very moving video “To Watch You Leaving…” You can watch the video below.

DC: What inspired you to make your videos?
I: My videos are fueled by my personal experience, i do what i feel to do, it’s all about the flow of mixed intense emotions you never expressed. It’s like wishing for things to come back and change them but in reality, you can’t, that’s where the video enters, like having your personal space of expression and diversion.

DC: Would you recommend using Dreamstudio to your family and friends?
I: Well, i have recommended it to my friends and family, they find it easy to use…

DC: Will you make another Dreamstudio video again soon? When?
I: Yes definitely. Im working on a new video and i’d like to experiment with film, pictures and various features of
Dreamstudio. I just need to figure out my flow of context and dynamics with the theme of my video.

DC: Do you have dreams of directing films in the future?
I: It has been one of my frustrations to be a Film Director, Dreamstudio has made this possible.

DC: Do you think Dreamstudio can be a good training ground for directing?
I: Yes. The fluidity of dreamstudio fits the question very well, it is a fine tool for groundbreaking videos.

DC: What topics do you mostly like to make videos about?
I: As what I said in the First question, it is by my own experiences, Love, Life and the reality we exist in.

DC: How has Dreamstudio helped you to express yourself?
I: Dreamstudio helped me express my creativity in the architectures of the videos I made. It has been both a
experimental media and a tool for not only me but as well as the users of dreamstudio.

DC: Have other users’ comments helped you?
I: Yes. It show that there are a lot of users there that understand the message behind the videos and they are sort
of a “survival space” for me to improve more.

DC: Are there videos from other users that you enjoy?
I: I have enjoyed videos from girlinblue and shadowcat. I like the themes that inspired the videos.

DC: Do you look at other peoples’ videos for ideas and for inspiration?
I: Not really, as muych as possible, i want to get the context right out of my personal experiences, thus being an emotional reality

DC: How do you find Dreamstudio’s features in terms of ease and functionality?
I: I find Dreamstudio’s features as easy as A-B-C. It makes video and slideshow creation a thing of the past, the only limit is your imagination.

DC: Do you have any suggestions on how Dreamstudio can be improved?
I: Yes, I would like Dreamstudio to have more effects and transitions; and also upgrading the maximum “per frame”
limit and the upload limit, Plus that, It could help if more Music and Video Formats were supported.

DC: Are there any tips you can give to Dream Studio users?
I: Sadly, I see lots of video that are not in the right aspect of incorporating thoughts and ideas into them. It would be much better if they would be doing that because, creating a video in Dreamstudio has proved them already of thier potentials, they just have to unlock those by freeflowing their minds through their videos.

DC: a What is the message behind your video, “To Watch you Leaving” ?
I: “To Watch You Leaving” was conceptualized when at one time recently, I felt that the world was going down on me,
that, I thought of the past happenings (heartaches) in my life. The poem was from Jocelyn Galvano-Pickett and it was about her husband leaving her. I was moved by Ms. Pickett’s thoughts and pain, realizing that we shared the common thought in situations like that. I guess, the message that I would like to bring on is that love can make a person so sensitive and that, when deprived of it, completely destroys the person, the harmony, and the world revolving around him or her.

Director's Club Interviews: Girlinblue

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

We were privileged to interview Girlinblue, a Dreamstudio user who was featured as an Editor’s Pick last January.

DC:What was the message behind your video, “True Colors” ?
G: I’ve always loved the song, and i thought of making a video that has images that would go along with it

DC: What inspired you to make your videos?
G: I guess I make my videos with a vision on my mind, as what someone who viewed one of these said. I try and put who I am in the videos that I make.

DC: Would you recommend using Dreamstudio to your family and friends?
G:
Oh yeah, definitely, especially those who love taking snapshots as much as I do.

DC:Will you make another Dreamstudio video again soon? When?
G:
I’m actually planning to create another one sometime soon, I just haven’t fully ironed out the details in my head yet.

DC: Do you have dreams of directing films in the future?
G:Directing? I’d want to go into producing or scriptwriting though.

DC: Do you think Dreamstudio can be a good training ground for directing?
G: It could be, since the Dream Studio users would have to figure out what stuff they have to put in different slides. I think producing could be also be developed by Dream Studio, probably even more than directing.

DC: What topics do you mostly like to make videos about?
G: Inspirational stuff, usually. I like putting good images, whether of people or places, and then putting them together along with good music to come up with a theme. I’ve had a Hello Kitty-themed video put up also, though.

DC: How has Dreamstudio helped you to express yourself?
G: Yes! It’s really an outlet for me to be express my creativity.

DC: Have other users’ comments helped you?
G: Yeah. It’s pretty cool to have people say good things about something you’ve made. It makes me want to do more.

DC: Are there videos from other users that you enjoy?
G: I love looking at the videos made by the people on Dream Studio, although sometimes, I couldn’t leave comments because of time constraints. I love the ones that have themes in their videos too, instead of those that just have random stuff in them. There’s one I remember in particular, which had My Melody hanging out with a Lego block. That was really cool.

DC: Do you look at other peoples’ videos for ideas and for inspiration?
G: In a way, I guess. I see their videos and I think, “Hey, they used these images in a very unique way. Why not try doing something similar?” Users go and use the default Sanrio images and actually put them in a solid storyline, and that’s something I want to do in the near-future.

DC: How do you find Dreamstudio’s features in terms of ease and functionality?
G: It’s very user-friendly, and that’s what I like about it, especially in using effects. You just click on the one you want, apply, and you’re all set! Reminds me of shopping. lol

DC: Do you have any suggestions on how Dreamstudio can be improved?
G: Probably include more effects, including the Sanrio characters, and most especially the moving ones. Those are pretty cute.

DC: Are there any tips you can give to Dream Studio users?
G: I guess they should really maximize their using of Dream Studio. It’s really sad when you see videos that use only the default images or only have one slide with one picture or effect on it. My advice would be to include their own images there and not just default ones, and really make use of the effects, because these really make videos more interesting.

Welcome to the Director's Club!

Monday, March 12th, 2007


The Director’s Club features the cream of the crop, videos (and the users behind the video) that were featured as Editor’s pick on Sanriotown’s Dreamstudio.

The Director’s Club requirements are:

  1. An original video by the user featured as an Editor’s pick.
  2. Has made at least 3 videos in Sanriotown’s Dreamstudio
  3. Minimum of 3 videos has at least used 1 Dreamstudio effect. (The more, the better…)

So, do you have what it takes to be on the director’s club? Keep those videos (and creative minds) coming…

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