Wednesday 10 March 2010

The Way We Were

Digging around on YouTube earlier today, we came across this forgotten gem. It's a video tutorial on how to use Moviestorm, from May 2007, created by user revdoug.

It's fascinating to see how much has changed since then - and how much hasn't. Although we've had a complete new interface, most of the basic menu structures are the same. But look, for example at the basic way we went about creating characters (or puppets, as we called them back then). No options to customise the costumes or hair, no morphing faces, and no stock characters. Cameras didn't have focus, and we still had that horrible please wait panel!


Anonymous said...

Alot has changed. I hear that there were some features that Moviestorm had back in the day that Moviestorm doesnt have today, one of which is typing at a computer.

I've always been curious as to why the act of typing has not be integrated officially into Moviestorm.

Matt Kelland said...

People used to fake typing by using a piano keyboard and hiding it under a desk, then choosing a clever camera angle.