About Into the Grey Matter page

This animatrion page contains three variations of the same fractal flight clip that I recently produced with the great Chaos Pro program. The further compositional work was done with the excellent Adobe's After Effects, and a plenty of other animation and graphic tools too numerous to be listed here. A note of apology: even so I possess quite a number of various MPEG compression programs, none of them was very efficient with the kind of visual material this fractal sequence contained. Because of this problem, and also because of the clips' unusually long playing time (for the Web standards), the video files are big: even after rather heavy compression they still are between 3 and 6 MB; sorry if you can not afford the download time...

Since all the clips here are built as perfectly looping animations, you will have to set your video-playing program to perform such endless loop (in Windows98: right click on the Media Player's window, go to Options / Playback and check the Repeat forever and Rewind when done playing). This is if you can access a standalone player that is launched after downloading of the clips. However, if your browser is configured to play the mpegs and avis inside its window (like, with pre-installed Active-X or QuickTime options), then use its own built-in features accessible mostly thru the right button clicking. But if you want to play it in the loop-forever fashion, the only way to have it is to explicitly pre-download the clips for such playback (in Windows98: right-click on the clip's thumbnail and choose Save Target As..., after downloading, launch the player for the clip file).

You are also highly advised to leave as less light in your computer room during the playback as possible (because of so many nuances in the animated grey-scale material of the clips); in fact, a completely dark room lit only by the monitor's light will be the best.

If you wonder what other components were used during the clips' creation, I can mention the two effects that were integrated into the original videostreams very organically: the excellent Digieffects' StarFiled (from the Berserk collection of plug-ins) and Boris Ripple from the Boris Effects set. If you still have more questions of a how-it-was-really-done character, just email me and expect to receive soon an extensive answer. Meanwhile, have a nice hypnotic experience with the clips...

All clips here are © 2000 V. Kritchallo.