Let's start with a video - Show a video from the playlist. After the video is played completely, ask question: What do you think this video is, Animation? Its a 'DEMO' :-)
demoscene in a sense, is a free piece of software non-interactive realtime rendered graphics That shows, while playing music . There is no rule whatsoever what a demo Must / can show. The creator is free to decide whether to show he wants stylish and / or impressive effects, an epic story, funny / bizarre / satirical artwork or a distorted visual. &quot;The demoscene is a subculture in the computer underground culture universe, dealing with the creative and constructive side of technology proving That Can Be Used to computer for Much more than writing a letter [...] Computer technology is just another medium That dog transport ideas and styles, show off skills and express opinions. &quot;
Who make these demo's? Where did it started? Demos in the demoscene sense began as software crackers' &quot;signatures&quot;, that is, crack screens and crack intros attached to software whose copy protection was removed. The first crack screens appeared on the Apple II computers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and they were often nothing but plain text screens crediting the cracker or his group. Gradually, these static screens evolved into increasingly impressive-looking introductions containing animated effects and music.
The demoscene first appeared during the 8-bit era on computers such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, and came to prominence during the rise of the 16/32-bit home computers (the Amiga and the Atari ST).
In the early years, demos had a strong connection with software cracking. When a cracked program was started, the cracker or his team would take credit with a graphical introduction called a &quot;crack intro&quot; (shortened cracktro).
Later, the making of intros and standalone demos evolved into a new subculture independent of the software (piracy) scene.
You can be too!
Example Demo Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PLD5F8466207715858&feature=mh_lolz
What Is The Demoscene?“Remix of Programming, Artistic, & Musical Skills.”
What Is The Demoscene?“Remix of Programming, Artistic, & Musical Skills.”1. The demos are: ● Non-interactive
What Is The Demoscene?“Remix of Programming, Artistic, & Musical Skills.”1. The demos are: ● Non-interactive ● Real-time
What Is The Demoscene?“Remix of Programming, Artistic, & Musical Skills.”1. The demos are: ● Non-interactive ● Real-time ● Audio-visual
What Is The Demoscene?“Remix of Programming, Artistic, & Musical Skills.”1. The demos are: ● Non-interactive ● Real-time ● Audio-visual2. The demoscene is a hobby
What Is The Demoscene?“Remix of Programming, Artistic, & Musical Skills.”1. The demos are: ● Non-interactive ● Real-time ● Audio-visual2. The demoscene is a hobby3. Demosceners usually come from a branch of atechnological and artistic branch.
Personal Computers!● 8-bit, first generation personal computers at homes was a revolution!
Cracktros●Crackers marked their cracks with a few lively graphicprogram.●At first, only a title "cracked by <Name>", but then hadscrollers, graphics, visual effects, music, etc. and●Eventually became a full introduction or crack-intros orcracktros.
Excision● The people who created crackers split with the illegal groups and formed their own crackers scene demos, demoscene as we know it today.
Early Demos“Deus Ex Machina” by Oxyron & Crest [C64, 1989] (ejecutar)
Evolution of the Platforms 1985 -> 1990 -> 2000 -> 2005
Who Are The Sceners?● Anyone● Geeks● Professional software developers● Computer prodigies● Aspiring musicians and artists● You don’t have to be a part of any scene to be an artist * * Source: http://mozillalabs.com/blog/2011/05/interview-with-finnish-demo-artist-visy/
Demo Parties!● Demosceners meet and share their knowledge, demos and experiences.● Screening of Demos● Competition● Optionally, prizes or awards are given