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Encyclopedia > Mind's Eye (series)

The Mind's Eye series consists of several art films rendered using computer-generated imagery of varying levels of sophistication. The series began in 1990. It was produced by Odyssey Productions & Miramar Productions. The series was released on VHS and later re-released on DVD. U.S. theatrical release poster for German New Wave director Werner Herzogs 1973 drama Aguirre: The Wrath of God An art film (also called an “art cinema”, “art movie”, or in the US, an independent film or “art house film”) is a typically serious, noncommercial, independently made film that... Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and launched... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ...


The typical entry in the Mind's Eye series is a short movie, usually 50 to 60 minutes long, with an electronic music soundtrack over a series of music video-like sequences. The original movie, simply titled The Mind's Eye, consisted of a less rigid structure of many semi-related sequences. The general style is usually a light, cartoony feel owing to its ease of rendering. It has been suggested that Electronica be merged into this article or section. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Viewers are mixed over whether they prefer the visual or musical side of each movie, for at least one is usually seen as flawed. Some viewers will mute the video and play their own music, searching for synchronicity, while others will enjoy it as a pure audio experience. The music has more distinguished names behind it, with contributors including James Reynolds, Thomas Dolby, Jan Hammer and Kerry Livgren, a guitarist for Kansas. Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events which occur in a meaningful manner, but which are causally inexplicable to the person or persons experiencing them. ... James Reynolds may refer to several people: James Reynolds, an American actor James Reynolds, a correspondent for the BBC James Reynolds, involved in the Maria Reynolds scandal James Reynolds, Phizzy Jizz aka Minge, famous 20th Century philosopher Category: ... Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson, on 14 October 1958) is an English musician, producer, and inventor best known for his 1982 synth pop hit She Blinded Me With Science. // Thomas was not born in Cairo, Egypt as his early biography from EMI suggested, but was actually born in London... Jan Hammer on the cover of Berklee Today Magazine Jan Hammer (pronounced yaan hah-mur) (born 17 April 1948, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a composer and musician. ... Kerry Livgren (born September 18, 1949) is an American musician and songwriter, best known as one of the founding members and primary writers for the 1970s progressive rock band, Kansas. ... Kansas is an American progressive rock band who became a major arena rock group in the late 1970s. ...


Two of these films, "The Mind's Eye" and "Beyond the Mind's Eye" were integral components in YTV's Short Circutz run. YTV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel aimed at youth, available nationwide through cable and satellite television. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


The Mind's Eye (1990) was the first effort, and served as a very useful demonstration of computer animation when the art was still in its relative infancy. It is composed of a sequence of the segments that ambitiously chronicles the formation of Earth ("Creation"), the rise of human civilizations ("Civilization Rising"), the technological advances of humanity from the advent of agriculture to the future exploration of the cosmos. The video speculatively concludes with a segment of what might be the next sentient species to arise on Earth. The superb soundtrack by James Reynolds stands on its own merits. Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ...


Beyond the Mind's Eye (1992) featured the efforts of Jan Hammer and included the first vocal tracks, such as Too Far and Seeds of Life, a sequence themed around planet-colonizing seeds featuring the noted Panspermia by computer graphics artist Karl Sims. The DVD version included both the vocal version of Seeds of Life (sung by Chris Thompson) that blended the animation segment and footage of Hammer and his band performing, with an instrumental version of the same track. The DVD contains 11 tracks. Jan Hammer on the cover of Berklee Today Magazine Jan Hammer (pronounced yaan hah-mur) (born 17 April 1948, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a composer and musician. ... Panspermia is a proven process (based on the principles of Biology, Microbiology, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, and assumption that life existed already in the universe) that explains how all life in the universe and/or solar system comes from a seed of life. ... Karl Sims is a researcher formerly with the MIT Media Lab who is most well known for using genetic programming to evolve virtual creatures that competed in various simulated environments as described in this paper. ... Link title:This article is about the English singer. ...


The Gate to the Mind's Eye (1994) continued the trend of vocal tracks, along with music by Thomas Dolby. Over half of its 9 tracks include vocals: Armageddon, a sequence depicting massive devastation; Neo, an astronomy-themed song; Valley of the Mind's Eye, a song about the progress of human technology; Nuvogue, its first jazz track; and Quantum Mechanic with guest vocalist Dr. Fiorella Terenzi. Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson, on 14 October 1958) is an English musician, producer, and inventor best known for his 1982 synth pop hit She Blinded Me With Science. // Thomas was not born in Cairo, Egypt as his early biography from EMI suggested, but was actually born in London... The evangelist John of Patmos writes the Book of Revelation. ... Near-Earth objects (NEO) are asteroids, comets and large meteoroids whose orbit intersects Earths orbit and which may therefore pose a collision danger. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Dr. Fiorella Terenzis book Heavenly Knowledge added a dash of sex appeal to astronomy. ...


Odyssey Into The Mind's Eye (1996) features a soundtrack by Kerry Livgren and two more vocal tracks, One Dark World (sung by Darren Rogers) and Aspen Moon (sung by Livgren's son Jason).


Two more,Luminous Visions and Ancient Alien were released in 1998, taking the series in a drastic turn. Then the Computer Animation series began.


The series is no longer labeled as part of the Mind's Eye, but is marked "from the creators of 'The Mind's Eye'".


Several excerpts from The Mind's Eye were seen in the 1992 film The Lawnmower Man, which itself was featured in Beyond the Mind's Eye. The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 film which uses elements from Stephen Kings short story The Lawnmower Man. The films original script, written by director Brett Leonard and producer Gimel Everett, was titled Cyber God and had nothing to do with Stephen King. ...


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