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fr-047: malpasset by Farbrausch [web]
screenshot added by Gargaj on 2005-08-28 13:10:08
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release date : august 2005
release party : Evoke 2005
compo : pc demo
ranked : 7th
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popularity : 70%
  • 0.23
alltime top: #3358
  • ryg ryg [Code]
  • yoda yoda [Code, Graphics, Other (direction)]
  • kb_ kb_ [Code, Other (lyrics)]
  • rp rp [Music]
added on the 2005-08-28 11:11:06 by René Madenmann René Madenmann

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Beautiful photographs, good music.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 11:12:22 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
A slideshow of photo's with annoying background music. Wel not really music arrgh!! But in memory of those who died when a dam broke down ? FR at evoke 2005.. I never watch this again ;D
sucks added on the 2005-08-28 11:27:17 by magic magic
atmospheric, disturbing and different.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 11:30:40 by hfr hfr
dam(n). i like it. athmospheric and stuff :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 11:31:56 by red red
I don´t know why this production was in the demo comp it´s more wild... whatever - I like it!
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 11:36:43 by RA RA

just great atmosphere, really like it.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 11:55:47 by apricot apricot
This is no demo
sucks added on the 2005-08-28 12:36:25 by Fzool Fzool
kolonija lite?
added on the 2005-08-28 13:06:08 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 13:09:38 by skrebbel skrebbel
I got tired after one minute and stopped the slideshow.
sucks added on the 2005-08-28 13:14:43 by Cj Cj
actually it's not really a demo.
but it rocks so hard.
awesome photography, great music.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 13:14:43 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
Hm until the end I was sure it was nature talking to mankind. Great stuff, if maybe a tad too long.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 13:19:25 by zoom zoom
you have a good digicam.
added on the 2005-08-28 14:51:34 by 4kum4 4kum4
definitely doesn't belong in a demo compo, but as a slideshow it's very atmospheric and the photos are excellent. who did what in this prod then?
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 15:33:20 by parcelshit parcelshit
i really enjoy this one
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 16:20:43 by skarab skarab
I can see what this is trying to be, but eventually, it fails.
sucks added on the 2005-08-28 16:37:35 by tomaes tomaes
Sucks because it's not a 3d flyby with spikeballs and techno music. Oh wait, we hate those. Sucks because it's not bashing Amiga. Oh wait, we're over that. Sucks because it's not traditional Farbraush. Oh wait they've never been traditional. What are they SAYING? Omg next thing you know the scene won't be dead.
would have won the powerpoint-stye-slide-compo for sure... but nah not in demo
sucks added on the 2005-08-28 17:23:00 by slashy slashy
This totally rocked me on the bigscreen. Might have been the combination with a high amount of drugs, though ;)
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 17:30:11 by scamp scamp
was a floating restful moment during compo.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 17:40:27 by Zest Zest
Nice idea and (some) cool photos, great disturbing music... but the execution of it all lacks something... it's terribly boring and imho fails into delivering a solid message (maybe due to some of the phrases). Still it's something else and for that it deserves my thumb up.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 18:05:30 by zomb zomb
What tomaes said.
added on the 2005-08-28 20:36:20 by Preacher Preacher
Sorry guys, but WTF ???
sucks added on the 2005-08-28 22:07:12 by franky-- franky--
excellent stuff!
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 22:26:12 by okkie okkie
Really nice stuff, but ... pretty much defeats commentary. Maybe the text might be better, it's impact is not that clear.

But at least the construction of the demo, its juxtaposition of images that do not follow strictly the narrative suggested by the text is a nice twist.
rulez added on the 2005-08-28 23:17:31 by _-_-__ _-_-__
now I wonder how a skilled guy like MadenMann get the wrong type of prod, this ain't no demo, this is a plain and simple Slideshow.
Ok I enjoyed the photos, but hey... I check deviantart if want to see photos or turn on the tv.
Now for the not so poilitically correct message: 14,7MB for this shit ?
come on...
sucks added on the 2005-08-28 23:54:07 by EviL EviL
evil: define demo. :|
added on the 2005-08-29 00:57:46 by yoda yoda
parapete: i did most of the ugly opengl code, took the photos and generally started the demo. ryg did the image compressor and some last minute fixing, kb did the soundsys, the text and some last minute fixing, rp did the soundscape and chaos also did some last minute fixing. still this is not finished and will be followed by a refined final version. i used opengl since i want to do versions for different os'es, and i forgot the debug info because i was quite wasted.
added on the 2005-08-29 01:07:25 by yoda yoda
Nice feeling, but...
sucks added on the 2005-08-29 01:08:28 by saida saida
Somewhat I like this
rulez added on the 2005-08-29 02:06:08 by Buckethead Buckethead
slashy: I don't suppose it was intended to win anything. I guess it's about telling something. Problem is that most sceners don't want to hear or think about anything.

My problems with the production:
- the pictures where nice but not all where destructive enough to support the intended mood
- reading the text distracted from image / without text, the images would not transport the message
- Too much text, to many images (I always need some seconds to really love a picture)
- The pictures where not abstract enough to turn the "breaking damm" into a metapher. But they were also not clear enough about the acutally happend catastrophy.

I really would like to see the concept of this production given a second try.

btw. I liked it a lot more than fr-046 and it's damn good the have such productions in a demo-compo.
added on the 2005-08-29 12:01:55 by pixtur pixtur
great slideshow :/
added on the 2005-08-29 15:52:58 by XP^TRS XP^TRS
Suggestive athmosphere and beautiful pics. Effectively reading the text made image watching difficult, would a superimposed text be better?

(Talking of "slideshows": it would be nice to see fr-05 working again!)
rulez added on the 2005-08-29 16:43:39 by bdk bdk
sucks added on the 2005-08-29 21:14:04 by RaS RaS
pixtur, It's interesting, I think the minus point you have about the text distracting from the image is actually a plus. As the two are by design in contrast with one another, it feels fitting that there is a tension between one another too :)
added on the 2005-08-29 21:34:28 by _-_-__ _-_-__
whoa! great athmosphere and really hit at the end!
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 10:31:29 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
this left a goose skin. great concept, supported by a really interesting soundtrack. we need more of this refreshing ideas! it was so obvious, that many sceners don't like this..
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 11:46:34 by a-move a-move
What fr-33:domfries said.
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 16:13:49 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
next time make it in powerpoint
sucks added on the 2005-08-30 19:53:50 by dbrn dbrn
the sceond demo of fr after 'konsum' with content, i'd left the ending open, so that the viewer would have to google what its about ... making it more mysterious.
the athmossphere with the text sying everyting is allright vs the dark music that was reflected by the pictures of the broken dam on a nice sunny day, just puuuurfect.

guys, stop making sinus animated jumping cubes and do more like this :)

rulez added on the 2005-08-30 21:54:23 by abductee abductee
Photos, concept, scary music, atmosphere. I liked it!
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 22:42:59 by Optimus Optimus
it was a blast. the music was awesome. i knew the photos already, but i really liked the eerie athmosphere it caused.

and it's grown up. good idea cheating this into the demo compo ;)
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 22:54:52 by paniq paniq
Sorry. Langweilig :)
sucks added on the 2005-08-30 23:12:34 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
everything blends well, setting an ideal atmosphere.

makes a very strong point of the worlds attitude against most things. it`s always too late..
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 23:29:41 by darkus darkus
now this was something. thank you.
rulez added on the 2005-08-31 12:22:36 by melw melw
this one was content with no design...
other one in the compo was ...erm "design" but
with no content...

why not combine the best of both for further
So I leave with a piggy, coz of the content
added on the 2005-08-31 12:40:27 by d0DgE d0DgE
great atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2005-08-31 14:01:38 by psonice psonice
The athmosspere reminded me a bit of Kasparov..

this prod leaved me disturbed
rulez added on the 2005-09-01 16:32:56 by v3nom v3nom
not my idea of a demo. nice slideshow though
sucks added on the 2005-09-02 19:42:48 by bassie bassie
its like Riven, but somewhat earthly.
text/fx sync annoyingly good, and of course, makes a very different and conclusive statement. nice pipes
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 02:54:44 by Gaia Gaia
Not exactly a demo but what the hell? It left me with goosebumps and only one other demo has done that (Kasparov). To achieve that in a slideshow is an achievement. Brilliant soundtrack. BTW - I did a search and couldn't find any info on any dam that collapsed in 1951 where 421 perished. Anyone know about this site?
rulez added on the 2005-09-10 13:23:57 by rabit rabit
there's also a very nice german wikipedia article on the topic (no english version of the article though)
added on the 2005-09-10 17:28:54 by ryg ryg
"we were on vacation in france and all we managed to do was this demo"...?
added on the 2005-09-10 18:01:23 by red red
I watched it at home and I almost got scared to death.
You guys are sick people.
I just wish you would've used a better font and removed that ugly 60's clickery when the text appears.
rulez added on the 2005-09-10 22:04:21 by Gargaj Gargaj
this is not demo.
sucks added on the 2005-09-11 10:10:19 by got got
Wow, finally a demo involving environmental and geotechnical topics.
Maybe one day I won't regret I didn't go for computer science and my uni studies will come handy for demomaking :)
rulez added on the 2005-09-11 10:27:58 by dixan dixan
I guess the date has to be fixed (1951 -> 1959).
added on the 2005-09-13 19:34:29 by bdk bdk
or maybe to 1941, depending on the mood.
i've found this demo strongly original. there's neither an effect nor a pumping music. but of course, the only effect that should catch the eyes is the sad subject.
rulez added on the 2005-09-13 20:28:27 by rmeht rmeht
now I wonder how a skilled guy like MadenMann get the wrong type of prod, this ain't no demo, this is a plain and simple Slideshow.
Oh yeah, this guy sucks. Actually I don't give a fuck here, it was handed in into the demo compo and the final version will be even better (I've heard). A slideshow (in my definition) has a navigation.
Gargaj: the 60`s clickery adds extra tension and atmosphere.. or at least i think so :P
added on the 2005-09-14 23:16:13 by darkus darkus
hm, the concept of storytelling with pictures was done before (melwyn's heartshaped box) so i was open for the idea, however the content got quite boring after a while. nice photos (nice angles and detail) but the whole story kinda vanished after a while. Good attempt, but it killed my attentionspan, so sorry.. a piggie :)
added on the 2005-09-14 23:42:45 by maali maali
It is good that the photos transport a more silent than harmful and only slightly mood with abandoned ruins and a dozey landscape... This increases the contrast to what happened quite a lot, not to mention that the prequel to a breaking damm lasts years, the accident itself a few hours and that things turn back to be more silent pretty soon...
rulez added on the 2005-09-15 18:33:12 by T$ T$
Nice idea .. I liked it...
rulez added on the 2005-11-17 19:19:28 by Midfit Midfit
I wonder how they got the idea for this "production". But apart from being rather strange for a demo/slideshow/whatever-it-is, it surely had an impact on me as it made me searching the net for more information about this tragedy and it's circumstances. The text also became much clearer to me afterwards.
rulez added on the 2005-12-04 12:50:45 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
Nice idea but it's much too long and boring.
sucks added on the 2005-12-04 15:08:09 by StingRay StingRay
Good idea and concept, but maybe better presented on a wild compo :(
sucks added on the 2005-12-08 19:28:21 by humphr3y humphr3y
nice idea, great atmosphere. There were stop fascism demos back in the 90s, so why not something like Malpasset? Open your minds, geez...
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 13:50:42 by Axel Axel
belane, for some strange reason i liked the place since my parents first showed it to me a few years ago, probably in 1999 or something. i spend some time there whenever i visit cannes. the idea for this is also a few years old, i just did not have proper equipment to take photos before, since my old digital camera just couldnt bash the bishop.

it is at 43°30'35.73"N 6°45'29.69"E just in case somebody is near cannes and wants to visit it.
added on the 2006-01-31 00:35:52 by yoda yoda
Boah. Makes me shiver.
rulez added on the 2006-02-05 11:21:15 by eye eye
wanna sleep...
sucks added on the 2006-02-05 11:28:41 by Weretiger Weretiger
During the whole compo I thought. Now the hammer effect comes, now, now and now!? And then it was already over..
rulez added on the 2006-02-10 13:09:59 by ghandy ghandy
pou-art.net? :P
added on the 2006-02-10 13:13:05 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Ghandy: That sounds more like a reason to thumb it down for me. ;)
added on the 2006-02-10 13:16:39 by StingRay StingRay
really fantastic pictures. lacking in the effects department though. ;)
added on the 2006-02-13 01:24:11 by blackpawn blackpawn
ah, finally, a followup of sorts to fr-05: konsum. :) this photo composition actually has meaning to it, as the photos gradually transition from all-nature to all-man-made. man tries to stop nature, but nature prevails (nature suxx :). the sounds could be interpreted as sounds heard around the dam. this would work well at a gallery room with a projection screen.
rulez added on the 2006-03-20 00:18:25 by phoenix phoenix
just spotted this. great! awesome photos and atmosphere
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 09:04:33 by chromag chromag
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 11:10:44 by hardi hardi
fuckin' great (and scary).
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 23:36:47 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
nice shots
rulez added on the 2006-09-17 12:01:37 by vagus vagus
...boring, really...
sucks added on the 2006-10-25 11:42:05 by las las
sucks added on the 2007-03-04 01:29:34 by prm prm
do better with PowerPoint... :-/
sucks added on the 2007-03-27 22:42:54 by sokoban sokoban
sucks added on the 2007-03-27 23:18:39 by src src
added on the 2007-03-28 06:42:17 by zeebr zeebr
Oh, some pictures and some text. wtf, u all talk about musik, i only hear some strange noises... Something that not even ME would consider as musix :o)
sucks added on the 2007-04-11 01:03:05 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
sucks added on the 2007-04-28 10:13:34 by puNky puNky
Alright, I now become to hate the thing. Want to see "dead technology" in nature photographed well ? Watch "Stalker" and learn from the master Tarkovsky.
sucks added on the 2007-09-26 14:29:33 by d0DgE d0DgE
I don't like it. Too slow and boring.
sucks added on the 2007-09-26 14:34:47 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2008-03-03 09:58:26 by superplek superplek
Beautiful photographs, good music.
Tries really hard but fails equally hard. And what pixtur said.
sucks added on the 2008-06-02 12:38:13 by stijn stijn
what? i haven't thumbed down yet?
sucks added on the 2008-06-02 12:46:44 by earx earx
Great mood builder - even though it is a little on the lazy side, codewise...
rulez added on the 2008-06-30 22:57:17 by d3pth d3pth
demoo!?!?! you speak demooo!?!?! anyone there? DEMOOO!?!?!?
sucks added on the 2009-05-22 23:27:55 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
This is not a demo but no thumb down due to the creepy atmosphere.
added on the 2009-06-15 14:09:12 by noby noby
Rocks, awesome atmosphere which takes you into the realm of photography and imagination, in a place where you mind can wander and finally reach places you would never had imagined to go beforZZZzzzzzZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzz
sucks added on the 2009-12-16 02:46:11 by zoolum zoolum
Not something that couldn't be done in PowerPoint, but has THE atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2011-04-22 01:04:52 by rutra80 rutra80
rulez added on the 2016-12-21 12:58:46 by SiR SiR
ah ze memories
rulez added on the 2017-08-30 21:13:24 by orange orange
The soundtrack fucking owns actually.
rulez added on the 2017-08-30 21:19:16 by noby noby
TIL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malpasset_Dam
sucks added on the 2021-09-09 18:28:42 by xeNusion xeNusion
Not a demo but nice soundscape plus interesting incident (which won't affect whether it rulez or not, of cos)
added on the 2021-09-09 19:28:53 by Serpent Serpent

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