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Angeldust (Liquid Skies Records, RNO, Apathy) (30.08.2008) (survey) graphician

Survey of Angeldust
Job: graphician


Survey submitted: Sat 30 Aug 2008

Handle, ex-handle(s):
Angeldust, Beavis

Name, birthday, origin:
Markus N. , 20.04.1973, Germany

Group, ex-group(s):
Liquid Skies Records, RNO, Apathy, Mantra, Absurd, Instinct, Phuture 303, Neoplasia

What was your first group, your role in that group and what did that group produce?:
My first group was Neoplasia from Germany. I entered there in 1994, and my first jobs was drawing and doing protracker-modules. Well, the second wasn't really my group function, but personal fun. Our group produces mostly Intros and a few Demos.

What motivates you to spend time on the scene?:
It was mostly the friendship, and perhaps getting some fame on a competition. But in first line it was the feeling of a cool society that keeps me there.

What is your favorite color?:
As true graphician i like all existing colours in the world!

On what platform(s) did you begin your computing journey, and when was this?:
My journey begins on a C64II, came over to an Amiga 500, an Amiga 1200 Tower, and finally ended on an Athlon XP PC. But my A1200 is still functionable

What platform(s) do you use now?:
Mostly PC

What is/are your favorite piece(s) of music(s) - from a demo production or a scener (released outside of a demo)?:
Heatbeat, Chromag, 4Mat and some few i cannot remember... It tooked years for me to collect all their stuff and listen to

Which graphician, in and outside the demoscene, inspirated you the most?:
Bridgeclaw, Cyclone, Cougar... Just to name a few i still know by name

What is/are your favorite picture(s) - from a demo production or a scener (released outside of a demo)?:
There's no specific picture. Perhaps one i can imagine made by Cougar, where the coolest train i've ever seen, rushes through the picture. I couldn't remember the name unfortunately

What's the procedure when you start a new picture?:
Earlier i often started just into the blue, with adding big bits of color, and then getting more specific. Today with a graphics tablet, i'm more in first doing a sketch, then adding object layers to fill with colour and shaping the forms around the sketch.

What drawing/3d program are you using the most to express yourself? Why?:
Photoshop and Cinema 4D.... After a compicated learning phase i agreed that Photoshop has far the most possibilities in arranging layers and the workflow was never faster in any other program i've tested.
Cinema 4D i just use since Amiga times, and for me it's still one of the most fluent to work with.

Do you draw on any other platforms beside computers? (Painting, Graffiti etc):
From time to time i sketch on usual Typewriter Paper with a simple graphite pencil.

Which project that you worked on was the most exciting and interesting for you? And why?:
From the fun factor it was the self made Video "Child Dreams", i've made 2 years ago for a music-track from our Liquid Skies Records Musiclabel.
It was a fast and intensive work for 1 week, and anything goes so easy and fluent... just like in a child dream!

What is your favorite demo, intro, megademo, retrogame, slideshow, musicdisk, diskmag, wilddemo?:
I remember these "State Of The Art" Demo from Spaceballs which was so full of energy. It surely shakes my mind and body!

Discuss: minimalistic demos, cracktros, fucktros, joke demos, lamers, compo winners at big parties, demotools, diskmags, chiptunes, glenz vectors, programming languages, photoshop, textmode:

It doesn't interest me anymore! For me a good demo is one that catches my mind, eyes and my whole attention. For me it plays no role if it's made probably with a demomaker, at least if it's good enough.

The rest of discussion for me is childish behaviour... "Who has the longest dick or the strongest stomach after 20 beers!?"... Ask children and all wannabe-coolies about that, and have fun with their answers!

What percentage of modern demos are 3d flybys?:

Another question of no interest to me!

What percentage of older demos are the same effects recycled?:
There's surely a lot.... In the later years of my scene-career as swapper... Probably 80-90% of all Amiga-Intros and Demos had those covered effects, like the bump-map and phong-shaded things.... blarghh.... It was nasty, and i always asked me what's the reasons for this bad copying, and having no own ideas?

What platform(s) needs more demos?:
Probably the Amiga... hahaha....

Which parties do you intend to go to, and which parties would you like to go to? Please describe your personal experiences with your most favourite or impressive party you have ever been at:
I'm not that real partydog, but if ever i probably dream to visit breakpoint sometimes.

How did the scene alter since you are taking an active part in it? Can you explain why?:
Hmm, for me the Amiga scene rans more and more out of spirit. There was less and less Productions with ideas and some kind of message.... Lately it was just a fast glued bunch of effects with no deeper, or Pseudo meaning in it.

Often it was like consuming a Hamburger... No really need for it, but it's so familiar in your mind to consume it, that you just do it!

What are your dreams/goals in life, did scene help you and have you achieved them yet?:
Hmm, scene helped me to get in nice contact with many people around europe. I met some of them, and it was always a big pleasure.
For the real life it doesn't helped me anyhow, but surely the experience i've made wasn't useless or wasted time. It was just a nice way to go, and my mind has still the same spirit as yesterday. Unfortunately most of the sceners, nowadays are getting too involved in the survival game we call 'Real life', to have anymore scenish spirit.

Finally, do you have some special greetings? Feel free to add links to your graphics, screenshots of effects, modules or other pieces of your work.:
For all those who might be interested in what the 'Angeldust' is doing today... Just have a look to my brandnew homepage... www.gedankenfeuer.de

And many greets to all the abandoned and active sceners around! Perhaps some of them may know me

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