by Larry Moss
published by Parma Publishing
PO Box 509, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
CD-ROM for Windows 9x/NT and Mac OS
Minimum of 2x speed CD-ROM drive is recommended.
Web browser required (any standard browser, including those that come with current operating systems is sufficient)
Released: November 2000
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Become a portrait artist!
The art of caricature is brought in a new direction with this multimedia work. Detailed descriptions, hundreds of photos and drawings, and 30 minutes of video are combined to teach the construction of detailed human faces out of non-round (pencil) balloons.
Make celebrities, family, and friends out of latex. Making faces at (of) friends has never been so much fun!
Make sure to check out the companion poster to this CD-ROM. The poster presents many of the finished figures from the CD in a fun way to display in your home or office.
Other body parts
A photo gallery containing all of the figures from the rest of the disk is included to make reviewing, or previewing the CD easy. These figures may be copied or used as a stepping stone toward further advancement in balloonicature.
The video gallery has all 23 of the video clips from throughout the CD in one convenient place for those that prefer a straight video format.
A discussion of putting all of this together to make people on the street is also included.
Platform independence is becoming increasingly easier as technology improves. Everyone has a right to pick the platform they prefer to work with. With that in mind, this CD-ROM was created to work equally well on PC's and Macs with the software you are already familiar with. Rather than bundle a special package needed to read the contents of the CD, it will run with any standard web browser. This way you can run the software you already know how to use. There's no delay as you learn a new package. In addition, by not packaging an extra viewer, the cost of the CD could be kept down.
Unfortunately some UNIX users will run into some difficulty with this CD. While it is a standard ISO 9660 CD, it uses Joliet extensions for long filenames to allow Windows users full access to the CD. A version that supports Rockridge extensions (the most common UNIX variant of ISO 9660) may be made available by request.
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