- Into the Hollow Earth -
Female being known for extended shapeshifting abilities [can regularly be seen at several different places at the same time, and not always with the same name and seeming].
Usual fields of activity: drawing, doodling during marketing classes, using her hands for painting, playing with websites, writing Fantasy, roaming Ezboards and other forums, storytelling for Mage and Changeling when she can get her ass into gear to open her ST's screen.
More recent fields of activity: AMV creation.
1. One that serves as a pattern or model.
2. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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Journal of the progressive Sciences
Paradigma is also the name of the most-known regular publication of the Sons of Ether. And to tell the truth, I took it from there. I was looking for a name to put on my videos (I wouldn't dare to use the word 'studio', for it's really no big stuf, but I didn't want to put my own name as an introduction, either...), when my eyes fell on the SoE's Tradition Book. And I remembered the 'publication', and the role of SoE in the world of Mage : The Ascension, and the definition White Wolf gave of 'paradigm' as it is. Paradigma : the different sights of Reality... as seen by all different Traditions and Conventions.
So, why Paradigma?
Because I like the Etherites.
Because I love Weird Science :p
Because I wanted a name that would reflect different views, hint at different concepts, and been given different meanings.
Because I still don't know what this site will become, and which videos I will craft in the future (yes, craft...I like the sound of this word)... It will be eclectic, in a way. I'm keen on too many things to restrict myself too much (except for material 'restrictions', that is, because when you don't have the footage needed, well... you don't have it...)
And why does it look so much like the domain name of this site!
When I started making AMVs and created this site, I chose its name for the reasons mentioned above. Later on, in July 2004, I took my own domain name, and this time deicded on Paradygma, with a Y (for various reasons, including the fact that I couldn't have the domain name with a I). Upon coming back to video works, I simply chose to not change my "studio" name, and host the site where I already owned webspace.
The Paradigm of Taiitsu-Shinjin (aka my computer, aka The Beast)
• MSI K7T Pro Motherboard
• 1.4 Ghz AMD Atlon 1700+ processor
• 180 Gb of hard drives (60 Gb main drive, 120 Gb for my second drive)
• 19" monitor in 1280*1024
• 512 Mo PC-133 SDRAM
• Nvidia Geforce 5200 FX
• Adobe Premiere 6.0... thanks to my company. Love it ;-)
• I currently use HuffYUV to export from Premiere into .AVI files, then convert those files to Xvid using Koepi's codec pack.
I have no other special material for video editing yet... and truth be told, I'm quite sure that quite a lot of AMV creators began editing video in a situation similar than mine... :o)