We decided to take a walk over to the demoscene area at The Gathering and have an interview with some demosceners. For those of you that doesn't know where this is, try looking at rows 31-34 at the west side of the ship.
Interview with some demosceners
By Tor Ivar Hansen, photo by Helge Hoel.
Stian Skøye (21) and Audun Dimmen (19) are two members of ?The Bonehead Project? and they are now working on their fast intro contribution.
A concentrated Stian was working on the music very focused when we met him. His main interests are music and gfx.
What is the reason for you to drag your gear to The Gathering?
I'm here completely for the demoscene part of the party. Now I'm stressing to get the contribution ready before the deadline. I'm sure that we're going to make it, but it is also very important for keep the quality up, and not let there be any unnecessary fast solutions in the end.
When I go to The Gathering I always meet old friends and I think the possibilities for people interested in demoscene to show their potential is good.
What do you think about the demoscene environment here?
I like it a lot. It has been much better since we got our own area of the ship. Now we can sit together and ask and help each other to a better degree than before. Even if there are competing thoughts between us we help others if they are having trouble with something, or just want to talk about stuff they've made.
Now have Stian been working on their contribution for about 2-3 weeks. And he is looking forward to the show later tonight.
Audun is sitting a few spaces down from Stian. He is currently working on a DDR machine in 3dStudioMAX. Like Stian is his mission with The Gathering this year to produce a good contribution for the fast intro compo.
The Bonehead Project hope to make it better than the fifth place they got last year with ?Rosa Reveracer?.
Audun, what made you start working in the demoscene?
I saw some really great contributions and got interested in how it was possible to make cool effects and music. This led me to start experimenting with several programs and by trial and error I've learnt a lot. I think everybody who is interested in demoscene to some degree should try sitting down with a simple program and try making something. The good feeling you get when completing something will give you the urge to keep improving your self.
The good thing about being at The Gathering is that there so many good people here to ask for help and guidance if you are new. I think more people should try to make something, not only sit and download files or chat. But produce something.