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hemanth
dvd menu inspiration
on Jul 26, 2005 at 12:47:30 pm

i need some real good dvd menu inspirations plz help guys

regards
Hemanth


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eric
Re: dvd menu inspiration
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on Jul 26, 2005 at 4:09:54 pm

Look to the right at the pop-up ad "menu templates"


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Borjis
Re: dvd menu inspiration
on Jul 26, 2005 at 5:44:47 pm



Or rent some fairly recent hollywood DVD releases.



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Bill Stephan
Re: dvd menu inspiration
on Jul 27, 2005 at 12:10:48 am

Or check out the book "DVD Menus".

Bill Stephan
Senior Editor/DVD Author
USA Studios
New York City


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kieran
Re: dvd menu inspiration
on Jul 27, 2005 at 2:17:50 am

Criterion's DVD menus of the last few years have been consistently excellent. They're beautifully designed and always thematically linked to the film itself. Other collector labels are quite precious about maintaining a uniform look for all their releases, whereas Criterion's menus are extensions of the films themselves. They also seem, from the DVDs I own, to place importance on the usability of their menus. So you don't get control overrides and inter-menu transitions that may look pretty and push the DVD spec, but which ultimately frustrate the viewing experience.

If you want really sophisticated menus then look at any of the Memento DVD releases, which push the spec to interesting effect. But menus like these do have costs; while they may be initially engaging, if someone wants to find something (surely the primary function of the menu) for repeat viewing your menu system will become a frustration.

For real inspiration, I'd say you can learn most by studying design elements - placement, colour palettes, typography, etc - than by focusing on the narrow confines of dvd authoring.


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hemanth
Re: dvd menu inspiration
on Jul 27, 2005 at 6:07:54 am

i was acutally looking for some animated quicktime inspiration.
Thats a real great help from all of u guys, Thanks a lot


regards


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GVK
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on Jul 27, 2005 at 2:40:35 pm

Excellent advice!
MK






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Mike Cohen
Re: dvd menu inspiration
on Jul 27, 2005 at 9:47:13 pm

just found this site - has some great motion menu samples under the "work" section of their site

http://www.limerickstudios.com/html/index.html



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eric
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on Jul 29, 2005 at 6:03:00 am

Those are some of the best DVD design work Ive seen - and they're not in LA!


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hemanth
Re: dvd menu inspiration
on Aug 1, 2005 at 11:59:28 am

thanks guys again


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