Fools Gold Screen Saver Series

Saturday, May 2, 2009 by Jimbo9294 | Discussion: Sneak Previews

This series is a first for me in many ways.

This is my first screen saver based on a Dream file.

It is my first HD screen saver and compiled in surround sound.

It is the first screen saver built around the audio. It is usually the other way around.

The Hypnotic Version is my biggest video, weighing in over 250MB.

In addition, it is my first screen saver in 6 months.

CarGuy1 did an awesome job on the Dream file. The Fools Gold Screen Saver features Carguy1’s video and some cool audio. All I wanted to do with the Dream Version was to just add the audio and then focus my attention on the Community Project.

The audio is about the first 90 seconds of a midi file I did about seven years ago.

About 2 months ago when the Dream Version was almost done, my son, Adam says, “I remember that one…” “You should make a screen saver out of the whole song”, he said. Then came Hypnotic, and with the Skinner’s World project in full gear, I almost dropped the whole idea of a second screen saver.

My son was the one who encouraged me to come up with a video mix using the dream video and the whole song. I started with by putting the song back into the midi maker, fired up the keyboard, and went to work on some new echo effects. However, the audio is still pretty much the same as it was 7 years ago. The video starts of like the Dream Version but soon explodes into full rhythm with the music as it goes through different phases and transitions….Hypnotizing to the end.

I now want say, I am sorry to the Skinner’s World Team for the short absence, I was self-absorbed in completing this saver. I am in the final stages now.

Specifics Both screen savers:


Corel Ulead VideoStudio 11:

Most transitions, mixing & editing audio, final videos)

Presto! VideoWorks 6:

The firefly transition

Windows Movie Maker

Draft ideas and tests


My old Yamaha RPS77 Keyboard

Audio Software:

Anvil Studio

FL Studio Producer Edition (Fruity Loops)

Corel Ulead VideoStudio 11

Images for Screen Savers:

Adobe Photoshop CS2:

Splash screen and configuration window

Xara3D 6:

Text effects


Screen saver icons


2of3 for Fool's Gold and the permission to do the screen savers and a big thank you to CarGuy1 for the Dream file, the emails, the links and the permission to use his dream video.


Reply #1 Saturday, May 2, 2009 9:40 PM

Bravo,  Very Freakin Awesome!!!!!!!!

Reply #2 Sunday, May 3, 2009 7:05 AM

its an awsome screensaver...deffinatley worth the download.......!!!!!!!!! bravo jimbo!!!!!!

Reply #3 Sunday, May 3, 2009 7:23 AM

The preview videos are great. Can't wait to see the released version. 

Reply #4 Sunday, May 3, 2009 8:14 AM

Awesome stuff, the music is brilliant too cross of Enya and Tangerine Dream, class all the way.

Reply #5 Sunday, May 3, 2009 8:34 AM


Reply #6 Sunday, May 3, 2009 9:19 AM

Jim has really put his heart and soul into this series!


Thanks, my friend!

Reply #7 Thursday, May 7, 2009 9:22 PM

Thanks Travis, AzDude, & Ausvet   

Also to Vampothika, a big thank you for your advise and for testing the video.
2of3 and CarGuy1 Thanks!
Reply #8 Thursday, May 7, 2009 9:46 PM

I can't wait, Jimbo!!  This is awesome!

Reply #9 Friday, May 8, 2009 5:35 AM

I can't wait, Jimbo!!  This is awesome!

Thanks RedneckDude!

Reply #10 Friday, May 8, 2009 5:38 AM

Thanks Xiandi for the link on fixing the display of the video.

Reply #11 Sunday, May 10, 2009 4:22 PM

I'm realy looking forward to getting and using this. The Hypnotic version is amazing to watch and the, I really love it!

Reply #12 Monday, May 11, 2009 12:25 AM

I've watched 4 times today...

Reply #13 Saturday, May 16, 2009 6:32 PM
Reply #11
Thanks for everything
Reply #14 Monday, May 18, 2009 11:28 AM

All Hail the Troll![e digicons]:karma:[/e]

Thanks Bichur

Reply #15 Monday, May 18, 2009 12:57 PM

Wow!  I am really impressed!  Definitely hypnotic! 

Reply #16 Monday, May 18, 2009 2:12 PM

A bit mesmerizing to say the least. Had me gaping when it started the color transitions. Then it expands...WOW!.

Reply #17 Sunday, May 24, 2009 9:56 PM
Thank you, LightStar and Uvah.
Reply #18 Sunday, May 24, 2009 10:33 PM

2of3 inspired me with Fools Gold.

Tim had shown me how much better he is getting and that he steps it up a notch with every skin.

I wanted to do the same with Hypnotic.

CarGuy1 inspired me with the Dream Video. I never saw anything like was totally different and fresh.

After finishing the Dream version, Hypnotic took on a life of its own. I wanted Hypnotic to be something no one has seen before.

Both High Definition Versions are available on - : The Skinning Suite : - -

Here are some screen shots from the HD version of the Hypnotic screen saver.


Screen Shot 1:     

Screen Shot 2:

Screen Shot 3:


Reply #19 Monday, May 25, 2009 12:05 AM

Any chance of a resizeable version or a bigger/widescreen version? 

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