Originally Posted by Murphster
Oh dear, all the fanboys are out tonight are they not?
Do you all not feel really, really stupid for taking such an obvious piece of fluff so seriously?
Anyone here seen a Pixar film? You know, the ones that appeal to kids on a such a basic level and yet appeal to adults on a level akin to parody? Anyone who worked on this commercial is probably reading this forum now and laughing at you guys for these comments. Does that not make you feel dumb? It should do.
And yes of course it was a Mac Book Pro, why wouldn't it be? Microsoft don't make PC's in case you never knew that. They are gonna use someone's hardware, If they are up for rattling some fanboy cages then why not use a MBP and go for gold?
Looks good does Windows 7, I hope it is. After all it is the OS that most of the world will be using for the foreseeable future. I will stick it on my MBP tomorrow and give it a go. I doubt it will replace OSX in my house but I am prepared to have a look. I have an open mind after all.
Well I am not a fan and for sure am not of the mind set like some loons that Steve can do no wrong - just look at lack of firewire (my tests showed firewire 4x faster) and they did this as the GPU was great on the MB and they knew FIREWIRE = pro apps on that machine, meaning SHAKE, MOTION and apple can stand the thought of the people who got them where they are, and less than 1% of market, using a cheap solution.
However, having developed Giga Studio, Acid, and working on something for Ultimate Soundbanks, plus being a producer, sound designer, FF/TV executive, that had to be the worst piece of marketing I have ever seen - even if it were on Disney, it lacks a hip factor, very lame. You would think with their $$$ they could hire the right crew, casting, storyboard and make it work a lot better, especially since the program offers HIGHER END samples from other companies, not to mention you can use your own $$$$$ high end samples, instead, it looks like they used MIDI sound fonts and got some people from the back yard to play the parts -even the story was very week.
MSFT if you ever want a charismatic sales, marketing, promotional, merchandising guru with years of experience in Post Production, please, for the sake of hipness, hire me:
I will turn you around. firstname.lastname@example.org
LOL Really, as a switcher, yet worked with macs in the studio all my life, and I.T., I would do it just to not cringe at ad's such as this.
Be safe all.