Edit: I hope my point was not misinterpreted, but in no way did I mean to say I felt the people in Boston were greater to surround myself with than Toronto. I consider Seneca to be the best thing to happen to me, and David Humphrey to be the best teacher to happen to me, and CDOT to be the accumulation of both. I am gathering as much as I can from as many sources as I can, and mixing that up is huge in getting multiple perspectives. I am already surrounded by greatness, I am just expanding that greatness and making the most of it. Greatness is non linear. It is not a simple stack that is from 1 and up, but multiple stacks of varying types which should all be explored with an open mind. Only when a full understanding is obtained can an opinion be created.
Before I get into the specifics of what we were working on, I have to thank them for their hospitality, and the opportunity to work with them. I was watching them pretty closely, and I specifically want to mention Rick. There are moments in every career path, when you get a glimpse of “the next level”. This is the way I thought of Rick’s code, and in order to reach that level, I must first experience it. I kept thinking “You must surround yourself with great people in order to become great.”
Anyway, on to Popcorn.
First part: We have an authoring tool which will be used by filmmakers to create plugins, and develop a page that will be used to display their content with the plugins. This is an option tool and is not needed to make things work, but also is a stand alone tool as nothing else it needed to make the tool work. The previous popcorn had nothing like this.
The fourth and final part: This is the internal timing mechanism, and to me, the core of what popcorn is. This is what interacts with the video and knows how to use registered commands. We are pretty much able to plug in the old popcorn timing code, into the new. Al took a close look at this code, found a small bug, and offered some collaboration to make it better.