Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 13:47:34 -0500 (EST) From: Larry Moss <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Balloon Twister List <email@example.com>, Subject: Announce: Balloonicature CD-ROM Since Tim posted his review last night, I've been getting a lot of email asking me about it, so here's all the info. Announcing ... Balloonicature: The many faces of balloon art by Larry Moss published by Parma Publishing CD-ROM for Windows 9x/NT and Mac OS Minimum of 2x speed CD-ROM drive is recommended. U.S. $25.00 Released: November 2000 Find out where to buy this and other Parma titles at: http://www.parmapublishing.com If you're interested in carrying Parma titles or you're looking to buy and you're having trouble purchasing it for yourself, contact Parma directly at: PO Box 509, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 (315) 568-0909 Become a portrait artist! The art of caricature is brought in a new direction with this multimedia work. Detailed descriptions, hundreds of photos and drawings, and 30 minutes of video are combined to teach the construction of detailed human faces out of non-round (pencil) balloons. Make celebrities, family, and friends out of latex. Making faces at (of) friends has never been so much fun! Make sure to check out the companion poster to this CD-ROM at: http://www.parmapublishing.com/book/BHQPoster.html The poster presents many of the finished figures from the CD in a fun way to display in your home or office. Detailed contents of Balloonicature Face bases * Starting a face - a linear approach * Round balloon base * Heart base * Triangle base * Cluster base * Stillman base * GEO blossom face Facial features * noses * ears * teeth * hair * eyebrows * eyes * advanced eyes * glasses * jewelry * smiley balloons * hats Torso * banana twist * heart body * large bodies Other body parts * legs and arms * feet * hands A photo gallery containing all of the figures from the rest of the disk is included to make reviewing, or previewing the CD easy. These figures may be copied or used as a stepping stone toward further advancement in balloonicature. The video gallery has all 23 of the video clips from throughout the CD in one convenient place for those that prefer a straight video format. A discussion of putting all of this together to make people on the street is also included. ____________________________________________________ About the CD format Platform independence is becoming increasingly easier as technology improves. Everyone has a right to pick the platform they prefer to work with. With that in mind, this CD-ROM was created to work equally well on PC's and Macs with the software you are already familiar with. Rather than bundle a special package needed to read the contents of the CD, it will run with any standard web browser. This way you can run the software you already know how to use. There's no delay as you learn a new package. In addition, by not packaging an extra viewer, the cost of the CD could be kept down.