- User Name: FPPain
- Member Since: Thursday, August 19, 2004, 8:15 AM
- Name: Federico Pistono
- Studio: Pain - Anime Music Videos
- Location: Verona, Italy
- Homepage: http://www.federicopistono.org
- Last Login: 2013-08-11 20:18:59
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- Profile: Hi there, if you opened this page it probably means that you want to know something about me.
I am quite a recent anime fan, in fact, I have lots of activities that I like to bring on in my life. One above all is compter: I started with an obsolete version of windows (believe me, you don't want to know which one) until I got really annoyed by winshit millenium edition, that was the starting point of my re-born: I saw tha light when my life came across Linux.
Since then, I have been interested in all sorts of things concerning computers, which includes programming, PHP, HTML, web-graphic, web-design, bash, shell, QT, GTK, and of course, VIDEO EDITING.
As I said in the beginning, my passion for anime is quite recent, although I have been watching them since I was very little (back in my childhood I have evenescent images of Knights of Zodiac and Heidi, one of the first work of the indiscussed genius Miyazaki), I was not conscious of what an anime really was.
My second step in the path of my anime culture was walked through Ghost in the shell, which opened my mind and the way to Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa, Ninja Scroll, Berserk, Full Metal Panic, Golden Boy, Spirited Away, Akira, the Animatrix and others.
Now I just got my diploma and I am on my way to study Computer Science at University, but I spend much of my time doing all sorts of things.
I am a member Metal Band, where I am the bassist, the name is Flames And Riots .
I like sports, so I pracrice jogging, kick-boxing, body bulding, bicycle, volley-ball, football and basket-ball. Even though my room is very comfortable, I like to go outside and spend time with my friends.
I started to make music videos with probably the most awful program ever created, the movie maker. At that time I was in the Dragon Ball - phase (oh, com'on, everybody passed though that once in a life!).
Then I tried an OpenSource alternative, but Cinelerra and Kino don't seem to cooperate very well with me, and my effort was utterly futile. With enormous regret, I am starting to use Adobe Premiere, but I won't upload my video until it reached an acceptable level (to me).
Together with anime, I love japanese culture in a more deep and profoundus level, that is the reason why I am starting to learn Japanese by myself. My friends told that I am crazy, just because I do for fun and not because I am obliged to, but even tough I read the 1000 good reason not to learn it, I want to do it anyway.
I am projecting to visit Japan in a few years, when time will allow me to do so.
My sistem is the following:
Athlon AMD Sempron 2500 Mhz
Nvidia Geforce2 MX
256 MB ram DDR (but I want to expand with 1024 MB more)
HD Maxtor 120Gb slave XFS partition for Data
HD 20 GB master Debian Sarge GNU/Linux 2.6.8
Creative Ensoniq SoundBlaster
DVD-burner Double layer Samsung
Powerbook 1330 Mhz
768 Mb RAM DDR
60 GB HD 7200 RPM
Debian Sarge GNU/Linux 2.6.8 powerpc
External USB 80 GB hard drive.
Ripping DVDs: Mencoder and Mplayer under Linux
Image Manipulation: GIMP 2 under Linux
Video Editing: Final Cut Pro 5 under MacOSX Tiger
Federico 'Phate' Pistono.