This is the classic “video fireplace” redone for today. The project
consists of a desktop app that was sent out to BVK’s clients, vendors
and friends via email. It was also available to download from a website
that I created. It runs on both PC and MAC so that everyone can enjoy
the warmth of a holiday fire.
Keeping in mind those with older or slower computers, the program
initially loads a light version with just one fireplace choice. For
those with (slightly) faster computers, there is a full menu of options
that allow for choices about fireplace looks and sounds. The app is
self-contained and does not install anything onto the user’s machine,
making it easy to remove.
The core of the project was built in Flash and the stand-alone app
features were created using mProjector. All video and photography is
original. I also designed the application icon.