Brendan Dawes
The Aesthetics of Form and Code

Psycho Studio

Edit your own version of the infamous shower scene

Back in 1999, whilst exploring the capabilities of programming in Flash 4, I made a kind of video editor that I called Psycho Studio. This little app allowed you to edit the shower scene from Hitchcock''s classic film Psycho and to save your efforts into a gallery.

When I look at the code now, well, it''s bad. It's full of workarounds and hacks to actually get it to work - remember this was before you could do video in Flash. But the point is it still works and still delivers an entertaining experience. It was even nominated for a Webby.

Occasionally I think about doing a complete rewrite but the thing is, what's the point? All these years later it's still going strong.

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