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Screensavers Soar Into Experimental Cinema Territory With the Release of Holding Pattern 2.0

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2007-08-13 17:05:57     
Idle Time Software

Idle Time Software, a screensaver company that creates cinematic screensavers using high-end photography, has unveiled a First Class version of Holding Pattern 2.0. The program delivers the quiet beauty and serene view from a jet plane using sequences of gently animated aerial photographs. Mountains, oceans, city lights, frozen tundra and more are framed by windows, wings, jet engines, and seat backs for a truly transformational travel experience. Superb photography and a dreamy atmosphere made its predecessor Holding Pattern 1.0 the most distinctive screensaver on the market, hailed by CNet's Download.com "a beautifully designed, fun app. Five Stars." Now with Holding Pattern 2.0 -- currently a "Staff pick" at Apple.com -- users can upgrade to First Class and enjoy a choice of 57 photographic locations (versus 15 on the Coach Class) as well as user-controlled flight path, travel speed, time of day, optional engine and cabin sound effects, a multiple monitor feature, and even the option to decide how many passengers are on the plane. Both the premium First Class version, priced at $17.50, and free Coach Class version are available for download at http://www.idletimesoftware.com in MAC and PC formats.

Idle Time Software was accidentally founded in 2004 by Cathy Davies, an internationally exhibited artist specializing in information technology and multimedia installations. She was experimenting with the idea of screensavers as an unexplored, cinematic medium, "and I thought they could be a lot more interesting than some fish moving around. They're a little movie that plays again and again when your workstation isn't working for you - why not put something really thoughtful, even personal there? After all, your computer toils all day for you, why not let it dream once in a while?" For her first release, Holding Pattern 1.0, Davies wanted to work with a subject matter that was cinematic and beautiful, "but also common and meaningful to many people." She landed on the idea of a commercial airplane flight and HP 1.0 was a runway success, outgrowing servers with over 350,000 downloads and prompting the formation of Idle Time Software.

Davies is working with photographers to develop several new cinematic screensavers including the forthcoming Cubicle Flood, in which a standard office setting slowly fills to the ceiling with water over an eight hour period of time. Cubicle Flood and all future releases will be available in free as well as premium versions.

For further information, please contact Cathy Davies at (323) 908-3796 or visit http://www.idletimesoftware.com

Cathy Davies
Idle Time Software

Specialized in: Screensavers Soar
URL: http://www.idletimesoftware.com
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