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Creating Artwork using Visual Averages.

From The NewYorker:

 

Such images, according to AverageExplorer’s creator, Alexei Efros, a philosophically inclined professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, have a long cultural history. They were pioneered by Sir Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, who is perhaps best known today for being the father of eugenics. In an attempt to characterize the facial characteristics typical of criminals, he created what he called “composite portraits” by “throwing faint images of the several portraits, in succession, upon the same sensitised photographic plate.” He published his methodology in the journal Nature in 1877, noting, It will be observed that the features of the composites are much better looking than those of the components. The special villainous irregularities in the latter have disappeared and the common humanity that underlies them has prevailed.

 

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Using ffmpeg to manipulate audio and video files

Using ffmpeg to manipulate audio and video files | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

How to tame the "Swiss army knife" of audio and video manipulation


This tutorial should enable you to install ffmpeg and the auxiliary libraries that will give ffmpeg support for various codecs. It'll then go on to explain the basics of what a video file is, how it's created by ffmpeg and how a media player takes it apart again to display the picture and give you the sound. Next, you'll find out how to influence the way the data is produced. Finally, I'll deal with more advanced topics such as merging several sources and introducing time differentials.

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Marketing to Millennials: Using Snapchat and Tinder

Marketing to Millennials: Using Snapchat and Tinder | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

In today’s increasingly fragmented media world, dozens of TV shows are trying to convince the public to tune in at a certain time everyday. Almost every TV show has a Facebook page and a Twitter account to engage with their audience as well as market their show and characters. Therefore, TV execs need to get more creative with their marketing efforts, especially when it comes to marketing to Millennials. Millennials, a.k.a.Generation Y, are multitasking pros, live through social media and are very tech-savvy. They have high demands of brands and TV shows and producers need to work smarter to keep them hooked and entertained.

 


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Important to know for every kind of independent artist as well, but the millennials are not really watching much TV

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, August 7, 2014 3:32 AM


"TV execs need to get more creative with their marketing efforts, The Project Factory's commercial manager [Sandra Lehner] explains" ...

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Learn DSLR Basics In A First-Person Video Game - CameraSim 3D

Learn DSLR Basics In A First-Person Video Game - CameraSim 3D | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Photography newbie? CameraSim 3D teaches basics through first-person video gaming.

 

Thanks to the 3D game engine that the software is based upon, it can simulate not only all the basic DSLR functions including ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and exposure priority mode, but there will also be the option to use a tripod, change white balance, use exposure compensation, and turn the flash on and off. According to CameraSim’s website, the software, which is scheduled to appear in mid-2014, can accurately replicate ISO grain, depth-of-field blur, motion blur, and exposure based on the camera’s settings.

 


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 3, 2014 2:13 PM

Now, the makers of the original DSLR simulator have taken their concept to the next level, and created a simulator that lets you use a virtual DSLR in a first-person video game-like 3D environment

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/photography-newbie-camerasim-3d-lets-learn-photography-first-person-video-game/#ixzz33bKUIobR 
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CrazyTalk Animator 2 New Features

Know more about the pre-launch offer: http://www.reallusion.com/event/13-CTA_presale/default.html CrazyTalk Animator 2 brings a whole new 3D experience to 2D...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 8, 2013 6:11 AM

The most amazing software just got even more amazing.

 

CrazyTalk Animator 2 brings a whole new 3D experience to 2D animation! Maximize all your assets and creativity by mix and matching to create multi-dimensional characters with their own unique looks and styles. This new version also comes with a flexible user interface complete with detachable panels. Add the 3D motion into the 2D characters. Import any 3D motion from outside resource. Create the custom multi-dimension character from Flash template.


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cgMusic - A free algorithmic music program for Windows

cgMusic - A free algorithmic music program for Windows | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Can computers create music? 

The short answer is -  yes they can. The long one is – yes, they can and in fact they do it better than most people.I’m not talking about computers performing music (like a MIDI Player or a Toyota robot playing violin). I’m talking about computer software that is composing music - making up melodies and writing scores for some instruments.

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Creating First-person Hyperlapse Videos

We present a method for converting first-person videos, for example, captured with a helmet camera during activities such as rock climbing or bicycling, into hyperlapse videos: time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera.

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Animation and Video Blog: Beyond GoAnimate: Comparing CrazyTalk Animator 2

Animation and Video Blog: Beyond GoAnimate: Comparing CrazyTalk Animator 2 | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Animation and Video Blog: Beyond GoAnimate: Comparing CrazyTalk Animator 2 http://t.co/JX88II7mxr

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 24, 2014 6:21 AM

CrazyTalk Animator 2 is worth considering if you're finding GoAnimate too limiting. It's relatively easy to learn, includes plenty of content to get you started and its multi-dimensional avatars present almost unlimited possibilities in realising your animated vision. 

Click to see why.

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Now you can get the rendering software behind Toy Story and Wall-E free from Pixar

Now you can get the rendering software behind Toy Story and Wall-E free from Pixar | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Pixar is giving out a version of its RenderMan software beginning in August, and you can sign up now so you're the first to hear when it's live. The program usually costs $500 per license, so this is the ultimate flash sale.


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