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Poisonous and Insightful - Famous Quotes About The Arts

Poisonous and Insightful - Famous Quotes About The Arts | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

"Any work of Architecture that does not express serenity is a mistake".
Luis Barragán "Time" (1980) - 
An architect is two percent gentlemen and ninety-eight percent renegade car salesman.
-Anonymous
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it’s modern architecture.
-Nancy Banks-Smith “The Guardian” (1969)

"Modern architecture is a flop. There is no question that our cities are uglier today than they were fifty years ago."
Phillip Johnson (1968)

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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, 3:21 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. 

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Submissions for the Machinima Expo 7 are now OPEN

Submissions for the Machinima Expo 7 are now OPEN | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The Machinima Expo 7 is now accepting submissions for its 7th annual virtual film festival which will take place on November 22 & 23rd, 2014. You can submit your film through our website (Use the SUBMIT link below) from ...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 4, 3:05 AM

5 Simple Rules for submitting your film to the Expo 7

  1. 1. Your film must have animation in it. Any form of animation. Any length.
  2. 2. Your film cannot have been submitted to a previous Expo
  3. 3. If you use copyrighted music in your film we will only consider it for screening NOT for our jury competition. 
  4. 4. You must provide a link from Vimeo or Youtube for us to download your film (you can make it private if you want)
  5. 5. You will have to fill out our application providing us with contact info, credits and a few snapshots from your film for publicity. 
Click  http://machinima-expo.com/v3/ for more info.
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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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How To Record Your Own Foley Tracks At Home

How To Record Your Own Foley Tracks At Home | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Having reviewed many of the films for 50 Kisses, one common thread is emerging. A lack of solid audio post production, and in particular, a lack of foley. The video above gives you a really good overview of a professional foley artists job – and you can do the same too. Foley tracks are created…

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watch the embeded video about the making of foley tracks - it is incredible! we did a bunch of foley on Death To Prom and at first I thought it was overkill, but it was absolutely necessary and added so much depth and polish.

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The science behind why walking can make you more creative - Creative Something

The science behind why walking can make you more creative  - Creative Something | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The science behind why walking can make you more creative ““All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche” Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo and Daniel L....

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How to Pick the Right Microphone for Recording Video

Review of microphones and accessories for picking up quality sound when recording a video. http://cr8.lv/wcsshphyt

In this clip from the CreativeLive course, Shooting and Selling Hybrid Photography, Will Crockett reviews microphones and wind muffs. You'll learn which microphone type is best in which situation and what features to shop for when you are purchasing new gear.

Will talks about minimizing plosives, mic placement and getting the most out of your purchase. 

Get more tips on recording video here: http://cr8.lv/wcsshphyt

CreativeLive unleashes your creative potential by connecting you directly with the world's most inspiring visionaries. 

Access courses on Photo & Video, Art & Design, Business & Life, Music & Audio, and Craft & Maker at http://www.creativelive.com!

 


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 6, 11:54 PM

Review of microphones and accessories for picking up quality sound when recording a video.

In this clip from the CreativeLive course, Shooting and Selling Hybrid Photography, Will Crockett reviews microphones and wind muffs. You'll learn which microphone type is best in which situation and what features to shop for when you are purchasing new gear.

Will talks about minimizing plosives, mic placement and getting the most out of your purchase. 

Get more tips on recording video here: http://cr8.lv/wcsshphyt

CreativeLive unleashes your creative potential by connecting you directly with the world's most inspiring visionaries. 

Access courses on Photo & Video, Art & Design, Business & Life, Music & Audio, and Craft & Maker at http://www.creativelive.com!

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The Future of Video Is About Learning How To Tell Great Emotional Stories

"...interviews with people from Vimeo, Adobe, Blackmagic design, Motionographer, Cinema 4D, Sehsucht, Mashable, Digital Bolex and many more."


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In this SxSW set of video interviews captured by Wipster (a collaborative video review and approval service) with some of the "experts" in the online video publishing field, you can hear most of what you already know and expect from the future of video: 4K, real-time editing, effects, 3D, small screens and more. 

What instead emerges as the real challenge though, is to realize that no matter what kind of tools and services you use, the difficult part is to have a good story and to learn how to tell it on video.


Tools are great and easy indeed, but they don't make anyone a capable storyteller instantly. This is what we really need to work on.


No need to view all 12+ minutes of the video. Just check the first and the last interview in this clip and you will get the real meat.  



Insightful. Informative. 7/10

Original video:  http://vimeo.com/91457084 





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We're All Storytellers - Google

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A motivational short by Google with some words from filmmaker Andrew Stanton

We all love stories. We're born for them," says Stanton ("Finding Nemo," "Toy Story," "WALL-E") in this video that celebrates everyone who's ever had an idea, picked up a camera, or searched for a way to bring their story to life.

Watch Andrew's full TED talk about storytelling here:http://goo.gl/fUY1K.

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7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators

7 Qualities of Highly Effective Content Curators | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Every time I visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, I see something I’ve never seen before. In fact, t’s considered the most influential museum of modern art in the world. With that in mind, meet Klaus Biesenbach. Klaus holds the title “Chief Curator at Large” at MoMA. If you’ve visited the MoMA and walked away impressed (like I have), Klaus has a lot to do with that.

As content curators, we should all aspire to be like Klaus. After all, wouldn’t it be great if our content collections drew as much interest, respect and admiration as the collections at MoMA? In order to achieve this feat, we need to become highly effective content curators. In other words, we need to curate Internet content as we would fine art.

Let’s consider seven habits of content creation that would make Klaus Biesenbach proud. Continue reading →

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Good tips! 

 

Something I need to work on is the "handwritten reviews", I multitask too much sometimes.

 

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, February 15, 8:59 PM

A very nice list of tips from Dennis Shiao. 


I would have liked to see some examples, though. As a curator, I know what I'm supposed. But for beginners, it's quite another story...

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Notegraphy is an Instagram-style app for creating short notes with beautiful typography

Notegraphy is an Instagram-style app for creating short notes with beautiful typography | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

If you sit down with any experienced graphic designer, they’ll happily talk to you for hours about the importance of typography. It’s everywhere you look, from huge billboard ads to the front of your favorite t-shirt. Type can reflect many emotions, but most of us rarely notice its profound impact.

 

Notegraphy is an iOS and Web app that wants everyone, regardless of their experience in Adobe Illustrator, to have fun with typography and create vibrant, sophisticated examples that can then be shared with their friends online. Just as Instagram made photo-editing dead simple and accessible, Notegraphy wants to do the same with type....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 19, 2013 6:39 AM

This is one of those very cool little apps creative people love.

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26 Examples of Fullscreen Video Backgrounds in Web Design

26 Examples of Fullscreen Video Backgrounds in Web Design | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The notable trend of fullscreen media has exploded on the web. Images require less bandwidth and also provide a means for rotating backgrounds. However videos provide a very rich user experience – they provide something to immediately captivate the visitor and draw them deeper into a website.
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Hands-on with Sixense's MakeVR, a motion controlled 3D modeling suite bound for Kickstarter (video)

Hands-on with Sixense's MakeVR, a motion controlled 3D modeling suite bound for Kickstarter (video) | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The last time we saw Sixense's Stem motion controller, it was little more than a collection of prototypes. The company showed us a gaggle of plexiglass
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 30, 7:10 AM

Sixense sells the program as an evolution in 3D modeling interfaces, a chance to step back from the complicated, menu-laden CAD programs modelers use today and replace them with a more natural interface.


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Photographers Shouldn't Be Too Upset Over Amazon's White-Background Patent

Photographers Shouldn't Be Too Upset Over Amazon's White-Background Patent | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Photographers are upset about a new Amazon patent involving shooting against a white background, but experts say it shouldn't affect them too much.
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Independent Author Network

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The Independent Author Network (IAN) is a group of like minded authors who are self published or published by a small indie press. The group is open to authors who are active social networkers at sites like Twitter, facebook, LinkedIn etc. The group works together to support and promote each other online. 


List of author services.

 These businesses offer affordable services 
and support independent authors!

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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, 11:13 AM

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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Is YouTube's monopolistic behaviour hurting indie music labels?

Is YouTube's monopolistic behaviour hurting indie music labels? | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Helienne Lindvall: The video site uses bullying tactics to force down royalty rates – and now it is attempting to do the same with audio streaming

 

YouTube is threatening to block independent music videos on its site unless the labels that own the copyright to those videos sign a "template licensing contract" for its upcoming music streaming subscription service, claims the World Independent Network – and the independent music community is up in arms about it.


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Six Keys to the Current State of Indie Film

Six Keys to the Current State of Indie Film | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

'Independent film' reconsidered: Battling the past, re-thinking the future.

Six key observations on the current state of independent filmmaking that point to the most pressing issues that today’s filmmakers and industry players can’t ignore

 

Creativity and innovation are required to conceive of new approaches to the making and distributing of independent films in order to connect them more effectively with viewers, give them a newfound sense of relevance and sustain creative talent in a world where in many ways it has become devalued.


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Want to Write Great Science Fiction? Read Classic Literature

Want to Write Great Science Fiction? Read Classic Literature | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Worldbuilding is a major challenge for science fiction creators — building a plausible world from scratch involves thinking about lots of variables. But sometimes, to imagine the future, the best way is to look to the past. Classic literature can help you build a world more believably alien than anything you've yet imagined.


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Esther Inglis-Arkell:  "Worldbuilding is a major challenge for science fiction creators -- building a plausible world from scratch involves thinking about lots of variables. But sometimes, to imagine the future, the best way is to look to the past. Classic literature can help you build a world more believably alien than anything you've yet imagined."

Sharrock's curator insight, May 15, 6:38 AM

Focused reading of exemplars (master works) will improve writing.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 15, 7:56 AM

Worldbuilding is a major challenge for science fiction creators — building a plausible world from scratch involves thinking about lots of variables.But sometimes, to imagine the future, the best way is to look to the past.


Classic literature can help you build a world more believably alien than anything you've yet imagined.


You will find great tips here and be sure not to skip the comments.

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The 6 Best Tools For Creative Work, According To Science

The 6 Best Tools For Creative Work, According To Science | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Connecting our minds and bodies--by sleeping, stepping away from the keyboard, and breaking a sweat--might be the best way to get through a creative...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, April 30, 1:59 AM

I’d love to have a toolkit that promised me great, creative ideas every time I sat down to work. Obviously that’s not going to happen--creativity doesn’t come from tools.

But luckily there are some tools that can improve our chances of working creatively. According to research, these six tools can help inspire your next big idea.

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Ali Anani's curator insight, May 18, 9:27 PM

Relax and get inspired

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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ChemaCepeda's curator insight, July 23, 5:34 AM

Buen listado. Ya no hay excusas para producir buenos contenidos de salud

BobbyO's curator insight, July 24, 3:56 AM

Good Curative video stuff.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, July 29, 9:27 PM

A fantastic list - all categorised and organised for you!

How to save that online video, how to share videos you have made, how to create them... the lists go on!

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Aesop Storytelling Engine

ASE is an open-sourced suite of tools that empowers Wordpress developers to build feature-rich, interactive, long-form storytelling themes for WordPress. Aes...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, February 19, 6:02 AM

The Aesop Story Engine is a suite of open-sourced tools and components that empower developers and writers to build feature-rich, interactive, long-form storytelling themes for WordPress. At the heart of ASE are the suite of storytelling components, which are created on the fly while crafting posts within WordPress.


Utilizing these components, writers can can take their work to the next level, and developers can utilize the core storytelling engine to build feature-rich, visually compelling WordPress themes. Here’s a demo theme incorporating these story components.


Click to get it free or know more.


http://wordpress.org/plugins/aesop-story-engine/

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Animation Dock - the Vintage Animation Desk for Tablets

Celebrate the Golden Age of Animation with a traditional animation desk designed for non-traditional dreamers and doers.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, February 17, 1:55 AM

Genius -

Have you seen this?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/964133496/animation-dock-the-vintage-animation-desk-for-tabl


This product isn’t just about aesthetics; the Animation Dock is a genuine working animation desk complete with a 360 degree spinning disc, portable desktop, lightbox attachment, and pegbar support. Hidden under the dual rulers will be a universal grip that can accommodate most ~7" or ~10" tablets, depending on version ordered.

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Infographic shows the most common problems in screenplays

Infographic shows the most common problems in screenplays | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Last year, a scriptreader read 300 scripts for 5 studios, all the while taking notes on the problems and trends he saw. The number 1 problem? The story started too late in the script.
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Topic: Film Posters SIFF Spring 2014

Topic: Film Posters SIFF Spring 2014 | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
A showcase and community for TheSims3 photography and machinima makers (RT @Simatography: If you are entering #machinima into #SIFF you can now start sharing your film posters http://t.co/JwhJqLDgvJ)...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, February 1, 10:03 AM

Yes film makers, it is that time again!

It's time to start promoting your SIFF films and one great way to do that is to participate in the Film Poster Challenge to start creating buzz and anticipation for your film.


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