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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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24 Famous Fonts You Can Download for Free

24 Famous Fonts You Can Download for Free | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Making a parody video or a movie poster homage? You may want to add these famous fonts to your typographic arsenal.
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A Musician's Guide to Streaming: The Pros & Cons of Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud & More

A Musician's Guide to Streaming: The Pros & Cons of Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud & More | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Where to put your music as a beginning artist can be a daunting question. Every online service has pros and cons, and different programs work better for different genres, artists and scenes. Finding the right distribution method can be tough, and the industry is still going through growing pains when it comes to royalty payments.

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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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Channel Pages - Find relevant YouTube collaborations. Get paid sponsors for your YouTube channel. List your YouTube channel for Free

Channel Pages - Find relevant YouTube collaborations. Get paid sponsors for your YouTube channel. List your YouTube channel for Free | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Find relevant collaborations. Get paid sponsors. List your YouTube channel for FREE!
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Google Media Framework: Making online video simple

Google Media Framework: Making online video simple | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

We’re excited to announce an open source video player framework to make online video and video monetization with the IMA SDK easier than ever. The Google Media Framework (GMF) is available for iOS and Android, and we have a Video.js plugin for web based video players.

 

MF Features

Ready to use Video player for your apps and websitesDemo apps include production ready integrations with the IMA ads SDKGMF is free and open source, so can be customized to meet your specific needs (Send us a pull request!)Easily customize the UI color and add or remove buttonsSupport for iOS 7+ and Android 4.1+

 


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6 Easy Places to Find Data For Infographics, Charts and Visual Content

6 Easy Places to Find Data For Infographics, Charts and Visual Content | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The inspiration for your next visual content project is probably hiding right under your nose. Here are six easy ways to find your next standout piece.

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Is Piracy a Danger to Independent Film?

Is Piracy a Danger to Independent Film? | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

"The fact is: pirate sites don't discriminate based on a movie's budget. As long as they can generate revenue from advertising and credit card payments—while giving away your stolen content for free—pirate site operators have little reason to care if a film starts with an investment of $10,000 or $200 million. Whether you're employed by a major studio or a do-it-yourself creator, if you're involved in the making of TV or film, it's safe to assume that piracy takes a big cut out of your business."

 

....independent film is not immune to piracy and we can "assume that piracy" is hurting the financial viability of indie film: "We know piracy won't go away altogether, and we won't always agree on the best way to go about disrupting it. But we can agree on a vision for a digital future that better serves audiences and artists alike, and that future depends on reducing piracy."

 

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Transient Attributes for High-Level Understanding and Editing of Outdoor Scenes

Check the project website for more information: http://transattr.cs.brown.edu/ This video presents results of the method described in our SIGGRAPH 2014 paper...
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Attention: Virality needed!

Attention: Virality needed! | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
The other day, as I was admiring an old building in Toulouse, my home town, I caught a conversation between two passersby. "Did you see this video that got 2 million views in two days?" "No, but I ...

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“Make it your goal to build relationships, not just collect people or followers” –Rebekah Radice

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a presto novità...

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

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7 Animation Tips To Make Your Work Rock

7 Animation Tips To Make Your Work Rock | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Animation Mentor teaches character and creature animation in a real-world production environment. Programs are designed and taught by top industry animators.

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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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A Complete Guide to Visual Content: The Science, Tools and Strategy of Creating Killer Images

A Complete Guide to Visual Content: The Science, Tools and Strategy of Creating Killer Images | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
As visual content on social networks has grown, so too has the emphasis on storytelling with pictures. Indelible, craveable, relatable images have become a high currency in the world of content marketing, and the push for visual content seems to only be getting stronger.

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Kimberly Castleberry's curator insight, August 31, 7:25 PM

*A Complete Guide to Visual Content: The Science, Tools and Strategy of Creating Killer Images*

This is an amazing post you're going to want to not only read but bookmark... wow! All sorts of goodies and resources here!

 

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 4, 1:00 AM

Interesting - click to read more.

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Creating Artwork using Visual Averages.

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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.

 

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/out-of-many-one?utm_content=buffer75071&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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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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Folger Shakespeare Library Puts 80,000 Images of Literary Art Online, and They’re All Free to Use

Folger Shakespeare Library Puts 80,000 Images of Literary Art Online, and They’re All Free to Use | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Has a writer ever inspired as many adaptations and references as William Shakespeare? In the four hundred years since his death, his work has patterned much of the fabric of world literature and seen countless permutations on stage and screen.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 20, 11:42 PM

 Now, thanks to the Folger Shakespeare Library, these images, and tens of thousands more from their Digital Image Collection, are available online. And they’re free to use under a CC BY-SACreative Commons license.

Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, August 21, 7:44 AM

This isn't scifi related, but these literary prints might give some ideas for Steampunk costumes, or your time travel novel.

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Turn any YouTube video into a GIF by just adding 'gif' to the URL

Want to turn something on YouTube into a GIF, but don't want to futz with downloading third-party apps or digging around for an online converter? Here's a handy, easy to remember trick.

 

The url https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u6ncA3u60w

Becomes https://www.GIFyoutube.com/watch?v=7u6ncA3u60w


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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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The Future of Filmmaking with Oculus Rift

The Future of Filmmaking with Oculus Rift | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

As the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset grows in popularity ahead of its late 2014/early 2015 consumer release, it’s already doing some pretty amazing things in beta. Though it’s been designed primarily for 3D gaming VR, it can also do things like controlling aerial camera drones. Clearly in the near future there are going to be some passive film viewing applications for the Oculus 

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 9, 11:50 PM

Check this out:


“What’s exciting about it, I feel like we’re in 1927 when sound was first being introduced,” The Mission’s director Matthew Gratzner told Gizmodo, “but what you have to realize is that you don’t really have the ability to do coverage. In other words, you’re looking 360 degrees so every time you’re shooting something you have to be aware of someone or something you could see in the background [that shouldn't be there]. There is no ‘behind the camera’.”


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5 Ways Transmedia Can Help Scriptwriters

5 Ways Transmedia Can Help Scriptwriters | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

The Internet and social media enable producers and writers to bring characters into the daily or hourly lives of the viewer in exactly the same way that they would interact with their friends. We can now further enhance this real-time experience by running the interactions in sync with the audience’s life. What is critical to the success of this involvement is that it has imitated exactly what the audience expect when they go on the Internet. Typically, Internet users have a lot of distractions, a lot of other activities running side by side. I realised that it is vital to keep your audience communicating back with you, because if you don’t engage with them they’ll quickly get busy with the billion other distractions.


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Simon Staffans's curator insight, August 7, 12:40 PM

Some good advice from Nuno.

The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, August 7, 10:11 PM


Lucy V Hay "Sofia’s Diary was a real inspiration to me when planning and creating the transmedia strategy for my Decision Book Series, so I was DELIGHTED when the show’s creator Nuno Bernardo approached me to write a guest post for B2W! This is a real treat for you Bang2writers on using the power of transmedia to engage your audiences, so enjoy!"

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YouTube Stars are now more popular than Hollywood celebs among Millenials

"Angelina Jo-WHICH? Samuel L. Jack-WHO? Benicio del-YOU'RE-GOING-TO-NEED-TO-BE-MORE-­SPECIFIC? That's what America's teens are saying right now about our precious, precious adult human movie stars!

 

A new survey commissioned by Variety found that "the five most influential figures among Americans ages 13-18 are all YouTube faves, eclipsing mainstream celebs including Jennifer Lawrence and Seth Rogen." The top five!!! .....

 

That sound you hear is one million marketing executives leaving marketing-executive-shaped holes in their office walls."

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I think they have been for a while.

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15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind

15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
In order to be able to see a relationship between various ideas and information, we use mind mapping. Here is a list of 15 mind-mapping tech tools.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 6, 9:46 AM

In order to be able to see a relationship between various ideas and information, we use mind mapping. This includes gathering thoughts, coming up with new ideas, project planning, and more to solve problems or have novel ideas.

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How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity | Todoist Blog

How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity  | Todoist Blog | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Multitasking is bad for productivity and provokes many unnecessary distractions. Learn how it affects your brain and how to combat multitasking.

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Kimberly Castleberry's curator insight, August 5, 7:34 PM

I'm pretty sure that the multi-taskers among us don't believe this is true... Do you?

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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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