I was at the beach a few weeks ago when I witnessed a three-generation family taking a group selfie (just try to make me call it an usie) in the surf using a selfie stick. A few minutes later, an adult couple repeated the scene. And so on. When, I wondered, did this weird little gimmick become a ubiquitous gadget?
If the future of music rests in the hands of streaming, why do independent artists have such a hard time embracing it? It breaks down to one simple factor. If someone goes to iTunes and buys an album, whoever that album belongs to receives a good chunk of the money - about $7. Alternatively if someone goes to Spotify to listen to an album, what filters through to the artist is literally a pittance.
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.
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.
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.
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+
"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."
Highly sensitive people are considered by many to be exceptionally creative as a group. Psychologist Elaine Aron even declares “I know ALL HSPs are creative, by definition.” The personality trait (technically referred to as sensory processing...
If you’re anything like me, you learned how to use programs like Photoshop and Gimp out of necessity to do minor changes to photos. You might have even dabbled in some easier graphic design projects for your own website, but it takes you hours to get the image or the design looking just right and you’re left exhausted. You might even spend time looking up tutorials on how to achieve a certain effect and still have trouble re-creating it.
In short, while you do know your way around the programs like Photoshop to a certain extent, it takes you forever and there’s absolutely no way you’d call yourself a graphic designer. But then, you’re surfing around the web and you noticed some really cool infographics on things like fashion, music and food and you can’t help but wish that you could create something like that; even if it’d take you a week....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.