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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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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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Robin Good's curator insight, April 15, 3:52 AM



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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Website: Graphic Design & Publishing Center

Website: Graphic Design & Publishing Center | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

The Design & Publishing Center is all about the exchange of information, news, reviews, and all things revolving around the broad topics of design and publishing. Here you will find all kinds of resources relating to graphics, layout, design and typography. We'll always be on the look-out for better ways of communicating with less cost and less bother. Newbies are always welcome, and there are no stupid questions!

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Train Your Brain to Think Like a Creative Genius

Train Your Brain to Think Like a Creative Genius | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Three keys to thinking like a creative genius. Maria Konnikova, a world-reknown Harvard psychologist and writer, explores what it takes to have a mind capable of matching the fictional detective/genius Sherlock Holmes

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 28, 2:26 AM

As it turns out: you don’t have to be remarkably intelligent to be creative, you just have to know how to use the intellect you’ve got to produce ideas. Specifically, there are three ways to see this process through.

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Add videos to your documents with Movenote | Social Media Slant

Add videos to your documents with Movenote | Social Media Slant | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Looking for a free tool to make your presentations more interactive? Give Movenote a try.

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, December 4, 2013 9:48 AM

Want to add videos to your presentations? Movenote is just what you need -- and it's free!

I did a quick test run and it works like a charm.

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10 Awesome 3D Text Effect Tutorials

10 Awesome 3D Text Effect Tutorials | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Want to create beautiful 3D typography? Learn how to create 3D text effects with our tutorials. Continue reading...
Continue Reading: 10 Awesome 3D Text Effect Tutorials
    

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New Creative Commons 4.0 licence gives users more flexibility - Digital Arts Online

New Creative Commons 4.0 licence gives users more flexibility - Digital Arts Online | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

New Creative Commons 4.0 licence gives users more flexibility Digital Arts Online Designers, photographers and artists seeking to release works under a Creative Commons licence now have more flexibility and choice when they want to share their works.

 

One of the main improvements for users is that the 4.0 licence allows them to enable more anonymity.


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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.

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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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Pierre Laoureux's curator insight, August 6, 5:43 AM

Un tableau très bien fait pour faire le choix de la bonne application video.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 6:20 PM

What an excellent list of video tools and resources from Robin Good. highly recommended 9.5/10.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, August 19, 7:49 AM

Thanks to the collector, Robin Good, of this great list.  I'm sure many people will be interested to learn about all these sites

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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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Sony Wants to Turn Your Tablet Into a Giant Camera

Sony Wants to Turn Your Tablet Into a Giant Camera | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Remember Sony's lens-type camera attachments for smartphones? Well, the company aims to do the same to its line of tablets with the launch of SPA-TA1.

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What makes a movie "so bad it's good," instead of just bad?

What makes a movie "so bad it's good," instead of just bad? | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

Midnight movies. Guilty pleasures. Cult classics. We have lots of terms for films that are so bad, they're good. But why do we really love terrible films, sometimes more than good movies? And why aren't all bad movies wonderfully bad?


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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 28, 2:57 AM

Midnight movies. Guilty pleasures. Cult classics.


We have lots of terms for films that are so bad, they're good.

But why do we really love terrible films, sometimes more than good movies? And why aren't all bad movies wonderfully bad?


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Curate and Syndicate Your Own Custom Mobile TV Channel App with iLook.TV

Curate and Syndicate Your Own Custom Mobile TV Channel App with iLook.TV | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

"iLook.TV crowdsources TV channels, TV programs and TV commercials."


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Robin Good's curator insight, January 26, 2:29 AM


iLook.TV lets you curate custom TV channels distributable via smartphone compatible apps that act as pay-TV like subscription channels.


The channels are commercial and can include or accept advertising requests thus providing a monetization opportunity for channel curators.


iLook.TV is made up of two components:

1) iLook.TV website where you create your channels

2) iLook.TV ChannelApp for ditributing your custom channel
 

In a Channel you can add / syndicate video clips and submit TV commercials to the iLook.TV system.


The ChannelApp is instead a mobile app that can be fully utilized by Channel subscribers as Program Guide for your channel as well as a TV remote to watch specific video content on their connected large TV screens. The ChannelApp can be branded, configured and submitted to the Apple App Store.


ILOOKTV supports three methods of monetization: subscription, pay-per-view, and TV commercials.


Soecifically:

  • A Channel subscription must be purchased by a TV viewer to play videos that are marked premium.


  • Pay-per-view (PPV) videos are marked with “Buy” (forever) or “Rent” (for 24-hours) and require a payment from a TV viewer.


  • TV commercials are submitted to the ILOOKTV system by advertisers and are automatically played on Channels that request them.  Advertisers are automatically charged for each insertion via instant auctions.

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Revenues are collected by iLook.TV from subscriptions, PPV and commercials and are automatically shared with Channel owners.

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The cost to own a Channel is $100 per year. 

N.B.: Channel owners also need to pay the standard $100 Apple Developer fee when they submit the ChannelApp to the Apple App Store.

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Promising concept. Rough implementation.
A glimpse at what the future of video curated content may look like in the near future.


For more info: http://www.ilook.tv/ 


How it works: http://www.ilook.tv/how-it-works.html 






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35 Free Templates to Make Content Creation Faster & Easier

We've got 35 comprehensive templates that can help you improve numerous facets of your inbound marketing efforts.
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Templates for ebooks, infographics, press release, blog posts, slideshows, Social Media Image, and video script.

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Setting up Photoshop to Edit Video

In this first episode, you’ll learn how to set up Adobe Photoshop CC so it’s ready to edit multiple video files together.

http://photofocus.com/2013/11/29/setting-up-photoshop-to-edit-video/

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