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Yes, yes. I’ve been silent. Life is busy and I’m not posting because I’m not reading anything or doing much looking around these days. I am sorry about that.
Quick post here just to show you some amazing videos by Sean Stiegemeier my friend Nathan turned me on to. These are ridiculous. Enjoy
Reading a Chase Jarvis blog entry this morning I came across this video made from a camera strapped onto an eagle’s head. More info about the idea and story there. In Chase’s words:
Can I please watch this bird hunt?
Why is it that we dream of flying? Watch the video and you’ll remember
OMG. This video roxxors, and was apparently shot on a shoestring budget using the Canon Eos 5D. Check out Geenius for more details.
There’s a bit of connect-the-dots required for interpreting this book thru the eyes of a leadership seminar, but they’re there. Many great excerpted quotes also typed into the comments area under the video on this page… I think you’ll like. (Don’t tell me if you don’t—I enjoy a certain amount of blissful ignorance).
Here are a few of my fav quotes:
• “You are the leader, but you are not alone. The other artists are there to contribute. Use them.”
• “Actors and others will follow you even if they disagree with your direction. They will not follow you if you are afraid to lead.”
• “Directing is mostly casting. There is not a more important single decision you will make during the production than who you will put into a role.”
• “Rather than correcting your actors all the time, get in the habit of frequently telling them what they’re doing right.”
Branding is perhaps one of my favorite design elements to study, dissect, understand. The intellectual challenge of distilling an entire personality and presence into a single image is such a brilliant exercise! This execution has raised a number of eyebrows in the design community. I find it interesting—not necessarily amazing. Jut interesting.
Saw this today and loved the perfect representation of Potential, and what happens when you reverse something negative and actually turn it into a positive. Brilliant!
Zack Arias is a photographer I’ve been watching for about 4, maybe 5 years. I think I first came across him in the forums on OpenSourcePhoto.net in the days when I was there nightly, asking questions and gathering up ideas and tips like Hansel & Gretel in the forest. His Onelight Workshop was my top choice for what I wanted to do for self-improvement. Of course, that was years ago when photography was a part of my job description.
But even now I follow him. For the learning, and for the connection. He doesn’t offer much pretense; just himself.
I’ve moved past wanting to host a workshop for him. I let go of scribbling ideas to help brand him. We’ve conversed, but only just. He’s busy and I’m a fan from afar. It’s totally cool.
And while in the past I’ve connected with his photography, what I’ve identified with is his person. It comes thru in one’s art if you know how and where to look. People I’m close with (and trust that they’re not just yanking my chain) say there’s something definable in my photos. Yep, that’s a Josh photo—you can definitely see it. I don’t even know what that means, or what they refer to. But it encourages me to think there is something there to define me. That I come thru in my art.
Much of that voice of mine contains struggle, contrast, moodiness. I wrestle with the artist in me. Fangs bang against claws, sometimes.
Into this foray steps Zack again. It’s encouraging to hear he shares some of these struggles. It’s interesting to hear his voice in words, overlayed to moving photos. I’ve followed him (via his blog) through some tough times, especially this year. I can’t even appreciate how difficult it’s been for him—but he brings it all into the discussion. He doesn’t hide it, like so many other artists I know who feel a need to project a continuously sterile smile. They’ve adopted the plastic surgery philosophy for life, but they’ve lost their elasticity. Following them on Twitter and blog leaves me feeling like they’ve really convinced themselves everything is always okay; every tweet and micro blog ends in four exclamations points and begins with “I met <insert famous name>” or “Just ate at <insert famous restaurant> with <insert famous name>” or “My new blog entry Roxxors <or insert your own newer, better adjective>”.
I grow tired of reading what feels like falseness to me. If this is something you identify with, then you’ll love Zack’s recent video. Watch it here.
Saw this amazing style fram art from the BL:ND website portfolio on a project they’re doing GAP called “Sound of Color. Notice how everything is black/white?
Wolf concept images below:
Images from the making of on their blog here.
I just watched this awesome time lapse from the Genius blog (video Beached by Keith Loutit). They mention it in the specific entry, but there’s a weird depth of focus on this lens (tilt-shift), which creates a really cool (or weird) playmobile effect to the whole film.
Crazy. See the whole thing here. (I have no idea how to embed these things…)
I just saw this post over at the Creative Review design blog. HILARIOUS (and something I’ll be doing from here on out)! Read about it (photos below for fun):
Marketing: it’s all about how you present your story.
Check out this short flick I just saw promoted on Veer (which means it’s now ubiquitous in the design underworld—or is that the design overworld??):
I saved this video to my hard drive the moment I first saw it, and only now re-discovered it to my total pleasure and enjoyment. I’ve often wanted to learn Flash for this VERY reason, to animate subtle environmental elements over my photos to greater, better effect. Still, seeing these in a video was even more alluring and I find myself watching this over and over again—not even sure why.
The simple child’s figure—back turned toward the audience—really grabs me. S/He is so still, so unmoving, so cold in environments with simple cues of life. It’s intriguing to me. I want to know. I want to make my own.
I wish I had more hours in my day. Enjoy.
Birds and trees are images I never tire of seeing, as long as they’re done in new and interesting ways. Scott Hansen has done a number of sweet posters and tshirt designs incorporating these elements. Naturally I have to love his work as a result.
Today I came across this most amazing video–sick animations and all nature themed! Oh, sooo great! A few scenes of this were reminiscent of the animated movie Renaissance. Overall, this is an amazing video!
Yes, it’s one of those late-night college conversations I remember having—and being embarrassed by. What is it about an accent that makes it…um…sexy? Well, if that’s something you identify with, be careful: this girl has 24 accents!
I thot this was hilarious, cool, and … ahem, worth viewing.