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December 10, 2017
These are some of the greatest camera moves ever recorded on film.
It has been about six months, but CineFix is back with the latest installment of their Best Shots of All Time series. While previous videos showed us the very best in shot size, shot types, and establishing shots and cutaways, Part 4 explores the wonders of camera movement. From pans and tilts to rolls and pushes, we get to see how some of history’s greatest auteurs cleverly moved the camera to communicate in new and exciting ways with their audiences.
The subject matter in this installment of the series, in my opinion, is the most accessible and palatable, because everyone loves a good camera move. Whether it’s Wes Anderson’s signature whip pans or the knockout dutch tilt in Creed, audiences love the showmanship of a kinetic camera. However, the moves that earned a place on CineFix’s list are a lot more subdued and subtle than the examples shown throughout the video.
December 10, 2017
Some of the most creative edits are pulled off with the help of some great camera work.
Post might be the last phase of production, but that doesn’t mean filmmakers shouldn’t prepare for it early on in the project. In fact, some shots will require a bit of magic created by both your camera and editing software working together. In this video, Jordy Vandeput of Cinecom teaches you how to pull off some of these creative edits, including a fake dolly zoom, fake handheld movements, and more realistic punches for fight scenes. Check it out below:
Here are the editing tricks Jordy talks about in the video:
December 9, 2017
The Oscar-winning director names his top Criterion picks.
Despite the rather harsh criticism for his latest film Downsizing, director Alexander Payne has built his career with Oscar-worthy films like Sideways, The Descendents, and Nebraska. Criterion even chose one of his most loved films, Election, starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon, to be shelved in their illustrious library beside some of history’s greatest and most important films.
Payne was invited to peruse Criterion’s closet to name some of his most favorite films in their collection. Here’s what he chose:
Here is the list of films chosen by Payne:
December 9, 2017
Don’t know anything about walkie codes and radio etiquette? That’s okay, this infographic will help bring you up to speed.
Unless you’ve worked on a professional film production (or read one of our previous articles about it) walkie-talkie lingo probably seems like a foreign language to you. This can create some real confusion and anxiousness when you arrive on your first real film set and have to awkwardly announce to everyone that you have to go to the bathroom instead of confidently giving the ol’ “10-1” or “10-2” code before heading off to the john. This is why becoming fluent in the lingo is super important, and StudioBinder wants to make the process a little easier for you.
Back in August, StudioBinder shared a video that covered all of the crucial codes needed to communicate clearly and efficiently with crew members on set via walkie-talkie, and while that was great and very helpful, they’ve decided to make the information a little more accessible.
December 8, 2017
Staying on top of the trailer circuit is a full-time job in and of itself. We’re here to help.
Wormwood (dir. Errol Morris)
Master documentarian Errol Morris returns to long-form storytelling with a binge-worthy tale clocking in at four hours in six parts. Ideal for Netflix, right? In 1953 army scientist Frank Olson was requested by the CIA to gather in New York City for several meetings. Less than a week later, he plunged to his death from the 13th floor of the Hotel Pennsylvania. Was it a pre-meditated suicide or a sloppy murder covered up by government officials? Told from the perspective of Olson’s son, determined to get satisfactory answers that would reveal the injustices his father suffered, Wormwood is part documentary, part dramatization (lead by actor Peter Sarsgaard), and all compelling drama. Viewing parties will be essential next weekend. Release Date: December 15, 2017, via Netflix
December 8, 2017
Launching a new and innovative product or service? Apply to the 2018 SXSW Release It pitch competition for the opportunity to present to a panel of judges comprised of technology industry experts, venture capitalists, and high-profile media during SXSW.
Be one of the ten cutting-edge companies selected to pitch live at SXSW 2018 during Startup & Tech Sectors. A panel of hand-picked judges will select the product or service most likely to succeed in the marketplace. Past winners for the SXSW Release It event include Honest Dollar, Inteliclinic Inc.,
Neuroon Open, and Abartys Health.
Interested but want to know more? Read on for the top reasons to apply and what the SXSW staff and advisors look for in a successful application.
Top Reasons to Apply
Product validation — Hear what experts have to say about your product or service and use their feedback to help you improve your company.
Professional coaching – Work with our industry pros for pre-event coaching on your startup elevator pitch.
Step into the media spotlight – Marketing of your startup via SXSW media channels and our global media channels that attend the event.
Make connections — Gain access to the highest level of investors, media, and thought leaders at SXSW.
Staff Tips for Application Success
Meet the minimum SXSW Release It Eligibility Criteria
Showcase a startup that is innovative and disruptive
Share a video of what you do in your submitted application
Showcase what makes you different in the market (i.e. your market differentiator)
Highlight key members of your team and/or those supporting your startup (Staff, Advisory Board, Board Members, Mentors, Funders, Accelerator and/or Incubator involvement, etc.)
2017 SXSW Release It – Photo by Jim Antich
Source: SxSW Interactive
December 8, 2017
What happened this week? An interesting series of features on indie music concluded in The Guardian, more year-end lists emerged, and YouTube is taking a swing at a music subscription service next year. The Daily Chord is your service for a running tally of noteworthy music stories. Subscribe to our email updates for a reminder of the day’s headlines.
Monday, December 4
The music industry should be dreaming of a white Christmas
Post from The Economist
BMI, Department Of Justice square off in appeals court over latest consent decree ruling
Story from Billboard
Before Houston show, Lady Gaga helps Team Rubicon with Hurricane Harvey relief
Post from Houston Chronicle
The top 100 tracks of 2017
List from The Guardian
Finding C. Memi: Bitter Lake Recordings and Japan’s 80s synth scene
Post from Daily Bandcamp
Spotify is testing a new feature for Discover Weekly
Post from Mashable
Tuesday, December 5
It’s actually pretty easy to ‘hack’ the digital music industry
Post from Noisey
New mental health service launches to help musicians
Post from NME
Happy birthday Little Richard: Preacher. Showman. Maestro.
Post from The Sheila Variations
10 tips for benefit concerts: You’re nuts for doing it, but do it anyway
Guest post from Hypebot
Spotify’s Wrapped feature is now live to break down your 2017 listening habits
Post from TechCrunch
This three-country, four night Asian music awards show is a K-pop promotion machine
Post from NPR
Wednesday, December 6
Does the music industry’s definition of ‘catalogue’ need an upgrade?
Guest post from Music Business Worldwide
Beyoncé presents Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s legacy award
Post from NME
Johnny Hallyday, the Elvis Presley of France, is dead at 74
Obituary from NY Times
From bush doof to clowncore: Your favourite underground music scenes
Post from The Guardian
17 books every music lover should read
Post from Pigeons And Planes
This New Zealand band is trying to save Maori culture one head banger at a time
Post from NPR Music
Thursday, December 7
The best albums of 2017
Lists from NY Times
Nile Rodgers reveals he has had cancer surgery
Post from BBC News
How Elvis helped save the USS Arizona memorial
Post from USNI News
The loneliness of the long-distance rocker
Post from The Baffler
Co-founder Glenn Dicker talks Yep Roc
Interview from Hypebot
One of Dallas’ forgotten funk music greats has died, 11 days after releasing his first record
Story from dallasnews.com
Friday, December 8
YouTube to launch new subscription music streaming service next year
Post from Billboard
Quincy Jones has a streaming service for jazz documentaries
Post from Engadget
The 2017 SoundCloud playback
Post from SoundCloud
The politics of pop music in 2017
Post from CNN
All the best country albums of 2017, ranked
List from Uproxx
The 15 best new artists of 2017
List from The Fader
Source: SxSW Music
December 8, 2017
Beautiful and Harmonious Fine Arts by Elicia Edijanto
Elicia Edijanto is an artist from Jakarta, Indonesia with some incredible work shared on her Behance profile. I love simple, black and white illustration and what Elicia’s done here with drawings is exactly what I love. The subject and style of composition makes you think or imagining yourself in that situation. It is like the Limbo game, very similar style with most of the compositions having a central character, a child in eerie locations. Again, at least for me, the work takes me away in my imagination. Perfect for the end of the year. We also shared a bit of her fine arts creative process right after the break.
Nature inspires me a lot. I hope my art will serve their purposes, remind us of how is human-nature relationship supposed to be, beautiful, harmonious, and living side by side.Using only black watercolour (mostly), I try to create unique relationship between human and nature. My subject are often children and animal because they are honest, sincere, unprejudiced and unpretentious. It will be easier for people to feel the emotions.
For more information about Elicia and to check out all her fine arts projects make sure to visit her website at http://www.eliciaedijanto.com/
Dec 08, 2017
Source: Abduzeedo Illustration
December 7, 2017
TweetReality is an experimental app that mixes your Twitter feed with your surroundings using an iPhone camera and the ARKit. The free iOS app was recently launched by developer Oscar Falmer.
The post What would Twitter look like in AR? With TweetReality, you don’t need to imagine appeared first on Digital Trends.
Source: Digital Trends VR
December 7, 2017
Web Design & UI/UX: Vissla Redesign Concept
You guys are fully aware of how I feel about redesigns right? But with the end of the year coming soon, I decided to take a stab at a new perspective. Knowingly that most designers who are working on redesign concepts should know (or know) there are SO MANY details we need to take in consideration. It’s mostly not about the UI. Again, for this redesign concept by Simon Kratz for Vissla , what I liked the most about Simon’s work was his own approach. He is compassionate about the brand and using at the same time his UX skills/thinking for the completion of his vision.
Finally had some free time over the last weeks and decided to challenge myself with a quick design exploration and ran a small side project. I have been obsessed with VISSLA for the past few months and decided their current web experience should be more in line with their forward-thinking philosophy and outstanding products. VISSLA is a brand that represents creative freedom and a generation of creators and innovators. They embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship. This mission inspired me a lot to push their web presence to the next level. So, i focused on the goal to improve the user experience and suggest new solutions or alternative approaches how VISSLA could look like in todays huge digital ocean. So, this is a small part of an early stage redesign concept – let me know, what you think. — The Vissla Logo and Brand material is intellectual property of Vissla.
Web Design & UI/UX
Dec 07, 2017
Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX