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August 14, 2019

Tasha Performs at the She Shreds X Nylon Showcase [Video]

The SXSW Music Festival treats music fans from around the world to performances from around 2,000 artists each March in Austin. Venues range from concert halls and dance clubs to churches and public parks. Each year, Conference sessions, Film Festival red carpets, and Music Festival showcases from some of the buzziest talent are live streamed online for fans from around the world to get a taste of SXSW.

Check out this performance from Chicago-based artist Tasha at the She Shreds X NYLON Showcase from SXSW 2019. Known for making gentle soulful guitar-driven indie pop, Tasha’s performances at SXSW followed the 2018 release of her debut record Alone at Last on Father/Daughter Records.

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Apply to Showcase

2020 SXSW Showcasing Artist applications are now open. Showcasing at SXSW provides an opportunity to meet like-minded creatives from around the world as well as growing your fanbase by performing in front of an audience of industry pros, musicians, and fans. If you’re interested in applying, but looking for a few pointers – check out these tips from the SXSW Music Festival team.

Attend SXSW 2020

Registration and housing are now open for the 2020 SXSW season. Get inspired by previous Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Showcases, Red Carpets, and Q&A’s on our YouTube Channel, and make your plans now to join us in March 2020. Booking your hotel soon using SXSW Housing & Travel will get you the best rates and locations.

Attend SXSW 2020

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Teaser Photo: Tasha – Photo by Rikki Yanez

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Source: SxSW Music

August 14, 2019

British Airways will test virtual reality headsets for first-class passengers

First-class passengers on British Airways will soon get another perk when the airline begins testing a new VR headset. For the rest of the year, customers on select flights can watch in-flight entertainment in virtual reality.
Source: Digital Trends VR

August 13, 2019

5 SXSW Alumni Share Their Music Festival Stories

SXSW brings creatives of all types together for musical performances, film screenings, and inspirational conversations each March in Austin, Texas. At the 2019 SXSW Music Festival, 1900+ Showcasing Artists from over 60 countries performed in just about every genre and style. Here is what some past participants of the Music Festival had to say about their experiences at SXSW.

SXSW Alumni Experiences

IDLES - Photo by Joe Hodge

“SXSW was for us and is a vibrant institution that could so easily, because of its magnitude, overwhelm a small band like Idles but instead it ignited a resurgence in our understanding and faith in the music industry. The breadth of open and like-minded people was a beautiful thing that gave us the platform to do what we love and further build a career that we couldn’t have comprehended without SXSW and for that we will always be grateful.” – Joe Talbot, IDLES

Lauren Mayberry - Photo by Diego Donamaria

“SXSW was the first festival we ever played in America and we planned our first US tour around it. Iain and Martin had toured America in previous bands but I had never played outside of Europe, and I think our first time at SX in 2013 was a real pivotal moment for CHVRCHES. You hear so much about the festival and what it’s going to be like but I don’t think anything prepares you for what it’s going to be like. It’s intense, vibrant, terrifying and brilliant, and there is so much to discover in one place.” – Lauren Mayberry, CHVRCHES

Billie Eilish - Photo by Diego Donamaria

“The first time we played SXSW, I was so new to everything and the chance to play many shows in one week in completely different venues was crazy!! We learned so much there and also got to see incredible artists. We have been so lucky to play SXSW twice now and each time it was an event we booked our year around! It is really unique.” – Billie Eilish

Otoboke Beaver - Photo by Hutton Supancic

“SXSW was our first time to play live in America. We knew of the festival but we did not know much else or what to expect, only that it was an honor to be invited and we were very excited to be there. The entire city of Austin is filled with music all day long to the middle of the night. Famous artists mix with unknown artists, all just pure music lovers, there is something for everyone. It is truly incredible, and you can experience a special week full of music love. We have just been a second time this year and want to go back again and again.” – Accorinrin, Otoboke Beaver

Nardwuar - Photo by Camille Mayor

“SXSW has taught me so much about music, culture and even technology! Every time I go, I learn something new! Plus, people come from all over the world, so this ain’t your regular Festival. Also getting a chance to meet attendees has been invaluable as they somehow down the line lead to more opportunities. But most of all SXSW is fun! As music should be! Doot doola doot doo…” – Nardwuar

Apply to Showcase

2020 SXSW Showcasing Artist applications are now open. Showcasing at SXSW provides an opportunity to meet like-minded creatives from around the world as well as growing your fanbase by performing in front of an audience of industry pros, musicians, and fans. If you’re interested in applying, but looking for a few pointers – check out these tips from the SXSW Music Festival team.

Attend SXSW 2020

Registration and housing are now open for the 2020 SXSW season. Get inspired by previous Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Showcases, Red Carpets, and Q&A’s on our YouTube Channel, and make your plans now to join us in March 2020. Booking your hotel soon using SXSW Housing & Travel will get you the best rates and locations.

Attend SXSW 2020

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. and SXSW News for the latest SXSW coverage.

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IDLES – Photo by Joe Hodge
Lauren Mayberry – Photo by Diego Donamaria
Billie Eilish – Photo by Diego Donamaria
Otoboke Beaver – Photo by Hutton Supancic
Nardwuar – Photo by Camille Mayor

The post 5 SXSW Alumni Share Their Music Festival Stories appeared first on SXSW.

Source: SxSW Music

August 13, 2019

Compete With Top Designers from Around the World: Apply to Place by Design 2020

Place By Design - 2019 - Photo Akash Kataria

Each year, Place by Design brings in some of the most visually stunning and socially-conscious projects from around the world. The work sent in each year is truly transformative – repurposing spaces to serve a new purpose, breathing new life into seemingly every day or otherwise unordinary spaces.

Anyone interested in applying should enter their application before November 22, 2019. Here are the top reasons to apply to Place by Design for SXSW 2020 according to SXSW Programmer Hannah Sager.

Reasons to Apply

Compete against some of the top designers in the world.

2019 had the highest number of entries that the competition has ever seen – with entries from nine different countries and over 22 states! Finalists chosen to compete at SXSW are the best of the best and it shows. Each finalist has a social-driven mission that has vastly impacted their community and we want to give you a chance to showcase that project on stage!

Take advantage of media exposure.

All finalists are invited to the Interactive Innovation Awards following the competition. The Interactive Innovation Awards are covered heavily by the media, and give you an opportunity to step into the spotlight.

Rub elbows with industry giants.

Our judges are highly distinguished in the industry, and some have even competed in the competition. Not only do the finalists get to interact with fellow contestants, they also get to showcase their projects to a live audience.

Eligibility

In order to qualify for Place by Design, works need to:

  • Be actualized. Work will be judged in part by its impact on the design problem it set out to solve, therefore conceptual submissions are not eligible.
  • Be designed in the last five years. Submissions need to have an impact on the community, but still need to be current.
  • Be creative. We are seeking original ideas that are site-specific yet can scale, and will inspire other designers to improve their own surroundings.

Apply Now

View last year’s winner and finalists for application inspiration and we hope to see you in March 2020!

Attend SXSW 2020

Join us for SXSW 2020 from March 13-22 in Austin, TX. Check out how to attend, plan your housing, and stay up to date on SXSW 2020 news by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Place By Design – 2019 – Photo Akash Kataria

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Source: SxSW Interactive

August 13, 2019

YouTube Love: Refactoring UI Series with Steve Schoger

YouTube Love: Refactoring UI Series with Steve SchogerAoiroStudioAug 13, 2019

I am been following the work of Steve Schoger for a little while now. He has been brought to my attention via his Twitter account whenever he shared one of his design tips and/or on Refactoring UI via his YouTube channel. So it’s all about UIs but it’s another take on what makes the ‘interface beautiful’ but more into what’s make it practical. Let us agree that Steve is skilled at pushing the right solutions to our standardized and still yet to overcome user interface universe. It’s not because most of us are aware of the latest tools, practices, and whatnot that the rest of the world is. Steve does a great job tackling down what has been done, redone, and again by giving a fresher take. I would totally recommend you to check out his YouTube Channel.

Refactoring UI via YouTube

About Steve Schoger

Steve is a visual designer based in Canada, more precisely Kitchener, Ontario. Make sure to check out his ‘Refactoring UI book’, an insightful take on user interfaces.

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

August 13, 2019

'Ultimate Digital Inspo', a repository of Web & UI Layouts

‘Ultimate Digital Inspo’, a repository of Web & UI Layouts AoiroStudioAug 13, 2019

Efir Media shared on their Behance, a series of Web & UI layouts to showcase their skills and how much efforts they put into their projects. And of course, it’s inspirational especially on the part with the animated transitions. They showcase a different kind of variety of projects from a full web experience to a responsive design. If you have never heard of Efir Media, you must have seen their work featured on CSS Design Awards. Make sure to check out the full project on Behance.

We made up a special folio of some of our works to show how much effort we invest in our projects, what result our clients get and maybe to bring you some inspiration.

Web Design & UI Design

About Efir Media

Efir Media is a digital creative agency founded in 2016 in the USA, they are a passionate team of designers, developers, UI/UX specialists, writers, illustrators and strategists.

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

August 12, 2019

In pursuit of silhouettes, lights, shadows with Mustafa Hacalaki – Photography

In pursuit of silhouettes, lights, shadows with Mustafa Hacalaki – PhotographyAoiroStudioAug 12, 2019

I am delighted to share the photographs of a fellow Montrealer here on ABDZ, his name is Mustafa Hacalaki. We are following his pursuit of trailing silhouettes of strangers through light, shadows, and reflections. His photographs tells a story within an image and the result is pure street photography at its best. I just love how Mustafa presents a shot as if it was from a movie scene where the shadow is married to the final scene. Make sure to follow Mustafa on Instagram where he is currently in Turkey, and you can see amazing shots from cities like Montreal, Tokyo, Paris, Ho Chi Minh City and more. Give him some love, he definitely inspired me to pick up my camera again and hope you will too.

I love handmade products, arthouse cinema, vintage cameras, my adorable niece and every recipe made with eggplant.

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About Mustafa Hacalaki

Mustafa is an illustrator and graphic artist based in my hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, his work is focused in designing books to making stone lithographies, creating vector illustrations and of course taking photos.

Source: Abduzeedo Photography

August 9, 2019

How 'I Am Mother' Filmmakers Made One of the Most Badass Robots Ever


Why Weta, one of the world’s foremost VFX companies, went human-powered for their robot. This is how they pulled off the impossible.


Netflix’s I Am Mother features a robot named Mother who, as Production manager Kathryn Jackson explains, “…is a pivotal character in the film. Seen on screen for 80 to 90% of the time from every angle.”



With films from Star Wars to short filmmakers trying their hand at believable CG characters, today’s audience is savvier than ever. So how did I Am Mother’s filmmakers face the challenge of creating a believable, complex robot that is on screen for almost the entire film?



Before we reveal the filmmakers’ process, let’s take a look at the trailer:



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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 9, 2019

4 Things You Can Learn From 'The Godfather' Script


The Godfather script is a thing of beauty. Let’s focus on the big picture and take some worldbuilding lessons from it.


Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola wanted to tell the story of a family in flux. Immigrants living the American dream after the war. But also criminals. To do this, they had to adapt Puzo’s best selling book and build a world that most Americans were unfamiliar with and had little to no idea how it worked.



Today we’re going to take a look at the script for The Godfather and talk about how its worldbuilding helped create what some people think is the greatest film ever made.




Read the Godfather Script here!


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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 9, 2019

Here's What Is Missing From the Blackmagic Update


Blackmagic Ultrastudio is the primarily method we use for monitoring true video images from Resolve, but one vital element still hasn’t gotten an update.


If you want to accurately monitor your video image while you edit or color grade, you need a hardware converter that outputs a true video signal from your computer to hook up to a monitor. You simply cannot accurate analyze video for color on a computer desktop. While many companies make video output products, if you are working with Blackmagic Resolve software, you need to use Blackmagic Hardware to get that video signal out. It’s one of the ways they make a living, since the software many use for color grading (Resolve) is of course available for free.

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Source: NoFilmSchool