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August 15, 2017

Music Tracks Guide to PanelPicker Community Voting

Help SXSW hone in on the Music Track conversations that are important to the SXSW Community by participating in PanelPicker Community Voting from August 7-25. Browse submitted ideas, leave comments, and vote on what programming you would like to see at the 2018 SXSW Conference. Music tracks include Making & Promoting Music, Music Culture & Stories, Music Industry, Sync, Stream & License, and Touring & Live Experience.

Music Tracks

Making & Promoting Music

March 13-17. There is so much to learn and share about the process of creating, writing, playing, and sharing music in today’s world. Likewise, new distribution models, promotional platforms, and release strategies are changing the game for indie and major artists.

Music Culture & Stories

March 13-17. Music has a rich history, and some amazing (often legendary) stories to tell. Superstars and up-and-comers alike have inspiration, insight, and guidance to share. Explore the culture of music, from worldwide to hyper-local scenes, movements, genres, fashion, and beyond.

Music Industry

March 13-17. Experts and thought leaders will guide you through today’s multifaceted and global music business. Learn about bleeding-edge innovations and get real-world advice and thoughtful examinations of our industry that can help you succeed as a professional, entrepreneur, or artist.

Sync, Stream & License

March 13-17. Streaming now dominates the music business, but a complicated landscape remains. Licensing deals and sync placements are highly valuable and sought-after. Hear from major players about the future of these crucial pieces of the music revenue puzzle.

Touring & Live Experience

March 13-17. Venues and festivals, large and small, support the dynamic touring industry that so many artists increasingly rely on for their livelihoods. Discover the newest innovations and sage advice on today’s touring and festival industry.

How to Vote

To participate in the voting process, visit panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote and login or create an account.

Once you are logged in to PanelPicker, you can begin the voting process. Filter through proposals by session format, programming track, and level. You can also search by title, description, tags, and speakers in the search field.

Each voter can vote once per proposal – selecting “arrow up” for yes or “arrow down” for no. You can also leave a constructive comment about the proposals you vote on. Have a question for the organizer? This is also a great place to post all of your questions.

During Community Voting, it’s also important for anyone who submitted a proposal to rally online support for your idea and encourage voting through your personal blog or social media channels. We have created handy “Vote For My PanelPicker Idea” graphics for you to use for social media sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Inside the PanelPicker Process

Each year, SXSW PanelPicker helps shape the majority of the SXSW Conference programming. Community Voting comprises 30% of the SXSW Conference programming decision, plus input of the SXSW Staff (30%) and Advisory Board (40%) helps ensure that less well-known voices have as much of a chance of being selected to speak at SXSW as individuals with large online followings. Together these percentages help determine the final content lineup.

For more information about the Community Voting process, read the PanelPicker FAQ and visit the SXSW PanelPicker page.

Cast Your Votes Now

Join Us for SXSW 2018

Read more about the Showcase Applications process, and take advantage of tips from the Music Festival Team to get the inside scoop on how to stand out during the application process.

Join us for SXSW 2018 – register to attend by Friday, September 8 for the biggest savings of the season. Make your hotel reservations through SXSW Housing & Travel for the best available rates. If you are unsure of which badge is the best fit for you, we recommend taking our short Tracks quiz to get matched with the credential best suited for your needs.

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“Healing Power of Music” Session at the 2017 SXSW Conference – Photo by Claudio Fox

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August 15, 2017

Want to be the best VR gamer? You need lots of room to move around

Bigger is often better with virtual reality room-scale spaces, but now it seems it might do more than increase immersion. Some accounts from top VR gamers suggest that larger play spaces could make you more skilled.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

August 15, 2017

Interaction Design & UI/UX: Sherpahire.com

Interaction Design & UI/UX: Sherpahire.com

An interesting project to share that involves interaction & UI/UX for Sherpahire.com. What is a sherpa? I honestly had to look it up and discover that web design was done specifically for a target audience and for this case as elite mountaineers and experts in their local area. It’s an interesting approach since the focal point of the design is all about the search surrounded by a gallery of beautiful imagery. Since the images are part of what’s called the center piece, everything else from the typography and micro-interactions are only played as an extra role.

Published on Behance is the collaborative work from Alexander Laguta, Kate Laguta, Alexander Aubakirov, Alexei Rezvanov and Andrey Petrunin. All together sharing their expertise in Art Direction to Motion Design. Props to everyone involved.

Sherpahire is the unique service allowing travelers to find sherpas and orginize their trekking vacation. We were asked to create a simple and eye-catchy interface allowing to find a sherpa, meet like-minded travelers and get inspired about Nepal as a trekking destination. We have used simple geometrical forms to create general style for Sherpahire brand and easy to follow interface allowing visitor to solve his goal and meet Nepal at a glance. Enjoy!

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  • Alexander Laguta
  • Kate Laguta
  • Alexander Aubakirov
  • Alexei Rezvanov
  • Andrey Petrunin

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  • More about this project on Behance

Aug 15, 2017

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August 14, 2017

Played the 'Final Fantasy XV' VR demo at E3 2016? You were the first and last

The lead designer of Final Fantasy XV has said that the virtual reality demo originally made playable at E3 2016 will never be released to the public. Instead, he hopes the Monster of the Deep fishing game will suffice.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

August 13, 2017

How to Create a Long Exposure Video Effect in After Effects

Pulling off long exposure photos is relatively easy, but doing so with video is another story.

One of the first still camera “tricks” you learn as a photographer is how to create light trails using long exposures. All you do is crank up your shutter speed to five or six seconds (or whatever works), adjust your aperture accordingly, and boom, you’ve got some nice light trails streaking all along some random freeway. But can you achieve the same effect with video? Totally, but you’ll need to head into post to do it.

Photographer/cinematographer Dan Marker-Moore, known for his iconic time-slices, created a video for Toyota that employs this interesting long exposure video effect, and in the tutorial below, he shows you how he did it using nothing more than standard Adobe After Effects tools—no plug-ins required.

And here is the completed ad for Toyota so you can see the effect in real-time:

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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 12, 2017

Watch: A List Stephen King's Favorite Horror Films

What kinds of scary movies does the King of Horror watch?

Stephen King is a maniac. He has not only written hundreds of published works, making him one of the most prolific writers of all time, but he has managed to scare the bejesus out of his readers for well over 40 years with his dark and twisted contemporary horror/sci-fi/fantasy works. But he’s not only renowned in the literary world. He has made an indelible mark in the film industry with 64 of his novels and short stories being adapted into some of the most iconic horror films in history, including Carrie and The Shining. (Fun fact: The Shawshank Redemption was adapted from his 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.)

It makes you wonder what kinds of scary movies catches the attention of such a well-respected and aptly nicknamed author like the King of Horror. Well, Fandor has put together a list of a bunch of his favorite spooky flicks in the video below:

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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 11, 2017

Weekly Rewind: Fitbit deals, a fat-burning wearable, a mind-controlled game

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

August 11, 2017

Streamline Motion Graphics, VFX, and VR with MAXON Cinema 4D

With MAXON Cinema 4D, you can produce high-end motion graphics.

The next generation of MAXON’s professional 3D application delivers both great tools and enhancements artists can put to use immediately and provides a peek into the foundations for the future. Scheduled to ship in September of 2017, Cinema 4D R19 includes new features to streamline motion graphics, VFX, and VR content creation workflows.

Powerful developments have been made to viewport performance, a new Sound Effector has been added, and additional features for Voronoi Fracturing have been introduced to the MoGraph toolset. The release also includes a new Spherical Camera, the integration of AMD’s ProRender technology, and more.

It’s designed to serve individual artists as well as large studio environments.

Designed to serve individual artists as well as large studio environments, Release 19 offers a fast, easy, stable, and streamlined workflow to meet today’s challenges in the content creation markets—especially general design, motion graphics, VFX, VR/AR, and all types of visualization.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 11, 2017

How Many Movies Did 'Game of Thrones' Rip Off in its Most Epic Battle Yet?

Here’s a drinking game that Tyrion Lannister could get behind.

[Caution: Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 below.]

As one of our top in-house, self-diagnosed Game of Thrones addicts, I have to admit that I had been a little disappointed by the pace of Season 7. For the first time, I found my mind wandering during heavily expository episodes. That is, until…the battle. Showrunners call it “The Loot Train Battle,” but that doesn’t nearly describe just how extraordinary it was.

We’ve already covered how the incredible battle was created, but just why was it so darned satisfying?

One of our favorite video essayists, Nerdwriter, makes a strong case that it’s because almost every scene within the battle would have been comfortingly familiar to any respectable geek. In his latest work, Nerdwriter lives up to his name by proving with cinematic evidence that almost every scene within this battle was plucked from another movie—and some of the sources may surprise you.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 11, 2017

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, August 11

Chaos at music festivals in 2017 continues to make news this week. Live Nation and Warner Music released positive financial reports. Glen Campbell’s passing led to memories of his extraordinary work. The Daily Chord keeps tabs on the big stories in the music world and shares six links each weekday. Subscribe to our email blast for the headlines.

Monday, August 7

Tuesday, August 8

Wednesday, August 9

Thursday, August 10

Friday, August 11

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