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September 9, 2018

Travel Photography: ABDZ hosting a Photowalk in Tokyo

Travel Photography: ABDZ hosting a Photowalk in Tokyo

Hi everyone, this is François here from ABDZ. I will be traveling to Tokyo this upcoming October and would love to host an ABDZ Photowalk. Would you be interested? We can explore the different neighborhoods of Tokyo where we can explore the Tokyo Skytree, Sensō-ji, Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and more. Whatever it is raining or not, it will be a great opportunity to meet some of you living in Japan or visiting just like me. Let’s find a date (see available time below) and set up a checkpoint/time. You can get in touch with me via Twitter and Instagram.

Let’s find a date!

  • Week from October 1 – October 5
  • Week from October 15 – October 29

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Travel Photography: ABDZ hosting a Photowalk in TokyoAsakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo – 2015

Travel Photography: ABDZ hosting a Photowalk in TokyoAsakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo – 2015

Travel Photography: ABDZ hosting a Photowalk in TokyoSome metro station in Tokyo – 2015

AoiroStudio
Sep 09, 2018

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September 7, 2018

How One Filmmaker Documented the Hero Journey of the World's Most Successful Female Artist


Does the idea of filming someone’s life story for three years without their permission sound utterly terrifying? For filmmaker Heather Lenz, big risks came with big rewards.


Yayoi Kusama is now the most top-selling female artist in history. While you may know her from the explosion of Instagrammable infinity rooms and polka dots in recent years, her journey began decades ago, trying to storm the art world…unsuccessfully. Kusama just happened to be way ahead of her time.



Evidently, so was filmmaker Heather Lenz. As an art student in the 1990s, Lenz became interested in Kusama when she had a rare are show in New York City. Lenz decided she had to tell Kusama’s story. She started out, 17 years ago, writing a biopic. She eventually realized she should make a doc that would show Kusama herself. The only problem? Heather Lenz had yet to meet Kusama. “It was 2004 when we started shooting, and it was 2007 before we met her,” explained Lenz to No Film School. “This is what not to do!”

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Source: NoFilmSchool

September 7, 2018

How to Add a Timecode Stamp to Your Premiere Pro Exports


It’s time to make time for timecode.




Premiere Pro gives you a number of different ways to work with timecode. For example, you can throw the Timecode effect on individual clips to show source timecode, or even generate your own. Use timecode to quickly jump to a specific part of your sequence by simply typing a specific time in the timeline panel. You can also create a custom timecode overlay for the Program Monitor, displaying timecode information from any or all tracks. Premiere even has a customizable Timecode panel.



One of the best ways to utilize timecode is via an overlay stamped onto your exports. This is perfect for when your sending deliverables to a client for review. With a timecode stamp, clients can quickly and easily reference any section of your project. The overlay can also serve as a watermark, preventing clients from walking away without paying. Let’s take a quick look at how to add a timecode stamp to your Adobe Premiere Pro exports.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

September 7, 2018

Watch: Get Introduced to the Mystic Theatre of Alejandro Jodorowsky


This video is an introduction to the mind-bending alchemy of the films of one of the most singular, symbolic and influential surrealist filmmakers of all time.


As Lewis Bond points out at the start of this new video from Channel Criswell, “fewer filmmakers have been more perplexing, more outrageous in their artistic output than Alejandro Jodorowsky” and that’s even when the Chilean-French filmmaker, novelist, poet, editor, psychoanalyst, sculptor (and on and on) is compared to other “surrealist filmmakers.”



Jodorowsky’s “attention-grabbing style of exhibitionist cinema puts him in a league as beyond replication” in Criswell’s opinion, which is saying a lot for someone who has only made six official films in his career (thus far, and he is only 89, after all). Check out the video below.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

September 7, 2018

Interference of Light Illustration Series by Danny Ivan

Interference of Light Illustration Series by Danny Ivan

Happy Friday everyone! We would like to share the work of Danny Ivan who is a freelance 3D Imagery maker / Art Director for motion based in Porto, Portugal. His illustration series is entitled: Interference of Light 2.0, a beautiful set of creative experimentations using Maxon Cinema 4D and of course Photoshop. As I quote here from Danny: “The big goal here is to transmit a certain of serenity with these abstract images on a technology electric world.”

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AoiroStudio
Sep 07, 2018

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

September 7, 2018

Watch: First Footage Released for Harmony Korine's Latest Feature, 'The Beach Bum'


From the mind that brought us ‘Spring Breakers’ comes Matthew McConaughey in a role that may prove to be his ‘Big Lebowski.’


The latest from Harmony Korine, the gnarly auteur who brought the world Spring Breakers, Trash Humpers, Gummo, and Julien Donkey-Boy (to say nothing of his brutally honest and yet sensationalized screenplays for Larry Clark’s Kids and Bully) The Beach Bum is almost upon us. At the very least, 2019 can’t arrive soon enough.



Starring Matthew McConaughey in a role he was either born or sentenced to play, the redband trailer looks appropriately drugged out and soaked in neon (unsurprising given the film’s theatrical distributor: NEON). It also packs in a solid number of quotable lines in just a few seconds courtesy of Mr. McConaughey and yes, Snoop Dogg. Check it out below.





It’s interesting to see how Korine has grown into a filmmaker with such a sustainable career, his projects ranging from gritty, low-budget endeavors shot on home video cameras to larger-budgeted features starring Disney Channel notables and Academy Award winners.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

September 7, 2018

Watch: How Christopher Nolan's 'Following' Laid the Groundwork for His Career


Christopher Nolan’s ultra low-budget indie debut provided signs of the director’s later work.


While Memento was the first film that catapulted him into public consciousness, Christopher Nolan’s first film was actually made two years prior. Following is an urban noir and the story of two men. One is a a shy, retiring writer and the other a burglar, though they are united by a voyeuristic fascination with the lives of others that will lead to no good end and a double-twist ending of remarkable dexterity.



In the video below, Thomas Flight looks for hallmarks of the director’s style that are already present in his debut, a film that should be a true inspiration for any would-be indie filmmaker out there, a feature shot on a year’s worth of Saturdays for $6,000.



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Source: NoFilmSchool

September 6, 2018

Lettering Illustrations by Meni Chatzipanagiotou

Lettering Illustrations by Meni Chatzipanagiotou

Let’s take a deep breath of pure inspiration with the work of Meni Chatzipanagiotou, an illustrator and graphic designer from Thessaloniki, Greece. She has just released this beautiful set of lettering illustration hand drawn with pens and acrylic paint. The results are just stunning to look at. Aside from the shop, you can order your own custom name into an illustration by Meni herself. Check it out if you love her work and would love to find out more! Congrats Meni and keep up with those creative adventures!

A collection of Lettering Illustrations. Fully hand drawn with archival pens and acrylic paint.

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AoiroStudio
Sep 06, 2018

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

September 6, 2018

Amazon Web Services: Design System

Amazon Web Services: Design System

Design Systems, a term that is easily misunderstood among many of us or within the industry. Why? Well, it’s because we all have our own conclusions about what is a Design System. I don’t personally think there are any right or wrong ways of creating a DS (Short of Design System). I believe that it all depends on what is the scale of the company you are working for whatever that is small or big. This is where the difference should be more affected by. We can go deeper on ABDZ if you wanna know more about Design Systems. Today, we are showcasing the work of Michal Simkovic who worked on the visual design of the design system for Amazon Web Services. Aside from the work itself, I love how he credits his team from the research and UX. I am sure making a design system at this scale is not a “one-solo-show”. Congrats to everyone from Amazon Web Services!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the largest cloud service platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Millions of customers are leveraging AWS to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability. Basically: Half of the internet is down? Yup, that’s most likely AWS. Even right now, reading this case study, you’re using AWS infrastructure. Amazon Web Services is a dream client of every designer. Where else would you get to design so many tables?! It took us almost a year since the inception till the first service (client) onboarding. I was responsible for the visual design. There were many folks working on research and UX part of the project, and folks selling the whole thing up the chain (please see the credits on the bottom, since a lot of them don’t have Behance account).

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AoiroStudio
Sep 06, 2018

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

September 4, 2018

Infinite Lines & Architecture of Hong Kong

Infinite Lines & Architecture of Hong Kong

Peter Stewart is a travel photographer based in Hong Kong. We are featuring his first project ever released on Behance. Entitled Stacked – Urban Architecture of Hong Kong, it’s a collection of pictures and memoirs taken by Peter ever since 2013 and up until now. You will witness dense urban environments, and architecture of Hong Kong’s high rise public housing. In this series, you will probably enjoy of his artistic vision because tit’s all about the little details. perhaps pay some attention to the symmetry?!

Series photographed between 2013 – 2018. © Peter Stewart

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AoiroStudio
Sep 04, 2018

Source: Abduzeedo Photography