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August 11, 2017

Watch: What Soderbergh Does to Give Color the Power of Transformation


For a filmmaker who has worked in almost every genre, Steven Soderbergh tends to favor one approach to color. This video breaks it down.


Steven Soderbergh is a chameleon who’s able to turn out big-budget studio fare and experimental low-budget one-offs with equal skill. When you also consider the fact that he frequently acts as his own DP (under the pseudonym “Peter Andrews”), it shouldn’t be surprising that Soderbergh is a director for whom color as a cinematic property is a big deal.



This video from Fandor breaks down just how the director uses hues in his various films.





Soderbergh is a director who employs “striking, strong color casts, with the whole frame often saturated with one particular hue.” He lives within families of colors and does so for different reasons.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 11, 2017

Photography: Japan x Google Pixel

Photography: Japan x Google Pixel

With the rumors and speculation about the Google Pixel 2, I thought I was appropriate to revisit this incredible phone. In case you’ve missed our review of the Google Pixel earlier this year. One thing you should take away from this phone is the camera, rocking a 12.3-megapixel for the rear, you are equipped with a solid piece of hardware and software. Let’s explore Japan with Quebec-based Art Director Jvstin Bechard and learn about his experience.

Jvstin Bechard is an art director living close to me in Quebec, Quebec, Canada. You should definitely follow his work on Behance where you can find different projects going from art direction and branding.

This year I decided to travel to Japan during my vacation and experiment photography with the Google Pixel. Japan is a graphically beautiful country with all its lights and signs throughout the streets. I took photos around various cities that you will discover later. I edited my pictures on the Pixel too with the Google Snapseed application. It was an amazing trip and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did with the images below. Let’s start with the famous capital, Tokyo. Irasshaimase!

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Aug 11, 2017

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August 10, 2017

Ideo partners with NYC to help flooding victims bounce back from storms

IDEO is an international design firm that usually focuses on product design and consumer experiences. Now the company is using design thinking and innovative technologies to help flood victims in advance of hurricane season.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

August 10, 2017

Showcase Application Tips from the SXSW Music Festival Team

2012 SXSW Showcasing Artist Hanato Chiruran

The SXSW Music Festival is an iconic music industry event taking place every March in Austin, Texas. Last year, SXSW received 7,049 Showcase Applications, and more than 2,000 Showcasing Artists performed at SXSW 2017. We asked the SXSW Music Festival team to share good advice and also to give artists an idea of what they are looking for in showcase applications that they review. These tips are intended to help the community of musical artists that are applying to SXSW so that they can best represent themselves in their applications.

Showcase Application Tips

Apply Early

“Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be ahead of the game. Artists applications are evaluated in the order received. It’s in your favor to catch us with fresh ears and surprise us with your music. While we do listen to thousands of band applications, we still do some serious, deep dives into your project.

The earlier you apply, the sooner you will hear from us. This allows you more time to plan, raise money, seek potential funding and sponsors, promote, and make it to Austin, Texas in March. You bring our festival to life, so don’t wait too long to apply because we’re more than anxious to start booking. Remember, apply early before the final deadline on October 20, 2017.” – Alicia Zertuche, Senior Music Festival Programming and Visa Specialist

Be Thorough

“There are good reasons why we ask for each piece of information in our showcase application. Information about the shows you’re playing helps us determine if you will have an audience at SXSW. We look at all of your social media channels to see how you are engaging your fanbase. Your SXSW goals and recent career developments help us determine how you will add to the festival.

Providing all available links to your music helps us make a better assessment of your sound. Links to your recent and notable press show that people are taking notice of you. And we need to know if you have a team behind you and how to contact them. So, take your time, think about your answers, and double check everything (especially links). We take a holistic approach when evaluating applicants and everything counts.” – Rory Burbeck, Music Festival Programmer

Be Thoughtful About Your Goals and Promo Plan

“Everyone wants world domination, but knowing specifically what you hope to gain from a potential SXSW showcase (i.e. find a manager, agent, tour opportunities, press for your new record, build relations with a particular regional sector of the industry) helps us better understand where you are in your career. It also demonstrates that you have realistic goals and intend to treat the experience as a professional opportunity.

It’s good for you to think about this in advance so if you are selected to play, you will have already started the framework for how to make the most of your experience. If you put that you want to party… well don’t we all? Think bigger than that.” – Stacey Wilhelm, Senior Manager Music Festival

Stay Current on Social Media

“It’s possible your application may not be opened for some time before being reviewed as we make our way through the 7,000+ applications we receive. As a result, it’s vital you keep your social media accounts and pages up-to-date so we can look at career developments since you originally applied. This is especially important for artists that have released new music, announced a tour, or picked up new press since their application.” – Casper Mills, Music Festival Programmer

Apply to Showcase at the 2018 SXSW Music Festival

The initial application fee for Showcasing Artist applications will be $35. The early deadline to apply is Friday, September 8. After this deadline, the application fee will raise to $55. The final application deadline is Friday, October 20.

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In addition to being a great time to apply to showcase, now is also the best time to register to attend SXSW 2018 and book your hotel while there are still great downtown rooms available.

Hanato Chiruran – Photo by Akash Kataria

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Source: SxSW Music

August 10, 2017

Editorial Design: Hello Mr. Magazine

Editorial Design: Hello Mr. Magazine

We are featuring an editorial design project from the Hello Mr. who is a community of men who date men who share thoughts and conversations about interests, hopes and fears. Since their launch back in 2012, they have gathered interests from people all around the world. Published twice a year, they are back on Kickstarter to introduce a new artist residency for the creators of tomorrow. It’s called: The Issues.

In their words

We are a collective of artists and writers that reflect the diverse perspective of the LGBTQ community. When we launched in 2012, we sought to create a platform for emerging talent and unheard voices, and add to the momentum for more inclusive representation in media. With your help through our first Kickstarter, we brought Hello Mr. into the world. Eight issues later, we are expanding that mission, and introducing an artist residency that propels the creators of tomorrow. We’re calling it The Issues.

We’re launching a magazine residency called “The Issues” and providing mentorship and resources for new ideas in queer publishing!

Using our global distribution experience and mentorship from industry leaders, we are providing the tools and resources to get new ideas from queer voices off the ground. We think of it as an academy for editors, art directors, and media-makers of the future. With your support, we will help launch our first magazine-in-residence, and distribute it inside the next issue of Hello Mr.

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Returning to Kickstarter to launch The Issues residency is the perfect way to remind us of our original mission. We are more than a magazine, we’re a community that believes changes happens from the ground up. And coming back as a Kickstarter Gold project helps us raise awareness for the new stories we want to tell with The Issues.

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Aug 10, 2017

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August 10, 2017

First-time flyer? You can now rent drones and VR cameras from Lensrentals

Need a drone or some VR equipment, but don’t have a few grand lying around? You can now rent drones and VR cameras from Lensrentals. The expanded inventory includes a handful of DJI flyers, and two versions of 360 cameras.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

August 10, 2017

Savage Oil Like Artworks by Greg Rutkowski

Savage Oil Like Artworks by Greg Rutkowski

While surfing the web I ran into the work of Polish artist Greg Rutkowski and it was a blast. Greg comes up with SAVAGE artworks that resemble the use of oils and the finish products are never less than masterpieces.

His themes range from fantasy, badass dragons that would eat up Daenerys dragons in one bite, to World War scenes. I must say, I’m amazed by his illustrations and I’ll most definitely be following him for more from now on! These are only a handful of his pieces… for more of it, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation! Cheers. 😉

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Aug 10, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

August 9, 2017

The 10 best PSVR games available today

The PlayStation VR has eclipsed even Sony’s expectations in its first year, in large part due to the strong lineup of games. From Job Simulator to Resident Evil 7, here’s our picks for the 10 best PSVR games so far.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

August 9, 2017

‘Megaton Rainfall’ is the first-person superhero game we didn’t know we needed

Megaton Rainfall is a first-person superhero simulator, and you’ll be able to get your (real) hands on it this September for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. A Steam release will come later.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

August 8, 2017

2018 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Applications are Open

This year, the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards will include 13 award categories and 6 Special Honors, which recognize the most forward-looking tech developments in the connected world, launched or released in the 2017 calendar-year.

The 13 categories represent the broad spectrum of tech developments and creativity within the big tent of the SXSW Interactive community. The Innovation Awards categories range from achievements in artificial intelligence and digital design, to health technology and new economy, and beyond. Learn more about the categories offered for the 2018 Awards.

Calling All Innovators:

Creators of projects related to one (or more) of the 13 Award categories, and which launched between January 1 – December 31, 2017 can enter their exciting new work in the competition. The Interactive Innovation Awards are open to anyone with a project, product, creative endeavor, scientific discovery, or student project launching or being released this year and who would like the opportunity to attend SXSW as one of 5 finalists in each of the 13 award categories (65 finalists total).

Discounts for Students, researchers and academics for the Student and SciFi No Longer categories are available upon request.

How to Apply:

Tell us the coolest stuff about your entry and don’t be modest! The best entry forms give the Awards Jurists a thorough sense of your project, product or service (including some level of interaction with the project being entered, or video examples of it being used). Be sure to include information like:

  • What the entry is and what it does (what problem does it solve or need does it fill)?
  • Who it’s intended for (audience, target market, user it’s designed for)
  • What tools were used to build it; or what was involved in bringing the project together?
  • Who was involved in bringing the project to fruition?

Feel free to include additional resources like spec sheets, marketing materials, associated social media accounts, testimonials, and a link to access the project with login info if needed.

Apply Now

Deadlines to Enter

Early Entry: Monday, June 26 – Friday, Sept. 22 — $75 fee

Regular Entry: Saturday, Sept. 23 – Friday, Nov. 10 — $150 fee
Final Entry Deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017

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.

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Source: SxSW Interactive