May 13, 2020
Elegant Web Design for Industrial Designer Naoto FukasawaAoiroStudio05.13.20
Arthur Galustyan shared a simple, clean and elegant web design he worked for a Japanese Industrial Designer named Naoto Fukasawa. I love the simplicity of the design and how it gets lovely within the interactions when they are played from transitioning from pages to pages. Personally, I am obsessed with the bottom ‘description card’, it adds clarity and again uniformity. It pays such a beautiful homage to Naoto’s work and at the same time putting his work in a very delightful perspective. Really pleased about featuring this project on ABDZ, give it a look.
About Arthur Galustyan
Arthur is senior UX/UI designer based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. We have featured his work before on ABDZ, make sure to give him a follow on Behance.
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May 11, 2020
Portfolio Spotlight: Clement MerouaniAoiroStudio05.10.20
We would like to kick it off with a ‘folio spotlight’ by Clement Merouani, a digital art director based in Paris, France. Clement recently released his photography work from the past year and it’s quite astonishing. We took the liberty to share a ‘showreel’ and a full sneak peek for your viewing. Although I would definitely suggest you check out his live site and experience it for yourself. It’s playful, bold and pushing the boundaries of front-end development (props to Guillaume Colombel). It’s refreshing to visit his site and see such inspiration from Clement’s photography work. Check it out, hope this will give you a much needed boost.
After one year of photography, I’m proud to launch my first folio dedicated to my photography work.
Watch the showreel
Clmt. — Photography – New Folio from Clement Merouani on Vimeo.
About Clement Merouani
Clement is a digital art director based in the beautiful city of Paris, France. He is one talented lad, if you were pleased by his photography style. Make sure to follow through the links we shared.
Source: Abduzeedo Photography
May 8, 2020
We’re all living it right now. The drama isn’t compelling, it’s boring. And no one will want to read it when this is all over.
I am completely against telling people what they should write. I think it’s asinine and limits someone’s imagination. The best screenplays live in your imagination and hit the page. You should always be writing the movie or TV show you want to see.
But please, no one wants to read your COVID-19 script.
I know you think you have a unique take, an angle that makes it feel exciting and new.
But people don’t want it.
Right now, most of Hollywood is talking about how things will change internally when this ends.
We’re trying to figure out new ways into productions and how to maintain the safety of our crews. The last thing we want to do is shoot something that requires living through this time.
There will be documentaries, news hours, and lots of specials.
But no one wants the movie. They just don’t. A buyer won’t want to read, stars won’t want to star, and there’s not an audience for it.
May 8, 2020
The video editing contest gets you a free 30-day trial to Adobe’s video apps, too.
Want to create Marshmello’s official “Be Kind” fan video? Here’s your chance. Adobe has partnered with the DJ in a contest where the grand prize winner will receive $10,000 in cash and other cool prizes.
To get started, head over to the contest page and familiarize yourself with the contest rules. The most important one to note is that it’s only open to residents of the U.S., U.K, and Canada ages 14 and older.
The idea is to create a kickass original video using the track “Be Kind.” The video must be between 15 and 30 seconds long. Adobe has provided the artwork, graphics, and audio, which can be downloaded directly from the contest page. However, the video you do create doesn’t have to be limited using those assets. The contest suggests that you can cut together original footage to make your story stand out.
May 8, 2020
A month ago, Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s restaurant Kith/Kin was one of the hottest reservations in the country. But COVID-19 has closed its doors and turned the James Beard Award-winning chef into an activist.
Chef Onwuachi joins our weekly SXSW Sessions series for a virtual discussion with journalist Liz Bacelar on how he has been fighting for local restaurants and their employees, on facing racism in the culinary world, and the Hollywood film adaptation of his hit memoir, Notes From a Young Black Chef.
Sitting in front of a paper bag lined wall of meals, Onwuachi shares his current project working at a reactivated Bronx restaurant through the World Central Kitchen – a foundation started by Chef José Andrés to help feed communities in the wake of natural disasters.
“The whole landscape of the restaurant industry is going to change.” – Chef Onwuachi
From mom-and-pop restaurants to fine-dining landmarks, Onwuachi and Bacelar examine the current state of the industry as many face the reality they may never reopen their doors to the public again. The current COVID crisis throws a monumental wrench in the popular dining model of tightly-packed spaces and reveals how these businesses cannot survive on takeout orders alone. “The whole landscape of the restaurant industry is going to change,” says Onwuachi. “If we already operate on thin margins, can you imagine if we’re at 50% capacity?”
Advocating for change in the industry, Onwuachi explores the benefits of restaurants moving to a model with a community relief effort built in and further champions those already making such efforts.
“In times of crisis, if you’re not coming up with the idea get behind someone who already has. All you ultimately want to do is help people. You don’t need to be the pioneer…getting behind someone is just as heroic.”
From what’s next for the restaurant and food industries to the importance of having a daily mantra, watch the entire discussion and virtual audience Q&A with Onwuachi and Bacelar. Stay tuned for more SXSW Sessions On Demand coming up next week.
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May 8, 2020
The Irishman cinematographer will be doing an AMA on May 14th.
When NAB Show 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic, instead of closing its doors fully, organizers switched to a virtual event. NAB Show Express will take place over 2 days starting May 13th and includes over 200 different sessions to tune your filmmaking skills.
Let’s Talk Cine is one of those sessions, and it has a pretty stellar lineup, including cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, a frequent collaborator with Spike Lee, Ang Lee, and Martin Scorsese. His last film with Scorsese was The Irishman, where they took deepfakes to a whole new level and de-aged the story’s iconic actors using a 3-in-1 camera rig.
On Thursday, May 14th, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer will be part of an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session starting at 1 pm ET/10 am PT. The best part? It’s free.
May 8, 2020
Cinematography is such a powerful tool that it can turn a hero into a villain with a simple tilt of a light.
Villains…you know ’em when you see ’em. At least that’s the case in film.
In real life, “bad guys” look like everyday people—your next-door neighbor, your co-worker, even the person sleeping right next to you—which is terrifying in its own right. But in movies, filmmakers will often use cinematic tools to alert audiences to their character’s hidden nefariousness, especially when it comes to lighting.
In this video, PremiumBeat‘s Rubidium Wu breaks down several lighting techniques you can use to give your characters that iconic villainous look. Check it out below.
Most people, even non-filmmakers, know a few of the lighting tricks at play here. Even as kids, we knew shining a flashlight under our chin would make us look scary as hell as we told ghost stories—we just didn’t know we were using the uplighting technique.
So, let’s go over a few techniques and talk about some of the concepts that filmmakers use to make characters look like villains.
May 8, 2020
What will getting back on-set look like…and what should it look like?
This week, we “Follow The Cheese” towards Netflix’s new on-set rules in the times of COVID-19, dig into Ken Burns’ burns of the Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance, share Frame.io’s new features, and we wonder: did Apple finally make a 13-inch laptop for filmmakers? Plus, deep cuts!
As always, send us any questions and leave a comment!
May 7, 2020
Cinematic Street Photography by Victor CambetAoiroStudioMay 07, 2020
Victor Cambet is a freelance graphic designer and an amazing photographer currently based in Montreal, QC. What initially caught my eyes on Victor’s work is his perspective of how he sees things through his camera lenses. It’s pure, raw, and cinematic street photography. That’s one of the reasons why we decided to feature his work on ABDZ. Being a personal fan of Victor’s, I have always enjoyed his shots from my hometown of Montreal (and still do). I have lived in this city for more than 30 years and it’s quite a pleasant sentiment. Definitely check out his Instagram, you will get to follow the ‘behind-the-scenes’ stories and you will notice how Victor is passionate and patient with his photography. Make sure to give him some love.
La rue est un film où chaque inconnu en devient le personnage principal.
About Victor Cambet
Victor is a freelance graphic designer currently based in my hometown of Montreal, Qc in Canada. You should definitely follow Victor and check out his store.
Source: Abduzeedo Photography
May 6, 2020
We’re back with video from the latest instalment of SXSW Sessions Online, a weekly series featuring virtual experiences with 2020 speakers. Look forward to inspiring and informative sessions and Q&As exclusively for SXSW 2020 registrants from now until mid-June, and look back at previously-recorded programming in the SXSW Sessions On Demand playlist on our YouTube channel, available to all of our community.
This week, dive into quantitative futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute Amy Webb’s Emerging Tech Trends for 2020. Her 13th annual edition of the tech report is more relevant than ever as our world is rapidly adapting and questioning what will be the new normal.
“Our goal is not predicting — it is preparing for what comes next.”
Webb says that what we’re preparing for is the beginning of a synthetic decade, when artificial intelligence not only queues the song we want next or tells us where to turn left, but synthesizes relatable emotional intelligence, stops wildfires and pandemics, and becomes a pathway to where biologists don’t just read DNA but also write it.
While these concepts may seem way further in the future to some of us — and in our current reality amidst a pandemic, perhaps too far — Webb encourages us to think near and long term at the same time. The key, she says, is to try and create continuity between the trends presented and figure out actions to take along the way.
“We are at the beginning of synthesizing experiences, relationships, and life itself. It isn’t enough just to note the trends… you have to think about them strategically,” Webb urges. And what better community to hand the torch to then the one that gathers every year at SXSW: “a brilliant community of designers, creative thinkers, marketers, entrepreneurs, technologists, educators, filmmakers, government leaders, managers, CEOs, and philanthropists.”
Webb brings practicality and hope in the face of an uncertain future. Tune in to learn more about this year’s key findings and tech trends, and buckle up for what’s next!
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