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October 10, 2017

Nightscape Photography Series: Ultraviolet Break of Day

Nightscape Photography Series: Ultraviolet Break of Day

Did you get a chance to watch Blade Runner 2049 this Weekend? I still haven’t, sadly. With this movie release, many of us have been re-exploring that movie genre but for us on ABDZ; it’s photography! We are taking a look at this nightscape photography series by FIELD IO, where are we headed this time? In the streets of Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei also known as “The World’s Greatest Electronics Market where after some exploration on Adobe Lightroom, Marcus decided to create a series based on that uncanny atmosphere popularly inspired in the original Blade Runner movie.

FIELD IO is the work of Marcus Wendt who is a designer and visual artist from London, UK. You should definitely check out his Behance for more of his work.

Plunged into a foreign dark I found a new way of seeing, strange and alien. Synthetic light creeps into my eyes, the air thick with colours shifting and angles unbending. In the midst of the night a new day begins.

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AoiroStudio
Oct 10, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Photography

October 10, 2017

Mobile Photography: First unedited images taken with the Pixel 2

Mobile Photography: First unedited images taken with the Pixel 2

Over the long Weekend, Google has released a bunch of photos that were taken with their latest Pixel 2. It looks quite stunning and they are unedited! From the announcement, I was a bit disappointed that the camera didn’t change since the original Pixel. But my feedback is quite redeeming itself with what they are promising and what they called: “computational photography”. Equipped with a single 12MP camera with a f/1.8 aperture and 1.4μm pixels; the Pixel 2 (judging by this collection) is also moving ahead with their portrait mode feature that looks quite beautiful as well. All that jazz to be saying that I am very excited about what’s to come with the Pixel 2, I can’t wait to test it out in the wild. What do you think about these pictures?

Taking great photos and videos is one of the things you do most with your phone, so we set out to deliver the best photography experience. You get stunningly crisp, clear, and detailed photos in any light. You can also take high-quality portrait shots with the perfect background blurs, from both the front and back camera. New motion photos capture a few seconds of video around the shot so you can relive the moment around the picture. The Pixel 2 camera is powered by our computational photography and machine learning (ML) capabilities which make all these great features easy, fun and fast for you to use.

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  • See the entire Pixel 2 collection here
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AoiroStudio
Oct 10, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Photography

October 9, 2017

Web Design & UI/UX: Lionsgate Pitch Concept

Web Design & UI/UX: Lionsgate Pitch Concept

I used to be a great fan (and still) of pitch concepts, it’s such a great exercise to do with your team or even with yourself. The goal is to attract a client for project by getting out of your comfort zone with an idea and going through the whole design process. I love it because you get to experiment ideas or even try concepts that you wish you could have done on another project. We are taking a closer look at the work from Rolf Jensen for a pitch he had to work on for Lionsgate (in collaboration with Real Pie Media), I love how the background colour is part of the UI where buttons aren’t adding an additional foreground colour. It almost feels like an app but through a web experience. Check it out!

Rolf Jensen is a freelance interactive director based in Lower East Side, New York. We have featured his work before on ABDZ, please check him out on Behance.

These visuals are pulled from a design pitch I created for Lionsgate and Real Pie Media in LA a while back, yet this is some of the most recent work that I was able to show publicly this year, but more to be shared soon.

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AoiroStudio
Oct 09, 2017

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October 8, 2017

3 Ways David Fincher Uses Color to Completely Mess with Your Head


The color palettes David Fincher uses in his films are just as powerful as his dark, unstable characters.


There are a lot of words to describe David Fincher’s films but “subtle” isn’t really one of them. The worlds he creates have a characteristic normalcy, albeit dark and slightly off, but as their stories progress we’re always brought to the nightmarish carnival that is Fincher’s creativity—peeking past the curtain to see a fight club, a missing woman stabbing a man to death mid-coitus, and a mummified man barely alive laying in a room full of pine tree air fresheners.



However, there are areas in which Fincher uses some restraint and finesse in order to carefully lay the groundwork for his more over-the-top sequences, one of which is color. In this video essay by StudioBinder, we get to see how the director employs different color palettes to communicate important themes and character traits to his audience, as well as to ramp up the anticipation in suspenseful scenes.



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Source: NoFilmSchool

October 8, 2017

What Dan Harmon's Improvised Cartoon Can Teach You about Instinctual Storytelling


“You are a storyteller. You were born that way.” —Dan Harmon


Does storytelling come naturally to you? That’s kind of a tricky question, right? On one hand, we can pretty capably tell a co-worker about our crazy weekend, but on the other hand, we can spend hours staring at a blank page, completely stuck on how to write our next scene. Really, while storytelling might be an inherent skill we’re all born with, the ability to put that skill to work on paper may not be.



However, one writer that seems to really have this screenwriting thing down is Dan Harmon. His work on Community, Rick and Morty, and countless other TV series has shown us that consistent quality is attainable, but one show, in particular, reveals a unique spirit of storytelling that relies less on talent and labor and more on creative instinct, the improvised D&D knock-off HarmonQuest. In this video essay, Sage Hyden of Just Write discusses what screenwriters can learn about storytelling from improv, practice, and going with your gut.



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Source: NoFilmSchool

October 7, 2017

Book Recommendation: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Book Recommendation: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Let’s kickstart the Weekend with a book recommendation that I profoundly finished a couple days ago. I wasn’t into books until I had more free time on my hands; I also forgot how important it is to read and educate yourself through lecture instead of curated content. There are many reasons why it’s still great to allow time to read. Now let’s take a look at my book recommendation which is about one of the greatest innovator of our time, that is constantly owning the vision of the future. Let’s take a look at Elon Musk, commonly known as CEO and product architect of Tesla Inc. You will read about his hardship and stories about his previous (and actual) ventures including: SpaceX, SolarCity, X.com and a lot more. I’ve learned a lot from this pure fascinating character and it’s a guaranteed reading joy for everyone. Give it a read!

Ashlee Vance is a New York Times best-selling author and feature writer at Bloomberg Businessweek. Ashelee is also the host of the Hello World television and internet show.

There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs, Musk is the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves throughout American business and industry. More than any other executive today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as a science fiction fantasy.

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AoiroStudio
Oct 07, 2017

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October 7, 2017

The Filmmaker's Mental Checklist: 9 Things to Nail Down Before You Hit Record


Ready to shoot? Not so fast! Have you checked these 9 things first?


Whether you’re a professional or a total noob, there are going to be a lot of things you don’t know how to do when you arrive on a film set, but making sure your camera is set up properly shouldn’t be one of them. In this video, Darious Britt of D4Darious provides you with a great 9-step mental checklist that will help you correctly adjust your camera settings so you’ll be ready and raring to go before you start recording.



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Source: NoFilmSchool

October 7, 2017

Watch: 6 Ways to Make Realistic Fake Blood


Need a good recipe for fake blood? Well, here’s six.


It’s that glorious time of year again when we inundate you with non-stop Halloween and horror-related content to the point where you are literally sick to death of all of the blood, gore, and grossness. Joy!



To kick things off this year, let’s start with something that all horror filmmakers need to have plenty of when working on set: fake blood. I’m sure you’ve come across many different recipes, including legendary special effects artist Dick Smith’s famous recipe, but if I know anything about fake blood it’s that you 1.) you can’t have too much of it, and 2.) you can’t have too many different kinds of it. This video from Film Riot shares six recipes that give you a little of everything, from runny to goopy to creamy red peanut butter.



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Source: NoFilmSchool

October 6, 2017

Watch: Why You Should Study 'Twin Peaks: The Return' if You Want to Experiment with Time


Nolan and Tarantino took a cue from Lynch. Would you?


More than perhaps any other creative medium, film enables narrative time travel. Immediately, and without any preamble, a story can jump from its present back into its past or fast-forward into its future, and usually viewers simply accept it, often enjoying it. In fact, it would be difficult to think of any film that doesn’t expand or contract time in some way, with jumps from scene to scene or from one character’s perspective to another.




Lynch continually adjusts and re-adjusts our sense of time, to disorienting but also enlightening effect.




Some directors have historically played with time frames in a self-conscious way, making sure we know time is being manipulated, and the effect of this sort of open switching and flip-flopping is usually the deepening and broadening of the film’s symbolism. Christopher Nolan did this to memorable effect in Memento. Quentin Tarantino changed American film by doing it in Pulp Fiction.



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Source: NoFilmSchool

October 6, 2017

Google’s Daydream View 2 VR headset more design refresh than big upgrade

Google has announced a new Google Daydream View, a follow-up to its original VR headset. Coming in at $99, the new headset boasts a few important upgrades over the original, including a wider field of view.

The post Google’s Daydream View 2 VR headset more design refresh than big upgrade appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR