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June 28, 2017

Redspace combines tennis with guns to produce ‘Gunball’

Gunball sets out to do for tennis what Rocket League did for summer, dialling up the intensity and the fun, and making full use of the HTC Vive headset’s capabilities in the process.

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Source: Digital Trends VR

June 28, 2017

Mobile Application & UI/UX: Tooway App

Mobile Application & UI/UX: Tooway App

I am always interested in what people come up with mobile applications. Having the knowledge of creating an app is one but having that special idea that will bring it to t a whole level is two. Let’s take apart the conceptual mobile app by Hyemin Yoo and Taehee Kim who created what they called: Tooway App. Overall, I think the design looks great, the small details are quite effective and make me appreciate it even more. Personally, I think the concept is a bit over the top (in my opinion) but it just works for the right reasons and goals.

Hyemin Yoo and Taehee Kim are both designers into UI/UX. With a similar profiles in range as skills and courtesy; they have merged their forces into the concept of the Tooway App.

The TOOWAY app service was created to help people with making decisions. Users can vote anonymously on whether they think a choice might be right or wrong and, in the same way, post a problem to be evaluated by fellow users. On a more casual note, TOOWAY was also made to share opinions on curious everyday occurrences and more trivial events. By using a specific hash tag, it enhances accessibility. the main design concept was set to be minimalistic and easily accessible, but there was also a focus on making the interface emit a cozy atmosphere.

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  • Hyemin Yoo
  • Taehee Kim

Jun 28, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

June 27, 2017

Stylish Illustrations by Maïté Franchi

Stylish Illustrations by Maïté Franchi

It’s always great to see a fresh, stylish set of artworks by an artist you didn’t know before. Today I got to know the amazing work by talented French artist Maïté Franchi. She comes up with with super stylish illustrations, full of personality! These are really nice!

Of course, these are only a handful of her work. For more of it, please visit her Instagram! I hope you enjoy my selection. Cheers! 😉

Jun 27, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

June 27, 2017

Amazing Illustrations of The Warriors Characters

Amazing Illustrations of The Warriors Characters

The Warriors is one of my favorite films, if you have not watch it do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s a classic movie from the 80s, simple plot of a gang trying to go back to their territory but in order to do so they have to cross NYC taking subway, running on the streets and of course fighting other gangs. The style of the movie, with the radio host updating people about the Warriors moves, outfits, mood, everything is inspiring and Diogo Torres translate that amazingly well into a beautiful illustration piece. The project title The Warriors Characters is an illustration as the titles says of the most iconic characters in the movie. Check it out.

A turf battle between New York City street gangs that rages from Coney Island to the Bronx. The Warriors are mistakenly fingered for the killing of a gang leader. Soon they have every gang in the city out to get revenge and they must make their way across the city to their own turf. 

Illustration and character design

Diogo Torres is a Brazilian illustrator and graphic designer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information and to check out a bit more of his work visit: https://www.behance.net/DiogoTorres

Jun 27, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

June 26, 2017

Music Priority Tracks for SXSW Conference & PanelPicker Proposal Tips

"A Conversation With DMC" Featured Session at the 2017 SXSW Conference - Photo by James Goulden

SXSW PanelPicker, the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform, is now open, and we are awaiting your great ideas!

Every summer we ask the community to propose the ideas they are most excited to bring to SXSW, and these PanelPicker proposals become the foundation of the SXSW Conference programming. We also take the time leading up to the opening of PanelPicker to make tweaks to our programming to best suit the ever-changing landscape that we all live and work in. New for this year, we will organize the music portion of the SXSW Conference into 5 music-related tracks.

2018 Music Tracks

Making & Promoting Music:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.

PanelPicker Proposal Tips

There are a few general guidelines for successful PanelPicker proposals. Be narrow with your proposal, since overly broad ideas cannot be discussed in adequate detail under the time constraints of a conference session. Propose cutting-edge ideas. SXSW attendants live and breathe their fields of expertise, and get most excited to learn something new about the future of these fields. Recommend speakers with experience and those that represent diverse viewpoints. Finally, be tidy with your proposals. There are hundreds of fantastic ideas every year and it is easy for one to get lost in the noise if it is hard to read.

You will also need to suggest a format. Solo, Dual, and Panel formats are the most common, but some topics are better suited for Meet Ups and Mentor Sessions. Let us know via PanelPicker if you want to participate as an expert Mentor for one-on-one sessions, or are interested in helping to promote and mediate an hour-long Meet Up.
Take a look at last year’s conference programming for examples of what we’re looking for, and go over the nitty-gritty details of the process on the PanelPicker page. Here are a few examples of some 2017 Conference sessions that hit the mark:

Tech Matters: A Blueprint for DIY Musicians:
A diverse set of speakers, each with a unique and relevant background. Very clear panel topic with actionable takeaways for the intended audience.

Jazz in the Digital Age:
A forward thinking look at a traditionally old-school genre. Always great to include artist perspectives in the discussion.

How to Develop an Electronic Artist: Matoma:
A case study using the hard streaming data that was used to inform and develop an artist’s career.

Creating a Great Live Show:
A solo workshop that took a hands on approach to developing a live show. The proposal included video examples of the workshop to ensure it would be executed successfully.

We’re looking forward to reading your ideas. Please keep in mind that PanelPicker entry will close on Friday, July 21.

Enter Your Session Idea

Explore More Content From SXSW 2017

Get inspired by a multitude of diverse visionaries at SXSW – browse more 2017 Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Red Carpets, and Q&A’s on our YouTube Channel.

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“A Conversation With DMC” Featured Session at the 2017 SXSW Conference – Photo by James Goulden

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Source: SxSW Music

June 25, 2017

The latest company to jump on the AR bandwagon is Nike and its partner SNKRS

On Friday, Nike announced that app SNKRS “can now hide the opportunity to purchase certain coveted sneakers within a select image where the sneakers can only be seen and unlocked by viewing the image via the camera function on SNKRS.”

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Source: Digital Trends VR

June 25, 2017

Watch: 8 Skills You'll Need to Have Throughout Your Filmmaking Career

A nice camera and talent is great, but if you really want to take your filmmaking career to the next level you’ll need a few other things.

When you first start out in filmmaking, the skills that you decide to hone first are—what—the essentials: how to shoot a film, how to use different pieces of gear, how to edit, and hopefully how to write a decent story. The skills you’ll need beyond that point are things you typically don’t know about until you’ve experienced years and years of mistakes and failure. In hopes of helping you avoid countless missed opportunities and a lifetime of regret, Darious Britt of D4Darious lists eight essential skills you’ll want to develop if you want to have a successful filmmaking career. Check out his video below:

The world is a big, beautiful place that is full of opportunities to discover, grow, and completely crash and burn until you’re a heaping pile of ash and broken dreams. This is why it’s nice when those who have experienced the pang of failure, or at least narrowly escaped it, share with you want to expect and what to avoid while on your journey.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

June 25, 2017

Stanley Kubrick Explains How Chess Can Make You a Better Director

“With respect to films, chess is more useful preventing you from making mistakes than giving you ideas.”

Before he was a filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick was a chess hustler, spending days down in Washington Square Park earning money against the regulars who haunted it. And he never gave up his passion for the game, playing on the sets of his films and even using his prowess as a psychological tactic against actors (such as George C. Scott, with whom he clashed over certain elements of Dr. Strangelove).

Chess was one of Kubrick’s lifelong passions, and in this unearthed quote he equates the game with the craft of directing. In 1968, Kubrick told Playboy Magazine:

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Source: NoFilmSchool

June 24, 2017

Watch: 4 Ways You Can Reduce and Avoid Grainy Footage

Dealing with grainy footage can be extremely frustrating, but here are some ways to reduce or avoid it before and after you hit record on your camera.

Even though today’s cameras have high enough resolution and dynamic range to produce crystal clear images even in low light conditions, grain can still be a formidable foe for a lot of filmmakers. Thankfully there are a number of ways to either reduce the amount of grain in your footage or avoid it all together (or at least make it undetectable to the human eye), and Aidin Robbins of Digital Blast explains four of them in the video below.

According to Robbins, the most effective ways to reduce/avoid noise in your footage are:

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Source: NoFilmSchool

June 24, 2017

Humaneyes Vuze 360 VR Camera review

The Humaneyes Vuze camera is not without a few flaws, but you’re going to have to put up with them if you want 3D 360 content for less than $800.

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Source: Digital Trends VR