the longer i watch this the funnier it gets
the longer i watch this the funnier it gets
Premiere Pro Codec Glitch, or new instagram filters?
I like the fact that there’s no guilt, you can just delete stuff. If something’s not worth the time that it took for everyone to say it, you can just go beep and it’s gone. So I like the plastic nature of how I’m able to work in digital.
…. Also, you have a giant monitor that everybody, from the boom operator to the makeup artist to the actors to the dolly grip – everybody’s looking at the same thing: this is the final, release print, it’s not going to change. And everyone can see, that shit’s out of focus, or her eyelash is coming off in the middle of that take, or she’s got a spot on her teeth.
…. And also, I hate voodoo. I hate the whole thing that you’re going to see seven out of eight takes that are out of focus, and somebody’s going to say, “But that last one’s pretty good.” And you can say, “When you’re directing your movie, you can get one out of eight takes.” No, as a way of working, I prefer having dailies in your lap, rather than waiting to see how much you hate everything you did.
Park Slope Family Circus nailed it.
Among the dark news of environmental disasters, corruption, and human tragedy, I write to share that thiscoming Saturday more than 100 Afghan artists will give away 10,000 pink balloons to the citizens of Kabul.
The artists—filmmakers, painters, musicians, photographers and crafters of traditional arts— are preparing to take part in the largest public art installation to ever take place in Afghanistan. This coming Saturdaymorning (May 25) they will be arming 10,000 citizens in the heart of the capital with pink balloons. Our headquarters will be the historic Park-e-Timur Shahi in the heart of the city.The orchestration has already taken place in India, Japan, and Kenya. Every city has been selected for its rich cultural history and its current state as a hive of creativity. Furthermore, in each location the project has taken into account the social challenges of the city hoping to address them in a constructive manner focusing on creativity as a way of moving forward.Our commercials announcing that this orchestration is coming to Kabul began to air today nationally in Pashto and Dari (broadcasted by Tolo and Lemar TV) and can be viewed here: YouTube.The funding for this project comes from individuals from around the world who believe in art and culture as a way of moving forward—and not war. Thus far, more than 5,000 people from 43 countries have participated. Their smiles can be seen on the campaign’s website at webelieveinballoons.com.You can also learn more about my body of work here.If you are interested in covering this story you can reach me via email or call me directly at 0797360052.I thank you in advance for your time and consideration,Yazmany
Jeffrey Katzenberg, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg
Go home directors, you’re drunk on 3D.
Nathan from the Guardian Project, drops some knowledge about why need to encrypt all the things. Watch it, you’ll learn things.
Didn’t you suggest before Charlie that this is the content revolution?
This is all kinds of scary. Yahoo are obsessed with acquisitions of sites that execute services better as a way of getting you to use their product. The death sentence that was handed to Flickr through Yahoo’s integration is a prime example of how fast things can go a-wry in a simple business move.
It’s hard to fault David Karp if that number is really true though. A guy that never finished high school to making a billion dollar business deal is difficult to root against but I do hope that he holds up to his word when he discussed the possibility of a buyout in Forbes’ December issue as mentioned in the above source article.
He didn’t want to get “absorbed into a behemoth of another company and raided for talent and traffic.” But he also mentioned being open to “acquisitions that leave the company alone….There are a lot of paths for us.”
Yahoo’s integration strategy is rarely a case of attempting to get their current audience to use their new product, rather the reverse, ill-fated attempts at trying to push their current services on the existing users of a new acquisition.
Not thrilled about this news, but it probably makes good business sense for Karp. I guess it’s just “wait and see” time…
David Karp’s spent as much time as anyone on this site helping to make it what it is. So before everyone freaks out that Tumblr will become another zombie site, let’s wait and see what actually happens. Give the guy the benefit of the doubt, speculation is for haters.
New favorite gif.
‘photos every day’
this is a spot by tbwa/chiat/day for apple, called ‘photos every day’. the craft is fantastic, and there’s some subtle, unusual attention to detail in it.
let’s take a look at the sound mix. here’s a waveform of the spot:
and now here’s the waveform of a conventionally mixed spot — this is that ‘old spice’ commercial everyone flipped out for a couple years ago. it might as well be any ad you see on tv today.
huge difference. there’s incredible restraint in the amount of compression applied to the music in ‘photos every day’. (from wikipedia, compression “reduces the volume of loud sounds or amplifies quiet sounds by narrowing or “compressing” an audio signal’s dynamic range”.) my point here is that if you caught this on tv, it would be substantially ‘quieter’ sounding than other ads around it.
the other interesting thing about the mix is that the iPhone shutter click sound is substantially undermixed. it comes across as incidental, and unobtrusive. the ambiences are the real star here, and the sound editor wasn’t even afraid to drop them out entirely for effect (see snowy skyscraper, 0:23).
Well there is a new best Arrested Development website of all time (via Recurring Developments)
wow, that is comprehensive.