Posted On:October 2008 | Greyscalegorilla

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Looking for a Creative Job? Throw Away the Resume

October 30, 2008 - By 


Photo by: SOCIALisBETTER

Some Digital Kitchen buddies and I had a presentation of our workflow at the Art Institute Artimation Festival. I was stunned at how out of date their portfolio class was. Apparently the entire “portfolio” class was structured to help students made a DVD reel and a resume. The students and teachers were asking questions like “What do you look for on a resume?” Are you kidding me?

Here is a note to all the creatives out there looking for a job… We don’t look at your resume! Do not write it and do not worry about it. We only look at your work. If your work isn’t up to our standards, it doesn’t matter how many internships you had or that you were head of the “Poster Screen Printing Club.” And as for making DVD reels, sorry to say we rarely look at those either.

Here is a whole class dedicated to helping get these students a job in the creative field, and they’re filling out resumes? That class should be for getting your work online. It is so much easier for both of us if you can send a link through an email or iChat that leads us to your work rather than physically mail us a DVD and a resume. Your best bet for getting a job? Make it easy for us to see your great work.


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50 Aperture Tutorials

October 30, 2008 - By 

Many of you are asking for some video tutorials for Aperture. While I am definetly in the process of making some of my own, I thought I would point to you a wonderful set of 50 beautifully produced Aperture tutorials directly from Apple.

UI and Design note: Check out the simple check-mark on their site that shows what tutorials you have already seen. What a simple way to keep track of multiple videos.


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Click That Button now for iPhone

October 29, 2008 - By 


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Click That Button

October 28, 2008 - By 

CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON… CLICK THAT BUTTON…


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Michael Jackson Thriller a’cappella

October 27, 2008 - By 

So wonderful. Here are some words from the artist François Macré

Here is a remake of the “Thriller” song that I’ve entirely recorded with my own voice, using 64 acappella tracks. There is therefore no instrument, synthétizer, beatbox, or even to sampler, but only the sound of my voice livened up with Reverb and slight Chorus on certain tracks. Regarding looping parts, Ive simply used the « looping » technique. Moreover, in the whole piece (which contains several thousand notes), I transposed 8 notes, which were impossible for me to sing in high-pitched . Because of my tessiture, I also must have resigned myself to sing certain parts in head voice, more particularly on the track corresponding to Michael Jacksons solo vocal.

Ive accomplished this non-commercial project at home only with a mobile PC, microphone, headphones and webcam – in nearly 350 hours. Its just an artistic challenge, accomplished during my hours of free time, whose purpose is to make smile my close circle and the internauts. Nonetheless, Ill be happy to record in professional studio, original songs with this technique, if a label was nearly interested to work with me on a SP or LP entirely based on this innovative concept of « Massively Multitracks A’cappella ».

Does anybody know what software he is using?
via: Coudal


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Quarlo: Inspiration

October 24, 2008 - By 


Quarlo is such a huge inspiration to my photography. His saturated and graphic street photography drove me outside to find more and more people and places to shoot.

Every photo is intricately shot and processed with film and an inexpensive N80 Nikon camera. It has been a while since his site was updated, but there are years of great work in the archive. Don’t forget to check out his great Cross Processed Work.


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How To Shoot Time-lapse Photography

October 23, 2008 - By 

Now THIS is visual learning. Check out this great simple tutorial on how to shoot your own time-lapse photography. Nikon users with newer cameras (D700, D300), keep in mind that your camera has the intervalometer built in.

I love how much information is delivered through these types of videos. It may be my short attention span, or my visual attraction to shiny objects, but this video is way more entertaining and informative than this written time-lapse guide from photojojo. Both cover almost identical information, but video is just easier to watch. What do you think? Video or Reading?


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Non-Format: Super Simple Portfolio

October 22, 2008 - By 


What a great, simple portfolio. Non Format is easy to navigate and the design is clean and to the point.

Related to the last post, Non Format decided to let their work speak for itself. They use their site as a frame for their photography and design. Think of your site as just that. A frame, not to distract or get in the way of what really matters… your work.


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The Future Of Business Cards

October 20, 2008 - By 


In a world where all of your current, most relevant info is online, why have anything else on your business card except your URL? Bravo to The Post Family for this simple card that was handed out at their launch party.

When your business and your brand is a website, why have more info? Nobody wants to type your email out to send you a message. Put a link on your site. Did your email address change, or do you have a new cell phone number? No need to reprint business cards, just update your site.

This idea of simplicity in branding yourself should be taken further than cards. Take away all of the useless collateral and focus on your website.

LESS STUFF

  • No more DVDs of your work. They are cumbersome, take a long time to load, and always out of date.
  • No more books with prints of your photographs. You will bring them to a few interviews and then the presentation case will be stuck in the closet.

Your site should be THE place for all of your current information and work. It is always up to date and can be changed to reflect your current taste. I really feel like updating my card now… for the last time.


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Visual Learning Part I

October 13, 2008 - By 


I learn by watching. Watching somebody do something is always better then reading for me. I can follow directions and all, but I like knowing the thought process of why people do what they do. There are no mistakes when it’s written down so there is no insight into problem solving. There is only Step 1… Step 2 etc. Good writers can overcome this limitation, but it is hard to do. As we watch people do work and describe the process, we are watching decision making in action.

Not all of us are visual learners. But, I will assume that most designers and photographers are. I struggle to put my ideas down in words. I seem to be able to explain myself in a fun and clear way in person, but my writing seems to hide from the reader the way my brain thinks.

As I proceed with this blog, I wonder if I should do some video posts about what I’m into at the moment? I could fire up the screencast and go through a quick idea or present a technique or problem I’m working on much quicker than trying to organize my thoughts into a written blog post. I always learn more and am more entertained by video, so why not do video to share information?

Your thoughts?


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Light and Time

October 9, 2008 - By 

A fantastic found photo and a romantic short essay about shooting film. I miss having the time to shoot and process film. This makes me want to get the Rolleicord and chemicals back out of the closet.