Posted On:August 2009 | Greyscalegorilla

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Five Second Projects – “Modern Monkey” Midpoint

August 31, 2009 - By 


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GSG Live Q&A Tonight Aug 27th 9PM Central

August 27, 2009 - By 

Come join me tonight at GSG Live for another question and answer session. If you have a question about design, school, motion design, 3D, or whatever, I will do my best to answer it. There will be a very special announcement as well. πŸ™‚ See you tonight!

If you missed last week’s video, check it out below…


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Deadlines Rule

August 26, 2009 - By 

There is nothing like a deadline to get the creative juices flowing. Set a date or it won’t get done.

Have a personal project you started, or a set of photos you keep meaning to put up online? Set up a REAL date on the calendar and do it. Doing things “when I have time” is a great way to make sure it never gets finished.


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GSG Live Tonight Aug 20th 8PM Central

August 20, 2009 - By 

Come join me tonight at GSG Live for another question and answer session. If you have a question about design, school, motion design, 3D, or whatever, I will do my best to answer it. See you tonight!

If you missed last week’s video, check it out below…


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Best of “Upside Down” Five Second Projects.

August 18, 2009 - By 

Great Great stuff this week! Thanks to everybody that entered the latest theme. I will announce the new one soon. In the mean time, check out some of my favorites below, or check out all of the entries at Fivesecondprojects.com or at the Flickr Group. Great work everyone!!! Also, thanks to everyone that posted in the new photo section. Any ideas for the next theme?

BEST VIDEOS

BEST PHOTOS


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Benjamin Franklin – The Father of Making Cool Shit

August 14, 2009 - By 

Check out this great illustrated piece about the creative output of Benjamin Franklin. This schedule (shown above) was quite interesting to me. Notice the big blocks of WORK that led him to his discoveries. Also notice the balance of leisure and sleep that he put into his schedule. Pretty perfect day if you ask me.

This quote from the piece really sums it all up for me.

Everything is invented. Language. Childhood. Careers. Relationships. Religion. Philosophy. The future. They are not there for the plucking. They don’t exist in some natural state. They must be invented by people. And that, of course, is a great thing. Don’t mope in your room. Go invent something.


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First episode of GSG Live will be this Thursday Aug 13th

August 10, 2009 - By 

Get your questions ready for the first Live Q&A session. Come meet up at UStream or at GSG.LIVE to get your questions answered and to mingle with others. I will also be answering some of the questions left in the DesignChat comment section. Hope to see you there!

New Time: 8PM CST


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Every Photo Shot For The Conan O’Brien Title Sequence

August 10, 2009 - By 

Here is every shot that I took for the Conan O’brien opening. The blinking scenes are shot bracketed so we had full control over the exposure in post. I just sequenced them, un-color-corrected in After Effects for posterity. See if you can find the shots that ended up in the final Conan O’Brien Title Sequence.

UPDATE: Some of you have been asking for some specs from this photo shoot. Here are all the sexy numbers.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lenses: Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8f, 85mm D 1.4, 50mm 1.4f, 20mm f2.8
Shots Taken: 6,250 Photos, 47GB of space
Shots Sequenced in After Effects
Techniques used: bracketing, time lapse, rack focus (technique tutorials coming soon)

Check out my Timelapse and Bracketing Technique Tutorial


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This Week In GSG From My New Office

August 10, 2009 - By 

I know I have been doing more updating that working. Thats because my new office has taken over a week to get finished. Well, I’m finally all moved in and ready to get working. Everything should be back on schedule. I will have a new tutorial out Tuesday, a new post on wednesday and I will do a very special LIVE GSG Q&A session on Thursday on Ustream. I will be very busy indeed. I have to catch up for all the lost time πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to come back and check out all the new stuff this week. Need a reminder? Why not follow me on Twitter or join the new Facebook Group? See you back here soon!


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GSG State of the Union

August 3, 2009 - By 

Can’t see the video? Go to GreyscaleGorilla.com

Topics Covered in the Video:

I wanted to show you guys the new office and catch you up on what is going on at GSG. The new office is great. There is some work to be done, but I will be fully moved in in about a week.

New Five Second Projects: Coming Today… Stay tuned.

First GSG Mail Newsletter came out. Thanks for all your responses! Don’t forget to sign up if you haven’t already. If you missed the first one, check it out here.

Q&A live chat coming soon.