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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120627

#AfterEffects:
Customize Text in After Effects : Adobe After Effects Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
CoreMeltFREE! - 34 Free plugins for FCP, FCP X, Premiere Pro and AE (offering transitions)
#AfterEffects:
Moving After Effects CS5.5 Plugins to CS6
#AfterEffects:
Importing and interpreting footage items
#AfterEffects:
Video tutorial: Make colour adjustments using the After Effects’ Channel Mixer | Tutorial (roses are red, lilac is …. what?)

#Guitar:
What are Guitar Scales and how do I Use Them?
#Guitar:
Comprehensive Guide to Guitar Maintenance
#Guitar:
Top 10 acoustic guitarists you've probably never heard of : Guitar
#Guitar:
Great Guitar Song and Chord Sites, Plus Ideas for Beginners and Beyond
#Guitar:
The Comprehensive Guide to Acoustic Guitars

#Music production:
3 Good Massive FL Studio Dubstep Tutorials
#Music production:
Three EQ Fake-Outs | Home Studio Corner
#Music production:
Knowledge Bank Series: Recreating a WEEP Synth
#Music production:
Sounds of Iraq - natural environment - Social Sound Design (bird sounds from iraq - is there anybody who needs this?)

#Photography:
Mountain Landscape Photography Tips
#Photography:
Using the Weather to Capture Great Landscape Photography –
#Photography:
How to Direct Light on a Model During a Fashion Photography Session
#Photography:
The Art of the Musician Portrait (the right picture of a band!)
#Photography:
Tip - How to Intensify The Colors In Your Portrait Photography!
#Photography:
Tip: Create an “IronHero” Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photography:
Tip: Playing It Safe with Wildlife Photography
#Photography:
Understanding DSLR Image Sensors

#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Useful Info Panel Options in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photo Editing and Photoshop Clipping Path Services » How Reflections are made in Photoshop for Various Media
#Photoshop:
Cinematic Exposure Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Inspiration: New Era (the good meets the evil)
#Photoshop:
How to make a GIF in less than five minutes
#Photoshop:
Create Beautiful Abstract Coloured Falling Lines in Photoshop - PSD Vault
#Photoshop:
A Compilation Of Free Photoshop Feather Brush Sets
#Photoshop:
ensure print-friendly colors with the photoshop gamut warning (the same like broadcast colours on tv)
#Photoshop:
Photo Manipulate a Mystical Warrior Scene (create an Amazon woman - you don't have one at home?)
#Photoshop:
Resourceful Collection of Photo Manipulation [Tutorials]
#Photoshop:
25 Really Useful Photoshop Drawing Tutorials (make your photoshop a drawshop)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Text Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Extract Objects With Quick Selection Tool.
#Photoshop:
Mastering Photoshop: Unknown Tricks and Time-Savers (many (but not only) keyboard shortcuts)
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Violin Player in a Grassy Landscape (and next will be a guitarplayer in a hole with snakes)
#Photoshop:
Learn how to add Painted Edges effect. (not genius, but nice)
#Photoshop:
Tutorial - Creating A Retro Grunge Poster
#Photoshop:
PHOTOGRAM BRINGS THE 70’S INTO PHOTOSHOP (plastic, jimmy carter, disco and punk)
#Photoshop:
Photo Of The Day
#Photoshop:
Street Art Reminds Us What True Beauty Is: Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Successful Infographic (my tip is simple: keep it simple)

#SocialMedia:
Is Social Media More Reliable Than Traditional Media? «

#Writing:
What’s Missing from Your Editorial Process?

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)

Everybody has mistakes you can learn from. Nobody is perfect.

The only constant in life is: change. As the waters flow down the river, as the stars move on the sky, as the wind plays with the leaves,…

Be no twitterer, just tweet when you have time: ANY TIME.

I hate it to write a tweet of my thought and it is 141 characters long. What words 2 clip, what meaning destroy - and not read like rapper?

Ignoring someone who loves you is like overseeing the sun by counting clouds.

Make the most out of this night - and worry about tomorrow. Or better not? I mean not worry - what did you think?

Polishing your guitar is not enough to make you a good guitar player.

Lost and forgotten? Tune in some old songs you heard years ago. This will bring back memories. Good or bad memos - it's up to you (and your dark past, hehe)

The Black Shampoo

The Black Shampoo, a trio from Vienna / Austria, play 21st century rock'n'roll (self definition), a reduced, energetic rock.
The colour black is the band's colour. Dressed in black, homepage is black&white, colour photos have so much black and white, even two videos in black&white.
These young people are:
  • Jakob Brem, Guitar & Lead Vocals
  • Lukas Friesenbichler, Drums & Back Vocals
  • Saskia Kasper, Bass Guitar

The press kit:

Black Shampoo is going to the desert to turn up the heat. They need no DC, they need no AC, they generate their own energy. Yes, it is burning in your eyes and pulling on your hair – and that is exactly what they want. The brute and hammering sound of this trio is screaming like a swollen finger in a tiny, overly tight golden ring.
Where to find a desert in Austria? Is it a desert of city with smoke, dirt and noise? That's what I suppose when hearing the sound of the band. It got to heard loud, damned loud. Plug in, tune in. I, the listener, need AC.

The band plays a strong sound, strong enough. It's pure. It's dirty. Like crawling up from the rehearsal room deep down in the basement. The band's sound is dominated by lead singer's vocals and his guitar. The singer sings expressive like the Hives, from melodious to screaming.

Songs:
  • My Ghost - underground rock with monotone verse, reminds me on bands like stooges, doors or cream. The musicvideo shows a blue ghost hopping through the sleeping, artificial city in a dark night, even enters rooms and hops on zeppelin and starship.
  • Let Me Go - rocksong with melodious bridge
  • Blind Fool - heavy rock. In the musicvideo, cool cuts by the way, the band is shown in something like a dream world with time stretch and optical effects. Somebody wants to hold somebody back.
  • Mountain - starts smooth or better let's say cool rising to a chaotic guitarsolo
  • Faces - soft verse, rocky refrain
  • Russle Hussle - fast song with guitar playing breaks with the drums
  • Remarkable video to the song "Sick Shit" in cartoon style; looking simple made, what it isn't.
Noise can be beautiful... rock on...

Here short impressions from Donauinselfest 2012 / 2012-06-21 / FM4 PLANET:TT