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Monday, July 16, 2012

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#AfterEffects:
Create a Sound Reacting 3D Waveform Animation without 3rd Party Plugins
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Project Files - Beauty Portfolio - Haute Couture

#Guitar:
Using Guitar Effects and Pedals
#Guitar:
Guitar samples by Yuvi Gerstein – Jazzy quirky guitars -Free pack
#Guitar:
Artistic Amplification - Guitar Amp Gallery Unique low watt handmade guitar amplifiers

#MusicProduction:
Tip: “I D P L M A” Key Signature Guide (i did not understand the title too)
#MusicProduction:
A Better Default Patch | Native Instruments Massive tutorials

#Photography:
Using Smoke as a Creative Photography Tool (also for nonsmokers)
#Photography:
Fire Photography: Using Multiple Exposures
#Photography:
Neutral Density Filter Fireworks Photography
#Photoshop:
Retro Space Text Effect

#Photoshop:
Colorful Stuffed Text Effect (from elegant to trash)
#Photoshop:
Design a Quick Elegant Feminine Business Card in 10 Simple Steps
#Photoshop:
How to Apply the Satin Setting to Layer Style Effects
#Photoshop:
Round-trip ACR Edits with Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
25 Handmade Watercolor Textures
#Photoshop:
Cloudy day? (PS makes weather as you want it)
#Photoshop:
Collection of 33 Earthy Nature-Themed Websites
#Photoshop:
Depth of field in Photoshop CS6 is easy using the new blur filters (understanding aperture and lens can help)
#Photoshop:
Use Refine Edges to perfect selections
#Photoshop:
how to cross process photos in photoshop
#Photoshop:
Tutorials: Creating Stoned Ancient Text Effects
#Photoshop:
Celebrities As Ordinary People - Business Insider (it's true: celebs stink from feet like everybody)
#Photoshop:
What to do When Content Aware Fill or Content Aware Scale Doesn't Work (my approach: do it manually)

#SocialMedia:
Social Media is Revolutionizing Online Publishing
#SocialMedia:
19 Revelations from a Social Media Marketing Blogger

#Writing:
Crack Writers Can Lay Easter Eggs

WoW (#WordsOfWisdom the world is waiting for ;-)

Sometimes the wrong choice gets you in the right place. The only problem is: You don't know before.

There are times I enjoy the music I love, just go with it. And there are times I sit back and now understand the lyrics.

I feel offended if a websites checks if I am human or not. How do I look like, man?

The end of the world 2012? What a bullshit. Maya calendar ends. That's what we have every year on Dec.31. I don't believe in sinister prognoses. And Nostradamus had forseen the year 3000 for mankind.

A lady unmade-up is like a song unplugged. Can be pretty in a special way.

Celebrity? Celebs stink from feet if they don't wash like everybody else.

It's time for a message to my fans on twitter: Thank you for visiting my blog. Stay cool and enjoy music!

Drawn Daggers - Rainbow (video by ViennaCC)

Drawn Daggers are an indie band from Vienna. The music is 60s-oriented. The recordings of the music video taken from the rehearsal room the band and from a performance in Vienna.

I wanted to produce a old trimmed music video. It is not far to seek to use an "old film" effect. An effect generating streaks, dust particles and grain. There are wonderful plug-ins doing this effect, simulate perfectly as if it is played on a Super8 projector.

That was obvious, too obvious and therefore I did not do it.

I have decided to create a video consisting of individual photographs. A photo is placed every 0.2 seconds above the previous one. So this looks like an old polaroid I've made ​​the colors a little pale by reducing colour saturation and added a little yellow and green to look yellowed. Twice a hand comes and wipes the photos from table. This is instead of a transition or cut. And because the song is called "Rainbow" I added rainbows. The rainbows appear beginning in the second verse, when the guitarrist plugs the strings between the nut and tuners. At the end of the song there is also a rainbow.



Drawn Daggers sind eine Indie Band aus Wien. Die Musik ist 60s-orientiert. Die Aufnahmen zum Musikvideo stammen aus dem Proberaum der Band und von einem Auftritt in Wien.

Ich wollte ein auf alt getrimmtes Musikvideo produzieren. Da ist es naheliegend, einen "Alt-Film"-Effekt zu verwenden. Einen mit Schlieren, Staubpartikel und Grobkörnigkeit. Es gibt wunderbare PlugIns, die den Effekt als wäre es auf einem Super8-Projektor abgespielt perfekt simulieren.

Das war naheliegend, zu naheliegend und daher habe ich das nicht gemacht.

Ich habe mich entschlossen, ein Video bestehend aus einzelnen Fotografien zu erstellen. Es wird alle 0,2 Sekunden ein Foto auf das vorhergehende gelegt. Damit dies nach altem Polaroid aussieht habe ich die Farben ein wenig blass gemacht und ins Gelb-Grün reingezogen. So sehen die Fotos vergilbt aus. Zur Auflockerung kommt zweimal eine Hand und wischt die Fotos vom Tisch. Dies ist anstelle eines Übergangs bzw. Schnitts. Und weil das Lied "Rainbow" heißt habe ich als kleinen Gag noch Regenbogen eingefügt. Dieser erscheint ab der zweiten Strophe, wenn der Gitarrist die Saiten zwischen Sattel und Wirbel anreißt. Auch am Ende kommen nochmal Regenbogenfarben.