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Monday, July 23, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120723

#AfterEffects:
Cool Free Stuff for Editors/Motion Designers
#AfterEffects:
Everything You Need to Know about Text Animation in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Creating a Retro Flip-Clock Animation in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Creating a Maya Position & Normal Pass for Pixel Cloud Relighting in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Free Light Leaks Pack
#AfterEffects:
Element 3D First Impressions & Animation Experiment

#Guitar:
Order Of Flats - Music Theory Lessons
#Guitar:
How to play guitar Blues Guitar Lesson

#Arts: Interview With Digital Artist Nicolas Monin-Baroille (get inspired, also see works at http://www.theunknownbeing.com/ )

#MusicProduction:
Making a Cool Saw Wave Riser Transition FX with NI Massive
#MusicProduction:
How can I learn how to create my own synths in Reason 6? - Social Sound Design

#Photography: Understanding Exposure and Camera Settings
#Photography: How To Take Headshots
#Photography: Surf Photography: Life on the Edge
#Photography:
The Wonderful World of Macro Lenses: Close-Up Photography Lesson #4
#Photoshop:
Quick and easy landscape fixes in Photoshop Elements
#Photoshop:
HDR Before and After and Blue Lotus Fractal
#Photoshop:
20 Free Grunge Photoshop Brush
#Photoshop:
How-To: Trace on Object without the Pen Tool

#Writing: 40 Helpful Words Ending in -ade (or -cade)
#Writing: “Fraught” Is a Heavy Word

WoW (#WordsOfWisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Found a modem. Anyone remember this hardware? Gonna dig it in the earth for later generation's archaeologists to find evidence of this time.

Individuality? Some call it attitude. I call it personality.

Every second we receive a billion impressions and filter most of it out. What genius thing a brain is. Although I cannot see or feel or taste or hear it.

Now I'm gonna put on a rock cd and turn on loud. Then I try to stand still. Only to know if I can.

A stranger is a friend you don't know yet

In vino veritas - In the wine there is truth. I'd wish there was a buck to pay the last glass.

I don't search for real love. How can we find each other if we two people run around? So I stnad still and wait to get hit.

A life without love is like a year without summer.

Meeting a long lost love is like doing a remix on a 50s rock n roll song

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120722

#AfterEffects:
AE Videocopilot Element 3D Review
#AfterEffects:
Give Your Footage A “Turn Of The Century” Style
#AfterEffects:
Manifesto - Free plug-in for FCP, Motion, AE
#AfterEffects:
Creating Rubix Cube-Like Rotating Titles in After Effects
#AfterEffects:
Green Style Film Counter NTSC
#AfterEffects:
31 Essential Scripts from AEScripts.com

#Movie #Film: SPIN's 10 Most Innovative Music Videos of 2011

#Guitar:
Quick Tip: Improve your Right-Hand Finger Picking Control
#Guitar:
Keith Richard's Fingers Remember Riffs
#Guitar:
Writing a Song on the Guitar
#Guitar:
ActiveMusician Riff of the Day
#Guitar:
Alternate Guitar Tunings - Drop D, Double Drop D, Drop C
#Guitar:
In Deep: Unraveling the Guitar Secrets of Carlos Santana
#Guitar:
Talkin' Blues: The Versatility of Sixth and Ninth Chords
#Guitar:
Diminished Guitar Chords - Essential Theory & Chord Chart

#Music production:
Free VST Effects Pack For Dubstep
#Music production:
Free Dubstep Software – QTractor
#Music production:
Quick & Easy Series: How to Use Key Tracking in NI Massive
#Music production:
Making a Delta Heavy "Hold Me" Bass in NI Massive

#Photography:
Black and White Pictures (Learn self-expression&interpretation using b&w photography techniques)
#Photography:
How And Why To Diffuse Your On Camera Flash
#Photography:
Travel Photography – Shooting the Venice Carnival

#Photoshop:
Quick and easy landscape fixes in Photoshop Elements
#Photoshop:
Adding color to Black and White Photos in Photoshop Adobe Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Using the Quick Selection Tool - Photoshop Training UK
#Photoshop:
Create a Glowing Tree in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Easy Soft Glow with Photoshop And Photoshop Elements
#Photoshop:
Designing a Simple Rock Music Flyer in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Square Photo Collage in Photoshop (bands look here)
#Photoshop:
Colour Correction using Lab Colour mode
#Photoshop:
All Kinds of Flips
#Photoshop:
Superb Illustrations by Claire Hummel (cartoon style ps works)
#Photoshop:
How to Create High Quality Metal 3D Text in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Warhol-Style Pop-Art Effect with Photoshop Elements
#Photoshop:
Selecting Hair with Refine Edge in Photoshop CS5 (selecting hair is always a prob. shooting skinheads is no solution)
#Photoshop:
Making a Moody Sky even Moodier with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
75 Sets of Unusual Photoshop Brushes - DesignM.ag
#Photoshop:
CreativeTechs Tips » Build Animated GIFs in Photoshop.
#Photoshop:
It makes a difference (turn muddy water to blood - or water to wine like Jesus)
#Photoshop:
Mixed design work for your inspiration
#Photoshop:
Image Retouching: Advanced Skin Softening - photo.net
#Photoshop:
40 Splatter Effects in Photoshop at DzineBlog.com - Design Blog & Inspiration

#SocialMedia: Promotion of your band via #sm. Recommend bands and get recommended. It's free. (i use it too)

#Writing:
Prodigal vs. Prodigy

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
It's all about arts. Have a look on the details. Whereever you look there are hundred stories.

Cloud computing is a great idea. But what happens when there is a thunderstorm in the cloud. What happens to my data? Who (else) has access?

Last night I saw some stardust on the sky. Did Ziggy from the milky way visit us? Turned over and slept.

A blue collar worker can easily be replaced, a artist is unique.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kunstmue Festival 2012 in Bad Goisern

Auch heuer war ich wieder am Kunstmue Festival in Bad Goisern am Hallstätter See und zwar vom 20. bis 21.Juli 2012.

Ich habe mit den beiden Veranstaltern Flo und Gasti gesprochen.Das Festival wurde als Live Stream ins Internet übertragen. Flo saß neben einem Techniker im Übertragungswagen. Ich habe ihn dort besucht und ein Interview gemacht.

mit Flo im Übertragungswagen
Das Kunstmue Festival bietet 16 Stunden Musik in 2 Tagen - und das ohne Eintrittspreis oder anders gesagt: gratis, jedoch nicht umsonst. Essen, Trinken, Infrastruktur (von Strom bis WC), Bühne, Zelt inklusive eigenem Bereich für Personen mit eingeschränkter Bewegungsmöglichkeit, PA-Anlage samt Mischpult, Lichtanlage, Livestream-Übertragungseinrichtung und nicht zuletzt Musiker, Betreuer und Helfer - wie finanziert sich das Festival? Dazu habe ich Gasti, den Mitveranstalter von Flo gefragt. Im Wesentlichen von Spenden, Sponsoren und viel Einsatz ohne monetären Lohn. Selbst Bands spielen gratis bzw. zu geringen Kosten. Ich habe mit Gasti gesprochen.

mit Gasti

Die beiden Veranstalter. Knobeln die mit Papier-Schere-Stein? Oder hat er noch 3 Minuten zur Ansage? Oder hat er drei Bier intus?
Mein Quartier war nahe der evangelischen Kirche. Gegen Mittenacht am Samstag, 21.7., war Ende und es bleibt die Erinnerung und die Wehmut, dass es viel zu schnell vorbei gegangen ist. Aber es gibt wahrscheinlich 2013 wieder ein Kunstmue-Festival.

Today's Top Links 20120721

#AfterEffects:
Angie Taylor - Software Tips and Tricks for Artists & Designers
#AfterEffects:
Get Better Camera Focus in After Effects using "Target Object" -
#AfterEffects:
idleworm: animation tutorial - walk cycle part 1
#AfterEffects:
Tutorial for Creating Biohazard Logo in After effects | Element 3D

#Guitar:
Guitar Modes – Making Modal Scales Make Sense Pt. 1 (Aeolian)
#Guitar:
Free Guitar Chords, Tabs, Lyrics, Sheet Music, and Strumming Patterns (guide to reading chord charts)
#Guitar: Learning slide guitar (video tutorial)

#Music production:
How Streaming Services Make It Easier To Cover A Song
#Music production:
NI Massive - Learn The Secrets... Master The Synth.
#Music production:
Understanding NI Massive: The Performer, by OhmLab
#Music production:
Making a Wicked Hard Edge Distortion Bass Synth Build-Up with NI Massive
#Music production:
Emotional Monster Voices - Social Sound Design

#Photography:
Athlete Photography: Behind the Scenes
#Photography:
Understanding Exposure and Camera Settings – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
Fire Photography: Using Multiple Exposures (what the world needs is action)
#Photography:
How to Take Great Portraits in Variable Lighting Conditions –
#Photography:
Automotive Photographer Fights Weather to Capture Supercar –

#Photoshop:
Page Layout: Wk 03 Layout Using Golden Mean Grid (1:1.618) Pt 1
#Photoshop:
Whitening Eyes | Image Editing Tutorials
#Photoshop:
10 Sketch Actions For Photoshop (Photo-Effects) (make more out of your pics)
#Photoshop:
Keeping the details, Skin smoothing the smart way
#Photoshop:
Best Photoshop Tutorials of Typography and Editing
#Photoshop:
35 Useful Music Brushes for Free Download (watch out musicians!!!!!!)
#Photoshop:
Glossy Text Effect - Layered PSD File for Free
#Photoshop:
Why Do People Love Photoshop? 70% People Do (28,393 opinions)
#Photoshop:
Why Do People Hate Photoshop? 30% People Do (12,059 opinions)
#Photoshop:
FREE Tilt Shift Photoshop Pack & Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Photo Strips: Make Your Own
#Photoshop:
Tutorial | Balance lighting perfectly when compositing elements
#Photoshop:
Tutorials : Creating an old Pirate Type Text Effect
#Photoshop:
40 Splatter Effects in Photoshop at DzineBlog.com - Design Blog & Inspiration

#SocialMedia:
90% of Marketers Using Social Media But Are They Using It Well?
#SocialMedia:
White Paper - Building a Sustainable Social Media Strategy

#Writing:
20 Words with More Than One Spelling

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-) When I hear people talking in a language I don't understand I alwas wonder what fault they find with me.

I lost my lottery ticket. I am sure I would have won the grand prize. This dream is more than a blank lottery ticket.

Who has the beer?

He got the beer, I saw it through my window. Secretly he took it away from the fridge. The whole box. Why? Because alcohol is a drug and should be removed? Who is that man? Suspicious. Let us hope, he will not drink and drive. Is it a present and if for whom is it? Did he took all beer or did he leave a few bottles? The car is big enough to carry more. I did not see his face to face the facts. Is he from town or a stranger passing through?  The bottles are not empty, I can see the bottle tops. So he will not go to a bottle bank.

Whom is he talking to on his mobile? Did he call somebody on his mobile or was he called? Maybe he wants to tell somebody "I got it!". If he is going to a party he probably will stay overnight. I don't think that he will not drink the beer and so he probably will not drive home by car. Are there ladies at the party? If so why does he only have beer and no chocolate or flowers? Only beer, typical for a men's party. Today there is no football match on tv. Is it a stag party?

Why is he driving alone to a stag party? He looks unmarried. Why did he not marry? Too much drinking beer? For an unmarried man he drives a very big car. Maybe he is a craftsman or delivery man. But there is no company logo on the car. The car must be his private car. If you are a do-it-yourselfer you need such a big car. Or is he a sportsman? There are no signs of transporting tools and materials on the car. I think he is a sportsman. But why is a sportsman going to a beer drinker's party?

There is something strange going on in the neighbourhood...

Whereever you look there are hundred stories behind

Friday, July 20, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120720

#AfterEffects:
Free After Effects Templates (10 Project Files) Set #3 (well, well, well, beginners stuff)
#AfterEffects:
Creating 3d for AfterEffects, Motion Blur, Antialiasing
#AfterEffects:
Get Better Camera Focus in After Effects using "Target Object" - CGM (tutorial)
#AfterEffects:
Using the Echo Effect with Animated Layers : Adobe After Effects Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
Invisible Cape : Adobe After Effects Tutorial
#AfterEffects:
DeCasteljau Bezier Curve (script)
#AfterEffects:
Time Remapped Mock TV Show Opener (tutorial - create a mockup opening title sequence for the new T.V show)
#AfterEffects:
Instagram filters for video (an app for AE? Next AE will run on my mobile?)
#AfterEffects:
3D ray-tracing in After Effects CS6 | Tutorial

#Guitar:
Picking And Fretting Fundamentals
#Guitar:
Picking The Rhythm Economically
#Guitar:
Learn Guitar Chords - Free Guitar Chords Chart
#Guitar:
Vincent Price Guitar from ESP Guitars At length the gig pained me through its memories of Eleonora…
#Guitar:
ActiveMusician Riff of the Day
#Guitar:
How to Engage in a Wood Guitar
#Guitar:
Gibson Guitar: Free Song Lessons - "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix
#Guitar:
Guitar Chalk: Blues Guitar Chords: Dominant 7th Sound

#Music production:
Using Time Stretching As An Effective Sound Design Tool
#Music production:
Songwriting In Any Style. Part 3
#Music production:
Recording: In The Studio: Laying Down Quality Drum Tracks Without A Drummer - Pro Sound Web
#Music production:
Deep, Dubby Techno Mixes | Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Music production:
TST's Dubstep bass wobble tutorial | Native Instruments Massive tutorials

#Photography: Everyday Life in Vienna - Rainy Day (photo work)
#Photography:
Finding the Photo: Journey of a Photographer
#Photography:
How To Photograph Lightning
#Photography:
Reverse Lens Macro: Close Up Photography Lesson #3

#Photoshop: 30 free poster flyer templates in psd
#Photoshop: Free flyer templates and designs
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Create an Animated 3D GIF in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Simulating Double Exposure with Photoshop
#Photoshop:
8 Essential Photoshop Tutorials on YouTube
#Photoshop:
Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
The Creation of “The Storm is Approaching” Artwork in Photoshop - PSD Vault
#Photoshop:
How To Use Pen Tool on Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator
#Photoshop:
How to create Fishy Bubble Bones in Photoshop Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Writing a Flexible Grid Script for Photoshop ~ feed2need
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Compositing with 3D (Part 2)
#Photoshop:
Billy the Kid’s face restored, c.1880 (the face of crime)
#Photoshop:
How to Remove a Tattoo in Photoshop (no painful procedure)
#Photoshop:
Color Grade MidTones ENG

#SocialMedia:
6 Biggest Small Business Social Media Time Wasters

#Writing:
8 Types of Parenthetical Phrases

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-) Power-nap is great. Mostly I do it without power.

Actually photoshopping pictures I took in Vienna. Spontaneous shots of everyday life. It's a exercise work like playing on guitar in the silence of the night.

You always have the choice to change your life. Even no desicion is a desicion.