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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Interview und Musikvideo mit Band "Kontrastprogramm"

Am 9.August 2012 habe ich die Band "Kontrastprogramm" im Proberaum besucht und Aufnahmen für ein Interview sowie ein Musikvideo gemacht.

Interview

Es wäre natürlich einfach gewesen, die Standardfragen abzuspulen. Aber das wäre langweilig gewesen. Und so ist eine Mixtur aus Wegwerf-Einstellungen eines "Making-of" und ernsten Interview-Passagen entstanden. Um die Band Kontrastprogramm besser kennen zu lernen gibt es zwischen den Kapiteln drei Ausschnitte aus Songs zu hören.

Die Band gibt Auskunft über den Bandnamen, Nahrungsmittel-Punk, Veröffentlichungen und weit entfernte Zukunft der Band.


Musikvideo "Artificial Faith"

Die Idee: Unzählige Bildschirme sind in einem Raum installiert und die Kamera fährt in einer einzigen Kamerafahrt und ohne Schnitt durch diesen Raum und zeigt die Rockband "Kontrastprogramm" mit dem Song "Artificial Faith" im Proberaum.

Es beginnt nächtens vor dem Proberaum, wo sich die Musiker zusammenfinden und endet nach der Performance wieder draußen auf der Strasse.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120815

#AfterEffects:
Iron Man Interface Battle Widget – Parts 1 and 2
#AfterEffects:
Adobe After Effects CS6 - Learn by Video

#Guitar:
Learn Blues Guitar

#Music production:
Is Your Band Ready To Record Pt. 4 - The People
#Music production:
Lesser-known bands have tributes, too – USATODAY.com
#Music production:
Using shotguns microphones indoors (a shotgun that does not hurt)
#Music production:
NI Massive dubstep prsets | Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Music production:
Turntable scratching effect with Massive
#Music production:
Golden Mean/Flower of Life/Rule of Thirds and Sound - Social Sound Design (rules rule the world...)

#Photography:
Pro Photographer with a Cheap Camera
#Photography:
Musical Photography (paperboys jumping and dancing, making-of video)
#Photography:
Photography Basics
#Photography:
Commercial Product Photography Tutorial – PictureCorrect (why not a guitar?)
#Photography:
Nadav Kander on Portrait Photography [VIDEO] (learn from others)
#Photography:
Quick Tip: Be More Free with Only One Lens
#Photography:
Tip: Mastering wildlife photography,
#Photography:
A Tip For Taking Better Photographs -
#Photography:
Tip – The Magic Hour in the Evenings.
#Photography:
Tip: Strobist Softbox Technique Tutorial with Gavin Hoey
#Photography:
Photo Retouching Tips And Tricks In Photoshop (it's all an illusion…)

#Photoshop:
Portrait Retouching Tips and Techniques – PictureCorrect
#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Combining Vector and Layer Masks in Adobe Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create an Emotional, Molten, Shattered Statue in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Tip: Adjust layer size
#Photoshop:
How to Pan and Zoom Video in Photoshop CS6 | The Complete Picture with Julieanne Kost (Adobe TV)
#Photoshop:
Make a Polaroid Effect for Your Photos
#Photoshop:
Remarkable Digital Art
#Photoshop:
How to Create Your Own Fractal-Style Design Using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Amazing Digital Art: Desizn Tech’s Flickr User Gallery Showcase
#Photoshop:
20 Vintage Style Textures and Photoshop Brushes For Designers
#Photoshop:
1100+ Free Photoshop Brushes (install them all and scroll 20min when working)
#Photoshop:
Mariah Carey’s promo shot on a ‘digital diet’ - In Your Face : The Orange County Register (eat what you want, photoshop can fix it)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Training & Tutorials "FREE" by Photographer
#Photoshop:
Miniature Effect With Tilt-Shift In Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
How to Create Transparent Masks in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
art-profiles.com markstevenlewis's Albums - Metallic Morph (photos of flowers twisted by photoshop)
#Photoshop:
GaGa digital painting #PhotoArt (Gaga in lilac - why not work over your bandphoto that way?)
#Photoshop:
30 Mind Blowing Photographs and creative Photo manipulation works by Dimitri Daniloff
#Photoshop:
Digital painting of Joker! #PhotoArt #photoshop... - Legacy Brock (no joke!)
#Photoshop:
A Guide to Create Eye Catching Composite Images

#SocialMedia:
What Type of Social Media Personality Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC]
#SocialMedia:
6 Ways to Utilize Social Media Before a Disaster Strikes

#Writing:
5 Types of Modifying Mistakes

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Twitter is like New York City, a site that never sleeps.

Sometimes you sit down, work hard on a song and finally get only trash. Then you stand up and say "yeah, that's it". Funny, isn't it.

I once want to write a minute song, a song written in just one minute. No working out, no modifications. Only to see what happens.

Provocation is a good way to start a communication. Controversy activates deep instincts in your counterpart.

"Once upon a time there was...", that's how it starts. "Never again there will be...", that's how it ends.

If your girl wants a driving licence you should not stand in her way.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120814

#AfterEffects:
Bending Layers - Lesson
#AfterEffects:
Adobe - After Effects Extension (this download contains additional animation presets that take advantage of features such as shape layers and 3D per-character text)

#Guitar:
Comprehensive Guide to Guitar Maintenance
#Guitar:
Quick licks: intermediate #15 | Guitar Techniques
#Guitar:
10 tips for better recorded acoustic guitar sound
#Guitar:
Great Guitar Song and Chord Sites, Plus Ideas for Beginners and Beyond
#Guitar:
TuxGuitar free open source tablature editor
#Guitar:
Guitar Modes – Making Modal Scales Make Sense Pt. 2 (Dorian)
#Guitar:
Unlocking The Fretboard – Mastering The Pentatonic And Soloing

#Music production:
#free: download Savatage (live in Japan) (complete metal album)
#Music production:
Download LoNero's song "Loose" for #free. Used on #MTV Video Music Awards
#Music production:
Jack White Explains Backing Bands In New Interview With Duff McKagan
#Music production:
Dubstep Bass - 60 dubstep bass wobbles for NI MAssive (why not create a wobble album?)

#Photography:
Paris France Captured in Timelapse Photography
#Photography:
74% of dPS Readers Shoot in RAW (at least on Occassion): POLL RESULTS (i always shoot in RAW, only quick&dirty pics in jpeg)
#Photography:
15 causes of poor images and how to fix them (learn, learn, learn)

#Photoshop:
Video Editing In Adobe Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Elements Review | Best Photo Editing 2012
#Photoshop:
Design-A-Go-Go: Paintings 01
#Photoshop:
Create a Surreal Urban City Montage with Lightning Effect in Photoshop - PSD Vault
#Photoshop:
FREE Multipurpose Close-Up Mock-Up
#Photoshop:
3D Masking and Animation in Photoshop CS5 - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
30 Imaginative Examples of Typographic Portrait of a Human Face (get inspired)
#Photoshop:
8 Essential Photoshop Tutorials on YouTube
#Photoshop:
Free Music Brushes | Design Marketing Advertising Free Tips
#Photoshop:
Vector Mythological Monster Creatures, Dragons And Demons (Animals) (Set of vector silhouettes of mythological creatures)#
#Photoshop:
Free Splatter Brushes (for grunge posters)
#Photoshop:
Photoshop's Pass Through Mode - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
How To Create a Movie Style Photo Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Elements: Why You Should Be Using It
#Photoshop:
What Unretouched Photos From Victoria Secret Look Like (the big lies…)

#SocialMedia:
4 Myths of Social Media Marketing (i think there are more)
#SocialMedia:
15 Common Mistakes in Social Media Marketing
#SocialMedia:
How men became the most influential gender in social media (pfff, i know interesting ladies on twitter)

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

Female stars are funny. The older they grow the less clothes they wear.
Painting is an interesting art. But it is explored, what new can come in future? In times of photography noone needs these arts.
Laundry is racialistic. You have to separate white from coloured.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120813

#AfterEffects:
Compositing C4D Multipass Renders in After Effects - Lesson
#AfterEffects:
Adobe After Effects CS6: Learn by Video - Course
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Expression: Snapping objects to whole pixels
#AfterEffects:
5 Things That Tell Me You’re Not A Professional (ui, they look through me)

#Guitar:
What are Guitar Scales and how do I Use Them?
#Guitar:
ActiveMusician Riff of the Day
#Guitar:
How To Get The Perfect Tone (What You Don’t Know Could Be Killing Your Playing)
#Guitar:
A Great Way To Improve Your Scale And Modal Playing
#Guitar:
Giving Your Acoustic A Distorted Sound When Playing Open Notes With No Equipment

#Music production:
25 Free Digital Audio Editors You Should Know (no budget? no problem!)
#Music production:
Essential Risers and FX Sample Pack
#Music production:
Macro Control panel in NI Massive : KTR, VEL, TrR, AT
#Music production:
How to Create a Simple Reese Style Bass in NI Massive
#Music production:
Making a Stuttering Robotic Dirty Wobble Bass in NI Massive
#Music production:
VHF or UHF Lapel Mic Systems - Social Sound Design
#Music production:
The Studio Demo: From Soup to Nuts
#Music production:
The Secrets To Finding The Right Band Members

#Photography:
Art director Alexis Persani & photographer Léo Caillard brought modern flair to perfectly sculpted, centuries-old masterpieces.
#Photography:
Basics of Photography – PictureCorrect

#Photoshop:
Make portraits with character: tease out detail with Photoshop’s Dodge and Burn tool
#Photoshop:
Use Photoshop to Add Some Cloud
#Photoshop:
How to make Photoshop X-ray effects (photozz is a good website)
#Photoshop:
11 Handy PSDs for Designers
#Photoshop:
Color Correction in Photoshop Adobe Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Power is never given. Power is taken. “Birth of Diamonds” Fractal. HDR Outline Tut #1. (Power? JR Ewing said that)
#Photoshop:
CreativeTechs Tips » Build Animated GIFs in Photoshop. (I like creative tips)
#Photoshop:
How to Use Photoshop Files in your Muse Website | Creative Suite Podcast: Designers
#Photoshop:
Draw A Realistic Classic Pen Using Photoshop ( i dont need a pen, i write on pc)
#Photoshop:
Make portraits with character: tease out detail with Photoshop's Dodge and Burn tool (put a hard life into a face)
#Photoshop:
Create a Wooden Background Website Layout in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Photographer Brings Instagram's Filters To Photoshop and Aperture
#Photoshop:
2D Art: The Great Hunt - 2D Digital, #Fantasy
#Photoshop:
Dynamic Light Special FX Brushes (in a 3D-world…. Tz tz tz)
#Photoshop:
How to Apply Gradient Overlays Using Layer Styles
#Photoshop:
How to Create Retro Print Effects
#Photoshop:
Splendid Collection of Photoshop Light Effect Tutorials
#Photoshop:
6 Simple Steps for Applying Makeup with Photoshop - TipSquirrel (make up your friends face to a dragqueen. Ha ha)
#Photoshop:
Using Bokeh to Add Oomph To Image in Photoshop - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
How-To Remove the Grids and Guides in Photoshop (i like grids)
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Photo Strip (Photoshop Tutorial) (but the picture will never move!)
#Photoshop:
Trevor’s Photoshop Tip of the Week – Cycling Through Open Projects « projectwoman.com
#Photoshop:
Download 30 Free Poster / Flyer Templates in PSD
#Photoshop:
Collection Of Fractal Brush Sets To Download (Brushing Julia. Sounds good, doesn't it)
#Photoshop:
Create a Realistic Page Curl in Photoshop #tutorial

#SocialMedia:
The Rules of Social Media
#SocialMedia:
6 Unpleasant Truths About Social Media
#SocialMedia:
6 Ways to Utilize Social Media Before a Disaster Strikes
#SocialMedia:
Gauging Social Media Success

#Writing:

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
If you have a thousand reasons to cry, then think of a million reasons to smile.

I am cautious with computers, because ONLINE can also mean HUNG UP. And that's a big difference ("I am on line" or "I am online")

I gained 500kcal now with icecream and lost 20kcal walking there.

I don't like statistics. Polished it's nothing worth, unpolished it's the awful truth.

How do You Rank on the Music Tastes Scale?




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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120811

#AfterEffects:
Expression: Snapping objects to whole pixels
#AfterEffects:
Preparing Cinema 4D Projects for After Effects - Lesson

#Guitar:
Introduction To Guitar Phrasing
#Guitar:
Chord Changes For Beginner: Intermediates
#Guitar:
Playing your Guitar in Stereo
#Guitar:
10 tips for better recorded acoustic guitar sound
#Guitar:
How To Get The Perfect Tone (What You Don’t Know Could Be Killing Your Playing)
#Guitar:
Guitar Modes – Making Modal Scales Make Sense Pt. 1 (Aeolian)

#Music production:
Native Instruments Kontakt – Free Download
#Music production: Download 800 soundfonts (SF2) for free
#Music production:
More Than Just Free NI Massive Sounds!

#Photography:
Underwater Portrait Photography – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
How to make really cool double exposure portraits in Photoshop

#Photoshop:
Adjusting Fill Light | Learn Photoshop.com
#Photoshop:
Master the Photoshop Unsharp Mask tool in 10 minutes or less
#Photoshop:
Elegant Fashion Female Photo Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial -
#Photoshop:
Mark B. (Mark_B_A87) : #Photoshop ain't no joke is it ...
#Photoshop:
difference between opacity vs fill for photoshop layers
#Photoshop:
3D Masking and Animation in Photoshop CS5 - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
Setting a Baseline Grid With GuideGuide for Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to sharpen photos in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Tarantula Brushes by ~pswonderland2 on deviantART
#Photoshop:
Remarkable Matte Painting Tutorials for Designers
#Photoshop:
12 Fresh and Free UI PSDs
#Photoshop:
Video tutorial: Match tone and colour in Photoshop | Tutorial
#Photoshop:
Straighten Your Photos with Photoshop - TipSquirrel
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Tutorial | Create a glowing superhero (… or band frontman)
#Photoshop:
Adding clouds to a photo

#Writing:
Twelve Non-Negotiable Elements of Force in Writing

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
I have mobile. Often I turn it off not to get disturbed. Then I ask myself why I have such a thing.

Love is all around us, I feel it in the air.

Olympics are great. As long politics is on the sideline it is ok. I only see the shows, not the sport events. Churchill said: no sports! I add: except sex.

Press released published. These kind of work is so boring, not very interesting. I am absolutely pro machines for doing such work.