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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Musicvideo Kontrastprogramm finished

Work on Musicvideo "Artificial Faith" for Viennese rockband "Kontrastprogramm" finished. After Effects rendered more than 21 hours for these 4 minutes. That by using GL-rendering.

Well, I have a 3D-space with camera and a lot of sceens installed in a 3D-room. The idea was to make a one-shot video moving around with the camera from one screen to the other. The camera movements should be synchronized with the music, where the camera should show a screen at the beginning of a line sung or a new part in the song.

From time to time there is a glowing light like a photo flash. I put it in for gag to make it more interesting.

Kontrastprogramm - Artificial Faith

See video on YouTube

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120818

#AfterEffects:
Learn How to Create an Advanced Jumper Effect
#AfterEffects:
Tutorials - Welcome to the all new aescripts + aeplugins
#AfterEffects:
Adobe - After Effects Extension
#AfterEffects:
Introduction to After Effects CS6 | CS6 & Creative Cloud Feature Tour for Video
#AfterEffects:
Paste Multiple Keyframes (a script)
#AfterEffects:
Layer Repeater
#AfterEffects:
Adobe After Effects * Keying effects
#AfterEffects:
Creating 3d for AfterEffects, Motion Blur, Antialiasing

#Guitar:
Why you have to own an acoustic guitar
#Guitar:
1-2-3 Fingerstyle - Muriel Anderson - Guitar Lessons
#Guitar:
Music Lessons | Music | Aiken SC
#Guitar:
ActiveMusician Riff of the Day
#Guitar:
TuxGuitar free open source tablature editor

#Music production:
Progressive House Pluck Synth Tutorial for Native Instruments Massive
#Music production:
Showcase – Life Light | Native Instruments Massive tutorials
#Music production:
Templates for Sound Creation/Design - Social Sound Design
#Music production:
Quick Tip: Spice Up Your Melodies with Velocity Curves

#Photography:
Earthlapse: Timelapse Photography from Space – PictureCorrect (strange)
#Photography:
Quick Tip: Be More Free with Only One Lens
#Photography:
Fixing Chromatic Aberration in ACR 7.1
#Photography:
Portrait Photography | How To Get Muted Colors »
#Photography:
The Importance of Editing Appropriately

#Photoshop:
Create a conceptual surreal photo-manipulation
#Photoshop:
Creating a Retro Grunge Flyer - TutorialsWindow
#Photoshop:
How To Design A Modern Shopping Brochure
#Photoshop:
How to Create Your Own Fractal-Style Design Using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Get New Techniques through Latest Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Classic Sculptures Hilariously Dressed in Modern Day Outfits - My Modern Metropolis (crazy, but a good idea)
#Photoshop:
Design a Photo-Realistic Metal Chain in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
19 Free Photoshop Leaf Brush Sets (autumn is coming…)
#Photoshop:
How To Create A 3D Movie Poster In Photoshop - SloDive (i didn't know that this is possible)
#Photoshop:
25 Really Useful Photoshop Drawing Tutorials
#Photoshop:
Fixing the White Balance using Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop Secrets: Crop actual pixels in Photoshop using Marquee Tool
#Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop CS6 hands-on review
#Photoshop:
Create an Artistic Photo Manipulation of a Girl in a Red Field
#Photoshop:
Ultimate Guide to Colors Part. 01 [Tones, Hues, & Saturation]
#Photoshop:
Make interesting vector shapes in Photoshop CS6
#Photoshop:
Painting in focus or blur using Photoshop—Selective Focus in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Quick Tip: Improving Workflow Using Auto-Select

#Writing:
5 Cases of Too Few or Too Many Hyphens

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Big headlines when a VIP dies. But no headline when a VIP is born. Why not?

Too much talk leads to sin. I bitterly regret that I am shy.

Yesterday evening DJ said "No disk , no fun" . And I said "No twist, I'm done"

Friday, August 17, 2012

ViennaCC in smoke

Worked on a photo showing me in smoke. Shooting in studio, workout with Photoshop.

Right of me the smoke follows the silhouette.
The picture is dominated by blue. The background is blue, the sakko is blue with gold. I added a little violet light at the bottom smoke. I think that give the picture a kick.
Looks a little like a deus ex machina.

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.