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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120428


#AfterEffects:
Resizing Heads using Multiple Shots in After Effects
#AfterEffects #Trapcode Form - Exploding image with letters : Adobe After Effects basics
How to Resize Actors Head in After Effects
Build a Planetary Scene inside After Effects
Adobe After Effects CS5 & CS5.5 * Writing expressions for source text
19 Free After Effects Plugins
50 Excellent Adobe After Effects Tutorials
Project Files - Walk and Text
Fractal Noise 3D
New Fractal 3D Noise for After Effects Creates 3D Noise that Interacts with Cameras & Lights
Visual effects, motion graphics software
Making of Filmofon intro by Jan Míka
#3d #animation #adobe #AfterEffects #tutorial...
NAB 2012: Adobe AfterEffects CS6 New Features
After Effects CS6 New Create Shapes from Vector Layers
Build a Planetary Scene inside After Effects

#Guitar:
Adult Guitar Lessons
Free Guitar Lessons TV: 1000s of Free Guitar Lessons Online - Beginner Guitar Lessons

#Music:
The Musiconomy - The Importance Of Music
RealTraps - Tune Your Room

#Music production:
10 Cures For A Songwriting Slump
Music Mixing Process 4- Effects |
Using Envelopes to manipulate sound
How to Make the Ryan Enzed Porter Robinson Remix Bassline
Emulate an 808 kick drum with Massive
How To Make Epic Electronic Beats
Space Cake Dubstep Bass Tutorial for NI Massive
Massive Dubstep – Nebulla Womp (60 sounds for Massive)
Brainworx release bx_saturator – M/S multiband saturation tool
How good is your knowledge of acoustics, and how does this affect your sound design?
Turntable Scratching Effect With NI Massive

#Photography:
How To Make Your Own Portable Studio Lighting Rig –
Creating an Image of Impact.
New York Time-lapse Photography (Wow!)
Are You Practicing these 5 Natural Lighting Tips?

#Photoshop:
How To Create a Grainy Abstract Lines Poster Design
Learn How to Create A Night Effect in Photoshop
X-ray Animation in Photoshop. Create a Cool Animated GIF. Simulate a Cool App.
How To Convert Text Into Clouds
Depth of Field in Portrait Photography – PictureCorrect
Design a Retro Postcard with 3D Text
Video tutorial: Create a vintage toy camera look in Photoshop
Tutorial: Understanding Curves | Nature Notes
How to create your own photoshop action(s) by *lieveheersbeestje on deviantART
50 Best Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials
100 Best Photoshop Tutorials of All Time that Yield Professional Results
Surreal and Conceptual Photo Manipulations
What Is Lens Diffraction And When Does Diffraction Happen?
Creating Windows Phone 7 Application and Marketplace Icons
15 + Enjoy Free Photoshop Abstract Brushes
Creative Dad Takes Crazy Photos Of Daughters
Pure an Energetic Photomanipulation | Photo Editing
35 Basic Tutorials to Get You Started with Photoshop
Beautiful Oil Painting Effect in Photoshop With Pixel Bender
How to change a photo into a pencil line drawing in Photoshop
40 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials for Textures and Backgrounds
Create a Medieval Battle Axe in Photoshop
200+ Free and High Quality Smoke Brushes For Photoshop
20 CV Templates pack, great freebie
How to improve the lighting of a photo in Photoshop
Resources for Learning Photoshop
Give your Photoshop illustrations a retro look and feel
A Photoshop HDR Workflow Example
Photoshop Tutorial: Find Edges filter
Extract Objects With Quick Selection Tool. | photoshop
How to Create Dark Face Cracks Portrait in Photoshop
How To Create a Grainy Abstract Lines Poster Design
Before & After {A Photoshop Editing Tutorial}

#Social #Media:
Where Is the Future of Social Media Marketing? [Research] | ClickZ
How social media changes the function of journalism

#Writing:
10 Tacky Terms
Write How You Write, Not How You Speak

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

Back in Vienna from Hollywood. Cooking a steak to remember USA.
If you loose your sense of humour you are forlorn.
Still have jetlag. I feel soooo tired, my head is a stone. Did not really sleep in the plane from USA to Europe.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120425

#AfterEffects:
Creating a Rotating Counter in After Effects
Aftereffects Intro 3 Second Long
Resizing Heads using Multiple Shots in After Effects
Set Render Queue Time Spans in After Effects with Render Queue Time Span Changer Script
Map Your Destination in AE
19 Free After Effects Plugins
Gabriel On The Road: After Effects resizing vectors for optimus swf export

#Guitar:
What are Guitar Scales and how do I Use Them?
Here Comes the Sun (fingerstyle guitar) - The Beatles Video
Gibson History Guide | Learn Guitar

#Music production:
Massive Dubstep – Nebulla Womp (60 sounds for Massive)
The Ultimate MIDI Mapping Site for Digital DJs
NI Massive Tutorial from Marco Scherer – White Noise Fx
How Music Royalties Work
Knowledge Bank Series: Recreating a WEEP Synth
How to Make a Noisia Style Reese Bass in NI Massive
50 Drum & Bass Sounds For NI Massive
10 Free NI Massive Bass Presets – Neuro Bass Hive. Perfect for Dubstep
Houdini (Foster The People) Synth Tutorial for NI Massive
Scheduling sound edit/dubbing for TV animation
Control Massive on Ipad with MoDrum
What do I need to setup a 5.1 system?
Glass Cracking. - Social Sound Design

Photography:
Travel Tip : Traveling With Pelican Cases » Dan Carr Photography
Persnickety Prints - Photography Tip: Manual Mode
Add Stunning Photo Filters Instantly! – Tekzilla Daily Tip
Create Purpose-Specific Albums For Your Photo Notes
Top 10 Dos and Don'ts for Great Portraits!
Use Belts to Fit a Shoot Through Umbrella To a Flash
Tip: Minimum Shutter Speed in Photography When Shooting Handheld
Cross Your T’s and Dot Your I’s
Taking Great Product Photos That Help Your Items Sell!
Relationship Between Shutter Speed and Focal Length
Tip : Using Lines
One flash, three studio lighting styles with Gavin Hoey
Breaking Photography Rules: by Scott Wyden Kivowitz ::
Keep a Polarizer Filter Handy
Are you an Unethical Photographer? 3 Things to Avoid
Digital Photo - Ten Long-Exposure Photography Tips—09/13/10
Turn your 2D designs into 3D product shots
3 Reasons You Should Give Up Your Dreams Of Being A Photographer | Virtual Photography Studio
Portrait Photography Tips: The Eyes
How To Create Fake Lightening In Photoshop - HD Video Tutorial
7 Killer Portrait Posing Tips (by Dustin Olsen)
Photo Tip: Using Natural Light
Red, White, & Blue - Photography
Teip: How To Photograph Concerts
Lighting Info, The Eyes Have It – Photography Tip
Newborn Photography Business Tip – Search Engine Optimization – Part 1
How to Save a Mixed Lighting Shot in Post-Production
Photography Tricks That Can Work For AnyoneDigital Cameras Tips and Guide!
Seven Sunrise-Landscape Tips
Photo tip number 1: The aperture
Get Your Reflection Out Of The Picture
Tip: Prime and Zoom Lenses Explained
It does matter if it’s black and white
The fast and easy way to clean dust.
Tip: Patience & Persistence
The ND grad filter: choosing and using it
Tips For Night Photography
How I Photograph Most Products Here On The Phoblographer
5 Different Portrait Lighting Positions
What Shutter Priority Mode Can Teach You About Your Camera
How to photograph food–and make the viewer’s stomach growl
Do You Wear a Camera?
10 Things Alex Webb Can Teach You About Street Photography
How To Find the Perfect F-Stop
Tip #16: Keep a Polarizer Filter Handy
A Simple Exercise to help You Learn to See Light
Flash Photography Tips And Tricks
Create Digital Tintype Photos
Conceptual photography & digital artwork by Martin Stranka | The D

#Photoshop:
Free vector about half tone vector pattern
Creating Halftone Pattern effect in Photoshop and Illustrator for Vectors Tutorial
Studio Lighting in Photography – PictureCorrect
Quick Tip: Light Effect Text Button
How to scan directly into Photoshop in a Snap!
Using Masks To Create a Cutout Effect : Shutterstock
Using Non-Linear History in Photoshop
Tip: Metal Plate with Text Engraving
tip – easy effect for more punch to your images «
Create Digital Tintype Photos | Psdtuts+
How to Create a Glossy Button Vector in Photo shop
Easy Starburst Diffusion Filter Effect in Photoshop
Tip - Orange County Portrait Photographers
Create a Cinematic “Sergeant America” Text Effect
Exporting Layered Files to Photoshop
Making Part of a Photo Transparent in Photoshop
Photo Tip: Partitioning Effects in Photoshop Layers
How to Create a Rusty Texture in Photoshop
Tip of the Week: How to Use Actions
Use Photoshop Touch To Make Instagram-Like Effects The Hard Way [How-To]
How To Make Skin Appear Softened
Making Colored Ball Icons in Photoshop
Beginner Tip 4: Hotkeys
Tip #2 3D Effect
Tip #1 – Gloss Effect
Quick Tip: Create a Dragan Style Portrait Effect in 5 Steps
Speed Up Your Workflow With Photoshop Actions
Visually Choose Fonts in Photoshop or Elements
Quick Tip: Create Digital Tint…
Easier Parallel Lines in Photoshop
Design a Nice Abstract Background for an Image
tip: Using layer comps to easily present your PSD files -
Tip: Episode 19 – Portrait Effects
Tip: Change Work Area Background
Tip: Controlling high contrast in Adobe Camera RAW
Tip: Clone Source Window
Tip: Redoing Levels
Create a Cool Photo Treatment Using Channels In Photoshop
50 Free High Quality PSDs
50 Excellent Adobe After Effects Tutorials

#Social #Media:
Age, Not Gender, Drives Most Social Media Use : MarketingProfs Article

#Writing:
11 Steps To Speed Up Your Wordpress Site

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

Interesting: So many old movies on US TV, not only on MeTV. Laurel&Hardy, TheUntouchables, I Dream of Jeannie, Simon Templar,Rockford,...

How to find a girlfriend? chat her up, be friendly and polite, and if she doesn't like you move to the next. And never listen to what other men advise.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Flight back home

Flighing at 7:50pm from LAX (Los Angeles) to LHR (London Heathrow).


In the morning packing things together, then walking along in Hollywood and doing some photoshots. Wheather is cool, cloudy and windy. 17-19C. Then with Metro to airport.
Hollywood Bvd - no real police officer, but sexy
Zorro at Kodak center - sometimes heros need a break (and phone)

Delay at London / Heathrow. Heathrow always is a stress desaster. Running to bus to get me from terminal 1 to terminal 3. Running to check-in. Running to gate B28. Then sitting and waiting - flight has 40min delay.

Arriving at 8pm in Vienna.

Today's Top Links 20120424

#AfterEffects:
Project Files - Minimal showcase
After Effects Project Files - Game titles (free plugin)
Projectfile FileCloseup
After Effects Quicktip: How to Create Realistic Camera Shake
AfterEffects.6: Lighting Effects - Computer Applications
Aftereffects Tutorial 3: Typography - Computer Applications
Aetuts+ Weekend Workshop #10 – “Shop Go Shop”

#Graphics:
Distorting Images in Illustrator

#Guitar:
What Comprises a Guitar Chord?

The Guitar Channel: Current Listening
#Music production:
A Week of Automation in NI Massive
Hendrix meets the Monkey (scream filter and the freq shift effect...)
Audioboo / Coming in episode 45 of the Soundcast

#Photoshop:
Create a Layered Glowing Text Effect
Create rounded corners of images in Photoshop
LOOK YOUNGER, HOTTER – FOTOSHOP BY ADOBE (this commercial isn't real…)
RedGage Free Foto Fix Faerie
Photoshop Toolbox | photoshop-tutorial.org
Faded Polaroid 600 photo effect for a vintage look
Developing Photoshop Images filters with PHP 5 by Octavia Anghel
Colour enhancement – before and after
Photoshop Layer Mask keyboard shortcuts
Grab That Photoshop CS Tutorial -
Adding Text To Images In Photoshop -
Free Desktop wallpapers – Download desktop wallpapers for your computer
How to blur a part of text in Photoshop. Cool and simple Photoshop trick.
#Social #Media:
How To Use Social Media To Get More Website Traffic ~ Geeky Stuffs
The Top 5 Devious Lies You Hear About Social Media
In online video, minorities find an audience
Audio Archive: A Global View of Social Media
7 Social Media Myths Exposed

Writing:
20 Words for That Certain Something

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

Power nap? What is this? Power or nap. Power nap sounds like a musical silence. But excuse me for now. Uaaaaah bzzzzzz
ASCAP Expo was very interesting. Getting informed about new hard- and software for musicproduction. Look for videos.
Talking about is one thing, doing another. Something You can do, but should avoid to say it. Take the f-word as example.
Once I want to have a cake battle in Hollywood because that's the oldest gag in movies.
No songidea since 5(!) days. I am on a ceative cold turkey, man.
Rapper on Hollywood Bvd: "man §@&$ (ununderstandable) luv @$%# sound..." I: "Great! Ok, where is the hidden camera?"
Today I go for a steak. Whenever I am in the USA I take a steak the American way. It's a must-event for me.
Are you prepared for whatever comes? Be surprised for what you are not prepared!
Heard 5.1 surround sound. Great - if you have a room like in the hotel Renaissance where the ASCAP Expo takes place.
You do not hear music, you got to feel it.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Museum and shopping


Visited Hollywood Museum on North Highland. Hollywood movie reminiscences on 4 floors for 15$. Mae West, Marylin Monroe, Cary Grant, George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and all other great names are part of this exhibition. Clothes, scenes, tools and hundreds of photos of the actors, producers, directors and other Hollywood movie involved. A big story is Max factor who invented so many cosmetic products to make the Hollywood stars look better. He built up a cosmetic empire, but was kidnapped. A few weeks after coming free he died. Tragic story - stuff for a Hollywood movie.
Hollywood Museum - Marilyn Monroe room

Visited also Hollywood Heritage museum not far, also on North Highland. Last year it was closed when I came there. This time I looked up the website in the morning. The house was originally located on Santa Monica Blvd and was moved to present location to save the building. Looked first successful Hollywood movie "The Squaw man" by Cecil B. DeMille made for $16k finally grossed over $200k nationwide.


Hoolywood Heritage Museum

Then moving to the Hollywood Bowl with the shell on stage. A remarkable place where the Beatles played on 23 August 1964 and 30 August 1965.

Later shopping on Hollywood Bvd. New shoes in a Outlet shop I always visit when in Hollywood.

Shopping in Melrose Ave. I know the Russian born shopmaid from last year. Puchased shirt, jeans and jackets.

Getting flavour cigars. We don't have that in Austria. A few pieces to remember Hollywood later when smoking in Vienna.

Today's Top Links 20120423


#AfterEffects:
Creating a Planet & Space Scene Animation in After Effects
50+ Most Amazing Adobe After Effects Tutorials You Need to Learn
144 After Effects Plug-Ins
8 Jaw Dropping Night Sky Timelapse Videos
Expressing Control on Playback
Wiggle Visualizer

#Movie #Film:
Tupac Hologram at Coachella 2012

#Music production:
The Sound of Speed
Spotify: The Soundtrack to Your Brand | Beneath the Brand | Soundtrack
How To make a Dirty Dutch Lead Synth in NI Massive
A Better Default Patch For NI Massive
Using macros with Native Instruments Massive

#Photography:
Is Camera Lust Destroying Your Photography?
Photography Tip—How to Shoot High Dynamic Range (HDR) Pictures

#Photoshop:
Behind These Brick Walls In Photoshop
Make a Polaroid Effect for Your Photos
Satisfaction Guaranteed Graphic made easy using PS (Don't you need this for your music?)
50 Stunning Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials
Tilt shift effect photography - Photoshop tutorial
100 wonderful photo effects Photoshop tutorials
How to Clean Up a Self-Portrait in Photoshop - DesignFestival »
Photo Manipulate a Surreal Coffee Machine Contraption
20+ Tremendous Photoshop Tutorials For Web & Graphic Designer
You Won’t Believe This Enormous Photoshop Failure
3 Free PSD Website Templates
Reaching For The Stars - Photo Mystic Digital Photography
Create Digital Backgrounds In Photoshop -
Animal Inspired Photoshop Brush
Ultimate Free Spray and Splatter Paint Brushes
Free Photoshop Light Effect Brushes
Dramatic Text on Fire Effect in Photoshop
Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text
Smoke Effect Photoshop Brushes
Free Photoshop Retro Brushes
Applying a Realistic Tattoo
Free Photoshop Brushes - Winter Breeze Brushes

#Social #Media:
10 things small businesses should know about using Twitter
The Social Media Revolution -- 2012
Social media has become the new digital marketplace.

#Writing:
It’s Acceptable to Use (Some) Contractions

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

Good people give you positive moments, bad people give you experiences. The world is not perfect…
Where light is there is a shadow. Put the light high up to keep the shadow small.
Not easy to find fruits in supermarket. Don't Californians eat fruits? Grand Central Market in LA: shoot colourful photos - and get fruits.