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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120923

#AfterEffects:
Using Scripts in After Effects CS6

#Guitar:
Changing chords ‘off’ the beat and DDUUDUUDUUDU strumming pattern « JS MUSIC SCHOOL
#Guitar:
Jimi Hendrix: Inside The Experience (Jimi died 1970-09-18)
#Guitar:
Reggae Keef | Jack's Guitar Lessons
#Guitar:
The Marshall 'Stack' | Pete Townshend’s Guitar Gear
#Guitar:
Technical development: The CAGED system Pt. 2 « JS MUSIC SCHOOL
#Guitar:
Six Beginner Guitar Tips for Teaching Yourself How to Play the Guitar
#Guitar:
Beatles Magic | Guitar Columns
#Guitar:
5 Tips On Stage Presence Choreography

#Music production:
CIO guidelines for using social media for business and career growth
#Music production:
How To Make Your Sheet Music Look Handwritten

#Photography:
Night Action Sequence Photography Techniques
#Photography:
Simple Fill Flash Tips
#Photography:
More than a Vignette: The Simple Secrets of Dodging and Burning
#Photography:
Create Old Photos Up In A Creepy Attic

#Photoshop:
Painting a Cute Lady Portrait in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
60+ free psd templates (spring edition)
#Photoshop:
Graffiti Text Effect in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Sinister Sci-Fi Scene
#Photoshop:
A Start-Up Figures Out Photoshop Abuses - NYTimes.com
#Photoshop:
Secrets of the Layer Panel (Part 1)
#Photoshop:
100 Free Photoshop Actions (And How to Make Your Own)
#Photoshop:
Painting the Caricature of Audrey Tautou
#Photoshop:
Creating Effects With Custom Brushes
#Photoshop:
Taking Photoshop’s Curves Beyond Highlights and Shadows
#Photoshop:
3D Photoshop Tutorials
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Colorful Photo Manipulation in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Flowing Liquid Stream Metallic 3D Text Effect in Photoshop - PSD Vault
#Photoshop:
Blend a Planet Transparently into a Photo Manipulation

#SocialMedia:
CIO guidelines for using social media for business and career growth (why not a band carreer and music business)

#Writing:
7 Movie-Title Mistakes

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Climbing Mount Everest? Telling her how much you love her in 140 chars, that's a challenge.

Music can be political. Why not? It's about the message. And politics is part of our life - if you go voting or not.

I once used this “I’m Feeling Lucky”-button on google. But I did not feel better or worse. Must be a marketing gag.

Don't say OK if you don't mean it. This is willful deception.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120922

#AfterEffects:
Design a Digital Circuitry Logo Reveal (tutorial)
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Script Collage Layers Arrangement Distribute Photobook Automatic Layout (free download of script)
#AfterEffects:
Performance tip: Don’t starve your software of RAM. « After Effects region of interest
#AfterEffects:
Adobe After Effects * Keyboard shortcuts reference (Adobe help file)
#AfterEffects:
Cool Free Stuff for Editors/Motion Designers
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Workflow Tips for Editors
#AfterEffects:
After Effects Templates - Movie Trailer Titles 1 HD-SD

#Guitar: Photo of the Week: Play Without Bitching
#Guitar:
Thoughts On The Music Industry
#Guitar:
Theory Note Position Up Neck
#Guitar:
Using A Capo
#Guitar:
App Store - Guitar Basics For Dummies
#Guitar:
ActiveMusician Riff of the Day

#Music production:
KV-100 Multi Effect (some audio demos using the prototype)

#Photography:
How to Take Pictures of a Sunrise (i did that http://viennacc.blogspot.com/2012/09/sunrise-in-east.html)
#Photography:
Combining Strobes With Continuous Lighting
#Photography:
Photographing Buildings [Composition Tips]

#Photoshop:
Vintage Violet 3D Photo Effect Action (Photo-Effects)
#Photoshop:
Secrets of the Layer Panel
#Photoshop:
Taking Photoshop’s Curves Beyond Highlights and Shadows
#Photoshop:
Create a Spectacular Flaming Meteor Effect on Text
#Photoshop:
How to Create Expansive Panoramas with Photoshop and Photo Merge
#Photoshop:
Design a Realistic 3D Baseball Cap in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Create a Trendy, Highly Detailed App Icon in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
Elegant Fashion Female Photo Manipulation Photoshop Tutorial (make a lady to a fairy)
#Photoshop:
Make a 3D Looking Flag Tutorial by Hesido (for the next football championship)
#Photoshop:
Repeating Patterns with Photoshop Actions
#Photoshop:
Create a Emotional Midnight Photo Manipulation with Painting
#Photoshop:
Create a Flowing Vexel Illustration in Photoshop (tutorial)
#Photoshop:
Creating Cartoon Characters

#Writing:
Congruent vs. Congruous

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
#Photography #Music Photo&music to the theme "Sunrise In The East" http://viennacc.blogspot.co.at/2012/09/sunrise-in-east.html

Alcohol is no solution! It's an organic stuff C2H5OH with sometimes impact on humans.

I have no iPhone - and still I am alive

Wonders? I don't belive in wonders. The Wonder I know is Stevie

Sometimes we don't do things we want to do, so that others won't know we want to do them.

Had desert, a creme. Tasted strange. Like a recycled plastic chair from home furniture market.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Patience is the Key to Press Release Submissions

It takes a lot to run a business, including strategizing, creativity and patience. Yet so many businesses think they can just sit down for five minutes locate a press release template fill in some standard information and go on. The problem with that type of thinking is hundreds of other companies are already using this strategy and it is not working for them either. However, that is their problem! Leave the bad press releases for your competition and you can help ensure that your press releases will get you the attention you deserve.

Press releases can be submitted to more than newspapers and magazines, take a little time to research local places where your press release is likely to get attention. Beyond major daily newspapers in your area, business specific publications and local publications designed specifically for a particular interest should be considered. Web sites that cater to your industry are also great places to send press releases, as are blogs and online magazines and webzines.

Save time when submitting press releases by creating a list of publications that you are interested in sending your press releases too. Adding in the contact information of the editor, and creating on a spreadsheet can help you keep organized. This can also be helpful if you decide to outsource the writing of your business press releases to a local writer who specializes in creating press releases.

Patience is the key to getting attention with your press releases. Though the first few press releases may get a little attention, longevity and consistency will help a publication become more familiar with what your company offers and as your brand becomes noticeable, a press release is more likely to get used.

Increase the chances of your press release getting the attention you want by using online press release wires, they offer access to a larger group of journalist. By putting your press release online, it can also get indexed by search engines offering an unlimited source of advertising for your business. An individual searching for a product or service online that comes across your press release is more likely to follow the link and check out your site.

Once your company has written a press release and published it online, hold on to it. Press releases can be added to press and electronic media kits to offer more information about your business; they can also be added to your Web site. By having press releases on your site, current clients can review your business accomplishments, gain more information about your services and take your company more seriously.

http://www.pressabout.com
http://www.twitter.com/pressabout
http://www.facebook.com/pressabout

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120920

#AfterEffects:
Getting An Edge On Understanding Premultiplication http://ae.tutsplus.com/tutorials/workflow/getting-an-edge-on-understanding-premultiplication/
#AfterEffects:
Creating Twitch Expressions in After Effects http://lesterbanks.com/2012/09/creating-twitch-expressions-in-after-effects/
#AfterEffects:
Making Soft Lights in After Effects CS6 with "Illumination" http://filmmakeriq.com/2012/06/making-soft-lights-in-after-effects-cs6-with-illumination/
#AfterEffects:
Post Production Reading List - Online Tutorials http://www.claygasbury.com/2012/08/21/post-production-reading-list-online-tutorials/

#Guitar:
ActiveMusician Riff of the Day http://www.activemusician.com/riffs
#Guitar:
Major Guitar Arpeggios http://www.may-studio-music-lessons.com/major-guitar-arpeggios.html

#Music production:
How to Use Convolution for Reverb & Effects http://audio.tutsplus.com/tutorials/sound-design/how-to-use-convolution-for-reverb-effects/

#Photography:
Fascinating Photo of the Day: Extremely Rare White Rhino Flanked by Bodyguards http://www.picturecorrect.com/news/rare-white-rhino-flanked-by-bodyguards/
#Photography:
How to Use Focus Stacking for Tack Sharp Photographs http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/how-to-use-focus-stacking-for-tack-sharp-photographs/
#Photography:
How to Take Creative Couples Portraits http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-take-creative-couples-portraits
#Photography:
Photography Tip ~ Never Stand Still http://kentweakley.com/blog/photo-tip-stand/
#Photography:
Tip #22: Take a Moment to Think Things Through http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/04/30/useful-photography-tip-30-take-a-moment-to-think-things-through/
#Photography:
Special Techniques – Photo Tips http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-tips/special-techniques-photos/
#Photography:
perfect portraits, tip 4 http://photoink.org/photography-monthlys-tip-week-perfect-portraits-tip-4
#Photography:
Tip #5: Using a Superzoom Lens at Occupy Wall Street http://www.thephoblographer.com/2011/11/06/useful-photography-tip-5-using-a-superzoom-lens-at-occupy-wall-street/
#Photography:
Getting The Most Out Of A Non-Photography Tour http://digital-photography-school.com/getting-the-most-out-of-a-non-photography-tour
#Photography:
11 of our most popular photography cheat sheets http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2012/06/27/11-of-our-most-popular-photography-cheat-sheets/
#Photography:
Why Talent is Overrated in Street Photography http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2012/09/why-talent-is-overrated-in-street-photography/
#Photography:
Tip #40: Develop Your Confidence http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/08/27/useful-photography-tip-40-develop-your-confidence/
#Photography:
Tip #28: Work a Shot http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/05/20/useful-photography-tip-28-work-a-shot/
#Photography:
Tip #41: Keep Learning http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/09/01/useful-photography-tip-41-keep-learning/

#Photoshop:
Create a Cute and Scary Children's Illustration in Photoshop http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/cute-scary-childrens-illustration/
#Photoshop:
How to Apply Outer Glow to Layer Styles in Photoshop http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/tools/outer-glow-photoshop/
#Photoshop:
Create Light Leaks & Lomo Effects Using Actions in Photoshop http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/photo-effects-tutorials/light-leaks-and-lomo-effects/
#Photoshop:
Secrets: Transforming Selections in Adobe Photoshop http://adobephotoshopsecrets.blogspot.com/2012/09/transforming-selections-in-adobe.html
#Photoshop:
40 Beautiful Levitation Photographs Manipulated with Photoshop http://inspirationmind.com/beautiful-levitation-photography/
#Photoshop:
Photoshop inspiration http://www.fromupnorth.com/photoshop-inspiration-579/ (the last pic is my fav: waterhand)
#Photoshop:
Wrap Dazzling Effects Around Your Subject in Photoshop - http://designfestival.com/wrap-dazzling-effects-around-your-subject-in-photoshop/
#Photoshop:
Fuzzy/Hairy Text Effect http://www.iceflowstudios.com/2012/tutorials/fuzzy-hairy-text-effect-in-photoshop/
#Photoshop:
Free Photoshop CS6 Special Edition New Features InDepth Tutorial PDF Download http://www.dnjg.be/wordpress/2012/05/10/free-photoshop-cs6-special-edition-new-features-in-depth-tutorial-pdf-download/
#Photoshop:
9 mistakes designers make when creating a logo http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2012/09/9-mistakes-designers-make-when-creating-a-logo/
#Photoshop:
Photoshop vs GIMP: Who Wins? http://techpounce.com/2012/09/17/photoshop-vs-gimp-who-wins/
#Photoshop:
make brushes from photos http://projectwoman.com/2012/09/photoshop-make-brushes-from-photos.html

#SocialMedia:
Social Media for Photographers http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/social-media-for-photographers/

#Writing:
The Dictionary Defeats Dogma http://www.dailywritingtips.com/the-dictionary-defeats-dogma/

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Humour is when everybody laughs - including the person affected

Fear of whom? Everybody is naked under his clothes!

Musicvideo "Baby Give Me One More Chance"

Released musicvideo to the song "Baby Give Me One More Chance"


The song is about a trip to Las Vegas. Read the full story and song analysis here

Read the lyrics of the song here

The song is on the album "Going Out For Summer"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Today's Top Links 20120919

#AfterEffects:
Create A Beach Themed “Water Writing” Look
#AfterEffects:
10 Free Apps and Plugins for Video Editors (free is always good)
#AfterEffects:
Talking Head (a software, not a british band)

#Guitar:
Top 10 Things To Take Your Improvisation Skills To New Levels
#Guitar:
eMedia Guitar Method v5 - Learn to Play Guitar

#Music production: Kotkas sets Paax 3 Pro VSTi Sampler for Windows Free
#Music production:
Quick Tip: How to Create a Natural Reverberation Sound by Bussing Correctly
#Music production:
Whats your favorite Reverse Sound? (crash is well known, but there are more sounds)

#Photography:
Print Advertising In Photography – PictureCorrect
#Photography:
How to Use Window Light for Portraits
#Photography:
The Importance of People in your Travel Photos
#Photography:
Golf Photography Tips
#Photography:
Time-lapse of Los Angeles Transitioning from Day to Night
#Photography:
Dust & Dance in Photography
#Photography:
Why you Should Rent a Studio

#Photoshop:
50 free Photoshop actions for portrait photographers
#Photoshop:
Zoomify your Panoramas in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How To Design An Abstract Wallpaper In Photoshop (and Illustrator)
#Photoshop:
30 Photoshop Graffiti Brushes for Urban Themed Artworks
#Photoshop:
30 Mind Blowing Poster Designs Examples
#Photoshop:
Creating 3D from Grayscale in Photoshop CS5 Extended
#Photoshop:
A Photoshop Photo Pile-up
#Photoshop:
Photoshop Tutorial- Using a Luminosity Mask
#Photoshop:
Removing dust from video frames
#Photoshop:
Hilarious Photos Of Henry The Flying Baby
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Severed Arm in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create a Battery Icon in Photoshop
#Photoshop:
How to Create an Epic Portal Scene
#Photoshop:
The Stunning Character Concepts and Matte Paintings of Marvin P. Sola
#Photoshop:
Create a Flowing Vexel Illustration in Photoshop

#SocialMedia:
The Art and Science of Social Media 3.0 - Digital Influence Mapping Project

#Writing:
35 Fossil Words

WoW (Words of wisdom the world is waiting for ;-)
Keep your head up (but don't step into dog shit)

Talk the talk and walk the walk

Looking at my Curriculum Vitae I find so many things I have missed.

The job has an impact on your life. So working in a fortune cookie factory must be the greatest job in the world.