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How to Enhance Your Video using these 3 Types of Shots


As video has proliferated on the web, and the skills required to make high-quality clips have become more accessible, there’s been a revolution at play.

The walls have been broken down between videographer and video consumer, with the audience’s impressions and wishes more important than ever. You could argue that…


Getting the Most Out of Your Brand Video: A Shutterstock Case Study


Recently, Shutterstock and Sony teamed up to re-imagine a video for the Sly and the Family Stone classic, “Everyday People.” Exclusively using stock footage from the Shutterstock collection and some animated vintage photos to shape the narrative of the video, producers rediscovered not only how relevant the song…


How to Hack Your iPhoneography with Colors

Here are a few tips about colors combinations that can help you to create stunning photos


5 Tips on Choosing Great Stock Footage for Your Videos


Thanks to desktop editing programs, making videos is cheaper and easier than ever. As a result, more companies, bloggers, and entrepreneurs are discovering the power of video. One of the most cost-effective and time-sensitive ways to make video these days is to incorporate some stock footage. Similar to stock images, these clips can…


Essential Photography 101 by Apple, Fixed for iPhoneographers

Apple failed to collect best apps for shooting, editing and sharing your iPhone photos, so I removed…


3 Types of Pictures to Capture with Your iPhoneography


In this era where everyone can be a reporter thanks to the technology (and, by extension, power we hold inside our pockets, you should always be looking and ready to get that next great shot for your social media feeds. More and more people, and companies, are thinking this way, hoping that an average afternoon jaunt can turn into a…


How stock footage can enhance your video marketing


If you aren’t already doing video marketing of some sort, you should be thinking about it.

You can experiment with any number of forms before finding the one that matches best to your capacity and your industry. As YouTube and other video-sharing sites have become so popular, it’s reinforced the message that anyone …


McDonald’s Theory


I use a trick with co-workers when we’re trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald’s.

An interesting thing happens. Everyone unanimously agrees that we can’t possibly go to McDonald’s, and better lunch suggestions emerge. Magic!

It’s as if we’ve broken the ice with the worst possible idea, and…


Generating every image possible.

Or, limiting the infinte.


Imagine owning every photo that has ever been taken and that ever will be taken. To accustom your mind to…


Transitional Interfaces


Designers love to sweat the details. Much time is spent pixel-fucking buttons, form styles, setting type, & getting those icons as sharp as a tack. A+, great job, don…


Why iOS 7 Doesn’t Have Shadows


An interesting detail about the iOS 7 beta that Apple demonstrated at the 2013 WWDC keynote is that while the whole interface has depth and layers, there is no sign of that very common visual cue for depth: shadows.

I think there’s a simple answer to this, and it isn’t about iOS “going flat.” My impression of the illumination metaphor (for…


Understanding After Effects


Adobe® After Effects®. One would think with a name like this it would be fairly self evident what this software was for. It is true that Adobe’s naming conventions are a little on the inconsistent side ranging from inaccurate, obtuse and at times completely abstract, there are reasons this happened, but it is easy to understand why some confusion happens. In…


The Bryce Effect


When I stumbled out into the world of creating images with computer software I would end up trying everything I could get my hands on, though at this time it was usually limited to what would appear on magazine cover discs. I messed around with a lot of tools, some that are still prevalent today and many that have long since disappeared, losing out in competition to stronger…


Project Management

Handling project files on disk


For those of you who are more boutique based, either freelance or starting up a studio, you may be looking for a way to effectively manage your project files and folders on a computer - their names, where they are stored and why.

Let’s start at the top.

The Root


Find Your Vision on Image-Friendly Social Media Platforms


Getting the right brand voice to line up with your intended audience takes time, and some degree of experimentation. For more visual companies, it’s worth considering image-friendly platforms like Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest. Visual communication dominates the Web, with infographics, videos, slideshows, and gifs, helping to…


First Things First Y50 (a Neue Manifesto)


Designers rejoice: yesterday we celebrated the 50th-Annual World Graphic Design Day. The day marks a half-century of creative advocacy at…


Sandwich Photography

A brief intro to HDR photography


The headline might be misleading. This article is not about photos of sandwiches. Instead it briefly presents a…


The Filter is the Message


I am convinced that the Medium is the Message. For me it means that you perceive the world in terms of the tools and media you know, and what you have experienced…

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