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What’s This Creative Content Project All About?

There has never been a better time to be an independent creator looking to self-publish and self-distribute your work. Tools for creation are more powerful and less expensive, platforms for distribution are emerging and a number of early pioneers are showing success in forging ahead without traditional publishers and distributors. But how do you do […]

Insight, Inspiration and Vision from Edward Tufte

“The world is much more interesting than any one discipline.” Edward Tufte might just be my new hero. I’ve long admired his work on telling visual stories with data, but this quote, and the longer interview on NPR (embedded below), provided me with new appreciation for his work and philosophies. via: Explore

Creative Content: Case Study: Clark Stacy

I’ve recently begun work to develop a new seminar “Unlocking The True Value of Your Creative Content” on behalf of ASMP for the NAB Show’s Technologically Advanced Publishing track. (whew, that was a mouthful). In any case, the primary focus of the presentation will be on the ways independent content creators can fund, publish and […]

Does the screen shape your work?

In a recent TED talk, David Byrne discusses the ways that architecture-the nature of the rooms music is performed in-shapes the content of the music. Most traditional european choir music is influenced by the reverberations of the music echoing through the hard walls of a cathedral which shape and enhance the long notes of the […]

30 Days of CS5: Conclusion

This wraps up our 30 Days of CS5 series. Although we’ve covered lots of new ground, we’re still really only scratching the surface of how these features can be implemented into your workflow to help you work faster and expand your creative options. Those deeper posts will continue over weeks and months to come, particularly […]

Inspiration: Dean Kamen @ TED: The Emotion Behind Invention

This talk is a vivid reminder of how important it is to lead a life of passion and search for meaning beyond the mere financial rewards of one’s work. Dean Kamen is an inventor and entrepreneur. Most widely known for his invention of the Segway, Dean’s most important inventions provide mobility for the disabled and […]

Inspiration: Coke Quest

In trolling through the dozens of RSS feeds I subscribe to, I often come across videos, photos, quotes and things I find inspirational. I don’t, however, often post them. I’ve decided to change that. Because we all can use a little extra wind in our sails and a creative boost every now and again. I […]

Burning and Dodging from Spirited Away

This weekend, Spirited Away, the classic anime film, was playing in my local movie theater. I’ve long enjoyed the movie for the magical storyline and beautiful hand-drawn animation, but I was surprised at how clearly the movie illustrates the concepts I covered in my recent Power Lunch webinar on image refinements and burning and dodging. […]

Multimedia Inspiration: Books worth reading

This past week, I enjoyed two books discussing opposite ends of the filmmaking spectrum, Hillman Curtis on Creating Short Films for the Web by Hillman Curtis and In the Blink of An Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing by Walter Murch. Although these two authors appear to be diametrically opposed in their philosophies and experiences […]