This week, a friend of mine linked me a video that brought back some bad memories. Every designer knows how difficult is to deal with picky clients, who don't know what they want... instead of keeping all things simple, they want a logo here, a sign there, a title on the top. This video portraits perfectly the struggle between client and designer, how we get to do most things they want... I said most things, not all things. I'm still willing to pick the jobs I want, not everyone that comes to me. Anyways, enjoy (if you can)! ;D Creating A Stop Sign - Watch more free videos
Hi there, this is my first post for Abduzeedo and I'm starting with a quick video tutorial of one of Fabio's cool designs. Fabio got in touch with me and suggested that we did some work together regarding video tutorials. To get things rolling I thought it would be nice to create a video on one of my favorite tutorials - Gavin Steele You can check out the the original tutorial on this site, Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography Note: For improved video quality, head over to vimeo and watch the video there. You can also watch the tutorial with HD on or for even better quality you can click the download button in the bottom right of the vimeo page. Super Cool Frilly Bits Typography from godonholiday on Vimeo I hope you enjoy the video tutorials. They are not meant to replace the original tutorials but to aid you in any areas you might get stuck with. And for those of you (me included) who want to see how Fabio goes about his work.... He has some video tutorials of his own on the way. Gavin Steele
One of the greatest things about design is how some people get to use classic references in their work. This week's video has that classic touch, and uses the theme song from 1952 film, Singing in the Rain. But not only uses the song, they also manage to turn the song into something new, yet, really enjoyable. Now add a dude breakdancing. Cool, huh? No, wait, now add cardboard boxes... breakdancing. Done. NOW it's cool. Thanks to Eric for the link.
Beck's new album Modern Guilt is out now and I'm digging its groovy 60's vibe. It's a little bit more psychedelic and moodier than his previous more upbeat and funky albums like Odelay and Midnight Vultures, but is definitely worth checking out if you're a fan. This new album was produced by Danger Mouse whom you might know because he's been working with Gnarls Barkley on his last two albums. Here's a video for the song Gamma Ray, even the video is straight out of the 60's, it sorta reminds me of stuff you'd see coming out of Andy Warhol's The Factory: Gamma Ray from Miky Wolf on Vimeo. This is a promo video he made for the album: Here's the video for the song Run from Gnarls Barkley. If you listen to the beats you can hear the similarity in styles with some of the songs on Beck's album. The guy DJ-ing is Danger Mouse. I love this video, it gets super trippy about half-way in so check it out.
Today we've got great videos for you guys. The First one is something I've never seen before. A "code video" for Radiohead's song House of Cards, really impressive and beautiful. We also got an awesome extra video, a video clip featuring Santogold, Julian Casablancas, and N.E.R.D. (I've never heard about them before, actually), where they are paper cut-outs. Really great! Thank you Peter for the suggestion. :D Radiohead - House of Cards Produced By Pharrell - Santogold, Julian Casablancas, N.E.R.D.
Last week wrote a post about video tutorials and thought I would start making some. So yesterday, even though I’m on vacations and it was Sunday I decided to try some tools and see how they would work. I did a very short tutorial just to see how long I would take to create a tutorial and how hard that task would be. Even though I didn’t speak through the tutorial it’s very easy to follow. But the next one I promise I will use my beautiful voice, yeah right. So this is just a short tutorial showing how to enhance your photos in Photoshop. Not a big deal but I think it was a nice experience. And if anybody has tips of tools and how to create video tutorials, please let me know. Enhance your Photos from fabio sasso on Vimeo. Final Image
What's up, guys? This weekend we had an awesome article brought by Fabiano, with lots of great links, inspiration and all that. And to start the week very well, what about some Photoshop articles and videos to get you all set up? ;) 101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes This got to be a World Record. Deke managed to teach us 101 photoshop tips in just 5 minutes... It's true that he can get a little bit cheesy in this video, but still it's really great to see his joy doing this. Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone loves to save time, and here's about every existing Photoshop keyboard shortcut. I knew a lot of those, but I didn't know that there were so many friggin' shortcuts. I gotta memorize those! :D Photoshop Battle What about a little chat about Photoshop? Well, during the FOWD in London, we got to see some cool presentations, and this cool Photoshop Battle between men and women. Lots of fun and inspiration. :) Photoshop Battle - FOWD London 2008 from Future of Web Design on Vimeo.
It’s always nice to see how people express their creativity, especially when using such common objects, like a treadmill for instance. Ok Go's video for "Here It Goes Again" shows that special effects aren’t needed to produce a quality piece of work. The music video of the song - which was arguably responsible for the song's U.S. Top 40 success - is an elaborate performance of the band dancing on treadmills in a single continuous take. Choreographed by Trish Sie and directed by Sie and the band, it took a total of seventeen attempts to complete the video. As in the band's video for "A Million Ways", Tim Nordwind lip-syncs the lead vocals instead of Damian Kulash. The video debuted on YouTube on July 31, 2006 and, as of June 9, 2008, has been viewed over 35 million times making it the 26th most viewed video on the website of all time. Notably, the music video is also the 4th most favorited Youtube video. It premiered on VH1's Top 20 Countdown that same day. OK Go performed the dance routine live at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. The music video won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video and the 2006 YouTube awards for Most Creative Video.
When i was a kid i used to play around with Apple's "iMovie" and "Final Cut Pro" and loved to create bluescreens, explosions and all that sorts of effects. Also I tried "cloning" but it went too bad. Here are my favourite three cloning effect videos. Sorry for the bad quality. You cannot find good quality movies in the internet anymore MTV from James Houston on Vimeo.
When it comes to Photoshop, one of the easiest things to do is to select an image and cut it from the background. But some people might not know how to do that, so here are some cool video tutorials on how to do it. That are many ways to do that, from using the lasso tool, to the extraction point, but my favorite by far is using the pen tool, which gives you total control of that process. I hope these are useful to you. ;) Background Eraser Tool Extract tool
It's great how advertisers have been comming up with such funny commercials along the years. Reebok and Nike have chosen the right way to go! If we're missing any other funny commercial, please leave a comment! Enjoy! And to finish, more tackles!! Haha!
Past week I've posted the "Awesome Light Graffiti Pictures" article an it was pretty intense. We made it to Digg's frontpage once more, all because light graffiti is totally cool. We also had some comments about this Sprint Celular commercial that was done with light graffiti, and man, it's freaking sweet. For those of you who didn't see it yet, this is the video of the week! Sprint Light Graffiti Commercial
When you were a little kid, you would probably try to make shadow puppets on the wall... I guess everyone did that at least once. But this guy takes it to a whole other level. He's a true shadow master.I don't usually post the Video of the Week right in the beggining of the week, but man, this video is so cool I had to do it right away! I can't understand how in the world he does this puppets with his bare hands. Awesome! And hope you all like it as much as I did. Amazing Hand Shadow show by Raymond Crowe. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]abduzeedo.com
Lego is one of the coolest toys ever. I remember spending days and days playing with it, and probably, so do you. And you probably would built other stuff than the one your set was meant to be. Welcome to the club. This video shows Paul and Greg, some dudes with a lot of time in their hands (but hey, everybody wish they had more free time), building the Millenium Falcon Lego set. But that's not just it. They made a stop motion video of it, and man, this is freaking awesome. And if you've got a video suggestion to make, just drop a comment! Lego Millenium Falcon Stop Motion. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]abduzeedo.com
I'm a sucker for conspiracy theories. UFOs, JFK, X-Files (lol), the September 11th. Unfortunally, most of the people are blind to the everyday events around the globe. Whether you believe or not that it wasn't Bin Laden's fault on 9/11, you cannot deny simple facts that this video shows us. But, how about one of the greatest conspiracy theories ever along with an awesome typography video? Yeah, that's how cool it is. And like Mulder would say, the truth is out there. Be a person who seeks for it... for real. ;) Tell the truth by Mos Def, Immortal Technique and Eminem. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]abduzeedo.com
Justice, a French duo, makes awesome music for sure. If you are a sucker for electro house, you'll love this. If you are a sucker for electro house, AND a design junkie, then this will blow your mind. It's been a long time since I saw a new design for video clips. I mean, I really like those animation ones, but dude, this one is freaking awesome. It has all kinds of made up logos, pretty cool ones. This video was recommended by an user. Wanna recommend one? Drop a comment!
2 weeks ago I've posted a cool video clip by an indie girl band called Eisley and promissed to post other great animation clips. Today, I bring to you these awesome video clips, which I was hunting down the web since this morning. There are many great bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Moby, Modest Mouse and a whole other bunch. I really hope these get you all inspired during the day. Cheers! Moby - In This World Cansei de Ser Sexy - Alcohol Super Furry Animals - Hello Sunshine Gram - Você pode ir na janela Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood Frejat - Túnel do Tempo Modest Mouse - Float On Red Hot Chili Peppers - californication Adriana Calcanhoto - Fico assim sem você Tindersticks - Dying Slowly Ludov - Princesa The Beatles - Yellow Submarine As you may notice, not all of these are new stuff, but they're old school for sure! Hope you liked it! ;) Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]abduzeedo.com