The only thing different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. You might be more talented than me, you might be smarter, but if we get on a treadmill together, there’s two things: you’re either getting off first or I’m gonna die. It’s really that simple.
One of my professors showed us this video on the last day of class. Long story short, the secret to succes is to have an insane work ethic.
Somewhat related: The Campaign for the Accurate Measurement of Creativity
This “kinetic typography” animation was for my Communication Design 2 class. It was my first time using AfterEffects so even though the skit is less than a minute long, it took me hours just to figure out what the weird buttons and menus in that program did.
The audio is from Kanye’s debut album, The College Dropout. There’s still some issues with syncing and a few missing words, so I’ll probably polish it up later on.
Even though AfterEffects is so painful to work with, it’s a program that I’ve always wanted to master and damn it, I will! Once school is done, of course.
As evidenced by my last post, I’ve been really down in the dumps as of late. But I’m happy to say that in small ways, things are finally looking up! Not only is my class cancelled tomorrow but this Creative Mornings session with Jake Nickell (co-founder of Threadless.com) really has me feeling pumped about this idea I have…
Needless to say, it feels really good to be excited about something again :)
Everything is a Remix is an insightful four-part video series exploring the notion that nothing is original. Part 3 takes a deeper look into how the act of copying has driven (and continues to drive) creativity and innovation in all aspects of our culture.
While I agree that copying is humanity’s way of learning and progressing, I don’t think this gives us free reign to copy somebody else’s work and slap our names on it.
There is a difference between reproducing and remixing.
The problem is that we often copy previous forms of work subconsciously, making it difficult to distinguish one from the other.
My head hurts…
The Toronto Standard has a new video series called Made In Toronto which features designers, bakers and craftspeople living here.
I really like this because Toronto is somewhat under-represented on many fronts. Hell, even I don’t know my own city. Pathetic, right?