3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Design OFFF Eye on Design

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Source: 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Design Curve From the Founder of Barcelona’s Creative Conference OFFF Eye on Design | Eye on Design

The founder and director of Barcelona’s OFFF festival, Hector Ayuso, first dreamt up the idea of a conference dedicated to exploring the world of online and offline design on a lazy Sunday afternoon in 2000. He was playing around with Flash on his computer, completely fascinated by the program’s possibilities when he realized he wanted to create a space where people could share their work and talk about how new platforms and programs like Flash were shaping and changing the industry.

That was over 15 years ago. Since then, OFFF has put numerous high-profile speakers onstage, including Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Erik Spiekermann, and Rob Chiu. After hearing from such an eclectic range of minds over the years, Ayuso finds it easy to chart the industries’ changes and soak up words of wisdom.

19 Stunning Movie Covers By the Criterion Collection

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In honor of Criterion’s 30th anniversary, Indiewire has singled out their most incredible cover designs.

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How do you capture the essence of a classic? Every day, the designers at the Criterion Collection are tasked with reimagining some of the most iconic creations in the history of cinema. Together with their team, Head Art Director Sarah Habibi and Designer/Art Director Eric Skillman analyze each film’s historical context, director’s career and influence on the popular imagination in order to conceptualize cover designs (their new book, “Criterion Designs,” details the process.) In repackaging dated or overlooked gems, the Criterion Collection lifts films out of the folds of history and gives them new life. But above all, Criterion’s work celebrates the visual language of cinema — and its indelible impact on human culture.

By Emily Buder | Indiewire November 4, 2015 at 4:19PM

Chantal Akerman on Pierrot le fou – YouTube

Chantal Akerman describes the effect of seeing Jean-Luc Godard’s PIERROT LE FOU for the first time in this 2009 interview for the Criterion Collection.

Out now on DVD: http://www.criterion.com/films/302-je…

Comments:

– She describes perfectly the feeling of watching the film for the first time.
– I had precisely the same experience at the same age the first time i watched ‘pierrot le fou.’ it was the first film to make me see cinema as a form of art and not simply a medium of entertainment.
– Heh. I felt the same watching Jeanne Dielman! And, of course, also felt that way after watching Pierrot le fou.

Chantal Akerman

DJI Osmo Is a Powerful 4K Camera with an Integrated 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

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DJI’s drone cameras have come back down to earth, and have been transformed into a unique and powerful tool for stabilized handheld video. The Chinese company today announced Osmo, a new twist on the action camera that has tremendous potential not only for consumer-level videography, but for filmmakers as well. Sporting a simple pistol grip and one of DJI’s Zenmuse 3-axis gimbal stabilizers, the Osmo brings highly-stabilized 4K video and 120fps HD video right to your hands. The device also offers hyperlapse and timelapse functionality, as well as panoramic shooting.

First up, here are the two introductory videos for the DJI Osmo.

The Osmo appears to be using the same 4K camera — or at least one that is very similar — to the camera that is included with the Phantom 3 Professional. The main difference between the two is that the camera on the Osmo is capable of 120fps in full HD, whereas the Phantom 3 Professional camera tops out at 60fps.

Like the rest of DJI’s cameras, the Osmo needs to be used with a smartphone in order to monitor your footage and change most of the internal settings on the camera. With that said, the pistol grip has some basic functionality built into it, like a record button, joystick for controlling the gimbal manually, and a toggle switch to change the mode in which the gimbal is operating.

Source: DJI Osmo Is a Powerful 4K Camera with an Integrated 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer