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Amazing motion graphics, scary data and a british accent prove that informative videos can be interesting.

I wonder if the old reel to reel mono educational films we watched in grade school were considered innovative in their day.

Now this is an Ad

ptadmin  —  June 17, 2011 — Leave a comment

Besides making great products for this fanboy, Apple knows how to market.

This advert beautifully focuses on the experiences that this device delivers. As Seth Godin emphasizes, we do not want to race to the bottom, to be average at the best price; we need to be remarkable.

“Now we can…” illustrates the remarkable aspects of the product. Apple focuses on experience over technical specs, price comparison or even mud slinging the other tablets.

Heck the product name is barely on screen two seconds. Bravo Apple.

An Easter Timeline

philltran  —  April 20, 2011 — Leave a comment

Igniter Media offers this well done video of Jesus’ ministry as a twitter timeline. While this idea has been done before, this video’s simplicity makes it shine.

What are you warming up for?

Super cool stuff?

Or sleeping?

Seth Godin says that “Real artist ship” (Linchpin). It’s so easy to get into warm up mode and teeter on the edge of creating super cool stuff. Taking the plunge is difficult. It is scary.

Some say it is the fear of failure that holds us up. Some say it’s the fear of success (you have to live up to the expectations and maintain it). Seth Godin states that it could be the fear of criticism (Tribes). He further explains that to be criticized you need to be worthy of remarking on. You have to be remarkable. Better to be noticed, to be criticized than never noticed.

So get out of your pajamas and be noticed.

Interesting. More work does not equate to more pay. I’m learning to work smarter by being more selective of my projects and not just working harder or even more. Less can definitely be more.

via FreshBooks

For your motion graphics asset needs, Video Hive and Audio Jungle are joining the bundle craze and have the Cinematic Bundle for $39 until 3/11/11. $500 worth of high quality video and audio assets for motion graphics and video.

Pick it up here.

Ever think that a movie clip totally sums up what you are thinking? Wish you could “quote” a movie clip with a tweet or facebook post?
I was wondering what would need to get set up legally to do such a post. I’m sure ripping a movie clip and posting directly to my blog is a big no no. I’ve been thinking that a web service should exist to bridge the gap with the studios. Monetizing should not be a problem with affiliate links to buy or rent movies onDemand.

Well read my mind. Complete with the ability to trim a clip to the exact spot you want.

They have a lot of legal requirements they need to adhere too such as clips are a maximum of 2:15 long and no corporate logos. Also many of the movies I was looking to quote are not in their database yet (i’m looking at you Mr. Incredible.)

Here’s to great inventors.

Free Flavor Friday

philltran  —  February 8, 2011 — Leave a comment

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Paul Carr and Gary Vee debate whether Social Media is over-rated. They present some great points for both sides of the argument.

I agree that not everybody who gets on their soap box will have something of extreme value to offer. Yet, the 1% that would never have been heard may be worth the chatter.

Let’s hope that tools help us filter out enough of the noise to hone in on the valuable signal.

HT: TechCrunch

Cal Newport wrote a great post over at the 99percent, “Getting Creative Things Done: How To Fit Hard Thinking Into a Busy Schedule”

Like Cal, I need to balance between getting things done (emails, meetings, eating, etc) and creative brainstorming. He calls us “to-do list creatives”.

To bad “most to-do list creatives cannot drop everything to spend days lost in monk-like focus.” The next best thing is to be proactive and reserve a few blocks of dedicated time through out the week.

Here’s a high level look at Cal’s GCTD system.

  • At the beginning of each week, decide on the one (or, at most, two) big creative projects that will receive your attention over the next five days.
  • Block out time for these projects on your calendar.
  • Set rules for your creative blocks.
  • Focus on process, not goals.

It is a great post. Go and read the full article here.