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David Fincher - And the Other Way is Wrong from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

For sheer directorial craft, there are few people working today who can match David Fincher. And yet he describes his own process as “not what I do, but what I don’t do.” Join me today in answering the question: What does David Fincher not do?

For educational purposes only.
You can support the channel at patreon.com/everyframeapainting
And you can follow me at twitter.com/tonyszhou

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David Fincher - And the Other Way is Wrong from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

For sheer directorial craft, there are few people working today who can match David Fincher. And yet he describes his own process as “not what I do, but what I don’t do.” Join me today in answering the question: What does David Fincher not do?

For educational purposes only.
You can support the channel at patreon.com/everyframeapainting
And you can follow me at twitter.com/tonyszhou

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365 Paintings for Ants with Lorraine Loots from Gareth Pon on Vimeo.

A film by @garethpon (instagram.com/garethpon) about @lorraineloots (instagram.com/lorraineloots)

Lorraine Loots is an artist based in Cape Town, she started a 365 project at the beginning of 2013. Every day she paints a miniature painting, each with a different theme. She’s got an amazing story of how creatives can find unique ways to take their talents and make a difference and it was my privilege to be able to tell her story.

Check out her entire project on her blog paintingsforants.tumblr.com/archive

As well as her website to book your day for next year.
lorraineloots.com

You can also follow her daily updates on Instagram (instagram.com/lorraineloots)

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Design Thinking vs. Design Doing from Design Thinking Foundations on Vimeo.

Jon Kolko on the difference between design thinking and design doing through craft

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Design Thinking vs. Design Doing from Design Thinking Foundations on Vimeo.

Jon Kolko on the difference between design thinking and design doing through craft

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Keynote does Material Design (Complete) from Andrew Haskin on Vimeo.

Update: The video is now complete! See below for an updated Keynote file.

I was pretty excited about Google’s debut of Material Design, especially the video they made to promote it. I took it on as a challenge to recreate it using Keynote, and I thought I’d share a side-by-side comparison.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a huge advocate of using Keynote in my work. I think most people underestimate this what used to be $20 software (now free with Mavericks!). In my work, there’s constant discussion about which is the best and hottest new design tool to use. I’ve tried many of them, but in the end I still keep coming back to Keynote. It’s easy to learn and use, swapping assets is a breeze (using media placeholder), and most complex animations can be tested with Magic Move (the secret sauce to it all). Producing animations can span a range of fidelities; I can produce all the assets in Keynote, or I can copy out of Illustrator or drag and drop from Sketch (how seamless this works puts a smile on my face every time). As an interaction or visual designer, if you’re not using Keynote to test and bring your work to life, then I think you should start now! At least I hope this little experiment inspires you to try.

The fidelity of the animation is nothing like what After Effects would do, but it’s pretty close and definitely gets the job done. To be honest, it’s not a raw export from Keynote. I did edit it in FCP X to match Google’s version with the music (I think I actually spent more time matching in FCP X than actually producing the animations in Keynote).

The assets you see I just screen grabbed from the original video. I didn’t reproduce them, but you might begin to see how you would copy in assets from another application.

Here is the link to the Keynote file: app.box.com/s/q06fnhk09asgvx94a5gy

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Managing Product Development with Vertically Integrated Scopes from Ryan Singer on Vimeo.

One idea has been constant through my years of managing software projects at 37signals. In this video I explain the concept of an individual, vertically integrated scope of work. I show how to think of work in individual pieces and how to assemble those pieces into a greater whole.

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Adobe Primetime by You.i from You.i on Vimeo.

You.i Engine is the interface engine for TV Everywhere. It plugs into the tools used by interface designers and brings their designs to life in one codebase that quickly runs on any screen. It also integrates with your video infrastructure, including Adobe Primetime.

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How the BBC should practice Responsive Web Design

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FACT: design as a service and responsive web design are incompatible. This is an open letter to Ralph Rivera, the head of BBC FM, explaining how we should change the relationship between developer and designer. This blog post is massively inspired by (and in some places copy’n’pasted from) Trent Walton’s excellent blog post which finally placed into words how I’ve always felt but was unable to externalise. Thank you Trent :-) and sorry for copying you so blatantly.

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Basecamp — When there is a form field error, the character on the left makes a surprising facial expression. 

/via Jakob

Loving this firm field validation ;-)