Adobe's New After Effects 3D Workflow - Victoria Nece
48 min

Adobe MAX 2020 is on, and they just announced a slew of improvements to their After Effects 3D Workflow. We had a chance to sit down with Victoria Nece, Senior Product Manager for Motion Graphics and Visual Effects at Adobe, to discuss how this new workflow will affect the Motion Design community. More than that, we had a chance to discuss Adobe MAX, building a MoGraph career, and staying ahead of the competition.

Wireframe
Wireframe
Adobe
Why are elections so hard to design well?
Please tell us more about what you like about Wireframe. Tap here and complete our audience survey. The fundamental design feature of a democratic society is a citizen's right to vote. But ensuring that every person is able to vote is not as easy as it seems. Everything from how you design a paper ballot, build an electronic terminal, process a mail-in ballot, engineer a public space for private voting, and so on, brings hundreds of complicated design decisions. We look at how design choices are sometimes at odds with political ones. In this episode: Wireframe producer Dominic Girard and host Khoi Vinh learn why designing for elections is a never-ending challenge. After the 2000 US Presidential Election, voter Andre Fladell sued after a flaw in the design of his ballot caused him to vote for the wrong candidate. Drew Davies of Oxide Design loves trying to bring order to ballot chaos, and has been trying to help the civic design process for nearly twenty years. Designer Whitney Quesenbery at the Center for Civic Design has been leading the charge in all things election design - and continues to support election officials on everything from signage, to electronic machines to mail-in ballots. Meanwhile, Los Angeles County redesigned their voting systems this year. Called the Voter Solutions for All People, it's an ambitious project that updates the county's ballot machines to something modern, electronic, secure and, most importantly, user friendly. Kate Ludicrum and Jon Fox talk about how they helped it come together in time for the California Primary. Read the PDF transcript of this episode Wireframe reveals the stories behind user experience design and how it helps technology fit into our lives. It’s a podcast for UX/UI designers, graphic designers, and the design-curious. Hosted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Learn more about designing with Adobe XD at adobe.ly/tryxd.
30 min
Being Freelance
Being Freelance
Being Freelance - The freelancing podcast with Steve Folland and a stack of inspiring freelancer stories
Build processes to delegate - Freelance Web Designer and Strategist John D. Saunders
This episode is kindly supported by With Jack! _With Jack help keep you in business by supporting you financially or legally if you have problems with a client._ Get _the freelance insurance you deserve._ _Visit __withjack.co.uk__ and be a confident freelancer._ John’s first client was his mum, a teacher in need of a website so she could offer one-to-one tutoring. Today, after spending four years learning the ropes in an agency, John’s running his own agency as well as three other businesses and online courses. John worked 18-hour days while he was a full-time employee building his freelance portfolio on the side. Six years later and with everything he’s got going on, John’s enjoying a comfortable working week with plenty of time left over for his young family. He’s learned to trust his team and step away from the creative work to focus on managing projects and operations. He tells Steve how he’s built standard processes in his business that allow him to delegate easily and well. Love learning from other freelancers like this? Check out the website beingfreelance.com, be part of the Being Freelance Community! You'll also find useful links for this episode. That's beingfreelance.com Like VIDEO? - Check out the Being Freelance vlog - YouTube.com/SteveFolland Who the hell is Steve Folland? You know how everyone bangs on about how powerful video and audio content can be? Yeah, well Steve helps businesses make it and make the most of it. Find out more at www.stevefolland.com Track him down on Twitter @sfolland or lay a trail of cake and he'll eventually catch you up.
41 min
So You Want to be a Photographer Podcast - How to transform your skills and build a profitable photography business
So You Want to be a Photographer Podcast - How to transform your skills and build a profitable photography business
Gina Milicia and Valerie Khoo
PHOTO 323: Macro photography with guest Eduard Florin Niga
Meet Eduard Florin Niga, a photographer specialised in macro and micro photography. To create his masterpieces, he uses a variety of photographing techniques including stacking, stack-and-stitch and single shot, in his home, self-built studio. He also ventures out into the wild looking for exciting behavioural insect shots. In the last 4 years, he has photographed well over 100 ant species from all over the world.His images have been published by National Geographic, Nikon and other scientific publications and was shortlisted in the British Photography Awards 2019 in the Macro category. You’ll discover: what inspired Eddi to shoot extreme macro and why insects; his workflow; challenges of shooting this kind of photography; essential gear; post processing; gear tips and ideas for newbies; Eddi’s wish list of insects and much more. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our Community which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com. Read the show notes Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com  Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 hr 16 min
Creative Pep Talk
Creative Pep Talk
Andy J. Pizza
297 - Why Creatives are Struggling and Where to Refocus Your Energy with William Deresiewicz
........................................................................................... William Deresiewicz https://billderesiewicz.com/ Death of The Artist - BUY THE BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250125510/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=williamderesiewicz-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1250125510&linkId=3b99246920a343c09ba0bc86c1302d51 ........................................................................................... SPONSORS ........................................................................................... PATREON If you’re a podcaster, Youtuber, musician, writer, illustrator... if you’re a creative person of any kind, or simply love one, now is the time to check out patreon.com. Now is the time to join the millions of fans and creators who are changing the way art is valued together. STORYBLOCKS This episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks Video today. SKILLSHARE X CREATIVE PEP TALK Our first ever online video course is out now on SKILLSHARE! Are you looking for your next big break? Whether you’ve NEVER had a big break in your creative career OR you’re a veteran creative who needs a new big break to reinvent yourself: this class is for you!!! Go to skillshare.com/creativepeptalk to get started!!! Jakprints Get our new 2021 Calendar printed by Jakprints.com AVAILABLE NOW!
45 min
Design Better Podcast
Design Better Podcast
InVisionApp, Inc
Author Bill Burnett: Designing Your Work Life
In the wake of a worldwide pandemic and economic catastrophe, many of our friends and colleagues in the world of digital product design are fortunate to have kept their jobs, but there have also been many who were not so lucky. We thought it would be timely to bring in an expert who has been using a designer’s mindset to help people reframe their approach to their careers. Bill Burnett, co-author of the bestselling book Designing Your Life, has written a new book called Designing Your Work Life. Bill has been the executive director of the design program at Stanford for 13 years and has also taught one of the most popular elective classes there (which his first book was named from). He and his co-author Dave Evans have taken what they have learned from teaching and running workshops for adults in the midst of a career or life transition to come up with a framework for using tools like curiosity, reframing, radical collaboration, and a bias to action to transform your work life and find the best job for you. In this interview, we speak with Bill about how adopting a designer’s mindset can help you through your current challenges if you’re searching for work. We also chat about how grit and perseverance maps to happiness at work, and how setting aside time for reflection can help you understand what changes you need to make to find a better job (which may even be in your current company). Takeaways: * How setting micro-goals can help you achieve positive change at work. * Why you might think about redesigning and iterating on your role at your current company if you’re unhappy. * What the idea of “generative quitting” is, and why asking the question “What am I doing wrong?” might be a good idea before you decide to quit. Bio Bill Burnett is the co-author of the NYT Best-seller Designing Your Life. He’s also co-director of the Life Design Lab at Stanford University. He’s a designer, educator, and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. He’s also the Executive Director of the Design Program where he manages the undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs and advises 70 -100 students annually.
1 hr 1 min
A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers
A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers
Ben Smith
142 - Michael Christopher Brown
American photographer Michael Christopher Brown was raised in the Skagit Valley, a farming community in Washington. After moving to New York City in 2005, he joined the Italian photo agency Grazia Neri in 2006. He then moved to Beijing, China, in 2009 and over the next two years put together a series of works from road and train trips across the country. In 2010 Michael began taking pictures with an iPhone, driving around eastern China in his Jinbei van. Since then he has produced iPhone photographs in Libya, Egypt, Congo, Central African Republic, Cuba and Palestine. Michael's ability to capture critical moments with an iPhone has led to his involvement with _Time_, _The New York Times Magazine_, and _National Geographic_'s Instagram platforms. In 2011, Michael spent seven months in Libya photographing the Libyan Revolution, exploring ethical distance and the iconography of warfare. He covered several battles along the coast, was ambushed several times in Eastern Libya and injured twice. In early March, on the frontline near the eastern town of Bin Jawad, he was shot in the leg during a Government offensive. Six weeks later, while covering the Siege of Misrata, he was injured by incoming mortar fire, losing nearly half the blood in his body and requiring two transfusions. His colleagues Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were both killed in the same attack and Guy Martin was also badly injured. Michael returned to Libya twice in 2012 and was the subject of the Michael Mann directed HBO documentary series _Witness: Libya._ A contributing photographer at _National Geographic_ since 2005, Michael is also a contributor to _The New York Times Magazine_ and other publications. Since 2006 his photographs have been published in dozens of international publications. He joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 2013 and was an associate from 2015 until leaving the agency in June 2017. Michael's book _Libyan Sugar_ won the _Paris Photo First Photobook Award_ and the International Center of Photography's 2017 Infinity Award for Artist's Book. In 2015 and 2016 Michael produced _Paradiso,_ a multimedia project on the electronica music and youth scene in Havana, Cuba, part of which was exhibited in 2017 during the _Cuba IS_ show at the Annenberg Space for Photography. In 2018 Michael released the book _Yo Soy Fidel__,_ which follows the cortège of Fidel Castro, former Cuban revolutionary and politician, over a period of several days in late 2016. Michael has also documented conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2012 and was based in Goma from late 2012 until early 2014. A three book series of images from that time, both his and those he collected from numerous Congolese photographers, is forthcoming, entitled _Congo Sunrise._ On episode 142, Michael discusses, among other things: * His new podcast, _The Searcher_, and the reasons for starting it. * The controversy surrounding his story on Skid Row in L.A. for National Geographic. * The PTSD that took nearly six years to manifest itself and the efficacy of psychedelic drugs as a treatment. * His thoughts on the inclusion of gory images of war in his book _Libyan Sugar_. * His forthcoming book project, _Congo Sunrise_, featuring collected images from Congolese photographers. * Reasons for shooting with the iPhone. * Recent personal challenges, including his partner Lauren’s brain surgery. * Being a ‘connector’. Referenced: * Tim Hetherington * Chris Hondros * Guy Martin * Christophe Bangert, _War Porn_ * Congolese photographer Moyes Kayumba * Chuck Close * Kira Pollack Website | Instagram | Facebook “In an age of so much bullshit and so many lies, where we don’t know what’s real and what’s not, it’s just so important to show the way the world actually looks.”
1 hr 30 min
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