I came across this inspiring little video shortly after the New Year and it completely blew me away. It features an excerpt from an interview featuring Ira Glass, the host and producer of the wonderful radio show “This American Life” on NPR. In the interview, Glass offers up some sound advice for someone starting out in broadcast journalism, but his words will resonate with anyone working in a creative field. As a graphic designer, this short video hit me pretty hard and it perfectly encapsulates how I feel towards my own work. Oh, and the motion graphics and typography are pretty slick, too!
Yesterday, Valve introduced the Source Filmmaker, a tool for creating movies using the Source engine as the set and studio. The tool allows digital directors to animate characters, set up camera angles, and realistically recreate dialogue using the program. As they put it, you get all of the “lights, camera, and action” except you can do the whole process in reverse, which they believe is actually more effective. Continue reading