Julia Child - The French Chef - How to Make the Perfect French Omelette (1960s)
I mentioned it today in a tweet:
“I feel like responsive design has sucked the soul out of website design. Everything is boxes and grids.
I recently mocked something up and thought it was pretty good. Saw someone else post their redesign and realized that mine was so similar to theirs it bothered me. It was most obviously not that either of us had blatantly plagiarized the other, but it was due to the fact that we both subscribe to the same influences.
By that I just mean that cultures exist because of similarities, but change comes from trying something new or possibly different. I don’t think all of this exploration and refinement into responsive web design is anything new or bad in that respect.
There is a trend happening. One thing about that trend that I will say I like is that it is a trend that focuses on simplified layout. A trend that to me is somewhat of the opposite side of the pendulum swing from the Flash-tastic 90s-early 2000s that wanted everything to be over the top.
Daniel Mall and his team won.
They made something that didn’t even occur to me that it would be responsive. It had unique graphics, familiar layout, but it had a definite feeling that it conveyed. Not boring at all. I didn’t care about how they made it all snappy. I liked looking at the content so much I forgot about all that other stuff.
I see that as a prime example of what Noah is talking about. Make an awesome experience that the user becomes involved with and they won’t even know there is a UI. Plus, they’ll have fun! How about that for a website?!
We’ve always been known for our ability to amaze people. This time, we prepared something new again, something that we’ve never shown before, but we’re sure that you will like our new direction. Coming this April – STUDIO.softfacade.com.
Music : Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell - Drop It Like It’s Hot
Written - directed - animated by Kaleb Lechowski (C) Kaleb Lechowski
Hartmut Zeller - Sound
Dave Masterson - Voice acting
Scott Glassgold / IAM Entertainment - Representation
Leon Mckenzie played professional football for over 15 years, working his way up to the Premier League where stardom and glory awaited. This film explores his journey of extreme highs and devastating lows.
Shot in and around his home in Northampton, the film shows a side of the game that has long been ignored.
It’s not easy to come up with something new when you visit the same place every year for more than a decade. Over the years Marsel has created the most extensive and most popular night photography portfolio of Namibia on this planet, and two years ago he decided it was time to take it to the next level.
The idea was to create a night photography timelapse video featuring his most popular subjects in this amazing country: the fairytale-like quivertrees and the eery, dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei - something that had never been done before. But instead of going for static scenes, Marsel decided to add movement to the scenes by using a dolly system.
All scenes were shot during the night with Nikon D3, D3s and D4 cameras. We used small headlights for selectively lighting trees and rocks, and we sometimes used the moon. The brighter the scene, the more moon there was at the time. For the arch scene we timed our shoot exactly with moonset, which involved quite a bit of calculating and planning. But the hardest one of all was probably the mist scene in Deadvlei. Mist in Deadvlei only occurs around five times a year, so we had to keep a close eye on the weather predictions and many attempts were unsuccessful. When we finally got it right, the results far exceeded our expectations and show Deadvlei as no one has ever seen it before.
Each second of video consists of 30 photographs. In total, Marsel shot more than 16,000 images over a period of two years for this project.
The video won First Prize in the 2012 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards.
Marsel & Daniella
Director: Marsel van Oosten
Editor: Daniella Sibbing
Composer: Simon Wilkinson
Produced by: Squiver
Cameras: Nikon D3, D3s and D4
Lenses: Nikon 14-24/2.8 and 24-70/2.8
Dolly: Stage Zero, Dynamic Perception