Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tilt-shift photography in NYC

This is my new favorite photography technique. By blurring the perimeters of an image and using stop-motion photo techniques, you can make real-life images look like models.

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

Here's a neat tutorial for Photoshop:

Low-budget, DIY filmmaking (cool idea)

Don't have big bucks for a stop-motion studio? Do what these folks did: be creative and put your flatbed scanner to a different use.

Memoirs of a Scanner (Martinibomb Version) from Damon Stea on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Google releases (yet another) Great Tool for News Websites

Google Maps just launched a feature that helps you plan out bike routes in many cities.
I could imagine multiple uses for this, and many ways you could make this interactive for your readers.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

MediaStorm founder calls for bold journalistic endeavors

Many of us have wondered exactly how MediaStorm makes money, aside from the sponsorship from the Washington Post.
As luck would have it, founder Brian Storm recently spilled the beans during a talk to college students and laid out his business model in detail (see link below).
There's also some excellent career advice in here, whether or not you plan to work in media.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Social networking, broadband plans, now ...

... it's been a busy few weeks for the folks in Palo Alto. Now, Google looks to be getting into the energy game. Does this mean they'll become more vertically integrated?

Fisher Price iXL: iPad for Rugrats

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