Friday, February 24, 2012

Worth a Look

Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...

How Technology is Influencing Storytelling and Film:

NoFilmSchool: Here’s an excellent panel from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, sponsored by Adobe and featuring Vincent Laforet, Rob Legato, Jacob Rosenberg, and Sharlto Copley. The 77-minute panel follows, in full, with some pulled quotes and highlights.

Carnegie Mellon Sets Tiered Tuition For Incoming and Current Students in 2012-2013

Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon University will increase tuition by 4 percent for its incoming 2012-2013 class. This year's increase, and those of the previous three years, is among the university's smallest since 1975. CMU also announced tuition increases for continuing students, who will see their tuition rise by 3 percent for the 2012-2013 academic year. CMU uses this tiered pricing model to help protect current students from larger increases. The university's board of trustees approved the new tuition rates on Feb. 15.

Video: watch Photoshop CS6 cut hours of editing down to seconds

DVICE: Adobe might have conceded that mobile Flash wasn't worth the hassle, but it still knows how to keep Photoshop as the premier image editing tool. Be astounded as you see Photoshop CS6's Content Aware Fill tool magically move objects around a picture with little effort. Photoshop is only a tool. What you do with it and how you push the software to its limits to bend to your creativity takes years of learning. Ask any Photoshop pro, and the answers will be the same: most complex photoshopping takes hours to work on. It's the only reason why some graphic designers are paid the big bucks.

10 Ways Being a Theatre Major Prepared Me for Success

Wayfarer: I have a confession to make. I was a theatre major in college (yes, complete with the snooty but appropriate ”re” spelling). I’ll wait for you to stop snickering. Judson University (it was Judson College when I attended), the small liberal arts college outside of Chicago labeled the major course of studies as “Communication Arts” which is what I tend to put on resumes and bios because I realize that “theatre major” tends to elicit thoughts such as “Do you want fries with that?”

Fast Talk: Why Fashion Designers Need To Embrace Their Inner Geek

Fast Company: Jean-Paul Cauvin calls himself the binôme, or right-hand man, of the French designer Julien Fournié. Following his advice, Fournié recently teamed up with Dassault Systèmes, whose 3-D simulations last year demonstrated how you could tug an iceberg across the ocean. Why this unlikely partnership? Together, the team developed FashionLab, which enables fashion designers to envision their garments in 3-D from the earliest stages of the creative process. As New York Fashion Week drew to a close, Fast Company spoke with Cauvin about the need for designers to embrace the brave new world of technology-assisted fashion design.

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