Got my Sean Kane button!

August 8th, 2010 | Blah Blah, Creative, Fun | | 0 comments

Sean Kane, Illustrator, buttonIllustrations make me happy.  And one of the biggest advantages to being an Art Director is having an excuse to be acquainted with totally talented illustrators, like Sean Kane.  Another thing that makes me happy is free stuff.  And the fact that Sean was giving away free stuff with his work on it, well, sign me up! (Not to mention that I love smart promotional ideas.)

One e-mail and a week later, I got my free button!  Happy day!  Thanks Sean!

Sean Kane creates his beautiful illustrations from his studio in Canada, and we’ve never met in person, but he’s always been extremely kind, friendly and sharing– much like his work.

Make movies without actors or cameras

July 17th, 2010 | Creative, Fun, Technology, The Web | | 0 comments

Xtra Normal FilmmakingI already don’t have enough time to splice together family vacation footage in iMovie, and here comes along an extremely cool (and potentially HUGE time sucker for me) new service call Xtra Normal. What is it? Well, have you ever had a great script idea, but no friends willing to act it out for you? And forget about multiple camera angles because you don’t even have a video camera. Problem solved (sort of). Welcome to Movie Making 101 with multiple camera angles and built-in actors (some of them are very cute too).

The service is currently bogged down and runs a bit slow (probably due to recent influx of traffic), but the possibilities blow my mind.  If any of you aspiring filmmakers try this out, please share!  I’d love to see what you come up with.