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Great… and Greater

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Saw Jobs (the movie) final­ly. This thing is a good source of inspi­ra­tion for cre­atives. One of the monologue’s that I still remem­ber is the one that Matthew Modine said (por­tray­ing John Scul­ley in the screen­cap above):

You can make a great prod­uct, but you have to con­vince peo­ple that what you’re sell­ing is greater.

This doesn’t only deal with mate­r­i­al prod­ucts per se, but our­selves.

Color Grading Film with VSCO Film

Tuto­r­i­al on col­or grad­ing film with VSCO Film, by Moet­ic Films. This one is using Aper­ture & Final Cut Pro X, but the con­cept should be gen­er­al on whichev­er tools you use.

There are more edit­ing tech­niques and work­flow help via VSCO Film’s sup­port pages locat­ed here.

Source: Moet­ic Films

Clarity

As anoth­er year approach­es, peo­ple over the World wel­comes the new start; a “reset” that appar­ent­ly is present in our lives much like a video game. At the stroke of mid­night Jan­u­ary 1st, all the the things we have done in the past year, flash­back. These things cov­er acts of which we try to jus­ti­fy as “doing things right”, but not nec­es­sar­i­ly “doing the right thing.” Those moments range from: what we ate; exclu­sive places we are at; pride for the home team and dis­gust for our rival’s; vent­ing out peo­ple we don’t like or irked us; or debat­ing pol­i­tics (’nuff said); etc. But one com­mon thing rings through, it isn’t about where we were; what exquis­ite meal we have con­sumed; what col­or-label we are get­ting wast­ed on; etc.—its who we are shar­ing those moments with.

So as the clock ticks to one of the most sought after events of the year, I wish you clar­i­ty. Clar­i­ty in choos­ing to do the right things; to grow stronger & wis­er; to flour­ish with truth in your heart; and to share this con­ta­gious pos­i­tive ener­gy with those that you hold dear close, as well as will meet through­out this jour­ney.

Inspiration — Eddie Huang of Baohaus

Eddie Huang of Bao­haus NYC, in his talk dur­ing Big Oma­ha 2012 (May 11) pre­sent­ed by Microsoft BizS­park. Pret­ty fun­ny, and inspir­ing stuff.

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Huang is a writer, chef, entre­pre­neur and TV per­son­al­i­ty based in New York City. He is best known as the chef and own­er of Bao­Haus, which has received crit­i­cal acclaim and cov­er­age from The New York Times, The New York Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, The Vil­lage Voice, Town & Coun­try, XXL, The Source, Com­plex, Entre­pre­neur, The Wall Street Jour­nal and many oth­er out­lets. Eddie earned a flaw­less “$25 and Under” review from The New York Times, “Best Bun 2010” from New York, “Best Fries” from Time­Out New York 2010 and Top 10 Eats The Vil­lage Voice.

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