Thursday, 13 October 2011

Stop motion of toys from the 80s and 90s

I had a lot of these. There are loads of Transformers in here which i actually had. If only i had them now. Alas.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

This is doing the rounds

Note: To make a good viral piece of content. Animal... check, Film parody reference... check, costume.... check.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Friday Mash

Two cool music/theme/advert mash ups from Ithaca Audio.

Don't hold back, just push things forward


Rolling in the beat

If i had better street lingo i would say something better than "SICK!" to describe these.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The new Vaccines Instagram video

The video explaining the whole idea

The video for the song Wetsuit

This is a great idea for a music video. The Vaccines wanted fans to tag their instagram festival photos for a chance to feature in their video. 

Simple and it really works. 

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Don't be a jack of all a master of one

Apparently it takes 10,000 hours to get really really good at something. That's alot of practice. 

Daniel Levitin in This is Your Brain on Music talks about the theory of 10,000 hours:
… ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert — in anything. In study after study, of composers, basketball players, fiction writers, ice skaters, concert pianists, chess players, master criminals, and what have you, this number comes up again and again. Ten thousand hours is the equivalent to roughly three hours per day, or twenty hours per week, of practice over ten years. Of course, this doesn’t address why some people don’t seem to get anywhere when they practice, and why some people get more out of their practice sessions than others. But no one has yet found a case in which true world-class expertise was accomplished in less time. It seems that it takes the brain this long to assimilate all that it needs to know to achieve true mastery.
Just check out Harold Owens III. A Yo-yo expert. 

Everyone has to specialise in something at some point. Just some people's specialism is way cooler than others.