20.08.15 by Jeff

Convert Any Image Into A Million Emojis

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If you are bored at work right now, this is relevant. You can now convert any image into a million emojis thanks to Eric Andrew Lewis, a web developer for The New York Times, who just released Emoji Mosaic. I “created” these emoji versions of classic artworks and it was fun for about 10 seconds. Is it pointless and dumb? Yes. But are you gonna try it out with one of the hundred selfies on your phone right now? That’s what I thought.

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19.08.15 by Jeff

6 Unrelated Podcasts to Listen to While You Work

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I’m always looking for things to listen to while I work, so I thought I’d share a few podcasts that I’ve been enjoying lately. Hopefully there will be a couple you haven’t heard before!

I’ve been an avid listener of shows like Radiolab (is the show less interesting now or is it just me?) and This American Life (my favourite story is from “Tough Room” the peek at joke-writing for The Onion, and my favourite episode was definitely “Retraction” where Ira grills Mike Daisey for lying about his trip to the Apple factory).

I also have to mention that Mark Maron’s WTF episode with Louis C.K. is easily my favourite episode of any podcast. If you haven’t heard it, it’s on youtube, the two talk very openly and honestly about why they aren’t close friends anymore. It is amazing.

Okay, have a listen to these 6 completely unrelated podcasts below covering everything from art, design, voyeurism, skateboarding, Pulp Fiction, and Facebook drama. If you have recommendations for others to check out please leave a comment – I’d love to listen to them.

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14.08.15 by Jeff

The Most Creative Skateboarding on Instagram: Daewon Song [10 Videos]

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Daewon Song is a skateboard legend (and was pretty much already a legend when I was a kid) and yet somehow his Instagram is more fresh and creative than pretty much everyone else’s out there. I wouldn’t call this a top 10 because his entire feed is insane but here are 10 clips of the most creative skateboarding being shared to Instagram right now.

Included here are things like a 360 double flip on a board without wheels, bearings only, a late flip with the help of a friend, and some manual wizardry. Whether you are a skateboarder or not this is pure creative inspiration. Enjoy.
 

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See the rest below!

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14.08.15 by Jeff

So It Is: A Book About Vancouver

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Vancouverites, this one is for you. So It Is: Vancouver aspires to be a different kind of coffee table book. For Adam Schelle and Kev Holloway, the photography duo behind the project, this city isn’t perfect. Or, at least, that’s not what they want this particular book to be about.

Springing from a desire to represent the small fraction of people who make Vancouver so amazing, but in a way that isn’t about the flawless beauty Vancouver is known for, everyone featured in the book will be photographed only after being soaked with a watering can filled with water. Learn more about Adam and Kev, and their Kickstarter project below!

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11.08.15 by Staff

Sponsored: Adobe Shaking Up The Stock Content Market

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Adobe Stock has introduced a stock content service that’s directly integrated into creative tools and workflows. Approximately 85% of creatives who buy stock use Adobe tools; and over 90% of stock sellers use Adobe’s tools to create their images. Adobe is working with buyers and sellers to create a streamlined experience that makes the flow of content more efficient for buyers and increases the opportunities for sellers.

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04.08.15 by Jeff

Never Hide Films: “Stories From Those Jungle Books”

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Yours Truly has been collaborating with a group of filmmakers and composers to produce a series of creative, music driven, narrative shorts for Ray Ban’s channel, Never Hide Films. Booooooom was tapped to oversee the film posters for the series, which was a fun job because it meant we got to work with a bunch of our friends.

The latest poster was created by one of our favourite illustrators, LA-based Hellen Jo, and follows posters we commissioned by Brecht Vandenbroucke and Andrea Wan.

“Stories From Those Jungle Books” was directed by Fan & Tom, and scored by Forest Swords, and serves as a reminder to celebrate every victory, every chance we get. Stay tuned for the full film!

29.07.15 by Jeff

I’m speaking at Blend!

If you’re gonna be in Vancouver October 16 + 17, I’ve been invited to speak at a two-day festival here called Blend. It sounds like it’s going to be more of a party than a conference, for lovers of animation but also other creative things too (at least I hope so otherwise they’re going to be severely disappointed when they realise I’m not an animator).

Tickets are available at http://blendfest.ca.

16.07.15 by Jeff

Live Discussion: I Will Give You Free Encouragement

 

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If you could use some free encouragement, leave me a comment below and tell me why. I will be here for the next two hours responding live to any comments and will check back here after that!

Maybe everyone is happy these days and no one needs encouragement? If there are no comments all afternoon I will take it as a sign the entire world is happy, but if there are comments it would be my pleasure to cheer you up. I’d also like to start live discussions on the site maybe once a week, so this is sort of a test.

 

*EDIT #1 – Okay I’m done for the day! But there will be more things like this. Hope you all have a wonderful evening. Working on that actually really encouraged me too! So thanks!

*EDIT #2 – 10PM – I’m back responding to as many messages as I can.

*EDIT #3 – I’m going to check back on this post over the weekend so if you’re just discovering this post now you can still leave a request for encouragement and I’ll respond to them all!

*EDIT #4 – It is now Monday morning and I have responded to (I believe) every single request! It took me quite awhile but it was such a positive experience. I am closing this thread now just so there are no comments left without a reply. Thanks to everyone for participating!

 

REQUEST SOME FREE ENCOURAGEMENT

 

10.07.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Basics of Digital Photography

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Our sponsor this week is Craftsy, a resource for anyone looking to pick up some basic skills in a variety of creative areas. They’re currently offering Booooooom readers 50% off of a class called Basics of Digital Photography (offer expires July 18th).

In this class you learn about light and exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, how to use various shooting modes and lenses. If you’re interested, learn more here.