Animated GIFs are the best way to liven up your social profile or create addictive memes that will get shared all over the world. For those of you who somehow missed out on the wonder and mastery of animated GIFs on social networks, Buzz Feed was kind enough to collect the 54 Best Animated GIFs of 2012. From the slapstick to the mesmerizing, from the endless ice cream sandwiches to the noble capybara who just needed a backrub, GIFs have changed our lives…for about 2 to 3 seconds.
In “Clash of the Titans,” both the Ray Harryhausen monsterfest from the 80′s and the recent remake, this epic command from the King of the Gods signals that things are about to get ugly: Release the Kraken! Over the past few years, the phrase has also become a meme for introducing the bizarre and the unaccountably strange. The images and concepts that follow this phrase are often so far out of the box that they may have never even seen a box or come from a universe with no right angles. [Read more...]
Great business ideas are often lost simply because of poor names. Inc. magazine recently ran a slide deck of the Worst Company Names of All Time, including Bookgoo, AirTran, Vonage, Incuby and Fairtilizer.
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There’s quite a lot of knowledge and skill that goes into creating a music video. You can’t just point your camera phone at a band and call it a music video, at least not if you want anyone to take you seriously. Begin by writing a song and practicing your performance. Once you’ve got the music right, it’s time to storyboard your performance. After all the segments of the video have been shot and the audio is recorded, you can hit the editing room to splice it all together. Lastly, you’ll need to market your video and protect it with a copyright notice.
A logo says a lot about your company. It’s a visual identity that can signal to clients that a company is familiar and trustworthy, while also setting an organization apart from the competition. Those reasons are enough to justify the high prices that graphic designers can charge, but there is an argument in favor of doing at least some of the design work yourself: a graphic designer who just has a short-term association with your company may have a harder time creating a brand or an identity for your organization, at least compared to someone who lives and breathes every part of the business. For long-lived companies, like Coca-Cola, having internal design teams has proven crucial in maintaining an established look while modernizing it over a century.
A documentary is defined as an official, factual record of some event, generally in movie or film format. Documentaries are often serious, educational attempts to describe reality, but the approach of filming and creating a documentary can include humor, satire, and irony. Documentaries can focus on current events, people, places, things, or they can look at historic occurrences. Material can be factual or fictionalized, but it is the “actual” and “real” nature that tends to separate documentaries from other types of movie media. Documentaries can range from a basic YouTube video explaining how to program your phone to a full-scale in-depth analysis of the Boer War in Africa.
Do you wish that you could be more flexible? Many people regret losing the natural flexibility that they enjoyed as children, but you do not have to simply accept your body stiffening up as you get older. Follow these simple tips to improve your flexibility safely and steadily.
The world of marketing is in a constant state of flux. Change is rapid and often difficult to keep up with. So for the digital marketing newbie, navigating this ever-changing world of digital marketing strategy can feel overwhelming. Know that you are not alone. For many web marketers, staying abreast of today’s technology is a full-time job in and of itself. In this post, we’re not going to try to cover every single web marketing technique out there – if we did, this would be a book, not a blog post – but rather we’ll cover the top five most widely used marketing techniques in existence today.
You’ve got 10 minutes. That’s the average length of short films at festivals throughout the world and it’s a good goal to shoot for overall. Short films can run as long as 45 minutes but if you need all that time, you might as well go feature length and really explore the world you’ve created.
There’s not a lot you can say in 10 minutes. Don’t try. Award winning short films are those that show their stories. “Lunch Date” is a great example of a 10 minute film with 0 lines of dialog that picked up an Oscar and a Palm d’Or, launching the career of writer/director Adam Davidson. Within the first 30 seconds, we learn everything we need to know about the central character by her gestures and possessions.
When it comes to SEO, smart businesses follow Google’s recommended guidelines and avoid techniques that can cause websites to be delisted. This is harder than it sounds, especially since Google is constantly changing the rules.
Every Google update changes the way websites are ranked. These changes are caused to Google’s continual search for better quality and surfer satisfaction. The best way to make sure that your website is always on Google’s radar is to build content for the customer instead of for an algorithm.