New blog and website

Oh, and hey.. I completely forgot to mention that I got a new website now and I therefore moved my blog with motion graphics inspiration over there. Therefore I won’t be updating my wordpress blog anylonger..

Hope to see you there ;)

www.danielby.me

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WEEKLY INSPIRATION #8 – MOTION GRAPHICS

Trek

Bisquit Cogniac

http://www.thornbergandforester.com

Home Is A Quest

http://www.onesize.nl / @Onesize_tweet

Smashhits – Rebrand 2013 ident

http://www.castorini.com/wp-marco / @marcoammannati

“Skolkovo” commercial

Alex Mikhaylov / behance

Color Travels

http://www.buck.tv /@buck_tv

Quote Visualization Project

Ryo Kitabatake / behance

Weekly Inspiration #6 – Motion Graphics

Thor | Visual Effects Making Of


http://www.buf.com / @bufvfx


Iris van Herpen Voltage


http://www.renascent.nl / Joost Korngold


FITC Amsterdam 2013 titles


http://www.onesize.nl / @onesize_tweet


Showreel 2013 – Digital Environments / Matte Painting – Concept Art


McDonald’s – Attack


http://www.buck.tv / @buck_tv

Weekly Inspiration #5 – Motion Graphics

G-Star The Art Of Raw

http://www.glassworksamsterdam.nl / facebook

Innovation Union Act.4


http://www.visualmeta4.com / @nicolasjandrain

New York Biotopes


http://www.square-design.net

Austria Solar Annual Report, powered by the sun


http://www.behance.net/mnoesel / @mnoelsen

Particle test – 3D Music Visualizer

http://www.matthiasm.de / facebook

Collecting Resources And Inspiration On The Fly

A few weeks ago I started using reddit. I didn’t know anything about it but I did recognize the blue-alien-like reddit trademark from various other sites but never payed any further attention to it. When you start using reddit and browsing around on the website it can feel a bit daunting seem a bit 90ish, but it works really well when you get used to it.

reddit logo

reddit logo

About a month ago I purchased an iPhone and I have come to fancy it very much as a source of finding inspiration and resources on the fly – anywhere. While I RSS subscribe on cool sites – I like to use Twitter, Flipboard, Zite, Pinterest, Fancy and now reddit app when I’m on the phone – and combining it with Pocket. I think Pocket is a brilliant app for collecting your articles and inspiration in one place and is integrated in over 300 applications. You can install the Pocket on your computer and when you are on the go you can easily save interesting stuff to Pocket – as it is compatible with your Flipboard, Zite, reddit etc. Then it will automatically sync with you latest added feeds when you open Pocket on your Mac and you can see that showreel or epic cinematic on a proper screen.

Screen Shot 2013-02-13 at 3.26.15 PM

Back to reddit. What I think works really great for reddit is the amount of activity (mostly clever) and easy browsing – and it works just like RSS for all the web when you subscribe to a reddit. Content is provided by all users and is user rated – and you can collect reddit karma which symbolizes how good the user has done for the reddit community. It has over 200.000 reddits (/topics) in all kind of forms – like /r/Fitness, /r/Survival, /r/Jobs etc.

On top of scouting the web for the newest motion graphics and tutorials I like to look out for random inspiration as well. Reddit’s like /r/GetMotivated, /r/Productivity, /r/Fitness, /r/LifeProTips has become immediate favorites and I have only recently begun using it. I can see a lot of potential – but also a lot of time being wasted on reddit as you can keep on diving further and further in – so use it wisely! ;)

 

WEEKLY INSPIRATION #4 – Motion Graphics

STARDUST


http://www.postpanic.com / @PostPanic_News

WHEN I GROW UP


http://www.academycreative.com / @AcademyCreative

ALKANOIDS LOGO ANIMATION


http://www.alkanoids.it / facebook

CCTV9 – FLIP


http://www.analogstudio.co.uk / @analogstudio

READER


http://www.marcuseckert.com / @marcus_eckert

Changes… Then What?

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.” ~Goethe

Dealing with changes, big as small, is part of the privilege being homo sapiens. It’s totally individual how you cope with tales in your life ending – adjustment, processing, learning, exploring – it all depends on how you acknowledge and see these changes. For better or worse, it’s our own call.

So why do I bring up this subject? I think I have undergone quite some changes in a short period of time after returning from Australia. I see it as a natural process of traveling and having been away from ‘reality’. Looking at things differently and getting new perspectives on things in life, big as small, is one of the things I love the most by traveling.

Some days you can find yourself strolling around in a dark rainy cloud and small changes can seem like big challenges and hurdles to jump – and some bright days you can take on the World yourself! I guess it’s part of being human to have some ‘flaws’ – that’s what makes us unique.

nowhere

Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite writers and have some good positive insights on life I think. He have a great spiritual gift and occasionally he write some inspirational thoughts on his blog. I found this short article a while ago and I think it has some good points to focus on and that you can implement to most facets in your life.

Closing Cycles, by Paulo Coelho

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.
 Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.

Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden?
 You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened.

You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that.
 But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister. 
Everyone is finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.

That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home.

Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place. 
Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them.

Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.
 Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood.

Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the “ideal moment.”

Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back. 
Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need.
 This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life.

Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust.

Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.

-Paulo Coelho

One Love.
Daniel