Yes, there’s a deleted scene from Star Trek Into Darkness showing Benedict Cumberbatch’s character taking a shower whilst in the brig.Director JJ Abrams calls it a “shower of evil.” Spoiler alert: the scene does NOT end with the hot water supply running out and Harrison yelling “KHAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN!!!!”
To me, there is a distinct movement towards a particular style and I would be very surprised if Apple were ignorant of it. It’s not “flat design” per se and it’s certainly nowhere near the “Metro” levels that people are suggesting they may follow, but it’s a mellowing out of the visual indicators that people need to trigger the idea of a tappable element. Why? Because this is not 2007 anymore, and we are all now fully aware of the medium and the process; we don’t need to be led garishly by the hand. There is still a sense of depth and tactility but done in a refined and suggestive way, sensitive to the changed perceptions that people have of interacting with touchscreens.
That’s something important not being talked about nearly enough in all this “Apple is moving towards flat design” chatter: it’s not that flat design is necessarily “better”, it’s that Apple can start changing some things now because so many people have become accustomed to using the iPhone (and smartphones in general) over the past 5+ years. Not as much hand-holding in the design is required. Apple no longer has to try as hard to make new users think they’re just doing something like pressing a bunch of buttons on a screen. Hopefully that’s liberating for the design team.
My tools! It all has to fit in my purse :) GoPro for all those quick wide angle shots. Canon XA10 when you need a mic input and autofocus + lots of zoom! Pink Canon SD960 = best vlogging camera - perfect audio for concerts and windy settings, quick focus! Canon S110 - better video quality than 960, audio peaks if its too loud and you can hear the autofocus lens in playback. The mic is on the front so if its windy, don’t even bother - it’s best for b-roll and photos! The end.
The Voice. My Top Two.
Improv emphasizes showing over telling, a principle that often manifests in a technique known as “the invisible game” on Key & Peele. The central joke of these scenes is ladled out, beat by beat, but never spoken of. “The audience loves to figure things out,” says Key, who has extensive professional acting experience and a unique physicality honed by emulating silent masters such as Chaplin and Keaton. “They love it when a performer leaves a trail of bread crumbs for them, and they get to participate in the comedy.”
Innovation through improvisation: How Key & Peele busted the forumla and created something new
This is one of the better comedy-process articles I’ve read in a while.
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This is fascinating. You should read it.