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Our new president elect // Barack Obama

barack-obama-is-supermanI get that this man has different morals than we conservatives do and that it is infuriating to see someone support abortion, but I am going to force my emotions to be stable on the fact that this was God’s plan for the U.S.

Sure there is the potential for disaster. There is this great chance every time a ‘human’ gets in commanding chair. Don’t forget we have seen presidents with similar beliefs fall and fail. I’m not saying that I have become passive and careless, I just feel comfortable that nothing is by accident. I also want to remain optimistic that great things can happen from strange places.

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Check out the new blog. Myriad Studio

Myriad Studio Blog

Yes, Yellow Eye (i) Design was meant to be the creative team at cornerstone chandler, but everyone already updates their own blogs. I’d like to continue using this blog to post the Cornerstone work and personalities. However, I do have one of my own now that is more straight up and has more of my outside of Cornerstone work as well. Check it out.

Apple’s New Mac Book and MBP

I have to be honest, I am a bit disappointed with the release. Not in a quality way, but whenever a great inspiring entity promises a huge product and delivers less than. This reminds me of when Coldplay claimed their new album would be their “ok computer” album, it was very disappointing. Apple said they were releasing something that would blow the competition away with this next release. Yes, they’ll always blow away microsoft, but we were hoping for something crazy with the hardware. I’ll write more once I really wrap my head around this release. The hardware looks solid and what was expected of an upgrade, but it didn’t blow away the enthusiasts.

Magic Bullet Looks

Earlier I compared Apple’s Color against Magic Bullet’s Looks. In this post I’ll be showing some screen captures and getting deeper into ‘Looks’ interface and abilities. To reiterate what I said about ‘color’ vs ‘looks’, is that Magic Bullet provides us with a quick and easy to use color preset and editing environment. There isn’t a whole lot of speciality involved or required by ‘Looks’. It’s obvious to me that ‘Color’ is for the elite and the specialist. It’s for the large studio or the high profile projects. ‘Looks’ is for the cinematographers who have always wanted a ‘Photoshop’ for their clips. Lets look at the interface. I Couldn’t find anything else to use for an example so here is a the ‘before’ picture from the ‘set extensions‘ post I did a while back.

Just like any other plugin, look for Magic Bullet and select Looks. Click the “edit” button to get into the application. Continue reading

John McCain picks Sarah Palin – eh?

Palin for Vice President

Palin for Vice President

I’m not going to pretend to know everything about this, but I will say I am surprised, and I don’t think I am the only one. McCain believes that she is the one “who can best help him shake up Washington”. I think he is being risky with this and will certainly work very well in his favor or totally blow the whole thing up. We’ll see pretty soon I suppose.

2008 Beijing Olympics – It’s over

Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony: It's interesting to be a designer or work in film and see a production of this magnitude.

A total of 10,500 athletes were expected to compete in 302 events in 28 sports, one event more than was on the schedule of the 2004 games. Over 90,000 people show up for the closing ceremony and the olympic torch is passed to London, the host of the 2012 Olympics. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was also in attendance while London’s mayor, Boris Johnson received the Olympic flag from Beijing Mayor Go Jinlong. 

I think the the last 16 days allowed the world to learn more about China and it’s culture as well as exposing China to world. I hope that it has opened many new opportunities and eyes to what could be a new China one day. It’s gotta be such a crazy experience hosting the olympics, especially if you are close by. The traffic, the designs, the tourists and the opportunities. China spent over $40 billion on the whole deal. Continue reading

Win a free Wacom Cintiq 21UX

Wacom Cintiq 21 on the right

Wacom Cintiq 21 on the right

You can enter once ever day to up your chances to win the Wacom Cintiq 21ux. I have been thinking about getting one of these tablets for a while. They are usually $1,999 which is a bit expensive, but I think worth it. I currently use a 9×12 Intous 3 Tablet. I would never try painting in photoshop without it. I think the possibilities are endless with direct interaction with your digital canvas on a screen. Makes so much more sense. This competition is being offered by SnapVillage, a source for royalty-free images. The drawing will be September 5. Anyway, enter in the competition and good luck. Click Here.