July 19, 2010

Inspiration: “Tame Impala – Half Full Glass of Wine” Video by Special Problems

I am in love with the animation on this video called "Tame Impala - Half Full Glass of Wine" by the studio Special Problems.

Tame Impala - Half Full Glass of Wine from Special Problems on Vimeo.

One part that I just adore is the pointillism heart beating to the baseline:
Tame Impala - Half Full Glass of Wine

found via The Strange Attractor

May 25, 2010

Fever Ray – “When I Grow Up” Video

I just love this music video by Fever Ray.

May 17, 2010

WordCamp San Francisco 2010 Recap

I had the amazing privilege of attending WordCamp San Francisco this year. Having spoken at WordCamp Birmingham and WordCamp Atlanta on WordPress, I was thrilled to go to a WordCamp where I was just there to learn and absorb as much information in as possible.

I really enjoyed the sessions and absolutely loved meeting some of the really awesome people who attended. Personally, I was really challenged as a designer/developer to focus on themeing for future expansion and improvements, international capabilities, and for future sharing in the open source community.

One of the most informative sessions to me was Mitcho's "Abstract Your Code!" here is the description from the WordCamp SF website:

Abstract Your Code!
presented by Michael “mitcho” Erlewine

Writing code isn’t just about getting the job done, it’s about getting the job done right. In addition to being easier to read and maintain, one great advantage to writing properly abstracted code is that it is then easy to open-source it and give back to the WordPress community. Come learn about some best practices for writing portable, modular WordPress code and later open-sourcing that code as a plugin. Learn about the experiences of other programmers who have done client-sponsored open-source WordPress work and the benefits they reaped.

If anyone knows where there are videos or slides of that session.. I'd love to know and share it!

For those of you who were not able to attend, here's Matt Mullenweg's "State of the Word"

I would like to return to this mecca of WordCamp's next year if at all possible. A truly wonderful and challenging conference.

- sara cannon

March 26, 2010

Ok Go – This too shall pass

I just love this video of theirs. The creative and kinetic machine sculpture is just so unique and fun! enjoy!

February 24, 2010

Cool Ad: Pedigree – Catch

Fellow Scout-er Ryan sent this to me. I just love how its shot!

read about it here: http://creativity-online.com/work/pedigree-catch/19004

January 27, 2010

Inspiration: Saul Bass

I am loving this truthful video of Saul Bass discussing beauty, craft, and  aesthetic VS money, time, and business. And how everything that is beautiful costs money and time to make it so - it is cheap to make ugly things.

"It's worth it to me. It's the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares." - Saul Bass

enjoy -Sara

Sara Cannon is a UX/UI Designer, Former Business Owner, Creative Director, & Artist remote working in Birmingham, Alabama. 
Have a project I could help you with? Contact me at sara@saracannon.com.

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