Master digital painter Bert Monroy is famous for the level of detail in his hyperrealistic works. He based his new Amsterdam Mist on a photo he took in person, but it lacked sufficient resolution for him to really replicate various structures & elements. In this video (part of a series illustrated by the new painting) he talks about how he used Street View in Google Maps to cruise around the neighborhood, zooming in on key details.
Normal people suck at efficiently capturing video (recording just the salient moments), so providing ways to summarize long video is great. As a guy who listens to podcasts on 1.5x speed, I’m looking forward to playing with this feature (available now on iPhone, soon on Android):
Newcastle beer promises to crudely modify the ads you give them: “Newcastle definitely is not the first brand to ask fans to post photos on social media to ‘build a stronger community’ and whatnot, but Newcastle definitely is the best at turning those photos into into obvious, exaggerated, poorly executed ads.” [Via]