Monthly Archives: November 2013

Instagrammed Insanity

Not to be outdone by our teammate Dave, our other designer Shaun Saperstein has brought After Effects chops to Instagram. Check out this bit of mayhem.

And no, I won’t be letting the Micronaxx see this and get any ideas (or about lightsabering open bottles, for that matter).

Shaun’s brief summary of how he pulled this off:

  1. I made a fool of myself in an empty street. (image)
  2. From the same vantage point as the previous shot, I took footage of just cars going by. I made sure to shoot them at a high shutter speed, reducing the motion blur and making them easier to rotosope. Then I roto-ed them out to place in the footage where I was running. (image)
  3. I slowly built up the traffic  and choreographed the cars to give the illusion of almost hitting me. (image)
  4. Added back in the motion blur. (image)

"An iOS 7 App Icon Template for Obsessive Designers"

Courtney Starr of Savvy Apps writes,

The iOS 7 OCD app icon template is different than others in the fact that each app icon is its own independent smart object. This allows you to design your app icons at the exact sizes that they’ll be used. Another huge difference in our template is that the grid is uniquely crafted for each app icon. Thus, yielding pixel perfect values at every size.

You can grab the template from GitHub.