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[31 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Amazing Christmas Light Show 2014

Just enjoy it for what it is. The most Amazing Christmas light setup.

This amazing christmas light show was done to the theme of Star Wars. The sequencing and creativity is the best I’ve seen. The instruments are actually playing real notes. The owner of this lovely home is a music teacher and a bay area native.

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[13 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Life Before and After Mobile Phones – Illustration

I remember a time when there were no mobile phones (I am dating myself aren’t I?).
I remember I knew my friends numbers by heart. I remember having to meet up with them to play.

Times have changed. Soon after mobile phones became mainstream, so much of how we interact with others have changed. For better or worse?

Enjoy this hilarious series of Before and After Cellphone illustrations…

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[17 Dec 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Five Rules to Design Like Apple [Video]

5 Rules for Designing from the men behind Apple’s biggest design decisions

In 2012, the newest ipad sold at a rate of 694 ipads per minute during the 1st 72 hours.

Can you imagine creating a product that people would purchase at such an amazing rate?

If you sold 694 of whatever you invented TOTAL, that would be a feat in itself, but per MINUTE? Amazing…

Art & Design, News »

[21 May 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Top 10 Creative iPhone 5 Design Mockups

Apple has always been a leader in design and usability. As each new product nears it’s launch period, numerous design mockups and speculations start to appear around the web. The iPhone 5 is nearing it’s speculated launch date. See below some of the excellent mockups “guessing” what Apple might do. I’ve ranked 10 different designs in my own personal top 10 based on 3 factors:

creativity | realistic | awesomeness

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[16 Feb 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
20 Amazing Cinemagraph Photography

Cinemagraph are photograph stills where a small portion of the photo is animated. The term cinemagraph was first coined by photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck.

Cinemagraphs were created by combining a video recording a series of photographs. Using photo editing software such as adobe photoshop, the section to be animated is “masked” into the still photo. In other words, just to make a complicated thing sound simple, you are seeing a small snippet of looped video laid on top of a photo. This allows you to create some fanscinating and amazing photos…

CLICK IN to see Awesome Cinemagraph Photos!

Art & Design, Internet »

[9 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
We Don’t Copy Apple’s iPhone & iPad Designs!

Apple has had a great impact on the design of mobile phones and tablets through the iPhone & the iPad.

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words. It was not that long ago that you could walk into a “cellphone” store and find some hundred varieties of phones that all looked completely different. Flip phones, slide out phones, long keyboards, no keyboards and so on. Apple has already disrupted the computer industry, the music industry, mobile industry and perhaps soon the TV industry, but in doing so, they have also become a leader in design. See for yourself.

Art & Design, Creativity Series, Social Media »

[7 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Twitter used by our Founding Fathers [Comic]

I saw this comic, and thought it was pretty darn hilarious. These kind of comics use a lot of exaggeration in terms of social media use, but in it’s own way captures some of the downside of social media use as well.

Art & Design, Video »

[7 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Cool Google vs. Opera Speed Test Videos

Watch Google’s Cool Chrome Video plus Opera’s Spoof Response

Couple weeks ago, Google came out with a video that demonstrates the speed of it’s latest Chrome web browser. Why is it posted here on Clean Cut Media? Because we like to highlight videos that are well-made or are just simply clever. It needs to be Clean Cut of course. :)

Just check it out.

Art & Design, Video »

[16 Oct 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
The Short Film List – Distraxion, Signs, Black Holes & Kiwis

Short Videos & Short Films
All the recent posts have been about heavy topics, so here is a breather both for the artists out there as well as the casual video viewer. I’ve put together links to a few well made (and of course Clean Cut) short videos & short films. I’ve only included ones you may have not seen. So no Pixar shorts!

Top Short Films List
Distraxion – Hilarious, Well Made, Great Story
Signs – Great Short. Characters don’t speak a word.
The Black Hole – Great plot, Interesting Message
Kiwi – Heart-Felt Story yet very sad.
My Name is Lisa – Simple & Interesting

Art & Design »

[16 Jul 2009 | 11 Comments | ]
15 Beautiful HDR Photography Art

What is HDR Photography?
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. The purpose is to extend the dynamic range of digital imaging technologies. What does that mean? It means the range of color and what is visible to the normal eye is shown and mixed together using a variety of exposure shots. As a result you get beautiful pictures with very fine detail top to bottom, normally unseen through normal photography techniques.

Check out these beautiful HDR Photography Pictures. You’ll be amazed.

Art & Design, Popular Art & Design »

[22 Jun 2009 | 28 Comments | ]
3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part III – Julian Beever

The users here at Clean Cut Media really enjoyed looking at the 3D Chalk Art postings in the past. Here is the 3rd installment of these wonderful 3D Chalk Art. These 3D artworks are amazing. Check them out. If you missed on the first two installments the links are at the bottom!

3D Chalk Art Butterfly by Julian Beever
Simply amazing. How is that not real?

Art & Design, Creativity Series, Video »

[8 Jun 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Love Story Meets Viva La Vida by Jon Schimdt – Beautiful Music

This beautiful arrangement was created by Jon Schimdt’s for his daughter. His daughter loved the song “Love Story” by Taylor Swift especially a particular transition in the song. Jon Schimdt thought it would transition really well with Viva La Vida by Coldplay so he created this arrangement. It’ll make you feel incredibly good. Just listen.