The difference between being a boss and being a leader

Exploring the difference between being a boss and being a leader (in my favorite format, an infographic!)

Infographic on being a leader

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Being a leader is not as simple as just wearing a title or having great ideas. There is so much nuance to the process of leading other people to do their best work. Each of your employees have certain skills and for the company to do it’s best work, these talents need to be encouraged, developed, and appreciated.  Continue…

The history of film editing

I’ll admit, I love infographics and I definitely love great film. So today I wanted to share an infographic made by Adobe that shows the history of film editing. There is no doubt of the importance of editing as a tool for telling a story through film. Although it is sometimes considered “the invisible art” (because it is only noticeable when it is done poorly), good editing is an art-form and the final step to forming the film in the vision of the director and other artists involved in production.

This infographic on the history of editing shares some facts you probably already knew and some that are new. For instance, you probably new that film editing was done with splices (cuts) and tape, but did you know that was the way all films were edited until the 1960s? This infographic also shows the evolution of linear into nonlinear editing which was introduced in the early 1970s.

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Staying productive

Staying productive can be really difficult, for me, it is especially during the cold, rainy winter months. But now that we are all back in school and the deadlines are starting to pile on, it is definitely a good time to look at our own productivity and stay at the top of our game throughout the coming weeks.

Do you find that it is way easier to keep your room clean and the dishes done when you are on a tight deadline? I know that I do. Staying busy with menial tasks is way easier when there is a deadline I am trying to avoid. But I think there is a subconscious reason for that. Mainly that we think better in clean and uncluttered spaces, we’ll actually stay more productive in them! Continue…

Hip Hop vocabulary

This creative interactive infographic exploring hip hop vocabulary is jam packed with data and research by Matt Daniels:

Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28,829 words, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever.

I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop. I used each artist’s first 35,000 lyrics. That way, prolific artists, such as Jay-Z, could be compared to newer artists, such as Drake.

So the moral of the story is, we can’t judge vocabulary size without backing it up with the numbers.

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Hip hop vocabulary infographic

The Largest Vocabulary in Hip hop
Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28829 words, suggesting he knew over 100000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever (average people have a vocab of 5000 words). I decided to compare this data point against the most famous …

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Infographic explaining manual photography settings

Digital Photography School posts great content for beginning and advanced photographers throughout the year. On this infographic, three key lessons are visualized to help make sense of the manual photography settings on your new DSLR camera. By exploring depth of field, focal length, and shutter speed, the poster helps beginning students wrap their brain around these key settings of manual photography and how they affect your final image.

Very useful chart for #gc3400

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3 Key Lessons in Photography For Beginners – Digital Photography School
There’s so much to learn when it comes to photography but at the heart of it there are some key lessons to get your head around. Here are 3 lessons for new photographers which have been visualised in a handy cheat sheet.. Source: Digital Camera World Learn More About These Key Lessons in Photography Shutter …

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Visual guide to Adobe keyboard shortcuts

At ClemsonGC, we are constantly moving between the Adobe Creative Suite programs. One of the more frustrating aspects of using all of the programs is the lack of continuity between the programs in regards to keyboard shortcuts. I was thrilled when I came across this great visual guide from Going Home to Roost and I look forward to printing out these to hang above my desk.

Regularly using Adobe shortcuts can drastically reduce the amount of time spent working on a project and therefore earn you more time playing out in the sunshine or spending time with your buds. So don’t miss the chance to print these out and increase your productivity as a designer today!

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Effectiveness of flipping the classroom

Alright, it is infographic time again! As many of you may know, I am a bit fascinated with alternative options for learning and flipping the classroom is one of the recent buzz words in the world of higher education. I love that ClemsonGC is a hands on, lab-based program. In the lab, you can see when someone really “gets it.” Those moments when everything comes together and all the theory makes sense in practice, not just in lecture.

In the world of education, “flipped classroom” has become a recent buzz word, but what does it really mean? There has been much research done on the topic lately and some of it finds that flipping a classroom has dramatically successful results and other research shows no difference or even a decline in student success using this method. As with any educational tool, if used in a way that doesn’t help students grasp the material.  Continue…

@ClemsonGC, are you tired of explaining color?

Couldn’t resist reposting this infographic on #color. As many GC majors before have complained, sometimes it is just really difficult to explain what we do and why we do it and this is definitely true when discussing color. My son was 4 when I was in the GC program and he came home from elementary school one day and told me that they were teaching the wrong colors in class. Growing up hearing “GC speak” he was familiar with additive and subtractive colors and how they work to create the spectrum.

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Enjoy this infographic explaining color from a designer and printer’s perspective

Well, if you have ever gotten odd looks in the grocery store as you look at packaging to see if they printed in process or spot or ever had a hard time explaining the difference between the two and when you should use one over the other, this infographic is the perfect tool for you! Continue…