Friday, April 11th, 2014

THE GAP – by Ira Glass

I think it was at springtime 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Lius lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video, I have ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass' voice and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between ones taste and ones skills. Later on in 2012 I decided to do an own filmed version of Iras interview – use my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.

I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt with his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass' message isn't only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve.

Ira Glass whom I've never met in real life but had such a big influence in my development. Thank you for telling beginners, what nobody else does.

David Shiyang Liu for the video, that initiated me to start that project. You all should watch his awesome kineticTypo-version here:

The people from who originally recorded the interview with Ira Glass. See the relevant part here:

The people from Magic Lantern who gave DSLR videography a new dimension (I chose this project to be a test run with the RAW plugin)!

Steven Sasseville for painting the "taste"-painting for me.
Pedro Sousa for his advice and working his ass off at the "creative work"-chalkboard.
Wolfgang Kraus for letting me borrow his sound equipment.
Kai Löhnert for working out on his birthday in the "fight"-take.
Wolfgang Hendrik Schnabel for giving me the museum-like atmosphere and his silhouette in the painting-takes.
Hermiyas Ötztürk for his hairy "good enough"-hand.
Orange Hive Studio for light equipment and location.
Mima and Heinz Sax-Schmitz for the location of the "ambitions"-take and finding me the "finish 1 story"-typewriter.

Solveig Gold for being the most patient and supporting person in my life. She appears in a lot of scenes in this video.
Jutta and Uwe Sax for several equipment and their support.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014


1337 - Mess With The Best

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Infinite Scroll

Infinite Scroll - XKCD

Friday, November 29th, 2013

STROHM Collective entering Urban Art Contest

STROHM - Urban Art Contest
A friend of mine is participating in an urban art competition with his collective “STROHM”, and to go to the selection phase they need votes, lots of them. That’s why I ask you to go to this link: and just take a second to click on the Like button. I appreciate it very much and I hope that you’re doing all great wherever you are..

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Embedded videos overlapping CSS drop-down menu

Recently I bumped into a known issue with youtube embed codes versus the CSS drop-down menu right above.

The Issue:
The video embed code always displays on top of the CSS drop-down menu so you can’t click the sub-menu links or view any content that happens to pop “under” it.

The Solution:
If you happen to come across iframe embed codes, simply add the following to the code like so:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src=";list=PLF4E953524FF92B5C" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" wmode="Opaque"></iframe>

Thus adding the following attributes to the iframe and inner link “?wmode=transparent” + “wmode=opaque” .
The first bit can also be “&wmode=transparent” if you have to add this at the end of an already existing attribute of the embed code.

Are you a wordpress user? Then you might want to consider to add the following code to your functions.php file. Now you don’t have to go through all your posts, containing youtube embeds.

//Embed Video Fix

function add_video_wmode_transparent($html) {
   if (strpos($html, "<iframe" ) !== false) {
    	$search = array('" frameborder="0"', '?hd=1?hd=1');
		$replace = array('?hd=1&wmode=transparent" frameborder="0"', '?hd=1');
		$html = str_replace($search, $replace, $html);
   		return $html;
   } else {
        return $html;

// Add Filter

add_filter('the_content', 'add_video_wmode_transparent', 10); // Css menu will now overlap the iframe embeds close to the top of the website/blog

If you happen to bump into the “older” embed code (object), simply add the following to the embed synthax like so:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase=",0,19,0" width="525" height="340" title="MyFlash">
  <param name="movie" value="myFlashMovie.swf">
  <param name="quality" value="high">
  <param name="wmode" value="opaque"> // This makes the "wmode" "opaque"
  <embed src="myFlashMovie.swf" wmode="opaque" width="525" height="340" quality="high" pluginspage="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed>

Again, if you want a quick fix using some sort of script for the old embed codes whilst using wordpress, you can add the following to your functions.php file:

function embed_fix_script()
	  if (!is_admin()) {
	    wp_deregister_script('jquery'); // Deregister WordPress jQuery
            wp_register_script('jquery', '', array(), '1.8.3'); // Load Google CDN jQuery //more control over the jQuery version you use
            wp_enqueue_script('jquery'); // Enqueue it!
	    wp_register_script('embedfix', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/embed.wmode.js', array('jquery')); // Embed the jQuery file after having loaded the Google jQuery version
	    wp_enqueue_script('embedfix'); // Enqueue embed fix jQuery file 

// Add Actions
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts','embed_fix_script'); // Add embed fix script

The jQuery file you need to also need to add to your themes “/js” folder in this case, is the following:
(Source of the script I kind of stole can be found here:

Wrote by
Free to use for any purpose
Tested at IE 7, IE 8, FF 3.5.5, Chrome 3, Safari 4, Opera 10
Tested with Object[classid and codebase] < embed >, object[classid and codebase], embed, object < embed > -> Vimeo/Youtube Videos
Please, reporte me any error / issue
function LJQ() {
		var sc=document.createElement('script');
		sc.src=''; = 'script1';
		sc.defer = 'defer';
		window.noConflict = true;
if(typeof (jQuery) == "undefined") {
	if (window.addEventListener) {
	  window.addEventListener('load', LJQ, false); 
	 } else if (window.attachEvent) { 
	  window.attachEvent('onload', LJQ);
else { // JQuery is already included
	window.noConflict = false;
	window.setTimeout('window.fix_wmode2transparent_swf()', 200);
window.fix_wmode2transparent_swf = function  () {
	if(typeof (jQuery) == "undefined") {
		window.setTimeout('window.fix_wmode2transparent_swf()', 200);
	// For embed
	jQuery("embed").each(function(i) {
		var elClone = this.cloneNode(true);
		elClone.setAttribute("WMode", "Transparent");
	// For object and/or embed into objects
	jQuery("object").each(function (i, v) {
	var elEmbed = jQuery(this).children("embed");
	if(typeof (elEmbed.get(0)) != "undefined") {
		if(typeof (elEmbed.get(0).outerHTML) != "undefined") {
			elEmbed.attr("wmode", "transparent");
		return true;
	var algo = this.attributes;
	var str_tag = '<OBJECT ';
	for (var i=0; i < algo.length; i++) str_tag += algo[i].name + '="' + algo[i].value + '" ';	
	str_tag += '>';
	var flag = false;
	jQuery(this).children().each(function (elem) {
		if(this.nodeName == "PARAM") {
			if ( == "wmode") {
				str_tag += '<PARAM NAME="' + + '" VALUE="transparent">';		
			else  str_tag += '<PARAM NAME="' + + '" VALUE="' + this.value + '">';
		str_tag += '<PARAM NAME="wmode" VALUE="transparent">';		
	str_tag += '</OBJECT>';

If you ever come across silverlight embeds, you can add some parameters after the following code:

<object id="silverlight" data="data:application/x-silverlight," type="application/x-silverlight-2-b1" width="100%" height="100%" >
<param name="source" value="ClientBin/YourSilverlight.xap"/>


<param name="windowless" value="true" /> // Oftentimes this fixes the problem
<param name="background" value="transparent" /> // Sometimes this also needs to be added

Obviously, this is all nice and fun but… If you feel comfortable in sql and can inject a good sql commando to sort through all your posts and pages and replace that code by the updated version, you have it all hardcoded and ready to go without the use of one of these scripts.

Sources and further reading that helped me on my way with the particular projects I was working on:

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

NOVA the film

An inspiring 75min DIY documentary film on new art and the young artists behind it. Directed by Isaac Niemand, and produced by ROJO® in collaboration with BossaNovaFilms, it was all filmed on the heat of live action of the first ®Nova Contemporary Culture which happened in July / August 2010, in MIS-Museum of Image and Sound, and SESC Pompeia, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Starring: Yoshi Sodeoka, Rebecca Ward, Tofer Chin, KRINK, Base V, Yochai Matos, Max Hattler, Highraff, Lucy McRae, Kit Webster, Jimmy Joe Roche, Flavio Samelo, Felipe Brait & Maira Vaz Valente, Shima, Matt W Moore, Zeitguised, Mulheres Barbadas, Gustavo Gagliardo aka Defi, Filippo Minelli, Quayola, Javier Longobardo, This Time, Renaud Hallée, Mark Jenkins, Ljudbilden & Piloten, Lolo, Sosaku Miyazaki, Anna Taratiel aka Ovni, Robert Seidel, Heiko Tippelt, B.Fleischmann, Koen Delaere, Taras Hrabowsky, Cristopher Cichocki, MOMO, Yusk Imai.
Music by: Bradien, Roll The Dice, NOIA, B.Fleischmann, Ljudbilden & Piloten, Fase, Isan, Fuck Buttons. Curated by: David Quiles Guilló. Directed by: Isaac Niemand.

DoP, sound & edition Isaac Niemand.
Camera: Canon 550D
Lens: 18-55 IS
Tripod: Made in China
Edition: Final Cut
Dolly: The Niemand Dolly

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues – A HAND LETTERING EXPERIENCE

Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues – A HAND LETTERING EXPERIENCE from Leandro Senna on Vimeo.


I´ve been thinking for a lot of time on doing a personal project where I could get out of the computer for a little bit, and have pleasure doing something handmade. Getting back to the basics.

Inspired by Bob Dylan´s Subterranean Homesick Blues video, where he flips cards with the lyrics as the song plays, I decided to recreate those cards with handmade type. I ended up doing all the lyrics, and not just some of the words, as Dylan did.

There are 66 cards done in one month during my spare time using only pencil, black tint pens and brushes. The challenge was not to use the computer, no retouching was allowed. Getting a letter wrong meant starting the page over.

I had a lot of fun doing this project, researching, practicing and getting deeper on typography.

Get in touch with some of my work visiting

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012


Sight from Sight Systems on Vimeo.

A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo.
This is our graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts.

Please share if you enjoyed it!

Daniel Lazo:
Eran May-raz:
Hanan Revivo:
Boaz Bachrach:

Eric Lerner

Ori Golad
Deborah Aroshas

Animated Starry night by: Petros Vrellis,

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Global City – Making Of

Global City making of from Thomas Dartigues on Vimeo.

Global City Mural by Deck Two. NYC 2012.
Shot & edited by Nathalie Lapicorey and Thomas Dartigues
Music: Oddisee The Blooming on the album Odd Seasons.
Special thanks : Tim, Morten, Oddisee, Stéphane@Molotow, GSS crew.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Fiere Margriet – Skullmapping Street Showcase

They projected the story of 'Fiere Margriet' on a small but charming street (Eikstraat), during Leuven in Scène 2012.
'Fiere Margriet' (Proud Margriet) is an old legend from Leuven. In short it tells the story of a young lady who gets mugged and killed by a gang of thieves. They dump her into the main river in Leuven, De Dijle. Her body doesn't sink however, but floats miraculously upstream, surrounded by a magical light.

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Paul “DJ Spooky” Miller – The edge of the possible

In this free-flowing intellectual talk and performance, Paul “DJ Spooky” Miller explores the edge of the possible — from music to Antarctica — making the case that creativity in our hyper-technological age comes from remixing and redefining context.

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

NORM | ALWAYS at Known Gallery

Featuring: Steel, Trevelen and Lani Lee
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

DJ Spooky – That Subliminal Kid – Remix Culture

DJ Spooky (Paul Miller) talks about the history of media and thoughts about media in culture. He discusses and demonstrates the unexpected side effects of free speech, law, and copyright while showing the power of remixed art. The future and meaning of remix culture is discussed.

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Reverse Graffiti