We won a gold herring

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We won a gold herring

Absurd Film, that includes me in the team, won a gold herring or a gullsild, for the ad work we did for Wee.no.

The jury says (in Norwegian)

Reklame- og informasjonsfilm
Enkelt bestilling. Rask levering
– laget for Wee.no av Absurd Film
Sjarm. Humor. Varme.
God bruk av produkter.
Og til og med en østlending. Denna jobben har jo faenmeg alt. Juryen gratulerer.

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JHåland merch over at Society6

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JHåland merch over at Society6

Yes, I've made a collection of product for the JHåland brand.

It's a high range of stuff, from leggings to notebooks, and even backpacks (I think that looks really good)

So grab a shirt or mug (o, they should really have socks over at Society6)

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Know, like and trust, how to get more clients

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Know, like and trust, how to get more clients

Read this text by the Futur:

https://www.thefutur.com/10-things-you-should-do-now-to-get-more-clients/

If I look back at my clients. Most of them I would be able to track back to single events or persons. I can draw a node tree, that would be intricate, but with more or less no broken link.

It's all about contacts and who you know. But these contacts need to like you, and you need to be trusted to get the work.

In the 10 things sum up, there's a lot of great tips. Not just for designers, but for anyone that want an interesting work life.

So keep on gaining knowledge from different sources, and remember there's no quick fix.

And If there's anything on the list I can help with don't hesitate to contact me! :)

Photo by Andy Beales on Unsplash

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Motion Design, the future of web

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Motion Design, the future of web

See this great interview with Rich Fulcher a thought full speaker with lots of great tips to any designer.

I'm not really a huge fan of Material Design or Google design decisions in general. It's never flawless and to many visible mistakes. Hard to pinpoint a good example, but there's a lot (why isn't there a google image search for iPad?). I know they user test a lot, but hmm, still there's some strange over locked stuff.

Anyway, I like his conclusion, that I also can stand by, is that animation, or motion design is the future on web forward. Still lifeless slides is about to end.

I'm working on new ways of using animation and there will be some work presented in the future. But for now I have two great examples: https://www.filmskolen.no (scroll down and up and look at the logo) and Vibble app intro: https://www.vibble.co (Just download the app and see :)

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New Office in Media City Bergen

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New Office in Media City Bergen

I've moved to a new office, and I'm now located at Media City Bergen.

All the big media companies has an office in the new building from NRK, TV 2, BT +++.

I'm in tower 3 in the shared office space at BTO (Bergen Technology Transfer a startup helper), and if you what to say hi, just come by! :)

foto: Simon Brandseth, UiB.

foto: Simon Brandseth, UiB.

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Remove dust and scratches in Photoshop

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Remove dust and scratches in Photoshop

In this tutorial I show a trick that makes it much easier to see details that you feel but don't necessary see. By using curves it reveals problem areas that is hard to see. It's not a quick fix solution but it's a good solution.

And I also talk about why you , as a 3D artist of some sort, should do photography and also how to tell simple stories by adding the right details.

I'm close to a 1000 subscribers and as you may have heard, YouTube has added a new ceiling for moneytization on videos, so I need more followers to reach that goal. So hope you can share my videos and of course subscribe :)

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Why I returned a Dell XPS 15 - 2017 model

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Why I returned a Dell XPS 15 - 2017 model

I have researched for a new laptop computer for a while, maybe two months. As usual I don't make any hasty decisions for my tools. For years I've been using a MacBook Pro 2011 laptop, it's still in use, but it's time to let it go.

I use Cinema 4D, and the future of 3D renders seems to go ta a GPU accelerated, or a combination with GPU+CPU. My need for a future proof computer is important and that's why the new Macs are useless, to old specs and not future proof. My next computer needs to have some sort of CUDA cores, that's a NVidia technology, and are not on the Macs. On the new Macs they've also gotten rid of that MagSafe, that has been a really smart safety function (been used so many times, not on purpose), and the touch bar seems useless to me.

So I found a work horse, that has everything I need for the future and more. A Dell XPS 15, 4k screen, 32 GB ram and other high specs. But sadly without a MagSafe function, but I can live without that.

I'm used to a MacBook pro and it's build quality and I were shocked how crappy the touch pad were. The Dell XPS 15 picked up fingers that weren't even touching the pad, and often it didn't recognize that I were using the pad at all and I had to drag and drag to get it started. The XPS also has a touch screen that work really well, and since that were so great it demonstrated clearly my frustration with how useless the touch pad were. This irritated more and more.

The material of the computer of it's felt really cheap plasticy. I knew it were plastic, but it's worse then expected from all the review I've read. Not exactly Mac quality.

And the worst problem. Cinema 4D, my main program for work, on Windows 10 in 4K resolution, it's so blurry. Yes, everything is so soft and impossible to look at it's hurting my eyes. It turned out that the way windows is "zooming" doesn't work with C4D and the program isn't ready for 4K yet. A Windows 10 problem, I've seen it on MacOS and it looks good on retina-screen. There's also so many functions native in Windows 10 that isn't ready for 4k resolution either, so the whole OS has a design flaw. I would recommend not to buy a Windows 10 with an 4k screens yet.

Happily I could return the computer without any problem.

Now I just need to find a new laptop.

 

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Why you should stop using Chrome!

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Why you should stop using Chrome!

 

Over a couple of weeks I have tried to fix an image problem. All the images I uploaded to a site looked really blurry on Chrome. Of course this post can be out of date any day, but February 2018 this is relevant :)

Chromes doesn't handle image scaling very well. These days with responsive design, we design sites with percentages, will sites and images be shown in many different sizes. It's crucial that everything looks good on any platform.

 
 

Firefox 58 and Internet Explorer 11 (haven't tried on Edge or Opera), look like expected, small size thumbnail images is crispy clear.

But Chromes result looks out of focus and horrible. Yes, this can be seen as nitpicking, but as shown in the picture above you can see the difference clearly.

And weirdly enough theres is an easy fix, and why this isn't standard on Chrome beats me.

To gain a better result, add this code to you CSS:

image-rendering: -webkit-optimize-contrast
 
 

Since most sites don't have this image-rendering CSS added to their site, you are guaranteed that the web looks worse on Chrome. Use Firefox! :) Images in Firefox are even sharper than the image-rendering enhancement.

 

Here I flip between Firefox, IE 11, Chrome and Firefox

 

Here I flip between Chrome and Firefox

PS: I have nothing to do with firefox, I only want you to have the best web-experience possible :)

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