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The 70 Gigapixel Budapest Photo, the world’s largest photo (for now)

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So I thought the 18-Gigapixel panorama view of Prague and 45 Gigapixel panorama of Dubai was pretty interesting, well this latest photo is fantastic also! Check out this link & see the photo taken in Hungary, zoom in and out of the photo and marvel in all it’s glory!

Click here :: 70 Billion Pixels Budapest – created by

Here’s a picture of the gear that took the shot. It’s two 25-megapixel Sony A900s with massive 400mm Minolta lenses and 1.4 X teleconverters, placed on a robotic camera mount. Combined, they took 20,000 images to create the photo and two days each of shooting and post-processing.

Written by Francisco Espinosa

August 1st, 2010 at 11:05 am

Posted in Art,Random,Tech

Submissions now open for the Vimeo Awards

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Article by: Blake Whitman
June 3rd, 2010

In case you missed it, we recently announced the first-ever Vimeo Festival and Awards to celebrate and honor the best of creative online video. With the unprecedented level of creativity, skill and innovation coming from online video today, it’s high time to give back to the independent creators who choose the Internet to distribute and to share their work through sites like Vimeo.

This being the first year of the the Festival and Awards, we are going all out. We have secured awesome judges to evaluate your work in a variety of categories and a jam-packed two day festival of events and education to let everyone join in on the fun. An Awards show will culminate the Festival in an entertaining evening of celebration, honoring the individual category winners. Award winners will be heavily promoted on Vimeo and the winner of the Best Video award across all categories will win a $25,000 grant to produce new work as well. That’s a lot of moolah, because we’re committed to supporting the creative community, and want to do our part to enable exciting new artists.

Starting today, submissions are now open worldwide for the Vimeo Awards. These awards are open to ALL videos online, not just videos on Vimeo. So even if you uploaded it to another site, or have yet to upload that new piece you have been slaving over, we want to see it! You can submit as many videos as you want in a variety of different categories. You can learn more and read the Official Rules at

To submit your work, visit We can’t wait to see what you’ve got!


Written by Francisco Espinosa

June 3rd, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Four Creatives One Night [06.11.10]

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You’re invited to join a dialogue with some of the nation’s top creative talent, June 11th.

Friday, June 11, 2010
6:00pm to 9:00pm
1600 Pierce St
Lakewood, CO

Join ADCD and the Judges for the Annual Show in a panel discussion on youth marketing, photography and filmmaking, brand and identity development, business ownership and more.

6-7pm Social, 7-9pm Discussion

Free for ADCD Members
$20 Non Members
$15 Students

Meet the Panel

Clint! Runge is the Cofounder and Creative Director of Archrival, a distinguished youth marketing agency that connects brands with young consumers. Clint! kicks the tires and lights the fires for clients such as Red Bull, State Farm, Shaun White, Pabst Brewing Company, Facebook, Chipotle, ESPN a host of athlete and entertainment brands. A pop-culture connoisseur, his work blends trends with tactics to create playful experiences and meaningful relationships between brand and consumer.

Paul Elledge is an internationally recognized photographer and filmmaker whose clients include major advertising agencies, record companies and design firms. Paul’s individual vision and uncompromising drive to create compelling images has resulted in his work appearing worldwide in galleries, museums, advertising campaigns and various publications. He has photographed numerous celebrities such as AC/DC, Tiger Woods, Billy Corgan, Studs Terkel, Jennifer Hudson, Jeff Daniels, Ministry, Common, Willie Nelson and Oprah Winfrey.

Sam Maclay is the creative director and a founding partner of 3 Advertising in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work has earned One Show pencil and merit awards and recognition from Communication Arts, Archive, Print, National Addys, HOW Magazine and SHOOT Magazine. Sam is easily startled. He runs around his backhand while playing tennis. He cannot dance, play golf or juggle.

Blake Bäkken is a Design Director at Venables Bell & Partners, an independent San Francisco advertising agency whose intentions are good. Bäkken’s clients have included Audi, Intel, HBO, Barclays, Conoco, 76, PG&E, 24 Hour Fitness, Fresca, Robert Mondavi Winery and Montana Meth Project. He brings smart, considered, effective design guided by solid strategic thinking.

Written by Francisco Espinosa

June 3rd, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Posted in Art,Film/Video News

HOW Design Conference :: June 6-9, 2010 – Denver, CO

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HOW Design Conference
June 6-9, 2010
Denver, CO

The In-HOWse Designer Conference is an annual event sponsored by HOW magazine that addresses the unique challenges faced by in-house creative managers. Featuring a powerhouse line-up of top creative managers, art directors and industry consultants, this 3-day event examines the day-to-day challenges faced by in-house creative managers, no matter how large or how small their teams may be. This event also provides the solutions needed to make those same teams indispensable to their companies.

In-HOWse attendees can also take advantage of the HOW Design Conference’s Resource Center, Bookstore and Opening Keynote and Reception, located directly across the street at the Colorado Convention Center.

Written by Francisco Espinosa

June 1st, 2010 at 7:01 am

Posted in Art,Tech

12th Annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival

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The 12th Annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival is happening on Memorial weekend – May 28-31 – at the Denver Pavilions – 16th & Glenarm. This festival showcases only Colorado fine artists and this year there are over 130 from all over the state. The festival opens Friday evening at 4PM and is open each day through Monday.

For more information including a map and an artist preview go to the website :: Click for Downtown Denver Arts Festival website.

Written by Francisco Espinosa

May 17th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Posted in Art

“Ride The Divide” Colorado Premiere @ Starz Film Center

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“Ride The Divide” Colorado Premiere @ Starz Film Center

Denver filmmakers Mike Dion, Hunter Weeks and Joe Cantwell will present the Colorado premiere of their new documentary “Ride The Divide” at the Starz Film Center Thursday, May 20th at 7pm.

Ride The Divide is an inspiring journey about the world’s toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. The film weaves the story of three characters’ experiences with immense mountain beauty and small-town culture as they attempt to pedal from Banff, Canada to a small, dusty crossing on the Mexican border.

Ride the Divide page at the Denver Film Society

Ride The Divide Movie Trailer from Ride The Divide on Vimeo.

Written by Francisco Espinosa

May 7th, 2010 at 11:56 am

Posted in Art,Film/Video News

Art Directors Club Denver :: Bread & Butter by Design

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:: Art Directors Club Denver ::

Bread & Butter by Design
Time:6:00PM Monday, April 12th
Location:1490 Delgany St. Denver CO
Cost: Free to all.
6pm – mix and mingle with free snacks and beverages.
7pm – panel discussion with Q&A

As part of Create Denver Week, you’re invited to join a dialogue with some of Denver’s top creative talent.

On Monday, April 12, from 6:00pm-9:00pm, hear local business owners and creative professionals discuss the value of design and marketing in building brand awareness and helping businesses prosper.

This panel discussion is designed to educate and entice local business owners to engage in marketing and branding and to use professional creatives when they do.

Panel members include:
Stuart Alden, Chief Creative – Idaho Stew and Ink Lounge Gallery
Jennifer Miller, Partner – Philosophy Communication
William Espey, Creative Manager – Chipotle Mexican Grill
Stephanie Fay, Partner – ripcord

:: More info on Create Denver can be found here ::

Written by Francisco Espinosa

March 26th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Posted in Art,Tech

CS5 Launch [04.21.10] ???

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Article from : website is independently published and intended as a public service.

A digital printing conference in Texas is advertising that Adobe will be announcing a new product that’s part of its ’signature suite’ in April. Further details were not announced but the event’s website says that that this is a brand new application.

Listed as an ‘Adobe Technology Preview’ by Noha Edell, business development manager for cross media publishing solutions at Adobe, the site for the Emerge conference in San Antonio on April 21-22 says that “Adobe will unveil a brand new application as part of its signature suite of services. Be among the first to see why this is sure to surprise even the most “in the know” Adobe fans”.

Adobe CS5 release date

Adobe’s “signature suite” is a clear reference to the Adobe Creative Suite. There’s no indication if the new product is part of the next version of Adobe Creative Suite 5 ( CS5 ), but Adobe is well known to work to an 18-month release schedule – and April 2010 is 18 months since the release of Adobe Creative Suite 4.

It’s also not necessarily a creative tool – though it is listed under the ‘Design’ stream of seminars – and considering where the launch is happening, could well be a new version of Acrobat.

Written by Francisco Espinosa

March 19th, 2010 at 9:04 am

Posted in Art,Tech

March DFCPUG Meeting – 03.24.2010

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March DFCPUG Meeting – 03.24.2010

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at The Colorado Film School. Mixer starts at 6:00pm and the presentations will begin at 6:30pm.

iComputer presents CatDV and CalDigit.

CatDV 5.0 imports and catalogs most types of media files, and is designed to greatly enhance the productivity of anyone using an editing application such as Final Cut Pro or Avid Xpress DV. The software features advanced logging tools, including automatic scene detection and the Verbatim Logger, and allows users to create a network searchable repository of clips for sharing between editors and producers.

The CalDigit VR is the most advanced two drive RAID system in it’s class, supporting a quadruple interface for easy connectivity. The CalDigit VR’s modular design provides two hot swappable drive modules and an easy to read front LCD. With support for RAID 0, 1, and JBOD the CalDigit VR can reach speeds of up to 220MB/s, and includes a easy to use software for configuration and monitoring which supports email notification. The CalDigit VR packs a ton of performance into a small package.

Raffle prize is a CalDigit VR 2TB RAID (a $499 value) and iComputer will be raffling a 4GB iPod Shuffle, so be sure to attend!

Written by Francisco Espinosa

March 18th, 2010 at 8:18 am

Photoshop – 20th Anniversary

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Congrats to Display, I mean Image Pro, or ahhh finally… Photoshop!

Adobe is celebrating 20 years of achievements, check out there site that gives you some product highlights & overviews through the years.
:: Click for Adobe’s 20th anniversary site here ::

On February 19, 2010, the Photoshop team enjoyed an amazing party in San Francisco celebrating Photoshop’s 20th Anniversary and reminiscing about the last 20 years with old friends and new. Here’s their facebook page with a few photos from the event.
:: Photos from Photoshop’s 20th Anniversary celebration ::

Written by Francisco Espinosa

February 22nd, 2010 at 9:56 am

Posted in Art,Tech