Iwan Elmer

34 Added | 6 Magazines | 5 Likes | 1 Following | @IwanElmer | Born and alive

The Barn

Resembling the classic farmstead outbuilding on the outside, The Barn uses a mix of rustic finishes and modern updates for a one-of-a-kind …

Here’s How to Make Your Home Cozy If You’re That Person Who’s Always Cold

Self-editing masterclass snapshots: key character disappears, how should I handle it?

<b>Ah, characters that do things that trouble their authors…</b><b>Today’s re-blog has Roz Morris revealing a bit of a student session dealing with a tricky</b> …

Writing

In your character’s shoes: give your everyman character a strong presence

Some central characters are intended to be a proxy for the reader – a person who’s thrown into a situation and acts as a conduit for the reader to …

Should you use real life in your novels?

<i>How do you make good stories out of real life?<br>S</i><i>hould you change things?</i><p>This week, a picture popped into my inbox. It’s a frame from the manga graphic …

Got a personal story to tell… should you make it into a novel?

<b>Not much I can say about today’s Re-blog…</b><b>It’s from Roz Morris…</b><b>It will be unfailingly Good :-)</b>Nail Your NovelThis week I’ve been advising a writer who …

Malpractice

Digital Storytelling

The digital revolution has created new ways to tell and share stories, and a change in methods can mean a change in expressive possibilities. Stories …

Education Technology
North Africa

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

Amazon Storywriter

Screenwriter John August on SCARY STORIES Feature Film

An update on the long in development feature film version of children’s horror classic.<p>Remember SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, Alvin Schwartz’s …

After Effects CC And CS6 For Beginners

This curated course was created by TutorialsForGraphics. The videos it contains are not exclusive to Videomaker.com and the course is thereforefree …

Filmmaking and Distribution in the Information Age

It goes without saying that the internet has had a major impact on the filmmaking world. It has made many of the feats that go into filmmaking easier …

11 of the best jazz clubs in the world

As an art form born in African-American communities of the 19th century and expanded in the urban melting pots of the 20th, jazz is the soundtrack of the concrete jungle.<p>Which makes the jazz club an essential element in any modern city's ecosystem. Here are some of the best examples.

Cape Town

Activities For Developing Mindfulness In Children

7 personality traits of great designers

Like we mentioned above, usability testing reveals smarter paths to satisfying user and business goals. The more you understand your users and their behavior (Empathy), the more-informed your business decisions.<p>Beyond studying users, designers need to also grasp why projects were initiated in the …

7 Things Mindful People Do Differently

Google looking for Jump VR camera rig testers

Google is investing a lot of its efforts and resources into helping jump start the VR revolution. They went nuts at Google IO, where they announced a new Google Cardboard, Google Expeditions and Jump VR, an all around set of tools for creating VR content.<p>It’s especially exciting to see Jump VR …

Virtual Reality

7 future web design trends

Too many articles will tell you what is cool in web design. I’m going to take you past the obvious to make some <i>real</i> predictions.<p>1. Gestures are the …

People with Depression and Bipolar Disorder Feel Sadness Differently

Depression and bipolar disorder can both cause people to go through periods of extreme sadness and despair, and even mental health experts may find …

The Best Music Documentaries at Sundance

Some of the most intriguing films at Sundance this year had music at their center: the Kurt Cobain documentary, <i>Montage of Heck</i>, as well as a Nina Simone documentary, <i>What Happened, Miss Simone?</i> look at the artists’ struggles as human beings, while Doug Aitken's chronicle of his ambitious <i>Station to</i> …

Kurt Cobain

This surreal iPad game blends Donald Duck and Salvador Dali

'Back to Bed' lets you sleepwalk through a dreamworld<p>In 1947's "Sleepy Time Donald," Donald Duck goes about his day while sleepwalking. He gets out of bed, puts a boot on his head instead of a hat, and ventures over to Daisy's house to take her out on a date. (She plays along because she's worried …

The trippy GIFs of Zolloc

Hayden Zezula, designer and animator based in Austin, creates graceful and immersive worlds within the limitations of the animated GIF.<p>To create the …

Stunning "Earth House" Appears to Be Built into the Ground

The <i>Earth House Project</i> is a visualized single family home that appears as if it's built into the ground. Proposed by the Kosovan firm Molos Group, their captivating images show a modern space that's surrounded by lush, green grass as it intermingles with the building. They imagine it to be located …

Architecture