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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Web Design

With the end of the year coming up around the bend, we’re excited to share with you some of the websites we launched over the summer, starting with the Midpeninsula Open Space District. We had completed a design for them three years prior, but with the rapidly changing web standards, we revised it again to include a responsive design that was ready for today’s mobile device demands. Below you’ll see the 2015 responsive redesign we did earlier this year, the 2012 redesign, and their original design.

The new MROSD 2015 design.

The new MROSD 2015 design.


 

The previous MROSD 2012 design.

The previous MROSD 2012 design.


 

The original MROSD design.

The original MROSD design.


 

Stay tuned for more postings of our other latest projects including the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Annual Report Website Design, The MyPath Website Refresh, and The Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Training Videos. We are also currently working on the new iteration of the Marin County Parks Website Redesign (last one in 2010), so stay tuned for that as well.

Hope you all had a nice summer, and we wish you a wonderful fall filled with crisp air and hot chocolate.

Cheri Arellano

Conscious Creative Team

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Director Mark Arellano on the set of Lovers & Others.

In my 10+ years as a professional filmmaker there’s one question I’ve been asked more than any others, it’s how to shoot decent quick, videos for yourself. These inquiries would often be for someone wanting to launch a Kickstarter campaign video, post a video blog, or even simply to put a new video on their website.The following is a quick summary of what I tell folks.

Lights. Absent conventional production lights, the ideal situation is to video record yourself at the right time of day. No form of illumination’s more visually pleasing than daylight, so I suggest either sitting or standing obliquely towards a window that gets good sun at the right time of day and using that as your key light. Ideally you’d also prop up some inexpensive white poster board or foam core (available at any dollar store) on your other side for a nice Rembrandt-style lighting (see this link for a diagram). Make sure you’re not right up against a wall or that there aren’t any distracting elements behind you. Read more…

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