FilmDoo Design Challenge: Enter your Film Poster for a Chance to Design the Real Deal!

FilmDoo poster design competition

It’s film season, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how – recognizing all the great film-related work our community creates!

FilmDoo.com just launched their “Film Poster Creativity Competition,” where three winners will be given the paid opportunity to create artwork for an upcoming film release this year and have their work on display Cannes Film Festival (plus a ton of other great prizes)!

The competition is open from January 28-April 30, 2015. All you need to do to enter is submit your film-inspired design:

  1. Step 1. Upload the work to Behance as a project (or maybe you already have an existing one in your portfolio, even better!)
  2. Step 2: Visit https://www.filmdoo.com/creativity and fill out a quick form with the design’s URL on Behance (you’ll also need to signup for FilmDoo.com before doing this)

The winners will be announced during Cannes Film Festival in May 2015, where the winners’ posters will be on display.

A look at some of the other prizes:
– Paid opportunity to design artwork for film release in 2015
– One year license for Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes a Behance Prosite account
– $1,500 redeemable against courses from Raindance;
– $1,500 voucher from Scan Computers
– A powerful workstation graphics card from NVIDIA
– A signed copy of Little White Lies’ ‘What I Love About Movies

#madethis With Girl Skateboards and Adobe, Powered by Behance

During the fall of 2014, Adobe and Girl Skateboards teamed up to create an “internship” that give five amazing students the opportunity to design stunning limited edition skateboards. Students “applied” through Behance, tagging their designs with #madethis and #girl and with hundreds of entries, Scott Biersack of Arizona State University, Caleb Morris of Savannah College of Art and Design, Mitch Viney from the University of Technology in Sydney, Emma Campbell of Auckland University of Technology, and Cody Bass from the University of Southern Mississippi were selected.

We’re stoked to see the work this group was able to crank out.  Check out these video updates to learn more about their experiences:

 

January ProSite of the Month

Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. Our January selection goes to InlandStudio from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Led by Gonzalo Nogues, Javier Bernales, and Julian Nunez, this motion & design studio’s dedication to quality and detail in every project has led to collaborations with brands like Mtv, Samsung, and Microsoft.

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Most Appreciated Projects: Monthly Roundup

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this month:

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Imagine a world where boring headshot portraits were replaced by something this epicThe Ars Thanea team created these portraits of their staff for the new website using “soaking colors, deep saturation, and a lot of magical dust.” They said: “we didn’t plan how to use these portraits, we just wanted to do it. So we did. A beautiful day, great energy, absolutely worth it. Just for fun.” Here’s to creating for the fun of it in 2015!

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Alphabet of the Countries
presents 25 hand letter logotypes, each representing a country (starting with A for Australia, B for Belgium, etc). We love this mashup of a branding and typography concept! If you can’t find your country’s “logo,” Pavel Zertsikel (of Russia), promises future editions ahead.

 

 

William J. Meyer, a Behance member since 2009, was able to transform a classic form of old media, the book, into an award-winning new media passion project.

A few years back I wrote a fantasy-adventure novel called FIRE ON THE MOUND. Looking for different ways to share the book, a friend recommended that I turn it into a weekly podcast.  Using vocal talent, sound effects, and an original score, my small team produced a total of 42 episodes, and the podcast novel has won both a Parsec Award and a Geekie Award.

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Not only was William’s character artwork featured on Character Design Served, but the trailer, made with work from Brian Ellis (concepting artist from Hasbro and Lego), was featured on Motion Graphics Served later in 2014.

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It’s certainly worth a look (and a listen)!  Click the images above to see the corresponding projects and be sure to follow William here.

Behance Year in Review

We’re thrilled to debut our 2014 year in review! Thanks to you, 2014 was full of great moments and amazing work. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2015!

Year in Review

 

December ProSite of the Month

Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. Our December selection goes to London-based Andy Hau, who runs a studio specializing in architecture, product design, and graphic design. Inspired by everything from the Eames Brothers to the largest of buildings to the smallest of logos, they describe their design solutions as “slightly left-of-center.” If their work is anything like their website design – we’re hooked. 

ProSite of the Month

ProSite of the Month

Most Appreciated Projects: Monthly Roundup

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this month:

Most Appreciated Behance
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Talk about raising the bar for movie posters! Gianluca Maruotti of Rome, Italy, hand-made these stunningly detailed clay characters for an Italian film this month. One commenter said “it’s a shame I can’t appreciate again” – we have to agree!

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Simon Prades evocative, dramatic illustrations were recently featured in publications like The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Medium.com We love this Phillip Seymour Hoffman tribute published in the New Republic. Click for many more!

Adonit – makers of Adobe Ink & Slide – offer Behancers Beta Access to new Product!

Our friends at Adonit, makers of Jot fine-point iPad styluses (including our very own Adobe Ink & Slide stylus and digital ruler) are letting the Behance Community get in early on their latest product. They recently announced the development of their first software for creative professionals. The beta version is just about to drop, and they’re opening it up to Behance users!

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As a Beta tester, you’ll receive:  First Access to the software product, invites to share, opportunity to have your work featured in the software at launch, and of course, a way to share feedback that will help make this software truly useful for creatives.

Interested in getting early-access to the beta? Here’s how:
1) Visit adonit.net/beta  between November 14 and November 17
2) When prompted, enter the password: firstdibs
3) After signing up, keep an eye out for an email from Adonit with next steps on getting set up

Please note that the beta requires that you have an iPad 3 or newer running iOS 8.1 or later.

*Sign-ups after November 17 are both permitted and encouraged! Just keep in mind that after November 17, our premiere access window closes and there are limited beta seats available.


Portfolio Review Week #6 is here!

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Portfolio Review Week is here! Starting today, nearly 300 events are bringing together creatives to meet, mingle, get feedback, and share advice.

Follow #BehanceReviews all week for a steady stream of event updates all week long!

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Belgrade host team photo!

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