An AD is many things to many people in many different industries. As it pertains to video marketing and production, an AD is an Assistant Director – they come in different sizes: 1st AD, 2nd AD, 2nd-2nd AD (someone couldn’t count to three).
However, on the agency side an AD would be an Art Director. I’m sure those come in different sizes too, but that’s a secret.
I felt a video post-production primer is in order and I started by asking for definitions and comparisons for animation, motion graphics, and visual effects on Quora.com. Herewith a curated and expanded upon compilation:
Animation is the technique of photographing or filming successive drawings, positions of puppets, or models to create an illusion of movement when the photographed images are shown as a sequence. Whereas video takes continuous motion and breaks it up into discrete frames, animation starts with independent pictures and puts them together to form the illusion of continuous motion. Continue reading →
The Unique Selling Proposition, or Point (aka USP) has always been the bane of my existence. Sometimes I wonder if marketers in co-hoots with executive coaches invented it to create job security. It is exactly what it says: what is so unique about you, your product, your service that customers should buy only from you. Shoot me!
In computing, a denial-of-service (DoS) attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, such as to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) is where the attack source is more than one, and often thousands of, unique IP addresses.