Showing posts from May, 2015

Free Screensaver Friday - Maya Angelou

The team here at 321 Fastdraw has always had a soft spot for the great Maya Angelou.   She is a poet and award-winning author who wrote, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and her pretty fantastic and numerous poetry and essay collections. Maya Angelou’s creativity, strong spirit, and unbelievable talent to write words that touch others are what made us choose her to create a screensaver for.  She wrote a ton of great stuff, but we really like her quote, Do the best you can until you know better, then when you know better, do better. We hope you like it too. Download the screensaver – Windows Version Download the screensaver  – Mac Version

The Birth of Whiteboard Animation

You’d have to be living under a rock for the past decade... or so not to have seen the popular hand drawing technique commonly referred to as whiteboard animation, fast draw, video scribing or video telestration. Call it what you wish, but this technique is by no means new. Believe it or not, Walt Disney was the first person to experiment with this type of style. Early in his career, around 1919, he actually filmed himself doing hand-drawn cel-animation. Nearly 100 years later and Walt’s early experimentation is being used as a vehicle for message dissemination by corporations, agencies,  broadcast outlets , public advocacy organizations, Montessori School , and everything in-between. Here at 321 Fast Draw, we are honored to continue the whiteboard legacy that fellow Chicagoan, Walt Disney, started as a fluke so many years ago.  While technology has helped us streamline the process since the days Walt doodled around under the lens of his second-hand Bell & Howell

Free Screensaver Friday - Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee, the master of all things Martial Arts and amazingness, is pretty cool. He was an amazing speaker, artist, actor, and mentor to millions of people around the world. For these reasons, we wanted to give everyone a couple things to help remember him by. First, we want to drop a few famous tidbits of Bruce Lee wisdom on you: “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. ~ Bruce Lee” All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. ~ Bruce Lee I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine. ~ Bruce Lee Another one of the coolest things Bruce Lee said was, If you Love Life, Don’t Waste Time for Time is what Life is Made Up of. This quote has a special meaning for the team here, and we wanted to do a bit more with it. Download – Windows Version Download – Mac Version Share it, use it, enjoy it.  Free Screensaver