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Albert Stern is a healer, artist, and instructor. He practices acupuncture, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. He creates anatomical illustrations and fine art paintings. He is also an acupuncture instructor and teaches at various schools and facilities. He works with the Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine and Peak Research Institute. 

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Memories of Paintings

Albert Stern

Thomas Blanchard is a French is a stunning and incredibly talented video director. This video "Memories of Paintings" features images created by paint, oil, milk and liquid soap. 

Spend a few minutes allowing yourself to be swept away into the ocean of texture and color! 

You can find more work by Thomas Blanchard on his website and Facebook. 

 

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Why We Blame Others - Brene Brown

Albert Stern

I find the work of Brené Brown extremely helpful. She writes about the importance of vulnerability and the power of being enough in the world. I found her message powerful to share with friends, clients, and students. I highly recommend her book, Daring Greatly. 

The short video below is very funny and yet hits at a core habit many of us (including myself) share...the impulse to blame. 

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Animation Alert! How the Brain Makes Memories

Albert Stern

The video below was created by Sohail Al-Jamea an animator and designer from the Washington DC area. He has created work for clients such as CNN, ABC, and NBC.  

I am enchanted by the pacing and visual language used in this video. Ideas such as memory are so complex to communicate well. The clarity and simplicity of this two-minute video is wonderful.

Plus some talk about amnesia too! Check it out! 

To see more work by Sohail Al-Jamea jump to his vimeo page. 


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New Animation - Visceral Manipulation

Albert Stern

I created this animation about the basic principles of visceral manipulation!

I am very happy about the way it turned out and the entire process of making it.

I never created an animation before now. I taught myself all of the steps needed to put this video together. A few people asked me what tools I used in the process. Below is a list of everything I used. 

Things I have used before: 

1. Sketchbook Pro: The tool I use to do all of my illustration work. It is a really dynamic program even though I use only a very small part of it. The illustrations I have done of Katie Mason and all of the Big Picture Book of Point Location were created in this app. 

2. Wacom Bamboo Tablet: Wacom makes pens and drawing tablets for artists. Their products are really high end. Although a few years ago they were selling a more modest product, the Bamboo tablet. This simple drawing surface completely suits my needs. (Although the high-end ones are dreamy!

3. Adobe Premiere Pro: video editing software. Like many of these products, Premiere is very powerful and I use just a fraction of the features. I used this earlier when editing the short video pieces of me talking on this website. 

Things that were completely new to me: 

4. Adobe Flash Professional:  Flash gives me the ability to move flat 2d images. I think this was a good place to start never having animated anything before. I had never struggled through the process of having things move on a timeline before. Once I got the hang of the basics it was quite fun. 

5. Adobe After Effects: The moving text in the beginning and end of the video were done with this app. I wanted to avoid learning a second motion app. But truthfully this is the right tool for the job. It really is powerful for doing super complicated projects like - this one. (It hurts my brain to try and figure out that video!) 

There is a lot more I can learn. I have some plans for more projects in the near future.

If you have ideas of topics I ought to animate - drop me an email! 

Stay tuned!