Creativity is demanding. It’s exciting, challenging, and sometimes exhausting. Creative blocks can hit you at any moment. You still need to meet deadlines. This sometimes means working through the night, or until the early hours of the morning or for an endless amount of hours. Given this amount of pressure, some of us wipe out. If you don’t give yourself time away from work, even for a few days you’re most likely to experience a decline in your health and your business. This comes in many forms, and you may not notice them until the worst possible moment. Reward yourself. Give yourself a pat on the back every now and again. More so when you’re working on a tight deadline or a large project that’s taking up a lot of time. This could be just taking one day off, with no interaction with work projects. Take some time for you and explore something you’ve always wanted to do. A show, a film, whatever it is. Lift. Heavy shit. As you’ve heard time and time again, exercise is a miracle cure for many things in life. So, get down to the gym, or lift some weights in the house. Again, […]Read More
This scenario is going to sound familiar to all of you reading this. While you’re usually a COMMAND & S god, today for some reason you’ve forgotten to do it. Then, out of the blue you do something and up pops the Apple beach ball of death. You’re a believer though, so you decide to give it a little time to allow it to “fix itself”. As such you go buy a coffee, or go smoke a cigarette – five minutes should be enough time for the computer to figure out what’s happening right? You come back to your desk and it’s still there. You start losing hope. That’s when you realize you’ve probably spent two hours working on something without saving and, of course Adobe’s auto save hasn’t been efficiently working as per usual. As such you stand to lose a lot of work. So what do you do? Eventually, as happens for all of us, you give up and force quit the application, lose the work and then have to re-do it all over again. The problem is that second time around, the work never seems as good. Sound familiar? Yeah it does. It’s happened to us a […]Read More
We only just started getting into Apple Pay since the release of the new iPhone OS 10. It prompted us to turn it on when we upgraded and made it really easy to do so. Also we were in the mood with trying a new payment method because the advent of the chip & PIN in New York has been annoying to say the least. Do I swipe? Do I put my card in? Why does the Chip & PIN process take so long anyways? All of these questions are very apparent and this terrible roll out of new technology blubber by the credit card companies has paved the way for Apple Pay to take over for all iPhone owners. What’s best of all is the process for payment, thanks to the fingerprint technology in the home button makes payment not only easy as can be, but the approval process is instant. After using it just once, we shifted our thought process on the way we pay for things moving forward because, as weird as it sounds we think a significant amount of time could be saved using it. So what’s the process? It’s simple as can be. When the […]Read More
We Love Adobe! At RIOT, we love Adobe and their product range. We have been avid (weird use of words considering that this is a competitor product but hey ho!) users for years and fully support and love everything they have done for the creative industry through their software. That said, as with anything, every now and again you find yourself running into bugs and glitches that have you scratching your head in desperate hopes to find a solution. These issues always seem to happen when you are on a time crunch too. What is smooth sailing normally becomes and issue right when you need it – some bug or glitch comes out of left field and starts to really press on your deadline. Flashing Black Glitch Over the past few weeks we have seen a technical glitch happen where projects using adjustment layers in Adobe Premier have a horrible glitch / flickering of black throughout when rendering or exporting. We experienced this on two different and completely separate projects this week. After searching on Google for a solution and reading thread after thread about this issue, there really seemed to be no solution to be found anywhere. As such we took […]Read More
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RIOT was founded with one aim: put a whole new spin on creativity. A New York City / Los Angeles based Creative Agency we smash rudimental, old-school, text book thought & creative processes. We break down creativity blocking walls, and we annihilate the rules & regulations that have stifled the creative world far too long. We mix creativity with technology to offer breathtaking results.