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About Shaun

Video producer and novice banjo player.

Did y’all know you can share stuff directly to Basecamp from apps like Paper? Resident illustrator, Nate Otto shows it off.

Shaun on Feb 27 2015 Discuss

iPad Spinners

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Last March the iPad team asked me to design some custom loading screen spinners for the Basecamp app. None of these have made it into the app yet, but I thought it would be fun to share some of the tests.

Apple has quite a few more rules than the Android Play Store when it comes to preview videos so we had a little fun with this one.

What has Basecamp helped you make?

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Over 17,000,000 people around the world have used Basecamp to help them make awesome stuff. They’ve written books, renovated kitchens, built science fair projects, manufactured bicycles, planted gardens, edited magazines, designed web sites, created new brands, and walked to the south pole.

We want to see the awesome stuff that Basecamp helped YOU make, and we want to share it with the world by featuring your projects on our new site, launching in 2014.

Just fill out this form and upload a photo, video, or graphic of the thing Basecamp helped you make.

37signals Works Remotely

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We talk a lot about working remotely. Over 70% of our employees work remotely. They work out of homes, coffee shops, and co-working spaces. They play music, garden, and spend time with their families. We dig working remotely so much we wrote a book about it.
Meet some of the fantastic people who make working remotely for 37signals such a success.

Spoiler Alert!

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One of our favorite customers has been using Basecamp to keep track of conversations with friends and family as well as running a successful small business. Now he’s decided to make the project public.

Using Gifs for More Than Funny Cats

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File this under the “why didn’t I think of this before” category.
Usually when I’m looking for feedback on motion graphics I upload the video to Basecamp and wait for notes. Then it struck me. With just a few extra clicks I can post .gifs of the animations.
They play automatically, they loop, there’s no more opening large video files in a new window and multiple versions can be seen together.
Process: Rendered in After Effects then brought into Photoshop and saved as a .gif. For these 1080p videos I saved them at 300×169 with 16 colors.