I was a fan of The Nod even before Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings showed up on Quibi’s live version of the podcast. I love how they dig into the biggest moments and most underexplored corners of Black culture, as told by the actors, musicians, writers, thinkers, chefs, activists, artists, and everyday people who live it. The show, even in quarantine, continues to have thoughtful discussions and fun content. Today was more of that fun!
On today’s episode of Quibi’s THE NOD, hosts Brittany and Eric sit down with Leighton McDonald – a Black Visual Experience Designer, and the undisputed king of filters to learn about augmented reality and his process in creating them. Remember the Basquiat filter? And that “Goon” filter? And everyone remembers the “Hotep” filter. Those all are McDonald’s designs. The result is an IG filter contest that you MUST check this out.
THE NOD IG FILTERS!
McDonald created two different filters you can actually use!
Eric’s Filter: TRUE TO THE NOD
True to The Nod is Eric’s homage to the iconic rap album covers that Southern labels like No Limit Records and Cash Money Records made famous in the late 90s-00s. An effect is activated when you open your mouth.
Brittany’s Filter: THIRD EYE OPEN
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Third Eye Open is Brittany’s favorite old-school hair style and accessories punctuated with metaphysical access to a new school inner you! An effect activated when you tap the screen.