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In Depth Articles (52 Tutorials)

Michele’s NAB Survival Guide Edition #NABShow

Michele’s NAB Survival Guide Edition #NABShow

August 19, 2021

Going to NAB this year? For first-timers to NAB, this is the insider’s guide from someone who has been to almost 20 NAB Shows.

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In depth upscaling or upsizing video

In Depth: Upscaling Video (Updated 11 Aug 2021)

August 11, 2021

If you work with old video footage in standard format or can’t shoot 4K, here are several tools to make the job smoother and get better results.

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In Depth: Subtitles and Captions

In Depth: Create Subtitles and Captions for Your Videos (Updated!)

July 26, 2021

Create subtitles and closed-captioning to help your video gain reach and appeal to a wider audience on broadcast and streaming videos.

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In Depth 3D Renderers

In Depth: Which render engine is best? (Updated 19 July 2021) #3drenderer

July 19, 2021

There are so many renderers available out there, and how does an artist know what to choose? Learn what the different renderers offer.

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In depth Fireworks

In Depth: Fireworks Extravaganza with Fun New Content

June 30, 2021

Each July 4 we update a collection of fun tutorials on making fireworks. Enjoy tutorials for Particular, Particle Illusion, X-Particles, more!

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In Depth: Lens Flare Plugins & Tools

In Depth: Lens Flares for Video

April 5, 2021

Lens Flares add drama and presence to scenes. In this article, I’ll be comparing some lens flare tools for your favorite NLEs and Motion Graphics tools

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In Depth: Particle Plugins for After Effects within your Budget

In Depth: Particle Plugins for After Effects within your Budget

February 4, 2021

Learn about creating particles in After Effects with plugins including Particle Illusion, Trapcode Particular, Rowbyte Plexus, and more!

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In Depth Demo Reel

In Depth: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Great Demo Reel

February 3, 2021

Get advice from seasoned pros on putting together a reel that will get you jobs! Learn what work to include on your reel, music choices, etc.

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In Depth Render Farms Network Rendering

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering

December 16, 2020

The idea of network rendering is to distribute your render over a network, or farm, of computers, to speed up your render times.

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In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

November 2, 2020

You really have two choices when shooting scenes that take place at night. Either shoot at night and deal with the low light situation or shoot Day for Night. Shooting at night is easier if your camera is capable of it. Day for Night, which I would recommend under certain circumstances, can be tricky but can look fantastic and undistinguishable when it’s done correctly. Part one of this article will focus on shooting in after dark.

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In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 2

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 2

November 2, 2020

Part 1 of this two part series focused on shooting at night and when and how to accomplish shooting in low light. Part 2 focuses on working with footage shot during the daytime and color grading for night. We'll also talk about adding some night time elements to sell your shot.

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In Depth: why Should I use V-Ray?

In Depth: Why Should I Use V-Ray?

August 7, 2020

V-Ray is a powerful 3D rendering system that was built for designers, architects, and jack-of-all-trades. Learn about how artists use V-Ray.

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In Depth: Gun Fire and Muzzle Flash Effects

In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash (Updated 10 July 2020)

July 10, 2020

An exhaustive resource on adding spectacular Gunfire and Muzzle Flash effects to your action and science fiction films in your host of choice.

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In Depth Davinci Resolve Free vs. Studio

In Depth: DaVinci Resolve Studio vs the Free Version

June 15, 2020

Is Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio version worth the investment over the free version? Yes, it is! Learn why you should upgrade to Resolve Studio.

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Best of Top 10 Tutorials 2019

Best of 2019: The Top 10 Tutorials at Toolfarm.com

January 7, 2020

According to our website stats, these were the Top 10 Tutorials of 2019. It’s interesting that most are technical, not about VFX.

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