In Depth Articles (35 Tutorials)
In Depth: Which 3D render engine is best? (Updated 13 Feb 2022) #3drenderer
February 13, 2023
There are so many renderers available out there, and how does an artist know what to choose? Learn what the different renderers offer.
In Depth: Gunfire and Weapon Sound Effects UPDATED
February 13, 2023
In any action film or video game, the sound is as important as the visuals. In this article, we’ll focus specifically on Gunfire and Weapon Sound Effects. UPDATED
In Depth: DaVinci Resolve Studio vs the Free Version (Updated)
January 18, 2023
Is Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio version worth the investment over the free version? Yes, it is! Read DaVinci Resolve Studio vs Free to learn more.
In Depth: Upscaling Video (Updated 15 Dec 2022)
December 15, 2022
If you work with old video footage in standard format or can’t shoot 4K, learn how to make the job smoother and get better results.
In Depth: Why Should I Use V-Ray?
August 19, 2022
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.
In Depth: Creating Space – A Galaxy of Resources for your Epic Space Film (Updated!)
August 18, 2022
Space, the final frontier! Learn to create stars, galaxies, moons, and more for your next space-themed film or science fiction short.
Michele’s NAB Survival Guide Edition #NABShow
March 9, 2022
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.
In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering
March 4, 2022
The idea of network rendering is to distribute your render over a network, or farm, of computers, to speed up your render times.
Gunfire & Muzzle Flash Effects, Part 1
February 22, 2022
In the first article in the series on gunfire & muzzle flash, we break down real gunfire shots, to help add realism to your own effects.
How to Smash the Learning Curve to Learn Software Faster
January 31, 2022
Have you been wanting to learn new software but don’t know where to start? Don’t have the time? Well, I’m here to help you make it happen.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.