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In Depth Articles (35 Tutorials)

In Depth 3D Renderers

In Depth: Which 3D render engine is best? (Updated 25 November 2022) #3drenderer

November 25, 2022

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 Gunfire and weapons sound design

In Depth: Gunfire and Weapon Sound Effects

September 1, 2022

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.

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In Depth: why Should I use V-Ray?

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.

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In Depth: Creating Space

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.

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NAB Survival Guide

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.

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In Depth Render Farms Network Rendering

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.

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in depth gunfire and muzzle flash effects

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.

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Learn Software Faster

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.

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In Depth Davinci Resolve Free vs. Studio

In Depth: DaVinci Resolve Studio vs the Free Version

November 3, 2021

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.

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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: 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: 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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