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In Depth Articles (40 Tutorials)

navigating career crossroads

Navigating a Career Crossroads: When to Move On

February 12, 2024

Michele Terpstra explores the crucial factors to consider when deciding to leave a job. Assess your satisfaction, align with long-term goals, prioritize mental well-being, evaluate financial stability, explore alternative pathways, and seek support for an informed decision.

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In depth upscaling or upsizing video

In Depth: Upscaling Video (Updated 8 Feb 2024)

February 8, 2024

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.

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How to Choose the Right 3D Rendering Software

In Depth: How to Choose the Right 3D Rendering Software #3drenderer UPDATED

February 7, 2024

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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Become a mentor

Nurturing Creativity: A Guide to Becoming a Mentor

January 17, 2024

Ready to spice up your creative career in 2024? Consider being a mentor. Nothing says “I’ve got this” like guiding the next generation.

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AI for Filmmakers, video Pros and Content Creators

A.I. Tools for Video Pros, Filmmakers, & Content Creators #indepth [Updated]

October 17, 2023

A.I. tools for video, filmmakers, and content creators are currently available for a lot more than you may realize. Here are tools to try!

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In Depth Davinci Resolve Free vs. Studio

In Depth: DaVinci Resolve Studio vs the Free Version (Updated)

July 24, 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.

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How to choose the best 3D application for your needs

How to Choose the Best 3D Application for Your Needs

April 25, 2023

If you are serious about creating truly amazing visuals in 3D, it’s important to choose the right 3D application for your needs.

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Michele's NAB Survival Guide

Michele’s NAB Survival Guide #NABShow

April 11, 2023

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 Gunfire and weapons sound design

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

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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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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: 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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