In Depth Articles (53 Tutorials)
November 18, 2020
Create subtitles and closed-captioning to help your video gain reach and appeal to a wider audience on broadcast and streaming videos.
November 16, 2020
There are so many renderers available out there, and how does an artist know what to choose? Learn what the different renderers offer.
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.
August 5, 2020
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.
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.
July 3, 2020
Each July 4 we update a collection of fun tutorials on creating fireworks. Plus save 5% this weekend at Toolfarm with a coupon code. Click for details.
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.
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.
October 2, 2019
Deepfakes use artificial intelligence to create a convincing face swap in video and imagery. There is a big future for deepfakes in the film industry.
September 11, 2019
The idea of network rendering is to distribute your render over a network, or farm, of computers, to speed up your render times.
July 18, 2019
Bokeh is a type of defocus or lens blur where the blur takes on the shape of the lens diaphram. We explain how to pronounce the word, how it is created, and show lots of cool examples. Also, a few plug-ins to create a bokeh in post-production.
June 13, 2019
Is your New Year’s Resolution to get a new job or to bring in new freelance work? A new demo reel can help. What are employers looking for in a reel? I was on a panel at a college last month where we talked about what makes a demo reel great and what makes it… well, not so great. I also asked around to some industry peers for their opinions.
February 18, 2019
Why a NAB Survival Guide? For those of you who will be first timers to NAB, this is the insider’s guide from someone who has been to at least 15 NAB Shows in a row. I have lost track. Trust me, I’m a Pluginologist.
December 31, 2018
Learn all about the Time Displacement filter, which creates an effect known as slit scan, a trippy looking time manipulation that can be used to represent a time travel, a warp in the space time continuum, a drug trip and much more.
December 17, 2018
Even though After Effects is a very solid product, everyone will run into issues from time to time, whether it be from corrupt preferences, random errors, codec problems, and more. Here is a general problem-solving guide on how to troubleshoot some common issues with After Effects.