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NUKE NUGGETS Weekly
Released On: 3/3/2016
NUKE NUGGETS Weekly is a series of short 5–10 minute tips and tricks for Nuke compositing. New tips are delivered every Thursday, covering topics such as lighting, color matching, grading, animation, camera moves, interlaced video, cloning, rotoscoping, and more. With NUKE, there are literally hundreds of possibilities. Expert Steve Wright helps you explore a different facet of the program every week, including little known nodes and production tips to help you become a better, more efficient compositor.
What kinds of NUKE tips do you need? Join the Steve Wright's NUKE NUGGETS group on LinkedIn, and post your requests there.
Audio Mixing Master Class
Released On: 5/19/2016
Get a master class in audio mixing from one of the music industry's most admired teachers, Bobby Owsinski. Built around hands-on mixing exercises designed to show you how to listen and work like a music pro, this weekly series reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to all the different facets of mixing, including instrument and vocal balance, panning, compression, EQ, reverb, delay, and making your mix as interesting as possible.
See how the pros handle the critical balance between the bass and drums. Learn where, when, why, and how EQ should be used on virtually any instrument. Become proficient in tailoring just the right effect for each particular mixing situation. And master the key to fat and punchy sounding mixes: compression. Tune in every Thursday for a new tip!
Released On: 7/28/2016
ZBrush's Polypaint feature allows artists to paint directly on a model's surface without first assigning a texture map. Simply create your texture map at a later time by transferring the painted surface into a texture. Polypainting is much faster and much more fun than the standard workflow—and you can easily change the size and resolution of your map and remap the UVs. Join Michael Ingrassia as he shows how to use Polypaint for advanced texturing in ZBrush. Learn dark-to-light painting techniques, how to set up meshes for colorizing, and how to create various texture effects, including metallic finishes and stippling.
To learn how to sculpt the 3D pirate journal featured here, check out Michael's previous course, ZBrush: Stylized Sculpting.
Final Cut Pro X Guru: Advanced Trimming
Released On: 7/28/2016
Cutting a video means being able to trim your clips effectively in the timeline. This integral part of the editing process can make or break a production, determining how all of the captured video will play together as a whole. This course covers the tools in Final Cut Pro X that allow you to fine-tune your projects so you can become a trimming master.
Join Nick Harauz as he demonstrates advanced techniques for shortening clips, trimming video, and selecting ranges on clips. He shows you how to extend edits, deal with connected clips, compare cuts, use dynamic trimming, and more. Along the way, he includes shortcut commands, so you can expedite your workflow, driving all your editing from the keyboard. To ensure you're ready to use his tips in the real-world, he wraps up the course by going through two examples, cutting dialogue and cutting documentary footage in the timeline.