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7 Essential Premiere Pro Plugins (2020)

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

Premiere Pro is probably the most well-known editing software in the industry, and with good reason: it’s an incredibly powerful and user-friendly tool that editors, colorists and FX artists would struggle to live without. But, by adding a few plugins, you can get even more out of Adobe’s editing software. Whether you’re new to Premiere […]

The 10 Best Animation Software 2020

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

Animation can be brutal. If the long hours of strict concentration don’t get to you, then the tediousness will. But the moments of real magic shine through: that perfect sequence of frames bringing your character to life.Whether managing the tedium or celebrating the victories, choosing the right software can make an enormous difference. And while […]

The Best After Effects Plugins 2020

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

After Effects in itself is perhaps the most powerful tool in any motion designer, 3D artist or animator’s kit. But with the addition of plugins, Adobe’s software becomes smarter and more effective, as well as becoming the gateway to infinite creative possibilities.Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a complete newcomer to After Effects, these seven […]

17 Great Animation Blogs in 2020

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

​Animators are a special breed. Because unlike actors, the characters they create are tireless, purposeful and free from any human shortcoming. But in order to create these pieces of art, they need to be their best, learn from the best and produce their best. With that in mind, I’ve scoured the internet in search of the coolest […]

The Best Photo Apps 2020

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

When you think of photo apps, it’s likely that you immediately think of Instagram. And, although this is the best known app of its kind, there are a whole host of other software solutions that will take your imagery to a level that Insta users can only dream of. From simple edits to fun features […]

The 5 Best Osu Tablets 2020

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

Osu is fun. No, osu is not just “fun”…It’s an addictive carneval of colors, music and speed. Best suited for people with the twitchy nervous system of a war veteran. After playing it a bit you quickly realize that you need something better than a mouse to reach the absolute limits of your potential.If you’re […]

Essential Camera Lenses 2020

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

If you’re new to photography and you’re starting to add gear to your kit, one of the things you might be wondering is which lenses to invest in first. There are an endless amount of options on the market, and each one promises to do something special and unique. But, do you really need to […]

How to get animation internships (2020)

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

When it comes to starting a career in the field of visual arts, a degree is important, but it certainly isn’t everything. If you’re an animator, bagging an internship at a top production studio is key to landing that first job and getting your career moving. Here’s our guide on how to beat out the competition […]

The Best Digital Photo Frames 2020

By John Thatch / January 1, 2019

If you haven’t encountered a digital photo frame recently, you may have some conflicting feelings. Partly, there was that magical moment of the first time you saw one (if you’re old enough to remember their absence) like something ripped straight from Harry Potter. The pictures can change and move!On the other hand, when the novelty […]

7 Amazing webcomics you haven’t heard of

By John Thatch / November 24, 2018

If you haven’t heard of webcomics, they’re exactly the same as traditional comics but in digital format. Since the mid-80s when the world’s first webcomics were published online, the market has continued to grow and there are now thousands of digital graphic novels available for your enjoyment. Whether you like your stories packed full of action […]

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