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How This Tech Pioneer Hacked Her Way to Happiness

Apple's first user evangelist, Ellen Petry Leanse, reveals her top tools to overcome tech distraction so we can take charge of what matters most.<p>1 min read<p>According to new research, Americans check their phones an astonishing average of 80 times per day. Technology has enabled instant and perpetual …

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Making AI Safe for Civilized Society

There are plenty of concerns about the safety of artificial intelligence, and it's up to humans to set the standards for safe uses of the …

This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

Stephen Hawking

Microsoft is building a new version of Skype for tutors and consultants

Microsoft is prepping to preview Skype Professional Account, which will make it easier for people who provide training, tutoring, consulting and counseling sessions via video chat to run their services – for free.<p>The new version will include tools to schedule sessions, add notes for individual …

Five Essential Effects in Premiere Pro CC for Advanced Users

There are loads of handy features inside Premiere Pro CC that could be extremely helpful on certain occasions as long as you’re aware of their …

Learning To Cope With Clinical Depression Has Made Me A Better Manager

I’ve gone to great lengths to hide it for most of my career, but eventually I realized I didn’t need to.<p>I’m certain about three things in this world. One, Post-Its are the greatest invention. Two, it’s acceptable to drink rosé all year round. Three, I have clinical depression.<p>Depression has been …

Depression

Fukushima is surrendering to nature six years after nuclear meltdown

Nature has come for Fukushima. Six years after a nuclear meltdown resulted in a mass exodus of neighboring residents, the Fukushima prefecture is …

10 Must-Follow YouTube Channels for Filmmakers and Video Editors

Subscribe to these 10 YouTube channels on filmmaking, video editing, and production. They're all better than film school!

Essential Tips For Going Freelance as a Graphic Designer

<i>Special Advertising Note: The following sponsored content is brought to you courtesy of Motion Array, one of HOW’s trusted partners.</i>Freelancing can …

A free eBook on Motion Graphics and Adobe After Effects

You’re an artist? A storyteller? A filmmaker? You love graphic design and want to learn the high art of animation? Then this eBook is for you. …

Most Inspiring Game Animation Tech Talks of 2016

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Beginner's Guide to Visual Effects

“Once you’re in charge of a virtual shot, you are both the director and the DP for that world.”<p>Lights Film School recently had the opportunity to …

Chroma Keying

4 Essential After Effects Color Grading Tutorials

Want to level up your color grading chops in After Effects? Watch these essential color grading tutorials to give your skills a boost.<p><i>Top image via</i> …

How to start your digital art journey

Last week, Escape Studios hosted its annual VFX Festival, where experts in the field of CG, animation, visual effects and motion graphics gather to …

How to turn a 2D image into stylised 3D

Sometimes an illustration or piece of artwork just demands to be rendered and turned into 3D art, and that was the spark that ignited Media …

New plug-ins simplify and amplify 360 editing

Shooting 360 video is an entirely different beast than fixed frame video. There’s no framing and no hiding, and there’s very little you can do to …

How to Create a Star Wars-Inspired Hologram in After Effects

Learn how to create a dazzling high-res hologram in this exclusive Star Wars-inspired tutorial. Includes free project file and assets!

How to Learn Adobe After Effects in Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is the leading choice for motion graphics and animations in the video world. This product is ubiquitous amongst those who work …

Create a Simple Motion Graphics Workflow With Premiere Pro and After Effects

Learn how to create a simple motion graphics workflow between Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.

There was a lot of fake Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange according to this VFX reel

The visual effects in Marvel’s Doctor Strange were pretty damn stellar, but as usual, it wasn’t until I saw a behind-the-scenes reel from one of the …

Animation

Updated: For VR Storytelling Pioneers, One Adobe Partner Has The Mettle Of An Outfitter

<b>UPDATE (June, 21, 2017): Adobe announced today that it has bought all SkyBox technology from Mettle and brought on the company’s co-founder Chris Bobotis (featured below) as director, professional video. You can read more about the acquisition here.</b><p>Maybe in the future this meeting will be …

Hollywood's Greatest Trick

Hollywood's<p>Greatest Trick<p>Hollywood's<p>February 22, 2017<p>Visual effects artists are responsible for some of the most iconic moments in movie history. The …

Animation