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I recorded a cover of the Lana Del Rey song as an experiment in mixing country and R&B musical styles, and shot this accompanying video on July 4th as an experiment with my youngest sister’s Rebel T3.

Recording and video created by Zachary Smith. Song written by Elizabeth Grant and Justin Parker.

This film was shot in HD on a DSLR but has been compressed per Vimeo’s rules, with some resultant odd letterboxing.

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The Video Games of 2012

I tried to keep it as spoiler-free as possible. Just, don’t analyze it.

List of video games and music used: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=FZx5xgjq
Vimeo not doing it for you?: http://youtu.be/vjiHydlmL24
All footage and audio belongs to their respectful distributors.

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My selection of games was very open – rereleases, North American releases, DLC, expansions, and visual novels. I tried to include as many as I could through either audio or video, and because of that, a lot of official promo/live action videos were used for video games. Unfortunately, I had left out a lot of great video games. For that,

Special mentions to:
Tribes Ascend
Legends of Grimrock
Under Defeat HD
FTL: Faster Than Light
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!
Q.U.B.E.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
Spelunky
La Mulana
Retro City Rampage
Pokemon Conquest
Wargame European Escalation
Double Dragon Neon
Army Corps of Hell
AirMech, and many more.

In the end, I’ve discovered that I’m very sick of FPS, and there is a very aggressive theme of “choice” and “darkness”. I’m not a great editor. I’m still surviving on cliches until I can develop my own style. Hopefully, I’ll get better, but until then,

I hope you enjoy the video!

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Finding Your Niche With The Four-Layer Method



Do you want more referrals and better clients? My four-layer method will help you stand out. Here’s how to use it:

First, ask yourself: What type of problems do people come to me for?
What skills do I have that make other people think of me? When do people say “Oh! [your name] is the one for that”?

Next, ask these same questions to other people around you.

Remember, though our talents might seem completely normal to us, they aren’t always so for other people.

Now compare the two lists and apply the 4 layer method to narrow your target market 4 times to the specific group of people who you can AND want to help the most.

While solving a real issue, you want your 4th layer to be THE THING people associate you with.

Now you are ready to share your newfound and well-defined specialization with the world.

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‘Lesson 6 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



As always FILMED IN REAL-TIME, so that you can see every stroke, every colour mix, every blend, every aspect of the method being used – you will miss nothing, you will be privy to everything that Artist & Author Paul Taggart carries out – seeing his every action, all accompanied by his detailed running commentary.

WORK CONTINUES ON THE MAIN COMPOSITION – a painting within a painting – a landscape within a still-life – which follows lesson by lesson until the final touches.

You can either follow along using the same reference photographs as Paul, or you are welcome to decide on your own ‘View Through My Window’ – the decision is entirely up to you.

LESSON 6 and work continues on one specific area – not as you would come to expect, working from the top of the painting down to the bottom (usually the distant background to the foreground); but, uniquely in this case, from the true distance in this painting, which is the exterior view of the tree and forest, framed within the interior view.

Having ended the last lesson with the first layers being applied to the tree and distant forest/bushes and shrubs; you now continue work on this ‘landscape’ element of the composition.

First to get worked on is that all-important sky, in which ‘negative’ painting comes into its own – watch as Paul “nibbles” into the tree, thus giving the sky a more interesting shape as well as revealing a more dynamic silhouette.

Then Paul turns to the focal point of this landscape, the structural tree – firstly working on the leaf platforms; using graduated colour mixes to work through to the ‘blue’ reflected lights and ‘yellow’ sunlit patches. Although he does hold back on going as far as highlights and super-highlights; after all, this is a distant landscape framed by the window and foreground still-life and as such is subject to aerial perspective.

The branches and trunk are worked up in the same manner, finished off with delicate slices of golden light from the setting sun.

Finally, the first laying down of lights and darks to effect the undulating surface of the grazed field.

You will discover that scuffs and dry paint strokes provide useful techniques for effecting visual texture throughout this area. You will comme to appreciate how varying brush-strokes and directional brush-strokes can be exploited, using one round brush, to depict slabs of colour, ticks of colour, slices of colour, the thinnest of strokes – no need for a raft of different brushes, when a single round brush can offer such versatility.

MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Acrylic Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulacryl
‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylictechniques
‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics2
‘[Series 2] Panting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques02
‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3
‘[Series 3] Panting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques3

PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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#098 The Seven Keys to Success to Receive Divine Healing! Part 6; Guest Timothy Martin – Quantum Dots, UFO’s, More!



http://www.witts.ws for more information.

Please check back in a few hours for the link to the video archive to be posted…

Teaching: Sir Timothy Thrapp on The Seven Keys to Success to Receive Divine Healing! Part 6

–Of the many scriptures referring to divine healing, one is mentioned here: John 4:46,

–Many different methods of divine healing are discussed, with biblical and personal references.

Guest/Topic: Timothy Martin – Fascinating discussion on Quantum Dots, Quantum Car Combustion, Russian UFO found in Melted Glacier Snow, filmed in 1969.

Some Questions & Comments From the Broadcast:

Q: I have read reports of ‘JoeCells’ that have gone out of balance and made people sick. Can you comment further on this side effect?

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Greetings to all Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Get informed and involved in REAL World Improvement! Help change our world for the better!

Sir T will begin our broadcast with this week’s teaching: The Covenant and the Contradiction.

Tonight Brother Martin will be joining us for an interesting discussion on Quantum Dots. We’ll have a short introductory video showing recent development of this technology and its use in lighting. The ministry has been utilizing this for over a century in the development of some amazing devices. The QUEET (Quantum Energy Enhancement Technology) and the Fuel Enhancement Technology Kit are both samples of this put into available useful items. Sir T will explain in more detail what makes it tick, and also how it could be further developed in the future. He’ll demo a fascinating feature of the Fuel Enhancement Technology on tonight’s program!

We’ve also got a couple of other interesting short videos to cover during the show… a leaked old Russian military film from 1969 taken of an extraterrestrial saucer found during the Cold War. Sir T has some additional information about the source of the film. And, a video of an additional remote discovery regarding a deceased ET kept hidden for many years.

This week’s broadcast will no doubt be a real education! If you can’t join us live, please check out the archive!

If you’re interested in checking out some of the tech on tonight’s show for yourself, remember it and JT’s ebook is available on the WITTS Gifts Page. All donations benefit a very important cause – World Improvement and WITTS Ministries.

Submit your questions live, in chat or at the email address below!

Another exciting program that you won’t want to miss! If you can’t be with us live, check out previous shows on our website, http://www.witts.ws/category/advanced-technology-teaching-archives, or on Vimeo.

Tell your friends! Invite everyone!

Your questions and comments welcome.

We send you our LOVE! God Bless You!

10PM Eastern USA time. www.justin.tv/worldimprovement

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Some Questions & Comments From the Broadcast:

Q: One day you must explain extra terrestrials and redemption, and discuss more of the aliens you worked with

Further Discussion:

UFO’s, Aliens

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Sat Coaches Ruma on Limitation to Excellence (Part4 – Resource Building & Closing)

Part 4 of Sat Coaches Ruma on Limitation to Excellence

Based on the recording of coaching sessions submitted by you, and the feedback we received of the last session uploaded, here’s what we would suggest you to focus on first:
· Setting the agenda of the session (helping client identify the real issue)
· Interacting, inducing & inciting the client with integrity to what you can offer
· Pacing and be in rapport with the client to sense progress client makes towards outcome
· Keeping your communication direct on the agenda until client makes the InnerMost Shift

Note the use of all ICF core competencies, IC PROBE GAP framework in the sessions. While you will notice how the coach is opening / closing the session, in almost all the session, it might not be there in some session due to constraint of time.

Create a Vimeo account and update your observations, queries in the comments sections. Reply also to queries from others, this is sure to enhance your understanding as well. We (AlphaStars Team) will also post our observation on your query/ comment from time to time.

The sessions are for YOUR LEARNING ONLY. Do NOT share the video link and password with anyone.

Wish you a great learning and immense joy in your journey to becoming a world class InnerMost Shift Coach.

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CoffeeCup – 01_06 Building a procedural Indentation to the Cup’s Lid



In this tutorial, you will work on the indentation in the cup lid. For that, we use groups, expressions and a boolean. Also, you learn how to add your own shelf to Houdini and add a preset for a node for faster working. Additionally, you learn about two often used HScript functions. bbox() and centroid() .

These topics are covered:

Analyzing the node tree
Selection methods in the Group node
Using bounding objects for groups
bbox expression for positioning
Bounding Box and the Bound Node
Clip Node for cutting planes
centroid expression for positioning
storing node presets
storing own shelf commands
Using the Boolean Node
Setting the centroid of a transform node

This tutorial series „Houdini Practice Hour“ is meant for newbies in Houdini FX, who want to learn the basic tasks of modeling, uvs, shading, lighting and rendering on a project base in Houdini FX. I will explain you step by step the workflows and tools, so you can follow along and then experiment to deepen your knowledge. Learning means „getting your hands dirty“. This series doesn’t give you the most effective, elegant or the “only right way”, it’s concepted to give you a solid learning experience. If you are searching for a complete introduction into the fundamentals of Houdini FX, you can take a look here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/houdinifxfundamentals

Helge Maus teaches 3D- & VFX Applications for 20 years. His focus lies on VFX, but he also works with many studios and agencies from different visualization areas.

If you have questions or topics, which should be added, please let us know.

If you want to support Helge Maus for publishing more free tutorials you could join his Patreons:
https://www.patreon.com/pixeltrain3d

Or you can download the Project files on Gumroad:
https://gumroad.com/pixeltrain3d

Find more information on pixeltrain.de
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‘Lesson 15 – [Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’



The purpose of this series is to break down the three principal layers of this traditional method – we have already covered working with ‘thinned’ mixes in ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 2] – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2 and in [Series 4] will be covering ‘glazing’ and ‘tinting’.

LESSON 15 and you join Artist & Author Paul Taggart for the finishing layer and working from the back to the front of the composition, you will return to the top of the painting.

Gently does it in Lesson 15, as you seek to balance the painting for the final time. This is where the magic happens. Now you will be adding the ‘sunny’ touches and re-inforcing reflected lights; you will be adding those splashes of subtle colour that bring the painting to life.

You will be working through yellow and blue lights to the final bright, pure-white highlights, those deep lights that reflect the ambient light – this is what makes working with oil paints such an enriching experience.

In this lesson you will also come to appreciate how colours affect each other. Watch as Paul now scuffs in the purple heather – faint in the distant landscape, yet the effect of purple against the greens and yellows does so much to add depth and character to the background rocky hills and steep inclines.

Then it’s onto the trees that surround the distant cottage, where Paul wishes to introduce more contrast, to again develop greater depth and character. Watch as he brings the dark undergrowth into view, where trunks and branches intertwine and catch flecks of light.

And finally, you may feel that the grassy areas were successfully achieved up to now; but watch what happens as Paul introduces those warm oranges and yellows throughout, exploiting directional brush-strokes as he goes to define those grasses that stand tall and erect from those that are flattened out.

As always, this lesson is filmed in real-time so that you can truly work-along with Paul, so that you don’t miss any of his techniques, hints and tips, or any of his colour mixes created from his nucleus six-colour palette. Listen carefully to Paul’s running commentary for those topical tips that only come from years of experience as a professional fine artist whose passion for his craft is something that he loves to share.

The subject for this composition was chosen for its wealth of varying textures; perfect for a painting in which Paul sets out to demonstrate the role of the impasto layer in the traditional method of working with oils – the rocky outcrop, the trees and undulating land (covered in bracken, grass and so on), the sheep, the stone building in the foreground and the whitewashed building in the background, the cinder path. It is also filled with varying perspectives and vanishing points that draw the viewer’s eye. Contrasting light and shade play a strong part in creating dynamism. Here you have everything with which to practice the art of working with bristle brushes.
SEE ALSO….

‘[Series 4] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils4
‘[Series 4] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques04
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1
‘[Series 1] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques01
‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2
‘[Series 2] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques02
‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils3
‘[Series 3] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques03

‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1

PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures, Masterclasses – simply use the Search button on the VOD page within artworkshopwithpaul – type in Oils and all will be revealed.

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Blender 2.9 for Production – 01 Introduction to the Compositor Workflow



In this tutorial, we will talk about the workflow connections of the Blender 2.9 Compositor with Rendering and external files. We also take a look into the node-based compositing workflow, add useful Keyboard shortcuts and Quick Favorites to make your comping work more effective and faster. This introduction is also meant for artists coming from other compositing solutions like Nuke and Fusion to get a fast understanding of the environment.

These topics are covered:

Overview over the series
Understanding the Blender Render Process
Rendersettings
Image Editor Window
Direct Saving of Render Results
Images in Blender’s Memory
Re-open a previous render
Slots for Comparison
View Layers (Renderlayers) & Render-Channels / Passes / AOVs
Differences in saving Stills vs. Animations
Understand Blender’s Post Processing Pipeline
Adding Channels in the View Layer Properties
Denoising Data, Mist, Cryptomatte Passes
Renderlayers & Composite Node
Loading pre-rendered images or sequences
Outputting compositing results as EXRs
Adding Output Channels for the EXR export
Using the Node Wrangler
Adding useful Keyboard Shortcuts
Node Search Shortcut
Adding some Quick Favorites
Adding Nodes to the stream
Deleting Nodes
Working effective with the Viewer Node
Backdrop Image / Image Viewer
Saving out final stills directly
Finding the control widgets for special nodes
Performance Settings
Sampling Colors
Float normalized Colors
Adding a Glow
Rendering & Comping a whole animation at once

This tutorial series „Blender 2.9 for Production“ focuses on Blender 2.9 as a full Production Suite for (Indie) 3D- & VFX Productions. In this tutorials, I will explain how to work with the different Modules of Blender 2.9 and how they are connected to each other. I will give you an introduction of the specific functionalities, but also the production context and workflows, which can help you to use Blender in your productions.

Helge Maus teaches 3D- & VFX Applications for 20 years. His focus lies on VFX, but he also works with many studios and agencies from different visualization areas.

If you have questions or topics, which should be added, please let us know.

If you want to support Helge Maus for publishing more free tutorials you could join his Patreons:
https://www.patreon.com/pixeltrain3d

Find more information on pixeltrain.de
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/pixeltrain3DVFXTrainings
VIMEO: vimeo.com/pixeltrain
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/pixeltrain
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‘Lesson 11 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



You join Artist & Author Paul Taggart as he embarks on an element in this painting which at first may appear bland an uninteresting, the foreground window shelf. However it is not, for it is actually filled with myriad colours, affected as it is by many different sources of light – sunlight from the late afternoon sun that cuts a swathe through the exterior landscape and through the window; lamplight from the table lamp; reflected ‘local coloured’ lights from surrounding elements and reflective glass.

Watch the effects of surface mixing as the camera pulls back from close-up filming, required to show you the creator/painter how to subtly achieve the bigger picture that is ultimately seen by the viewer.

You will hear Paul say time and again, not to hurry the process, for the work that is required here will serve to enrich and balance painting – at one point imploring you “….don’t be panicked into spoiling this surface….”.

This is a lesson about discovering colour and light, about reading the subject and interpreting what you see.

What is more, this lesson will serve you well if ever you should work on a still-life, for the surface on which the still-life resides within this composition is no different than any other surface on which a still-life is set and is of crucial importance.

Without the work that you will now be putting into this element, your painting will appear flat, shadows will be dismal, structure and form of what is, in effect, a miniature still-life, will appear dead and lifeless.

You will learn how ‘negative’ painting of objects and their shadows is finessed through painting this window shelf. You will learn how to exploit and maximise blending, losing strokes/edges and working restricted wet-into-wet.

Now you will appreciate the importance of the dark underpainting, as it is integrated into your working through from dark to light, using transparent mixes and occasional ticks of opaque light.

Having worked through to the point at which the slabs of light need to be introduced, Paul turns to the wire base of the table lamp. Again, this needs to be worked through gradually so that it is appears deceptively simple to the viewer, but in reality without the work you will now be undertaking, it will look insubstantial; for as Paul says in his running commentary, although your are painting a metal object, this is nevertheless “… an object in light and space…”.

Your careful work will render it three-dimensional, as you introduce structure and form through blending and softening of brush-strokes, the introduction of warm and cool lights, with final ticks of highlights drawing the eye.

SUBJECT – you can either follow along using the same reference photographs as Paul, or you are welcome to decide on your own ‘View Through My Window’ – the decision is entirely up to you.

MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Acrylic Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulacryl
‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylictechniques
‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics2
‘[Series 2] Panting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques02
‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3
‘[Series 3] Panting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques3

PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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