Welcome to Tut Tuesday (or Tutorial Tuesday for ‘long’), where we learn somethin’ every Tuesday! This week I wanted to share this tutorial from School of Motion, who specialize in teaching motion graphics (mograph for short) techniques.
So I guess there’s a whole youtube show dedicated to recapping TV’s best known sociopath – Zack Morris from Saved By the Bell. A good friend of mine asked me to give it the old pop art treatment. Here’s the youtube channel to understand what is happening. Continue reading Zack Morris is Trash
Thank you to John Green for talking about this. And since it is World Mental Health Day, here is a link to this post I made about my own struggles with anxiety. Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mental Illness (John Green)
Writing a science fiction book? Want to play with space travel, time travel, or whatever? Or maybe you just want to understand wormholes? Check out this enlightening YouTube video from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, an awesome channel with a lot of interesting theoretical and scientific explainer videos. It also has an awesomely 80’s soundtrack and visual aesthetic for this piece. Continue reading Wormholes Explained (Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell)
In this story from Einav Zamir Dembin, we see the intersections of history, literature, and archaeology. Did Troy really exist? Continue reading Did ancient Troy really exist?
Check out this cool Ted Talk from Anne Lamott about life and writing. One thing that stuck out to me is when she said: If it’s someone else’s problem, then you probably don’t have the answer anyway… Help is the sunny side of control. Continue reading Anne Lamott on Life and Writing
As a writer – especially for fiction – I sometimes wonder if an explanation of a person’s nonverbal cues will be universal to everyone. This fascinating Ted-Ed talk from Sophie Zadeh studies this very subject. Continue reading Are there universal expressions of emotion?
Mental health can be a real drain. As someone who has suffered from depression and currently taking medication for anxiety, it can make every day like walking through thick mud. But understanding depression is the first step of the battle to combat it. Continue reading “What is Depression?”
Reedsy offers tools to get your book out in the wild, which is the endgame for most people writing a book, no? Here’s a quick, 5-minute video that will walk you through the various tools that can help you make a book for FREE through their site. Also if you are interested in just learning more about self-publishing, book creation, or writing in general, you … Continue reading How to Make a Book for Free with Reedsy
I’m still digging into this app, but it’s out in the wild now: Affinity Designer. Vector drawing app. Now, I would talk in detail about this cool app that helps you make vectors in much the same way that Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer does on the desktop. But this video from Brad Colbow explains the app so much better and if you are an … Continue reading Affinity Designer for iPad – a Full Illustrator app