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Now that you know about the complicated reality of designing social media websites, let’s get into those gritty details. Does blocking work the same on every website? Are your profile’s privacy settings safe by default? Will you shout your thoughts into the endless expanse that is the World Wide Web? (hint: no, no, and m̸̧͓͙̘̳̝̞̉͌͑̄́̽̅̄̈́͊̒̇̃͑ā̵͑͒̌…
 
Season 1, finished? Well… certainly! But well, a person much more qualified than us is here to share the methods that social media platforms use to develop their Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. So come on in and find out what exactly makes your (least) favorite website a Hellsite! EPISODE NOTES: A study on fact-checking was conducted by …
 
Tweet, Post, Status, Tik,… Tok? You are more than likely on one of the many social media networks that have risen over the last decade. Your life is, at least partially, tied to them- but do they have your best wishes at heart? (-Sometimes!) Sources: Instagram Unencrypted Password Leak: Forbes, 2019 April 19, ‘Facebook Quietly Confirms Millions Of …
 
What is the cloud? A mystical place where all your stuff goes? A pocket dimension? A literal glowing cloud watching over us all? And what is it hiding? Pictures? Documents? Your friendly neighborhood hacker-ma— wait, what? Sources: What is “The Cloud”: Cloudflare, ‘What Is The Cloud? | Cloud Definition” National Institute of Standards and Technolog…
 
Almost everything is a ‘smart’ device these days, but what are the implications of that? Is your TV going to start streaming you, instead? Are your light bulbs going to leak your pictures? Find out the answer to at least one of those things (and more)! Sources: Deleting Smart Assistant/Speaker Data: The Guardian, 2020 March 8, ‘How to stop your sma…
 
US Code Section.. what?? ‘Isn’t this a tech show?’ It is, which is why we’ve chosen to take this week for a discussion on tech laws that are threatening the very foundation of the internet as we know it. Sources: US Code Section 230 (Part of Communications Decent Act of 1996/Title V of the Telecommunications Act of 1996): Cornell Legal Information …
 
Encryption! You’ve more than likely heard about it before in marketing, but what is it? We keep mentioning it, so now it’s time to finally give an explanation. Learn how encryption keeps your digital information safe! Sources: Symmetric Encryption: Cryptomathic, 2019 January 18, ‘Symmetric Key Encryption – why, where and how it’s used for banking’ …
 
Calgary Flames alumni Matt Stajan joins Murat to break down the Jets/Flames series and debate the Matthew Tkachuk hit and more hot button topics. Stajan breaks down Calgary's strengths on special teams, how it exploits Jets defenders along the wall, and what Winnipeg needs to fix to stage a comeback. He also shares insight into Jets coach Paul Maur…
 
Password requires a minimum of eight (8) characters in length, at least one (1) Uppercase letter, (1) lowercase letter, (1) digit, (1) special character… but why? Is it really that easy to break in? Find out that the answer is yes, and what you can do to keep safe and organized. Sources: How easily some passwords can be cracked: Ars Technica, 2012 …
 
We’ve explained why Google Chrome probably isn’t your best browser choice, so now we’ll guide you into switching to a browser that focuses on privacy (hint hint: it’s Firefox). Extensions Mentioned: (TOS;dr) Terms of Service, Didn’t Read Canvas Defender Containers Facebook Container Google Container (with Integrations) Amazon Container Twitter Cont…
 
Google Chrome, should it really be your first browser choice? This episode we go into some of the reasons that we think it’s probably a little more malicious than you may think. This is our first two parter, stay tuned for the conclusion! Sources are displayed below: AMP: The Register, 2018 Sept. 7, ‘Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World W…
 
…absolutely no one! (but we’re looking to change that ;p) You’ve heard of VPNs, but what exactly are they? Vacant Panini Nutribullets? Voracious Potato Nets? Virtual Private… Nets? Tune in to learn about what they are, why to use them, and what to look out for when picking one. For more information on picking VPNs: https://thatoneprivacysite.net/ W…
 
In this video, you’ll learn how to compare images when performing VFX and Grading in the Flame 2021.1 products. This is quite an essential function if you’re comparing the progression of an effect, one look to another look or simply comparing the current frame to a still reference. Perform comparisons in the Effects Environment and Batch Environmen…
 
In this video, you’ll learn how to compare images when working in the timeline of the Flame 2021.1 products. This has many practical functions such as on-line to off-line comparison, video track comparison and comparison to reference images. This is an essential task during most post-production and we’ll cover the functionality in depth with variou…
 
In the first three videos of this series, you’ve learnt how the Explorer can manage your TimelineFX setups for VFX and Grading within the context of the Effects Environment. In this video, you’ll look at how the Explorer has been implemented in all the environments of Flame 2021.1. We’ll look at MediaHub, Conform, Timeline and finally how the Explo…
 
In parts 1 & 2 in this series, you learnt how to create, organise and apply TimelineFX via the Explorer. This is great for any VFX or grading workflows and I am sure that you’ll put it to good use! In Part 3, we are going to focus particularly on an isolation tool known as a Selective. This tool is available in the Image and Action toolsets and it …
 
In the first video on working with TimelineFX Setups in the Flame 2021 products, we introduced the workflows and showed you how to create and apply TimelineFX Setups in combination with the Explorer. They are all quick and intuitive methods but in order to keep your growing TimelineFX Setups under control, we do recommend organising and filtering y…
 
In the Flame 2021.1 products, a new TimelineFX management workflow has been introduced in order to give you the most flexibility when performing any VFX, grading or finishing work. This allows you to create, organise and apply TimelineFX setups in a very interactive and user-friendly way. So you now have a system where you can store multiple grades…
 
This video takes a deep dive into some of the flexible tools you get with Physical Defocus. The three main areas you’ll cover are depth slicing, Focus Distance and Focus Model. Each one of these aspects can help you refine Physical Defocus to give you the desired depth of field blurring. If you’ve never used Physical Defocus then please watch the e…
 
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This video shows you how to take your own bokeh sample and use it as part of your depth of field blurring. This allows you to be even more creative with the bokeh as well as match real world lens. All you need to do is to lift a small lens bokeh sample from an image or even paint your own one and this works very well with Physical Defocus. One fina…
 
This video will take you through the workflow of remapping a Z-depth render pass from absolute values to normalized values in order to make use of it in a compositing situation. Using a normalised Z-depth render pass is a requirement for all the various workflows of adding depth of field blurring using physical defocus and any other 3D post effects…
 
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With the release of Flame 2021, the machine learning models have been enhanced yet again to give you more choice and flexibility When working on your productions. So previously, the machine learning models were able to recognise and isolate the human body and human head for various finishing tasks. With this new release of Flame, you can now segmen…
 
In parts 1 and 2 of the Physical Defocus series, you learnt how to create depth of field blurring in an Action 3D composite as well as with CG render passes for final look development. In both cases, the 3D depth was already provided since all the examples originated in a virtual 3D environment and the camera depth was provided in the form of Z-dep…
 
In part 1 of the Physical Defocus series, you learnt how to create depth of field blurring in an Action 3D composite that consisted of 3D objects. So if you were building your compositions within Flame’s 3D environment, The controls are really easy and quick to use. In part 2 of this series, You’ll examine another scenario where you could have been…
 
In this video, you’ll learn about a new look development tool which allows you to create depth of field blurring in a variety of compositing scenarios. This tool is known as Physical Blur and it is a continuation of the convolution shaders such as Convolve, Physical Bokeh and Physical Glare. So whether you’re working on a 3D composite in Action, pe…
 
In this series, we are going to cover how to master Dolby Vision™ deliverables which has been introduced in the Flame 2021 products. There is support for Dolby Vision™ 2.9 and Dolby Visio™n 4.0 and this is available in the timeline as well as Batch enabling you to have HDR workflows ranging from simple mastering tasks all the way up to complex conf…
 
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To support our podcast and get every show ad-free, including subscriber-only shows, subscribe to The Athletic. Our listeners get 40% off the annual subscription. Start your free trial now at: theathletic.com/[showURL]. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support--please tell a friend.…
 
To support our podcast and get every show ad-free, including subscriber-only shows, subscribe to The Athletic. Our listeners get 40% off the annual subscription. Start your free trial now at: theathletic.com/[showURL]. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support--please tell a friend.…
 
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