SO YOU WANT TO BE A FUSION PIRATE?
If that be true matey, then abandon everything that ye hold true.
You have embarked on this voyage because you wish to learn the mysteries of Blackmagic Fusion. I would presume that you also wish to learn it at an accelerated rate so you can go out there, sell your dagger to the highest bidder and earn some gold!
The first thing I want you to do is to forget all the tales and legends about Fusion!
You probably ask, Captain, why should I forget everything?
Well, I ask this of you as I wish to grant you a completely fresh and mind-blowing idea of what Blackmagic Fusion really is.
Perhaps you are an After Effects sailor or maybe you are serving on a grand Nuke galleon. Whichever it is, you have come to me because deep down your heart yearns for the answer, the answer to the question,
“Would life as a Fusion-pirate be more fulfilling for me?”
Well, stop wondering which ship is better, faster, or has bigger canons and sails.
Join your Captain as we embark on our voyage on the seven seas of Fusion and fly the flag of the Pirates of Con-Fusion.
The time is now my friend, the time to never look back.
Do you think being a Fusion-pirate is complicated or too technical for you?
Let me stop you right there!
I want you to forget about your limitations. I want you to understand that Fusion can be as complex and as technical or creative as you want it to be.
Perhaps, when you compare yourself to me and my many adventures and exploits, you believe that you don’t possess the talent or good pirate senses to stave off Davy Jones' Locker's call while you travel on the seven seas of Fusion.
Many people see my Fusion exploits and compliment my daring works as some of the finest and most legendary in the seven seas.
Avast, for this is not the work of scallywag trickery or mysticism and these are not the words that a snake charmer would whisper in ye ears as we pick your pockets. I speak with reckless abandon as I know that YOU TOO, my future fusion pirate, are capable of all I can do and MORE.
If we have been told a lie, it’s that the most successful pirates are born with the shiniest of daggers, and that we need to hone our skills daily to become legendary pirates.
It is true that some people possess daggers that shine brighter than others, but as your Captain, I’m here to lead you on a journey to teach you how to polish off the rust and sharpen that blade.
Pretty soon you’ll find that any eager pirate, with a little elbow grease, can possess the shiniest of daggers with which to earn your keep and amass your bounty.
And with it you will then be able to use it to set sail on the seven seas of Fusion and brandish it like a swashbuckling legend, impressing all kinds of saucy wenches!
Stop wasting time!
Now, sailing the seven seas alone, on a hunt for treasure amongst endless islands, can be very exhausting. By the time you find what you were looking for, you have probably already wasted a lot of time and energy, and instead of gaining knowledge the only thing you’ve gained are a bunch of white hairs on your head and holes in your boots.
If you feel overwhelmed filtering good booty from all those which have the scurvy, I understand your plight.
When I began my journey as a pirate, things were a little more straight-forward and less plundered. The islands of treasure were clear cut and easy to navigate. Islands of booty so to speak. But now, me friends, the world is flooded with treasure maps on the island of Youtube that lead to nowhere. Only 10% of these treasure maps may lead to actual real gold.
Is it any wonder that most of these so-called pirates are not real pirates?
Modern days have made it very easy to make gold without ever leaving port, but what is a pirate if he is not sailing with the wind at his back?
As Sir George Bernhard Shaw states, he who can, plunders, he who cannot, teaches plundering!
My advice is to find a handful of trusted pirates and one or two good taverns (Forum). Board a mighty ship such as the Con-Fusion or the S.S We Suck Less. Ye needn’t look further.
Changing the state of mind
Like Sir Jim Quick said, the state of mind is a crucial aspect when it comes to effective learning. You probably have had this moment, perhaps while rowing your boat or while sitting in the gallows.
You get a burst of motivation, an idea, a new way to swing your dagger, and you desire to return as swiftly as possible so you can bring your idea to fruition.
Alas, there is a hitch in your plan. In order to achieve what you visualized, you need to watch a tutorial on appropriate foot placement and eye stabbing techniques.
On average you might spend an hour trying to find what you were looking for. In the case of Fusion, most of the times without even a drop of success.
So you need to head to the taverns (forums) and ask around. The big guy at the entrance asks you to register in order to enter the tavern. Once inside, you finally shout your inquiry out loud.
Some pirates who already had a few grogs might respond arrogantly, others may want to help but don’t understand your problem entirely. But the worst, you need to wait for a reply that isn’t guaranteed to give you the answers you seek.
Meanwhile, days have past and the excitement you initially had for your idea, has subsided.
You can teach yourself to get the excitement and motivation back, but from my experience, I say it is best to get started right when you have the idea burning in your guts.
However, for that, you must master how to use your dagger (Fusion)!
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Do you remember your teachers from school? The ones that were funny and entertaining and taught the material in a fun way, but also the ones that made you fall asleep during class. Those were usually the ones who told you that you can’t become an actor or an artist or a famed pirate of the land and seas.
My mission as your Captain is to put you in a motivated and excited state while teaching you how to use your dagger, navigate the seven seas, and most importantly, how to plunder the finest booty. Occasionally, perhaps a bottle of the finest rum.
Many people say I am constantly plundering the finest booty while commanding the finest ship on the seven seas.
“Why, Captain, you must be blessed with god-given talent”, they say.
Humbug! This couldn’t be farther from the truth. I wasn’t born gifted. In fact, when I was twelve years old, my brother was a better pirate than I was, and by the age of sixteen, my cousin defeated me countless times in many a duel.
Today, through perseverance, I am the one whom they call Captain. The one who kept building bigger sails, increasing the cannons on his ship and pursuing the dream of becoming the most feared pirate on the seven seas.
It has nothing to do with talent.
It has everything to do with sailing the seven seas!
So what ye waiting for? Come aboard my friend, together we shall sail the seven seas!
My name is Vito La Manna (Aka Captain Le Buck),
I was raised in a small village in the mountains of southern Italy where even today time stands. Children would help on the fields, squishing grapes with their feet, which the adults then made into wine. We watched how salami was made, hunted chickens across beautiful lush gardens and climbed lemon trees.
At the age of eight, my mother and I moved to Germany. Everything was new and different. I didn’t like the modern world. I was confronted with racism and it made me troubled.
Then one fateful day, when I was at daycare, I saw something that would change my life forever.
One of the adults drew a simple square-shaped muscle man on a post-it. While the rest of the children ignored it, I couldn’t help but stop to take a closer look at the drawing.
For the first time in my life, I transcended into a different world. An imaginary world of animation. I started to see this character come to life in my mind. From that day on, I started to draw and I drew that square-shaped muscle man every single day until it started to transform into the popular animation hero called He-man. All I am today is thanks to that simple little drawing from a man who just drew it for fun.
I believe that one spark can ignite the light that will show people the path to a happier more fulfilling life. Even though I teach on the infinite seas of the internet, I still visit my dank, old haunts, where I take out pencil and pad, in the hope that I will also inspire a child with my drawings the way I was inspired back when I saw that square-shaped muscle man.
I want to be the best mentor and Captain to you as I can be, and I know that many of you are already some of the best crewmates this old sea dweller could ask for.
Batten down the hatches and join me, my Pirates of Con-Fusion, as we embark on this exciting journey.
BECOME A POC PATRON AND GET THE FULL MASTERCLASS TO CREATE THOSE SAUCY LOOKING EMBLEMS.
If I would charge a client for all emblems shown here, we would probably be looking at a total value of 30,000 Pieces of Eight, give or take. As a Patron of Con-Fusion however, you will not only get the project files but also learn how to create those stunning emblems and titles. All for a one time pledge of 25 Pieces of Eight.
One tutorial for each emblem. All emblems share similar techniques, but also come with distinctive styles and challenges that will highlight the unique usage of specific Fusion-tools.
KEY POINTS OF THIS MASTERCLASS
How to create various bevel effects without any plugins. I will however alternatively demonstrate the use of 3rd-party tools. Remember, all emblems can be created without 3rd-party plugins.
How to create reflections with and without 3D tools. Be ready for a big surprise!
How to use simple but effective shadow effects to create volume and depth!
How to create complex emblem designs without the use of 3D modeling.
How to create light effects, including god rays and rim lights.
How to create a simple burn/disintegration effect.
How to use stock footage to enhance your images and take them further.
How to shade in both 2D and 3D workspaces, with and without the use of 3rd-party tools.
Lastly, how I work with colors, the creation of depth and fidelity, and my overall thinking process.
AVAST!!! FOR THERE IS MORE FOR YOU TO PLUNDER!
BECOME A PIRATE OF CON-FUSION BEFORE THE COUNTDOWN ENDS, AND GET THIS HIDDEN TREASURE CHEST.
3D TEXT FUSION STUDIO TEMPLATE DINOSAUR
USE IT TO REVERSE ENGINEER OR AS A TEMPLATE. SIMPLY ADD YOUR TEXT.
PROCEDURAL STONE TEXTURE
A FUSION MACRO IN 4K RES
WE ARE GOING TO ADD MORE TEXTURE MACROS AS WE GO.
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AND ALL 15 EMBLEM COMP FILES
PLEDGING ONLY 25$ WILL MAKE YOU THE MOST FEARED PIRATE.
YOU WILL GET ACCESS TO ALL PIRATES OF CONFUSION CONTENT! YES, ALL!
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