Defiant Collective
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July 13th, 2019
Studio Visits: Gregory Manchess
Meet the gifted oil painter and award-winning illustrator behind the Criterion Collection covers.
July 26th, 2019
Beats (2019) - Netflix Official Trailer
Rise above the noise. Watch the new trailer for BEATS starring
Anthony Anderson, Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi and directed by Chris Robinson. Written by Miles Orion Feldsott.

Beats, Only on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80216302
Beats (2019) - Directed by Chris Robinson and Written by Miles Orion Feldsott | Official Trailer
Rise above the noise. Watch the new trailer for BEATS starring
Anthony Anderson, Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi and directed by Chris Robinson. Director: Chris Robinson
Writer: Miles Orion Feldsott

Beats, Only on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80216302
July 26th, 2019
Map of Art Studios, Galleries, Shops and Supplies.
Want to add your studio to the map? Send us the details: workshops@defiantcollective .com
Our indie studio map is designed and curated by artists at the DEFIANT COLLECTIVE:
http://indiestudiomap.com
We Are Putting Independent Studios on the Map!
July 25th, 2019
Learn to Develop Video Games with Unity Software
Our next workshop will be a crash-course in Unity 3D for designers. If you are somebody that has always wanted to be part of designing a game this is a good place to start. We have a series of projects that include all the assets you need to follow along. 2D/3D artists will have a chance to integrate original art.

The best way to learn is to jump right in and make it work. Be sure you can install the software on a computer that meets the system requirements: https://unity3d.com/unity/system-requirements

The goal of this course is to give artists, writers and game industry outsiders a tool-kit for making playable games.

DOWNLOAD:
Unity 3D | http://unity.com
Top 5 Game Engines (2D/3D)
Are you ready to make a game? Here are the top game engines with excellent communities to learn how. These choices all deliver great platform support. Be thinking about how you want it to be played. PC or on the web? Mobile? Console?
Next, design a classic arcade game and see how it works.

Unity 3D | http://unity.com
Unreal Engine | http://unrealengine.com
Godot | http://godotengine.com
Game Maker Studio 2 | http://yoyogames.com
CryEngine | https://www.cryengine.com/

Bonus: Construct 3 | https://editor.construct.net/
Listen to Reggae Radio with DJ Zoro on KPCA 103.3
Tune in on Fridays 7-9pm. Big up Epicenter Outernational Soundsystem! https://petalumacommunityaccess.org/kpca/on-air/
July 13th, 2019
Printing Services
Here is a great article on how to get the best prints of your art: https://finerworks.com/theo/blog/an-artists-guide-to-digital-printing/?gclid=CLONkO_QktECFQOewAodg90A2A

Thanks James!
July 12th, 2019
VFX Software
Blender
Fusion 9
Autodesk
Houdini Learning Edition
Unreal Engine
Top 5 Free Video Editors
So many apps to choose from but which ones can you trust? These are the free video editors that I can recommend:
Blender
Shotcut
VSDC
OpenShot
Final Cut (paid)

Bonus: iMovie (mobile)

I plan to give Da Vinci Resolve a try soon. Also, the free VFX and Animation downloads would each need their own top 5.

There are lots of great tools out there but beware. Some video software comes along with adware that can't be removed, or only has limited trial versions that will lock you out of your files.
WORKSHOPS
Free Courses & Community Workshops
The Mission of the Defiant Collective is to Support Artists
The mission of the Defiant Collective is to support artists.

Established in 2018, our continued mission is to help students and creative professionals find the tools needed to succeed. The Defiant Collective is an outlet for designers, musicians, writers and big dreamers everywhere who are ready to innovate. Our flagship studio is surrounded by the spectacular backdrop of the Pacific Northwest in Eureka, California.

Our website offers tips for traditional and digital artists. We invite artists to share their creative process. Our workshops are for people at all levels who want to gain skills and learn how to use the best free software.

Together, we are working to find better ways to start an art business.
Defy the odds. Defy expectations. Be defiant.