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Keep in mind that it is my opinion and that you might have a totally different one.
Beach Landing & Superheroes:
If you are familiar with the tutorials on this side, you basically know the quality of the tutorials on this DVD as well.
The tutorials itself are recorded in the FXHome software environment, while other points of the menu (the actual shooting for example) are "making of" clips. Voice over explains at any time what you see and what you have to do, so you basically can look away for a few second and still keep track on the process.
Even though it is on the DVD in a lower resolution you always can see whats going on. Areas of interest are getting panned and zoomed into frame. The things you don't see at this moment are the things you don't need to care about at this moment. Simple as that.
Unlike "live recorded" tutorials you won't have breaks in here. But that can easily fixed with the "Pause" button if you really can't follow whats going on.
Each movie (Beach Landing and Superheroes) has its own menu with several points of the production. So instead of having a very long tutorial, where you start off with nothing, you have a few slices on different subjects like Keying, Cloning, Grading, Muzzle Flashes and so on. The commentary on each movie is a "nice to have", since it contains information or thoughts that didn't make it into an own tutorial.
Now what could be better in my opinion?
Even though I like the idea of simply having a DVD which can be played everywhere, I'd rather like to have something like a flash based menu on a Data-DVD. I would think it would take up less space, which then can be filled up with other stuff, for example demos of your products or even the raw footage of the movies.
That brings me to my 2nd point. I hoped that the DVD would contain some raw footage you used in order to be able to follow the tutorial and maybe experimenting around a bit. While I know the DVD is about learning the stuff so you can use it for your OWN projects, I was a little bit disappointed to not get any of the raw footage used in the movies.
All in all I really like the DVD.
But I think people should be warned. If you do like tutorials which give you an EXACT 1:1 description of how to end up EXACTLY like the demo video (pixel perfectly) then you might be disappointed with this DVD for it is is NOT one of those instructions. They rather explain the important keypoints in detail and let you and your brain figure out the important work of converting it, so it'll fit YOUR project. If you can live with that, this DVD is for you.
Oh... and yes. Some things in the Demo movies completely fooled me. Which was a pleasant surprise once I saw how it was done.