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The creation process behind 2D animation conjures nostalgic images of smoke-filled rooms where animators laboured over their slanted drafting tables, flipping between thin pages while sketching a character into life. Those days may be gone, but 2D animators work in new ways to tell stories with their art.

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Private security is no joking matter for people who might be targeted by criminals or overzealous fans. But it's not just celebrities who need security protection; high-ranking corporate business people can face threats too, as well as wealthy individuals regardless of their fame.

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I appreciate a good cup of coffee. I'm no connoisseur -- I don't fuss over my brewing method, but that I have a "method" at all says something. The pursuit of a perfect cup of coffee has become increasingly common outside of coffee shops, with people carefully selecting their beans and brewing methodology to make their morning coffee bloom with flavour. That's all fine on a kitchen counter, but how do you bring that same sort of dedication to a large scale operation?

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There is a lot more to being a private investigator than just sitting in a car with a long camera lens. Many investigators work with companies to conduct thorough background and legal investigations, often before large business transactions. Searching for the Maltese Falcon they aren't.

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You might think of a plumber as someone who drives around with a tool box to fix your leaks, but their role in building design and infrastructure directly affects much more than just your dripping faucet.

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We can all use some money advice now and then, whether you're figuring out a personal budget that works for you trying to get your ducks in a row to start a business. That's why we look to expert financial advisors to offer guidance and help us manage our money.

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Like any living thing, trees need care and maintenance, especially when they're in an urban environment where falling branches cause problems. So who do you send to climb hundreds of metres into the air with a chainsaw? An arborist like Mark Chisholm.

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When you stop and think about it, it's amazing how thoroughly we can examine the inside of the human body with noninvasive techniques. X-rays, MRIs and CT scans are essential tools in diagnosing patients, and it takes specialised radiologists to put those imaging techniques to use.

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In the event of an emergency, the first person you speak to might be the dispatcher who answers your emergency call. They're responsible for getting you help as soon as possible, and keeping the officers, fire fighters, or paramedics informed of the situation while they're on the way.

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Face it: Most of us don't know what we're doing. We're making it up as we go along, and any guidance offered by more experienced people can be precious. We'll take any help we can get. That's why, every week, we ask notable people how they work.

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Zoom out far enough and astrophysics is really the study of everything: planets, heavenly bodies, and all that star stuff from whence we came. It's a broad subject that can include anything from quantum mechanics and relativity to exoplanets and black holes.

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When it comes to land ownership, someone has to draw the line. You can't just decide put your picket fence wherever you'd like. It's the job of land surveyors to define legal property boundaries on large and small scales, both in urban environments and remote wilderness.

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It's taken for granted far too easily that emergency workers are available to rush to your side with just a phone call. Paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and other critical care specialists are ready and waiting to assist, and it's rarely easy work.

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It's hard work to appear effortless. High production values can often be measured by what you don't see in a show, whether its a live performance or on television, and one diligent, necessary worker behind the scenes is the teleprompter operator.

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Making arrangements after the death of a loved one is an inevitable part of life, and for some people it is also a job. Funeral directors help grieving families navigate the daunting, and perhaps unexpected, bureaucracy of death.

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Apple's well-lit, glass-covered stores have become a familiar sight across the world, and whether you're seeking out tech help or just want to play with the gadgets, the staff are usually friendly and capable. But what's it like to be on their side, working for the tech giant?

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Despite all the advancements in speech-to-text software, when it comes to the courtroom, a human touch is required to create a perfect transcript. Court reporters work diligently to maintain very high standards of accuracy in their transcriptions -- 97.5% just to qualify in the US, in fact.

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If you've never spent time on a film set before, you might be surprised how much thought is put into the design of the lighting. Designers don't just show up and flick a switch -- it's a complex planning process that directly affects the mood of the broadcast, film, or performance.

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In the wide spectrum of mental health, there are those who are capable enough to live independently but need a little help along the way. Such is the work of a mental health case manager we spoke with who helps individuals with certain needs go about their daily lives.