Helpful Methodology Links…

Maya

Smoke Trails

Fluid Dynamics Basics

Dynamics and Special Effects Discussion

Dirt Layer Transfer Maps for Grungy Surfaces

Blown Apart Wall Tutorial

Motion Path Tutorial

Press D to edit a pivot point for an object or group.

Edit ImagePlane Depth to push background of camera farther away.

Animated Texture Tutorial

Motion blur in Mental Ray Book Excerpt

After Effects

Molecule Effect

Blender

Transparent Textures

Moving Objects on a Path

Texture Help,  More Texture  Help

Official Tutorials

Basic Command Overview

Advanced Car Animation Tutorial

Turbo Squid Models

Hardware

Atmos Ninja Recorder

AJA KI Pro Mini

Stock Footage and Model Resourses

Pre-keyed People

Turbosquid 3D models and Shaders