After a sport-fuelled lengthy summer break, the Adobe groups are back.
Venue: Film Oxford (previously OFVM)
54 Catherine Street, Oxford, OX4 3AH
Alun Ward: welcome, summary of things, invitations to speak and Adobe news. (10-15 mins)
Pine cone audio - a short presentation on how to make cut up pine cones, stick speakers inside them, and make them sing. An insight into part of the process of creating work for an audio installation. (15 mins)
Video-designer Dariusz Dziala – talk on making an animated DNA chain using After Effects CS6 Ray-traced 3D engine. The animation is a part of the design he made for “The Softening of MAO-A” performance, which was shown during the Edinburgh Fringe this year. The Ray traced 3d engine is a new feature in After effects, and for people who use AE on a daily basis, they will be pleased with this for sure! (around 30mins)
…and as one of our occasional escapes from computers!
Introduction to make-up effects with Ani Dee. Ani is a professional make-up artist and SFX designer working in TV and Film, anything from ageing effects, a gashed cheek or rabid zombie. She will be talking about her work and giving a demo. (around 30mins)
General chat time – some of us also move on to the Rusty Bicycle pub.
See you on Thursday night.
Our next Adobe groups meeting, on Thursday May 17th, is a sound special. We’ll have some stickers and stuff from Soundcloud, and are organising a night of sonic entertainment. For inspiration for our own event, read stories of what people got up to at last year’s Soundcloud Global Meetup Day, check this page http://blog.soundcloud.com/2011/06/10/gmd-highlights-may/
Do one or all of the following things:
1. Send us your sounds now. If you’re registered with Soundcloud (free), add your sounds to our group so we can use them on the night. Post your sounds to the Soundcloud Dropbox group here, or send us your sounds some other way!
Send us your sounds
2. Come and make sounds. Contact us or comment here if you’d like to perform and need more than a one-minute guerilla slot.
3. Come and listen. We’ll also be recording snippets over the evening to upload to Soundcloud, and invited performers will be entertaining you and themselves. Watch this space for news of our performers.
4. RSVP on our MeetUp site.
It’s free, but please bring your own drink!
Venue: Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street, Oxford
OX4 3AH http://bit.ly/ofvm-loco
Stay tuned – June 21st: Adobe CS6 launch party
Thanks to those turning out in miserable but essential rainy conditions last night. Here’s a summary of what you heard or what you missed.
Alun demo-ed the Photoshop CS6 beta (available on Adobe Labs). We all particularly liked the (optional) black interface Alun’s particularly slow Windows laptop showcased the improvements in performance in CS6 when using filters. For more info watch the Adobe videos:
CS6 announcement, Monday April 24th 4pm – watch it online here.
Glenn Clarkson presented Creative Cloud news - more to follow, but check the announcement on Tuesday, and the AdobeCreate site. Adobe’s YouTube channel has lots of answers too.
Dariusz Dziala talked us through some of the forthcoming changes and improvements in After Effects CS6 and Premiere Pro CS6.
Jim Gwilliam - Flash walk cycle
Jim Gwilliam, our main speaker, gave a great hands-on, demo of a Flash walk cycle animation. We’ll post Jim’s Flash source files shortly so you get started with your own walk cycle animation – an essential in any animator’s toolkit. Thanks Jim!
Next month, heads up, as it’s SoundClouds Global Meetup Day on May 17th. we’re inviting (via Meetup) any local SoundCloud fans, offering some SoundCloud swag and a chance to produce sounds and post them online.
Post your sounds to the Soundcloud Dropbox group here:
Send us your sounds
Exact plans are still being discussed, but save the date and practice your sounds daily. For now, you can RSVP on the MeetUp site.