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February 22, 2009

The Most Uncomfortable Chair EVER!

Overall, I’ve had a FANTASTIC weekend in Prague. This is the first time visiting the city, and even though it’s really cold, I’ve enjoyed everything – the food, the people, just the overall atmosphere. It’s such a beautiful city.

Today, I’ve been sequestered in my hotel room prepping some custom content for this week’s road tour through Bratislava (on Tuesday) Prague (on Wednesday) and Warsaw (on Thursday). I’ll be covering a little of everything Production Premium related each day over a 5 hour period. If you are in the area, definitely stop in and say hi.

For those who follow me on Twitter (KarlSoule) you’ll know that I’ve had some issues with my hotel room chair. Something I’ve never been able to understand is why hotel chairs are most often chosen for style over comfort. Case in point:

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I’ve been sitting on this piece of lucite for the past 6 hours, off and on, and I officially declare it is the MOST UNCOMFORTABLE CHAIR EVER!! :)

With that rant done, I’m back to work. See you later in the week.

February 19, 2009

Broadcast Video Expo Wrapup

Thanks to everyone this week for all the love at Broadcast Video Expo! Our Adobe theatre was absolutely PACKED the entire show, with lots of interest in CS4. Even in the Panasonic booth, as soon as I began demoing our P2 workflow, the theatre was left with standing room only. Just a phenomenal show. I’m still waiting to see final attendance numbers, but this show had the floor traffic of shows of yore – people packed in the aisles.

I’ll leave you with one pic of the Adobe Theatre, showing my friend Angie Taylor in mid-demo. Again, every seat full, people sitting on the floor, and standing 4-deep in the aisles:

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Headed to Prague as I type this – really looking forward to my first visit in Eastern Europe!

February 15, 2009

This Week’s Schedule…

I’m safely in my hotel room on the West side of London. I’ll be at Earl’s Court 2 this Tuesday – Thursday doing a variety of presentations. If you’re in the area, please say hi.

Each Day:

10:15am – See an overview of CS4 Production Premium at the Dreamtek booth.

1:45pm – 2:30pm – See P2 Workflow with CS4 Production Premium in the Panasonic booth.

4:15pm – See an overview of CS4 Production Premium at the Dreamtek booth. (Not happening Thursday – show closes early.)

Wednesday:

11:30am – The CinemaDNG Initiative: Find out about Adobe’s mission to bring RAW workflows into the video space.

For the Production Premium sessions, I do take requests, if there’s something specific you’d like to see. :)

February 11, 2009

Exercise on the Road

I’m currently gearing up for my next big road trip – I’ll be:

* In London for Broadcast Video Expo from Feb 17-19th.

* In Prague Feb 20-23, meeting with video customers.

* In Bratislava Feb 24th for a CS4 Production Premium day seminar – details to be posted later.

* Back in Prague for another Day Seminar on Feb 25th.

* In Warsaw on Feb 26th to wrap up the CS4 Production Premium tour.

This is my first overseas trip since December, so I’m really looking forward to it. However, I’ve been in an exercise routine during my home stay, and the one thing that blows up any regular exercising for me is a road trip. Inevitably, due to jetlag or long work hours, I don’t get the exercise that I need. I try to use the hotel gym if available, or go out walking, but I don’t always have the time. Any tips from other world travelers?

January 19, 2009

Production Premium Road Tours

Now is definitely the time to learn about Production Premium CS4! There are several different road tours either ongoing or coming up soon. here in North America, the tour started last week, and will be hitting up cities across America for the next few weeks. For more information, and to register for the tour, head to this link: http://www.ce1.com/adobe/2009/cs4rs/resellers/training.html

For those of you outside of North America, tours are coming in your region as well! My fellow Evangelist, Jason Levine, has a Nordic tour during the first 2 weeks of February. I will be in London for the Broadcast Video Forum from Feb 17th – 19th. March will have some new dates, possibly including my first trip to Moscow. I can’t wait! I will be posting more dates as they finalize.

In the world of Design, check out this new article from Rufus Deuchler on how the world of print is expanding into new territory.

November 7, 2008

Long overdue posting…

Wow! what an exciting couple of months! I’ve literally been around the world twice since my last serious posting, and I’m midway through the CS4 launch tour in Asia right now.

We started in Mumbai, with over 1100 people attending and staying for the full day. The highlight of the day was the Evangelist Shootout at the end of the day, and over 80% of the crowd stayed for the whole 9-hour event!

We had a similar crowd in Hong Kong, and again the shootout proved to be a big crowd pleaser. For those of you who tried to ask us questions at the end, I apologize! We had to RUN to catch our flight out and make it to our next event. Please feel free to email or post comments, and I will answer ASAP.

Taipei featured crowds in not just one hall, but 2 halls. Our overflow hall (complete with larger-than-life video feed) was packed to capacity, and the crowd was so into the show, they were even answering questions to the screen.

I want to give a big shout-out to all of the regional teams who worked so hard to put these events on! All 3 events were well-produced, and I can’t thank you enough!

The travel this week has been tight, and sometimes, it means grabbing sleep when and where you can, as this clip shows of Paul Burnett:

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July 3, 2008

Home…for now

I’m back in the office for a big part of July. We’re gearing up for a bunch of video production for new episodes of Short & Suite, and I’ll also be conducting a series of online training classes on Production Premium.

The upcoming eSeminar classes are listed here. I’ll be covering the ones on creating and burning Blu-Ray discs on the 22nd, and one on adding Production Premium to your Final Cut Workflow on July 29th.

June 22, 2008

Paris in June

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Spending the week in Paris conducting training. First time in the city!

June 17, 2008

Hi From the SJ Office…

Working from a remote office (I’m based in Folsom, CA) and travelling as much as I do, I don’t get enough time in the San Jose headquarters. Today I had the pleasure of coming down for the day, and doing some presentations here.

For those who have never been to San Jose, the offices are BIG. Adobe’s headquarters take up most of a city block, with 3 towers around 18 stories tall. In the very center, between the towers, there’s a basketball court.

I realized today that my family has never seen the corporate headquarters. I’ve got to take the family down here and give ‘em the tour. :)

June 5, 2008

Boston, New York, and soon Toronto

Been in Boston and New York this week talking to various people in the press. We’re leaving for Canada this afternoon, going to Toronto for the first time. I always enjoy Canada. I’ve been to Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver a couple of times. It has a distinctly different feel, almost like visiting Europe without the long plane ride. I’ve never seen Toronto, and I wish we had more time there – I’m flying home Friday afternoon.

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