Archive for June, 2007

So what is the name of this video remixer thing anyway?

Well, we call it Adobe Premiere Express. It has been a mystery to most, because it’s working behind the scenes powering fun experiences like video remixing with music video footage on MTV.com.

Premiere Express is a free, web-based video remix and editing technology that is easy and fun to use. The drag-and-drop interface means you don’t have to be a pro to create something slick. Express users can easily create and edit mash-up style Web videos by combining video clips, music, photos, effects, transitions and titles.

Premiere Express can be found on YouTube, MTV.com and Photobucket. On MTV.com users are able to remix hot artist’s new music videos; YouTube and Photobucket allow users to upload their own videos to remix. To try out the new Premiere Express technology check out these sites:

http://remix.mtv.com/contest.aspx
http://www.youtube.com/ytremixer?turn_on=next
http://www.photobucket.com

May The Best Mash-Up Win!

Designers and creative pros can unleash their imagination and debut their mash-up skills by participating in the Adobe Systems Incorporated “Take Creative License” contest. Entrants combine, alter or mash-up images available on the Adobe Stock Photos library to create a winning advertisement for the Adobe Stock Photos Service. Entries are judged on outstanding use of mash-up skills. The winning entrant will have their masterpiece published in the September issue of Graphic Design: USA Magazine along with an editorial feature highlighting the designer’s creative process. Entries may be submitted through July 16, 2007.

For contest information and entry forms, please visit: http://www.adobestockphotosentertowin.com/contest/mashup.html

Enter to Compete in the Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament 2007

It’s showtime again! Cut & Paste has announced their Call for Entries for this year’s Digital Design Tournament, the live onstage event that pit top emerging digital artists against one another in live battles.

Over the course of several fast-paced, single-elimination rounds, eight designers get whittled down to one. Each contestant will compete with the latest tools including an Apple® MacPro Workstation, Adobe® Creative Suite 3, and a Wacom® Cintiq interactive pen display. A designated theme will guide competitors to create a digital design in each round, as their work is projected in real-time before a live audience. An esteemed judging panel will decide the Jury Prize, while a global webcast will allow onsite and offsite viewers to vote for an Audience Prize online or by SMS.

Cities hosting this year’s events include: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Berlin, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney. Designers who aren’t shy about showcasing their talent and creative process in front of a live audience of peers, recruiters and industry leaders should visit the Cut & Paste website for entry and contest details, at www.cutandpaste.com.

Entries are being accepted now through July 17.

Adobe Honored at Webby Awards in NYC

Tonight, Adobe will be honored at the 11th annual Webby Awards in New York City.

Adobe was selected for four People’s Voice awards and one Webby award in five categories (see list below). Two awards given to Adobe are being accepted by members of the Adobe.com team. The other three awards will be picked up by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for the Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Creative Minds site.

As a title sponsor of the Webby Awards, Adobe also sponsored the In-Motion video creation contest and an Adobe Vlog-It station at last night’s Video Awards After Party. We hope to feature some of the Webby Award winners work on Adobe.com very soon.

Here’s the list of the awards:

People’s Voice winner for BEST CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS Website

People’s Voice winner for IT HARDWARE/SOFTWARE category

People’s Voice winner for BEST USE OF ANIMATION OR MOTION GRAPHICS for the Adobe CS2.3 The Creative Mind (Goodby, Silverstein & Partners)

Webby Award & People’s Voice winner for BEST USE OF VIDEO OR MOVING IMAGE for the Adobe CS2.3 The Creative Mind (Goodby, Silverstein & Partners)

Adobe InDesign CS3 Server Available Via Electronic Download

Adobe has announced today that InDesign CS3 Server is now available for system integrators, third-party developers and in-house development teams to download. Adobe InDesign Server CS3 is the publishing engine server version of the award-winning InDesign CS3 that can be integrated into customized automated publishing solutions.

If you need to automate professional design, and create things like (but not limited to!) brochures, collateral and catalogs, ads or personalized marketing materials (VDP) a solution powered by InDesign Server is likely to be the answer.

For more details and information about InDesign CS3 Server, and the solutions it can power, visit www.adobe.com/products/indesignserver