Thanks to everyone who packed into the Adobe tech room at Flashforward Seattle for my session on optimizing Flash video this afternoon- it was a blast! As usual I ran a bit long on time, but not too long- but there’s so much to say on the subject of optimizing video I could have probably rambled on for another hour. Let me know what you want to hear about next, of course.
Since so many of you asked for them afterwards, I’ll do my best to convert and post the slide deck from my session at some point next week before I’m off again to South by Southwest in Austin- although the real guts of the preso is in my hyperactive babbling and After Effects hacking. In that respect, the slides may still be handy and useful to those who didn’t attend, but those who were attending today- you got the best parts of it in person and this should help supplement your note-taking well. Keep posted.
I’m currently dropping off all my optical gear at the hotel before heading back out to the Flashforward film festival, which should be a complete blast. I’ve only heard rumors, as this is my first Flashforward, but given how well the event’s been running so far I fully expect my expectations to be eclipsed. The only regret I have so far is that I mainly took video gear this time out, so I haven’t contributed yet to the FFWD Flickr group, slightly more embarrassing given the fact that my own photostream has been at a standstill for about a month. Promise I’ll get on that shortly, too.
I’ll be wandering around doing ‘pickup’ interviews of random attendees tomorrow (for a side-project I haven’t fully crystallized just yet – be sure to come over and say hello if you see me) and sitting in as many sessions as I can, but for tonight- I’m all eyes and ears. Blow me away, you Flashforward filmmakers!