My FFWD session slides – coming soon

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!

5 Responses to My FFWD session slides – coming soon

  1. Scott,I really enjoyed your FF session. I think you covered as much in that session as the video track did all day on Monday. I’ve been doing video for about 10 years and I still felt like I picked up some good tips in that session. I was also curious as to what your day-to-day work at Adobe/Macromedia is.Nice job.Kevin Sturdevant

  2. Thanks for the good words, Kevin- glad you enjoyed the presentation! It’s certainly a subject near and dear to my heart, that’s for sure.I’m a product manager on the Adobe Developer Relations team, specializing in rich media development (audio/video/etc.). My regular workload is split between production tasks (videos, audio/voice over recordings/etc.), and getting out to conferences/online seminars/etc. to help be an advocate for our customers ‘inside the walls’, so to speak. This mix of responsibilities helps me stay both in touch with what folks like yourself are doing with our products but personally engaged with the products myself at a real-world level. My background is in film scoring, actually- I’ve been a professional musician for the better part of 25 years now (more recording than road these days, though).So… if there’s anything you think we should be doing (or not doing, for that matter) in regards to the Flash platform and rich media, I’m all ears. :)

  3. Kevin says:

    Cool. Thanks for the response. I as well am a musician/video guy. I’d actually be going to SXSW if not for a massive video project.

  4. pwuj says:

    Scott,I caught your FF session about midway through and instantly realized I missed some good info. I was hoping to get caught up on what I missed by viewing your session notes. Are you going to post them soon?Thanks

  5. Hey, pwuj!I’ll cop to it- I’ve been swamped with just three days in the office before heading out again, but you can look over the slides here: that I’ve had trouble getting the images for two of the slides to convert to Breeze, but you should get the picture anyway. Have an early peek, and I’ll try to fix those two slides from the road ASAP- let me know if you have any questions!