Steve Kilisky's Dynamic Media Blog

April 2, 2007

Survey Says...

First off, I realized that I hit the publish button a bit too fast on my last post, and didn't make my point (which was not that you can buy tutorials). I'll come back to it later, I promise.

The AE CS3 demo seemed to go well, and my dry deadpan humor only got me into trouble with only one attendee so far. It was great meeting people who've I only know virtually and also good to meet some new users as well. The highlight for me was watching Andrew Kramer's presentation prior to mine. He showed some amazing visual fx techniques using AE and was scary fast using the pen tool to create masks. If what he showed was representative of his seriousfx product I can highly recommend it. Andrew knows his stuff and has a wealth of not obvious timesaving tricks to accomplish the most demanding fx shots in AE.

I was also fortunate to meet Jim Geduldick from Little Airplane Productions. Very cool kids oriented animation and effects. You can check out an interview with Jim at Toolfarm. BTW Toolfarm has also added a nice Inspiration section their web site.

While I was on the Toolfarm Web site, I noticed they had a Zoho survey about plans to upgrade to AE CS3 and I thought maybe I try a similar survey here; so here goes my first attempt to add something other than text to my blog:

<iframe frameborder='0' src='' width='260' height='210'></iframe>

Hope this works. As much as I like using Contribute I haven't figured out how to preview my entire post before publishing.

Update: Hmmm not working. Anyone care to help me figure out what I'm doing wrong?


Posted by Steve Kilisky at 6:59 PM on April 2, 2007


jim geduldick — 8:14 PM on April 2, 2007

the pleasure was all mine , and you thought i was trying to get a freebie of AE when i was still at Apple. See what happens when nice people do nice things, they help kick start careers.

Michele Yamazaki — 6:51 AM on April 3, 2007

Thanks for mentioning Toolfarm, too! I really wish I could've made it to the AENY meeting, but it's a very long way from here.

I can help you with the Zoho poll.

Thanks Michelle, I got if working. Love what you are doing on the Toolfarm web site!

Bill Dahlinger — 9:38 AM on April 3, 2007

Hi Steve,

I just copied the url into another tab for now and voted :D Not sure what is wrong unless iframes isn't supported. You might just put a link in there for now.


Thanks Bill.

Peter Kahn — 6:53 PM on April 5, 2007

Hey Steve,
Incredible Adobe announcement and I never thought I would be uttering the following words:
"I think I want to buy the WHOLE thing!!!!" So with that, I have this question that I can't seem to find an answer to:

I have both the CS Suite and the old Macromedia Production Suite. Together, I qualify for the low cost Master Collection Suite upgrade but if I upgrade now, how does shipment work? Is there a partial shipment in April when Photoshop and its family come out and then another in the summer when AE and the rest of the production gang are available. Or, is Master not available until summer when EVERYTHING is ready. It would suck to have to wait until mid-summer for a Master upgrade while everyone else is running Photoshop CS 3 Extended on their MacIntels. I can't seem to find a home to park this question in Adobe's mega web site.

Hi Peter,

I think this link might help answer your question:


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