April 2, 2007
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='http://polls.zoho.com/external/skilisky/upgrading-to-after-effects-cs3' 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?