5 Things to Look Forward to at Adobe Video World 2016
Adobe Video World combines the formerly separate Premiere Pro World and After Effects World into one event with two days of overlap. This gives editors, motion graphics designers and visual effects artists the opportunity to “dynamically link” through their favorite Creative Cloud applications. There’s a lot to look forward to this year’s Adobe Video World in Seattle, and not just for attendees.
1) The Trainers
It can be challenging to meet speakers at larger events like NAB Show or IBC. Not so at Adobe Video World! The AVW trainers are not just accessible, but they sit next to you at lunch and during other sessions. It’s the interaction with these professionals that makes Adobe Video World a valuable and fulfilling post-production event.
This year, Adobe Video World is welcoming several new trainers to the roster:
Learn more about these experienced Adobe trainers in this AVW interview with Richard Harrington, the Program Manager for Premiere Pro World.
2) Adobe Character Animator CC
It’s been intriguing to see Character Animator evolve from a public beta into the animation application that has powered productions like The Simpson’s live TV episode, and Cartoon Donald Trump and Cartoon Hillary Clinton on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. To me, Character Animator embodies the bold innovation of Adobe: transforming the complexity of character animation into a fun, interactive experience.
This year’s After Effects World features two sessions with Dave Werner and David Simons. I’m looking forward to learning the fundamentals in Character Animator 101: A New Approach to Animation, and then take it to the next level with Advanced Rigging in Character Animator. Additionally, there will be a Character Animator keynote presentation with optional breakout sessions on Adobe Day.
When asked if he will demo some of the New Ways to Animate with Adobe Character Animator CC, Dave Werner answered, “Yes, we’ll be showing in person all the stuff we revealed at IBC, including a few extra features we haven’t publicly announced yet!” It’s something both After Effects and Premiere Pro users won’t want to miss!
3) Virtual Reality
Adobe Premiere Pro CC continues to pioneer native VR/360° video editing, and Adobe Video World is offering many opportunities for attendees to dive into this equi-rectangular space.
On the Premiere Pro World side, I’m looking forward to VR 360: An Introduction to Virtual Reality Production and Editing with Jeff Greenberg. In Jeff’s own words, “I’m aiming to give you the laundry list of questions and tools that will make it possible for you to go out and start making VR work.”
In After Effects World, I’m excited for Virtual Reality Workflows in After Effects with Nick Harauz. “We’re gonna first take a look at some best shooting practices, and recommendations for stitching VR footage.” Nick also said his session will introduce attendees to Skybox Studio by Mettle, and the new Mocha VR by Imagineer Systems.
I’m also eager to sit in on Lucas Wilson’s keynote presentation: Virtual Reality: Case Studies in Storytelling and Interactivity. Lucas is the Founder and Executive Producer at SuperSphereVR, a VR production and technology company. It will be fascinating to hear Lucas speak on VR/360° storytelling, and what his predictions are for mainstream consumption.
4) Adobe Day
My favorite part of Adobe Video World is Adobe Day. The entire day is hosted by Adobe employees. The Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC application designers and engineers freely mingle with attendees, answering questions, getting feedback and sharing their passion for the products they develop.
This year’s Adobe Day is especially meaningful because this year marks the 25th anniversary of Adobe Premiere (not “Pro”) which began in 1991. Premiere Pro CC Senior Product Manager, Al Mooney, will open Adobe Day with a “trip down memory lane”.
As if Adobe Day couldn’t get any better, the day ends with AVW Expo Night, an evening to chat with Adobe partners and Adobe Video World sponsors. See the Premiere Pro World schedule for the full Adobe Day program.
5) Adobe Video World Special Event
Adobe Video World attendees are invited to a special event Friday evening to close out the last day of Premiere Pro World. Come hang out with Adobe folks, and enjoy great tasting beer with Adobe’s own Tim Kurkoski, a Seattle local. “No program. Just good beer and good company. That’s how we roll in Seattle.”
Bonus: If You’re Not Going To Adobe Video World
Premiere Bro will be a social media conduit for Adobe Video World content. Live AVW updates will be available across Premiere Bro’s social media channels, especially on Twitter and Vine. Also, look for daily blog posts recapping the highlights of Premiere Pro World.
Premiere Bro only exists to enrich the Premiere Pro editing experience and user community. Please let me know in the comments how I can best do this at Adobe Video World 2016.
Premiere Bro’s Adobe Video World attendance is sponsored by
Adobe, Future Media Concepts, and JK Design.