VidCon 2015 For People Who Love Online Video
“Online video has become a massive cultural force, launching careers and communities and creations of all sort. VidCon exists as the largest gathering of people who love and are a part of this new culture.” —VidCon
At its inception in 2010 VidCon, an annual event held in Anaheim, California, drew approximately 1,400 attendees. In 5 short years, the attendance and profile has grown so drastically that for 2015 they had to cap the event at 20,000.
So who’s attending VidCon? It’s a combination of online content creators, viral video stars, thousands of fans and those aspiring to one day hit it big online all coming together to discuss everything from writing, editing, shooting, lighting, marketing, monetizing, and creating online video as well as discussion and debate over the future of the online video industry in the form of panels, talks, workshops, and keynotes in addition to an expo show floor.
Adobe is excited to be part of the sixth annual VidCon with presence across both the Creator and Industry Tracks. Here’s a breakdown of where you can find Adobe throughout the event:
Adobe and iOgrapher are partnering once again for a super fun Adobe Premiere Clip challenge on the expo floor. Come by booth #603 for a chance to win one of many awesome prizes including one year of Creative Cloud, an iOgrapher mobile production kit, and much more! Be sure to download Premiere Clip before the conference to capture your VidCon experience, and share your videos on social media with #MadeWithClip for an opportunity to have your work showcased by Adobe.
Adobe is joining Panasonic in their Lumix Creator Lounge to demonstrate how seamlessly Panasonic cameras turn 4K video into awesome YouTube content with native workflows in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, part of Adobe Creative Cloud.
Smashing the Ceiling: Females in Film
In the male-dominated field of film, 2015 hasn’t been the banner year for women in film we were all hoping for. The number of major studio films directed by women in 2014 fell to a stubbornly low 4.6%. However, visibility and action are key: talented female filmmakers are figuring out ways to smash through the glass ceiling, particularly in the digital space.
Join Vimeo and a panel of inspiring filmmakers, including Katie Reed (editor, SMOSH), Cherish Chen (creative producer, Rocket Jump), Tracy Bitterolf (director of content, Levity Entertainment Group and co-founder of The Wing Girls) and Adobe’s own Bronwyn Lewis (media educator and community manager, Adobe Mobile Video), for a discussion of what it means to be female in the film industry today, and tips for breaking through the barriers. Saturday, July 25 from 11:00am–2:00pm in the Vimeo Lounge.
Whether or not you’re able to attend VidCon in person, join this event with Adobe through social media. We’ll be streaming numerous panels live from Anaheim via the @CreativeCloud Periscope. For details on these broadcasts, and all the fun, news, interviews and stories, follow #TeamAdobe at #VidCon and stay tuned to @AdobeCCVideo on Twitter.