March 04, 2013

Adobe Create Now coming to San Jose

Via Sally Cox:

Join us at the San Jose Tech Museum and Adobe San Jose for CreateNOW, an Adobe Camp full of hands-on and lecture-style sessions. This event is geared toward photography, video, graphic design. Featured speakers are Colin Smith, Jeff Foster, Chana Messer, and Sally Cox. Our keynote speaker is the amazing Rufus Deuschler, worldwide Adobe evangelist.

Two tracks held simultaneously at the two locations, and you can pick/choose which tracks you wish to attend. All-day event includes breakfast and catered lunch for $35.

Adobe is raffling off Creative Cloud licenses and we will have other surprise raffles, as well. First 120 guests to arrive get an Adobe goodie bag, as well.

Learn more and register here.

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Short film: “The Innovator”

Tristan Stoch of Cineastas created this beautifully shot profile of athlete-turned-creator Mike Friton:

Mike Friton is a freelance shoemaker, weaver, paper sculptor and innovator with over 30 years of experience at Nike. His innovations are responsible for many elements of athletic footwear that people wear today. Each of his crafts informs one another and he is constantly exploring the fringes of his field. Mike’s work is a great example of how non-traditional methods of exploring one’s craft can lead to unique end results.


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Funny people turn to Premiere & After Effects

Specifically, the Saturday Night Live crew that makes Digital Shorts, and the folks behind Cartoon Network’s Annoying Orange.

  • The SNL team has ridiculously tight deadlines, even re-cutting shorts between dress rehearsal & the live show. “We don’t ever have time to see a ‘spinning ball’ on the screen while we’re editing. It just can’t happen. Leveraging the tight integration between Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects and Photoshop makes the spinning ball go away.” Check out how they work.
  • The Annoying Orange crew ditched Avid & chose an all-Adobe workflow, as you can hear them describe in the clip below. (Photoshop integration & no transcoding of RED footage were key.) “I’m happier than a talking piece of fruit with a weird mouth,” says Premiere PM Al Mooney. “And that is HAPPY, obviously.” Check it out:

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