Orange County Multimedia Association
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Welcome to 2014 and OC Interactive!

Thank you all for your attendance and participation at our September meeting.

As agreed, there will be NO meeting in October. Please join us on November 4, where we will discuss the following:

• Augmented Reality: The New Multimedia - Part II

If you haven’t heard of augmented reality (AR), that’s okay. Chances are is that you’ve already seen it. Recently, there’s been a lot of interest in this growing field of technology and justifiably so.

Guest speaker Patrick Eleazar will continue from his September Augmented Reality presentation with showing you how easy it is to create an AR app of your own. Specifics will be shared in the November meeting notice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 20:03
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DV-After Effects Abuser Group

Tuesday, September 23

From Photo to Character: Designing for Animation & ePub
Crowdfunding: Getting Money for Your Pet Projects

Terry Syndergaard will be showing how he uses photo reference as the basis for cartoon characters to animate and illustrate the ePub, "Willow's Big Adventure", a charming children's story that he and Bonnie are producing.
Issues to consider - Drawing is Thinking, "It ain't all in the wrist."
Considerations - what will the person drawn think of these exaggerations?
Proportion - what to look for to make cartoon engaging
Comparison to an "average" face, and what makes the subject interesting to look at.
In a later program we will show turning these characters into very convincing 3D by using Mettle's FreeForm plug-in for After Effects.

Part Two: Crowd Funding: Getting Money For Your Pet Projects

Bonnie Erdrich has been researching websites that offer world wide successful Crowd Funding.
She will present:
• The the most common mistakes people make getting their project funded
• How to attract attention for your project
• Getting the audience excited
• Keeping up the the enthusiasm over the length of your funding process.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:06

Adobe User Groups

Creative Suite User Group

The Creative Suite User Group provides educational presentations organized around applications in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more. The Creative Suite User Group meets jointly with the General Meeting of OCMMA every third Tuesday of the month. Visit the Creative Suite User Group page.

Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group

The Digital Video/After Effects Abuser Group brings together presentations on video editing and special effects software. The DV/AE Abuser Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Visit the DV / After Effects Abuser Group page.

OC Interactive

OC Interactive deals with all aspects of design and production of interactivity and animation in applications delivered across the full spectrum of desktop, web and mobile device platforms. Topics include programming, user interface design, 2D and 3D animation, and professional business development. Visit the OC Interactive User Group page.

Web Video Crossroads

The Web Video Crossroads User Group addresses all aspects of video on the web and mobile devices. Web designers, web developers, and video/audio producers are welcome to discuss the latest developments in this fast-changing industry. The Web Video Crossroads User Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Visit the Web Video Crossroads User Group page.