DIgital Video/After Effects Abuser Group

The Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group brings together presentations on video editing and special effects software, including Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe After Effects. Members share their experiences with video taping and using related software tools such as Adobe Photoshop. Camera equipment, both still and video, is also demonstrated and reviewed. Terry Syndergaard is the Manager of this User Group, and Bonnie Erdrich is the Co-Manager. This User Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The fee for non-OCMMA members is $10, or $5 for students.

 

 



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DV-After Effects Abuser Group - Tuesday, Mar. 25

DECONSTRUCTING VINES,
STORYBOARDING,
MOVIE TRIVIA QUIZ

DECONSTRUCTING VINE VIDEOS
A FUN FX SPECULATION GAME

Sharpen your powers of observation and collaborate in the brainstorming process with like-minded individuals. We had so much fun last month with "How Dey Do Dat" - great group participation, shouting out ideas; there are multiple ways to fool the audience. The exchange was passionate, rousing, and fun.
We learned that as a group we saw more and generated more ideas than any of us had separately. 
Twitter acquired Vine to make it easier for people to find, watch, create and share 6 second looping videos right from their mobile phones. The explosion of online video rather proves my theory that "Limits foster creativity." 
This month we will see if we can "Stump The Pros" with new FX from Zach King, and present one of our own. Have your own vine or a short FX clip to show? Or find one that may inspire or stump the group? Share the link or bring it! Flash drive preferred; QuickTime, AVI, mp4, flv.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

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DV-After Effects Abuser Group - Tuesday, Feb. 25

 

The Client Cycle
FROM MEETING TO CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION

This meeting will have us using a real life client situation to illustrate the collaborative creative process, detailing the flow from understanding the purported goal to re-envisioning it to more clearly attain the actual desired outcome.

Seven topics we'll discuss:

 

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DV-After Effects Abuser Group - Tuesday, Jan. 28

MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY

A couple members simply must see the State of the Union speech as it happens. I couldn't convince them to record it for later (think of the historic value!)
My apologies.

 

The Client Cycle (No meeting this month)

FROM MEETING TO CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION

January's meeting will have us using a real life client situation to illustrate the collaborative creative process, detailing the flow from understanding the purported goal to re-envisioning it to more clearly attain the actual desired outcome.

Seven topics we'll discuss:

1. Researching the client before the meeting

2. Uncovering the client's hidden purpose

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DV-After Effects Abuser Group

No December meeting.

Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays and see you in the new year.

From Terry Syndergaard
and Bonnie Erdrich

 

 

 

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DV-After Effects Abuser Group - Tuesday, Nov. 26

2D Character to 3D Animation in After Effects,
Organizing A Complex DVD With Simple Navigation,
and Adobe Creative Cloud Software Raffle!

2D Character to 3D Animation in After Effects

Don't want to learn a 3D program but still want the advantages and appeal of dimensionality? Come see the tricks to make it happen using a plugin you probably already have (After Effects CS5 and later) which vastly increases your 3D design options, allowing you to do more in After Effects without requiring a side trip into dedicated 3D software.

Terry Syndergaard will be showing FreeForm, a great tool for the look of advanced animation - and we're not talking moving boxes around the screen here, but real character animation - as in creating a seemingly-3D head that moves, has depth, but done from 2D Photoshop art. You will also see how to animate facial expressions and body movements with other tools within After Effects, giving all the higher end look without having to learn 3D modeling and animation.

Organizing A Complex DVD With Simple Navigation


Bonnie Erdrich, co-manager, will show the result of taking her video from pet project to DVD distribution with sophisticated yet simple navigation. Treating every part of the 50 Year High School Reunion as art, she had fun mixing comedic stories contrasted to the nostalgia of proms, with music of the day, blending that, with the precious last words from those who have since passed on.

Here is one of the many appreciative comments Bonnie received from her classmates:
"I haven't laughed and cried that much in years. What a blessing you have given all of us - I felt like I was right there with the rest of you. You did a fantastic job putting these DVDs together and I can never thank you enough."

Collaborative Efforts and Thanks:
Kudos to fellow OCMMA member and Web-Video Crossroads Manager, Mike McGready, who took Bonnie's content (25 chapters including documentary) and created the sophisticated yet simple navigation for this project.
Terry Syndergaard did much of the photo restoration as well as some visual effects and character animation.
You will be entertained as well as inspired by the highlights of this "Work of Art" DVD.

Adobe Creative Cloud Software Raffle

As if all that is not enough, one lucky attendee will win a year's subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Software worth beau coup bucks. Must have attended one prior meeting since June to qualify and not won in the last 1 1/2 years.

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Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Location: NOCCCD School of Continuing Education, Room 132
1830 W. Romneya Drive
Anaheim, CA 92801



 

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