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Animation for Designers AE Workshop

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Learn how to bring your illustrations to life with local animator Jesse Jones! Jesse has worked on lots of projects with companies like Bent Image Lab, as well as the television show Grimm, here in Portland.  He animates his own cartoons and comics and will be demoing in After Effects for this workshop through PSU.
Instructions on how to create your own character and a free trial of After Effects can be found on the event’s Tumblr page. Please have After Effects downloaded and our characters ready to go when you arrive at the workshop.
Details:
May 28, 2015 5:30pm

Animation for Designers: After Effects Workshop with Jesse Jones
2000 SW 5th Avenue, Portland OR  97201
Art Building Room 320

Sign up at: animationfordesigners.tumblr.com

Thanks to Orland Nutt and Ben Luce!

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Orland Nutt screening Bear of Heaven

 

Quick thanks and a shout out to Orland Nutt and Ben Luce for their great presentations at the last meeting.  Powering through some technical difficulties with the presentation laptop being at a different aspect ratio from the screen that was being projected, Ben’s pixel art technique was well received by all.  “That’s how everyone is getting that retro 8bit look!” (or in Ben’s case, 16 bit – “Super Nintendo!”) was a phrase heard many times after the meeting.  It made for an explosive demo, if the “oohs” and “aaahs” were any indication every time Ben said, “Boom!”

Ben Luce demo

Ben Luce demo

And thanks to Orland for rolling with the punches when we couldn’t read his hard drive, and doing the presentation entirely from Vimeo clips.  He has some rare before/after footage from Bear of Heaven that hopefully will see the light of day somehow – we’re working on it!  In any case, unforgettable imagery from Orland and a huge thanks for taking the time out.

IMG_5770The Ebay Lounge was a great venue with the only flaw being we couldn’t figure out how to turn down the automated lights to help better view the projector.  A small glitch in an otherwise fantastic setup and the Ebay office may very well become the default for future meetings.

 

 

Next up – a big night of SideFX Houdini is being planned for April.  Will keep you informed…  watch this space!

The eBay Lounge

The eBay Lounge

AEPDX presents The Burst!

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Another great event from the ADPDX brain trust, pushing some collaboration unlike anything we’ve seen in a while.  It’s The Burst!
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The Burst is a rather unique spin the bottle between Portland’s top Illustrators and Motion Designers. We’re giving teams an entire week to collaborate and show Portland what they are made of. Each randomly paired up team (1 Illustrator and 1 Motion Designer) has exactly 1 week to put their heads together to design and animate a 15-30 second masterpiece.
We’ll give them the theme, and then cut them loose. After a week we get together and throw a big party in their honor, have some drinks, and show everybody their creations.
There will, of course, be prizes.
1st: Adobe CC 1 Year
2nd: Wacom Intuos Pro Small 
3rd: Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks 2.5
 
The Burst party and screening is on the evening of Thursday, April 24th.
Time: 6:30 – 9PM
Place: 52LTD (http://52ltd.com/location/portland/)
Grab your tickets here! (http://theburst.eventbrite.com/)
Brought to you by Adobe, AEPDX, 52LTD, Wacom, Red Giant, 3DV

From AEPDX: What’s New Part Deux – June 8th Noon-3pm

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whats-new2Saturday, June 8th, Noon-3pm @ Union Pine – join us for an After Effects Update & Awareness Blowout!

VFX/PDX, AEPDX and 3DPDX’s continuing mission to bring you the latest and greatest has you reaching for your calendar again! This one courtesy of the good folks at Adobe, pairing with AEPDX.  We’re excited to say the godfathers of After Effects, along with AE power user Harry Frank, will be showing off AE’s newest bag of tricks.  Not the least of which will include the breaking C4D integration news that everyone is talking about.  Stay up on current events and get a demo straight from the horses mouth — see what the top brass has to say about the new features.  Further proof that Portland is no longer a blip on the radar.

Yes, CINEWARE is the buzzword to know and will be one of the hot topics of discussion. The power of Cinema 4d inside After Effects! Plus, unique breakdowns of the new features of AE from the original creators, engineers, and evangelists. Breakaway Q&A sessions after the presentation will provide attendees the opportunity to sit down with either the creators of Adobe After Effects, C4D, or Red Giant Software to ask them more specific questions about new software and features. Software raffle includes Creative Cloud yearly membershipsC4D Broadcast R14, and various Red Giant Software products.

Harry Frank: Accomplished Motion Designer, Animator & VFX Artist – Red Giant Software
David Simons: Principal Scientist (One of the original Davids – a little AE inside joke there – and Co-founder of CoSA)
Paul Babb: President and CEO of Maxon, The Americas
Steve Forde: Product Manager of Adobe After Effects
Amir Stone: Software Engineer at Adobe Systems
Todd Kopriva: Adobe Technical Support Lead

Snacks & Sandwiches provided. Walk to Rontoms after the event for drinks.

Reserve your space now for the low ticket price of $5:
http://whatsnewpartdeux.eventbrite.com/

Special Thanks to AdobeMaxonRed Giant Software, and 52Ltd for making this event possible!

Union Pine
525 SE Pine St
Portland, OR 97214

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