I'm Coming to New Mexico

Looking for some training? How about a little time in the Southwest too.I'm speaking at the Motion Conference in New Mexico (October 16-19).

Advanced Motion Graphics Studio Techniques: After Effects, Illustrator, & Photoshop Extended
October 16, 2010 8:30 am — 3:30 pm
Santa Fe Convention Center

As a motion graphics designer, you'll use After Effects, Photoshop, or Illustrator to some degree in every project. But how do you decide which tool is best for the job and how can you use them together for the most efficient and effective workflow? This workshop cuts to the chase and teaches advanced techniques for all three applications (no matter what your experience level is with each). You'll learn essential techniques including typography, repairing and retiming footage, stylizing footage, background design, and 3D objects.

Learn how to integrate After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator for an efficient and effective workflow. Topics include:

  • Pixels and Vectors: Mastering Resolution
  • Typography for the Screen
  • Repairing, Stylizing and Retiming Footage
  • Perfect Loops: Designing Backgrounds
  • Creating and Importing 3D Objects
  • Check Your Sources: Organizing Files for Animation
  • Mastering Transparency: Perfect Masks and Alpha Channels
  • DVD and BD Menu Design
  • Motion Control 3D
  • Virtual Sets with Panoramic Photos

Digital SLR Workshop: High-End/Lo Cost Video Shoots
October 19, 2010 9:30 am — 4:00 pm
Albuquerque, NM 87107

With the arrival of high-definition video-enabled DSLR cameras, new creative options exist for design professionals unlike anything they’ve experienced before.
Here to guide you in a thorough exploration of the video-making process — from pre-production to post — is an experienced creative director and post production supervisor, Richard Harrington (author of From Still to Motion: A photographer's guide to creating video with your DSLR). Explore options for creating and working with video from your camera, from practical pre-production, essential production techniques and seamless post production. Topics include:

  • Explore the entire spectrum of video for DSLR camera owners, with recommendations on gear, lighting, lenses, audio, editing, color correcting, exporting, media management, and more.
  • Addressing technical challenges associated with DSLR video, such as camera movement, multiple camera coverage, low-light videography, and synchronized audio.
  • Explore additional creative techniques such as stop motion and time-lapse photography.