Session Descriptions

 

Thursday, June 22

Thursday, June 22 | 9:00am – 10:30am

Changes in Color: HDR, Rec. 2020, and P3

Do you feel like the color side of our industry is taking a huge leap… into the dark unknown? New color spaces keep rise from nowhere and Nit is becoming an everyday term. Colorist Patrick Inhofer, CSI is hitting the books and sharing the knowledge to help you make sense of all this terminology (and more) that you’ve been hearing at NAB 2017.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

DaVinci Resolve, ACES
• Understand the differences between the different High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats
• Discern current technology from marketing hype
• Identify the failure points as we transition into these new technologies

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

• Business Owners

Thursday, June 22 | 9:30am – 11:00am

Beautiful skin with DaVinci Resolve

TBD

Speaker: Yan Shvalb

Thursday, June 22 | 10:00am – 11:30am

Timelapse Photography Essentials

TBD

Thursday, June 22 | 10:30am – 12:00pm

A Dozen Ways to Reveal a Logo-Paths Animations in After Effects

Anyone dealing with animation and design is required at some point to animate a logo. Whether it is a simple vector animation or complex three-dimensional flying logo, there’s usually a need to reveal a logotype on the screen. In this class you will learn of different ways to do just that. Each method produces a different and unique result. Most techniques rely on the built in tools, but few are based on third-party plugins worth knowing.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

After Effects, Illustrator

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

• Learn about effects that work with paths
• Learn about the Path Operations for Shape Layers
• Use time to animate and reveal logos

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Motion Graphics Artists

Speaker: Eran Stern

Thursday, June 22 | 11:00am – 12:30pm

Producing Longtail Live Streams for the Web

Too often, live streams tend to be short-lived, often expensive, events. With forethought and planning, you can add long tail value to your next live stream.

Speaker: Doug Daulton

Thursday, June 22 | 11:30am – 1:00pm

Mastering the Lumetri Panel in Adobe Premiere Pro

TBD

Speaker: Robbie Carman

Thursday, June 22 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Which UAV is Right for you? Choosing the Platform for your Aerial Needs

There are so many drones on the market today; which one is right for your needs? Do you need remote automation? Do you need precise positioning? What flight times are required? What sort of camera requirements do you have? Distance? Altitude? Data control? Transmission resolution? Indoors use? Outdoors use? Object avoidance?

All of these questions will be answered , and while we won’t be flying them in-house, you’ll understand the advantages and disadvantages of each drone and drone type.

Taught by a veteran UAV operator/pilot, this session details UAV tools available and how to choose the right UAV for your business.

Speaker: Luisa Winters

Thursday, June 22 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Getting Started with Cinema 4D Lite

This session is designed to get you familiar with the tools and features of Cinema 4D Lite as we explore a typical 3D project workflow. Created to get you up and running fast, we’ll start by looking at the consistencies of operations between the After Effects and Cinema 4D Lite. Then we’ll use what we already know to explore the other important tools and features more efficiently. For example, we’ll start with an Illustrator file and extrude it into 3D geometry inside of Cinema 4D Lite. As we continue building our graphics, we will also take a little time to help define any terminology that might be new if you are completely new to the world of 3D. Topics we’ll cover include modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, and sending information back to After Effects with Cineware.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

Adobe After Effects 2017

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

  • Creating Cinema 4D Layers in After Effects
  • Extrude 3D Geometry From Illustrator in Cinema 4D Lite
  • Creating and Applying Textures in Cinema 4D Lite
  • Animating with Effectors
  • Compositing Cinema 4D Layers with Cineware

Which Professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Motion Graphics Artists

Speaker: Ian Robinson

Thursday, June 22 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

About Storage:Where Individual, Agency, and Studio Requirements Overlap and Diverge

TBD

Speaker: Mark Fuccio

Thursday, June 22 | 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Fix it in Post! (After Effects to the Rescue)

When you hear the phrase: “Don’t worry, we’ll fix it in post” A red light should appear above your head. Those who say that, don’t solve the problem – apparently the burden will fall upon you. But despite all this, there are still quite a few things that can be solved at a post stage, and this workshop will use After Effects as a post-fixer tool to overcome common problems such as Match Moving, bad pixels, Motion blur, Green Screen issues and more.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

After Effects, Premiere Pro

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

• Easy Tracking
• Adding Motion Blur
• Fixing bad Pixels
• Creating Better Green Screen
• Tracking Matte that works

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Editors

Speaker: Eran Stern

Thursday, June 22 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Video Monitor Calibration Essentials

TBD

Speaker: Robbie Carman

Thursday, June 22 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Creating 3D Title Sequences with After Effects and Cinema 4D

If you’ve ever wanted to integrate 3D into your title opens, this is the session for you. Learn how and when to use each of the different 3D tools in After Effects as we build a 3D title sequence from the ground up. Master the entire workflow, from pre-visualization through animation, texturing, lighting, and final output. You’ll learn how and when to use the Classic 3D renderer, the Cinema 4D Renderer, and Cinema 4D Lite. We’ll explore 3D text creation and animation with animators natively inside After Effects, and even model 3D graphic elements inside Cinema 4D Lite. Wether you’re new to 3D, or just want more clarification as to what’s possible with 3D in Adobe After Effects, this session is one to check out.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

Adobe After Effects CC 2017

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

  • Enabling and Adjusting Render Quality with the Cinema 4D Renderer
  • Extruding 3D Geometry in After Effects
  • Adding Depth to materials with Environment Maps
  • Modeling 3D Geometry in Cinema 4D Lite
  • Compositing and Finishing in the Classic 3D Renderer

Which Professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Both Motion Graphic Artists and Editors looking to expand their title skills

Speaker: Ian Robinson

Thursday, June 22 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Creative Uses for HTML5 Video on Websites

While we’ve all watched videos online, have you considered video as a design element? With in-depth web browser support for video, the possibilities for this medium can extend into design and interactive projects.

Video elements can be positioned, layered, and incorporated into digital design in any number of ways. And going beyond layout, users can interact with elements placed over video, or even control video playback from remote links.

Learn how your video and motions graphics skills can be applied to design and interactive projects.

What you’ll learn:

• How video is added to a web page
• Most common formats for web video
• Style options for video
• Combining video with other elements
• Controlling video with web links

Speaker: TBD

Friday, June 23 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Producing a Weekly Web Series

TBD

Speaker: Steve Martin

Thursday, June 22 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Planning for Timelapse and Outdoor Productions

Whether shooting timelapse for a client or for yourself, there are many costs that go into an actual shoot – which may include permits, gas, gear, rentals, storage media, travel expenses, assistants, food, and your time. This makes it increasingly important to get the shot the first time.

Today, more than ever, we have tools available to us that can dramatically increase the odds of a successful shoot. Whether you’re scouting locations and dates for a production; chasing the aurora; capturing the moon or sun rising behind a particular landmark; or wanting to make sure the light will be perfect – it makes sense to leave as little as possible to chance. Knowing what obstacles you’ll face and what potentially could go wrong beforehand will help you walk away with the shots you need.

Ben Franklin is quoted as saying “If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail”, and I see people fail over and over again because of their lack of planning. In this session, you’ll not only learn the tools, software & apps that are available to help you succeed, you’ll also learn how what questions you should be asking to leave no stone unturned.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

Various Web, Mobile & Desktop Apps

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

• Learn how to pre-scout locations before arriving
• Learn the answers you should be seeking during the planning stages
• Learn to use a variety of web, desktop, and mobile apps

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Cinematographers or Directors of Photography

Speaker: Ron Risman

Thursday, June 22 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Motion Design for Non-Designers

Maybe you’re a video editor that’s been tasked at creating a captivating lower third animation or a producer whose been too busy to open up After Effects to explore dynamic title animation possibilities. While becoming a professional motion graphic designer doesn’t happen in an hour, there are a few key points you can learn to get you ahead in the game . In this online session, Nick Harauz will outline some of the principles of motion design that are applied in modern day practices. We’ll look at utilizing both Premiere and After Effects for effective animation without diving extremely deep into the application.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

Premiere Pro and After Effects

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

– An overview of motion graphic design principles to apply to any project
– Tips to animate in Premiere with effects
– Working with fonts
– Tips to animate Text in After Effects without key framing
– An overview of basic animation in After Effects

Which Professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Video Editors, Non Designers, Beginner After Effects users

Speaker: Nick Harauz

Thursday, June 22 | 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Audio Finishing for Virtual Reality

Join us as we walk through the steps for audio production and finishing in VR and 360 Video environments. Learn the best practices for recording in the field and finishing in your DAWs. Tools demonstrated will be Facebook360, YouTube, Reaper, Pro Tools, and Dolby VR. Work Flow in and out of your NLE will be discussed. Middle Ware tools will be saved for a future class.

Speaker: TBD

Thursday, June 22 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Photoshop Essentials for Video Editors

TBD

Speaker: TBD

Thursday, June 22 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Shooting Aerial Photography in HDR, 360° and More

TBD

Thursday, June 22 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Intro to After Effects for Video Editors

TBD

Speaker: Nick Harauz





Friday, June 23

Friday, June 23 | 9:00am – 10:30am

Handling VR Data on Set

TBD

Speaker: Gary Adcock

Friday, June 23 | 9:30am – 11:00am

Compositing and Keying in Adobe Premiere Pro

TBD

Speaker: Luisa Winters

Friday, June 23 | 10:00am – 11:30am

How to Budget Video Productions

Budgets keep video productions in line and on time. But how do you estimate costs when you’re just starting out-or planning a shoot in a new location? Rich Harrington has almost 30 years of experience in video, many of them consulting for clients who needed detailed proposals and budgets to move forward. In this course, he explains the nuts and bolts of budgeting for video production. Learn how to develop professional budgets, quotes, and proposals, and then transform those estimates into invoices. Plus, learn how to split projects with contractors, set payment terms, and make sure the bill is delivered and you get paid. The exercise files include the budget, proposal, and invoice for the sample project shown in the course, as well as a budget template you can use for your own future projects.

Topics include:

• Evaluating outsourcing and partnering options
• Setting your rates
• Incorporating material and overhead costs
• Scoping the project
• Estimating the production time
• Collecting data with time tracking
• Creating a quote or proposal
• Setting payment terms

Which professionals will benefit most from attending this session?

All professionals

Friday, June 23 | 10:30am – 12:00pm

Integrating CINEMA 4D and After Effects

TBD

Speaker: Eran Stern

Friday, June 23 | 11:00am – 12:30pm

Getting To Know ACES: A Primer For Colorists & Editors

The Academy Color Encoding Specification or ACES for short is an open color management system developed by The Academy Of Motion Pictures Art & Sciences (AMPAS) with the help of industry partners. Over the past few years ACES has been used on dozens of Hollywood feature films, television series and independent projects of all types. But what is ACES? What benefits does it have? How can it help your next project?

In this session, join colorist Robbie Carman and learn about what ACES is, it’s different ‘flavors’ and parts, and what problems it is helping the production and postproduction industry solve. We’ll start out by discussing why ACES was created and how it’s currently being used and then move onto understanding what ACES 2065, ACEScc, ACEScct, ACEScg and application specific implementations are all about & their similarities and differences.

Next, we’ll put ACES into action in the popular editing & finishing tool, DaVinci Resolve, exploring how to setup a project to work in ACES, ingest considerations and how different tools ‘feel’ in an ACES workflow. Finally, we’ll wrap up exploring how ACES has huge benefits in VFX heavy workflows by round tripping a visual effects shot from DaVinci Resolve out to VFX and back, while maintaining an accurate color pipeline.

If you’ve been hearing about ACES, but unsure of what it is and how it might affect your projects, be sure to check out this session.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

ACES, DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, After Effects, OpenColor IO

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

• Understand the different ‘flavors’ of ACES
• Understand the different transforms involved in an ACES workflow
• What software works with ACES
• Setting up a DaVinci Resolve Project to work in ACES
• VFX roundtripping ACES workflows.

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Editors, Colorists, cinematographers, VFX artists and anyone else interested in color managed workflows

Speaker: Robbie Carman

Friday, June 23 | 11:30am – 1:00pm

Working with VR in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects

Virtual Reality is here and so are the tools to help you in the post production process through the Adobe Creative Cloud. In this session, Nick Harauz will take you through how to work in VR in both Premiere and After Effects.

Some of the topics covered include:

• What is VR?
• Why VR?
• A brief overview of VR production
• The importance of the stitch
• Working with VR in Premiere and how best to view VR
• The seam problem with built in effects and transitions on VR footage
• 3rd party plugins for Premiere (transitions, implementing 2D graphics and reorienting your focus)
• Working with VR in After Effects
• 3rd Party Plugins for After Effects including Skybox and Mocha VR
• Creating a VR ready motion graphics composition
• How to export VR sequences and compositions to youtube
• What software, product, or technologies will be used in this session?
• Kolor, Videostitch, Premiere and After Effects (Mettle plugins)

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

• An overview of how to work in VR within Premiere
• VR storytelling techniques
• What Premiere and After Effects do natively
• The importance of 3D plugins in the VR workflow
• Creating Immersive Experiences

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Editors, motion graphic artists and anyone who want to get a better understanding of VR solutions in Adobe’s video products

Speaker: Nick Harauz

Friday, June 23 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Tracking and Stabilizing Cameras with After Effects

In this session you’ll learn the essentials of stabilizing footage in Adobe After Effects. Learn how to remove camera shake, as well as how to track a camera’s movement.You can apply a variety of techniques to smooth out the camera movement in a shot, using the After Effects Warp Stabilizer VFX effect, and track the camera to add objects into a scene realistically.

Topics include:

• Analyzing footage
• Using the 3D camera tracker to stabilize footage
• Choosing and moving a target
• Adding 3D text to a scene
• Tracking an object
• Applying the Warp Stabilizer VFX
• Choosing a stabilization method
• Reducing rolling shutter distortion
• Matching movement

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

Adobe After Effects

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

VFX Artists, Motion Graphics, and Editors

Friday, June 23 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Understanding VR Hardware

TBD

Speaker: Gary Adcock

Friday, June 23 | 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Mastering the Magnetic Timeline in Final Cut Pro X

This session will give you a practical approach for working faster and more confidently in Final Cut Pro X’s Magnetic Timeline. Learn the most efficient ways to create a rough assembly; what keyboard commands are the most useful when trimming your clips and how to work in two places at once in the timeline using the Skimmer and Playhead.

This workshop will offer time­saving tips and workflows that will have you saying to yourself: “I wish I knew this on my last project!”

• How to Organize Your Project with Roles
• Learn Faster Trimming Methods
• Learn the Most Important Keyboard Commands
• Use Gap Clips for Timing Purposes
• Work with Connected Storylines

Speaker: Steve Martin

Friday, June 23 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Working with the Union: Navigating SAG-AFTRA Casting & Contracts

You are considering UAV as a new tool in your Production Kit –NOW is the time to do it! Where do you begin?? In this session we will cover how to effectively accomplish this assignment. Identify exactly how you’ll implement UAV’s.

• Identifying the exact purpose of the UAV
• Defining your objectives and planning your UAV use
• Which UAV is best for the job at hand
• How to train for the jobs before you begin advertising your new skills
• Insurance Considerations
• Defining your objectives
• Editing your video

Taught by a veteran UAV operator/pilot, you will leave this session with an understanding (and excitement for) how to best integrate UAS into your production environment, from beginning to end.

Speaker: Kelley Slagle

Friday, June 23 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Advanced Keying & Compositing in After Effects

This session is designed for participants who have a basic comprehension of green screen lighting and camera techniques and wish to explore compositing features in Adobe After Effects. Learn to analyze the main components and challenges of the task, import footage into and key blue/green screen footage coming from different sources using multiple layers. Learn techniques that allow for the best mattes and keys from your green screen footage as well as create a convincing composite that looks believable.

Take away:
Reduce noise for better result, get the best key using built in tools, when to use keying plugins, and create a convincing result.

Speaker: Eran Stern

Friday, June 23 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm

LOG and LUT Workflows for Production and Post

What is LOG-recording? How are LUTs related to LOG and how to do you use them together? Can you create your own LUTs on-set (and should you)? What’s the best workflow for applying LUTs in Premiere Pro, Final Cut X and DaVinci Resolve? These questions will be answered (and more).

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut X, DaVinci Resolve

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

• Explain the difference between LOG and LUT
• Choose the proper LUT for your footage
• Make your LOG footage look good for the post-production team
• Color correct LOG-recorded images in popular post-production software

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Editors

Friday, June 23 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Advanced Final Cut Pro X Workflows

TBD

Speaker: Yan Shvalb

Friday, June 23 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Motion Graphics for Non-fiction Storytelling

TBD

Speaker: Paul Murphy





Saturday, June 24

Saturday, June 24 | 9:00am – 10:30am

How Speech, Image and Video Recognition will Change the Way We Work

In 20 years, it’s estimated that over 47% of Americans will lose their jobs to automation. You my not think this relates to post but In late 2016, IBM’s AI Watson was tasked with cutting together a horror trailer for 20th century Fox. He spent 24 hours analyzing 90 succesful horror trailers along with the entire film and then made selections. Just last week an Ad agency revealed the results of a head to head competition between a human and AI art director for a commercial spot. The results were extremely close. Whether you like it or not, deep learning is going to change the way we work in post production. In this session, Nick Harauz will showcase some of the latest findings in deep learning as it relates to voice, image and video recognition in the field . We will look at how speech will eventually guide us through making image edits without a mouse, how we can upload photos to the cloud to create incredible art and even analyze them for facial recognition and manipulation and finally how object recognition in video is being tested and used in various fields.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

Adobe CC, FCPX

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

– An overview of how speech , image and voice recognition is currently integrated within post production software
– A look at how AI/deep learning has been used in production to date
– A discussion in how computers will change the way we work with metadata and computers.

Which Professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Editors

Speaker: Nick Harauz

Saturday, June 24 | 9:30am – 11:00am

Real-World Multi-Camera Editing Challenges

TBD

Saturday, June 24 | 10:00am – 11:30am

Crowdfunding Your Independent Film or Production

In this session you will learn strategies to successfully plan, design, and execute your own independent film or production crowdfunding campaign. Filmmaker Kelley Slagle leads you through best practices, shares practical advice and personal insights, and highlights success stories that will help you to meet your crowdfunding goals, whether you use Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or another platform. Topics include reaching your audience before the campaign even starts, making a campaign budget, designing a campaign video and visuals, choosing and creating rewards, and following through after your campaign ends.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Slated, Seed&Spark

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

• Choose a platform and goal
• Make a campaign budget
• Design a campaign’s video and visuals
• Choose and create rewards
• Follow through after the campaign ends

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Directors & Producers

Speaker: Kelley Slagle

Saturday, June 24 | 10:30am – 12:00pm

Promos & Commercials Motion Graphics Breakdowns

Take a closer look at promos and commercials that were created using After Effects. You will be exposed, not only to the technical side of the work, but also learn how to approach various projects such as: Explainer videos, Infomercials, Promos and Commercials. From concept through script writing and draft editing to the design and effects stages. Your brain is going to explode with ideas and inspiration that will lead you to create an impressive result even if the budget is low.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

After Effects, Photoshop, Cinema 4D

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

• Inspiration between Adobe tools
• Design Ideas and workflows
• Learn about useful Plug-ins and Overlooked Tools
• Complex Projects Management
• 3D Integration and Compositing Methods

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Motion Graphics Artists

Speaker: Eran Stern

Saturday, June 24 | 11:00am – 12:30pm

Thunderbolt vs. USB Connectivity in Production and Post

TBD

Speaker: Gary Adcock

Saturday, June 24 | 11:30am – 1:00pm

Learning To See: Thinking Like A Colorist

Professional colorists make color correction & grading look easy but why do so many struggle with color? You may think it’s just a matter of mastering a piece of software or getting better at reading video scopes – while those things are important, the fact is the technical side of color correction (button pushing) is the easy part. The hard part? Learning to see.

In this fast paced session join colorist Robbie Carman as he explores how by understanding the tricks our minds and eyes play on us when it comes to color & contrast you can help you get better results in your own projects. We’ll also discuss how things like your environment, lighting and even age can affect perception and how you color correct and why looking at any shot for too long is a recipe for disaster. With that knowledge in place, we’ll discuss how to creatively & technically evaluate footage so that when it comes time to color shots you have a plan of attack that you can follow to let you work faster, but also so you can accurately tell potential clients exactly what it’ll take to color their project.

We’ll also explore how to manage not only your time when grading, but also how to work more efficiently by managing corrections and grades. Finally we’ll wrap up by grading short piece and discussing essential steps you can take to make even complicated projects seem easy.

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, Scopbox, Blackmagic Video I/O Devices

What concrete lessons or skills will attendees take away from this session?

• Understanding the role our minds play in contrast & color perception and why that makes color work difficult.
• How to creatively & technically evaluate footage.
• How to break coloring a project down into approachable steps & passes no project seems too big.
• Understanding the hero shots workflow.

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Editors, Colorists, DPs

Speaker: Robbie Carman

Saturday, June 24 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm

What’s in My Go Bag?

TBD

Speaker: Doug Daulton

Saturday, June 24 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Re-create Hand-made Animation Styles with After Effects

TBD

Speaker: Paul Murphy

Saturday, June 24 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Creating Dynamic Media from Static Content: The Rise of Cinemagraphs, Plotagraphs, and Piqsures

In this session, we’ll explore creating compelling imagery for video, web and digital signage. Join photographer and motion graphic artist, Rich Harrington, as he unlocks the world of photography+video. You’ll learn how to create cinemagraphs and plotagraphs for video, mobile, and digital signage. Plus take all this content to the web and mobile with actionable metadata and dynamic resolution with Piqsure.

Topics include:

• Choosing imagery for motion
• When to use a Cinemagraph and when to choose a Plotagraph
• Taking advantage of actionable metadata
• Optimizing delivery for mobile and web
• How to render and full quality for digital signage and video

What software, product or technologies will be used in this session?

Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Flixel, Plotagraph Pro, and Piqsure

Which professionals will benefit most from attending your session?

Social Media, Producers, Motion Graphics, and Editors

Saturday, June 24 | 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Finish Faster with Time-saving Workflows for Adobe Premiere Pro

TBD

Saturday, June 24 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Lessons Learned from the Production of my First Feature Film

In the summer of 2014, a crew of first-time film makers shot a sci-fi feature in Iceland. Some had production experience, others were raw beginners. All learned a lot about the process of making feature films. Doug will share key lessons he learned learned from pre-production, principal photography, post-production and paperwork; lots of paperwork.

Speaker: Doug Daulton

Saturday, June 24 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

From Stills to Motion with Photoshop and After Effects

Nothing can look good in motion if it doesn’t look well when it is static, so usually the first step is to use Photoshop (or Illustrator) to design a style, frame, or mockup that can be animated later inside After Effects.

Photoshop and After Effects have a long term connection and like any relationship, there are things that work perfectly and there are also problems and conflicts. The purpose of this session is to maximize cooperation between these two products to take advantage of the power of the two. We’ll start with a ready made Photoshop design that consists of different types of layers and translate it to After Effects composition, then will animate the design to create a promo.

Speaker: Eran Stern