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DMALA: February 21 - AI, AE & Planet of the Apes

Digital Media Artists \ Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

Los Angeles, CA

DMALA: February 21 - AI, AE & Planet of the Apes

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DMALA February!

>> Check our new sponsor list with Twitter Handles (scroll down) <<

 

TIME TO PUT A LITTLE ILLUSTRATOR INTO YOUR ANIMATION DESIGN WORKFLOW


BEST PRACTICES with CHANA

Chana Messer will come to present BEST PRACTICES : Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
An overview of some amazing skills you will be grateful to know: 

Using Layer Comps PLUS Brushes in Illustrator and Photoshop

chana messer

Chana Messer is a Fine Artist, Designer, Trainer and Software Evangelist Teaching at the university level for 25+ years in the fields of Fine Art, Digital Imaging in the Departments of Visual Arts at UCLA. Lead Instructor at the Walt Disney Company.
She is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Partner, Adobe Community Professional, part of the Adobe Professional Freelance Team, and an Adobe User Group Manager. As such she has been invited to present at Adobe events at Mac World and AIGA, Adobe MAX and other events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, New York and Tel Aviv.

JAYSE HANSEN

Jayse Hansen, SCREEN GRAPHIC wizard will have some inspiring words for us about creating the graphics for feature films.  Jayse will bring in some project tips for you After Effects comps.  I don't have any photos yet, but here's the last time Jayse was in Los Angeles (2 years ago):

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4093/4851718573_3a5411ab8b.jpg

 

TEN MINUTE TIP

Last time, I showed some simple cel animation techniques in Photoshop.  This month, in keeping with our Illustrator+Animation theme, I'll have a couple of quick (intermediate/adv) tips for using your Illustrator files in After Effects, and a couple more insights for Cinema4D.... yeah. 10 minutes. I know. fast. Geek Illustrator trivia.

More? (pending) 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEW DOOR PRIZES!!:

As if fun creative jobs aren't enough of a prize, we'll also have some door prizes to give out at the end of the meeting.

 

GET NOTICED! BALLISTIC PUBLISHING IS LOOKING FOR TALENT:

ballisticpubBallistic Publishing’s dedication to representing artists through its publications has changed the lives of artists worldwide and launched many careers. Ballistic's EXPOSÉ titles have given many artists unprecedented publicity at no cost, while inspiring countless others!

Call For Entries - Ballistic Publishing is now calling on artists to submit digital images for consideration in EXPOSÉ 10.   The tenth edition of the premier annual art book, which celebrates the creative talents of digital artists worldwide will be a major part of our first decade in business celebration.

We are interested in digitally-created fine art, whether it be 2D or 3D, for commercial use, or personal satisfaction. 

As with all Ballistic Publishing showcase publications, artists with work published in EXPOSÉ 10 will receive a complementary copy of the book and will enjoy worldwide exposure in the premier collection of digitally-created artwork to ever be published. 

There is no entry cost nor limit to the amount of artwork you submit.   EXPOSE 10 will give Artists enormous exposure in the film, game and animation world. 

Entries close 15th March, 2012 – to upload your artwork visit http://www.ballisticpublishing.com/books/expose/expose_10/callforentries/

 

ARTBEATS FOOTAGE YOU CAN USE: 

This month SPECIAL PRIZE DRAWING FOR $500 worth of footage!
HERE'S HOW:
1. Register, and download a free clip of footage from Artbeats.com (https://www.artbeats.com/register);
2. Make something with that footage (anything), and;
3a. Post it or a link to it on our DMALA Facebook page(*if you don't have a FB acct, just send me a linkto post for you), or;
3b. Or Tweet a link to it with #dmala #artbeatsinc (*if you don't have twitter acct, send me your name and a link to post for you).

That's it!  You're in the door prize pool for the Artbeats prize.  You must be present to win.
If you get more than 10 "Likes" on the DMALA Facebook page, come see me, and you can have your pick of some Adobe swag, or a VideoCopilot TShirt (XL).

 

See you on the 21st!

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR LOTS OF J-O-B-S.  
If you are a designer, and/or know After Effects, CINEMA 4D, Maya, Photoshop, FinalCut Pro, PremierePro  MochaPro - companies are looking for you.

 


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 SPECIAL THANKS TO VOLUNTEER MEMBERS
Steve Toyama and Paul Lujan


ADOBE USER GROUPS!

If you've ever been to one of our meetings before, you know that we're also an ADOBE USER GROUP, which means that there are even more benefits for you online. http://dmala.groups.adobe.com.

 

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AWE INSPIRING WORK

• BALLISTIC MEDIA http://ballisticpublishing.com #ballisticmedia

Ballistic Publishing has books that will inspire you to design the next awesome work.  You'll

RESOURCES FOR THE COMP:

• Artbeats - Footage you can use. http://artbeats.com #artbeatsinc

Register online, and you can start downloading footage right now.  Their huge library has something for eveyone.

SOFTWARE for PROS:

• Imagineer Mocha & Mocha PRO  http://imagineersystems.com #imagineersystem

Track it. Replace it. Roto. Clean up.  You may have mocha AE, but check out mochaPRO for some heavy hitting features.  Once you start using mochaAE, you'll be glad you did.

• Toolfarm http://toolfarm.com #toolfarm

The animation PRO SHOP. You don't even need to be a pro to shop there.

• Red Giant Software http://redgiantsoftware.com #RedGiantNews

Red Giant Software. Everyone jsut says "REDGIANT" year - because everyone knows - trapcode / magic bullet / knoll light factory / colorista /... and most think of RedGiant for the plugins you purchase from them - but did you know that Aharon is also running tutorial videos at the site (the many superstar guest hosts). Check it out.

• Video CoPilot http://videocopilot.net #videocopilot

It's Andrew Kramer.  Plugins, Tutorials, Apps.  Check it out.

GET SMARTER - READ UP

• Class on Demand http://www.classondemand.com
Tons of classes for Adobe software. DMALA members know their Photoshop and After Effects front and back.... but do you know all of Production Premium? How about Adobe Premiere Pro? Class on Demand is giving away special online prizes this year! Check them out

• Peach Pit Press http://www.peachpit.com #Peachpit
With tons of eBooks to choose from (as well as physical paper), you can fill your melon with tons of tech. Many of the offerings have Safari Books Online subscriptions attached as well. ADOBE CLASSROOM IN A BOOK? Peachpit makes it - check out their iTunes podcasts as well.

• Focal Press http://www.focalpress.com #focalpress
Publisher of Steve Wright's books on compositing, Focal press has given readers a resources for their library mainstays. Whether you're an animator in After Effects, Nuke, Flame or other software, you'll want to check out how Steve can help you improve the look of your digital comps.

*Thanks to Our Supporters*

• ADOBE SYSTEMS http://www.adobe.com #adobe

Each meeting is made possible by Adobe. Whether your a beginner or a veteran Adobe user, you should probably check out their site again. Did you know that there is a Community Page at the Adobe site for tips/tricks/FAQs about their software?

Also: Save 15% on Adobe Software through the store.
-Visit http://www.adobe.com/go/cspartners
- Enter your info and the validation number : 72360

Until then, please be sure that you're part of our growing Adobe groups page (over 500 members already this year!): http://dmala.groups.adobe.com

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So get 'em while they're available (seats are first-come basis)
Not on the list, or can't bring your ticket? Bring your wallet / Tickets $10 door!

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SPONSORS

I'd like to thank our annual sponsors for giving us stuff to give to you! You can thank them too by checking out their websites. Many have new tutorials / tips / project files for their end users. http://www.dmala.org

SPECIAL THANKS to Adobe Systems for providing a space for us to meet.

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Ko

 

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Doors open at 6:30PM.

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See you there.

Ko & Warren

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Special thanks to Adobe Systems for providing space for you to join us each month!

 

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4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)


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Digital Media Artists \ Los Angeles

 

Digital Media Artists / Los Angeles (DMA/LA) is an association for professionals creating imagery for video, film, and other media using desktop tools. MGLA was formed in August 1997 through the merger of several previously-existing groups. DMA/LA is an extention of that - continuing in 2008. DMA/LA's area of discussions are not restricted to a specific hardware or software solution, understanding that an artist often has to employ 2D, 3D, and other digital tools to realize their vision - and that artistic inspiration can be universal.

 

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