DEMO REEL MONTH + PLUGINS + TIPS&TRICKS
If you're a member of our Adobe Group (http://dmala.groups.adobe.com), you can get in free this month. Just check in at the group, claim your free passcode and get your ticket with your login. Check discussions for June 19
PLUGINS AND SUPPORT SOFTWARE:
We're talking to Toolfarm's Michele Yamazaki about all of the plugins you'll want to check out : from Photoshop to After Effects, there are tools to help you get the look you want quickly and easily without writing your own code. And new plugins coming out all the time! ;)
Michele Yamazaki is Pluginologist for Toolfarm (www.toolfarm.com), a value added reseller and distributor of visual effects software. She recently wrote Plug-in with After Effects: Third Party Plug-in Mastery, which came out in June 2011, and in Japan in May 2012. She co-authored Greenscreen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers with Jeremy Hanke, published in 2009 by MWP.
Michele started at Postworks as a motion graphics artist. She taught After Effects and Photoshop at Kendall College of Art & Design. In 2001 she launched AEFreemart.com and in 2002 co-founded West Michigan Animation & Effects User Group. She is a former board member of MCAI Mid-Michigan and West Michigan Film & Video Alliance. Michele has a BA from Grand Valley State University. She lives in Grand Rapids with her lovely daughter, Lily, and her cats, Matilda and Tressa.
RedGiant Software is not only a developer, but also resells some of the most popular plugin titles for design, animation, compositing, and restoration.
Harry will join us to talk about some new plugins for Photoshop, After Effects and give dmala a sneak peek at a highly anticipated new plugin! (be present!) As if that weren't enough, Harry has answers to many of your advanced questions as well!
You can find a library of Harry's tutorials on the Red Giant Software website
Wanna write your own code instead? Yeah - you can do that too. Stay tuned for some talk about some great new software that just got released into the wild (public beta) from Adobe which will help you show your genius, and get paid for it!
Have a favorite trick or tip that you want to share? We have a few minutes for you to come up and demo your best 3rd party plugin tip (special gift if you're selected to present).
DEMO REELS: SHOW YOUR LATEST:
Demo Reel month is a great time to get noticed. Put your reel up on our big screen and talk about what you do. Time to meet some new animators too.
Please keep your reel to a reasonable duration. If you have a single clip that you want to show - bring that! Every employer says that a short, but brilliant piece of work is enough to get them interested.
GOT ONE TO SHARE?
ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO WORK NOW (IN NEXT 2 WEEKS?)
Send me an email right away - or after you've registed for the meeting. We need to talk!
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NEWS: (other meetings!)
ADOBE DEEP DIVE / ROADSHOW (June 30)
Adobe is coming to town for a whole day of Production Premium. This isn't just Production Premium CS6. This is everything that makes it tick. From the top users and partners, Adobe will host another Hollywood videopalooza. If you want to get into the deep dive sessions - with hands on classes that will launch you ahead in CS6 and give you an better look at some of Adobe's own tricks for using the software, there's a fee. Registration for the basics and afternoon/evening meetup is FREE.
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.
We've connected at least 5 members to jobs at each meeting this year. In March, we helped over 20 artists find work. Bring your business cards!! This meeting isn't just about learning about animation, vfx, and the industry.
ARTBEATS FOOTAGE YOU CAN USE:
This month SPECIAL PRIZE DRAWING FOR $500 worth of footage!
1. Register, and download a free clip of footage from Artbeats.com (https://www.artbeats.com/register);
2. Tweet a link to it with #dmala #artbeatsinc
That's it! You're in the door prize pool for the Artbeats prize. You must be present to win.
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.
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.
AWE INSPIRING WORK
Ballistic Publishing has books that will inspire you to design the next awesome work. You'll
RESOURCES FOR THE COMP:
Register online, and you can start downloading footage right now. Their huge library has something for eveyone.
SOFTWARE for PROS:
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.
The animation PRO SHOP. You don't even need to be a pro to shop there.
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.
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I'd like to thank our annual sponsors for giving us amazing product - 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
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When & Where
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.