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Next AEPDX Meeting: It’s The Burst! April 24th

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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

** When & Where
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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

Next VFX/PDX Meeting: David Jahns + Nuke 8 + Mocha – April 17

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Great meeting coming up for April 17 – mark your calendars and block out a Thursday night for some “must-see CG.”

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Headlining this one is David Jahns – we call him The Finisher* – at Wieden+Kennedy’s Joint Editorial. Long time editor turned colorist/vfx artist, David’s discovered the “all under one roof” power of Autodesk Smoke on a Mac and has successfully integrated it into the Joint workflow. The extra effects muscle in tandem with the editing tools is just what the doctor ordered over there, and David will show his bread and butter workflow – doing conform, color, vfx and delivery – all from within Smoke.

Also joining us, in from LA, will be Deke Kincaid from The Foundry with a concentrated dose of what’s new in Nuke 8. Those of you who attended the inaugural VFX/PDX meeting a couple of years back know that Deke can bring it and as the regional Creative Specialist, he always takes care of us and maximizes signal to noise. He’ll be fresh of NAB and will have a few nicely honed demos to show off the new features in interesting ways. Nuke 8 was a great release and Deke will make sure we’re kept up to date on the latest tools and tech.

Last but not least, we have Mary Poplin flying in to show off Imagineer’s Mocha Pro and all of the acceleration it offers for planar tracking assisted roto, for which the Imagineer crew won a Sci-Tech Oscar in 2013. Anyone who’s successfully used Mocha on a project knows what a huge time saver it can be. It just sticks! And when you’re talking about tracking software, that’s a very good thing! Like Deke, Mary is a vfx artist in addition to being the West Coast Product Specialist for Imagineer. Her recent work includes The Last Airbender, Gulliver’s Travels and Jackass 3D.

As this is our first meeting post-NAB, we’ll definitely open things up for discussion and block out a little time for shop talk about some of the new tech related to our industry.

One lucky winner will walk away with a license of Mocha Pro, valued at $1495, courtesy of Imagineer Systems. We also have a notable prize from sponsor Artbeats: $500 stock footage certificates.

Our venue for this meeting is in close proximity to Joint Editorial to help with the gear factor. We’ll be in the Vestas Auditorium of the recently remodeled historic Meyer & Frank building at 14th and Everett. Join us!

Thursday, April 17
6:30-8:30pm
Vestas’ Auditorium
1417 NW Everett St
Enter at the corner of 14th & Everett

 

14 Responses to Feature

  1. Juan Carrillo says:

    I live in Bend Oregon, and I am using modo as modeling software, I am interesting in learn others modeling and animation softwares. I am visiting Portland pretty often it is way I am interesting in contacting you.

  2. Richard Mann says:

    Please reserve me a space.

  3. davied kelley says:

    Maxon was awesome

  4. Damon Law says:

    Looking forward to it! Last one was fantastic!

  5. E says:

    This is clearly made of awesome! Thank you Joe!

  6. Luke Parshall says:

    The new features and suites were really awesome, but the lack of beer and longer socializing due to the campus wanting us out was kind of a bummer.

  7. David says:

    Do we need to RSPV?

  8. Eric says:

    Very interesting event. It’s cool to see someone in person talk about the process of working on some very subtle and also very intense/cool effects on a major film. Love it!

  9. Adam says:

    I am interesting in seeing what you guys have been up to! Count me in

  10. Christian Bergmans says:

    Looking forward to it!

  11. Very interesting event. It’s cool to see someone in person talk about the process of working on some very subtle and also very intense/cool effects on a major film. Love it!

  12. Looking for Python / Modo Expert for on-site Project Work in PDX

    I’m looking for a rigging and Python scripting expert, with Modo and/or Maya knowledge, for on-site project based work here in Portland. The person must have their own machine and programs. Please contact me directly if you are interested, qualified and available. Thank you! -Christine (claporte@aquent.com)

  13. AEPDX says:

    Trying to get the word out this week for an upcoming AEPDX event at 52Ltd.

    http://aepdx.tumblr.com/theburst

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