Category Archives: video

Nov 16: Intro to After Effects

Ever wonder what is under the hood in After Effects? Well, wonder no longer. Jacob Stone will present and describe the overall basics of After Effects to get you started with animating and creating basic motion graphics in no time. In this presentation, he will cover the interface, layers, keyframes, how to create and animate shapes, how to create and animate text, how to import assets, and how to create fire. There will be a practice file with everything in the presentation so you can follow along if you bring a laptop

Since this is dinnertime, we’ll have pizza available

Note: The doors are locked at 6:30; if you arrive and they are locked, knock – there will be someone at the New Horizons front desk and they will let you in.

About the presenter:

Jacob Stone, www.phantom6productions.com/ has been doing professional video production since 2010 and has been working with Instructional Design since 2011. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications Media with a track in Video and Television Production and a Masters of Fine Arts in Adult Education and Community Technology. He has worked with After effects on various projects creating motion graphics for different clients and VFX for short, independent films.

Date: Thurs, Nov. 16, 2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (the doors are locked at 6:30; the person at the reception desk will open them for latecomers)
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100. Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

July 11 – Special event: Adobe Evangelist Jason demos new Creative Cloud releases

Join us and many other Adobe enthusiasts  – Adobe evangelists are here to show the latest innovations added to Adobe Creative Cloud since CS6. Come and learn about the hundreds of innovations in products like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC that will make everyday tasks easier and faster. See firsthand how desktop apps, mobile apps, files, community, and even new creative hardware all work together — allowing you to bring your ideas and work together seamlessly.

This is an official Adobe event.  We will provide free appetizers and beverages. Adobe will be providing prizes including a FREE One year Creative Cloud Membership. You must be present to win. 

Details and Register

Presenter Bio

Jason Levine, Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, travels the globe inspiring and educating users on the Adobe Creative Cloud with a focus on video and audio. Levine has conducted training sessions for some of the top broadcast corporations in Europe and Asia including BBC, RTL and SVT. Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording engineer working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings in a multitude of genres, prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. Since 2003, Jason has presented to more than 250,000 people, from Syracuse to Singapore and everywhere in between.

Working with video in Photoshop

Learn which video and auto formats can be imported into Photoshop (CS6 or CC) and how to edit them in the timeline:

  • split and crop video clips
  • add transitions
  • include still images and apply motion effects
  • include titles, credits and captions
  • export/render to MOV (QuickTime), H.264 or DPX (Digital Picture Exchange – used to do further work in Adobe Premier Pro)

 About the presenter

Donna Blumberg teaches Photoshop and other Adobe and Microsoft software products, builds elearning modules and web sites and coaches on web site content management.

Date: Friday May 9, 2014
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 (in the Wells Fargo building, across the street from the bus stop). Turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event

 

 

Using Adobe After Effects – January 11, 2013

After Effects instructor Steve Connor (deep4d.com/) will demonstrate some of After Effect’s features and abilities during this meeting

After Effects is Adobe’s tool for video post-production and special effects. This software is for green screening, color adjustments, animated titles, 3D animation, motion tracking, and much more. Since After Effects uses layers and blend modes, it’s a tool that is accessible to anyone who works in Photoshop.

Steve Connor is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop (since CS4) and an Autodesk Certified Instructor in 3ds Max. He has a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY, where he studied abstract painting and art education. He teaches Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and 3ds Max. Previously he was a designer in Silicon Valley, working both in an ad agency as an art director, and in his own freelance business. Currently, he works with clients in the areas of design and video, and is developing and offering classes in Adobe software.

Date: Friday January 11, 2012
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m. Central Standard Time
Place: New Horizons Computer Learning Center (300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100) turn north onto Jonathan and park in the Visitor parking area
RSVP: To help our host New Horizons Computer Learning Center select a room that comfortably seats everyone, please RSVP to this free event