Orange County Multimedia Association
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Digital Video / Adobe After Effects Abuser Group
Tuesday, January 27


Bonnie Erdrich & Terry Syndergaard are creating an eBook children's story, with drawings, interactivity, voice-over, and animation. They have created the characters and the storyboard, and are now on to the business of animation.

Bonnie will be demonstrating CrazyTalk software, showing scenes, characters, lip-sync, and animation techniques that CrazyTalk provides. These will be the first steps in animating their story, while learning CrazyTalk, and they will apply the same techniques to the other characters as their project evolves.

For right now you will see how you don't have to be an artist at all, and yet have fun with this program, putting out a nice animation style you can customize to your own preferences.

Come and join us as we kick off the new year having fun with animation, and see what possibilities lie ahead for your visual effects in the new year. RSVP and map on next page,

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 16:51
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Our friends at Media Alliance of Orange County (MAOC) invite us to attend a special event they have scheduled at the Balboa Bay Club on January 29th!

Media Alliance of OC Presents:
“Growing the Orange County Media Industry in 2015″
Panel Discussion/Networking event

Join MAOC Thursday evening, January 29th, at the beautiful Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach as the Media Alliance of Orange County (MAOC) presents a networking event and panel discussion on the outlook and strategies for increasing business for the Orange County media industry. The evening will explore not only how the media production/post-production industry in Orange County can increase the amount of business, but also new opportunities for alternative types of business. Hear firsthand from OC media industry leaders, OC advertising agency representatives, producers and more, regarding building a more positive, lucrative future for our industry.

A partial list of participants in the panel discussion includes:

Cost, Details & Tickets

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2015 10:54
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OC Interactive: Freelancing 101, Get Reality with OCI, OCMMA and OCI in 2015

OC Interactive - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

If you cannot attend in person, please join us remotely via Adobe Connect at

Welcome to 2015 and OC Interactive - "Get Reality" with Us!

Thank you all for your support of OCMMA and OCI. Here's to a great 2015!

Our first meeting of 2015 will be held on February 3. The agenda will cover:

  • Freelancing 101 Tips and Tools: Alex Vasquez will join us to talk about how to successfully freelance and share tools and tips that he has learned along the way. Alex runs a boutique Digital Agency called DigiSavvy, where they do fun stuff like Web Development and Digital Marketing. He'll discuss what it takes to make it as a freelancer, from cutting the ties from a stable job and jumping into the chaotic freelance life; challenges and obstacles as well as tips and advice for managing the day-to-day tasks and keeping yourself sane.

  • Get Reality with OCI: In response to your feedback, we will be featuring an ongoing series of presentations and conversations about augmented and virtual reality. February's meeting will highlight recent topics in the AR/VR realm.

  • OCMMA and OCI in 2015: We will discuss the vision for OCMMA and OCI in 2015 and plan out meetings for the year.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 15:46
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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 7

Several Media Groups are joining forces to Create a Community Event Workshop with Five Industry Leaders Presenting, Saturday March 7th in Anaheim: "Finding Work in Today's Job Market for Freelance and Small Business Creatives."

Finding Work in Todays Job Market

Spend your Saturday finding your edge!

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 19:43

Adobe User Groups

Creative Suite User Group

The Creative Suite User Group provides educational presentations organized around applications in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more. The Creative Suite User Group meets jointly with the General Meeting of OCMMA every third Tuesday of the month. Visit the Creative Suite User Group page.

Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group

The Digital Video/After Effects Abuser Group brings together presentations on video editing and special effects software. The DV/AE Abuser Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Visit the DV / After Effects Abuser Group page.

OC Interactive

OC Interactive deals with all aspects of design and production of interactivity and animation in applications delivered across the full spectrum of desktop, web and mobile device platforms. Topics include programming, user interface design, 2D and 3D animation, and professional business development. Visit the OC Interactive User Group page.

Web Video Crossroads

The Web Video Crossroads User Group addresses all aspects of video on the web and mobile devices. Web designers, web developers, and video/audio producers are welcome to discuss the latest developments in this fast-changing industry. The Web Video Crossroads User Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Visit the Web Video Crossroads User Group page.