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DV-After Effects Abuser Group - Tuesday, Apr. 22


A Fun FX Speculation Game


See if your movie works before spending effort, time, and money

We have been having fun sharpening our powers of observation by collaborating in the brainstorming process with like-minded individuals. As a group we see more and generate more ideas than any of us do separately.

This month we will see if we can "Stump The Pros" with new FX from Zach King, and present one of our own, along with the How To, of course.

Have your own vine or a short FX clip to show? Or find one that may inspire or stump the group? Share the link or bring it on a Flash drive.

“Jailbreaking” your iPhone to make 30 second Vines? Here’s a link to:
the best - No-jailbreak-required.


STORYBOARDING with T. Syndergaard

Storyboards illustrate and crystallize what should or should not be in the story, why it's there, making it easier to answer the fundamental question: does this further the intent of the plot? It's like a first run at your movie and allows fixing things that aren't apparent from just the words on paper. It's the cheapest way to visualize every scene.

Think you can't draw? Bad drawings and stick figures still help uncover weak areas of your story.We all start with quick "bad" drawings to see what works without

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:29
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Adobe Photoshop Workshop with Stephen Burns, April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM, Anaheim

Hands-on Saturday Workshop, Free Parking, Raffle Prizes: Admission is only $29!

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Join us for an exciting half-day BYOD* Photoshop workshop!

Photoshop artist Stephen Burns has designed a seminar that will challenge you to find your unique artistic voice. Come and learn approaches to creating with your digital tools that will take your work in a more expressive direction. As part of our series of meetings on "Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age", this hands-on workshop will help you learn new approaches in Photoshop to create more expressive images: for example, a photo montage for your e-book cover page or for your new website or mobile app.

Stephen will share how to approach image creation from a painter's point of view, in that we are not limited to the single image.  The goal is to create from your heart.

This seminar is designed to get you in the habit of applying possibilities that extend beyond the obvious approach to image creation. The presentation will go beyond tips and tricks or simple workflows designed to showcase the capability of the software.  We will create artistic concepts from beginning to end using the internal vision to guide you toward an end result.

*BYOD: Bring your own laptop and be ready for an inspiring few hours of creative work!

Snacks and drinks will be provided, parking is free, and there will be raffle prizes too!

If you sign up to attend online, the Adobe Connect Meeting Room URL will be provided to you prior to the meeting.

Sponsored by the Orange County MultiMedia Association (OCMMA) and the Adobe Creative Cloud User Group - Orange County.

About Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns ( is a digital artist and author of books on being creative with your digital tools.  He is an Adobe ACP (Adobe Community Professional) and Adobe Freelancer and has taught digital creativity internationally.  He is also the president of The San Diego Photoshop Users Group ( Stephen has been a guest writer for a number of magazines, including Photoshop User Magazine, and is the author of a number of books on creating special effects with Photoshop, and using Photoshop with Poser.

He has discovered the same passion for the digital medium as he has for photography as an art form. His background began as a photographer 28 years ago and in time, progressed toward the digital medium. His artistic influences include the great Abstractionists & the Surrealists including Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Mark Tobey, and Lenore Fini, to name a few.

Stephen Burns has been a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 15 years internationally. He has been exhibiting digital fine art around the world at galleries such as Durban Art Museum in South Africa, Citizens Gallery in Yokahama, Japan, and CECUT Museum Of Mexico to name a few. Part of his exhibiting won him 1st place in the prestigious Seybold International digital arts contest. He teaches Digital Manipulation Workshops in the San Diego area and is an instructor on and elsewhere. He has also been an instructor at SIGGRAPH.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 14:46

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.