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  1. Time again for another AENY meeting Next meeting: Thursday, October 29 The Time: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM The Place: P.S. 41 116 W est 11th St., NYC (corner of 11th Street and 6th Ave.) Thanks to our sponsors, the meeting is FREE. For full info visit http://aeny.org/meetings.html. Our Lineup Includes: From GridIron Software, the people that brought you Nucleo Pro, comes Flow a revolutionary approach to digital content mangement that dramatically simplifies the design process for creative professionals. Luxurious Animals is an award-winning creative entertainment shop for web and video experiences. Creative Director Garrett Nantz has led the Big Spaceship's design and motion team, and has been a speaker at Flash Forward, Adobe MAX and SxSW. See you there, Jim
  2. Didnt realize someone could regurgitate so many PR releases and banter in one post. Lets get some things down RUMOR 1 Apple is not creating ,working on developing any new High End compositor and that basically is coming from the horses mouth which you can even listen to on the fxguide podcast with Ron Brinkmann one of the men responsible for Shake(nReal) who has been consulting at The Foundry for some time working on Nuke. Emeek says"Shake started an industry, everything else are imitators that came after." so I guess Paintbox,HAL,Eddie,PDI,TIPS,Ampex dont count as they were all pre Shake and used at all the major houses. I didn't even name all the other packages but numerous ones pre dated Shake so it would be good to know a little VFX history before spouting wrong info. Nuke is the most solid choice for the future as far as support of a great company and knowing what compositors want/need. Shake wont die until people stop using it but it wont always be up to snuff as technology and the industry changes which is and has been happening since Apple washed its hands of it in 2006. That rant just sounds like banter from someone who has no clue about working in the industry at all. If you worked on features,commercials or anything even close you would know apps are just tools anyone can punch numbers and brush strokes.Mac ,PC they are all Computers ,computers are tools for artists to use . You think Picasso cared if he was using the most advanced horse hair , he painted with his fingers...Point is while your huffing about pointless nonsense who rumors and whats better then the next you obviously arent doing much work in the industry . If there is a stable set of tools that gets the job done ill use it no matter if I happen to dislike the OS on a personal level or not sometimes when you have a real gig you dont have a choice you use in house tools on XP 32/64/7 , liNUX(flavor of the week build) or OSX .Most DI tools dont even run on a Mac and those are the industry standard Scratch,Clipster,Arri,Lustre etc.
  3. This one is not to miss(just like all AENY meetings) www.aeny.org Next meeting: Thursday, August 27 The Time: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM The Place: P.S. 41 116 W est 11th St., NYC (corner of 11th Street and 6th Ave.) Thanks to our sponsors, the meeting is FREE. Get ready for some of the most inspirational animation and design you've ever seen at AENY, because both The Mix Tape Club (http://mixtapeclub.com/) & Florian Witzel of Pysop (http://florianwitzel.com/info/work/) will be sharing their incredible work. And of course, lots of great prizes from our sponsors. Hope alot of you can make it out. Come say hi. Later, Jim
  4. Forgot to mention we are giving away another term to FXPHD.com some new Trapcode plugs(Particular) and tons of other stuff.
  5. UPDATED: The Place: P.S. 41 116 W est 11th St., NYC (corner of 11th Street and 6th Ave.) Thanks to our sponsors, the meeting is FREE. Our Lineup Includes: Freelance Animator and Artist Eric Epstein will show some of his excellent motion graphics work, and break down how he created this truly awesome experimental work which used Trapcode particular 2 and PF Hoe 3D for camera matching. The Molecule provides services for television programming, feature films, commercials, music videos, documentaries, online content, and visual installations. Clients include: ABC, FX, The History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, to name a few. See ya all there. Later, Jim WWW.AENY.ORG
  6. Peder just put up some new tuts as well on the main page . http://www.trapcode.com/products_particular.html Aharon did some overview of it at AENY http://www.vimeo.com/5477391 Lots of good updates in PV2 it works well in CS4 minus CS4's bugs.
  7. no worries.see who is up for it after the meeting.
  8. Good question and not unreasonable . answer is venue and planning. Venues to hold the meetings in NYC are extremely costly and alot of us are freelancers just like alot of the locals to the boards. The timing is pretty much what it is because of what we have to work with . The school we hold them at fits our budget and we have tried to get schools like SVA,Parsons,FIT,BAM etc involved either they want way to much money or are just not interested which is a shame . And most of us getting off work would not want to attend a meeting at 9 pm at night that would last till midnight. Maybe we can get shops even more involved in the NYC/AENY/VFX community by giving this as a learning break in some way I have talked to a few shops that are down for the cause others just want the money train flowing. If we can ever find a truly happy medium that works for everyone I am sure we will make it happen. Hope you can make it out to one soon. Later, Jim
  9. Why dont you stop by AENY meeting before you hit the bar lol.
  10. Just a reminder. Our next meeting of After Effects New York is coming up. Here are the details so far: http://aeny.org/meetings.html Next meeting: Thursday, June 25th, 2009 The Time: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM The Place: P.S. 41 116 W est 11th St., NYC (corner of 11th Street and 6th Ave.) Thanks to our sponsors, the meeting is FREE. Our Lineup Includes: PSST.3 Screenings : Our good buddy Bran from Grown Design Work and PSST.3 is kind enough to let us screen some of the PSST films for those who have not seen them they are some amazing animation,design and 3d art. Aharon Rabinowitz (Red Giant TV, Creative Cow After Effects Podcast), will share some cool AE Techniques, and give you a sneak peak at Trapcode Particular 2. Also, he'll show a top-secret project that he's been working on. Might be a plug-in. Might be a breakfast cereal. Might be something else entirely... The meeting page is being updated but go by the info posted here. See you Thurs Lates, Jim
  11. Next meeting: Thursday, May 28, 2009 The Time: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM The Place: P.S. 41 116 W est 11th St., NYC (corner of 11th Street and 6th Ave.) Thanks to our sponsors, the meeting is FREE. Our Lineup Includes: Award-winning director, editor, & filmaker, Paul Del Vecchio, will show us how he uses After Effects in his films. If you are a fan of horror and thrillers, or want to get insight into using AE for that genre, don't miss this presentation! Compositing and Photo Re-touching artist, Justin Paguia, will be showing how he takes his photography and compositing to the next level. If you want to up your Photoshop skill level, (and let's face it - we all use it in our work) this presentation is for you. ...Plus other cool stuff TBA. As always the meetings are free to everyone and lots of free raffle prizes . Get off your asses and make it out. Later, Jim www.aeny.org
  12. Thought to get some more vid content on my blog I would post some quick vid tuts/tips on my site. This one covers some tips on how to get Qmaster/Compressor back up and running when you get those failed batches or render errors(also with distributed renders with clusters). Qmaster / Compressor trouble shooting quick vid Sorry for the small vid if you log into Vimeo you can grab the larger QT i put up. Lunch time records mean no time to wait for HD export . Going forward they will be a usual 720p Qt to grab. Enjoy, Jim
  13. See most of your tomorrow and Friday Ill be there for the fun...
  14. More Intuos4 Porn. http://thatposhgirl.com/2009/03/20/first-p...-wacom-intuos4/
  15. More Intuos4 Porn. http://thatposhgirl.com/2009/03/20/first-p...-wacom-intuos4/
  16. just show up Jim . I wouldn't show up too late seats will go quick at this one. but we can fit 400.
  17. So everyone knows who Andrew is no need for long rant . He is coming back for the 3rd time now to AENY so we dedicated the whole meeting to him. Here is the info. Next meeting: Thursday, March 26, 2009 The Time: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM The Place: P.S. 41 116 W est 11th St., NYC (corner of 11th Street and 6th Ave.) Thanks to our sponsors, the meeting is FREE. All are welcome. Besides all the giveaways we normally do this will be the last chance to snag a free pair of passes to F5 courtesy of my buddy Justin at Motionographer.com http://aeny.org/meetings.html See you all there. Jim
  18. Thanks for the comments and imcalledandy thanks for the update for people not following the AE Enhancers .
  19. I wouldn't waste money on the Apple LED 24(also its mini display port so you need an adapter or compatible graphics card) you can get a better monitor cheaper and if you want color accuracy I would spend the saved money on a hardware calibrator like the Eye One Display 2. http://www.amazon.com/Pantone-MEU103-Eye-O...2/dp/B000CR78CO Anyone not calibrating monitors should be or should learn how . Even trying to find the now discontinued Apple ACD 23 in with a Eye One would be a good deal. You can still find these online and at some stores. You can also get pixel for pixel accuracy with a Matrox MXO and a Cinema Display(non LED) I have been using my second ACD like this for over a year and is cheaper solution to monitor your work if you cant spring for a Kona 3 and a HD/SDI monitor. http://www.matrox.com/video/en/products/mxo/ You can grab some nice NEC monitors for less then a grand online just research the specs of the new 24 inch models that came out around CES. Dont rule out the lesser HP model right under the Dreamcolor .
  20. Just wanted to give you an update on the next meeting: Next meeting: Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 The Time: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM The Place: P.S. 41 116 W est 11th St., NYC (corner of 11th Street and 6th Ave.) Thanks to our sponsors, the meeting is FREE. Our Lineup Includes: Animator/Illustrator Kirsten Lepore, will share some of her awesome work. Her animation and live action films have been seen on TV, in Film Festivals, in commercial theater, and on the web. Check out her awesome work here. BorisFX's Product Manager Peter McAuley will show us their latest motion graphics and effects tools. Peter has been involved in the development of state of the art graphics technology for print, video and film since the mid-'90s. More info coming soon! Best, Jim AENY Meetings Page
  21. No pictures even need to be taking just do it with screen cap software. I plan on doing more of these coming up .
  22. Hey everyone just wanted to share this screen cap I did from the last AENY meeting this past week . This is with Lloyd Alvarez of aescripts.com talking about some of his and Paul Tuersleys scripts and some new ones for After Effects. The vid is a 720p file and if your logged into Vimeo I left the QT downloadable on the bottom right of the page . http://www.vimeo.com/3031889 Enjoy and leave some comments. Later, Jim
  23. AENY Next meeting: Thursday, January 29, 2009 The Time: 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM The Place: P.S. 41 116 W est 11th St., NYC (corner of 11th Street and 6th Ave.) Thanks to our sponsors, the meeting is FREE. Our Lineup Includes: Triple threat (art director, designer, animator) and AE scripting Guru, Lloyd Alvarez, will be talking about scripting in AE and its place in the production pipeline. Check out Lloyd's portfolio and AE scripting site. http://aescripts.com/category/scripts/ Blue Sky Studios Lighting Lead Aaron Ross will join us to share some of his work. Aaron worked on Horton Hears a Who!, Ice Age: The Meltdown and Robots, and is currently working on Ice Age 3. http://aeny.org/meetings.html Hope to See you all . Peace, Jim
  24. The Monkey rocked it and is a mad genius of C4D. Cant thank you and Chris Smith for coming out . Any of you who missed it missed a killer walk through of some amazing work and audio .
  25. I just got this from my lil lady . http://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Art-Legend...887&sr=8-10 http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Worlds-Product...ref=pd_sim_b_35 This more about the art and works then about how to but good for ref.
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