Film Oxford Adobe groups
What are Adobe groups?
These are monthly meetings of professional users of Adobe software (the 3rd Thursday of Month). The aim is to provide a self help environment and to get up to date information from Adobe. Often outside experts in their field are invited to speak at the meetings. They are not for total beginners nor are they any substitute for training. The groups are free to attend. Adobe supports these groups.
Premiere & post:
We thought we might try something different this time, and try and advertise all the dates for this coming year, even though most Speakers and some Venues are not confirmed yet. The dates however are confirmed, and we’ll add more details as soon as we get them. All are Free events and run usually from 7.30pm-9.00pm, then pub afterwards!
May 16th 2013
This month’s free event at Film Oxford sees a takeover by Neil C Smith and Oxford Hackspace. Neil C Smith showcases the latest version of his Praxis – free software for mixing sounds and video live events, and other members of Oxford Hackspace show their wares.
+ more TBC
Free event @filmoxford (7:30 – 9:00pm then the Rusty Bicycle pub afterwards!)
June 20th 2013
John Twycross ‘How to Game Jam’ @Brookes
Weekend following this ‘Game Jam’ at Brookes – more details to follow
July 18th 2013
Pub meeting – Social – Pub venue TBC.
September 19th 2013
Event TBC, but hopefully use of video in campaigning and undercover filmmaking
October 17th 2013
Adobe speaker TBC
@TBC with Raffle.
November 21st 2013
TBC @Film Oxford
Film Oxford Address
Film Oxford, 54 Catherine Street, Oxford, OX4 3AH
Join the group to be messaged with up-to-date info – Premiere and Post Oxford
NOTE: We like “premiere & post oxford” attendees to join the group on the Adobe page – if you haven’t done so please do here Premiere and Post Oxford – Thanks!
FACEBOOK PAGE -https://www.facebook.com/groups/premiereandpostoxford/
2) Digital Creatives Oxford
Adobe Site Page Digital Creatives Oxford
Groups own Page Digital Creatives Oxford
3) Flash Oxford (not supported by Film Oxford and meet elsewhere but here are the contacts if you are interested)
Adobe Site Page Flash Oxford
Groups own Page Flash Oxford
April 18th 2013
Getting the most out of Youtube with Dave Perry Great talk to a packed house on how to use the advanced features of including how you can use the free branding, tagging and analytics functions on YouTube to make sure more people watch your lovingly-created content. David kindly let us upload his slideshow Film Oxford Getting the most from YouTube.
(also there was discussion about a film that uses such features to create interactive film Richard Roaf said he would pass on to those interested - “#DELETE CONTROL/ Would you dare to upload the truth?” and the link is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6KrlmvmOpc )
March 21st 2013 @ Film Oxford
Talks on DSLR’s, After Effects, News and other Techy Topics, Tonight!
Main talk from Dariusz about Panasonic GH3 DSLR camera, camera workflow, including samples of work he has shot with it, and use with Premiere, after Effects etc.
February 21st 2013 John Cole Adobe, HTML5 and Flash
@ Brookes – Main Lecture Hall at Oxford Brookes, Gyspsy Lane
It was an insightful talk on future of Flash, how HTML5 will change things and the new adobe edge tools.
15th November 2012
Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 with Head of Digital Imaging at Adobe UK, Richard Curtis
Richard talked about his travel and street photography and portraiture, and how to get the best from the tools in Photoshop and Lightroom. The evening was based on real world photographs as well as Richard’s actual workflow.
His blog is at http://blogs.adobe.com/richardcurtis/ and he is on Twitter: @richardcurtis.
David Perry winner of $2100 of software
October 18th 2012
Group checked out Adobe’s newest tools, some of them free, to animate and code websites: Edge Animate, Edge Inspect, Edge Code Preview, and Brackets.
Alun gave demo these new products and relayed experiences from the Create the Web day in London last week.’
+ Phillip Hind, showed how to create simple smoke effects using After Effects and Photoshop
September 20th 2012
Alun Ward, summary , invitations to speak, surgery ideas, Adobe news etc and just generally welcome everyon + sound installation talk.
Video-designer Dariusz Dziala – talked on making an animated DNA chain using After Effects CS6 Ray-traced 3D engine. The animation is a part of the design he made for “The Softening of MAO-A” performance, which was shown during the Edinburgh Fringe this year. The Ray traced 3d engine is a new feature in After effects.
21st june 2012 – CS6 Launch
Premiere and Post Oxford, together with Digital Creatives Oxford and Flash Oxford User Group, hosted Adobe CS6 launch event on Thursday, 21st of June. During the event Richard Curtis and Iona Walters from Adobe talked about new features of the CS6 applications and introduced the Adobe Creative Cloud service.
17th May 2012
Audio & Music - Malcolm Atkins kicked things off with a discussion and presentation of his scoring for several films. Jim Gwilliam, Neil C Smith, George Tsverik, Danny Smith and Ali Palmer-Smith then created music and audio works live (individuallly and cooperating), some of the result was posted to soundclould. http://soundcloud.com/lunaman/soundcloud-meetup-day-mix
19th April 2012
Alun Ward will demoed the Photoshop CS6 beta and Glenn Clarkson talked about some of the upcoming features in Creative Suite 6 and the Creative Cloud and their recent trip to Adobe HQ. Dariusz Dziala is going talked about upgrades to Premiere Pro and After Effects in CS6.
Jim Gwilliam, a sometime animator and film maker in Oxford. Gave an excellent talk on how to create an caharcter and animate it from scrtach in Flash during a 45 minute talk.
15th March 2012
Glenn Clarkson talked briefly about how the new CSS3 techniques can be used to add simple but effective transformations and transitions to a web page. He showed slides listing the transform syntax for rotation, skew and scaling along with the transition syntax for duration, delay and timing function.
He commented on the need for vendor specific prefixes in the mark-up as none of the current browser releases appear to support the standard only notation. Glenn also noted that the browsers still need to perfect the actual rendition of some of the effects as they do not always render as smoothly as a designer would like. He then gave a demonstration of a simple application of transform and transition working on thumbnail images which enlarged with an ease-in ease-out timing function when rolled over.
The next presentation was exclusively dedicated to sound editing with Adobe Audition. Efthymios (Tim) Chatzigiannis talked about audio restoration and sound enhancement that can be achieved with the help of the application. He played sample audio files, that needed to be repaired for reasons such as distinctive background noise, hiss, clicks, clipping or simply needed an extra touch to improve the quality of sound. The list of filters and effects that he presented included Denoiser, Hiss Reduction, DeClicker, DeClipper and the FFT filter.
Next we could get more familiar with dynamic processing and listen to the results of application of different types of compression and limitation. During this presentation Tim talked about the advantages of usage of such effects for audio enhancement and also showed how to manipulate the settings to get the best results.
16th february 2012. Glenn talked briefly about new update for Adobe Edge and new releases on AdobeTV. Richard played a Sundance video report on Adobe TV and gave a short introduction to Oxford Adobe User Groups, as we had a few new people in the audience.
19th January 2012.
David Perry, corporate video maker and occasional film sound recordist, talks about when and how to use different kinds of microphones and offers some practical tips to help you get great sound for your productions.Alun Ward – How to present Audio for the web. Glenn Clarkson – Latest Adobe news
15th Dec 2011.
Pub Meet at Royal Blemhim in City Centre. Congratulations to Richard Wakefiled who won the $2100 of adobe software at the draw at our xmas pub meeting at the Royal Blenheim on the 15th Dec, more than 25 people came (lots of drinking!)
17th November 2011. Making phone apps part 2 – Alun; Adobe News – Glenn; Stavroula Kounadea is a performer and talked about making films from a performer/actor point of view; and “Slitscan” A look at the weird world of slitscan and how it can be achieved with After Effects and other methods – Peter Jones
20th October 2011 PHONE APPS FOR FILMMAKERS, ADOBE EDGE AND 3D SPACE IN AFTER EFFECTS
15th September 2011 – Pub Social at Rusty Bike in East Oxford
21st July The Brothers McLeod, illustrator Greg and writer Myles, talked about their latest project, a half hour comedy pilot called The Isle of Spagg. They told us how they came up with the idea, how they found the time and money to make it, and what they hope to do with it in the future. The talk will also include an exclusive screening of the finished pilot.
14th June Neil C Smith ( talked us through his praxis framework), Tim Watts (Flash Art) , James Davies (animated music videos created in Flash, premiere & after effects), Efthymios Chatzigiannis and Dariusz Dziala gave a VJ & live music persformance and then were joined by Neil C Smith for a Jam.
21st April Gary Ombler Photoshop masterclass
7th April 2011 Adobe workflow with Red Camera system with Ed Watkins
17th March After Effects Expressions with Dariusz Dziala
17th Feb2011 Iona Fabian – Stop Motion Animation
19th January 2011 Adrian Dodds – websites without coding
15th December 2010 Adobe Groups pub social & software raffle
23rd September 2010 Illustrator talk + Flash on the Beach
22nd July 2010 Adobe Group Pub Social – Far from the Madding Crowd
22nd June 2010 CS5 Launch Party Malmaison Hotel
22nd May 2010 Jodie O Rouke – Open Sourse Media Network
5th May 2010 Andrew Shorten – Flash & Flex
15th April 2010 Flash & Flex talk
25th March 2010 Keylight in After Effects + Prezi & Browser Lab
26th February 2010 Camtasi & Flash Surgery
21st January 2010 Premiere – intro to nesting & blending + Mercury Playback engine
+ many events in 2008 & 2009