addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrosseditemptyheartfacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Web – Video Crossroads

Look Like a Million Bucks on Your Webcam + Dreamweaver and Fluid Grid Design


Room 132

Look Like a Million Bucks on Your WebcamFeature Presentation:
Webcam for Success!
Look Like a Million Bucks on Your Webcam

Your entire future and well being may hinge on seeing this presentation (well, kinda, sorta). Want to impress a prospective client, boss, girlfriend or boyfriend when their first view of you is online? That's what we're talking about! This is the age of meeting with clients online and interviewing for a position via Skype, and attending meetings online. "Dress for Success" might be replaced with, "Lights, Camera, Action" as the way to work your way to the top. You've seen how awful people usually look in the bazillion YouTube videos captured off a webcam. Don't let that happen to you! Be prepared! Mike McGready will share the BEST of the BEST of the BEST tips on this subject. Lighting, background, attire, grooming, cameras, and even makeup are part of this presentation for the ages.

Webcam for Success

Dreamweaver CS6 and Fluid Grid Design
(Postponed until May)
Fluid Grids in Dreamweaver CS6

Mike McGready, Creative Director and Owner of Album of Life video studios, will be showing how Responsive Design and, specifically, Fluid Grids are part of website creation using Dreamweaver CS6.

Stump the Pros/Critics Corner

Something on a project you are working on have you stumped? Ask the group if they have any suggestions or information that might help. Also, if you'd like constructive input on one of your projects, bring it to show.

Hot Tech

Mike McGready will lead a discussion of what we've seen or heard related to new items or technologies which may impact our futures either personally or professionally

Adobe Software Raffle

An Adobe Software Bundle (winner's choice: $2,100 one-item limit) will be awarded at this month's meeting! Our scheme is that you earn points (tickets) at each meeting toward the raffles held during our April and October meetings. Raffle tickets are not for sale, they must be earned (see the Raffle Rules). You must have attended at least two Web – Video Crossroads meetings during the raffle period to be eligible.


We've arranged for parking passes to be handed out in the drop-off area near the main entrance to the building. Please drive through and be handed your pass before you park. If you arrive after 7:00 PM, park in the visitor area, near the main entrance, and pick up your parking pass in our meeting room. Then re-park after hanging your pass on your vehicle's mirror.

Come early (6:30PM) to enjoy snacks, networking, and your favorite "viral" videos.

Mike McGready and Ivan Taylor are the Managers of this Adobe User Group.

Join or login to comment.

  • Jeff G.

    This was an excellent meeting and topic. Special thanks to Mike McGready for not letting a major allergy attack keep him from sharing his research and experience with us. In addition to demonstrating techniques for showing professionalism in webcam communications, he also provided a fine example of one of the traits that sets professionals apart in every type of endeavor. Pros show up and get the job done if it is humanly possible, no matter how awful they may be feeling.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Dolores J.

    Well, I guess I can say that I finally DID get lucky! haha After all I did win the web cam light. I'll bring it to show how it works once I get it.

    April 12, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Great participation. Webcam for Success was a fun topic to research and present. Congratulations to Marc Siegel for being the Adobe Software Bundle winner. Congrats to Dolores for winning the Chat Light.

    April 12, 2013

  • Bonnie E.

    OCMMA has always been a good place to peak over the top of the "Cutting Edge" to see what the next technology wave will be. Last night's Web Vid meeting led by Mike McGready was a great example of that. His "Webcam For Success" was so useful as we woke up to the common sense of the professional standard we commonly use for filming clients' video, to using those techniques for ourselves when video-conferencing. I will use his tips of background, lighting, and audio as practice my next Skype with my son's family to be prepared for the client calls discussing a project looking more professional. Mike's teaching style is also "Worth A Million", as not only the content very useful, but it is organized in a logical way that allows for catching notes and naturally remembering the importance of his lessons! Thank you Mike!

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • jennifer H.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    April 11, 2013

  • Virginia H.

    See you virtually!

    April 7, 2013

  • Bonnie E.

    Terry will be my guest

    April 6, 2013

  • Dolores J.

    Definitely a timely topic. I hope I can also get feedback on my recent blog. And still hoping to "get Lucky!"

    April 5, 2013

14 went

Your organizer's refund policy for Web – Video Crossroads

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Our Sponsors

  • Adobe

    Adobe gives our 4 User Groups software prizes & educational resources.

  • Digital Media Center

    Meeting Host


    Special Adobe User Group discounts are available to our members.

  • Astute Graphics

    Software prizes at our monthly General Meeting/Creative Cloud User Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy