Web – Video Crossroads: 09-12-2013

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Seeking Why Great Videos Are Great!
Featuring Paul Tetreault Leading Our Search!

Paul Tetreault, owner of Possibilities A/V, Past President of OCMMA and founder of its DV SIG, will share his insights and direct a discussion as we seek what makes great videos! This may be the best program we've come up with yet! For this meeting, everyone is on the panel of experts. Whether you are in the room in person or via Connect, you will be part of the discussion. We will be seeking to discover why our favorite videos "float our boat." Why and how they push buttons that ordinary productions don't. And, most importantly, how we can channel what we discover to inspire our own creativity. Send Mike McGready a link to your favorite clip so it can be one of the dissected works.

Two Cents Prep – Feel free to view and cogitate over some of the clips which we may view and analyze:

NOTE: To maximize time for viewing these videos, we will start the program at 6:30 PM rather than take time for networking.


Please download and print a parking permit at this location: http://files.meetup.com/1209211/Parking%20Permit%20-%20Electronic%2009-12-2013.pdf. You must hang the permit from your mirror after parking in the NOCCCD SCE lot. It may not be used for the upper parking lot.

Room 132

Hot Tech

Each month we will take a few minutes to discuss recent technical breakthroughs and announcements related to web and mobile device video.

Adobe Software Demo

Another monthly feature on our meeting agenda is a demonstration related to one of Adobe's family of software. It will always be something you will value in your Web/mobile-device/video work.

Adobe Software Raffle

We give away a 12 month Adobe Creative Cloud subscription twice a year! You earn points (tickets) at each meeting toward the raffles. The next raffle for our group will be in December. Raffle tickets are not for sale, they must be earned. First time attendees are not eligible for the drawing so start attending now.


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

The focus of the Web – Video Crossroads (Adobe User Group) is to inspire and instruct our members to take advantage of opportunities involving Web and mobile-device video and the underlying technology. The group's managers, Mike McGready, Owner and Creative Director of Album of Life video studios, and Ivan Taylor, an instructor and consultant on multimedia in education, aim to develop meeting programs that inspire, educate and support those with similar interests. Web developers/designers or video/audio producers will find our topics invaluable and stimulating.

The Web Video Crossroads meets on the second Thursday of every month. and the fee for Orange County MultiMedia Association non-members is $10, or $5 for students (School of Continuing Education students are admitted free).

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  • Mike M.

    Having Paul Tetreault lead our What Makes Great Videos discussion worked out perfectly. He shared his insight and made sure everyone had a chance to contribute to the search. A huge THANK YOU to Jeff Gomes for making the Connect room experience a good one for those dialed in.

    September 13, 2013

    • Mike M.

      Problem solved! I ran across this video of a demonstration of a Star Trek style transporter. One of the people transported was eating pizza at the time and it was still edible after the transport: http://www.ign.com/ar...­.

      September 13, 2013

    • Jeff G.

      Excellent... guess we'll just have to program a custom pod for that.

      September 13, 2013

  • Elly

    Great job selecting the topics! Very well presented!

    September 13, 2013

  • Jeff G.

    Wow... what a fascinating discussion of what makes a video great!

    September 12, 2013

  • Cynthia G.

    Bonnie, The meeting is in Room 132

    September 12, 2013

  • Bonnie M.

    My cell phone is[masked] in case anyone can tell me where the meeting is.

    September 12, 2013

  • Bonnie M.

    Sorry for the late RSVP. I saw this at the last minute on my way home from work.

    September 12, 2013

  • Bonnie M.

    Not sure where to go

    September 12, 2013

  • Bonnie M.

    I should be there in about 15 minutes sorry I'm running late

    September 12, 2013

  • Linda L.

    I like the new parking procedure ^_^

    September 11, 2013

  • Dolores J.

    I'm going to try to be present via the Connect connection.

    September 2, 2013

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