Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group

After Effects Special Meeting

ADOBE $2100 BUNDLE RAFFLE TONIGHT _ Must have attended one prior meeting to qualify.
And one lucky attendee will win a doorprize of mocha software!

Planar tracking and vfx techniques with mocha and mocha Pro. Guest presenter: Joaquin Pecheur of Imagineer Systems
(Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Shutter Island, Invictus, G-Force, Harry Potter)

Motion tracking and rotoscoping are at the heart of all visual effects projects. Starting with CS4, Adobe started bundling After Effects with an advanced planar tracking and rotoscoping software called mocha for After Effects. mocha's unique planar tracking engine easily solves tracking shots that stump the built-in AE tracker: shots with motion blur, shots that go offscreen, even shots that are partially obscured. In this special presentation, Imagineer Senior Product Specialist and VFX veteran, Joaquin Pecheur ("Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer", "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow") will present a guided tour of the mocha interface and how to incorporate planar motion tracking and rotoscoping tools into your everyday After Effects workflow. Track, composite, stabilize footage and create mattes with less manual keyframing. Additionally, Joaquin will be showing Imagineeer's brand new product: mocha Pro.
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Kinetic typography using Adobe After Effects

Gerald Carson, a.k.a. G-Phi, really enjoys music production, film production/editing, special effects and motion graphics. "I like making visual projects that people remember and appreciate. I am experienced in using Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. On Nov. 23rd I’ll be doing a presentation on how to create kinetic typography using Adobe After Effects. Please click on my youtube page link below and then click on my “Family Guy” video to see an example:

To hear 30 secs of my worldwide song that I wrote and produced.


The Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group has presentations on video editing and special effects software, including, but not limited to, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe After Effects. Terry Syndergaard is the Manager, Bonnie Erdrich, co-manager. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The fee for non-OCMMA members is $10, or $5 for students.
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South of Katella at Angel Stadium

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  • Dolores J.

    This meeting on Mocha was very enlightening. Too bad only one person could win the free software to try it out. But then, if anyone has After Effects CS 4 or 5 they can do some of what we saw. That's a good thing.

    November 29, 2010

  • Mike M.

    A Power packed evening. Joaquin Pecheur of Imagineer Systems showed how mocha Pro does the impossible! Talk about a project saver! Gerald Carson shared how to do artistically impressive Kinetic typography using Adobe After Effects. Bonnie and Terry shared a project and their client with the group demonstrating that it is NOT just business, it's personal!

    November 24, 2010

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