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Our meetings involve educational presentations, networking, and collaborative support, to keep you up to speed with developments in multimedia, web technology, and the digital arts. We have speakers and presentations on Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Flash, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and more!
Our members include web developers, computer graphics artists, designers, illustrators, animators, videographers, voice over talent, photographers, and others.
This group co-meets with the Orange County MultiMedia Association (OCMMA).
Website: www.ocmma.org

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Digital Media Creatives - Two For One

New Horizons Learning Group

Our Program will consist of segments by the Digital Media Creatives and After Effects Abusers groups. From the Digital Media Creatives: We will continue our exploration of Adobe Spark, focusing on Pages. Spark consists of three main tools: Post, Page, and Video, each with companion mobile apps. Spark can serve as a valuable tool for small businesses, bloggers, marketers, students and others who want to get a message out with style. This is a HOT, hands-on training, session. If you want to follow along, step by step, make sure you download Adobe Spark Pages prior to the meeting. You will need an existing Adobe ID or create one when you download the app. There is no charge to use the basic Pages app. It is available on IOS devices, iPad or iPhone only. We will be leading the training using an iPad. Next, we will present the concluding segment on privacy settings and which browser works best for your needs. From the After Effects Abusers: Terry Syndergaard and Bonnie Erdrich, will show their continuing studies of using HDTVs as video backgrounds. You just might believe Bonnie was having coffee at Hof’s Hut… Also of importance, Terry will demonstrate adding sound effects and creating an in-between layer in After Effects to marry the composite video with the TV background for a more believable scene. Consider how you might use this trick for your movie, vlog, ads, vidcast, etc. We look forward to reconnecting with you on Wednesday. See you there. Ivan Taylor, the President of the Orange County MultiMedia Association (OCMMA) and Cynthia Gordon, long-time OCMMA Board Member, lead of team of creatives who make sure each of our meetings help you achieve your goals and to keep up with the technology wave. ——————————————————————— Ivan Taylor, Manager --- Cynthia Gordon, Co-Manager Digital Media Creatives meets on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of every month. It is the OCMMA General Meeting. We are no longer charging a meeting attendance fee! Also, we will no longer be providing pizza, BUT there will be some snacks to munch on. The location for this and future meetings will be shared at a later date. We'll enjoy snacks and networking at 6:00 PM. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30 PM.

THE PRACTICAL AND IMAGINATIVE AT WORK

New Horizons Learning Group

DV / After Effects Abuser Group - "Pushing Pixels Beyond . . ." Wednesday, October 23rd - 2 in 1 meeting • Adobe Spark “Lightning in a Bottle: Makes creating professional-looking social posts, webpages, and presentations a snap! (Digital Media Creatives Group) • “Fooled You …Again” New adventures in using HDTV as background video to fool the audience into believing the whole scene is authentic. (After Effects Abuser Group) Digital Media Creatives – Ivan Taylor will continue our exploration of Adobe Spark, focusing on Pages. Spark consists of a Web app with three main tools: Post, Page, and Video, each with companion mobile apps. The three tools create social memes, mini websites, and narrated tutorials, respectively. In a way, Spark is an attempt to capture lightning in a bottle: Purpose-built viral memes are a tall order. But Spark can serve as a valuable tool for small businesses, bloggers, marketers, and students who want to get a message out with style. This is a HOT, hands-on training, session. If you want to follow along, step by step, make sure you download Adobe Spark Pages prior to the meeting. You will need to have or create an Adobe ID but there is no charge to use the basic Pages app. It is available on IOS devices, iPad or iPhone only. Ivan will be leading the training using an iPad. Also at this meeting, the concluding segment on privacy settings and which browser works best for your needs. After Effects Abusers, Terry Syndergaard and Bonnie Erdrich, will show their continuing studies of using HDTVs as video backgrounds. You just might believe Bonnie was having coffee at Hof’s Hut… Also of importance, Terry will demonstrate adding sound effects and creating an in-between layer in After Effects to marry the composite video with the TV background for a more believable scene. Consider how you might use this trick for your movie, vlog, ads, vidcast, etc. — Please hit the "Are You Going?" button so we’ll know who/how many attending. Pros who want to expand and exchange ideas and newbies who want to add production value to their videos will find a gathering of people who love visual effects - pushing pixels to go beyond - a club for adventurous explorers — kinda like a treehouse, but with computers. The Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group has presentations on video editing and special effects software, including, but not limited to, Adobe After Effects, Premiere, & Final Cut Pro. Terry Syndergaard is the Manager, Bonnie Erdrich, co-manager. Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of most months. The fee for non-OCMMA members is $10, or $5 for students. Visit www.ocmma.org for more information.

Digital Media Creatives - WE ARE BACK

New Horizons Learning Group

We are back and raring to go. We have a full program on Wednesday. We hope you can join us. This is a RAFFLE meeting, we will draw for a Adobe Creative Cloud 1 year Subscription. If you RSVP'd to the August meeting, you will receive an additional ticket for the drawing. You have to be present to win. Our Program We will start off showing you the basics of Adobe Spark to help improve your social media footprint. Spark allows you to post to your social media right from your camera or tablet. You have control of the look and feel of the uploaded content and can do so in quick fashion. Next, we will cover the beginning of a multi-meeting series with Adobe XD. Adobe XD is a UX design solution that allows you to design, prototype, and share across your organization with tools that streamline your workflow. XD designers can work on their platform of choice and utilize third party plug-ins and integrators. Finally, we will have a quick review of what's new in browsers, how they are helping you protect your privacy and more. But only if you select the right browser for you. If time permits, we will have an open Q&A so the community can help with your current problem. We look forward to reconnecting with you on Wednesday. See you there. Ivan Taylor, the President of the Orange County MultiMedia Association (OCMMA) and Cynthia Gordon, long-time OCMMA Board Member, lead of team of creatives who make sure each of our meetings help you achieve your goals and to keep up with the technology wave. ——————————————————————— Ivan Taylor, Manager --- Cynthia Gordon, Co-Manager Digital Media Creatives meets on the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of every month. It is the OCMMA General Meeting. We are no longer charging a meeting attendance fee! Also, we will no longer be providing pizza, BUT there will be some snacks to munch on. The location for this and future meetings will be shared at a later date. We'll enjoy snacks and networking at 6:00 PM. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30 PM.

DV / AFTER EFFECTS ABUSER GROUP

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Details to come DV / After Effects Abuser Group - "Pushing Pixels Beyond . . ." Pros who want to expand and exchange ideas and newbies who want to add production value to their videos will find a gathering of people who love visual effects - pushing pixels to go beyond - a club for adventurous explorers — kinda like a treehouse, but with computers. The Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group has presentations on video editing and special effects software, including, but not limited to, Adobe After Effects, Premiere, & Final Cut Pro. Terry Syndergaard is the Manager, Bonnie Erdrich, co-manager. Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of most months. The fee for non-OCMMA members is $10, or $5 for students. Visit www.ocmma.org (http://www.tinyurl.com/dv-meetings/) for more information.

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