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Digital Video / After Effects Abuser Group

  • February 7 · 6:30 PM
  • Digital Media Center

DV / After Effects Abuser Group - Pushing Pixels Beyond . . .

Tuesday, February 7
Digital Media Center, 1300 S. Bristol, Santa Ana
just N. of Edinger
6:30 Networking and pizza
(RSVP so we know how many to order)
7 PM start--------------------------------------------------------------------

Adobe Connect link for those who cannot attend in person:


SHOW & TELL: Come prepared to show or tell some tip you find useful - win extra raffle tickets!!!

AUDIO: Have you ever had to assemble a video from many different scenes, or create a fast paced movie trailer and been troubled by the sudden and jarring audio changes? Terry Syndergaard's recent Art Institute assignment — teaching Theatrical Stage Design to Chinese students called him to showcase several versions of “Alice In Wonderland” using Adobe Premiere Pro. He noticed the abrupt audio changes between clips spoiled the watch-ability. He will demonstrate the amazingly simple fix applied to adjoining clips in Premiere's audio track.

Terry will also demonstrate the auditory difference between a Constant Power transition and an Exponential Fade.  Just gives you goose pimples all over, doesn't it? But those seemingly slight differences make the difference between amateur and polished professional. The real benefit is that you can quickly explore these options risk free and you just might get a better result, if you care about such things, as I trust you do.

LOOPING: Learn how to loop any section of video. clips, or transitions so you can play back repeatedly those times when adjusting subtle differences and timing makes all the difference.

CELL PHONE AS SCANNER. Negatives, too! A 22" x 30" film neg is hard to fit in most scanners. Section by section is extremely tedious. Terry used to have to visit a graphics shop and pay $40 - $65. Learn how to use your cell phone and Photoshop to remove that little bit of distortion and turn that negative into a positive.

PHOTOSHOP BONUS: How to quickly align two or more group photos fast for selective masking, replacing with best faces. This is way cool, worth the price of admission all by itself.

Remember to RSVP so we know how many pizzas to order!

For now and the foreseeable future we will be meeting on the FIRST Tuesday of each month at the Digital Media Center, 1300 S. Bristol, Santa Ana
(at Wilshire Ave, N of Edinger)

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.

NOW meets on the FIRST Tuesday of every month.
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  • Mike M.

    Terry presented several useful Photoshop techniques. It was also great that we had 4 people attending an OCMMA meeting for the first time! Welcome!

    February 8

  • Gary C.

    Hi Terry, and all of you. I was planning on being there, but am a bit under the weather. I'll try again later. Sorry.
    Anxious to see you all again.

    February 7

    • Bonnie E.

      So sorry you're not feeling well, we were looking forward to seeing you again. If you're feeling OK enough to watch our meeting online, we have posted an Adobe Connect link here, and you can still see the demo. Get well and we'll see you next time!

      February 7

    • Gary C.

      Thank you Bonnie

      February 7

  • Terry S.

    Yes, Fina, we're planning a Connect session, too. If all goes well. And Hi to Gary Crocker, too!

    February 1

    • FLB

      Please share the link to the recorded session. I will miss you guys.

      February 1

  • FLB

    Looks like a lot of good info will be presented. Will it be recorded on Adobe Connect?

    January 31

  • FLB

    Too bad I can't make it that night. I will be at a studio photography shoot.

    January 31

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