Speaking

yes. I like to talk.

speaking at motion 2014

Once again, I’ll be hosting motion, August 15-18, 2014 in ABQ. NM. motion is a mind-bending two day ride – what we refer to as the “TED talks” of our industry. motion speakers are the top creative thinkers and innovators in motion graphics, animation, and vfx. A concept borrowed from TED, each speaker is on stage for 20 minutes giving the talk of their life on subjects they’re passionate about. Talks that revolutionize the industry. Talks that revitalize the creative muse. Come and join us for amazing creating. We’re also hosting our second annual FACEOFF: The After Effects Challenge. Hope to see you...

speaking at motion 2013

I’ll be speaking at motion, October 4-7, 2013 in ABQ. NM. motion is a mind-bending two day ride – what we refer to as the “TED talks” of our industry. motion speakers are the top creative thinkers and innovators in motion graphics, animation, and vfx. A concept borrowed from TED, each speaker is on stage for 20 minutes giving the talk of their life on subjects they’re passionate about. Talks that revolutionize the industry. Talks that revitalize the creative muse. Hope to see you...

speaking at The Adobe Post Show 2012

I’ll be speaking at The Adobe Post Show, October 15-17, 2012  in ABQ. NM. The Adobe Post Show takes place immediately after motion. It’s 2.5 days of Adobe Production Premium workflow sessions designed specifically for pros in the film, broadcast and game industries. See you...

speaking at motion 2012

I’ll be speaking at motion, October 12-14, 2012 in ABQ. NM. motion is a mind-bending two day ride – what we refer to as the “TED talks” of our industry. motion speakers are the top creative thinkers and innovators in motion graphics, animation, and vfx. A concept borrowed from TED, each speaker is on stage for 20 minutes giving the talk of their life on subjects they’re passionate about. Talks that revolutionize the industry. Talks that revitalize the creative muse. Hope to see you...

speaking at motion 2011

I’ll be speaking at motion, October 9-11, 2011 in ABQ. NM. motion is a mind-bending two day ride – what we refer to as the “TED talks” of our industry. motion speakers are the top creative thinkers and innovators in motion graphics, animation, and vfx. A concept borrowed from TED, each speaker is on stage for 20 minutes giving the talk of their life on subjects they’re passionate about. Talks that revolutionize the industry. Talks that revitalize the creative muse. I’ll be presenting When Time is of the Essence – join me in ABQ next month! When Time is of The Essence We’ve all been in this situation. The client wants a compelling motion graphic or vfx piece. The initial meeting was a great success. They have the budget. All the stars are aligning…and it looks like it’s going to be an exciting project! The only problem? They need it in half the time that’s humanly possible to create it. What’s the key to ‘on-demand’ brainstorming and creative thinking? How do you generate multiple ideas without losing steam? What are some organizational techniques that will improve your workflow. How do you deal…when time is of the essence. Join motion producer Elaine Montoya, in the second of our motion 2011 interactive sessions, designed specifically for motion designers and creatives faced with short deadlines. If this isn’t you…I want your job. …the rest of the sessions check it out: Q. Why should I be at motion? // THE RIGHT BRAIN // A 3-minute Short…Everyday Elastic Spaces Exploring the Intersection of Advertainment and Storyselling Failure is Not an Option Fresh Out of the Starting Gate Change...

speaking at The Adobe Post Show

I’ll be speaking at The Adobe Post Show, October 12-14, 2011 in ABQ. NM. The Adobe Post Show takes place immediately after motion. It’s 2.5 days of Adobe Production Premium workflow sessions designed specifically for pros in the film, broadcast and game industries. I’ll be presenting Putting it all Together: My Strong Suite, and a mini-lab: You’ve Got Flash in My After Effects. Putting it all Together: My Strong Suite Throughout The Adobe Post Show you’ve had the opportunity to explore the majority of the Production Premium CS5.5 applications. Now, let’s put it all together and see how well they play with one another. In this session, using Premiere Pro as our base application, you learn how to work smarter and faster when working with After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash – and Adobe’s latest addition to the power suite: Adobe Audition. It’s a complete, roundtrip professional editing package. Make it your ‘strong suite’! You’ve Got Flash in My After Effects // MiniLAB In the broadcast and motion picture industries, Flash is known as a character animation tool that is being used more commonly for full length animated features. But there’s another side of Flash that will enhance the motion graphics designer’s toolkit as well – integrating Flash and After Effects. In this 75-minute hands-on BYOL* MiniLAB, we’ll explore how these two powerhouse tools play well with one another. After a brief exploration of the similarities and differences between After Effects and Flash, and the scripting languages provided by each application, we’ll create a couple of projects that will explore transparent video, taking advantage of Expressions, and working with 3D cameras and...

featured speaker at Adobe MAX 2011

This year at Adobe MAX, I will be presenting a two-part Hands-On Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Lab, as one of Adobe’s Featured Speakers. Adobe MAX takes place October 3-5, in Los Angeles … yes, just before motion and The Adobe Post Show! Definitely is going to be a busy week 😉 The two-part series is called Hands On and In Depth: After Effects to Flash. Check out the promo video I made for the session…laughter is the best way to deal with stress! Part 1 Use the cinematic power of After Effects to enhance interactive experiences you build with Adobe Flash Professional. Through hands-on projects, you’ll learn how After Effects can take your Flash projects to the next level. In part 1 of this two-part lab, we’ll explore similarities and differences between After Effects and Flash, take a look at scripting languages, and start creating projects such as Hollywood-style text animations, combining the power of these two applications. You’re sure to pick up tips and tricks for creating projects, as well as ways work smarter and faster when time is of the essence. Part 2 Learn how to use the cinematic power of After Effects to enhance the interactive experiences you build with Adobe Flash Professional. Through hands-on projects, you’ll discover how After Effects can take your Flash projects to the next level. In Part 2 of this two-part lab, we will explore more advanced concepts such as creating transparent video and working with 3D cameras and lights. You’re sure to pick up tips and tricks for your next creative project, as well as ways to work smarter and faster when...

speaking at NAB Post|Production World 2011

I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join me April 12-15, 2010 in Las Vegas for NAB Post|Production World. I’ll be presenting several session including Adobe® Dynamic Link: Getting More Done in Less Time 2011, a three-hour In-Depth Flash and After Effects Integration session, and one of my favorites – When Time is of the Essence: Creating Motion Graphics on a Deadline. For more information, visit the NAB website. See you...

speaking at Adobe MAX 2010

I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join me October 23-27, 2010 in Los Angeles for Adobe MAX. I’ll be presenting a 90-minute hands-on BYOL (Bring Your Own Lab) session titled Hands-on After Effects to Flash Workflows. description: Use the cinematic power of After Effects to enhance the interactive experiences you build with Adobe Flash Professional. Through hands-on projects you’ll learn how After Effects can take your Flash projects to the next level. From 3D cameras and lights, to batch rendering FLV files with embedded cue points – you’re sure to pick up tips and tricks for a smoother workflow between these two powerhouse apps. This session will be offered twice: – Monday, October, 25th, 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm – Tuesday, October, 26th, 8:00 am – 9:30 am For more information, visit the Adobe MAX website. See you...

join me at motion 2010

I’d like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to attend motion 2010.

motion is an annual two-day event that I co-produce with Becky Padilla. motion is known for bringing together the brightest and most creative minds in the motion graphics, visual effects {VFX}, and animation industries. Hundreds of brilliant minds come together every October to discuss trends, address relevant industry issues, and share their skills, work, and creative insights.

speaking at NAB Post|Production World 2010

I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join me April 12-15, 2010 in Las Vegas for NAB Post|Production World. I’ll be presenting several session including Web Video Workflow with Adobe Creative Suite, Integration featuring Dynamic Link in Action, Stop Motion Animation with After Effects, and one of my favorites – When Time is of the Essence: Creating Motion Graphics on a Deadline. For more information, visit the NAB website. See you...

join me at motion 2009

I’d like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to attend motion 2009. motion is an annual two-day event that I co-produce with Becky Padilla. motion is known for bringing together the brightest and most creative minds in the motion graphics, visual effects {VFX}, and animation industries. Hundreds of brilliant minds come together every October to discuss trends, address relevant industry issues, and share their skills, work, and creative insight. Over the years I’ve seen that all too often, creative energy is zapped by the demands of the industry. motion provides a unique venue that revitalizes creativity and provides a renewed sense of being. On numerous occasions, previous attendees have told me that prior to attending motion, they were seriously considering whether of not they wanted to continue working in the industry – and that after attending motion, they were reminded why they got into the field to begin with. Whether you are new in the industry, eager to be inspired by the rock stars of motion graphics, animation, and vfx – or a veteran needing to be revitalized, I’d like to personally invite you to be a part of motion. Like so many past attendees, you’ll come away saying ‘there’s nothing like it!’ You can find out all of the details on our website. See you in...

speaking at NAB Post|Production World 2009

I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join me April 18-22, 2009 in Las Vegas for NAB Post|Production World. I’ll be presenting several session including a three-hour In-Depth Flash and After Effects Integration session, Building Video Portals with Ease, Creating Motion Graphics for the Web, and one of my favorites – When Time is of the Essence: Creating Motion Graphics on a Deadline. For more information, visit the NAB website. See you...