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7th January 2009 meeting

Adobe User Groups – January 7th 2009

Venue: OFVM – Film Oxford, 54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH

Flash User Group

Julian Scott, Games Producer at Long Animal Games talks about monetizing. How to generate income form your online content. This session should be of interest to internet and online game developers as well as producers of online video content

(see http://flashoxford.com for more information)

Dreamweaver User Group

Google Maps. Alun Ward will run through some sample implementations of Google Maps on web sites: how, what, where and why.

Also this month:

Exhibition invite: Alun Ward, manager of the Dreamweaver User Group, will be performing his art work Transporter Mix at the OVADA gallery in Oxford from January 7th to 10th 2009. Some Adobe products were harmed during the creation of this piece. Come along to the evening event on Thursday 8th (6 – 8pm). www.transportermix.com

End of year wind-up report

The last session of 2008 was a fun social, with software giveaway, Adobe swag handout, drinks, and show-and-tell from quite a few members.

John showed us one of his favourite sites: www.bestflashanimation.com which highlighted the great Flash www.cigaretteisdead.com site.

Alun talked about his installation/performance piece Transporter Mix coming to the Ovada Gallery, Oxford in January. Apart from shameless self-promotion, he also showed us kuler – the free Adobe site and downloadable AIR package that allows you to create colour harmonies and export swatches, as well as share these with other users.

Mark showed us his video in an Intel online video competition – go and vote for it (until the end of next week) at http://blog.digitaldragrace.com/articles/2008/12/09/user-battle-1-about-begin/

Glenn showed us one of his favourite Flash sites at www.gotmilk.com, and the Adobe Edge newsletter – with links to a Volkswagen anniversary website, created in Flash by the company Achtun

Julian showed us one of his own Flash games, at his site http://www.longanimalsgames.com/
He’ll be talking more about his Flash game creation experience at the January meeting.

Blayze showed us a game he developed for company Altitude24 www.altitude24.co.uk

Stephen had been to Adobe Max in Milan, so talked us through what happens at one of those events. You’ve missed Milan now of course, but if you’re travelling east, you can still catch Max Tokyo http://jp.max.adobe.com/

Lesley won the Flash User Group software raffle – congratulations – spend the dosh wisely!

Gary from OFVM talked about the MIDAS production awards. They’re being expanded this year to include new media work. This might include games and web site projects as well as the more traditional time based media. If you think you could benefit from free access to OFVM’s resources (cameras, kit, expertise, connections), get in touch with Gary at OFVM – production@ofvm.org and read more at http://www.ofvm.org/

All this plus general chit chat, eating of doritos, popcorn, drinking of beer and wine, and our biggest attendance yet.

Thanks to all who came along, and see you on January 7th for the first meeting of 2009.

Alun