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Creative Cloud Event Oxford

On July 14th we change venues to Said Business School, Park End Street, Oxford as Adobe specialists Niels Stevens and Tony Harmer are coming for a special 2-hour presentation on the new features of the Creative Cloud for film makers, photographers, artists and designers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the latest features in the new release of Adobe Creative Cloud 2014, including Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, Premiere, After Effects, Speedgrade and more. Learn about what’s new in this 2014 release that will help you do everything you do more efficiently using the latest innovations and modern standards. Get answers to your questions and get inspired by film makers, photographers, artists and designers who are creating amazing work.

This event is part of Create Now 2014 world tour, to find more Creative Cloud events to attend around the world, go to:

Please RSVP via Eventbright for this special event (rather than just on Meet-up)

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Registration, Check-In, Food, Networking
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Presentations by Niels Stevens and Tony Harmer
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM –  Q&A, Raffle & Wrap-Up

Adobe will be providing prizes including a FREE One-year Creative Cloud Membership. You must be present to win.

Please use the car park at Worcester Square (opposite Nandos), Oxford Railway Station or Gloucester Green.

Food and Beverage
We shall be providing beer and nibbles, please arrive by 7pm.

Niels Stevens
Niels has 20 years consultancy experience in the Post Production industry. He started out in the content creation reseller business, specialising in sales and training for Audio post production systems, and spent 4 years at AVID as Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, looking after most of the major Broadcast Accounts in EMEA, and specialising in storage networks, media asset management, and editing / finishing / dubbing workflows.

He joined Adobe in 2010 as the UK Business Development Manager for the Creative Cloud Video products. He came on board at an exciting time, as the profile of Adobe’s Video applications became a renewed priority and continues to rise steadily in professional markets

Tony Harmer
TonyPrior to joining Adobe full-time in 2014, Tony Harmer has worked in the creative industry for over 30 years on a range of design, illustration and web/screen projects. An Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor in several products (holding more than 160 certifications and one of only a small number to achieve status as a Creative Suite Master) Tony has delivered training all over the UK and Europe.

Tony was the chapter leader for the London InDesign User Group for seven years and presented frequently on InDesign—even helping to influence the decision to integrate forms into the product—as well as demoing Illustrator, Photoshop and Creative Cloud topics for Adobe.

Additionally Tony has delivered training on HTML & CSS web standards topics, and has written frequently for magazines and blogs, but more than anything still just loves to sit and draw with pens, pencils, the iPad and his Wacom Cintiq.

Meeting Report: Blackmagic Night

Great turn out of 30, which was surprisingly good as the the weather was really warm and  lovely. Quite a few new attendees including many local TV professionals.

BlackmagicNightRaffleRichard kicked off with a brief look at how Blackmagic Intensity HDMI capture card can be used in stop motion capture, and edited in Premiere.

Dariusz gave a video presentation  on Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio 2, including Photoshop preset for creating live graphics.

Martyn Chalk from Chalkstar films was a great speaker, he not only brought two of his Blackmagic cameras but he also brought his cameraman too so he could answer the very technical questions some of the audience asked. He also showed some of his companies work using the cameras, which they had only had for a few months.

Questions started off on the pro’s and con’s of DSLRs versus Blackmagic, through to post-production workflow, grading and lenses and customisation. One audience member brought in his own Blackmagic camera batteries that he had made!

There was a raffle for a years subscription to the Creative Cloud, thanks to Adobe. The prize was won by Luca Koch; and quite  a few went to pub afterwards.