Well, Happy New Year finally! We’re up and running for 2013 on Thursday 21 February (yes, meetings are still on Third Thursdays)
The John Cole Lecture
The HTML 5 standard has been embraced for its ability to add complex interaction, videos and animations to web pages without the need for plugins. This allows web browsers to natively support rich media that was previously only possible by utilizing Flash or similar technologies. How are developers, designers and animators reacting to this and what tools are available to fill the gap.
John Cole, Digital Media Manager at Adobe Systems UK, discusses the impact of the new standard on their productivity tools. He has been responsible for various web design and development roles. Currently he is responsible for digital media across Northern Europe and works out of Adobe’s UK headquarters at Maidenhead.
We ask him what is the future of Flash? Why is it still a primary choice for online games and media players? How does Adobe’s new product Edge provide a rich media solution? and what should we expect of this in the future?
Join us for a lively debate, a demonstration of Adobe Edge, other Adobe HTML 5 solutions and if that’s not enough a chance to win thousands of dollars worth of Adobe software.
RSVP on Meetup please.
About John Cole
John is Adobe’s Digital Media Manager, Northern Europe, based in Maidenhead UK, where he’s worked for the last three years. John’s background is over 15 years in various web design and development roles and has worked for a number of leaders in web application development and web content management solutions. Previous to his role at Adobe John was working for Autonomy where he led the pre-sales efforts for their Web Experience Management solutions in the UK.
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Main Lecture Theatre
Oxford Brookes University
How to find the Gipsy Lane Campus: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/about/findus/index_html
We’re finding out about parking and will let you know, but as ever in Oxford, if you can bus it, bike it or walk it, all the better. We’ll also post more details about how to get to the Lecture Theatre later.
A good turnout to the meeting last night – thanks all for turning out and not even receiving an Adobe pen in return!
Dariusz led us off with a demo of some apps for use by filmmakers, mostly for his swanky Samsung phone which even connects to the project, ooh.
This led on to the news of Adobe’s new Touch Apps family, mostly concerned with tablet use where you can really use your finger to paint, prototype etc. Adobe’s catching up here a bit, as there are plenty of sketching tools around, most notably for me Autodesk’s fantastic Sketchbook Mobile. Get it!
A brief mention of Adobe Edge – After Effects edging into the world of HTML/CSS ! Download the prerelease free now.
Alun then talked through his experiences trying to get an app going for Android. Notes to this, with links to most of the software and help mentioned are now up on Google Docs. Warning – this is very shorthand! This was part One of a series, next month I’ll be back with a bit more on how to make your HTML/CSS (Hybrid) App take advantage of the device. I like taking advantage of devices.
Richard Roaf then finished us off with a great talk on using cameras within After Effects for some neat effects. Here are the links to videos he demoed.
Global Action Plan Video
Smart Car Against Dumb
Creative Commons Images
Video Tutorial Websites
Our next meeting is at 7:30pm on Thursday 20th October at OFVM, 54 Catherine Street, Oxford.
It’s free, as usual, and we have a packed evening with:
- A short demo on Adobe Edge from Glenn Clarkson
Download the Preview at
- A newbie’s guide to creating an Android app using Adobe and not using Adobe with Alun Ward. Also, news about Adobe Muse and the Adobe Touch Apps. Is that enough Adobe for ya’?
- A review of smartphone apps which can make video production easier and a practical presentation of chosen Android and iPhone apps from Dariusz Dziala.
- 3D Motion Graphics in After Effects with Richard Roaf
Richard Roaf will talk about how to create a motion graphics project with Photoshop and After Effects and use the 3D function and camera function to create the appearance of 3D.
- A pint of Shires at the Rusty Bicycle.
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