MacLive Expo Report

Well I’ve just returned from MacLive Expo in London where I was proud to be demonstrating Wacom’s brand new Cintiq 12 WX which one a “Best of Show” award.

http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/index.cfm?newsid=19489

There wasn’t much else on show that was very impressive, sadly the show was lacking in the big players like Adobe and Apple but the show did feel more like a Pro show than in the previous 2 years. I’m hoping that next year it will be back to it’s full glory, it would be a real shame not to have a pro Mac show in the UK.

http://www.wacom-europe.com/index2.asp?lang=en&pid=96

I also demo’ed Luxology’s Modo 3D modelling software;

http://www.luxology.com/whatismodo/

and Corel Painter for the first time;

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/gb/en/Product/1166553885783?lc=en&pagename=CorelCom%2FLayout&trkid=ukgoogpainterq406

I’m now hooked on both!

Flash on the Beach 2007

Flash on the Beach 2007

I am going to go to Flash on the Beach again this year, this time as a guest to take it all in!

What is Flash on the Beach?

Last year Flash on the Beach conference was the first major Flash conference in the UK for over 6 years! This year they have a hard act to follow, but it will be even better!

Over 40 of the world’s most talented Flash designers, developers and artists presenting on 3 tracks over 3 full days, 2 full day workshops to get indepth training. They have added Student pricing, transferable company passes and a place to show off your work at our ‘student/sole trader/up and coming talent’ area! Product demos and showcases will have their own mini theatre!

Flash on the Beach has brought together the most creative, technical, inspirational awe-inspiring, educational and entertaining industry leading speakers in the rich media industry.

Add parties, Guy Fawkes night, fireworks and mixer get togethers each morning and evening for essential networking opportunities and you can see why I am so excited about this years Flash on the Beach. Plus, it’s in my home town of Brighton!

Angie Taylor tutorials coming soon!

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Watch this space for tutorials from me, Angie Taylor. I am a freelance animator/ designer who has been using creative software in my work for over 10 years.

I have also worked as one of Adobe’s leading freelance demo artists and can be seen regularly at trade shows, conferences and events, talking about my work.

I will be sharing tips and tricks on Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Illustrator. I’ll also share advice and opinions on good workflow techniques and plan to post video tutorials on Blip.tv.

Of course I will also be inclined to chat about whatever interests me at the time of writing. Currently I am reading Alain De Botton;

http://www.alaindebotton.com/

IBC 2007

I have just returned from IBC 2007
I worked on the Adobe stand, delivering demos on After Effects CS3 and Premiere Pro and taking questions regarding After Effects. It was a great show, my highlights included seeing Nuke from the Foundry

GridIron showed some amazing stuff in their VIP sessions and of course the Adobe Media Player looks like it is going to be huge, very exciting times.

I had a great stay in Amsterdam, favorite restaurants included Seasons.

As always it was great to see all my friends at the show.