Join LAdobe on Thursday night, August 26th at 7pm at Key Code Media at 1004 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica. Parking is available on the street for free after 6pm. Remember, all LAdobe events and meetings are always free to attend with no RSVP required.

For our August meeting we are excited to offer our first video night in a long time! Actually, you’ll first learn a bit about audio production as our User Group Manager, dataTV’s Adam Bell, will show you a hidden gem in Creative Suite’s Production Bundle, Soundbooth. Adobe Soundbooth is a way to professionally edit audio like most of the leading producers use. In this session, Adam will show you how to create a ringtone from an audio track, edit it down, add some filters to improve the sound and much more. It’s our first Soundbooth session and it will provide a point of entry for anyone looking to get into audio production. Adam will also review the previous week’s FITC/SF and all of Adobe’s announcements from the keynotes to the floor.

Jeff Foster of Pixel PainterFor our main presentation, we are pleased to offer book author and head of Ojai’s Pixel Painter, Jeff Foster. Jeff will do a major deep dive into the new features of After Effects CS5 which produces most of the motion graphics seen in film and TV. If you’ve ever been interested in broadcast design and animation, this is going to be a special night for you to learn how incredible this application is. If you were at our meeting in May, no better authority than Photoshop Cafe’s Colin Smith gave Jeff high marks for his knowledge and presentation skills. So it will be a very memorable meeting.

We’ll have a number of After Effects and other video related books to give away from all our major publishing sponsors as well as After Effects plugins from Digital Anarchy and Photoshop plugins from Alien Skin Software. We’ll also have free beverages from Function. So we hope to see you in Santa Monica at Key Code Media on the 26th!