Adobe x VidCon 2017

by Janet Mozaffari

posted on 06-20-2017

It’s finally here! The event we’ve all been waiting for — and this year it’s bigger than ever. The 8th annual VidCon USA takes place June 21-24, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

So, what’s VidCon?

VidCon is the largest multi-genre conference for and about online video. It attracts fans, creators, working professionals, and industry thought-leaders from all over the world to celebrate, discuss, and experience the future of visual entertainment. With over 26K attendees in Anaheim last year, this year VidCon is expanding beyond the US with additional events in Europe (May 2017) and Australia (Sept 2017).

VidCon programming follows a three-track format, designed to appeal to everyone from the biggest media companies to the most passionate fans:

Headed to VidCon this year?

Meet up with Adobe at Booth #801 on the Community Floor and star in your very own music video for Imagine Dragons’ hit song, Believer! If you share your video before 6pm on June 24, 2017 using the hashtags #VidConUS and #MadeWithAdobe, you could be randomly selected to receive one of these awesome giveaways: Panasonic camera bundle — including Lumix GHS camera, 12-60mm lens, XLR 1 adapter and battery; Sling Studio, for wireless multi-camera editing and live broadcasting; GoPro Hero5; Creative Cloud subscriptions; AND surprise gifts from Imagine Dragons. Stay tuned here for a gallery of all these videos and more.

If you’re hanging on the Creator Floor, stop by the Adobe lounge (Booth #40) to meet and chat with the team. We’ll be showcasing the latest and greatest features in Adobe video and audio tools and available to answer any questions about features, workflows, or system set-ups you may have.

Interested in participating in a brief research study with the video team at VidCon? Please fill out this survey. We’ll be in touch within 24 hours if you’re a good fit for the study. All qualified participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a free 3-month membership of Creative Cloud.

Are you keeping tabs on VidCon from home?

We will be streaming interviews with top creators on Facebook Live Thursday, June 22 – Saturday, June 24. Each interview will feature a Q&A with YOU – the live online audience. So stay tuned to the Adobe Premiere Pro Facebook page and post your questions in the comments whenever we’re live with your favorite online content creators.

Even if you can’t join us in person at VidCon, you can still snag one of our giveaways! Download a pack of 5 Motion Graphics templates for use in your own projects FREE:

This template pack includes designs for lower thirds, titles, and animations that you can tweak to fit your own channel style, designed by the talented Valentina Vee. Check them out and share your projects with #MadeWithAdobe!

This is also a great time to build your video-making skills. Here are some inspirational and how-to resources to take your content to the next level.

In this #MadeWithAdobe series, YouTube stars like Mary Doodles, Fresh Big Mouf, and Jordan Taylor Wright share how they make their videos using Adobe Creative Cloud tools.

Learn how to create visual effects like Freddie Wong and RocketJump. This tutorial even includes sample files to get you started.

Hear from Nick Bergthold, head of post-production at Fine Brothers Entertainment, about how they are creating more of your favorite content like Celebrities React, Kids vs. Food, and Emo Dad even faster these days. Don’t miss Nick’s presentation at NAB Show 2017 where he opens up Adobe Premiere Pro to show some new workflow efficiencies.

And dig into Jason Levine 6-part series on How to Make Great Videos from getting started to sharing your work with the world. He even added a BONUS 7th EPISODE on optimizing videos for social platforms.

It’s a great week for video creators. Thanks for joining us!

Topics: Video & Audio

Products: Premiere Pro, Creative Cloud