Bring your motion design & video visions to life at Adobe MAX
By Michelle Gallina
Posted on 09-30-2020
If you’re interested in creating engaging, watch-to-the-end videos or jaw-dropping motion graphics, then Adobe MAX is the place for you. From keyframing and sound to post-production, there’s more ways than ever to improve your video and motion design skillset.
We’re calling all motion designers, editors, post-production professionals, educators, photographers, designers, and anyone with a creative outlook and desire to learn more about working with video, animation, or motion graphics to try out the Video track at Adobe MAX.
In this track, you’ll learn how to bring your creative ideas to life and develop skills for editing video, designing motion graphics, creating animations, applying visual effects, and more. From shooting and editing social videos to producing full-scale productions, you’ll gain a better understanding of how to capture, edit, and finesse your video clips or graphic design elements with the video tools available in Creative Cloud.
First, make sure you’ve registered for the MAX conference, then check out these stellar sessions designed to take your video skills to the next level:
Mobile Shooting 101: Shooting Awesome Videos with Your Phone — Luisa Winters, Adobe Master Video Trainer, Mid-Atlantic Drones
We all have a smartphone that takes video. Why not use this feature like a pro? Join veteran content creator Luisa Winters to learn how to shoot videos using Adobe Premiere Rush on your smartphone or tablet. Luisa will cover the basics of shooting — lighting, sound, framing, and more — so you have everything you need to start to edit. You’ll discover how to shoot original content using the tools that you already have: Premiere Rush and your phone or tablet.
In this session, you’ll learn how to:
- Plan your shoot the easy way
- Use artificial and natural lighting
- Frame and balance your shots
- Capture sound
Introduction to Logo and Text Animation in After Effects —Eran Stern, Trainer, After Effects, Stern FX
Learn how to animate your company’s logo to make it stand out. In this follow-along lab, motion designer Eran Stern will guide you through the process of animating a multilayered Illustrator file in After Effects. You’ll use 3D layers, cameras, and lights to make the logo animation pop. You’ll also create a packshot animation by applying text animation presets and effects. Expand your skillset by learning some After Effects animation basics.
In this session, you’ll learn how to:
- Create an After Effects composition from an artwork in Illustrator
- Design, extrude, and texture a 3D multilayered logo
- Precompose layers and define transformations
How to Make an Effective Explainer Video — Ian Sansavera, 1UP Studios and Learn How to Edit Stuff Instructor, How to Edit Stuff
Explainer videos are a growing trend and frequent client request. Join Ian Sansavera of Learn How to Edit Stuff to see how you can simplify these projects by creating customizable templates and presets. You’ll be able to drastically accelerate your turnaround time while creating great work.
In this session, you’ll discover how to:
- Build, design, and save essential graphics presets
- Templatize your workflow, projects, and assets
- Embrace new workflow and organization tips
Tips for a Smoother Adobe Premiere Pro Workflow — Christine Steele, Editor, Director, Producer, Steele Pictures Studios, Inc.
Learn subtle techniques used by industry professionals to make the daily work of editing flow more smoothly. Join Emmy award-winning documentary director and editor Christine Steele to discover how you can make better use of Premiere Pro features and tools, and gain workflow tips that deliver more method and less madness to the process of crafting a video.
This session will help you:
- Improve efficiency while previewing and importing footage
- Better manage repetitive tasks
- Work faster and have more fun in the timeline
- Create better flow throughout the editing process
These sessions offer something for beginners and old pros, at every step of the video production process. But they are just four of the many sessions and workshops available in the Video track. More industry-leading speakers and opportunities to unlock your creativity await you here.
If you haven’t registered for MAX yet, there’s still time, but not for long! Register now.
Topics: Adobe MAX, Events, Creativity, Insights & Inspiration, Creative Cloud,
Products: Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, Creative Cloud, Illustrator,