The San Francisco After Effects User Group will hold their first meeting tonight, 7:00 p.m. at dvGarage, 785 Market Street, Suite 200 in San Francisco.
The group is dedicated to After Effects and related plug-ins. They’ll have open discussions, as well as “mini-classes” on topics ranging from film production to Flash output. After Effects is Adobe’s set of tools for producing motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia and the Web.
John Foster will discuss how realistic simulated light comes from an understanding of how light works. There are many different ways to make “light” in After Effects. Foster will reveal that some of the most stunning lighting effects come from unlikely sources.
Alex Lindsay of dvGarage will look at the theory behind bluescreen removal. Color Difference, Color Range, Primatte and dvMatte tips and techniques will be discussed. Lindsay will also show how to build a keyer with simple filters and level calls.
For more info on the San Francisco After Effects User Group, go to the dvGarage Web site. dvGarage is also
hosting the meetings of San Francisco’s new Photoshop User Group.