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Flash crashes 9 out 10…

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…as soon as i drag a FLV directly to the stage from either my local disk or a network disk, on OSX 10.4…really, really annoying.

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March 30, 2008 at 6:50 pm

I Am Singularity.

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Singularity?

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January 15, 2008 at 1:33 am

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Jorge Calleja, Art-Director W+K Amsterdam (GettheGlass.com), presenting at the Dutch Adobe User Group

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Get the Glass

I’m really proud to announce that Jorge Calleja, Art Director at W+K Amsterdam, is presenting at the Dutch Adobe User group this Wednessday October 10th. You may may be familiar with his work through the highly acclaimed project Get the Glass and the second generation HP “Hands” campaign together with Michael Gondry.

As you may know I initiated the first Macromedia User Group (MXUG) in the Netherlands back in 2004. Fast forward 3 years later and we’re now a group of 7, changed the name to the Adobe User Group and holding regular meetings at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, anyone can attend for free! We had a great session back in July, themed “3D” with Martijn de Visser, Ralph Hauwert and Niels de Keijzer doing sessions on Google Sketchup, Papervision and integration between those projects.

This Wednessday, October 10th we have full house, over 140 people signed up, and unfortunately we had to close registration. For those not able to attend, don’t worry, we will post the videos of the presentations (mostly in dutch though) on our site. The program is awesome, 7 sessions all related to “Interactive Video” in one way or another.

Program
14:00 Korte intro door Bert Hagendoorn (Adobe)
14:05 Visual kickoff (BeamLab, platform voor bewegend beeld)
14:25 Adobe Media Player en Flash Media Server 3 door Waldo Smeets (Adobe)
14:45 Webcasting met Flash Video in de praktijk door Mark de Jong (NetMasters)

15:05 BREAK

15:20 Interactive Video & Productie voor Flash – Showcases door Owen van Dijk (USSR Studio)
15:40 Toevoegen van interactiviteit aan video door Elvin Dechesne en Sander Riel (Satama FlashFabriek)
16:30 Portfolio Jorge Calleja (Wieden & Kennedy)

17:00 Borrel (MediaMonks)
18:00 Einde

Thanks to our sponsors for making this happen, and hopefully see you on Wednessday!

Written by ohwhen

October 8, 2007 at 10:27 pm

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USSR Showcase session at MAX Barcelona

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Leffe Corporate site

In little over a week, Europe will have it’s first Adobe MAX conference, and i’m excited! I’ll be presenting some of the work we produced the past year at MAX Barcelona. Here’s the session description:

“As immersive sites keeps on raising the bar in terms of creativity, blending animation, 3D, video and audio into a rich interactive online experience, developers need to wear multiple hats during development, and often need to be onsite during the shoot, providing valuable feedback to the production team. In this session, Owen van Dijk from award winning studio USSR from Amsterdam, will take you through some its projects and share tricks and tips during the production, valuable lessons learned from these projects and share some of the mistakes so you won’t make them.”

If you’re interested in how we produced award-winning campaigns such as Calucci The Game for Centraal Beheer, the corporate site for Leffe and Kah Ra Shin for EA, come and say hi! And thanks Ted and Sabrina for inviting me.

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October 7, 2007 at 11:27 pm

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MX Traveler is dead…long live MX Traveler! (And welcome back everyone…)

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After 4 years blogging at MX Traveler i decided it was time for change. Change of name, change of blogging software and mostly, change of subjects. Since the MX acronym was abandoned when Macromedia was bought by Adobe, i was looking for a new name.

Over the years my focus has shifted from microsites to Rich Internet Applications and nowadays i’m back to advertising again. Creating rich, immersive, highly interactive microsites…integrating video, audio, 3D and whatnot, all coming together with Flash, using a healthy mix of Actionscript and the timeline. Yes…the timeline, gone are the days of single-frame-SWF’s and i find myself using keyframes, tweens and the library within the actual IDE more and more. I still dabble around with Flex and Apollo AIR, but my professional focus is creating the best microsites out there.

So here’s to a new start, and welcome everyone back… ­čÖé

PS. If you’re looking for the archives of MX Traveler, please see the link on the right side.

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September 30, 2007 at 10:01 pm

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New office gear pt4

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January 24, 2006 at 9:35 pm

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New office gear pt3

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January 24, 2006 at 9:31 pm

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