*** Meeting Invite ***

Wednesday, April 11

Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Cover charge: FREE
courtesy of Adobe Systems


Production Premium CS3 boxLINEUP: ADOBE NIGHT - Creative Suite 3 Production Premium

Creative Suite 3 Production Premiere is a mega-bundle including:

* Adobe After Effects® CS3 Professional
* Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3
* Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended
* Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional
* Adobe Illustrator® CS3
* Adobe Soundbooth® CS3
* Adobe Encore® CS3
* Adobe OnLocation™ CS3
* Adobe Ultra™ CS3

After Effects CS3 boxAfter Effects Senior Product Manager Steve Kilisky, Premiere Pro Senior Product Manager Giles Baker, and original After Effects team member Dave Simons will be down to demonstrate this suite (with a focus on After Effects CS3, of course) and answer your questions on these latest tools. Here's the official Adobe blurb:

"Maximize your productivity with Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium software, the total post-production solution available for both Mac and Windows. Tighter-than-ever integration between Adobe’s all-new video, audio, and design tools - now including Adobe Flash CS3 Professional software for rich interactive authoring and Adobe Soundbooth CS3 software for audio - helps ensure fluidity in every aspect of your workflow, including capturing, editing, motion graphics, effects, compositing, and rich media authoring. Move beyond SD and DVD to HD, HDV, Blu-ray Disc, and other emerging web and mobile formats so you can deliver your content to the widest possible audience."

A link to a PDF with pricing information is below; in short, After Effects is only available in the Professional version this time around, for $999 (upgrades for most are $299). After Effects comes with Adobe Bridge and a new mobile media application, Adobe Device Central. The Production Premium bundle at $1699 looks like quite a deal.

And speaking of the Production Premium bundle: Adobe will be giving away a certificate for a full copy at the end of the evening!

For more information, the following links are for a host of PDF files where you can learn more information about these products and bundles:

After Effects CS3 What's New

Premiere Pro CS3 What's New

CS3 Production Premium At A Glance

CS3 Production Premium What's New

Creative Suite 3 Pricing (the full list of all bundles)

CS3 Upgrade Policy for those who purchase between March 27 through August 28

After Effects Apprentice coverBook Sale & Signing for Charity

As part of this evening's events, co-hosts Trish and Chris Meyer will be selling and signing hot-off-the-press copies of their new beginner's book - After Effects Apprentice - that covers both After Effects 7 and several of the new features in After Effects CS3. These will be the first copies available for sale anywhere! The special price is $25 including tax (list is $40), with all proceeds going to charity: a kid's nature outreach program at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Preserve. The publisher Focal Press has generously donated the books and are shipping them overnight to make sure we have them for this event. Only 25 copies will be available at this special price.

The books will be available for sale before the meeting (roughly 6:45-7:20), and during the mid-meeting break. Books must be picked up at the meeting; no shipping (if you can't make the meeting, pre-order it from Amazon).


*** Note that this meeting is not on our normal third Tuesday, as that would conflict with the NAB show in Las Vegas. Instead, it is the Wednesday before NAB - so you'll get a great preview of what is sure to be one of the big stories of this year's NAB show! ***

If you are going to be at NAB, Adobe is holding a CS3 launch party Monday night, 6-8:30 PM, at The Renaissance Hotel in Ballroom 2. Click here for a PDF invitation; you need to print this out and present it for admission.


And again, thanks to Adobe's sponsorship of MGLA this year, admission is free!

Chris, Trish, Tony, Warren, and Ko
Your MGLA co-hosts


Door prizes provided by:
Adobe button


digital projection made possible through the generous sponsorship of
Apple Computer and the Pixel Corps

with additional support from Adobe Systems, AJA, ProMax Systems,
BIAS, Inc, DigitalFilm Tree, and Gefen Inc.

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre and Art Park is a facility of the
City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department



The Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
(between Vermont and Normandie)
Hollywood, CA 90027
Phone: 323.644.6272

* coming South/East on the 101: exit Hollywood, head East
* coming North/West on the 101: exit Vermont, head North, turn left (going West) onto Hollywood
* coming from the 5: exit Los Feliz, head West, turn left (going South) onto Vermont, turn right (going West) on Prospect, Prospect becomes Hollywood

Enter through the gate on the South side of Hollywood Blvd. just East of the light at Edgemont, or West of the light at New Hampshire (which is just West of where Prospect and Hollywood come together). The theatre is at the top of the hill, adjacent to the art gallery (they have separate entrances).

Parking is free. There is parking at the bottom of the hill, but first try to find a space around the perimeter of the park at the top. Please park closely together, at an angle (regardless of how the parking spaces are painted!) to allow more cars to park. Click here for a PDF map (300k) of the grounds that points out the parking areas and includes other helpful hints.

Wheelchair access (or if you are carrying a lot of gear): Park in the lot next to the Hollyhock house (you will see a handicap parking sign - there are also spaces for loading etc.), come into the theatre entrance, and take the elevator down. There will be space in the front of the theatre for wheelchairs.

Click here for a Google interactive map, including the ability to get directions from your location to this address. There is also a Metro Red Line station at Vermont and Sunset, about a block and a half from the park's entrance.

Before or after the meeting, there is a fine restaurant row on Vermont between Hollywood and Franklin (just around the corner from the park). There are also a number of funky ethic eateries along Hollywood.

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