Archive for the ‘why video’ Category

How CS5 is affecting video producers

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Well, some of them:

Flex Poster Boy

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

In getting ready for Flash and the City, I figured I might want to start using the Flex Framework as a way to simplify the complexity of ActionScript 3.  Little did I know that when printed at about 6 point font, the framework takes 24 square feet!

West Linn Parks

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

There’s a really nice park down the street and, I swear, if there’s ever anyone at that park it’s “crowded”.  So, one busy Saturday we cranked this out:

Videos to help learn AS3 (and programming) concepts

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

I’m developing online versions of my ActionScript 3 courses at PCC.  If for no other reason than to provide a distraction that keeps me motivated, I’ve also begun to produce videos to help understand a few concepts.  The first two are linked below–the first should help students break their programming task down into small steps when they answer “What do you want to do and when do you want to do it?”.  The second simply helps you memorize the convention that instance names begin with lowercase and class names begin with uppercase.  More to come!

Un-Jeopardy

Monday, September 28th, 2009

References FITC and Influxis

VIP Ticket Winners of #whymax contest (updated daily for 10 days)

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Having awarded the free admission ticket for my contest  now I begin awarding one VIP seating “voucher” meaning you get a reserved seat up close at the Adobe MAX keynotes!  For non-geeks this may seem uninteresting–but based on past MAXs this is really nice.

Reminder: Adobe employees may enter this  contest .  Also consider the fact that in past MAXs such employees were relegated to a closed-circuit feed (and I was once stopped because my badge was misprinted as an Adobe employee).

Anyway, I’ll add one new one every day until all 10 are awarded:

Final update: 10th place mesh2325 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIbTGtfNfZw  )

29 September 9th place radleymarx ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLbjWbjdlA )

28 September: 8th place  wadearnoldt8 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw1rbewDPqQ )

25 September: 7th place brimelow ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KFdP13v4i0 )

24 September:
6th  abdulqabiz ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iImp5XR71kg )

23 September:
5th  airdeck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfNme11R6to )
4th  flashbum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI8uRjU_yEM )

21 September:
3rd place:  WeAreAjar  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fxfBZ6B6fs )

Tied for 1st and 2nd:

darrelplant:
kevinSuttle:

Lee’s Office Space

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Here we’re given a rare glimpse at Adobe evangelist Lee Brimelow actually working!

mr. Monk and the Dead Drop

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Amazing how fast something as seemingly innocuous as Lee Brimelow’s “Dead Drop” can get so out of hand:

Naturally, this video is not an entry into the #whymax contest.

Make a Video, Win a free pass to Adobe MAX!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

This is awesome… in addition to making a few videos of my own, I get to manage and judge a contest where you can win a FREE conference pass to the Adobe MAX 2009 conference (~$1300).  Plus the grand prize winner gets preferred seating at the keynotes.  In addition, 10 runners-up will be selected to receive just the preferred seating (they have to get their own pass to the conference).  The preferred seating is more valuable than it might seem–I know several Adobe employees who are going to try to win this contest for just those seats!

Anyway, here are the official rules (subject to change if I made a glowing error… though I had this stuff checked out by several people… and it’s official):

Contest:

Make a video that answers the question “is Adobe MAX for developers or designers?” or somehow relates to the upcoming Adobe MAX conference.

Winners/Prizes:

There will be 11 winners! 

There will be one grand prize winner.  They get one free full conference pass to Adobe MAX 2009 plus preferred seating at the keynotes.  If you’ve already registered for the conference, Adobe will refund the base price (that is, exactly what you paid for the conference–not any extras such as pre-conference sessions or hotel) .

There will be 10 runners-up.  They will receive preferred seating at the keynotes.  Runners-up must already be attending MAX to take advantage of the preferred seating–that is, you must have your own conference pass. (See http://max.adobe.com for conference details.) 

Winners will be announced on http://www.twitter.com/phillip as well as http://www.phillipkerman.com/blog.  If you’re following me on twitter I’ll attempt to also make send a direct message. The grand-prize winner will have 5 days to reply.  If no reply is received I will attempt to award the grand prize to one of the runners-up. 

Deadline:

To qualify for the grand prize (the conference pass) your video must be posted no later than September 15th 2009 at midnight Pacific time (GMT -7:00).    The runners up (preferred keynote seating) will be awarded on the days that follow the 15th until all are awarded–approximately one per day.  This means, you can still post videos after the 15th and have a chance to win the preferred keynote seating (until all the runners-up prizes have been awarded).

Judging:

All videos are subjectively judged by Phillip Kerman from phillipkerman.com LLC using the criteria listed below.

Eligibility:

Void where prohibited by law.  Adobe employees may participate but can only win a runners-up prize (preferred keynote seating).  The main requirement is that you post a video (no longer than 200 seconds) on youtube.com and that you tag it with: #whymax.  Also, please post an update to twitter.com with a link and include the same tag “#whymax”.  Ideally, you also follow me on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/phillip) to make it easier for me to contact you if you win.

Judging Criteria:

30% Originality and sincerity.  Try to exploit your own personal voice.  You’re welcome to leverage familiar themes, but try to be original as possible.

30% Message quality.  Your video should make a point and as clearly and effectively as possible.

15% Clarity and conciseness. Respect your audience’s time and invest the work necessary to make your message concise. Also, strongly consider editing your video. Note, videos longer than 200 seconds will be disqualified unless they’re so captivating I can’t not watch them.

15% Technical: Audio and video quality and technical ability with tools.

10% Accuracy and timeliness. Try to make something contemporary to what’s hot now.

Humor is not required, but I’ll probably be more impressed if you use humor effectively.  In addition, entries may be disqualified out of hand if they contain blatantly offensive or objectionable content such as racism or pornography.  Also, all entries should relate to MAX, Adobe, and developers and designers who use Adobe products.  Sincere and honest criticisms of Adobe products are acceptable but not required.  Overly patronizing and blatant brown nosing is also not required.

Questions:

Feel free to contact me via http://www.twitter.com/phillip with questions or comment below.  Also, check out my videos at http://www.youtube.com/phillipk

 

Boss Letter

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Yes, you too can use Adobe’s “Convince Your Boss” form letter ( http://max.adobe.com/cyb/ ).  Just like Jenkins here did: