Hello, my friends! Well, if the title of this blog post intrigued you, it’s actually something that a college professor of mine used to say, prior to taking the stage and ‘conducting’ the orchestra (he was a rather famous conductor, and I studied under him for several semesters). And yes…I studied conducting. And yes…I’ve actually used it, in the studio, on record 😉 (an artform indeed, and the masters of this artform are genuinely, heavenly masters…I’m a mere mortal when it comes to conducting, believe me!)
So, what does conducting have to do with my recent travels? Well, seeing as Greg, Rufus and I have just completed the CS3 Masters Tour Europe, I may have mentioned how we were ‘stuck’ in Stuttgart, and sadly, unable to get to Berlin to present. In fact, I never did write that post, (tentatively titled, “the not-so-glamorous world of travel”) as it was just too much going on. In short, bad weather, cancelled flights, shut-down airports, end of story.
However, our kind friends at Video2Brain decided to take it upon themselves to record our seminar in Graz, making it available online for those in Berlin and everywhere. And I have to say…this is truly one of THE BEST ‘live recordings’ of our presos that I’ve ever seen. I mean, technically, it just looks GORGEOUS! And the multiple cameras, changing from zoomed screens, etc, just looks amazing…even in full screen! Way to go, guys! Big kudos on a sincerely fab production! Only negative is that they didn’t have the ‘audience’ wired for sound—so there’s a lot of dead silence, because you can’t hear the crowd’s reaction (occasionally you can hear some bleed into our headset mics)…but still, brilliant job.
And speaking of brilliance…I have to say that our performances were really stellar. We three truly rocked the house. As always (with the last stop on a long tour), we tend to really ‘let our hair down’ (no pun intended) and it shows. 😉
In particular, you need to check out my section, 1.6 Videos bearbeiten mit PSX & After Effects. Mr. Monseur, dare I say? Brilliant, indeed! (there’s that narcissism for ya!!) That being said, I need to lay off the loddar, bratwurst, wurstsalat, schnitzel and Weissbier (I’m getting a little puffy & swelled…not good for bathing suit season! Who am I kidding? lol) but even still…brilliant. (so modest)
Watch the CS3 Masters Live (courtesy of Video2Brain)
You can also check out the V2B blog about the tour (in German, with a nice pic of us on stage)
And, if you *still* can’t get enough of the evangelists, check this out…
Evangelist Panorama, Graz
A fellow Adobe user (and fan of the Masters) came to see us in Graz (from Vienna) and was kind enough to shoot this amazing picture. You may have seen his previous one (done in Vienna on the last tour). This one was shot in the theatre lobby, and is just SO cool!
Alrighty, well, that’s about all of me that I can stand to write about! HA! Yeah right! But seriously, I hope you’ll enjoy watching the vids from the tour. We’ll be doing some similar things in Asia, with a slightly modified twist 😉
Stay tuned for more, my friends. Thanks for reading, and as always…