On behalf of Jason Levine, Paul Trani, Terry Ryan, Andrew Trice, Rufus Deuchler, Michaël Chaize, Dennis Radeke, our other co-presenters, organizers and staffers, we want to give you guys a big THANK YOU!
The Adobe Create Now World Tour for the 2014 Release of Creative Cloud has been a tremendous success and we’ve been on the road non-stop since June 18th.
It was great seeing so many of you in person and having you come up to me and tell me how much you enjoy my content.
While it’s always flattering to be asked to sign autographs, I was floored when a fan wanted me to autograph his laptop.
Some fans came from half way around the globe, even Asia Pacific.
It was also a pleasure showing you many of the cool new things in the 2014 Release of Create Cloud! The cheers, the oooohs, the ahhhhs, and the clapping were greatly appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to hang out with us after the events…
There’s so much talent out there and it was great hearing about all the cool things you guys do with our products. We look forward to seeing you all when we hit the road again! Be sure to check out my videos here.
We put the band back together and we’re headed out on tour! Jason Levine, Paul Trani, myself and several other Adobe Evangelists are headed out on the ALL NEW Adobe Create Now 2014 World Tour. We’ll kick things off with a LIVE event in New York that will be webcast worldwide. and then immediately after we’ll be heading to a city (hopefully) near you.
Tune in Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 1PM ET to see “What’s Next in Creative Cloud” You can sign up right here.
Then starting on Thursday, June 19th we’ll hit the road and visit several cities around the globe. This will give us the chance to go deeper in the products and show you even more. You can find out where we’re going and register for the one closest to you right here. If by chance you’re not near any of those major events, we’ll also be doing several more tour stops here. As usual you can see my upcoming events right here on the right sidebar of my blog (or at the bottom of this post if you’re looking at this on a smartphone.
I look forward to see you all! This should be a lot of fun (saying that now of course before all the travel. 😉 )
If you missed the Adobe Create Now World Tour or you just want to see the presentations again, here’s your chance to catch the replay. You can see all of the presentations below in this YouTube Playlist. The New York stop of the tour was professionally recorded/edited and you can watch Paul Trani, Jason Levine, and me deliver the presentations for Creative Cloud, Design, Web, Video, and Creating Interactive Content. Each segment is a separate video so you can watch them all or skip to the one you want to see the most.
Today I head out on the Adobe Create Now World Tour. I’ll personally be making stops throughout the US and Canada. My 1st stop is Portland tomorrow and I’m looking forward to seeing YOU! To see all the tour stops, go here.
I also recorded a couple of QuickTip videos to whet your appetite for the kinds of things I’ll be showing on tour:
It’s time to hit the road again! However, this time most of the stops will be right here in the USA and Canada. Join me, Jason Levine, Paul Trani and other Adobe Evangelists as we hit many US/Canadian cities with our Adobe Create Now US Tour covering Design, Photography, Web and Video presentations. While I personally won’t be at every single event, I will be at most of them. Stay tuned to my events listing in the sidebar of my blog to know which ones I’ll be at personally.
Rarely do I do a blog post on a Friday evening. However, since I totally forgot to do it earlier and I’ll be offline for about 24 hours I figured better late than never.
I’m headed to Asia and I’m actually thrilled to be back on the road. This is my first international trip this year and I get the pleasure of going to a few places that I haven’t been before. Here’s where and when I’ll be presenting with my colleagues Jason Levine and Paul Burnett.
I got a few questions regarding my setup for recording my last Adobe Creative Now Tour Event.
Here’s what I used:
I did the presentation on my MacBook Pro 15″ Retina. I was connected to the 1080p in house projector via the built-in HDMI port. I had my Wacom Intuos 5 tablet plugged into one USB port and my Logitech C920 HD Webcam plugged into the other one. While the Mac has a built-in FaceTime HD camera, it’s only as good as the angle of your display. By using the C920 I’m able to put it on a tripod and therefore position it anywhere I want.
I always travel with both a MiFi and AirPort Express. This way I can create my own network either by using the venue’s ethernet cable or via 4G. This is important for when I show Touch Apps and DPS SE so that I can mirror both my iPhone 5 and iPad to the same screen as the audience is seeing AND being recorded with Screenflow. I used Reflector on the Mac to Airplay from both my iOS devices at the same time.
As my buddy Jason Levine would say “It doesn’t matter how good your video is, if your audio sucks no one will care about your video.” This means using either a really good USB tabletop mic OR a audio recording device. In Cleveland I used a Blue Yeti USB mic and the audio was good. However, I had a Zoom H4N on order that arrived in time for Detroit and I decided to use that instead since it has legendary audio quality. As a backup I had Screenflow recording from the built-in mic on the MacBook Pro since I hadn’t used the H4N before. The H4N records to an SD card in WAV format or MP3 at various quality settings. It uses 2AA batteries and can also be mounted on a stand/tripod. I mounted it onto a Gorillapod and set it on the table.
If you didn’t get a chance to make it to one of the Adobe Create Now World Tour stops, you can see it here (below). I just did my last full stop last night in Livonia Michigan before heading to Semi-Permanent LA this week. We had a great crowd and great event. Knowing that this would be my last stop on the tour I decided to record it and share it with my fans. I’ll post event photos from Cleveland and Livonia soon: