We had a pretty good turnout for our March meeting at WHMB-TV40 last night. We improvised a bit on the projector screen, but I don't think it ended up being to much of an issue. Needless to say, solutions are already in place any future meetings we have, either there or elsewhere.
Mikey Bouchereau drove up from Louisville to be with us this month to show off some Motion skills. His demo went from the pretty simple (working with some common behaviors) down to the nitty gritty (rigging and publishing to FCP X). In response to a question, Mikey quickly threw together a Generator for putting an image/video inside text. He was nice enough to send the file to me, and he even put some spit and polish on it in the form of an installer! You can download the zip file here, run the installer, and then open FCP X. Look in the Generators Library and you'll see a new category there - Made By Mikey. In there you'll find the Drop Zone Text generator. Add it to the timeline in FCP X and have some fun. Mikey even added some extra controls to it... I'll let you discover those on your own. If you have any questions, just ask them here on this post. Remember, you can right-click on any effect/transition/generator and choose to open it in Motion so you can see how it was built, or modify it to fit your needs.
I then talked about my experiences, both good and bad, and often frustrating, with the Go Pro Hero 3 Black Edition. A quick summary: fun camera with very short battery life; nice picture with daylight, not so much in low light; use a safety when using the suction cup on the side of a car; slo mo at 120fps is really fun.
I then talked showed a little of Boris Continuum Complete for FCP X. It's a very large package at a pretty large price. There is definitely a place for it as it has a lot of tools that aren't available anywhere else right now. They released an update to the package yesterday. I have yet to download it, but I'm hoping it address a little bugginess and some speed issues that I experienced.
I hope to see everyone at our 10th anniversary party in April!