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March Meetup: Expressions with Zack Lovatt

March 25, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other motion designers, animators, and VFX artists in the Twin Cities online, Thursday March 25th at 7PM! This special guest Zack Lovatt will walk us through learning expressions for new and experienced users alike.

Zack co-teaches the Expression Session course at School of Motion and has developed tools for After Effects like Flow and Explode Shape Layers. He’ll be giving you a great introduction to what expressions are, and how they can help in your projects. If you’re already familiar with expressions, Zack will have some more advanced tips.

Please fill out this survey to share your experience level with Expressions. This will help Zack to tailor the presentation to fit our members. You can also share some questions ahead of time in the Facebook group or on Discord.

Enter to Win, by Giving Back!

Win a seat in the upcoming Spring term for School of Motion’s Expression Session ($800 value). The session begins on Monday April 5th at 8am ET and last 12 weeks.

This meetup, we’re doing things a little differently. To enter, we’re asking you to donate at least $5 to one of the following charities. Then forward your receipt to mnaeug@gmail.com to be entered (feel free to redact any sensitive information like CC numbers or addresses). You do not have to be present to win, but then you’ll miss all the fun!

We’ve hand selected a few local charities to choose from:

  • Phyllis Wheatley Community Center provides learning programs for children, youth, and adults, in addition to family services for greater Minneapolis community. (Website, Donation Page)
  • Simpson Housing Center works to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. (Website, Donation Page)
  • Appetite for Change uses food as a tool to build health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. (Website, Donation Page)

In light of the recent events in Texas, we’d also like to offer the option to support the North Texas Food Bank. They are primarily looking for food donations their Amazon wish list. But they also accept cash donations. (Website, Donation Page)


  • Recent After Effects Updates (as always)
  • 3×3 Quick Tips (3 tips, 3 minutes each, from members of our group)
  • Zack Lovatt: Expressions
  • Prompt Submissions: Secret
  • Show & Tell
  • Prize Drawing: Expression Session

Still BYOB encouraged, hang out, and talk shop. This meeting will be recorded.

Join the Google Meet on Thursday, March 25th at 7PM CDT!


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March 25, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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