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August 2020

August Digital Meetup – Inspiration

August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where do you find inspiration? How do you collect it? Does it ever overwhelm you? Thursday August 13th at 7pm we'll discuss inspiration as a group — everything from where to look to how to avoid burnout from seeing so much cool stuff. We'll also review submissions to our August prompt: Summer Food. You have until 5pm the day of the meetup to get your submission in! Still BYOB encouraged, hang out, and talk shop. We'll post a link on…

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October 2020

October Digital Meetup – Beta & MAX

October 8, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you been playing with the After Effects Public Beta? How do you like testing new or upcoming features? Thursday October 8th at 7pm we'll discuss the beta as well as the FREE online version of Adobe MAX 2020. No prompt this time, this will be more of an informal meeting. Still BYOB encouraged, hang out, and talk shop. We'll post a link on the day of the event. So be sure you're on our email list! RSVP

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November 2020

November Digital Meetup – Quick Tips, aescripts Giveaway, and More!

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join other motion designers, animators, and VFX artists in the Twin Cities online, Thursday November 19th at 7PM! This month we'll be covering a few topics: - Recent After Effects Updates (as always) - 3x3 Quick Tips (3 tips, 3 minutes each, from members of our group) - Group plans for 2021 - aescripts giveaway! Still BYOB encouraged, hang out, and talk shop. This meeting will be recorded. Join the Google Meet! RSVP

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February 2021

Feb Meetup: Cel Animation with Caitlin Cadieux

February 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join other motion designers, animators, and VFX artists in the Twin Cities online, Thursday February 18th at 7PM! This month we’re featuring special guest Caitlin Cadieux. Caitlin is a designer, illustrator, and animator in Troy, NY. She’s currently designing and animating as part of the motion design team for Vox Explained on Netflix. Caitlin also co-hosts Cartoon Feelings, a podcast with comics artist Ira Marcks, where they explore feelings, good and bad, about the world of animation and cartoons. Caitlin will…

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March 2021

March Meetup: Expressions with Zack Lovatt

March 25 @ 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…

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April 2021

April Meetup: Rigging

April 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month on Thursday April 22nd at 7pm we’re talking character rigging and animation. As always, we’ll start the meeting by showing you what’s new in After Effects. Then we’ll showcase a few smaller presentations. By covering multiple techniques for rigging, you’ll be certain to pick up a few new tricks from the presentations. We’ll show a recording of Nice Moves Co-Founder Alicia Allen, where she demos a rig created by using image sequences. Alicia will be present to answer…

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May 2021

May Meetup: Reimagined Reels

May 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This month we’re challenging you to take one piece from your first (or earlier) reel and reimagine it with the skills and eye you’ve developed since. This will be a lot of fun to see what everyone chooses and how they’d approach it differently. We’ll also open the time up for people to show off reels (current or first) to either get feedback or just more eyeballs on it. More details to follow as we get closer to the meetup.…

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June 2021

June Meetup: Motion Graphic Templates

June 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Want to make your comps more flexible as Motion Graphic Templates (MOGRTs)? Join other motion designers, animators, and VFX artists in the Twin Cities online, Thursday June 17th at 7PM! This month we’ll be covering the Essential Graphics panel in After Effects. Co-manager Paul Conigliaro will show you how the seemingly simple Essential Graphics panel can unlock a new way of thinking about text templates, rigs, and sending graphics to Premiere Pro. The presentation will be open ended, so bring…

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August 2021

August Meetup: Premiere Pro

August 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn to leverage Premiere Pro in your workflow! Join other motion designers, animators, and VFX artists in the Twin Cities online, Thursday August 19th at 7PM! This month we’ll be covering the Premiere Pro for After Effects users. Member Brian W will demo ways to use Premiere Pro and get you familiar with it. Users of all experience levels will get something out of this demo. Don't miss it! Join the Google Meet at 7PM! Agenda Recent After Effects Updates…

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September 2021

September Meetup: Chroma Key Tips & Tricks

September 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn some chroma key and compositing tips and tricks at this month’s MNAE.  Tara will walk us through some of her techniques for chroma keying in After Effects. We'll also have some quick times and a special announcement about October’s meetup. (Hint: we’ll have some special guests from Seattle, WA.) Join the Google Meet on 9/16 at 7PM! Agenda Recent After Effects Updates Quick Tips Presentation: Chroma Key Tips & Tricks Show & Tell October Meeting Preview

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