I’ve been the manager of the Adobe After Effects Usergroup for the last 5 years. It’s been a blast and I’ve thrown a bunch of Adobe sponsored events as well as animation-themed Design Week events and meetups in Portland.
Reel Review / 2013
The first event was a reel review with a panel of local judges picking their favorite Student, Professional, and Studio reels.
AEmoji / 2014
Participants were given random emojis as the inspirational theme for their videos or animations.
Alphabest / 2016
Participants were given a random letter and had to come up with one word as the title and theme of their videos or animations.
DrAEms / 2017
Participants had to come up with dream-inspired animations.
CuriOsity / 2018
Participants had to come up with a single word with the letter “O” along with two colors to create their video or animation.
Retrospective / 2019
We showed off a highlight reel featuring the best of the last 5 years.