I’ve been manager of AEPDX, the After Effects User Group of Portland, since 2013. I’ve hosted meetups and put on a lot of events, mostly for Design Week Portland.
Reel Review / 2013
It started off with a Reel Review (photos) to showcase Portland’s talented artists. I invited three creative judges to pick their favorite reels out of the two categories: Advanced and Novice.
AEmoji / 2014
Alphabest / 2016
28 participants were given a randomly chosen letter of the alphabet and had to come up with a word that started with that letter to serve as the inspiration. Watch video here.
Draems / 2017
Participant created Dream inspired animations and shorts. Watch video here.
Curiosity / 2018
For my last event the theme was Curiosity. The challenge for participants was to pick a single word title with the letter O in it. Each animation had to start at roughly the same point with a chosen colored dot at the center of the screen.
Retrospective / 2019
For a final send off I was asked to curate a show featuring favorites from the last five years of events to be screened on a huge IMAX screen at OMSI.