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.: Motion Graphics Fest 2008 :: Jan 15-21 :: Downtown Chicag

Posted: January 5th, 2008, 12:09 pm
by masondixon
A full week of buzzing digital media creation will be showcased starting Tuesday, January 15th through Monday, January 21st 2008, at several venues downtown Chicago.

MGFest 08 features two world-premier theater screenings, multiple post-production studio tours, audio/visual art exhibits, a/v performances, six days of motion design / sound design / and motion programming classes.

These events celebrate creative minds and bright ideas within the emerging media landscape. Whether your a hard-core geek, a dedicated composer, a designer, film-maker, artist, engineer, programmer, educator, aficionado, prosumer, hobbyist, or just someone who likes being close to the creative community, mgFest is for you. The festival has become a destination for creative professionals from all over the Midwest and the nation by attracting the meshwork of companies and individuals that surround creative motion-picture design.

Socialize at one or all of the night events while experiencing multimedia art, video and sound in synch. Watch some of the past years most creative shorts or travel thru alternate dimensions in video art. Come mingle with local art directors and advertising executives, or discuss the technical operations of a professional edit bay and graphics shop with seasoned veterans of the industry. Listen to panels on the newest advancements in delivery technology affecting every media professional. Attend cutting edge classes of your choice within the realms of motion design, sound design and programming. Awaken your creativity at the Imagination College.

( Design | Sound | Code ) .: in motion

Check out for the most current festival information.


Code in motion :: Video Programming in Chicago :: Jan15-21

Posted: January 9th, 2008, 7:35 pm
by masondixon
Code in Motion Thread @ Motion Graphics Festival 2008

( Design | Sound | Code ) .: in motion

Full festival info @

The Code in Motion thread explores platforms for programmatic motion-image creation and delivery.


Tue Jan 15 : Adobe Actionscript CS3 Animation
by MightyBytes @ Ascend Training

Wed Jan 16 : Motion Graphics Summit Day 1
Realtime Motion Graphics by Mason Dixon SAIC

Thr Jan 17 : Motion Graphics Summit Day 2
Technology Circus: RFID | Broadcast | Kiosk

Fri Jan 18 : Adobe Flex Bootcamp
Adobe Flex Camp @ ITA

Sat Jan 19 : Flash Video Programming
by Mason Dixon @ Columbia College

Sun Jan 20 : After Effects Programming
by Toolfarm @ SAIC

Students that attend all 6 days will receive a Applied Motion Certification from the Imagination College.Image