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MEWshop to Host 'The Art of VFX'

Ross Shain of Imagineer Systems and Jeff Krebs of eyeon Software to give presentations and demos of mocha Pro and eyeon Fusion.

New York, NY – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting an Art of Visual Effects event with mocha Pro and eyeon Fusion this December. The free event, to be held on Wednesday December 5th, will begin with a meet and greet over refreshments, to be followed by demos of mocha Pro and eyeon Fusion.

Ross Shain, the CMO of Imagineer Systems, will kick the presentations off with a demo of mocha Pro and its motion tracking and visual effects capabilities. The award-winning planar tracking software developed by Imagineer Systems, mocha Pro combines advanced tools for roto, planar tracking, object removal and 3D camera solve into a single desktop application, standing alone as the "Swiss army knife" of the post-production and visual effects industry. Shain will present real world examples of how artists and editors can incorporate mocha Pro into their workflow for advanced finishing techniques, such as cleaning up footage and creating roto-masks with less manual key-frames. mocha Pro integrates with industry-popular compositing, editing and animation applications such as After Effects, Avid, Final Cut, Nuke, Fusion, Autodesk and many more. Widely used by visual effects artists and animators worldwide, mocha Pro has made its mark on Hollywood films such as Alice in Wonderland, X-Men, Black Swan and the Harry Potter series.

Following Shain’s presentation will be Jeff Krebs from eyeon Fusion. Krebs, the director of sales for eyeon Software, will be presenting Connection 1.5 with Fusion 6.4. Connection’s AVX2 architecture is a brilliant round-trip link between Avid’s editing product lineup and eyeon’s advanced node-based visual effects environment. Krebs will also be presenting solutions with Connection that provide a unique approach to effects and editing procedures, which solve problems that editors face during their daily editing sessions. The freedom of working in Fusion nodes is just one part of this exciting presentation. Attendees will also experience Fusion’s true 3D workspace, which supports real depth, shading and lighting. This is where eyeon takes visual effects to the next level, far beyond layers.

This event is FREE but spots are limited! To reserve your seat in the Art of Visual Effects event with mocha Pro and eyeon Fusion, register here. One lucky door prize winner will receive a full seat of Connection/Fusion software (valued at $2,495). Learn more. Another winner will receive a full seat of mocha Pro v3 software (valued at $1,495). Learn more.

Manhattan Edit Workshop will also debut a new Mocha AE workshop on January 12, 2013 for those interested in learning mocha AE, a stand-alone planar tracking and rotoscoping utility optimized for After Effects. Students will learn how they can incorporate mocha AE into their workflow and maximize the program’s potential. Vincent MacTiernan, who specializes in tracking, compositing and green screen, will be instructing the class, sharing his insight and experience editing with attendees. Attend the free demo event on December 5th in order to receive a $50 discount on the registration cost for this mocha AE workshop – regular cost is $399.

Course topics for the Mocha AE workshop include: 1. What is Planar Tracking 2. mocha Workflow 3. User Interface 4. Tracking 5. Rotoscoping 6. Advanced Tracking Techniques

Register for mocha AE Level I Workshop When: Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 10am to 6pm Cost: $399 Register here

Source: Manhattan Edit Workshop

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.