1. Our speaker at the March 2011 San Francisco, CreativeMornings (http://www.creativemornings.com) was Mike Monteiro, Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio (http://www.muledesign.com). This event took place on March 25, 2011 and was sponsored by Happy Cog and Typekit (who also hosted the event at their office in the Mission).

    Mike's book "Design is a Job" is available from A Book Apart (http://www.abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job)

    A big giant thank you to Chris Whitmore (http://www.whitmoreprod.com) for offering to shoot and edit the video. Photos were graciously provided by Rawle Anders (http://twitter.com/rawle42).

    The San Francisco chapter of Creative Mornings is run by Greg Storey (http://twitter.com/brilliantcrank).

    Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SanFrancisco_CM

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  2. Pro Wrestling Revolution contacted me to make a new sizzle reel for their Pro Wrestling / Entertainment company. Editing was achieved with existing footage and footage shot exclusively for this project. I was in charge of art direction, motion graphics and video and sound editing.

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  3. In this tutorial, I'm going to cover the best GIF optimization techniques in Photoshop to help make your Cinema 4D renders look super nice with the lowest file sizes possible so you can easily post them in GIF form anywhere on the interwebs without running into file size problems! I'll demonstrate by using 4 different types of images and show you some tips on how to optimize each situation. Oh, and GIF is pronounced GUH-IF. Get outta here with your jifs! ;)

    In this tutorial you'll:

    • Tackle 4 unique animation scenarios utilizing different optimization techniques for each one

    • Learn all about color reduction algorithms, Diffusion options, and Web Snap

    • Optimize each scene balancing low file size with best image quality

    • Pronounce GIF the right way

    If you have any questions, be sure to post it in the comments section and if you create anything cool using this 8 bit workflow, be sure to share it with me! Thanks for watching!

    Watch the tutorial here:

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