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Archive for June, 2007

Flash Video for Professionals is now shipping!

Jun 29, 2007 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements, Books & Articles

Our book is now available on Amazon, and will be “wherever books are sold” very soon! We worked really hard on this book, and tried to include everything you need to create Flash video applications in the real world. You’ll find all sorts of solutions to problems you’ll invariably encounter out there. Clients that may not know what they want. Video that’s blocky and choppy. Slow internet connections. Transitions, filters, thumbnail snapshots, streaming, progressive, videoconferencing… we cover it all. In both AS2 and AS3. It took a few years off our lives, but here it is! 🙂
Details over here >>

Flashbelt wrapup

Jun 22, 2007 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Industry News, Resources

Wow. Renee and I just returned from Minneapolis, where we were speaking at the Flashbelt conference. What an incredible event! A relatively small conference, with less than 500 attendees… and an all-star lineup of speakers. From Andre Michele to Josh Davis; from Jared Tarbell to Geoff Sterns. The feel of the conference was very open and friendly, with inspirational and informative dialog during and after sessions, and over drinks at the incredible after parties. The midwest knows how to do it up right.

We gave two sessions: Renee and I presented “Flash Video: The Basics and Beyond!” and I presented “Flash Video Crash Course.” As promised, here are the examples and resources from the talks [BEYOND talk to come]. Thanks to all that attended!


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  • Open Source Flash Conference on Friday

    Jun 13, 2007 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Industry News, Uncategorized

    UPDATE :: ARCHIVED SESSIONS ARE HERE: http://osflash.org/ofla2 // lisa

    FYI — for those of you who don’t like spending $$$ on in-person conferences, or feel insecure if you’re too far away from your desk, here’s an online alternative.

    Register here: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/%7Etangrif/OFLA2/Register.html

    The second Open Source Flash Conference will be held on June 15th. The conference will start by 11:00 am Eastern Time. This conference is completely free and to attend you only need a computer , the internet and flash installed on your computer.

    Here is the link for the conference


    * Aral Balkan 11:00
    o Introduction

    * Ralph Hauwert 11:15
    o Papervision 3D

    * Firdosh Tangri 12:00
    o ASWing Component Framework

    * John Grden 12:45
    o The Red5 Project

    * BREAK 1:30

    * Igor Costa 2:00
    o Flex Applications using Flex 2 SDK and Granite Data Services

    * Aral Balkan 3:00
    o SWX

    * Nicolas Cannasse 4:00
    o Haxe Programming Language

    * Cortlandt Winters 5:00
    o OpenLazlo and comparisons between Laszlo, Flash, Flex and Haxe/Actionstep.

    Looks interesting. I’m especially interested in the Red5 and PaperVision3D sessions. Hope to (virtually) see some of you there. Vivé la open source!

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  • FlashForward Boston Discount

    Jun 13, 2007 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements, Resources

    The folks as FF have graciously given me a discount link to share with you, the dear reader. You can save $50* at the FlashForward registration checkout with this code: LN231BST

    Cya there!
    *Does not apply to Film Festival/Expo Hall Pass

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  • New speaking engagements!

    Jun 12, 2007 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements

    We’re booked for presenting on several upcoming conferences: FlashBelt next week in Minneapolis, FlashForward Boston in September, Adobe MAX in October, then Flash on the Beach in Brighton UK in November…


    We’ll be presenting on various Flash Video-related topics. Click on the banners on the left for more info — hope to see you there!

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  • Lisa

    Adobe Community Professional Author, speaker, developer, geek, mom.

    Flash Video for Professionals book
    Our book, Flash Video for Professionals, is now shipping! This is the book we always wanted to have by our side when developing Flash Video applications. It takes a holistic approach -- from concept, to client interaction, to application architecture. With code examples in AS2 and AS3, you can get started right away (and ease your transition from one version to another). We cover all aspects of Flash video including encoding, using the components, creating your own custom players, filters and transitions, buffering issues, hosting choices, and more.
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