Animate CC: Interactive HTML5 Canvas Video Projects

Since beginning this practice with the Adobe Generation Professional demo sessions, I’ve begun recording any live demos using Camtasia 9 and uploading them to YouTube. The full session with all speakers is linked below as well – but this segment has better audio and video. I also include the project files created during the session if you wish to download. Part of the “Four Masters of Animate CC” session from December 10th, 2016. Direct link: https://youtu.be/ViDw06N96MQ Animate CC Demo Files Joseph’s demo files (with video included) [176 MB] Joseph’s demo files (no video) [20.7 KB] Full Recording (Adobe Connect) Full

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Absinthe: an Exploration of the Role of Mythology and Ritual in Market Revival

Last year, I was able to contribute to a small paper along with Lauren Labrecque and Garret Warr titled “Absinthe: an Exploration of the Role of Mythology and Ritual in Market Revival” which looks at the spirit, absinthe, from a marketing angle with a brief overview of the history, ban, and revival. In terms of the paper itself, and the presentation of the findings, they truly did most of the work! As part of our research, we conducted interviews with a number of well-known American absinthe distillers. This is a purely academic publication and was quite interesting to assist with. Hopefully as absinthe becomes more legitimized

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Slipstream Absinthe Sipping Pipes

The Phoenix Sipping Pipe was created to celebrate the revival of the artisanal craft of absinthe. It was inspired by absinthe enthusiasts all over the world. It was designed using science and art fused together to create a traditional purist form of ritual while creating an easy way to conveniently enjoy absinthe in today’s modern era. While a traditional-minded absintheur may be initially perplexed by the idea of a sipping pipe for preparing absinthe, the experience is actually very close to the normal louching process… but with a modern twist. Absintheuers have a wide assortment of accessories at their disposal;

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Proper Absinthe Preparation

Short video demonstrating proper absinthe preparation with some Jade PF1901 (2013 bottling). I use a glass dripper and standard pontarlier style glass with a 1 oz. reservoir in this video. The main reason for this video is to have something to work with and distribute alongside my soon to be released AS3-WebVTT library. It is to be released before Christmas and allows the use of .vtt caption files within ActionScript projects. The additional benefit being absinthe education. An additional note; the audio track is one that was recorded last year as An Early Morning Letter, Displaced called Feuille Morte Slumber. There will be a new

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Absinthe Infographic [built in flash professional]

It’s almost Hallowe’en in the United States. Invariably, a bunch of people will try absinthe for the first time at parties given its reputation as a “spooky” drink. This will probably involve either consuming absinthe as a “shot” or lighting it on fire, or both… THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO DRINK ABSINTHE! To help prepare newcomers to proper preparation and provide some solid facts around this misunderstood spirit, I’ve used the opportunity given to me by Adobe to instruct upon Flash Professional CC to also promote responsible absinthe imbibing as well. Here is a static version of the infographic

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Recap of the Adobe Education Leader Institute 2014

Not long ago, I made my way back out to San Jose, California to attend what I believe would be my 6th annual Adobe Education Leader Institute. They have held the institute for years before that but no one involved in higher education was at that time a part of the program – at least not formally. This is an event I look forward to every year. Not just because I get to visit Adobe HQ and learn a bunch of cool stuff from Adobe executives, product managers, the Adobe education team, and other AELs… but also because I get

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