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Adobe Max 2015

“Artists, Apps and Outdoor Adventures“

In addition to a deep dive into revolutionary new apps for desktops and mobile devices, celebrity speakers like Baz Luhrmann Adobe Max 2015 is boasting some unique offerings for attendees this year.

Baz Luhrmann

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 3rd, 4th and 5th, the  course  All The Worlds A Stage, will be led by Adobe Principal Creative Director and world-renowned thespian Russell BrownStudents will capture live performances of a select group of Shakespearean plays and of talented musicians. Then, using the latest desktop and mobile applications edit the results into compelling graphics and videos.  Attendees will print and receive Shakespearean theatre banners on fabric using a Canon large-format printer and have their creations presented on large monitors for all the MAX attendees to view.

Russell Brown

You can join photographers Joe Glyda and Moose Peterson on a fun-filled photography adventure near the LA Convention Center. Moose Peterson is a Nikon Ambassador USA, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, receiving many of those honors for his tireless work photographing endangered species.  Joe Glyda was the person who introduced Kraft Foods to digital photography in 1993 and since 1999 has provided Kraft with complete digital services for all advertising and promotional photography. 

 Participants will edit photos on Adobe’s new mobile apps on the go, while receiving instruction on what to shoot, how to shoot it and assistance with composition, light and exposure.  Photographers of all levels shooting with DSLRs or phones will leave with a new perspective on photography and LA.  For those who are more into sketching, Create outside with New Mobile Apps, will offer instruction on how to capture Downtown LA’s architecture and local culture with smartphones and tablets and refine them with Adobe Brush, The Creative Cloud, Adobe Shape and Adobe Comp.

Moose Peterson

But the events that will make the biggest splashes will probably be the keynote sessions on Monday October 4th and Tuesday October 5th.  The Monday session is where Adobe demonstrates the newest and often groundbreaking changes to their family of mobile and desktop applications.  They have also provided giveaways like the  Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (i7, 256gig SSD) to those who paid the price to attend.


Microsoft Surface Pro Giveaway

The Tuesday keynote, Community Inspires Creativity, is where creators like Baz LuhrmannHumans of New York” founder and photographer Brandon Stanton; writer and illustrator Maira Kalman; and artist, designer and author Elle Luna, describe their creative journeys and discuss how the community has influenced and interacted with their work.  Then of course there is Max Sneaks, where you get a look in to the near and distance future of what is to come your way from Adobe.  This year sneaks host is Nick Offerman from Parks and Recreation.

Elle Luna

Much of the present innovation and many of the classes will concentrate on creating for mobile devices like phones and tablets.  Apps like Dreamweaver, Digital Publishing Solution and Flash have all made a big push to update their workflow to accomodate the demand for mobile creations.  There will be workshops for those who want more info on Adobe's newest apps, including Unveiling Photoshop Fix, which was premiered during the new Apple products rollout on September 9th. The other big news will be the unveiling of the easiest, fastest 3D application Adobe Fuse.  Jeanette Mathews Jr. will teach a course on Fuse, called 3D Is Easy, Creating Your Own Animated Character in Minutes.

Photoshop Fix Demo

And then of course there is Max Bash Tuesday October 6th from 6-7:30pm at the Microsoft Theater featuring bands Cage The Elephant (Melophobia) and Fritz and The Tantrums (More Than Just A Dream).


Fritz and The Tantrums and Cage The Elephant


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