Thursday, 27 December 2012

Happy Holidays from Imagineer Systems


Happy Holidays from all of us here at Imagineer Systems. We hope that your holidays are filled with the things that matter, like spending time with those people in your life that are dear to you, because time might be the most precious commodity in our lives.

May your new year be filled with peace and happiness... and less overtime. From Team Imagineer Systems. Please enjoy our holiday video.



Happy Holidays from Imagineer Systems from Imagineer Systems on Vimeo.

We hope you took advantage of our Holiday sale! And we wish you good luck in the new year!

In other news... Job postings for mocha users!


There are some great opportunities around for advanced mocha users out there, check out some of these new job postings below!

A mocha customer in China is looking for 1-2 very experienced mocha users to help create a large scale training program. Must be very experienced and willing to relocate for 3-6 month contract. If interested, email: mocha@imagineersystems.com with resume and links to work. Please note this is not a junior position. Applicant must be have significant experience in vfx and roto for stereo conversion. We are not hiring, simply finding candidates to refer.

And Mocha Pro Roto & Paint Artists are also needed in Los Angeles. Peter Salvia is looking for experienced Roto &; Paint artists with immediate availability. Must have feature film and / or broadcast credits. Nuke experience a plus. Offices located in Beverly Hills. At this time they are only considering applicants who work locally in the Los Angeles area. Send resume and link to online demo reel to: peter@salviascope.com

Check out these awesome mocha tutorials!


As usual, there have been some awesome tutorials recently online, if you want some great tips and tricks from some of our users please check out the videos below!

Brenn Nakamitsu made this awesome mocha tutorial on how to track a crane shot using our planar tracker.



Create FX made a great "quick tips" tutorial on speed rotoscoping using mocha.



We are still accepting footage for our 2013 Reel!


The team at Imagineer is now collecting footage for our new customer reel. We are specifically looking for interesting clips that were assisted by mocha for tracking, roto, object remove, etc. Visual breakdowns and before/afters are ideal. If you used mocha on any cool projects this year, please share.

If you would like to participate, please email: mocha@imagineersystems.com
This is a good opportunity to get your work seen by a wide audience of vfx industry pros.

Last years reel is below.


2012 mocha customer show reel from Imagineer Systems on Vimeo.


And that's about it until next time guys, I hope that your holidays were wonderful. Keep creating and keep sharing your work!

Cheers,
Mary

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

In the Top Ten, LAPPG, and Twittering

Hi guys!

Well, it's been busy as usual. We are busy making demos and hosting visits, so to make sure you're up to speed on what we're up to, heres a quick blog post.

Connect on G+ Communities


We have created a google community here for those of you that G+. Please share some of your knowledge with the group by talking about some of your latest projects and what what tips you might have for other artists. This community will only be as useful as we make it, so post and interact with one another, and invite your friends.

Let me link the rest of our communities online as well, so you have them all in one place:

Toolfarm's Top Ten

This weeks news is that we were in the Toolfarm Top Ten Plug-ins for AE list again! We count on your votes for that, so thank you for participating! We love working with Toolfarm, and we're glad to have a great relationship with them. Drop by and check out who else made the list.

LAPPG


In other news, tonight I will be at LAPPG's end of the year meeting. Join us as we wrap up 2012 and show you some of the most valuable plug-ins (including mocha Pro!) to put on your wishlist this holiday season at our 2nd Plug-in Showcase. They've gathered the hottest plug-ins for audio, video and visual effects to share with you so bring a pal or come yourself and head to this fun and festive meeting.


#MoChat


Yesterday evening Martin Brennand, Ross Shain, and myself, Mary Poplin, all participated in a #MoChat hosted by The Motion League, you can find a transcript of that chat here. Some highlights from the chat were mocha AE 3.1 and how mocha Pro can solve a 3D camera, and how mocha can be used to help with rotoscoping. We had good things to say about the 3D camera tracker built-in to AE. And we talked about David Torno's Face Replacement tutorials. We also talked about how you can upgrade from the bundled mocha to mocha AE 3.1 or mocha Pro at a discount. We even touted Mathias Mohl's MochaImport+ (US$40) script will help with getting data rom mocha to After Effects.
Users showed a couple examples of work using mocha and we talked about places to get help with mochaSee the transcript for all the details.

If you haven't yet seen the video for the previously mentioned David Torno work, watch this clip and be entertained. Find the Tutorials Here.



Pistol Youth - In My Eyes from Bedroom Empire on Vimeo.

Aright guys, that's a short and sweet update. Keep creating!

Cheers,
Mary


Monday, 3 December 2012

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, the end of the year is fast approaching!

Hi Guys,

I am checking in again as we wind the year down. It has been a busy few weeks since the Atlanta trip! I hope you were able to take advantage of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday mocha sale and that you all had a very happy holiday with your friends and families. Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is always a popular sale with you guys. Let us know if you have any questions about your shiny, new licenses of mocha Pro on the forums!

Contribute to 2013 mocha Customer Reel!



The team at Imagineer is now collecting footage for our new customer reel. We are specifically looking for interesting clips that were assisted by mocha for tracking, roto, object remove, etc. Visual breakdowns and before/afters are ideal. If you used mocha on any cool projects this year, please share and we can cross-promote!

If you would like to participate, please email: mocha@imagineersystems.com
This is a good opportunity to get your work seen by a wide audience of vfx industry pros.
Last years reel is below!



2012 mocha customer show reel from Imagineer Systems on Vimeo.

We have a linkedin group!


By popular request, we have made a LinkedIn group for you guys, mocha Pros. Please help us grow the community! This is a community build to share your mocha work, tips, tricks, and discuss problem-solving all in one group. You are welcome to post anything mocha related to our discussions section, and we are happy to have you post any job leads for other mocha users on the jobs section. Please keep all posts related to mocha and the entertainment, media, and commercial industries... at least tangentially. Lets make an attempt to keep the community on topic!

Come see me at LAPPG!


Join us as we wrap up 2012 and decide which plug-ins you want on your wishlist this holiday season at LAPPG's Winter Plug-in Showcase & Holiday Meeting! I will be there demoing mocha Pro and answering questions along with Boris FX, New Blue and more.

We have a new tutorial out!



Quick Shots: Attach Layer Tool from Imagineer Systems on Vimeo.


Product Manager Martin Brennand takes you through a quick example of how to use the Attach Layers tool in mocha v3.

You can download the source material for this tutorial by clicking "Download sources" on the imagineer video website here: imagineersystems.com/videos/join-layers/view

VFX Bro has a new mocha video out!




The Legend of Zelda comes to the digital world in this adorable short film. Link battles various enemies and travels through a digital world as he tried to find his lost love....the princess Zelda! Take a look behind the scenes to see how they made this video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUauN8qoke4&hd=1

cmiVFX Releases New MochaPro Advanced Compositing Tactics Video




cmiVFX Releases New MochaPro Advanced Compositing Tactics Video from Chris Maynard on Vimeo.

cmiVFX has released the brand new Imagineer System's mocha Pro Advanced Compositing Tactics Video. Featuring veteran mocha Pro user Magno Borgo, cmiVFX takes you through some of the most difficult tasks made much easier with the use of both mocha Pro and Adobe After Effects. I think you guys will love this one. Magno is brilliant and has some excellent tips to share.

Alright, guys, lets wrap it up. See you next week when we find out who is in the top ten on Toolfarm's Top Ten Plug-in Awards. We made it last year, so here's hoping we clocked in the top ten this year!

Stay tuned and keep thinking outside of the box, you mocha Pros...

Cheers,
Mary