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I had the great fortune this year of attending the NABShow for the first time ever, and I couldn't have had a better time. I got to meet a lot of the big names in the After Effects world, including a lot of my heroes and people that had a gigantic influence on all of our careers in the After Effects industry, as well as check out some of the new tech, and hot new products that got debuted this year on the show floor.
Aharon talks about his position with Red Giant Software, Crowd Control, and Holomatrix. You can follow Aharon on Twitter @ABAOProductions.
We catch up with Carl hanging out at NAB and talk to him about the new addition to his family and how the show is going! You can follow him on Twitter @telemg.
Eran from SternFX talks about a few of the new projects he has cooking for the future. You can follow Eran @SternFX.
John Dickinson was at NAB demoing for Zaxwerks but we were able to steal him away for a quick interview to say hi and see what is in store for the future. You can follow John @Motionworks.
You guys might remember Eric from his Macworld video "Plugins Won't Save You" a while back, and you might follow Eric @ericKontent.
Everyone knows Harry as one of the Trapcode Masters, which led him to his new job at Red Giant doing promo material and tutorials. He talks about some new training and the new RedGiantPeople.com. You can follow Harry @graymachine.
Jim was perched at The Foundry's booth doing demos of the new plugins Camera Tracker and Kronos for After Effects. He speaks to us about Off Hollywood and some of the stuff going on with AENY. You can follow Jim @filmbot
Maltaannon was also at the Zaxwerks booth with John Dickinson. I talk to him about his brand new "caveman" look, You can follow Maltaannon @maltaannon.
In the past year, Marcelo has been creating and organizing webinars for popular programs like Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Nuke. You can follow Marcelo @NewMediaDude.
After Effects Studio Techniques is one of the more popular books in the AE world, as I was actually leaving the show, I caught a quick word with Mark to say hi. You can follow Mark @flowseeker.
The Gorilla himself was busy all week demoing at the Maxon Cinema 4D booth, but was able to take a few minutes to hang out and share some views on the tutorial world. You can follow Nick @nickvegas
One of our fellow tutorial creators on AEtuts+ was able to say hi apart from his demos at the Genarts booth to tease us about some new stuff he has planned here. You can follow Rob @rbirnholz.
Philip is one of the most popular HDSLR filmmakers in the world, and we were able to say hey at the Red Giant Software booth, regrettably he was suffering from Laryngitis and couldn't speak so we had to conduct the interview via iPad. You can follow Philip @PhilipBloom.
The Foundry booth was showing some interesting breakdowns that Zoic did, and I was able to talk to one of their artists about their new blog and some stuff they have going on.
Dan May with Blackmagic Design
Dan takes us around the Blackmagic area and shows us some of the new lower end products they have available.
Rick Lockery with GoPro Cameras
The new GoPro cameras shoot in full HD 60 fps, that are wearable on helmets and mountable on cars, as well as underwater equippable.
Robert Deterly with Hewlett Packard
There are some awesome new systems to come out from Hewlett Packard and Robert Deterly was able to give us some specs.
Clint Milby of IKAN Solutions
Ikan is known mostly for their monitor solutions, but they have recently moved into the DSLR rigs industry. Clint shows us the Ikan Elements line of products.
Kevan O'Brien with Nvidia
The new Quadro cards are part of getting the most of the new CS5 suite of software and Kevan O'Brien shows us how well their cards work with the new Adobe Mercury Playback Engine.
Donn Gurule for Lightbeam Systems
Lightbeam Systems was one of the computers powering a Cintiq at the Wacom booth, and it is screaming fast, Donn gives us some information on the machine.
Mathias Omatola for Maxon Cinema 4D
Mathias is the marketing manager for Maxon, and he talks to us about Cineversity, R11.5 and a new personal website he is working on for the C4D community.
Gabriel Mitri for Matrox Systems
Gabriel over at Matrox, just behind the Adobe area showed me a couple of capture devices that they have fine tuned in the last year or so.
Jon Wadelton for The Foundry's Nuke
Jon Wadelton chats with us about the recent developments with Nuke and whats up at The Foundry.
Paula Coombes from The Pixel Farm
The Pixel Farm didn't have a booth this year, but I caught up with Paula Coombes and got her to give me some hints about what is coming with a new installment of PFTrack. Also we compare awesome shirts.
Moe Shore with the Phantom FLEX Camera
The new Phantom camera is absolutely awesome, and I talked to Moe Shore about more of the technical specs of the killer peice of equipment.
Peter White for Pro Prompter
One of my favorite little inventions this year is the iPad Teleprompter, aka the Pro Prompter. I talk with Peter White about a few of their models.
Michael Gorick for Smoke on Mac
Smoke on Mac has been a bit of a buzz the last couple months, and I figured I would get some details about one of the more popular software demonstrations on the floor this year.
Wes Maggio for Wacom Tablets
The new Cintiq tablet just blew my mind away this year. A huge screen tablet that you can draw on. I mean, its not just a touch screen, but a full tablet monitor. Pretty awesome.
Jim Tierney of Digital Anarchy
Digital Anarchy has a new product out called Beauty Box and I talk to Jim Tierney about what exactly it does and how it can be used in your workflow.
Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm
One of the hardest working gals in the AE world, Michele sat down with me by the Digieffects booth and talked about her new book, old book, and the new Toolfarm redesign.
Peder Norrby Creator of Trapcode Plugins
The creator of Trapcode! The man that we hail for creating some of our favorite plugins, Peder Norrby stopped by the Red Giant booth to say whats up.
Pete Litwinowicz of RE:Vision Effects
RE:Vision Effects is popular for morphing, motion blur, and a whole bunch of other plugins, I talked to Pete about what they are demoing here at NAB.
Robert Sharp of Digieffects
Probably the most chill booth at NAB, with a coffee table and two black leather couches, Robert talked to me about how FreeForm is now a part of CS5 and the two new ala carte plugins he has out.
Ross Shain of Imagineer Systems Mocha
Another one of the bundles softwares into CS5 is MochaAE and Mocha Shape, he also talks about Mocha V2.0 and the new features and hot new interface.
Kevin Morosmer for Singular Software
This is a great plugin for HDLSR flimmakers that don't record audio to their cameras, or for multiple camera shooters. It lets you sync your tracks automatically by looking at the audio waveform. Pretty handy.
Wes Plate of Automatic Duck
Automatic Duck has always been the best way to get projects in and out of Final Cut, Avid, Premiere, After Effects, and more. Wes Plate talks to us about his awesome plugin.
Zax Dow of Zaxwerks
The man behind 3D in After Effects, Zax tells us about the new version of ProAnimator, Invigorator, and his plans for 64 bit.