[Bf-education] STEM Educator Seeks "Blender In The Bay"

lhall at 3ddesigncreations.com lhall at 3ddesigncreations.com
Fri May 3 06:45:46 CEST 2013

Hi Rafiki, No worries I understood what you meant. I have good news  
and bad news, first of all the VSE that is incorporated in Blender is  
probably one of the easiest parts of the software to learn. I am a  
Linux/Windows man and have never used Final Cut. As far as green  
screen techniques are concerned that is somewhat out of the scope of  
what I have done in the past. I have edited several short clips using  
image sequences/ live action and stills with sound. Nothing too fancy  
demo reel/short video presentations type of stuff etc.

Like I said earlier the VSE is pretty straight forward and not  
difficult to learn. I know there are other open sources solutions out  
there however Blender has always worked for my simplistic needs.

As far as meeting, I have a very busy but flexible schedule.  Fri, Sat  
and Sun are always easy with me. I can always move things around for  
the rest of the week if need be. If you are willing to come up here, I  
am sure we can work out something somewhat closer to accommodate your  

peace Layne.

contact me in the future at lhall at 3ddesigncreations.com please thx L

Quoting Rafiki Cai | Technologist-In-Residence <rcai3 at usfca.edu>:

> Layne:
> I thought it would be considerate to immediately write you back
> and explain my reference to the Marriott chain, especially since
> you're being kind enough to offer your time pro bono. LOL
> I get employee rate at the Marriott and thus I can stay at locations
> for around $40 (plus tax) a night.  In Cali that's not too far from a
> hostel rate. :)
> Are you are aware of any regional buses that run from Sacramento
> or Roseville to the Empire National Park?  Roseville was about as
> far as the Marriott map stretches toward Grass Valley.
> I wouldn't mind jumping on a regional bus, back and forth from Sac
> or Roseville if we decided to weave a Sunday and Monday session
> together.
> In Service of THE ONENESS,
> Rafiki "The Digital Doctor" Cai
> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 8:57 AM, <lhall at 3ddesigncreations.com> wrote:
>> Hello Rafiki,
>>   My name is Layne Hall and I am not a Cert. Blender Trainer, however
>> I do use Blender professionally 100%. Mainly modeling some animation
>> etc. I do live a few hours north of you Grass Valley Ca. and might be
>> able to give you some face time. I do not know everything (not even
>> close) about the software but I might be able to get you started. I
>> picked up Blender about 3 years ago and spent a 2 years (thank God for
>> my wife's awesome job) doing nothing but learning the program and the
>> basics of modeling, animation and rigging, materials-textures, UV
>> mapping, topology, basic particle systems and Blender physics hard
>> body soft body etc, and more.
>> Like others have said there are 100s of tutorials out there, most of
>> them are great and will teach you something no matter what version was
>> used to make the tutorial.
>> There is an advantage to face to face learning especially for a
>> beginner and because Blender has been great to me for the past 8
>> months I would be willing to help a future BH if our schedules and
>> time allows.
>> Peace...Layne
>> Quoting Rafiki Cai | Technologist-In-Residence <rcai3 at usfca.edu>:
>> > Blessings and Peace:
>> >
>> > I am a technologist and educator, tasked with exposing first generation
>> > college applicants to the possibilities inside of Science, Technology,
>> > Engineering and
>> > Math (STEM).
>> >
>> > Video has become such a digital capital these days, from a number of
>> > perspectives.
>> > I'd like to incorporate video into my Web Application Development seminar
>> > this summer, even though I have no strength in video and media arts.
>> >
>> > What would I like to accomplish visa vi Blender?
>> >
>> > 1) showcase the dynamics of Open Source culture (i.e., creative crowd
>> > sourcing)
>> >
>> > 2) basic exposure to Blender (to the point of building background
>> elements
>> > for green screen video footage)
>> >
>> > ------
>> >
>> > Bay Area Blender Masters, I need you.  I need you to school me on
>> Blender:
>> > a train the trainer sort of thing.  (I'm thinking mostly virtually so,
>> with
>> > some face-to-face meets- if possible.)
>> >
>> > I searched for a Blender Meet-Up in the Bay Area but found none.  Thus,
>> I'm
>> > turning to this list.
>> >
>> > Looking forward to responses.
>> >
>> > In Service of THE ONENESS,
>> > Rafiki "The Digital Doctor" Cai
>> >
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