Future Media Concepts' Post Production World started today at 12noon. Roger and I both sat in on numerous workshops dealing with the Adobe CS6 Suite, which has some very cool upgrades in all video applications that Adobe will be showing starting on Monday. It might be called CS7, but what do I know.
Abba Shapiro teaches Adobe Premiere to a full house.
Roger added that "the next update of Adobe Premiere Pro from the current CS6 will include some features that will make it a much more friendly and efficient NLE program. Adobe is adding some features to CS6 that former Final Cut Pro 7 users have become accustomed to having at their fingertips. In addition, there are a few other new features that will make the new CS update an advancement over the current version. Stay tuned for more in the next few days."
Rod Harlan shows the ins and outs of After Effects.
Roger and I concluded our long day with a sushi dinner with a big industry executive. Unfortunately we're under a strict confidentiality agreement which involves big industry lawyers and can't reveal who it is or what big industry stuff was discussed. But it does ring up the topic of food and I thought this was a good segue.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT - THOUGHTS OF FOOD
One of the very quaint things about Las Vegas is how they do whatever they can to remove your money from your wallet. Nothing like robbing you physically, just everything costs higher in the Strip tourist area. It's the same story wherever you go. Tourists pay a premium for goods, services and food.
Ever eat in a hotel? Call in for room service? Honolulu's Waikiki, San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, New York's 5th Ave, you now what I mean.
While I'm no Anthony Bourdain, I do know something about good eating and good value. Here's three places I eat when in the Las Vegas Convention Center area.
Rock n Roll Sushi
3049 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
This place is a sleeper. A real hidden in plain sight gem. I've been eating here for years and the food is great. Don't let the name fool you. Nice country wooden atmosphere without it being hip, cool or loud. $21.95 for lunch, $25.95 for dinner. Green Tea, Red Bean or Vanilla ice cream dessert included. All you can eat. Nice people. Be hungry, leave full.
Riviera Hotel Food Court
2901 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
If you live way west of New Jersey as I do, you crave real NY pizza. Angelina's is in a nondescript food court in the Riviera Hotel that you enter directly from the street. Have them heat it up good for the thin crispy crust. The closest you get to NY pizza without leaving Las Vegas.
One of the classic Vegas diners open 24 hours 7 days a week. Good food anytime. The combination of the awakening morning and leftover night crowds at around 6 to 7am is always interesting.
And finally tonight, Las Vegas is buzzing awaiting the arrival of the original digital journalist and Platypus icon Dirck Halstead. Rumors has it he's flying in on his private jet Monday night for an appearance on the NAB Floor sometime Tuesday. Paparazzi have been seen forming around the airport & Convention Center. Security has been alerted.