MMB #19 was a huge success. Nineteen years of this not for profit, all volunteer organized user event. MediaMotion Ball 2016 was held Monday the 18th of April at the Monte Carlo Hotel during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Great food, great company and fun had by all.
In 2017 the MediaMotion Ball will celebrate 20 years... yes 20. We hope to see you at NAB for what will be a super special event. Tickets will go on sale at the end of February 2017. The event itself will be on the 24th of April, 2017 during the NAB show.
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The MediaMotion Ball is the longest running all volunteer and not for profit event for production professionals each year at NAB. First held in 1998, the MMB has grown to be the one dinner you 'need' and 'want' to be at during NAB.
Last years MediaMotion Ball was our biggest ever (over 400 people).The industry's finest gathered at a relaxed event that provided the opportunity you time to meet and talk with the 'who's who' of the video production, motion graphics, colorist and 3D fields.
This years MMB featured an amazing keynote from new After Effects Product Manager, Victoria Nece.
Victoria Nece is the new product manager for Adobe After Effects, which she’s been using since she was a teenager. Before joining Adobe, she was a motion designer for documentaries for over a decade, as well as a developer of scripts and extensions for After Effects. Victoria’s graphics have appeared in multiple FRONTLINE episodes including Inside Assad’s Syria and Climate of Doubt. As Director of Animation at the Documentary Group (successor to Peter Jennings Productions) she oversaw graphics, animation, and design for dozens of productions across broadcast, theatrical and educational markets. As a developer, Victoria has consulted on broadcast automation, developed tools for motion capture animation, and created commercial scripts that have caused users to swear with joy on Twitter.
Victoria has recently relocated to Seattle from NYC. She’s looking forward to exploring her new home, but can’t seem to find the subway entrances.
"I am tremendously excited to have Victoria present this year” said Carey Dissmore, IMUG Founder. “Victoria comes from a really rich and diverse background, major production credentials with FRONTLINE, and adds to it prior experience developing for After Effects, an application that impacts the career of most everyone in the MMB community, and for many is an essential tool in their livelihood. This is a fun and fantastic opportunity for us to hear from, and get to know Victoria better in her new role”
The 2017 MediaMotion Ball
Attendees will enjoy a fine multi-course sit down dinner & dessert, mingling with their industry friends & peers and also participate in the drawing for our huge prize pool.
The MMB is always brought to you by the International Media Users Group (IMUG) and the AE-List - totally independent, non profit and volunteer organizations.
ATTENDEE INFORMATION ON MMB
The MMB is at the Monte Carlo Hotel. 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South
on Monday night and doors open at 5:30pm.
The main part of the evening begins at around 6:50pm.
We are in the Main Ballrooms - accessed via the main elevators at the Monte Carlo.
If you have any trouble - hassle a hotel employee for help.
Bring your MMB ticket or Photo ID and present yourself to our friendly all-volunteer door staff.
They will check you off the list and give you a name tag and a prize entry form.
Fill in the Prize entry form and drop it into the prize barrel near the bar.
You must be present to win. One entry per attendee.
If for some reason you cannot make it to the MMB please give your ticket to someone else and contact us (below) to have the name changed you may also request a refund up until April 14th.
What happens at the MMB?
Relaxed sit down dinner with wine courtesy of Maxon, cash bar, many prizes, live music and great dessert including our signature Bananas Foster and the Balckmagic Design Chocolate Cake. Plus a bunch of super creative people to talk to.
Our sponsors will also have tables where you can ask about their products. Please visit them and say hi. They make the MMB possible!
Look over the prize table and drool over what you might win. Remember, the MMB is a winners choice prize system. If your name is drawn YOU get to choose your prize from those remaining on the prize table.
Schedule of Events for 2017 (may vary)
5:30pm - doors open, meet and mingle. Bar open.
6:00pm - Have your Red Carpet' photo taken. Sponsors available to talk one-on-one.
6:50pm - sit down at tables
7:00pm - MMB starts with a brief word from Blackmagic Design our Platinum sponsor & first prize draw.
7:20pm - Dinner with superb wine supplied by Maxon, makers of Cinema4D.
8:00pm - Dessert, then brief word from our Gold Sponsors and more prizes
8:20pm - Short Keynote Presentation
8:35pm - break
8:50pm - Silver Sponsors draw prizes
9:00pm - Relax
9:20pm - All the rest of the prizes from our wonderful sponsors
9:30pm - One last 'big prize' for the final winner drawn. MMB then winds down for another year!
9:45pm - Head off to your next party or gathering
We are excited every year and this is going to be a brilliant 20th anniversary for the MMB.
The MediaMotion Ball is a non-profit, all volunteer run event created and organized by the International Media Users Group. Would you like to join our email lists? All the details here:
http://www.media-motion.tv/IMUG-list.html - for the IMUG Email List
http://www.media-motion.tv/ae-list.html - for the After Effects Email List