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Upcoming Chats

September 8 Staying Well Rounded

September 15 TBD

September 22 Cinema 4D R17

Previous Chats

2015
September 1 Where to Learn

August 25 Self-Promotion

August 18 Blurred Lines (VFX vs Motion Design vs Animation)

August 11 VFX Backlash

August 4 Women in Motion Design

July 28 Hobbies

July 21 Getting and Keeping Clients

July 14 Fundamentals

July 7 Business Time

June 30 Self Doubt

June 23 Weird Workflows

June 16 Burnout

June 9 Scope-creep/Revisions

June 2 Hardware

May 26 Analysis

May 19 Non-digital Animation

May 12 Conferences

May 5 FUI

April 28 After Effects CC2015

April 21 The Zone

April 14 NAB Announcements

April 7 Photorealism

March 31 Keyframe vs Code

March 24��Knowledge Dump

March 17 Priorities & Perspective

March 10 Setting Rates

March 3 Compositing Tips

February 24 Saying No

February 17 Staying Healthy

February 10 Finding Your Niche

February 3 Sound Design

January 27 Reel Review & Tips

January 20 Using Organic Elements

January 13 Future of Motion Design

January 6 Rocking 2015

2014

December 16 Year in Review

December 9 End of Year Wish Lists

December 2 Element 3D v2

November 18 Expanding Skill Sets

November 11 Automating Workflow

November 4 Business of Freelance

October 28 Spec Work

October 21 Horror Stories

October 14 2D/3D Integration

October 7 – Working Solo

September 30 Full Time Staff

September 23 Personal Projects

September 9 Cinema 4D R16

September 2 On Air with Brian Behm

August 26 Careers in Motion

August 19 General Chat

August 12 SIGGRAPH 2014

August 5 Anatomy of a Reel

July 29 Get Organized

July 22 Motion Design Trends

July 15 Nuke

July 8 Concepting

July 1 Particles, Man

June 24 What’s New in AE

June 17 Scripting for Motion Design

June 10 Technical vs Creative

June 3 C4D Renderers

May 27 Inspiration

May 20 Motion Design vs VFX

May 13 Animating in Photoshop

May 6 Work-Life Balance

April 29 Feedback

April 22 No #mochat

April 15 Red Giant Universe (with Red Giant)

April 8 NAB

April 1 Foolish Things

March 25 NAB Survival (with Toolfarm)

March 18 Women in Motion Design

March 11 Education

March 4 State of VFX

February 25 Hidden Gems

February 18 Getting Clients

February 11 Rates & Billing

February 4 The Contract

January 28 Dreaming About Easy

January 21 Everyday Projects

January 14 The Little Things

January 7 Work Hard 2014

2013

December 31 No #mochat – New Year’s Eve

December 24 No #mochat – Christmas Holidays

December 17 The Pitch

December 10 End of Year Wish Lists

December 3 No #mochat – #PostDontStop day on the 5th

November 26 No #mochat – US Thanksgiving Week

November 19 Giving Thanks

November 12 Q&A with Greg Gunn (Director, Animator, creator of PuppetTools)

November 5 Backing Up – Where, Why, and How

October 29 2D Animation Workflow & Process

October 22 Working Regular Hours

October 15 After Effects CC 12.1

October 8 Q&A with Ryan Summers

October 1 No #mochat

September 24 No #mochat

September 17 Community & Helping Others

September 10 Cinema 4D R15 Release

September 3 Explaining Your Craft

August 27 Art vs Commercial Work

August 20 New Wacom Tablets

August 13 Open Q&A

August 6 No #mochat

July 30 Cinema 4D R15 Announcement

July 23 Rendering in Cinema 4D

July 16 Explaining the Explainer

July 9 Collaboration

July 2 Lazy Summer – Music, Movies, Drinks, Fun

June 25 No #mochat

June 18 Work-Life Balance

June 11 Deadlines

June 4 Showcasing Your Work

May 28 New Technologies

May 21 Technical Difficulties – No #mochat

May 14 Taking Breaks

May 7 Software as a Service vs Perpetual Licenses

April 30 Landing Gigs & Networking

April 23 Careers, Markets, and Where You Want To Be

April 16 After Effects & Cinema 4D: Together at Last

April 9 No #mochat

April 2 NAB

March 26 Work Smarter & Faster in AE

March 19 IK/Rigging/Physics

March 12 3D in After Effects

March 5 #VFXprotest

February 26 Reels

February 19 Cameras

February 12 Andrew Kramer Q&A

February 5 3D Modeling

January 29 Work It: Modeling Techniques

January 22 Outside Skills

January 15 After Effects 20th Anniversary

January 8 Improving in 2013

January 1 New Year’s – No Mochat

2012

December 25 Christmas – No MoChat

December 18 End of year wish-lists

December 11 Motion Tracking with guests from Imagineer Systems

December 4 Title Design

November 27 Risky Business – The other side of freelancing

November 20 Bring out yer links!

November 13 Working Solo vs Team/Studio

October 30 Express Yourself – Starting with Expressions

October 23 Giving & Taking Feedback

October 16 Rules of Animation

October 9 Organization – Digital & Physical

October 2 Staying Sharp

September 25 Round-tripping PS-AI-C4D-AE-NLE

September 18 Preproduction/Style Frames/Storyboarding

September 11 Cinema 4D Plugins & Scripts

September 4 Laptop vs Desktop

August 28 These are a Few of My Favorite Scripts

August 21 Uncork It: Performance Bottlenecks & How to Get Around Them

August 14 Plugged In with Plug-ins

August 7 Cinema 4D R14

July 31 Self-Promotion & Business

July 24 Improving After Effects

July 17 Design Theory/Workflow

July 10 Element 3D Reactions

June 26 After Effects CS6 Ray-trace Engine