Category Archives: Speaking/Lecturing

FITC Amsterdam 2011 was great!

I was very happy when Shawn Pucknell asked me to do a session at FITC Amsterdam half a year ago. It was already 2 years ago that I spoke at FITC so I was more then ready for it !!

So last monday we left Belgium driving to Amsterdam (2.5 h drive) for another  great FITC event !

We we arrived at the venue to do some tech testing on Monday, the first thing that I realised was that the venue was really really big if I compare it to the previous venue from last years! Maybe the new venue is just a little bit tooo big …

But as always at FITC events, the atmosphere is really crazy and the fun at the parties is great ! This year I also hang out a lot in the brand new Influxis voodoo lounge which had a lot of very cool sessions aaaand FREE Beers 🙂

On Tuesday around noon, I did a duo session with my Happy Banana partner Wouter Verweirder and we decided to do a talk about the interaction possibilities that the Flash Platform has to offer. Because we both had a lot of client work to do last weeks, we still had to really finalize the demos of our presentation the weekend before the conference and actually also the night before the presentation (actually we didn’t sleep at all the night before).

We wanted to tell a story that gives an overview of the different input methods for a Flash Platform project; going from sound, to camera, images, to mobile devices as controllers  and also MS Kinect.

Some Kinect demos of our presentation were filmed by @_Driezzz and it gives you and idea how much fun we had during the session ! For this demos we used AS code to combine  AS3TUIO with OSCeleton, so we can translate skeleton joint information and use skeleton joins as touch points. This way, you can use the standard multitouch events. This code is ready for you to be downloaded at wouter’s blog if you want to try it out yourself: blog.aboutme.be . Let us know if do something cool with it 🙂

Here is the presentation of the session :

FITC was really great to meet up with a lot of my flash community friends. I also met a lot of new cool people which I hope to see again somewhere in conference land ;-).

I hope everybody liked the session, feel free to give some feedback and cu all soon!

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Multi-Mania 09 announced, Europe’s biggest multimedia FEST !!

It’s the time of the year again… its Friday the 13th… time to announce Multi-Mania 09, Europe’s biggest FREE Multimedia FEST 🙂.

Multi-Mania 09 - Europe's Biggest FREE multimedia FEST

Multi-Mania 09 - Europe's Biggest FREE multimedia FEST

MultiMania is a two day free conference in KORTRIJK XPO, BELGIUM offering workshops and 4 tracks full of national and international speakers … I think that is kind of unique in Europe …especially because the conference doesn’t cost anything for the attendees.We want alle the multimedia folks to learn something, be inspired and get connected !

I am  really proud to announce that even in an economical crisis we are able to give the multimedia community in Europe  a FREE event  full of interesting sessions and workshops !

The  first day of the event (May 18th) will be one day full of workshops where you will be able to learn a lot from the experts. The second day (May 19th) will be the full conference like you know it from the last 9 years 😉 That means that we are expecting more then 30 spreakers from around the world who have something cool and interesting to tell about DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, MOBILE,  VIDEO/AUDIO and 3D DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT.

Of course we will also have the one and only  awardshow in the evening where the best multimedia student projects will win cool prices and afterwards we can celebrate atthe 2M09 PARTY !! If you as a company want to meet the upcoming talents, the awardshow is “tha place to be” !

Last year we had more then 1000 peoples attending the event and this year we even have space for even more folks. Registration for the event is FREE and will open at April 20, so mark that date in your agenda!

Speakers will be announced very soon so make sure to check the http://www.multi-mania.be website as much as you can in the upcoming days… weeks…:-)

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or if you have something cool to talk about, do not hesitate to contact me at info [at] newmovieclip.com and I am sure we can work something out !

I am looking forward to it and I hope you also do …. 2M09 WILL ROCK !!! 😉

Woman wanted for FREE FITC TORONTO ticket !

I really like conferences, but one thing I always think is : where are the woman ? That is where the next FITC conference in TORONTO comes in… they are doing a great job by giving away 100 festival tickets to woman who would like to attend ! Finally a conference recognizes that women in our industry are underrepresented.

So, how do you get your ticket, lovely woman?

Simple. Tell FITC in a video post or a Flash post WHY you want to come to FITC Toronto. This video can be you, or feel free to create something in Flash!

Here is one of the first  entries :


To enter the competition go to : http://www.fitc.ca/female/

I am really looking forward to see a lot of woman at FITC TORONTO 🙂