Sept 4, 2008, Mandalay Bay Convention Center – Photoshop World 08
I went to the venue early to pick up my conference materials (ID and workbook) and line up for the Tech Expo. The Tech Expo was still closed but the energy was just so high as participants started to arrive.
At around 8am, Larry Becker came out to mention something about a spoof for Adobe’s Johnny L… of course, he was ‘punked’ because he was stopped mid-way by the staff (on Scott’s orders). Classic Scott :) He eventually introduced Scott Kelby. Scott told us that he will be giving away masks of Johnny L and when Johnny’s going to be introduced, we should be putting on this mask so that Johnny will see himself in the crowd. Here’s Scott briefing all of us:
The doors opened at around 845am, and we immediately found ourselves seats in the keynote hall. In front of us was the stage decorated with the Star Trek theme. The graphics and animation were cool and there was even a voice announcement saying that T-Shirt toss was about to go on. This was the time when the staff threw Photoshop World shirts to the crowd.
When the keynote started, of course, we were all ecstatic and excited to see the Star Trek spoof done by the NAPP folks with Adobe’s Johnny L there too! I can’t begin to tell you how funny it was. Here are some snapshots of the opening credits for the video:
Here’s Adobe’s Johnny L in the video:
What I loved the most was RC’s lines… He was just mumbling words whenever he had speaking lines but it seemed to have some sense into them! :)
During the Midnight Madness and Closing Ceremonies of Photoshop World, they also showed the outtakes of the Star Trek video. It was so funny… I can’t even imagine how their video team was able to complete the shooting of the video with all of the funny things that the folks were doing.
If you want more photos of the keynote and Photoshop World, check out the following links:
- Scott Kelby’s Post on Photoshop World Vegas (check it out, I’m there!)
- Photoshop World 08 Vegas Photo Gallery