Ross Shain

In this revealing episode of Unplugged, Ross Shain shares his journey from art college to Avid to Imagineer Systems – makers of the powerful Mocha AE and Mocha Pro software. Ross clearly explains the difference between these popular tracking and rotoscoping packages and hints of great things just around the corner. Thanks to Jeff Almasol of redefinery for the “Lightning Farmers” image.

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  1. Brett Morris
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    Great interview guys! I have to be honest and say I was always a little confused as to what each of the products actually did. Now after watching that I am definitely excited about getting my hands on them, can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next!
    Cheers
    Brett

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks Brett.

  2. Chris Heuer
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    Awesome interview. I have worked indirectly with Ross as a customer for a couple of years now. He really helped me get my head around the software. It’s really cool to hear his back story.

    Mocha was the key tool that enabled me to convert the movie Nosferatu into an anaglyph 3D movie. There is a tutorial on Imagineers website that shows the process if you’re curious.

    • John Dickinson
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      Very cool Chris, thanks for that. Best, John.

  3. John Dickinson
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    Great to know Mathias, thanks for sharing. Best, John.

  4. John Dickinson
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    We are family Vikash! Best, John.

  5. illd
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    Nice Interview JD, seems Ross is a good guy 😉
    I think its a good Idea to refresh the names and the productline, I always got confused by all these Mo-xxx names. And these special-offers they are doing at imagineersystem are really teasing me…Although I don ´t need Mocha right know as freelancer, I would regret it if I need it someday and have to pay way more. I think I have to watch again some of the BOD Tips and listen what your brother says about such bussines decissions 😉

  6. Jim Hines
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    Believe it or not I was actually meeting a deadline and I’m just now checking in on “MotionWorks” – lot of great stuff here today John – including this new episode of “UnPlugged”.
    I’ve watched almost all of the tuts over at Imagineer’s website – but since I don’t do that much “high end” stuff I’ve yet to really put a lot of time into Mocha – but now I’m inspired to find some reason to “practice”.

    Rock on!

  7. peter
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    To be true, i ´ve nothing to say but i just want you to know that i love these interviews. good work and i hope many will follow. unplugged an mw rockz 🙂

    • John Dickinson
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      Hey thanks Peter!

  8. paul holt
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    Hey there mate, really enjoyed this interview….been on avid since 95 and incorparated CS4 last year have been a imagineer fan ever since, the upgrade to Mocha AE2 and shape2 is a steal… really solid sofware…..if you ever get up to the whitsunday islands give me a call

    • John Dickinson
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      Hi Paul, thanks very much for joining the discussion. I love the Whitsundays! Best wishes, John.

  9. Andre
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    A great one!

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