Telling Your Story in a Visual World

Prosper Portland has partnered with Keith Lay of visual effects agency 9iFX for an upcoming event – Telling Your Story In a Visual World – on Wednesday April 4th from 5:30-7pm.

This event, ideal for small business owners and entrepreneurs, will address the changing demands of social media marketing to engage consumers and promote their business. Social media savvy individuals, companies, brands and causes have found success in rising above the noise with effective, image-based campaigns. Now, the goalposts have shifted again, with video and data-driven animation taking the lead over still images. How can you harness the power of these tools to tell your story?

During the event, 9iFX will show you the tips and techniques used to create compelling visual stories in video and animation. From entry level tools to professional environments, participants will get practical advice and insights on how to approach this medium. The presentation starts with an introduction to free, easy-to-use online tools that anyone can use to start building their visual stories. We continue with a look at some of the more powerful options used by the VFX industry (as well as some of the cool tricks they perform). For those looking to realize larger, more complex projects, there will be a roadmap for how to work with a studio or agency of your choice.

Tickets to the event are $10 and the event will be hosted at Prosper Portland in their Commission Room.


9iFX is a full-service Visual Effects studio based in Portland OR specializing in matte painting, compositing, 3D animation/modeling, keying, rotoscoping and more.  They elevate brands, collaborate with artists, and engage creators to breathe new lifeblood into visual media. Their passion for all things visual manifests itself across a variety of platforms, where bold storytelling collides with cutting edge technologies. They have created magic for MTV, University of Oregon, Nike, Keen, ESPN and recently for the 2017 Emmy nominations.