creativecow.net director: Kathlyn Lindeboom
Creative COW Forum Host, Magazine Writer, Web Writer, Administrator, Contributing Editor
: Kathlyn Lindeboom
"If you were to ask me the most important factor in the success of the Creative Cow community, I would have to say it has been Kathlyn," says her husband and COW CEO, Ron Lindeboom."She set out to build a far better site than the one we had lost in the Dot-Bomb debacle of 2000/2001. It's been nothing short of amazing and I am very proud of Kathlyn and the way she's played her instincts and followed her dream. She really enjoys the people that frequent this site. They admire her as well and this mutual respect is what I believe is at the heart of the incredible success of this site."
Kathlyn was born in Alabama and grew up much of her life in the arid desert community of Trona, California, not far from fabled Death Valley. "Maybe that's why later when I had the opportunity to move to Alaska, I jumped at the chance. I lived for nearly a decade on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula, just outside the town of Soldotna. While there -- in between bouts of trying to keep moose out of my garden and being awestruck by the beauty of the Aurora Borealis -- I worked in the medical testing laboratory in the hospital there, searching for answers to the medical problems of patients in the area. As a microbiologist, I guess I've always been fascinated at images and with life itself and that's one of the reasons I love the Cow site so much. Here, I get to mix my interest in art and imagery with my desire to help people and interact with them. Ron and I always enjoy reading comments like those on our boards that go something like: 'Thanks all you Cows! I can always count on you!' It's a great feeling to see feedback from those who benefit from this site and the efforts of the Team here. We have what I feel is the best Team on the Net in this marketspace -- I don't see one out there on the Net that can touch it. It's an honour to work with them. With their enthusiasm and support, we've already gone far beyond what we ever accomplished at WWUG.com and this site has taken on an aura and character that we never even dared dream of in our past efforts. For this, and for the friendship and loyalty that is at the heart of all this, we are truly grateful."
Kathlyn is a methodical explorer of all things After Effects. She loves AE and has pored over it -- and the third-party plug-ins that expand its universe -- more than any other software program she uses. Lately, she's begun the daunting task of teaching herself web programming and while she thinks she knows next to nothing about it -- she's gaining quite an understanding about what really makes the Net work.
You can find Kathlyn Lindeboom hosting in Creative COW's Test Posting Code Here, NEWS: All News, and Letters to the COW Team Forums.
Articles by Kathlyn Lindeboom
EIDE Drives in DV
Just thinking about getting a new DV system or adding a DV system to your existing studio? Wondering what the issues are when setting up the drives for your new system? Still thinking that SCSI is the way to go? Not sure if the EIDE drives will be fast enough? CreativeCOWs founder, Kathlyn Lindeboom, explores these and other issues in this article.
Adobe After Effects|
Cool Moves With The Wiggler
Kathlyn Lindeboom gives users a look at some of the tools in Cult Effects 1.5. This second tutorial in a series uses Cult Effects CE Paint along with 1.5's new 'Wiggle' Controls. In this tutorial, we'll animate the Displacement Variation in the Wiggle Control in order to make the strokes dance into place. Cult Effects Paint is the Vector Paint in Adobe After Effects 5.
Adobe After Effects|
Flags: blowing in the wind
The illusion of making a flag blow in the wind tends to be popular all the time. Here Kathlyn Lindeboom provides a quick tutorial on how to make this happen easily in After Effects using Forge FreeForm 2. The result is pretty cool and quite realistic as you'll see for yourself.