Well, there's a forum for future and past avits, but we're present, so I guess I'll just post here. I got here early and have watched people show up each day. Lots of cool folks and each one from a different direction. Internet access has been slower and slower as there are at least 9 laptops buzzing around here, and we're on the side of a frickin' mountain. Amazing we get internet at all. PixyLight has been a peach, working night and day to get us all here and situated, and set up the big hex dome. Its well and going, and tonight should be our big test night. We've been trading clips and trading stories. Funny that almost every person uses a different program. Which is great, because we been giving each other walk-thrus of Resolume, Pilgrim, Max/Jitter, Modul8, Tranzendent and lots of Aftereffects talk. We've also been exploring the local environs and shooting footage. Hiking adventures, a trip to Wolf Rescue, and a trip to the local Hot Springs, as well as a big fat lightning storm last night. The first night I got here it SNOWED, so we're definitely on the side of a mountain. Those of us from sea level can definitely feel the difference between 0 and 9,000 feet. We're right across from Pike's peak, and the air up here is clear and thin, the stars unhindered by city lights. Big ups to everyone involved in getting things organized and making this retreat happen. Getting to live and breath with people and make connections in person is an invaluable part of creating community.