I run a non-profit arts group and we want to redesign the
display in public places with the thought of using another program
other than director such as after affects to display art and
images. I would like to be able to correspond with an expert
regarding this hopefully someone in the bay area.
You're probably looking for someone who can work in Flash.
After Effects is more of a video compositing tool, but not an
interactive program like Director or Flash. I would look for a
Flash programmer in your area.
If you just want to display the art/images and not have
interactivity, After Affects or Apple's Motion will work. Both have
3D capabilities and a lot more razzle dazzle than Director. I'm
assuming you want to do a video presentation. Either one of these
will do a professional job.