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Advanced Systems Group and Autodesk present Autodesk Smoke 2013

Advanced Systems Group

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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You are invited to join Autodesk and Advanced Systems Group on Tuesday, January 22 for an evening presentation and demonstration of Autodesk Smoke 2013. Registration opens at 6 p.m., with a demo by Dean Schirm, Autodesk solutions engineer, from 7-8 p.m. A discussion and Q&A will follow until 9 p.m.

Enjoy food and beverages while you learn about Autodesk Smoke 2013, whose announcement was the software sensation of NAB 2012. Smoke 2013 is Changing – Everything. Smoke brings editing and effects together like never before, in one Mac application – now at a much lower price than ever before. Work in one application, or bring in work from other NLE's, save time and money by working more efficiently in Smoke for your Creative Effects and Finishing workflows.



6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Registration starts at 6pm
Food/beverages served at 6:30pm  ________      
Smoke 2013 demo from 7pm-8pm
Q&A / discussion until 9pm



The Autodesk Gallery
One Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105




Dean Schirm is a Solutions Engineer focused on Autodesk Smoke. In his thirteen year tenure at Autodesk, he has helped numerous network, broadcast, film and post production firms develop and deploy best practices for transitioning to a digital workflow. He is known as the guy that answers his phone and email around the clock. Prior to joining Autodesk he worked in the recording industry as an engineer and artist for 15 years. He then moved in to broadcast television, starting as a news photographer and moving into the Production Manager position. After 8 years in broadcast production he moved into a 7 year stint in post-production as a senior editor / production manager. Having over 13 years of experience working directly with end users, Dean has developed a unique, easy-to-understand communication style that initiates healthy, informative conversations.


Public Transportation Directions

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) light rail system

• Enter BART station and purchase ticket for Embarcadero station
• Ride train
• Exit at Embarcadero station
• Exit the station
• Go upstairs to the intersection of Market and Spear

Ferry service to North Bay and East Bay locations (

SF MUNI operates bus, trolley, and cable car lines (

Driving Directions

From the North Bay (Marin County) via the Golden Gate Bridge:
• Go SOUTH on US-101 over the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
• Turn RIGHT on Van Ness Avenue.
• Turn LEFT on Broadway Street.
• Turn RIGHT on Battery Street.
• Turn LEFT on California.
• Turn LEFT on Market Street.
• Destination will be on the right

From the South Bay (SFO Airport and San Jose):
• Go NORTH on US-101 towards San Francisco, take the I-280 EXIT towards
Port of San Francisco.
• Take LEFT ramp onto King Street. Continue on the Embarcadero.
• Turn LEFT on Bryant Street.
• Turn RIGHT on Main Street.
• Turn RIGHT on Market Street.
• Destination will be on the right
From East Bay (OAK Airport and Berkeley):
• Go WEST on I-80 towards San Francisco across the Bay Bridge
• EXIT onto Fremont St
• Turn RIGHT at Market St
• Destination will be on the right

Parking Options

One Market garage (entrance on Spear Street)

Rincon Center (on Spear btwn. Mission and Howard)

75 Howard Street (one block south of One Market, btwn Spear and Steuart Streets)

201 Mission Street (Btwn. Howard & Main)

Have questions about Advanced Systems Group and Autodesk present Autodesk Smoke 2013? Contact Advanced Systems Group

When & Where

The Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco
1 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Advanced Systems Group

About Advanced Systems Group:



Since 1997, Advanced Systems Group LLC has been one of the largest installers of production, post-production, and shared storage systems on the West Coast. With offices in the Bay Area, Southern California, and Denver, we provide engineering, systems integration, training, and support to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets.



In our industries, a one-size-fits-all philosophy doesn’t work, which is why we tailor our solutions to fit specific digital media objectives and optimize workflows. The secret to our success is simple:  We stay ahead of the technology learning curve by applying the knowledge we have gathered through the installation and support of more than 200 systems, and we remain committed to the idea that the success of customers is the best measure of our success.  If it’s time for your facility to move to a file-based workflow, or if you’re building a system from scratch, let our experts enable your creativity through better technology.


Advanced Systems Group – Technology and Engineering for Media and Entertainment.


For more information about Advanced Systems Group, call 510-654-8300 or visit

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