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August 22 lafcpug Meet


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

August 22 lafcpug Meet

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Next lafcpug meeting will be August 22, 2012 beginning at 6:45PM
- till we drop at the 
Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.

"Smoke 2013, The Amazing Spider-Man and Sizzle Reels."

Join us for a special Summer night of learning, networking and an air conditioned theatre. Autodesk's Marc-Andre Ferguson will make the trip from Autodesk Headquarters in Montreal to show off the all new Smoke 2013. Marc-André will be joined by Kanen Flowers, Creative Director at Scruffy.TV

Plus Editor Alan Edward Bell will wow us with the workflow he used on the hit movie "Amazing Spider-Man."

Plus Editor Shane Ross on "Editing a Sizzle Reel" when only given YouTube links and minimal direction.

Plus Stump the GurusWorld Famous Raffle and who knows what else.

Also, and this is BIG. We will demo a new 2K projector at this meet. If we like it and it works, we then go out and beg for money to buy it. Note: All the audio and visual equipment we use was donated by several companies and is on permanent loan to the Gallery Theatre for ALL to use.


Agenda (subject to change)


6:45- 7:10PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
 Andrew BalisMichael Kammes and Shane Ross as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS and FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro and anything else you can think of. If they can't solve your problem or answer your question, then you go home with a problem, but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:15PM - 7:30PM - Announcements
The latest from our sponsor at AJA. Also this is a chance for you to get up and say whatever it is you want to say. Ask for a job, introduce yourself, sell your movie. This is your time.

7:30PM - 7:45PM - Editing a Sizzle Reel - Shane Ross 
Editor Shane Ross will show us how he edited a sizzle reel using only YouTube links and minimal direction

About Shane Ross
Shane Ross is a freelance editor living in Los Angeles. He edits shows for The History Channel, The Discovery Channel and National Geographic, and is a forum leader at lafcpug and CreativeCow.net.
Visit his websites at www.LFHD.net and www.sharerosseditor.com.

7:45PM - 8:30PM - Smoke 2013 - Marc-Andre Fergusson and Kanen Flowers
Autodesk's Marc-André Ferguson  will make the trip from Autodesk Media & Entertainment Headquarters in Montreal to show off the all new Smoke 2013. Marc-André will be joined by Kanen Flowers, Creative Director at Scruffy.TV and the creative mind behind That Post Show and That Media Show. Kanen will talk about his workflow for That Media Showusing Smoke. 

About Marc-Andre Fergusson
Marc-André Ferguson is the Founder of Final Cut Montreal 
User Group and is Product Evangelist forSmoke at Autodesk. Marc-André has been involved in the film and video industry since 1995 as a director, editor, trainer and consultant. Marc-André also founded Luminance, a specialized training and consulting services on Apple software and  technologies, for the film and television industry. He was one of the original product designers on Smoke for Mac and he is now an active blogger onAREA, the Autodesk M&E digital community.

About Kanen Flowers
Kanen Flowers is the troublemaker behind 
Scruffy.TV  – he is the host of That Post Show and Scruffy Thinking, and the Writer & Creative Director for That Media Show and the upcoming HERO PUNK web-series . He writes code and generates words and pictures, sometimes together. You can follow him on twitter.

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCP, Avid and Premiere Gurus. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Then talk to each other. Also in the lobby will be Tery Williams and Christina Oliver from brand new lafcpug Platinum SponsorAJA. Also, brand new lafcpug sponsor, Hot Pixel Post will be there to answer all your post production questions. Also, Smoke 2013 will be in the lobby. It will be a PACKED lobby. The break is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved and who knows, get a job. You never know who you are going to meet at lafcpug. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM - 9:45PM - Editing "The Amazing Spider-Man" - Alan Edward Ball
Alan Edward Bell will share a bit of the workflow he used on the edit of the recent hit movie, "Amazing Spider-Man." Alan will share some stories, and show us how he uses Eyeon fusion's connect plugin to create performance enhancing effects. There will be time for questions.

About Alan Edward Bell
Alan Edward Bell is an autodidact, born and raised in Los Angeles. He started his career as a rock climbing and backpacking guide in the early eighties. Tired of being poor he decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Norman Hollyn (famous editor and now head of the USC editing track) gave Alan his first break in the industry in 1984 on the film "Daddy's Boys" produced by Roger Corman. Afterwards Alan went on to work with his long time mentor and friend Robert Lieghton on many of the early films of Rob Riener. Most recently he cut "The Amazing Spiderman" directed by Marc Webb and produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment. For a full list of his credits please check out his IMDB credit list here.

9:45PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
3x copies of ColorKit Suite - CrumplePop
3x copies of 
CrumplePop SplitScreen X - CrumplePop
1 full license "Repair Collection" CHV Plug-ins
1x Pro Maintenance Tools- Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Media Tools- Digital Rebellion
2x Editmote- Digital Rebellion
1x Cut Notes - Digital Rebellion
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
Any On demand Webinar - FilmmakingWebinars.com
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Free Stock Footage HD Clips up to $500.00 value - Artbeats

1 seat of Nveil video filters for FCP & Motion - Nveil
$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
QC Effects for FCP and Motion - QC-Effects
Copy of VeeScope Live - 
VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyguide - Neotron


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Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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The Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, (formally lafcpug) was established in June of 2000 and now boasts a total membership of over 6000 people worldwide. lafcpug meets once a month in Hollywood, Ca. where it attracts 200-250 people a meeting. Headed up by Michael Horton, lacpug is the largest User Group dedicated to digital storytellers in the world. http://www.lafcpug.org

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