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February 22 lafcpug Meet


Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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Next lafcpug meet is Wednesday, Febuary 22, 2012 beginning at 6:45PM - till we drop at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.


Final Cut Pro X Version 10.0.3 has just been announced. It introduces Multicam Editing, Broadcast Monitoring, Media Relink, advanced Chroma Keying and many more new features. Join us Febuary 22, 2012 as we welcome Guru Larry Jordan who will show us all you need to see and know.

You can now bring your old FCP 7 projects into FCP X. Yes, thats right. No one thought this could be done. Even Apple said it could not be done, at least with "perfect fidelity." But a couple guys in an apartment in Burbank did it. Join Philip Hodgetts from Intelligent Assistance who will take us on a tour of 7toX, a $10.00 app that takes the old into the new.

Andrew Balis will show us how to prep our movies for Color Correction whether it is going to DaVinci Resolve or any other color correction system.

Plus, another round of Stump The Gurus, and of course World Famous Raffle.



Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
 Andrew BalisShannon HartmanDavid Roth Weiss and the always popular TBA. 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.

7:20PM - 7:30PM - Welcome and Announcements
What's latest in the world of lafcpug? Also, we will bring up brand new Platinum sponsor AJA to say a few words and take a bow. This is your time to get up and say something you need to say.

7:30PM - 7:55PM - "Prepping your movie for Color Correction." Andrew Balis
So your movie is locked and you now wish to color correct and you haven't got a clue what to do. Andrew Balis will hold our hands and guide us through all you need to know about prepping your movie for Color Correction.

About Andrew Balis
Andrew Balis is a colorist and online editor in projects spanning from narrative feature films to documentaries, and has been deeply involved in consulting and training industry professionals in editorial and color correction systems, color theory and application, and new and emerging technologies and editorial workflows, including specializing in RED and other various tapeless systems.

Andrew has been involved in the creating and molding of images for more than 20 years, first as a film student at NYU, then in production in every aspect of the camera department from camera loader to camera assistant culminating as a cinematographer in independent films, commercials, documentaries and music videos. After moving into the post production finishing world, he now works as a colorist, working with cinematographers, directors and producers to help realize their vision and shape the look of their projects.

As longtime principle instructor at Moviola Digital Arts Institute, Andrew has instructed colorists, editors and assistants from Paramount to ABC/Disney, Fox, E, Comcast, Matchframe, Fotokem, Trailer Park, Cimarron Group, The Post Group, MTV to virtually every post production facility in the Los Angeles area.

An author of books, DVD tutorials, dozens of articles, author of iPhone/iPad apps devoted to production and post, lecturer and public speaker including stints at Createasphere, UCLA, AFI and others. An early adopter of Apple’s Color and before that with Final Cut Pro, Andrew authored the highly popular DVD tutorial “Color Grading in Color” for Ripple Training, and has co-authored the 1st generation of Apple certified training curriculum for Final Cut Pro editing, effects and color correction.

8:00PM - 8:25PM - "7toX" - Philip Hodgetts.
7toX for Final Cut Pro brings your Final Cut Pro 7 projects forward to Final Cut Pro X so you can use Apple’s powerful new professional editing tools to update or finish your older projects. The lightweight application is simple to use, with drag-and-drop support and progress information. 7toX translates important metadata from your Final Cut Pro 7 Project — including bins, clips and sequences — to a new Event in Final Cut Pro X with the highest fidelity of any translation application for Final Cut Pro. In addition, the application provides clear, detailed reporting after every transfer." It's just like magic.

About Philip Hodgetts
Philip is widely regarded as an expert in the field of digital media production, post-production and distribution. He is especially recognized for his unique ability to understand and develop metadata-based workflows across all these areas for linear and interactive media.

With more than 25 years experience in writing, producing, directing, editing and motion graphic design across the entire production spectrum - education, corporate, documentary and national TV commercials - he has a unique understanding of the way technologies influence the development of an industry and has had an above-average accuracy in predicting the future changes in the digital production, post-production and distribution industries.

He is also the author of many books including "The New Now: Growing Your Production or Postproduction Business In A Changed and Changing World", "The HD Survival Handbook", "Simple Encoding Recipes for the Web" plus many other titles.

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 Sponsor AJA. Also, Active Storage who just announced mMedia. 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 - 9:40PM - All about Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 - Larry Jordan
Might be time to take a second look. 
Final Cut Pro X Version 10.0.3 has just been announced. It introduces Multicam Editing, Broadcast Monitoring, Media Relink, advanced Chroma Keying and many more new features. Join us Febuary 22, 2012 as we welcome Guru Larry Jordan who will show us all you need to see and know and there will be time for questions.

About Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan is an internationally-renowned consultant and Apple-Certified trainer in digital media with over 35 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits. His informative and entertaining teaching style provides video and film editors around the world with unique techniques, methods and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills.

Based in Los Angeles, he’s a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. In addition to his in-person training, Jordan writes and edits the FREE, ‘Larry Jordan’s Final Cut Monthly Newsletter’ -larryjordan.biz/newsletter, now in it’s seventh year of publishing, which provides essential news and tutorials on Final Cut Studio. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training and five books on Final Cut Studio, published by Peachpit Press and Focal Press. He is the winner of multiple awards for his broadcast work, as well as his online training.

Jordan is also executive producer and host of the weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast, Digital Production BuZZ, providing everything you need to know about digital media, production, post-production and distribution now and in your digital future ().

9:45PM- 9:55PM - Show and Tell if time allows

10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)

Copy of DaVinci Resolve - Blackmagic Design
10x Licenses of Tonalizer|VFX - Irudis

Copy of Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium - Adobe

1 full license "Repair Collection" CHV Plug-ins
One ShuttlePRO V.2 - Countour Design
Your choice of Sequence Clip Reporter or Clip Info Titler - 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
Larry Jordan Mousepads - Larry Jordan


NOTE: lafcpug generally meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Meetings are open to public and ALL beginning through advanced Digital Story Tellers are welcome

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Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90027

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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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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