First Annual Boston SuperMeet
What's on the Agenda? (Subject to change)
6:45PM - Welcome and Announcements 7:00PM - AJA presents "Multicamera Madness® with Mitch Jacobson" 7:15pm - Shot in New England: Tilt Me Back - Casey Desmond 7:25pm - Smoke on Mac OSX - Marc-André Ferguson 7:50PM - David Bigelow: Rock & Render! Making HD Video for ZZ Top 8:10PM - Shot in New England: The Pond - Michael Bernard, Editor 8:15PM - Avid presents Erin Gallagher 8:30PM - 9:00PM - INTERMISSION BREAK - DIGITAL SHOWCASE 9:00PM - HD-DSLR Filmmaking in Hollywood - Rodney Charters 9:30PM - Best of the Best – Tips, Tricks, and Secret Techniques in FCP 7 - Abba Shapiro 9:45PM - World Famous Raffle
Director/editor and author Mitch Jacobson presents Multicamera sync secrets including his new Thrash Cut multiclip grouping trick for Final Cut Pro. He will also showcase the companion DVD from his new bookMastering Multicamera Techniques: From Preproduction to Editing and Deliverables (Focal Press) which features 26 free Multicamera angles from two of rock music's living legends live in concert.
About Mitch Jacobson:
Mitch Jacobson has 30 years experience in broadcast television, streaming media and live entertainment production. He is the owner of Category-5 Studios in New York City and a member of the Moving Picture Collective and The Editor's Guild-MPEG 700. Mitch was a keynote speaker at this year's NAB World Post Production Conference and teaches special workshops for industry trade groups. Credits include feature length concert films and publicity for U2, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney & Aerosmith.
"Tilt Me Back" is a creative music video shot on location at The Paragon Carousel, a local national landmark in Hull, MA and in Corinth, Vermont, in August 2009. Casey's video is a surreal journey through the imagination of a gypsy girl's dream. Shot by David Gutt, directed by Bill and Kathy Desmond.
About Casey Desmond
Casey Desmond is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer/engineer from Brighton, MA who brilliantly balances anything from pop/rock to folk and electronic melodies with thought provoking lyrics, edgy guitars,and deeply haunting acoustic and/or electronic instrumentation. A winner of over 2 dozen songwriting and singing awards, Casey is currently creating her new songwriting and instrumental library for licensing and placement, and seeking video collaborators.
Marc-André Ferguson, Founder of Final Cut Montreal User Group and Director of Technology at Trio Orangewill join Autodesk's Marc Hamaker in a presentation designed to demystify Smoke for Mac with a look at how Smoke's all-in-one creative toolset solves today's most challenging finishing tasks. Topics will include how Smoke handles basic conform from Final Cut Pro to original camera native media, multi-layer color correction with advanced masking and making 3D part of your visual effects toolset.
David Bigelow from Gray Matter Entertainment will talk about their work on the current tours for ZZ Top, James Taylor and Carole King, showing video content created with Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium.
About David Bigelow, Gray Matter Entertainment
Gray Matter Entertainment creates video content for leading artists all over the world including Van Halen, Elton John, Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver & many more.
The Pond is a short narrative film directed by Dan Hannon which is set to have its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on June 23, 2010. Filmed in New Hampshire, The Pond stars Alicia Witt, David Morse, Todd Rotondi and Bill Conner. Michael Bernard, editor of the film will present.
Avid's Matt Feury will be joined on stage by CDIA-BU graduate Erin Gallagher of Powderhouse Productions. Matt will share the latest news from Avid, and will discuss with Erin her editorial work on productions such as Discovery's "Build it Bigger" and other projects.
About Erin Gallagher
Erin Gallagher has been a freelance filmmaker since 2005 when she graduated from the certificate film program at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts. She has since taken on rolls such as Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor, Assistant Editor, Assistant Online Editor, Web/Media Assistant, and Production Assistant. She has most recently worked for WGBH, Veriscope Pictures and 8th Day Productions. She also graduated from the Avid Post Production certificate program at CDIA. Presently she is working as an Online Assistant Editor at Powderhouse Productions based in Somerville, MA.
Rodney Charters, ASC (DP on FOX NETWORK's "24") will present on his work and on HD-DSLR filmmaking in Hollywood.
About Rodney Charters, ASC
On April 1, 2004 Rodney Charters was invited to become an Active Member of the American Society of Cinematographers. This invitation to the ASC is a great priviledge and honour, as well as a prestigious hallmark in his career as a cinematographer. As a self taught Mac guru, Rodney has embraced the remarkable changes taking place in the technological side of how movies are made. Working on some of the very first morphs to make it to the big screen with VFX Supervisor Jeff Okun on the the picture "Sleepwalkers" he learned to transform humans into cats and Chevy's into Fords. It wasn't until 2001, when a radical idea to shoot a show based in real time was conceived, that Rodney was tapped to shoot the hugely successful primetime drama 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland. It was Rodney's keen understanding of documentary filmmaking that was needed to create the intense realism of 24 never before seen on a network primetime series. In the years to follow, Rodney would become an Active Member of the American Society of Cinematographers, be nominated twice for an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography, and become the go-to guy for the latest in camera and Apple technology. In 2008, Kodak Canada presented Rodney with the New Century Award for his services to the art of Cinematography.
Grab an energy drink, buckle up, and clear your mind for this fast and furious tips and tricks session. This has been Abba's most popular session at NAB…and now he's bringing it home to Boston. Well Boston is his parents home…but close enough. You'll experience some the hidden new features in FCP 7 as well as classic tricks to make you edit faster and smarter.
About Abba Shapiro:
Abba has been using FCP since April 1999 – Launch day! He is a Lead instructor for Apple's Pro Apps training program, certifying trainers worldwide in Final Cut Studio. He also teaches the on-line FCP7 training course for Lynda.com and is a co-author of the advanced tips and tricks book, "Final Cut Studio on the Spot." Abba Shapiro is also an award-winning writer/producer/director with over 25 years' experience in video and film production. His production company, Shapiro Video & Multimedia, works in every format from DVCAM to HD to 35 mm film. Abba has done work for a wide range of commercial, corporate, and federal clients, including USA Today, The Associated Press, NASA, The CW, Univision, and Department of Defense.
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6:45PM - Welcome and Announcements
7:00PM - AJA presents "Multicamera Madness® with Mitch Jacobson"
7:15pm - Shot in New England: Tilt Me Back - Casey Desmond
7:25pm - Smoke on Mac OSX - Marc-André Ferguson
7:50PM - David Bigelow: Rock & Render! Making HD Video for ZZ Top
8:10PM - Shot in New England: The Pond - Michael Bernard, Editor
8:15PM - Avid presents Erin Gallagher
8:30PM - 9:00PM - INTERMISSION BREAK - DIGITAL SHOWCASE
9:00PM - HD-DSLR Filmmaking in Hollywood - Rodney Charters
9:30PM - Best of the Best – Tips, Tricks, and Secret Techniques in FCP 7 - Abba Shapiro
9:45PM - World Famous Raffle
Calling All Filmmakers! "Get Seen" in the OPEN SCREEN THEATRE
Filmmakers and digital content creators wanting to get seen will have a a 10 minute chance to do so in an informal, collaborative setting. We want all Digital filmmakers to screen your content and interact. Just show up and sign up, get up and show off. It's first come, first serve in our "Open Screen Theatre."
Bring your content on a DVD or a QT movie on a flash drive. Sign-ups begin at 4:00PM.
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SuperMeets are gatherings of Adobe, Avid, FInal Cut and Autodesk editors, gurus and digital filmmakers from within the US, Europe and the world over who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions in a collaborative workflow environment. SuperMeets are held annually in San Francisco, Austin, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, London and Boston and feature user-driven demos of new products, collaborative production and post production workflows and filmmaker show and tells, including a SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring hardware and software developers providing workflow solutions for digital filmmakers and content creators.
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