San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Special thanks to our Continuing Gold Sponsors Adobe Systems and Blackmagic Design
Meeting Sponsors for Refreshments June 21 Blackmagic Design, and PremiumBeat and RocketStock
Special Top June Giveaways:
One Full Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio Version
HUGE BOX of Goodies from PremiumBeat and RocketStock
One Year GenArts Sapphire Plugins Subscription
One Year Imagineer Systems Mocha Pro 5 Subscription
See Details Below for Premiere Pro Pass Giveaway June 21 and After Effects Pass Giveaway July 12
Discount codes Available for SF Cutters, FMC Alumni, and Educational - Faculty, Teachers, Students
- Adobe Video World in SEATTLE Sept 27-Oct 2
Adobe Premiere Pro Program and Adobe After Effects Program Passes - at an upcoming meeting!
SF Cutters Discount Code
when registering for one time $100 discount,
Greater discounts for FMC Alumni, and Educational - Faculty, Teachers, Students SEE Below
TABLES: Social Time : Pizza, Salad and Cold Drinks
• Blackmagic Design Cameras and Video Support:
Dan May President, Chris Cusimano Video Producer, and Joshua Helling
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Demo and one on one with Paul Saccone
YOU WILL SEE NEW AND UPDATED BLACKMAGIC DESIGN GEAR
Duplicator 4K, Video Assist 4K and Resolve 12.5 at the demo table, along with the same setup from March 17 (URSA Mini 4.6K, Micro Studio Camera 4K, Micro Cinema Camera, rack mounted ATEM, HyperDeck, Teranex
• REEL Directory : Katie Carney http://www.reeldirectory.com/
Speakers and Special Video Presentations
PremiumBeat and RocketStock Videos
Chris Martin has been involved with the craft of color correction in San Francisco since the mid 1990’s. Chris had worked as a colorist at Riot Pictures in Los Angeles before returning to San Francisco to serve as senior colorist at Retina. In 2005, Chris joined Spy Post as the senior colorist. In 2009 Spy Post was acquired by FotoKem. After spending the first 12 years coloring mostly in a film based workflow for broadcast, Chris now spends most of his time coloring digital cinema camera based workflows for both broadcast and theatrical DI.
Chris is currently working on a freelance basis out of both NTropic and Mission Film and Design both in San Francisco. Please be encouraged to engage Chris for your next project.
In this presentation, Chris will highlight his work on Muscle Milk’s “Stronger Everyday Steph Curry” commercial currently airing during the NBA playoffs, which was conformed and colored at Spy Post using DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. Many of DaVinci Resolve Studio’s color tools were put to good use to achieve the final look and maintain a consistent color grade. Chris will also cover the process of conforming and media management using Resolve’s editorial tools.
Paul Saccone is a Senior Director of Marketing at Blackmagic Design. With more than 15 years experience in technology for professional film, television and commercial video production, Paul is a production and post-production workflow specialist, including large scale data-center and infrastructure technology for high-performance multi-user studios. Prior to Blackmagic Design, Paul developed, built and managed world-class internal production studios for the Marketing & Communications group at Apple.
In this presentation, Paul will demo DaVinci Resolve 12.5, which is a massive update with more than 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is designed to make it easier for professional editors and colorists to work faster and have more creative options than ever before. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 includes major additions to the editing toolset, as well as new and enhanced color features, including improved HDR support, and powerful new effects.
Frank Slodysko: "Absinthe Tastes on a Coffee Budget, Workflow for The Green Fairy"
Recently completed, "The Green Fairy", is one of Frank Slodysko's most recent editorial narrative documentaries. Premiered at Sundance, and more recently at Cannes, Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, and soon The World's Steampunk Fair in Piscataway,NJ, the feature length doc may be categorized as a psycho-fantasy-narrative documentary. In recreated scenes the film captures the world of the "absinthe circles" of the European literary, and cultural scene of the late 19th Century, including a remarkable scene of Oscar Wilde's last moments. The history covers how the myth of the absinthe induced hallucinations came about, and the REAL reason why absinthe was banned.
From a technical standpoint, the film was edited in Premiere, After Effects and Audition --the entire editorial process was done strictly within Creative Cloud. iZoptope plugins were used to clean up some of the production audio--no ADR was done on this film.
The special effects were done in Nuke. The music was composed in Ohio by Jerome Dillon, former drummer of Nine Inch Nails, using ProTools. Color was done at Technicolor in Los Angeles.
The film was made for about $250,000, but when people guess, they estimate no lower than 1.5 million.
Born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Frank moved to San Francisco in 2002 to study film at the Academy of Art University, lasting all of three semesters before dropping out and starting freelance work. Since then, Frank has worked with many other filmmakers in all different avenues, and now continues honing his art while living in the city. A multiple award-winner not just for editing but also for sound design, Frank is currently promoting his latest feature, The Green Fairy, while preparing to edit a new nature film from Richard Grieco, currently in production, all while also supporting a local event webcasting company, known for producing TedX events, with media management, video archival methods, and livestream consulting.
RAFFLE and Giveaways- Over $4,000 in value
TOP PRIZE Blackmagic Design DaVINCI Resolve
Adobe Premiere Pro Program Pass: Adobe Video World in SEATTLE
Adobe Video World is a six-day conference Sept 27-Oct 2, 2016 for Adobe Premiere Pro® CC and Adobe After Effects® CC professional users and creatives.
Sept 27-30, 2016 Seattle Washington
Produced by Future Media Concepts in close conjunction with Adobe, the event brings together video, VFX, and motion graphics professionals and connects them with industry experts and Adobe engineers.
The event kicks off with four days of Premiere Pro sessions, followed by four day of After Effects sessions. A two-day overlap is planned to allow the two communities to interact with each other.
SPECIAL GIVEAWAY -
1 Pass to the Adobe Premiere Pro Program Sept 27-Sept 30 of Adobe Video World:
Sept 27-30, 2016 Seattle Washington
CONFERENCE HOTEL:Seattle Marriott Bellevue
PLEASE CHECK the DATES - Your ability to be in SEATTLE during the conference, before you submit an essay for either program at either of the upcoming SF Cutters' Meetings
JUNE 21, 2016 Meeting - You must be PRESENT at the SF Cutters Meeting TO SUBMIT ONE PAGE ESSAY on paper, and stay during the Drawing
(ONE) Pass to Adobe Premiere Pro Program Sept 27-30 of Adobe Video World Sept 27-Oct 2, 2016 .
Prize will be awarded to one person. This represents the FIRST days of the conference plus Adobe Day.
• One-page essay required. Essay must be legible and include Full Name, and CURRENT Address, Phone, and Email contact information;
• The ONE PAGE Essay must detail a definite financial capacity and a personal commitment to the time, travel and additional cost required to attend; and it must show that you have at MINIMUM a basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro. This conference is not an introduction - it is for Premiere Pro users - do not expect individual tutorials.
• ONLY ONE PAGE essays that meet all these requirements will be included in the drawing. Preference for participant(s) who have Current Adobe Premiere Pro CC working computer, and past attendance at SF Cutters Meetings.
• Should we not have any applicants for the Premiere Pro Program PASS on June 21, we will move the drawing to be included in the July 12 meeting
Once a pass has been awarded and delivered to the winner, it is not transferable and not refundable for cash value.
ACCEPTANCE OF AWARD
Once Winners of each or either pass accept the prize and enter agreements with Future Media Concepts, and or travel vendors these agreements are private and do not involve SF Cutters, our other sponsors, nor Claudia Crask in any way. Adobe Video World is in Seattle Washington, located mainly at the Seattle Marriott Bellevue Hotel, but may involve off site gatherings. Travel, Hotel, Meals, and other expenses ARE NOT INCLUDED, and arrangements are the responsibility of the Pass Holder / Conference Attendee.
A LIMITED number of Hotel Rooms are reserved for the Conference attendees at a discounted price. Attendees may also stay off campus at location of their choice.
Be aware that room pricing at the Conference Hotel may increase or not be available once the block of rooms reserved has been exhausted. First come, first served.
Conference PRICING GOES UP JULY 1, 2016
SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR ALL SF CUTTERS TO ATTEND ADOBE VIDEO WORLD:
These information of these discounts may be shared, or used whether or not you have attended recent meetings.
Use Discount Code
when registering for one time $100 discount, applied toward
either a Adobe Premiere Pro Program, Adobe After Effects Program, or a Combo Pass.
Check below for alternative discounts for FMC alumni, and educational discounts for Faculty, Teachers, and Students
FULL PRICING and Registration DETAILS HERE
JULY 12 we will giveaway:
JULY 12, 2016 Meeting - You must be PRESENT at the Sf Cutters Meeting TO SUBMIT ESSAY on paper, and stay during the Drawing
(ONE) Pass to Adobe After Effects Program Sept 29-Oct 2 of Adobe Video World Sept 27-Oct 2, 2016 .
Prize will be awarded to one person. This represents the final days of the conference plus Adobe Day.
One-page essay required. Essay must be legible and include Full Name, and CURRENT Address, Phone, and Email contact information;
The ONE PAGE Essay must detail a definite financial capacity and a personal commitment to the time, travel and additional cost required to attend; and it must show that you have at MINIMUM a basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects. This conference is not an introduction - it is for After Effects users - do not expect individual tutorials. It does include advanced sessions on AE Scripting with excellent teachers.
ONLY ONE PAGE essays that meet all these requirements will be included in the drawing. Preference for participant(s) who have Current Adobe After Effects CC working computer, and past attendance at SF Cutters Meetings.
Should we not have any applicants for either Pass - we will announce a followup, if approved by Future Media Concepts - the sponsor of this giveaway
The winner of the Adobe Premiere Pro Pass on June 21 is not eligible for the Adobe After Effects Pass on July 12 but may make arrangements with FMC to purchase attendance at the full Adobe Video World conference. The After Effects Program Pass may also be extended to the full Adobe Video World conference with additional purchase thru FMC.
Alternative Discounts and Pricing info
Pricing ranges, factors: one Program or Full Conference; stay in the onsite hotel, or stay off site on your own.
EARLY Pricing Ends 7/1/16
Consult pricing chart - and alternative discounts below
Have you ever attended an FMC class or conference? You’re eligible for the FMC $150 Alumni Discount.
Teachers, faculty and students are eligible for our Education Discounts. Please note that an education email address is required to register. Students must present a valid school I.D. onsite to receive their badge.
To obtain the appropriate discount code, contact Event Manager Denise Miller (email@example.com)
RETURNING SPONSORS : GenARTS : One year subscription Sapphire Plugins
Premium plugin suite of 250+ effects, transitions, and preset looks used for broadcast, film, and advertising
$100 Voucher Premium Beat Music
$50 Voucher Rocketstock - After Effects Templates
BORISFX / IMAGINEER SYSTEMS
1 BorisFX BCC Unit http://www.borisfx.com/products/
Image Restoration https://www.borisfx.com/products/continuum-units/image-restoration/
- Instantly fix flickering footage
- Reduce noise and remove damaged pixels
- Apply digital makeup
- Correct fish-eye lens distortion
- Includes 12 filters & 75+ presets
- Cross-host license
Compatibility: Adobe After Affects, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, FCP X (Motion 5), Resolve, and Sony Vegas Pro
One Year Imagineer Systems Mocha Pro 5 Subscription
Stream 4 hours of Training: Fundamentals of Mocha for Free
1 DigiSuite Suite of VFX software: Damage, Phenomena, Tweak and Aura
1 Video Wall: animate your wall or flatscreen a multitude of ways, images and clips
Focal Press now part of Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group https://www.routledge.com/applied-media
"The Green Screen Handbook" 2nd Editions by Jeff Foster IBSN 9781138780330
iZotope: Boxed RX 5: https://www.izotope.com/en/solutions/repair-and-edit/rx.html
Redgiant Software: Shooter Suite 13 http://www.redgiant.com/products/shooter-suite/
PLURALEYES 4.O, Offload 1.0, Instant 4K, Frames 1.1
"Bring your footage from set to post with confidence"
Red Giant Shooter Suite is a set of tools that gives you the freedom
to shoot the way you want, with the confidence that your footage
will make it from your camera to the editing timeline safe,
sound and in sync.
• Adobe Video World in SEATTLE http://www.adobevideoworld.com/
Premiere Pro Program Sept 27-30 After Effects Program Sept 29-Oct 2
and FCPX Summit In Cupertino www.fcpxcreativesummit.com Oct 27-30
by Future Media Concepts - stay tuned for discount codes to both conferences, all 3 programs
When & Where
SF Cutters: http://www.sfcutters.com
SF Cutters is the World's first Apple Final Cut Pro User Group forming in March of 2000. We have evolved to cover NLEs on the Mac, including but not limited to FCP, PremierePro, After Effects, Resolve, AVID, Lightworks, related plugins, VFX software and more. We also focus on the business, aesthetics, and life of the postproduction professional.
That's right, the concept of a DV User Group, complete with networking, screenings and tech info centered around Apple Final Cut Pro was born right here in San Francisco. Currently there are over 100 chapters of Creative Pro User Groups based upon our model. We are proud to be the founders of this exciting movement, dubbed in 1999 as "The DV Revolution". Viva!
SF Cutters meets regularly in San Francisco and the Bay Area Jan thru Nov, the schedule may vary from year to year.