Fourteenth Annual CPUG Las Vegas SuperMeet
- Film, Media & Entertainment
- Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV
Tenth Annual San Francisco FCPUG SuperMeet
CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF FCPUG SUPERMEETS
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Join the FCPUG Network, including SF Cutters, lafcpug, BOSFCPUG and other FCPUG and digital video user groups around the Globe in San Francisco, CA for the largest gathering of FCP, Avid and Adobe editors, HDSLR filmmakers and digital content creators and Gurus on the Planet. SuperMeet Workshops during the day in tandem with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase and SuperMeet
Where? - Robertson Auditorium, Mission Bay Conference Center (Rutter Center)- UCSF (Download Driving and Parking and Train instructions HERE)
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
- When? - Friday, January 28, 2011 (Doors open 4:00pm with SuperMeet Digital Showcase)
- How Much? $15.00 per person
$10.00 each for Students w Valid ID
Cost includes 2 raffle tickets per person Arrive before 4:30PM and get 2 extra raffle tickets.
- Any raffle prizes? Of course. $2.00 per ticket or 3 for $5.00
- Who should attend? - Everyone who wants to learn more about Final Cut Studio, HDSLR and digital filmmaking and meet others who may know more than you do.
- Food and Drink? - Food (free) and Cash Bars will be available.
What's on the Agenda? - (Subject to change and not in order)
- CANON Presents: Michael Blieden, Expolorer of Light
"Yes You Can Use Autofocus And Still Call Yourself A D.P."
"I have recently come out of the closet as a director/shooter who is no longer ashamed of using autofocus while shooting narrative or music videos. Rapid reset times, low weight, tons of flexibility, plus a new breed of video cameras with face detection have made autofocus a viable choice on my most demanding jobs. I first began experimenting with autofocus while using steadicam on a web series. When that worked, I brought the practice to "Late Night", and eventually to the prime time. I'll tell you what the limits are, show some test footage, and explain how I got everyone I work with on board."
About Micael Blieden:
Michael Blieden is currently a staff writer and director for NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." Since the show began in March of 2009, he has directed and D.P.'d over 100 short films and music videos, including Fallon's "Born To Run" opening number for the 2010 Emmy Awards. Before joining "Late Night" Blieden directed "The Comedians of Comedy", "Zach Galifianakis Live At The Purple Onion," music videos for Fiona Apple, Kanye West, and Aimee Mann, plus tv and web series for Comedy Central. Michael also wrote the feature film "Melvin Goes To Dinner," directed by Bob Odenirk.
- Best of the Best – Tips, Tricks, and Secret Techniques in FCP 7 - Abba Shapiro and Steve Martin
Grab an energy drink, buckle up, and clear your mind for this fast and furious tips and tricks session. FCS Gurus Abba Shapiro and Steve Martin team up to bring you some the hidden new features in FCP 7 as well as classic tricks to make you edit faster and smarter. This is the first time in years that Abba and Steve will appear on the same stage at the same time
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.
About Steve Martin:
Steve is the president and founder of Ripple Training. Steve has over 20 years of experience as an editor, producer and trainer, is a lead instructor for Apple's Certified Training (ACT) program. He also is the co-host of Pixel Corp's MacBreak Studio - a weekly video podcast focusing on Mac-based production tools.
- What's Happening in 3D Production? - Alex Lindsay
See what's happening in 3D production...and what you need to know to get started. Whether you are using consumer cameras or high-end digital cameras, Alex Lindsay will show you how to shoot your first 3D scene and what to watch for. Along the way, see how to composite Stereo 3D plates from live feeds... without an Avatar budget.
About Alex Lindsay:
Alex Lindsay has been working in computer graphics and video production for over 20 years. Starting in Programming and Computer Aided Drafting, Alex has worked in print, games, interactive, broadcast, and film. He spent 3 years working at Lucasfilm and Industrial Light and Magic on "Star Wars: Episode 1" before starting his own companies, dvGarage and the Pixel Corps. dvGarage builds tools for the Visual Effects community.
- Smoke on Mac OSX -Josh Courtney and Marc Hamaker
Good enough isn’t enough if you’re trying to make your content stand out online. With the web providing more opportunities than ever to get your content in front of an audience, you need to make sure your online video doesn’t look like offline video. Josh Courtney, Founder/Chairman of VODA brands, will join Autodesk’s Marc Hamaker to talk about using Autodesk Smoke to deliver high-quality finished content across multiple platforms. You’ll see how Smoke helped Seattle-based VODA studios take on challenging new projects and expand their offerings from traditional photography work to retail video and commercial post production.
About Josh Courtney:
Josh Courtney, Founder/Chairman of VODA brands has designed, implemented and managed some of the most successful studios in the country. With a background in fashion, media and publishing, Courtney’s experience ranges from Media Producer at ESPN to Director of Photography for Nordstrom. At Nordstrom, he built one of the first retail in-house multimedia capture studios in the country, helping digitize their workflow and saving the company millions while setting a new creative bar for the storied retailer. Courtney then went on to found VODA studios, the cornerstone of VODA brands - one of the country’s top 10 studios. VODA has added yet another brand, VODA digital, that has proven to be a force in digital media, mobile and video industries, servicing major brands and agencies across the country.
- "POST IN A FLASH" - Tony Cacciarelli, AJA Video Systems
Join AJA Product Marketing Manager, Tony Cacciarelli, for an exciting exploration of the workflows and camera attachment options that make the Ki Pro Mini your choice for 10-bit, full raster acquisition directly from virtually any camera. Tony will show you just how simple and intuitive Ki Pro Mini is to configure and capture clips directly to Apple Pro Res files, simplifying your entire workflow in the process! The newest member of the award-winning Ki Pro family, Ki Pro Mini simplifies the link between production and post by acquiring directly via SDI or HDMI from any camera regardless of format. Using any of the four quality levels of the Apple ProRes 422 codec; Proxy, LT, 422 and HQ, Ki Pro Mini gets your camera footage to Apple Final Cut Studio quickly and easily, right on set. With a miniature form factor that makes for the smallest camera and recorder package available, Ki Pro Mini is the simplest and most compact way of connecting production and post, anywhere shooting takes you. And recording to solid state Compact Flash cards ensures durability in a space-saving format.
- "I The Pro Res Maker" - Kevin Jardin and John Stark
One afternoon in December I realized that I had four iMacs all transcoding different file types into Pro Res 422 (HQ) for our editors. I was keeping an eye on all four of them, when I was asked to get one more end graphic. Knowing that this would be yet another transcode, I frustratingly started singing "I make pro res..." in my head. Things got more and more loopy until I finally asked another assistant here to drop me a beat. In doing so the song was born. Kevin and I shot the video a few days later over the course of about an hour. I edited it in about an hour. Kevin took over the color and it took about an hour. I dropped onto youtube in about an hour and an hour later we had finished the post production anthem of 2010 - 2011.
Kevin Jardin and John Stark, from Beast San Francisco will present their video "I The Pro Res Maker."
About Kevin Jardin
New to the industry, Kevin Jardin finished his cinema degree at San Francisco State University in summer 2010 and went straight into the world of post-production. Kevin served as a Freelance editor, colorist, and motion graphic artist for MASH SF, Levi's, and Incase. He currently works as at Beast Editorial as an Assistant Editor working on commercials for clients such as Chevrolet, Electronic Arts, Intel, and Nintendo.
About John Jenkins-Stark
I've been on Final Cut Pro for almost ten years now. Editing mostly corporate and industrial pieces. I also worked on a lot of musically related pieces to keep my mind fresh. I've been working at Beast Editorial in San Francisco for three years. Working on honing my skills as an editor as well as spending my time off shooting with a newly purchased Canon 5D Mark II. I'm technical enough, and creative enough to really get by in both worlds. I've been in bands, and have toured across the United States and Europe, so writing lyrics and making them work with a beat comes naturally.
- The New Up: "Bitch" - Peggy Peralta and Albert Lopez
"Bitch," from the San Francisco indie band, "The New Up," is one of the first music videos shot on a DSLR. DP Peggy Peralta and editor Albert Lopez will show the video and share the workflow. Hassan Said directed.
About Peggy Peralta:
Peggy is a graduate of the University of the Philippines and obtained her MFA in Motion Pictures and Television with emphasis on Cinematography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
An award-winning and multi-faceted cinematographer, Peggy has collaborated on over 20 films dealing with diverse themes and cross-cultural subjects. Her works are distinct for their heart, energy and perspective. Geared with a spontaneous spirit and an inquisitive mind, every project she dives into becomes an opportunity to discover, create and inspire. In 2008, she founded Head of the Dog Pictures, a creative shop based in San Francisco, California. She lives in the Tenderloin with her partner Lourdes Figueroa, a poet and freelance photographer. They are happy when sunburnt.
Open Screen Theater - GET SEEN...
We've added an exciting component to the SuperMeet. You will be able to showcase your projects in what we are calling the "Open Screen Theater." Filmmakers and digital content creators wanting to get seen will have a a 10 minute chance to do so in an informal, collaborative setting in the Fisher Banquet. We want those who are shooting with HDSLRS, camcorders, iphones and anything that makes video 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 Theater." Bring your content on a DVD or a QT movie on a drive. Sign-ups begin at 4:00PM.
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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