Filmmakers! Please join us for our Wednesday, July 14th
workflow mixer, to be held THIS MONTH at AUTODESK
This is a beautiful, green facility with PLENTY
of free parking
that is immediately accessible
off of RT. 128. And this month, it's BOSFCPUG Member appreciation Month: FREE
For July we have another fun
filled night of learning, networking, eating, drinking and more
learning! We are going to show just what collaboration means in editing workflow - and we are very pleased to have with us:
- Patrick Inhofer, who will present the Boston premiere of "The Tao of Color Grading - Featuring the Euphonix MC Color control surface and Apple's Color"
- Dean Schirm of Autodesk will give us a hands-on look at SMOKE o Mac OSX, including a great 3D demo with Ken Freed of JVC!
Both Dean and Pat will show collaboration in action by having Pat pass off to Dean content edited in FCP and graded in Color for Dean to work with in SMOKE on Mac OS X!
- And joining Dean and Pat in the collaboration will be Boston editor Jacob Benjamin, who will cook up some graphics in Adobe
Creative Suite 5 using After Effects to pass off to Dean for Dean to use as part of the finishing in Smoke on Mac OS X!
PLUS, we are happy to have back with us our friend Jay Ignaszewski of AJA.
Jay will give us a very latest update on what's new from AJA!
Producers, Editors, Digital Content
Creators: Get out of your production offices and editing suites to
Network and interact with members of Boston's digital filmmaking
community as you mingle and swap stories and business cards.
Whether you're a Final
Cut Pro, Avid or Adobe editor, this is one networking workflow
mixer you'll not want to miss to learn some new tips & tricks for
your production and post workflow and to interact with with our featured
Big Dig Raffle featuring prizes
from Litepanels, Digieffects, ArtBeats, Boris Fx, Boinx Software,
GenArts and More!
FREE ADMISSION (Includes Food and beverages courtesy of AJA Video Systems
and free raffle ticket to Big Dig Raffle)
You MUST register to attend this mixer as we need accurate numbers for
seating and refreshments.***
BOSFCPUG WORKFLOW MIXER
DATE: Wednesday, July 14th
7:00PM - 9:30PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
AGENDA (Subject to change):
Network with other filmmakers as you mingle and swap stories and
Tao of Color Grading
Open your mind and allow Colorist/Finisher Patrick
Inhofer to share with you the insights, techniques, workflows, and tools
he's acquired in a decade of color correcting with non-linear software.
Learn the simple fundamental Truths that affect anyone trying to
evaluate, improve, and add emotional impact to moving images. These
Truths can be applied across different software packages - whether just a
simple contrast filter or a complex dedicated color grading app, such
as Apple's Color.
The Tao of
Color Grading combines real-world grading examples with color theory
and physical truths about the human vision system. Be enlightened about
our need to work quickly to combat the aggressive manner in which our
eyes lie to us. Renew your understanding of important concepts such as
bit depth, lossy vs lossless codecs, and how to manage those codecs.
We'll discuss how ProRes and devices like the AJA KiPro can help you
maintain the quality of your images throughout the finishing pipeline.
You'll witness a clear demonstration of the
benefits of working with a control surface. Using the affordable and
powerful Euphonix MC Color
will show how a control surface results in faster grading sessions
while increasing the quality of the finished product.
Both Dean and Pat will show collaboration in action by having Pat
pass off to Dean content edited in FCP and graded in Color for Dean to
work with in SMOKE on Mac OS X!
Not enough time
before the meeting to eat & mingle? Here's your chance. Enjoy food
and beverage while you swap anecdotes and business cards with your
peers. Delicious FOOD and beverages sponsored courtesy of AJA Video
8:45PM: Autodesk SMOKE on Mac OSX and Colaborative Editing
Dean Schirm of Autodesk
joins us in a presentation designed to demystify Smoke for Mac with a hands-on 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. Special 3D support by Ken Freed of JVC
And joining Dean and Pat in the collaboration will
be Boston editor Jacob Benjamin, who will cook up some graphics
Creative Suite 5 using After Effects to pass off to Dean for Dean to use as part of the
finishing in Smoke on Mac OS X!
9:30PM: AJA Update With Jay Ignaszewski
We are happy to have back with us our friend Jay Ignaszewski
. Jay will give us a very cool
update on what's new from AJA. Find out more about AJA's new support for FInal Cut Pro,
BIG DIG RAFFLE (See Below for list)
Big Dig Raffle
featuring prizes from Litepanels, Digieffects, ArtBeats, Boris Fx,
Boinx Software, GenArts and More!
ABOUT PATRICK INHOFER
Patrick Inhofer is the
Owner/Operator of the boutique finishing house, Fini.tv
. He is a colorist and editor with over 20
years experience in broadcast, cable, corporate, and indie
post-production. His passion for the industry was renewed with the 2006
release of Final Touch (now Apple's Color). Patrick's Colorist passion
combined with his extensive background as an Online/Finishing Editor
creates great left-brain/right-brain interaction that he believes is
well suited to his temperament and the craft.
also launching a new training website, TaoOfColor.com
. It begins
where this seminar leaves off with video training, forums, feedback, and
Patrick's has worked with such directors as
Barry Levinson and Bruce Sinofsky. A few of the outlets he's delivered
to: HBO, NBC, ABC, Showtime, ESPN, National Geographic Channel, PBS, The
Museum of Modern Art, and (yes) The Internet.
ABOUT DEAN ScHIRM
Los Angeles, CA based Dean Schirm joined Autodesk in 1997 as a Solutions Engineer, spending the next 13 years implementing, supporting and training Autodesk Smoke in the entertainment industry. Prior to Autodesk, Dean worked for 7 years in the LA post production scene and for 8 years in broadcast television. Dean has a creative, in-depth knowledge of Autodesk Smoke, typically supporting end users and resellers daily.
ABOUT JACOB BENJAMIN
Jake Benjamin, is a freelance Editor in Boston. He has done work for clients ranging from Saucony to HBO, Disney and the Discovery Channel. Fusing creativity and technology in resourceful ways has always been his strength and is reflected in his editorial work. When not editing he is usually trying to figure out new an exciting ways to fuse Bacon with Golf. Visit Jake's website at www.jaketotheb.com
ABOUT JAY IGNASZEWSKI
Jay came East after wandering off the honor farm at the Shirley
Temple Black Home for the Cinematically Bewildered in Palm Springs.
Having worked in the Film Industry for over 25 years on the West Coast,
Jay came East seeking four seasons and the perfect ear of white corn.
He has worked with George Lucas, Steven Speilberg, David Lynch and Mel
Brooks, to name a few. His skill set includes editing (Emmy for
co-editing the pilot for Twin Peaks), visual effects (producer VFX for
Eraser, tests for Matrix and What Dreams May Come), sound (location and
post - One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Black Stallion), camera
(Panavision, Arriflex, Éclair, B&H) and he makes a mean Bolognese.
Jay also teaches production courses at two local universities, sharing
his vast reservoir of hearsay and misinformation with the upcoming
generation of image-makers. Hoping to steer these impressionable youths
to a better life path such as animal husbandry or fly tying. Jay now is
seeking a crisp, brilliant sauvignon blanc to go with the corn.
BIG DIG RAFFLE
(see Raffle Sponsor Logos below)
(Present list, to be updated, prizes subject to
MegaSuite (all Digieffects plug-ins) - ($799 value)
- 2x Litepanels
LP Micro - Litepanels - ($500 total value)
- 3x 3 month rental of
GenArts Plug-ins - GenArts - ($507 value)
- Magic Bullet Suite 2009 -
Red Giant Software - ($799 value)
- mocha for Final Cut - Imagineer
Systems - ($199 value)
- 2 free Stock Footage Clips - ArtBeats -
- 200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX - ($200
- 2 free Stock Footage Clips - FootageHead - ($400 value)
Copy of VeeScope Live - VeeScaope Live - ($100 value)
- $100.00 off
or towards any Digital Heaven products - ($100 value)
- "Fast Path
to Blu-ray for Mac" - Bruce Nazarian - ($14.95 value)
- Copy of
UserMatic - EditGroove - ($34.95 value)
- Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV -
- KeyGuide FCP Guides – Neotron Design – ($13.95