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Old July 10th, 2003, 02:19 AM   #16
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I've been to several of these now, and they're always a blast. Will be at this one, too. Please keep the talking down in the back. Find me so I'll have an excuse to have another drink. See y'all there.
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Old July 10th, 2003, 03:44 AM   #17
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Will be good to see ya Chris. This room has good acoustics. At least it did a couple years ago.

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Old July 21st, 2003, 01:00 PM   #18
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lafcpug to meet July 23

Next Meeting of theh Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group will be Wednesday, July 23, 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood. Theme of meeting will be:

"Much more on FCP 4"
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Agenda (subject to change)


6:45PM - 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Andrew Balis, Ken Stone and Larry Jordan as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCP. If they can't solve your problem or answer your How 2, then you get your pick of the raffle table. Of course you still go home with your problem but you get your pick of the raffle table.

7:20PM - 7:40PM "How to use the Time Remap feature in FCP 4 - Ken Stone
Ken Stone will be making his demo debut at this months lafcpug and show us how to use FCP 4's brand new and really fun "Time Remap" feature. Someone is going to have to take Ken's camera away and take HIS picture.

7:40PM - 7:50PM - "Mixers" Beth McElhenny -Show and Tell
"Mixers" was shot on 16mm, edited via MiniDV on FCP3. I wrote/directed/edited this project, but got a tremendous amount of help and wonderful actors (3 or 4) who may show up at the meeting on the 25th, too.
Logline: Spring has sprung, at it's time for the annual apartment get together._ So quench your curiosity and_meet your neighbors. 1 part_barbecue,_1 part get together, anda box of wine --- shake and enjoy."

7:50PM - 8:20PM "How to use the new Audio Mixer in FCP 4" - Dan Brockett
FCP 4 has given us a HUGE amount of improvements in the way it handles audio and Audio Guru and filmmaker Dan Brockett will show us how to use the new RT Audio Mixer plus take us on a tour of the many audio enhancements FCP 4 has given us.

8:20 - 8:30PM - SFETT - Marco Torres and his Students
Apple Distinguished Educator Marco Torres and a few of his students from San Fernando High School's SFETT will talk briefly about the upcoming iCan Student Film Fest. For those of you who don't know about SFETT you should check it out HERE. It's a great story.

8:30PM - 8:50PM - Break
In the Lobby will be Promax showing off new toys and answering questions on the just announced G5 PowerMac Intelligent Assistance will also be showing off the must have Troubleshooter for FCP and Great Visual FX CDs plus talk about their upcoming new products for LiveType and Soundtrack..
Plus another addition of the FCP Guru table where we "guarantee" you'll get your FCP 4 questions answered.

9:00PM - 9:25PM - "How to use LiveType" - Phil Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts will take us through what is proving to be a most popular addition to the FCP 4 package, LiveType. We will learn not only how to create killer titles but how to get from FCP to LiveType and back to FCP.

9:25 - 9:40PM - "PhotoShop techniques to FCP" - Dale Ellis
Apple's Dale Ellis will show us a couple techniques using Photoshop to create effects and then bring into FCP. From Dale:
"One involves separating and animating elements within a static photograph to create the illusion of movement. This effect was used extensively in the
documentary of Producer Robert Evans' life, "The Kid Stays in the Picture." It's a neat alternative to the Ken Burns pan-and-scan effect.
The other effect allows you to to create titles or graphics that you can not only cut out to reveal another layer of video but to add INSIDE drop shadows to the cutout (something nearly impossible with FCP alone.)"

9:40 - 9:50PM - "True Human as the Hanged Man" - Daniel Foster -Show and Tell
"True Human as the Hanged Man" was commissioned as a stand-alone theatrical projection for Zu Blanchard's one-man show, The True Human. Directed and created by Daniel Foster/Eye Awake Studio.


9:50: - 10:00 - World Famous Raffle
ShuttlePro - Contour Design
ShuttleExpress - Contour Design
1 FCP EZ Keyboard - Bella Corpration
Copies of Motion Graphic Backgrounds - 12 inch Design
2 FCP 4.0 Keyboard KeyGuides - Neotron Design
Color Corrector for FCP DVD - Digital FilmTree
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Troubleshooter for FCP 3 - Intelligent Assistance
Great VisualFX for Final Cut Pro - Intelligent Assistance
DVD Companion Pro Pack - Recipe 4 DVD
Various books - CMP Books
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
2 copies of lafcpug DVDs - lafcpug


There will be a $5.00 donation respectfully requested at the door

For more information and directions to LA Film School go to the lafcpug web site

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old August 23rd, 2003, 04:11 PM   #19
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DVDSP 2 at lafcpug Aug 27

Next Meeting will be Wednesday, August 27, 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood

"The LA Launch of DVD Studio Pro 2"

Join us for one of the biggest events of the year as we introduce you to DVD Studio Pro 2. Scheduled to ship in August 2003, you can forget everything you know about DVD Studio Pro 1.5. DVDSP 2.0 has been built from the ground up, had it's price slashed in half, and now combines the ease of use of iDVD with the professional features of any high end DVD authoring system. Plus it looks and behaves a lot like FCP, integrates easily with After Effects and Photoshop and ships with dozens of "not cheesy" templates for quick and easy authoring. Brian Schmidt from Apple will be on hand to demo and answer any and all questions and concerns, plus by the time the evening ends you'll know how to use this app.

Plus DVD Guru Bruce Nazarian, using DVD Studio Pro in the Real World, Megan Cunningham on building a DVD, DVD Show and Tell, Stump the Gurus and least we forget about FCP 4, FCP Product Designer Brian Meaney

Mark your calendar now. This one is going to be HUGE!!.

_

This meeting may or may not be taped and available on DVD


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Agenda (subject to change and it probably will)



6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Andrew Balis, Ken Stone author Lisa Brenneis and FCP Product Designer Brian Meaney as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCP. If they can't solve your problem or answer your How 2, then you get your pick of the raffle table. Of course you still go home with your problem but you get your pick of the raffle table.

7:20 - 7:55PM - DVD Studio Pro 2 - Brian Schmidt
DVDSP 2.0 has been built from the ground up, had it's price slashed in half, and now combines the ease of use of iDVD with the professional features of any high end DVD authoring system. Plus it looks and behaves a lot like FCP, integrates easily with After Effects and Photoshop and ships with dozens of "not cheesy" templates for quick and easy authoring. Brian Schmidt from Apple will be on hand to demo and answer any and all questions and concerns, plus by the time the evening ends you'll know how to use this app.

8:00 - 8:20PM - More New Features in DVDSP 2 - Bruce Nazarian
From Bruce: "So many new features, where to begin? We'll show off a number of professional new features included in DVDSP2, like the new Scripting Interface, and the connections window, and review some features which have not changed, like Stories.

8:20 - 8:40PM - Building a DVD with DVDSP 2 and FCP 4 - Megan Cunningham
Megan Cunningham (Magnet Media) will take you briefly through the design and
construction of a DVD designed for the rock-band, The Petersens. She will go over menu construction --specifically, how to use overlays and layer menus, as demonstrated in Inside DVD Studio Pro 2. The DVD --and the training it was featured in-- were both designed using Final Cut Pro 4 and DVD Studio Pro 2.

Magnet Media is a New York-based production company that produces two DVD training series for creative professionals -the Digital Media Training
Series, and Zoom In. They also produce documentaries (Sundance Channel,
First Look, IFC, PBS). More information about Magnet Media is available at www.magnetmediafilms.com.

8:40 - 8:50PM - "3d Film Fest Trailor and DVD" - Les Perkins - Show and Tell
"I've just cut together a One-Minute Trailer for a 3D Film Expo coming up at the Egyptian Theater in September. It's more than 30 films from the 1950s, plus short subjects, in the greatest collection of 3D films ever assembled. Presented in the true, clear, polarized glasses, too - not the red-blue anaglyph process. __Check out the web site: www.3dFilmFest.com. I've also created a DVD that will be sold as a souvenir of the 3D event. __It's a collection of more than 40 movie trailers, even a few of them in 3D (red-blue glasses). __I'm doing it all: the menuing, the editing, color correction, audio sweetening.

8:50 - 9:10PM - Break
In the Lobby will be Promax showing off new toys and answering questions on the just announced G5 PowerMac Intelligent Assistance will also be showing off the must have Troubleshooter for FCP and Great Visual FX CDs and Killer Titles CDs plus talk about their upcoming new products.
Plus another addition of the FCP Guru table where we "guarantee" you'll get your FCP 4 questions answered.

9:10 - 10:00PM - FCP 4.0.1 and Q and A - Brian Meaney and Brian Schmidt
FCP Product Designer Brian Meaney will go over what's in the new upgrade to FCP, 4.0.1, and take questions and feedback concerning FCP and it's future. Brian will also be joined by DVDSP 2's Brian Schmidt for questions about DVDSP 2.

10:00: - 10:10 - World Famous Raffle
ShuttlePro - Contour Design
ShuttleExpress - Contour Design
1 Free 3 day FCP Training Class - DV Creators
Copies of Motion Graphic Backgrounds - 12 inch Design
2 FCP 4.0 Keyboard KeyGuides - Neotron Design
Color Corrector for FCP DVD - Digital FilmTree
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Troubleshooter for FCP 3 - Intelligent Assistance
Great VisualFX for Final Cut Pro - Intelligent Assistance
DVD Companion Pro Pack - Recipe 4 DVD
Various books - CMP Books
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
2 copies of lafcpug DVDs - lafcpug

Further details and directions to LA Film School can be found at lafcpug web site.

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old September 20th, 2003, 11:26 PM   #20
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lafcpug to meet Sept 24

The Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group will meet Wednesday, September 24, 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood


Bring your dancing shoes as we will be Making Music at the next meeting of the lafcpug with Demos of SoundTrack Logic Platinum 6 and SonicFire Pro 3.1

Musician and DV Guy Ron Margolis will show us all we need to know about how to get started with SoundTrack and how best to utilize it in your movie. Like SoundTrack? Wait till you see the completly redesigned SonicFire Pro 3.1 from SmartSound. Stephanie Joyce will demo.

Then Zed Saeed of DigitalFilm Tree will give us an over view of Apple's newest acquisition, Logic Platinum 6. Plus more on FCP 4, Stump the Gurus, World Famous Raffle and lots of show and tells.

There will be a $5.00 donation respectfully requested at the door

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Agenda (subject to change and it probably will)



6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Andrew Balis, Ken Stone and special guest Steve Martin of RippleTraining as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCP. If they can't solve your problem or answer your How 2, then you get your pick of the raffle table. Of course you still go home with your problem but you get your pick of the raffle table.

7:20PM - 7:30PM - FCP Tip/Trick Of the Month - Andrew Balis
This one is a killer involving new features of the range selection tool to work as a full-fledged trimming tool. FCP Guru, trainer and now author Andrew Balis whose new book "Advanced Editing and Finishing Techniques in Final Cut Pro 4" is scheduled to ship next month, will demo.


7:35PM - 8:05PM - Getting started with SoundTrack - Ron Margolis
SoundTrack is one of the free Pro apps that ships with FCP 4. "Soundtrack lets you create high-quality, royalty-free music for your Final Cut Pro 4 projects, quickly and easily. Featuring a friendly user interface and workflow specifically designed for working with Final Cut Pro 4, Soundtrack enables you to create original music scores on your own..." DV Guy and Muscian Ron Margolis will show us eveerything we need to know to get started.

8:05PM - 8:15PM - "All Over the World" -Tony LaTorre - Show and Tell
From Tony: "I'll be showing a music video I directed and edited in February. The artist is Robert Sanders. The song, "All Over the World" became popular on Armed Forces Radio and has played there for over a year. The video was shot on the new Panasonic AG-DVX100 DV video camera.

I am a video editor and motion graphic designer. I currently work for AOL Broadband, while maintaining my business as a demo reel editor. I have previously worked as a motion graphics designer for the television programs "Blind Date" and "Fifth Wheel"

8:15PM - 8:40PM - SmartSound SonicFire Pro 3.1 - Stephanie Joyce
SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 3.1 is designed from the ground up to help you create perfect music soundtracks custom fit to your videos in just minutes."SmartSound SonicFire Pro 3.1 features a powerful, yet easy-to-use process called the "Maestro." Significantly updated for version 3.0, the Maestro helps you quickly locate the musical selections that will most likely fit your video and allows you to audition them in real time with it. You can specify your search criteria and choose from such parameters as style, mood, intensity, key, Beats Per Minute (BPM) and instrument (such as "guitar", "strings", "drums/percussion" etc.). You can mix and match search criteria around the way you like to work. The new Maestro allows you to listen to any piece in the SmartSound music library - whether you own it or not and regardless of where the song is located - and, if you like it for your scene, purchase it and download it in minutes." SmartSound's own Stephanie Joyce shows us all we need to know.

8:40 - 9:00PM - Break
In the Lobby will be Promax showing off new toys and answering questions on the just shipped G5 PowerMac. Intelligent Assistance will also be showing off the must have Troubleshooter for FCP and Great Visual FX CDs and Killer Titles CDs.
Plus another addition of the FCP Guru table where we "guarantee" you'll get your FCP 4 questions answered.

9:00PM - 9:25PM - Logic Platinum 6 - Zed Saeed
DigitalFilm Tree's Zed Saeed has spent a great deal of time with Logic, one of the newest acquisitions from Apple. What is Logic?

"Logic Platinum 6 is the most widely used program of its kind in professional music production. It elegantly combines composition, notation and audio production facilities in one comprehensive product.

Logic Platinum offers a comprehensive set of music creation tools featuring rock-solid MIDI timing and synchronization, mixing and automation with total recall, and non destructive real-time editing of both audio and MIDI. It also offers superb MIDI timing with 960 PPQN and sends and receives synchronized MIDI clock, MTC, MMC and word clock signals, making it ideal for film, TV and video post-production facilities."

9:25PM - 9:35PM - "Ray Dell Tubbs Gets Famous" - Brandon Walter - Show and Tell
"Ray Dell Tubbs Gets Famous" is a feature documentary following a Venice Beach bum off the streets and back to his home of Houston, Texas where he tries to get his life in order. The documentary goes into detail on just how Ray Dell ended up on the streets. The marvelous thing about Ray is his ability to find happiness in the most depressing situations. www.raydelltubbs.com

9:35PM - 9:45PM - "Stupid Fool" - Pons Maar
Pons Maar comes from a visual and performing arts background and mainly works in film and TV as a puppeteer/creature efx performer and coordinator. He is the Co-Chair of the National Puppeteer Committee in SAG. He has been working in FCP for about 4 years while also using DECK, PEAK, Studio Artist and Photoshop. This short was originally just a sound piece with the visuals added later using Studio Artist extensively. Pons is interested in process, decay, and found elements. Most of his work involves mixing up and messing with what is.
Pons Maar has some cool stuff on his website that you should see... http://homepage.mac.com/ponzzz

9:45 - 9:55PM World Famous Raffle

Complete details can be found at the lafcpug web site

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old October 18th, 2003, 02:22 AM   #21
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lafcpug to meet Oct 22

Next Meeting will be Wednesday, October 22, 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood

"Dual 2gig G5 vs the Dual 1.4.2 G4 "

Join us for a very special night where we will discuss the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the New G5 from Apple. If all goes to plan we will have a shoot out between the G4 Dual 1.4.2 and the Dual 2gig G5 using Final Cut Pro real world examples and talk about whether the G5 is right for you now or later. Plus, Steve Martin with a LiveType tip/trick, Larry Jordan on "When Bad Things Happen to Good Apps, Show and Tells, Stump the Gurus with an all star panel, and of course, World Famous Raffle.

This meeting may or may not be taped and available on DVD

There will be a $5.00 donation respectfully requested at the door

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Agenda (subject to change and it probably will)



6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
What a panel! If there is any reason to show up for this meeting it's to hang around these folks.

Join FCP Gurus, Andrew Balis, Ken Stone and special guest Gurus, Steve Martin of RippleTraining, Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance, Author of the Visual QuickPro Guide, Lisa Brenneis, Co-Creator of Final Cut Pro, and author/filmmaker, Michael Wohl as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCP. If they can't solve your problem or answer your How 2, then you get your pick of the raffle table. Of course you still go home with your problem but you get your pick of the raffle table.

7:20PM - 7:30PM - Matting video to text in LiveType - Steve Martin
This month Steve Martin of RippleTraining will show you why LiveType is more that an app that makes your text shake, rattle, and roll. LiveType is a true motion graphics powerhouse, that puts hundreds of options at your fingertips. One of those options is matting video to text and other non-text objects to create incredible titles and DVD motion menus. Follow along with Steve as he builds a DVD motion menu in record time. The project he will be demonstrating is right out of the forthcoming FCP4 Advanced book he co-authored from PeachPit Press.

7:35PM - 7:45PM - Time lapse imagery - Tony Donaldson - Show and Tell
It's a short experimental film of time changes. Slow motion and time lapses, much of it done with still cameras more than video cameras, though the slow motion was done with video. I was inspired to do it by some friends, and it wound up being a bigger project than I'd anticipated. It runs the gamut, from nature to sports, five minutes and 19 seconds of variety based on my experiences with what I normally do (still photography) and the various video projects I've done, and a fascination of time lapse imagery.

7:45PM - 8:15PM - The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth about the G5 - JD Wilcox and Cawan Starks
Using two projectors we will attempt a "shoot out" between the G4 Dual 1.4.2 and the Dual 2gig G5 using Final Cut Pro real world examples and talk about whether the G5 is right for you now or later. We will also take your requests and answer any and all questions on issues that are currently affecting the G5. Plus (hopefully) we will provide benchmarks on Panther running on a non FCP optimized Dual 2gig G5.

8:20PM - 8:35PM- "Ivory Gate" - Drew Mylrea - Show and Tell
Showing a remarkable amount of maturity in not only narrative structure but camera technique and pacing, 17 year old Drew Mylrea will drive down from Scotts Valley to show off his movie, Ivory Gate.
From Drew:
Drew Mylrea is a high school senior living in Scotts Valley High, CA. Alongside of going to school he teaches the Video Productions class at the school ( check it out at http://www/svhs.svsd.org/vp/ ). The film he will be showing, Ivory Gate, was filmed over the course of three months, shot with the AG-DVX100, and edited all on Final Cut Pro. Ivory Gate centers around a young man Stephen, and his pursuit of truth in his life.
Note: If time permits we will show the entire film (30 minutes) at the close of the meeting.

8:40 - 9:00PM - Break
In the Lobby will be Promax showing off new toys and answering questions on the just shipped G5 PowerMac. Intelligent Assistance will also be showing off the must have Great Visual FX CDs and Killer Titles CDs.
Michael Wohl and Lisa Brenneis will be selling their respective books for a big discount. Visual QuickPro Guide for FCP 4 will be selling for $18.00. Michael's excellent NEW edition of "Editing Techniques in Final Cut Pro will be going for $28.00.
lafcpug will be selling past "lafcpug on DVD meetings" (Oct 2001 - Oct 2002) for 3 for $10.00
HUGE Systems will also be in lobby showing off their storage solutions.
Plus another addition of the FCP Guru table where we "guarantee" you'll get your FCP 4 questions answered.

9:00PM - 9:25PM - "When Bad Things Happen to Final Cut Pro" - Larry Jordan
There is nothing more frustrating that your lean, mean, state-of-the-art-editing machine thumbing it's nose at you and quitting unexpectedly. Before you start slashing your wrists or babbling uncontrollably, take a listen as FCP guru Larry Jordan presents "What to do when good Apps go bad."

Larry will cover:
1) How can unlimited RT make your life difficult on output?
2) How do render files interact with playback to make your life
difficult on output?
3) What to do when FCP unexpectedly quits
4) How to optimize your hard drives to improve video playback
5) When and how to run Repair Permissions
6) When and how to run FSCK
7) What to do when FSCK isn't enough
8) What to do when your timeline won't output?
wronged system

And more

9:30 - 9:40PM - Dalai Lama - Joshua Lee Cohen - Show and Tell
I am going to show a video of a man named Joel Kuwahara who traveled to Dharamsala India to teach the monks of the Dalai Lama's monestary how to burn DVD's to preserve teachings of the Dalai Lama. Director Doug Pray shot the video and we edited it over a 2 1/2 period of time from 30 hours of footage down to
the 5 minute video it is now. The video is not intended for broadcast, just a document of what they did and a chance for me to practice on Final Cut Pro.

9:40PM - 9:50PM "Couple on a Street Corner" - Dean Chamberlin - Show and Tell
Down and out young lovers make a difficult decision. Shot live at the corner of Santa Monica and Vine.

9:50PM - 10:00PM - World Famous Raffle

More info and directions to LA Film School can be found here.

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old November 15th, 2003, 04:27 PM   #22
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lafcpug to meet Nov 19

The Next Meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group will be Wednesday, November 19, 6:45PM -at the LA Film School in Hollywood

Because of the Thanksgiving Holiday we are moving the meeting to the THIRD Wednesday of the month. Join us for a very special night where we will discuss the trim window in FCP 4, Automatic Duck, Panther, Stoyboarding, plus Show and Tells, Stump the Gurus and of course, World Famous Raffle. Wow.

There will be a $5.00 donation respectfully requested at the door

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Agenda (subject to change and it probably will)


6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Andrew Balis, Ken Stone and special guest Gurus, Steve Martin of RippleTraining, and Co President of the Chicago Final Cut Pro user Group, Matt Geller as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCP. If they can't solve your problem or answer your How 2, then you get your pick of the raffle table. Of course you still go home with your problem but you get your pick of the raffle table.

7:20 - 7:25PM - FCP FAQ - Jim Perry
Lafcpug is working hard to launch what we hope to be the most extensive FCP FAQ on the planet. Videographer and web designer Jim Perry will give us all a sneak peak at what we have done so far.

7:30PM - 7:55PM - Automatic Duck - Wes Plate
Wes Plate, President of Automatic Duck, Inc. will visit to demonstrate their new plug-ins for Final Cut Pro 4. These may just be the plug-ins you have been waiting for, finally there will be OMF and AAF import into Final Cut! Automatic Duck will be offering two copies of their awesome plug-ins in the raffle too! Don't miss it.

8:00 - 8:15PM - Story Boarding with Final Draft AV and KeyNote - Frank Collin
Final Draft AV, the professional A/V script processor and KeyNote, Apples presentation application, can do a lot more than what it says on the box. You can use these two apps to easily create storyboards for your next move. Final Drafts Frank Collin shows us how easy it is.

8:20PM - 8:40PM - Tips for working in the trim window in Final Cut Pro 4 - Scott Barbour
Scott Barbour has learned a lot very useful tips since accepting the job at Apple. He'll share a few of them with us and tonight concentrate on the Trim Window in FCP 4.

8:40 - 9:00PM - Break
In the Lobby will be Promax showing off new toys including the Decklink HD Capture Card and answering questions on the just shipped G5 PowerMac. Intelligent Assistance will also be showing off the must have Great Visual FX CDs and Killer Titles CDs. Don Burton will be selling tickets and talking about the upcoming TurkeyShoot Film Festival.
lafcpug will be selling past "lafcpug on DVD meetings" (Oct 2001 - Oct 2002) for 3 for $10.00
Plus another addition of the FCP Guru table where we "guarantee" you'll get your FCP 4 questions answered.

9:05PM - 9:35PM - FCP and Panther - Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts will be revealing some of the cool new features of Panther, including an introduction to the Exposé and the new desktop file management. He'll be explaining the different ways to upgrade - and when not to upgrade - and demonstrating how Final Cut Pro performs under the new operating systems. Most importantly, he'll be telling us how to avoid some of the problems that can arise with OS X 10.3 Panther.

9:35PM - 9:45PM "Couple on a Street Corner" - Dean Chamberlin - Show and Tell
Down and out young lovers make a difficult decision. Shot live at the corner of Santa Monica and Vine.

9:50PM - 10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
2 copies Final Cut Pro 4 On the Spot - CMP Books
2 Copies of Automatic Duck - Automatic Duck
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Licenses for SheerVideo Pro Software Video Codec - BitJazz
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
2 copies of ProMax QuickStart Training DVD-ROM for Final Cut Pro 4 - Promax
2 FCP 4.0 Keyboard KeyGuides - Neotron Design
Color Corrector for FCP DVD - Digital FilmTree
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Great VisualFX for Final Cut Pro - Intelligent Assistance
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
DVD Companion Pro Pack - Recipe 4 DVD
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
1 copy of each copies of lafcpug DVDs (Oct 01 - Oct 02)- lafcpug

For more info including directions to the LA Film Scholl go to the lafcpug web site.

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old December 7th, 2003, 08:56 PM   #23
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lafcpug at DV Expo Dec 11

lafcpug and THE FCPUG NETWORK are teaming up to bring you the largest gathering of FCP Users and Gurus on the planet during the month of December . Space is limited and seating is on a first come first served basis.

Where? DV Expo - LA Convention Center
REGISTER BY DEC4 or go HERE and print out invite to avoid paying $75.00 at door
When? Thursday, Dec 11th 5:15PM until we drop
Why? Because we need somplace to hang out and wait for traffic to die down.
How Much? - $5.00 donation will be requested to help cover expenses
Any raffle prizes? Of course

AGENDA (subject to change)

5:15PM - 5:45PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Steve Martin of RippleTraining, Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance and more FCP Gurus to be announced as they attempt to solve all of your FCP problems or feel really bad if they dont.

5:50PM - 6:20PM - FCP 4.1 and AJA's brand new Io LA and LD - Paul Saconne
Most of you are familiar with how many streams of Real Time uncompressed video FCP 4.1 can handle in Safe Mode on a Dual G5 running Panther hooked up to 14 drive Xraid with an Io from AJA. But what can it do in Safe Mode with DV to the internal drive that ships with the G5? Apple's Paul Saccone is going to show us. Plus, what is in FCP 4.1 and why do we need it. Plus, we will be among the first in the country to take a look at AJA's brand new low cost Io LA and LD breakout box. Plus, Paul will take questions. Plus, Paul will answer them.

6:25PM - 6:40PM - How to get media off a DVD and imported into FCP - Brad Wright
Brad will show us how easy this process is by using the tool he created called DVDxDV

6:45PM - 7:15PM - Editing NBC's "Scrubs" with Final Cut Pro - Rick Blue and Ramy Katrib
The hit television show from NBC, "Scrubs" has been using FCP exclusively this season and is the first network TV show to do so. They are just about half way thorough the seasons 22 episodes and Scrubs editor Rick Blue along with Digital FilmTrees's Ramy Katrib will show and tell us everything we need and want to know about editing a network TV show with Final Cut Pro. How's it's going so far? It's going very well.

7:20PM -7:35PM -Taming the Wild and Wacky Autoselect Option in FCP 4.1- Tom Wolsky
Author and FCP Guru Tom Wolsky will attempt, (without a net) to show and explain the Autoselect Option in FCP 4.1. Children are warned to cover their eyes.

7:35 - 7:45PM - "The Last Game" - Show and Tell - Alex Weinress
"The Last Game" tells the story of a sucessfull High School coaches last season. The LA Times said "This may be one of the best Sports Documentaries ever made." USA Today gave it 4 stars and said; "it is to High School Football what "Hoop Dreams" was to Basketball." Director and Editor Alex Weinress will show clips and answer questions.

7:45PM - 7:-55PM - World Famous Raffle

Prizes include:
$500.00 credit coupon towards ANY product from AJA Video Systems - AJA
2 copies "Final Cut Pro 4 Editing Essentials" by Tom Wolsky - CMP Books
Copies of "Liquid" and "Fancy Ones" Live Fonts - LiveType Central
2 Copies of Motion Graphic BackGrounds - 12inch Design
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
DVD Studio Pro 2 - Apple
FCP 4 T-shirts - Apple
2 Licenses for SheerVideo Pro Software Video Codec - BitJazz
2 copies of ProMax QuickStart Training DVD-ROM for Final Cut Pro 4 - Promax
SteadyTracker Lite - Promax
2 copies "Shoot for the Cut" (Canon GL2) - Magnet Media Films
2 copies "Shoot for the Cut" (Panasonic DVX100) - Magnet Media Films
2 copies "Zoom In" (Canon GL2) - Magnet Media Films
2 FCP 4.0 Keyboard KeyGuides - Neotron Design
Color Corrector for FCP DVD - Digital FilmTree
Great VisualFX for Final Cut Pro - Intelligent Assistance
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
DVD Companion Pro Pack - Recipe 4 DVD
13 copies of lafcpug DVDs (Oct 01 - Oct 02)- lafcpug
All the details can be found at lafcpug's web site.
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Old December 31st, 2003, 05:40 PM   #24
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Huge FCP Event at Macworld

FCP Event at MacWorld

The Final Cut Pro User Group Network, <http://www.fcpugnetwork.org> which consists of over 30 FCP UGs throughout the world, will hold a gathering at Macworld on January 7, beginning at 7:00PM at the Mezzanine Club in downtown San Francisco.

Scheduled to appear on the agenda will be FCP Creator and Chief Architect, Randy Ubillos who will discuss Final Cut Pro 4, and VERY special guest, First Assistant Editor to Walter Murch, Sean Cullen, who will talk about using FCP in the motion picture “Cold Mountain.”

Also scheduled to appear will be Gary Adcock and Brett Shapiro who will show off HD on a laptop, plus filmmaker show and tells and Raffle with prizes totaling into the thousands of dollars.

There will be food and drink available and doors open at 6:00PM. Seating is first come first serve and is limited.

A $5.00 donation will be requested at the door for this event and it is open to the public.

For more information including full agenda and directions to the Mezzanine Club, go to the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group web site. <http://www.lafcpug.org/creativepro.html>
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Old January 20th, 2004, 11:52 AM   #25
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lafcpug to meet Jan 22

Next "regular" Meeting will be Thursday, January 22, 2004 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood

It will be "DOC" Night at the next meeting where we will cover everything you want and need to know about using FCP in the creation of documentaries, including managing media, creating your story, distribution and much much more. Plus show and tells, Stump the Gurus and of course, World Famous Raffle.

Agenda (Subject to change and it probably will)


6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Andrew Balis, Ken Stone and special guest Gurus, Steve Martin of RippleTraining, Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance and author Lisa Brenneis, as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCP. If they can't solve your problem or answer your How 2, then you get your pick of the raffle table. Of course you still go home with your problem but you get your pick of the raffle table.


7:20 - 7:50PM - Making Money Making Docs - Chuck Braverman
Chuck Braverman is a producer, director and cameraman for his own production company, Braverman Productions, Inc. He is well-known for his fast cut KINESTASIS montage films, including the three-minute history of the United States, AMERICAN TIME CAPSULE. Chuck has also directed several television movies and many episodic shows. He has won two Emmys for his documentaries, Clios for his commercials, and in 2001 took the top Feature Documentary award from the Directors Guild of America for HIGH SCHOOL BOOT CAMP and was nominated for an Academy Award for the documenatary short CURTAIN CALL. Last year his documentary ROCKY AND ROLANDO was nominated for a DGA award.


7:50PM - 8:10PM - "Cinerama Adventure" - Dave Strohmaier
Dave Strohmaier will talk about making his documentary Cinerama Adventure and the challenges and difficulties of doing a documentary on the historic lost widescreen film format. Cinerama thrilled audiences around the globe from 1952-1965 with its giant screen presentations and ahead of its time 7 channel surround sound. Subjects that will be covered include: filming 66 hours of original footage / interviews and editing without transcripts, specialized 6 perf. 35mm & 65mm film telecine, special 3D effects used to simulate a Cinerama experience, Creating an HD master for 35mm film out from an original NTSC online, final Dolby SRD sound mix. Behind the scenes video examples will be shown along with a clips from the documentary.


8:10PM - 8:30PM -Home Video and Television Sales for your Doc - Ted Bonnitt
Ted Bonnitt, of the film marketing company 7th Planet Radio Pictures (radiopictures.com) directed and produced his FCP DV doc "Mau Mau Sex Sex" (maumausexsex.com) DIY style, and self-distributed it to commercial theaters in 20 major U.S. cities on DVD- a first. He's spent the last 2 years researching new ways to distribute his doc to the home video market, which will hit stores in February. Ted will discuss low-budget approaches to attracting distributor and retailer interest in your doc, and creative deal making with home video distributors that can yield you 2 to 5 times more money per DVD sale than with traditional distribution deals.


He'll provide an overview of the home video distribution system and how to navigate it as a digi-indie, while not getting lost in the wholesale shuffle. He'll also offer tips on international broadcast sales. Specifics include:

-How to prepare your doc for home video and television sales during and after production.

-How to market your doc to theaters, home video distributors and overseas television sales agents from the same computer that you made your movie on.

- Necessary marketing materials to prepare: sell sheets, press kits, publicity and packaging.

8:30PM - 8:50PM - Break
In the Lobby will be Promax showing off new toys. Intelligent Assistance will also be showing off the must have Great Visual FX CDs and Killer Titles CDs and talking about their brand new "Assistance on Demand."Steve Martin will be selling his brand new fresh off the shelf LIVETYPE TEXTURES lafcpug will be selling past "lafcpug on DVD meetings" (Oct 2001 - Oct 2002) for 3 for $10.00
Plus another addition of the FCP Guru table where we "guarantee" you'll get your FCP 4 questions answered.

8:50PM - 9:20PM - "Making Docs: The Process" - Myles Connelly
Filmmaker and Editor Myles Connelly has worked on dozens of documentaries, most notably for legendary production company, MacGillivray Freeman Films, producers of such IMAX films as Everest, The Living Seaand Dolphins. Currently in release is the feature film, "Young Black Stallion," in which Myles served as Production Supervisor. From Myles:
Specifically, I will cover -


1. Modern documentary forms - reality and non-fiction for broadcast, cable non-fiction, theatrical
2. Getting off to a good start - Production essentials including priorities list, capturing quality sound, production logs and notes.
3. The fluid nature of docs, or "everything's worth a try" including the use of archival, outakes, stock footage, etc.
4. Make the movie, then write the script - the circular logic behind most documentary scripts
5. Now you're done - What to do with your doc - distribution in today's market
6. Five ways to know when you've gotten too close to your project - learning to let go.


9:20PM - 9:35PM - "Making Gretchen" - Peter Jazwinski
From Peter:
"First I'll show a 5 minute clip of "Making Gretchen." This is a documentary currently in post production with a premiere set for 3/1. It's the story of a 29 year old woman who hired a production company to shoot a short film that she wrote and starred in. They shot in Los Angeles on 35mm film over the course of 1 week. I followed them from production meetings through post with my sony PD150 and shotgun mic. I'm currently editing on FCP 3. I logged 2000 minutes of footage.
I'll talk briefly about managing story, notes and ideas as I tried to structure the movie. The most daunting task was realizing that I had 51 tapes and no script to follow. Since nothing particularly outrageous happened, I had to find a way to craft something interesting. To do this I used a combination of notes, logging information and a keen memory."


9:35PM - 9:45PM - World Famous Raffle


Various books - CMP Books
Copies of DVDxDV - Brad Wright
Copy of LiveType Textures - Ripple Training
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Licenses for SheerVideo Pro Software Video Codec - BitJazz
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
FREE FCP 4 hands on Training Class - DVCreators.net
Filter Set 1 - Graeme Nattress
2 copies of ProMax QuickStart Training DVD-ROM for Final Cut Pro 4 - Promax
2 FCP 4.0 Keyboard KeyGuides - Neotron Design
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Great VisualFX for Final Cut Pro - Intelligent Assistance
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
DVD Companion Pro Pack - Recipe 4 DVD
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
13 copies of lafcpug DVDs (Oct 01 - Oct 02)- lafcpug

http://www,lafcpug.org
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Old February 21st, 2004, 12:44 PM   #26
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Walter Murch to appear at lafcpug Feb 25

Next Meeting of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group will be Wednesday, February 25, 2004 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood

It will be "Motion Graphics and Effects Night" where we will introduce you to the world of Compositing and Motion Graphics, a huge part of Final Cut Pro and a part only few really understand.

Scheduled to appear will be Alex Lindsey from dvGarage who will talk about what you need to know about Visual Effects BEFORE you shoot your movie. He'll be covering the topics Photogrammetry, Blue/Green Screen keying, HDRi lighting, Matchmoving and more.

Also scheduled to appear will be Kevin (Telly) Monahan who will show tips and tricks from his soon to ship book, "Motion Graphics and Effects in FCP." This long awaited book is scheduled to ship Feb 20

Also Walter Shires, author of Eureka Plug-ins for FCP

AND special guest, Academy Award wining Editor Walter Murch who will share "experiences" on using FCP to edit the movie, "Cold Mountain."

Plus another round of Stump the Gurus and oh, yeah.. World famous Raffle.

There will be a $5.00 donation respectfully requested at the door.


Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Ken Stone, Andrew Balis and special guest Gurus, Steve Martin of RippleTraining, and author Lisa Brenneis, as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCP. If they can't solve your problem or answer your How 2, then you get your pick of the raffle table. Of course you still go home with your problem but you get your pick of the raffle table.


7:20PM - 7:50PM - "What Filmmakers Need to Know About Visual Effects" - Alex Lindsey
What you MUST know BEFORE you shoot a movie that has ANY visual effects. Alex Lindsay, former member of Industrial Light and Magic's "Rebel Unit" and founder of dvGarage, will walk you through what you need to do on the set to make your Visual Effects Supervisor (for beginning filmmakers...the students at the local art school) love you! If you ever plan to shoot a movie with ANY visual effects, you need to know these tips! Topics covered: Photogrammetry, Blue/Green Screen keying, HDRi lighting, Matchmoving and more...


7:50PM - 8:10PM - Eureka Plug-ins - Walter Shires
The very first set plug-ins to be written using FCP's own FX Builder, Eureka Plug-ins made it's debut back in the FCP 1.0 days. Walter Shires, the author will show and tell the latest version of Eureka plug-ins for FCP 4 and FCE 2.


8:10PM - 8:40PM - Final Cut Pro Effects Tips and Tricks - Kevin Monahan
FCP Guru and co founder of SFCutters, the San Francisco FCP User Group, Kevin Monahan will give us the low down on how to do some very cool effects in FCP 4. These How2s are a part of Kevin's new book "Motion Graphics and Effects in FCP."set to ship Feb 20 2004. Kevin will also be selling a LIMITED supply of the book in the lobby before the meeting and during the break.


8:40PM - 9:00PM - Break
Kevin Monahan will be in lobby selling his long awaited book "Motion Graphics and Effects in FCP." for the LOW LOW price of only $30.00. There will be a very limited supply. First come, first serve. Intelligent Assistance will also be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType. lafcpug will once again begin selling "Lafcpug on DVD" beginning with Januarys 2004, "Doc Night." Price will be $20.00.


9:00PM - till we drop - FCP and "Cold Mountain" - Walter Murch
Academy Award winner Walter Murch and his first assistant Sean Cullen first walked into the offices of Digital FilmTree in Hollywood over 2 years ago to learn about this new NLE system, named Final Cut Pro in the hopes that they might use it for an upcoming movie they were doing titled "Cold Mountain." After a brief training session with the boys at DFT they decided that indeed FCP was right for them and off they went to Romania with a half dozen or so FCP workstations in tow and 15 months later the film was in the can. The real story is what happened during those 15 months. Mr Murch will be in Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards as a nominee for Best Editing for Cold Mountain and one of his many stops during his brief stay will be with lafcpug. He will share "war" stories on using FCP to edit Cold Mountain and take your questions.

Directions to LA Film School and more info can be found on the lafcpug web site

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old March 1st, 2004, 12:38 AM   #27
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Cold Mountain to be featured at FCP event at ShowBiz Expo, March 4

Cold Mountain to be featured at FCP event at ShowBiz Expo, March 4

Sean Cullen, First Assistant Editor to Walter Murch on “Cold Mountain” will be the featured guest at a gathering of Final Cut Pro users and Gurus, Thursday March 4 at the Hotel Pennsylvania beginning at 7:00PM as part of the annual ShowBiz Expo in NYC. Michael Horton of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug) and Michael Vitti of the NYC FCP UG are producing this event along with leaders from several FCP UGs from around the country.

Scheduled to appear along side Sean Cullen will be Evan Schectman who will talk about FCP and HD. Abba Shapiro, author of “Final Cut Pro 4 On the Spot” will show FCP Tips and Tricks. Dan and Don Berube from the Boston FCP User Group will show clips from their latest movie. Erik Bryan Slavin will discuss shooting with the Panasonic DVX100 from capture to output, and finally Ted Schilowitz of Aja will show off the low cost Io LA and LD. And of course there will be a raffle

Doors will open at 6:30PM. For more information and details on this meeting, go to the LA FCP UG web site. <http://www.lafcpug.org>

There will be a $5.00 donation requested at the door.
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Old March 21st, 2004, 07:03 PM   #28
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lafcpug to meet March 24

Next Meeting will be Wednesday, March 24, 2004 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood

It will be "Creative Troubleshooting Night" at the next meeting of the lafcpug

Scheduled to appear will be Diannah Morgan, author of the brand new book, "Creative Titling with Final Cut Pro. Diannah will show Creative Titling tips and tricks.

Also scheduled to appear will be Paul Hackner from DaneTracks who will discuss getting the best audio you can before you go to Post and then fixing the audio in Post because you screwed up and didn't get the best you could before Post.

Also Part 2 of "Troubleshooting your FCP System" with FCP Guru, Larry Jordan.

And finally another round of Stump the Gurus, Show and Tells and oh, yeah.. World famous Raffle.

There will be a $5.00 donation respectfully requested at the door.

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Ken Stone, and Andrew Balis as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCP. If they can't solve your problem or answer your How 2, then you get your pick of the raffle table. Of course you still go home with your problem but you get your pick of the raffle table.


7:20PM - 7:30PM - "Adding a Dream Look to your movie" Tip/Trick O' the Month - Jake Benjamin
Recent graduate from Fitchburg State College in MA, Jake Benjamin is currently interning at DigitalDomain here in LA and on his way to taking over the world. He is a former student of Charles (Chawla) Roberts. Jake will show us how to add a dreamy look to your footage with one hand tied behind his back and no net.


7:30PM - 7:55PM - Creative Titling with Final Cut Pro - Diannah Morgan
Author of Creative Titling with Final Cut Pro, Diannah Morgan will show us tips and tricks on, uh... getting creative titles out of Final Cut Pro. Well, what did you expect?

7:55PM - 8:05PM - "Chip Monck" - Jud Pratt - Show and Tell
On February 20, lighting designer Chip Monck was presented with the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award. He is known as the "Voice of Woodstock," having been roped in by the promoter who neglected to hire an MC. He is infamously known for giving the warning about the "brown acid" in the movie.

This short video, which was shown prior to the award presentation, is a brief biography of Chip's professional career working with acts such as The Doors, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones, the Ali/Foreman fight in Zaire, Broadway shows "The Rocky Horror Show" and "Divine Madness," as well as perfecting the concept of the sports staduim as a music venue.

Parnelli Awards link:
http://www.proproduction2004.com/events/chipmonck.html
My website:
http://www.theionosphere.com

8:05PM - 8:35PM - Getting the best audio before you go to Post and then fixing it in Post - Paul Hackner
Dialouge editor Paul Hackner who works at the famed Sound Design house, DaneTracks here in Los Angeles will discuss tips and tricks on getting the best audio you can during production as well as what you need to know if taking your audio to a Pro House, and what you can do if you screwed the whole thing up.

8:35PM - 8:55PM - Break
A chance to ahng out and meet and greet and get your problesm solved. Intelligent Assistance will be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType. lafcpug will once again begin selling "Lafcpug on DVD" beginning with Januarys 2004, "Doc Night." We will also be taking orders for the February meeting with Walter Murch. Price will be $20.00. And, hopefully the boys from Promax will be with us to show off toys and answer your questions. And more.

8:55PM - 9:20PM - Troubleshooting your FCP System Part Deux - Larry Jordan
Due to overwhelming demand, FCP Guru Larry Jordan is back, this time with more tips on keeping your FCP system healthy and what to do when things go wrong. Larry will also provide phone numbers for mental health clinics in and around Los Angeles for those who express interest.


9:20PM - 9:30PM - "Love Supreme" - X.Dean Lim - Show and Tell
"Love Supreme" - A project from X. Dean Lim - writer/director of the satire "The Yellow Truth" (downloaded 100,000 times since Nov. 03). "Supreme", a song by British artist Robbie Williams, is the first music video from the Lim who has never studied writing, directing or film-making in any way. Shot in the last week of March, many of the synch issues were solved through the Los Angeles Final Cut User Group forum.

9:30PM - 940PM - "Awake" - Tito da Costa
"Awake" is a student project that pushes Final Cut Pro creative capabilities to the limit, with complex composites and various FXs.

9:40PM - 9:50PM - World Famous Raffle

More info at the lafcpug web site:

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old April 7th, 2004, 01:44 AM   #29
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FCP users to gather at NAB

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Final Cut Pro Users from around the world will gather Wednesday April 21 at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas as part of the annual NAB Trade Show. Set to appear on the agenda are Gary Adcock from the Chicago FCP User Group who will present “"HDTV and your Creativity: Using HD for Technical and Scientific Analysis." Also scheduled to appear are Ted Schilowitz from AJA and First Assistant Editor Eric Jessen who will show and discuss the workflow that created the soon to be released movie, “SkyCaptain and The World of Tomorrow.” <http://www.skycaptain.com/home.html>
FCP Product Designer Brian Meaney and Apple’s Paul Saconne will also be on hand to present and discuss the latest on Final Cut Pro.
Doors open at 5:30PM with the show set to begin at 6:30PM. Food and drink will be available and seating will be first come, first served. A $5.00 donation will be requested at the door.
For more information visit the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group web site. <http://www.lafcpug.org/nab.html>

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Agenda set for FCP event at NAB

Join us and the FCPUG Network at NAB for the largest gathering of FCP Gurus on the Planet


Where? Conference Center, Stardust Hotel, Las Vegas
When? Wednesday, April 21, 6:30M till 9:30PM (doors open 5:30PM)
Why? - Because you need to get out and learn something and then PARTY!!

This event is open to the public. Seating is first come first serve.

There will be a $5.00 donation respectfully requested at door

Agenda (subject to change)

5:30 - 6:30 Social Hour.
This is a chance to meet and greet and eat and drink and generally get to know one another and to put faces to all of those names you you see on the online forums and the FCP world. Our generous sponsors will be there to answer all your questions on their respective products, as well as the inaugural FCPUG NETWORK GURU TABLE, manned by 8 of the countries top FCP Gurus. Plus we will be showing clips from the lafcpug February DVD with Walter Murch, and Boston's own Dan and Don Berube's latest movie, "Senator Fowler's Big Secret," shot with the Panasonic DVX100. Plus MUCH more

6:30PM - 6:40PM - Introduction of UG leaders
FCP User Group leaders from around the world will be in attendance and we will introduce them to you. Who knows, you might have a FCP UG in your own back yard.

6:45PM - 7:00PM - "HDTV and your Creativity: Using HD for Technical and Scientific Analysis." - Gary Adcock
Chicago's own Gary Adcock will present "HDTV and your Creativity: Using HD for Technical and Scientific Analysis." (We will be handing out cans of Red Bull and spray bottles for this presentation)

7:05PM - 7:20PM - Super Secret Presentation
Someone will talk about... something super secret

7:25PM - 7:55PM - "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," - Erik Jessen and Ted Schilowitz
One of the most anticipated films of 2004 is "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," scheduled for release this Summer, 2004. Shot Completely in front of a Blue Screen by first time director Kerry Conran and starring Jude "I only do movies cut on FCP" Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, we are going to take a look and discuss the unique workflow using FCP, Kona HD, Shake and After Effects to create this blockbuster. Ted Schilowitz from AJA and First Assistant Editor Erik Jessen are set to appear.

7:55PM - 8:15PM - Break
Another chance to meet and greet, buy more raffle tickets, get your problems solved from the FCP Guru Table, talk to vendors, buy drinks, desperately search for any left over food, and stretch your legs. Or if you like, stay in your seat and watch short movies made by the kids at Fitchburg St College in MA. Also a VERY limited supply of the lafcpug February DVD with Walter Murch, will be on sale for $20.00, CASH

8:15PM - 9:15PM - Final Cut Pro: The latest - Brian Meaney and Paul Saccone
FCP Product Designer Brian Meaney and FCP Product Manager Paul Saccone will join us to talk about and answer all your questions on.....something super secret. Yes, there will be time to ask questions

9:20 - 9:30PM - World Famous Raffle
Currently over $19,000 worth of raffle prizes

More details will be set Sunday Afternoon April 18.

For more info go to
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