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Old April 27th, 2004, 03:00 AM   #31
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Motion at lafcpug April 28

The next meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group will be Wednesday, April 28, 2004 6:45PM at the LA Film School in Hollywood and will feature the LA debut of Apple's brand new Motion Graphics app, "MOTION" plus a NAB Wrap up, Multicam in Final Cut Pro, show and tells, Stump the Gurus, World Famous Raffle and MORE!

Agenda (subject to change)


6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Ken Stone, and Andrew Balis, plus special guest Steve Martin of Ripple Training 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 - 7:35PM - "NAB Wrap-Up - Larry Jordan, Steve Martin, Philip Hodgetts, Noah Kadner
A very brief discussion on what was seen and heard at this years NAB by those that were there.


7:40PM - 8:00PM - MultiCam in Final Cut Pro - Brian Gary
Many FCP Users were disappointed that true "Multicam" did not make it into the latest build of FCP so Brian Gary of Flying Chaucer Films will demo a couple methods that should make your life easier if you are dealing with more than one camera.


8:05PM - 8:40PM - TBA


8:35PM - 8:55PM - Break
A chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Intelligent Assistance will also be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType. DV Creators will also be in lobby selling their latest and greatest DVD Tutorial, "DV Enlightenment" ($75.00) which will teach you all you need to know about lighting for DV. lafcpug will once again be selling "Lafcpug on DVD" 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.


9:00PM - 9:40PM - Everything you want to know about "Motion" - Greg Niles
This will be the Los Angeles Debut of Apple's real time Motion Graphic Design app, Motion. This app was the big hit at the recent NAB and the Product Designer himself, Greg Niles from the Motion team will show it off and answer all your questions. Set to ship this summer Motion features real-time previews, procedural behavior animation and Final Cut Pro HD integration. It simply has to be seen to be appreciated.


9:40PM - 9:50PM - "Beaux & D'aria" -Chris Bosen and Maryellen Owens - Show and Tell
"Beaux & D'aria" is an unscripted 8-minute comic mockumentary following two "indie" filmmakers on their path to film festival glory -- think "Project Greenlight" meets "Waiting for Guffman". Shot on Panasonic's DVX100 and edited on FCP4 on a G4 Powerbook by first-time narrative filmmakers Chris Bosen and Maryellen Owens, the film was created from first shot to final output in less than 48 hours for Extreme Filmmaker.com's 48 Hour Film Festival on a budget of just $12 in miniDV tape stock. At its February premiere to two sold-out shows at the Arclight, the film won the Audience Choice Award and commendations for Outstanding Writing and Performances.


9:50PM - 10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
FREE "Zoom In DVDs" to first 200 people through the door - Magnet Media


5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
Copies of SpeedTruck Challenge - Darren Purcell
Copies of "Pure Drifting" - Dan Brockett
FCP 101 OR 201 Training Class - DigitalFilm Tree
Copy of Color Correction for FCP -DigitalFilm Tree
Copies of DVDxDV - DVDxDV
Copies of DV Enlightment - DVCreators.net
SheerVideo Pro Codec -http://www.bitjazz.com
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
Copy of "Motion" - Apple
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
DVD Companion Pro Pack - Recipe 4 DVD
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug


For complete details and directions to the LA Film School, go to the lafcpug web site


http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old May 22nd, 2004, 01:10 PM   #32
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Digital Cafe comes to lafcpug May 26

Join us Wednesday May 26 beginning at 6:45PM (Doors open at 5:30PM) for a very special meeting where we bring the best of the ProMax Digital Cafe to lafcpug, only we do it the lafcpug way. Scheduled to appear will be:

FCP Product Designer Brian Meaney who will show off FCP-HD and answer all your questions.
AJA's Ted Schilowitz will show off the KONA 2 card as well as the other products in the AJA family.
Val Reynolds will discuss and show off what's new from Sony.
Andrew Baum will show off what's new in Cinewave 4.6.
Jeff Merritt, HD Guru from Panasonic will be on hand to show and discuss the DVCPRO-HD solution now included in FCP HD as well as the brand new AJ-HD1200A VTR.

Plus Stump the Gurus, and of course World Famous Raffle.

A $5.00 donation will be respectfully requested.

Agenda (subject to change

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Ken Stone, and Andrew Balis, plus special guest Steve Martin of Ripple Training 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 - 7:45PM - "Cinewave 4.6" - Andrew Baum
Andrew Baum, Cinewave Product Manager and a favorite at lafcpug will show off what's new in Cinewave 4.6.

7:45 - 8:05PM - "Whats new from Sony" - Val Reynolds
Sony Product Manager Val Reynolds will show off the latest from Sony

8:05 - 8:40PM - The latest from AJA - Ted Schilowitz
AJA's Ted Schilowitz will discuss the KONA 2 card as well as the other products in the AJA family and discuss the workflow used in the the upcoming blockbuster "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," which was shot completely in front of a Blue Screen by first time director Kerry Conran and starring Jude "I only do movies built on FCP" Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.

8:40PM - 9:00PM - Break
A chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Intelligent Assistance will also be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType. DV Creators will also be in lobby selling their latest and greatest DVD Tutorial, "DV Enlightenment" ($75.00) which will teach you all you need to know about lighting for DV. lafcpug will once again be selling "Lafcpug on DVD" the February meeting with Walter Murch. Price will be $20.00. Promax , Pinnacle, LaCie, AJA, Medea and Sony will also have tables and will be able to answer any and all your questions.

9:00PM - 9:25PM - "FCP 4.5 - DVCPRO 100 Workflow" - Jeff Merritt
Jeff Merritt, HD Guru from Panasonic will be on hand to show and discuss the DVCPRO-HD solution now included in FCP 4.5 as well as the brand new AJ-HD1200A VTR.

9:25PM -9:50PM - Final Cut Pro HD - Brian Meaney
FCP Product Designer Brian Meaney will show off FCP-HD and answer all your questions.

9:50PM - 10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
Prizes inclued
LaCie d2 (250GB) Hard Drive Extreme - LaCie
G-RAID 320 (320 GB) - Medea
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
LiveType Textures - Ripple Training
Pinnacle BackPacks - Pinnacle
Steinberg Nuendo 2.0 - Pinnacle
FCP 101 OR 201 Training Class - DigitalFilm Tree
Copy of Color Correction for FCP -DigitalFilm Tree
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
Copy of "DVD Studio Pro 2" by Bruce Nazarian - McGraw-Hill
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Photoshop CS One on One - O'Reilly Books
Digital Photography Expert Techniques - O'Reilly Books
Copy of DV Enlightment - DVCreators.net
SheerVideo Pro Codec -http://www.bitjazz.com
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug

For all the details including how to get to LA Film School go to the lafcpug web site

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old June 19th, 2004, 10:28 PM   #33
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lafcpug to meet June 23

The next meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group will be Wednesday, June 23, 2004 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood

"Happy 4th Birthday lafcpug!"

Join us for a very special meeting where we will celebrate the fourth anniversary of the lafcpug with Show and Tells, FCP Tips and Tricks, Plug-ins from Digital FilmTools and music from GarageBand and Logic Pro 6. Plus another round of Stump the Gurus, and of course World Famous Raffle. Oh yeah, and balloons.

A $5.00 donation will be respectfully requested.

Agenda (subject to Change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Ken Stone, and Andrew Balis, plus Steve Martin of Ripple Training, 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 -7:35PM -Multi-task while playing a sequence in the FCP Timeline - Diana Weynand
Diana will show some tricks on how to multi-task while playing a sequence in the FCP Timeline. There are certain keystrokes and shortcuts that are usable while you are playing a sequence, and combining these can yield some often helpful results.
Diana Weynand is author of the Apple Pro Training Series books: Final Cut Pro HD, Final Cut Express 2, and Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors, and the newly published How Video Works. She is co-owner of Weynand Training and Consulting based in Encino, which provides consulting and training to the entertainment industry. Weynand Training is an Apple authorized training facility that teaches FCP, DVD Studio Pro, Shake, Photoshop, Illustrator, and other software apps. Diana is a producer, director, editor, writer, and recipient of an Emmy citation for a PBS series, Cinematic Eye, for Outstanding Program Achievement. She is also writes an ongoing column called "HD on the Rise" for Below the Line magazine.

7:40PM - 8:05PM -Digital FilmTools Plug-ins for FCP - Marco Paolini
Marco Paolini, feature film visual effects artist, will be showing the latest software offering from Digital Film Tools, 55mm v4. 55mm is the definitive set of digital optical filters meant to simulate popular glass camera filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, matte generation, exacting color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects.

8:10PM - 8:40PM - Logic Pro 6 - Ashley Witt
Ashley Witt is a composer, arranger, orchestrator and sampling engineer based out of Los Angeles. Ashley has worked alongside such talent as Danny Elfman, David Newman, James Horner, and his work can be heard in several major motion pictures including Mission Impossible, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Air Force One, Titanic, Goodwill Hunting, Aliens, and many more. Ashley will show all you need to know to get started with Apple's Logic Pro 6

8:40PM - 9:00PM - Break
A chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. HUGE Systems will be in the Lobby showing off thier latest and greateset storage solutions Intelligent Assistance will also be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType. DV Creators will also be in lobby selling their latest and greatest DVD Tutorial, "DV Enlightenment" ($75.00) which will teach you all you need to know about lighting for DV. lafcpug will once again be selling "Lafcpug on DVD" past lafcpug meetings including the must have February meeting with Walter Murch. Price will be $20.00. Promax, will also have a table and will be able to answer any and all your questions.

9:00PM - 9:30PM - GarageBand -Byron Gaither
Apple/eMagic's Byron Gaither will give a general demonstration of Garage Band, the included virtual instruments and effects, audio and MIDI loops, and show how easy it is to construct a quick idea in Garage Band.

9:35PM- 9:45PM - "The Mailman" - Tony Mark - Show and Tell
LAFCPUG member Tony Mark will be in screening a few scenes from his completed feature "The Mailman". Shot on an XL1 and edited in Final Cut;the film is set to premier at the LA film School theater on July 13th so this is an advance peek. An R-rated psychological thriller has a small town mailman doing more than just delivering the mail. More information can be found on "www.rollingpicturesinc.com"


9:45PM - 9:55PM - "Hut to Hollywood" - Lena Nozizwe - Show and Tell
Home is where the huts are--and the skyscrapers.
Can you go home again? What if that home is Africa and you have been brought up in America? Award-winning broadcast journalist, published author (Simon and Schuster), and aspiring actress (she just booked a national commercial) Lena Nozizwe returns to her roots in Malawi in order to find out what might have been if she never came to the United States. She questions everyone from contemporary professional women to her cousins who still live on the grounds of the Seventh Day Adventist Malamulo Mission where she was born. Nozizwe and her family came to the US courtesy of the pioneering reality show, This Is Your Life.The show featured her mother, Dr. Alice Princess Msumba Siwundhla. Nozizwe grew up to work as a globe-trotting correspondent on the reality series "America's Most Wanted." The desire to make a documentary, within her means, inspired Nozizwe to buy a G4 and learn FCP.


9:55PM - 10:05PM - World Famous Raffle


For all the details including directions to the LA Film School go to the lafcpug web site

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 01:09 AM   #34
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Top Ten FCP Feature request Ballot now online

The Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug) is asking all FCP users to vote for their top ten favorite FCP feature requests. The ballot is now up on the lafcpug web site and consists of over 60 feature requests gathered from various FCP online forums and FCP User Groups. The idea is to trim it down to a Top Ten.

The last time lafcpug did this Apple included over two thirds of the requests in a future version of Final Cut Pro

Voting will be open until Aug. 22, 2004

http://www.lafcpug.org/fcptopten.html

Tell every FCP user you know to Vote. This does work.

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Old July 25th, 2004, 01:58 AM   #35
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The "Other" NLE's at lafcpug July 28

The next Meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group will be Wednesday, July 28, 2004 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood

"The Other NLE's"

Yes Virginia, there are other NLEs out there and you need to see them. Join us as we bring Avid Xpress Pro 4.5, Sony Vegas 5, Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, and Pinnacle Liquid Edition Pro 5.5 to lafcpug. Plus Stump the Gurus, World Famous Raffle, (Over 10,000 in prizes) and Marco Torres and the students from the SFETT.

Representitives from all these companies will be set up in the lobby before and during the meeting so you can get up close and personal with each application. Doors open at 6:00PM and I'd get there early if I were you.

A $5.00 donation will be respectfully requested.


Agenda (subject to Change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
An "all Star" line up! Join FCP Guru, Ken Stone, and special guest Gurus, Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance, Steve Martin of Ripple Training, and direct from Denver Colorado, author and FCP Guru Jerry Hoffmann 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 - Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 - Tina Eckman
Tina Eckman returns to lafcpug this time to demo the brand new Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5. Featuring support for the Panasonic 24P and 24PA, new project management tools, integration with PS and AE, support for HD, AAF and EDL, and many other "new" tools, Premiere Pro 1.5 is NOT your Fathers Premiere

7:50PM - 8:00PM - iCan Film Festival - Marco Torres and the students from SFETT
Apple Distinguished Educator Marco Torres and a few of his students from San Fernando High School's SFETT returns for his annual visit to lafcpug to talk briefly and show a trailer about the upcoming iCan 5 Student Film Fest. For those of you who don't know about SFETT you should check it out HERE. It's a great story.

8:00PM - 8:30PM - Avid Xpress Pro 4.5 - Tim Wilson
lafcpug favorite Tim Wilson returns. Longtime lafcpug members remember Tim Wilson from his numerous appearances demoing Boris RED, but now that Tim is the Senior Product Marketing Manager of Avid Xpress Pro, who better than to show it off. Featuring Multicam clip grouping, over 115 customizable real-time software effects, mixed resolutions in the timeline, real time timewarp effects, Windows XP and MacOSX versions in the same box and dozens more, Avid Xpress Pro 4.5 is NOT Xpress DV. Welcome back Tim. We missed you.

8:30PM - 8:50PM - Break
Lots happening during the break.
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Reps from Avid, Adobe, Sony Vegas and Pinnacle Liquid Edition will be set up in lobby to answer any and all questions you couldn't get answered during their presentation. Intelligent Assistance will also be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType. Author Lisa Brenneis will be selling a VERY limited supply of the brand new and just shipping Final Cut Pro HD: Visual QuickPro Guide for MacOSX. (all profits from the sale go to benefit voter registration grassroots organization ACT) DV Creators will also be in lobby selling their latest and greatest DVD Tutorial, "DV Enlightenment" ($75.00) which will teach you all you need to know about lighting for DV. lafcpug will once again be selling "Lafcpug on DVD" past lafcpug meetings including the must have February meeting with Walter Murch. Price will be $20.00. Jerry Hoffmann will be selling a VERY limited supply of his book, Jerry Hoffmann on Final Cut Pro 4 Promax, will also have a table and will be able to answer any and all your hardware questions. Wow. A mini trade show in the lobby.


8:55PM - 9:25PM - Sony Vegas 5 - Timothy Duncan
Timothy Duncan is perhaps the countries premiere expert on Vegas and moderates the Vegas forum over at 2-pop.com.
Sony Vegas 5 users are perhaps the most loyal bunch of any NLE users. Heaven help you if you get into a verbal "shoot out" with these folks. Vegas features Multitrack video and audio editing on UNLIMITED tracks, over 190 customizable video effects, 3D track motion, keyframable bezier masks, 5:1 Surround, over 30 audio effects, Acid Loop support, Subtitle Time/Text Export to DVD Architect Software, 24P support and many others

9:30PM - 10:00PM - Pinnacle Liquid Edition Pro 5.5 - Paul Mitton
Producer and Editor Paul Mitton who also heads up the Edition User Group here in So Cal, will show off everything you want to know about Liquid Edition Pro 5.5. Edition features "dynamic" slow motion, support for networked drives, DVCPRO support, MIDI support, Real Time 3D, over 1000 RT effects, Timeline integrated DVD authoring, Background processing and many more.

10:00PM - 10:10PM - World Famous Raffle
Avid Xpress Studio Essentials- Avid (value $3995.00)
A copy of Sony Vegas 5 - Sony
A copy of Vegas 5 +DVD - Sony
A copy of Sound Forge - Sony
A copy of Acid Pro 4 - Sony
A dozen Acid Loops for Acid - Sony
A copy of Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 OR After Effects - Adobe
A DV Camera Bag - Adobe
Full copy of Pinnacle Liquid Edition Pro 5.5 - Pinnacle
Pinnacle BackPack - Pinnacle
CameraPOV plug-ins for FCP - ProFound Effects
"Editing with Final Cut Pro" by Charles Roberts - Focal Press
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
LiveType Textures - Ripple Training
Copy of Color Correction for FCP -DigitalFilm Tree
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Copy of DV Enlightment - DVCreators.net
SheerVideo Pro Codec -http://www.bitjazz.com
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug

for more details and directions to the LA Film School, visit the lafcpug web site.

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old August 21st, 2004, 02:24 PM   #36
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lafcpug "Summer Blowout Event, Aug 25

The Next Meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug) will be Wednesday, August 25, 2004 6:45PM at the LA Film School in Hollywood

Join us for the “Summer close out event,” as we bring in Discreet's Combustion 3, Jungle Software's awesome Gorilla 2.1, 10bit HD workflow, FCP Tip/Trick of the Month, Show and Tells, Stump the Gurus, and World Famous Raffle.

A $5.00 donation will be respectfully requested.

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Steve Martin of Ripple Training, 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 go home with a problem but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:30PM - FCP Tip/Trick of the month - Steve Martin
This months FCP tip/trick will be announced shortly

7:30PM - 8:00PM - Combustion 3 - Hage Van Dijk
Using Automatic Duck's new Pro Import C3, FCP users can now easily export to Combustion 3 within seconds.
Combustion, (for those of you not paying attention) is the outstanding motion graphics, compositing and visual effects tool from Discreet ,and Combustion 3 features a number of VERY cool tools including RE:Flex, the morphing and warping tool from RE:Vision Effects. This is one app that needs to be seen in action to really appreciate.

8:05PM -8:35PM - Gorilla - Aaton Cohen-Sitt
One of the absolute essential tools in the indy filmmakers bag is a budgeting and scheduling solution. Enter Gorilla 2.1 from Jungle Software. With Gorilla, all of your information can be stored in one place: Budgeting, scheduling, crew, cast, profit-sharing, editing notes, and even film festival submissions. It's easy to use and above all, affordable.

8:40PM - 9:00PM - Break
Lots happening during the break.
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Intelligent Assistance will be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType and talking about the new Pro Apps Hub. DV Creators will also be in lobby selling their latest and greatest DVD Tutorial, "DV Enlightenment" ($75.00) which will teach you all you need to know about lighting for DV. Plus LiveType PowerStart , which gets you up and running with LiveType. lafcpug will once again be selling "Lafcpug on DVD" past lafcpug meetings including the must have February meeting with Walter Murch. Price will be $20.00. Steve Martin will be selling a limited amount of the brand new and must have FCP Advanced Techniques DVD Tutorial. Promax will also have a table and will be able to answer any and all your hardware questions. Jungle Software will be talking about Gorilla, and Discreet will be talking about Combustion 3.

9:00PM - 9:30PM - Uncompressed HD workflow in FCP - Christian White
Christian White (director/editor) long considered a pariah of the famed "Avid Master Editor list" for his constant endorsing of Final Cut to solve problems and "get the job done" will explain why now more than ever, Final Cut comes through - and in a HUGE way with uncompressed HD! Utilizing the award winning feature film, "Girl Play" (shot on HD & Super 16mm) as an example, Christian will explain the exciting route he took with final cut pro - from it's first dv res cut to the final uncompressed HD online with complex effects sequences. Warning: be prepared for a lively talk, Christian will integrate the creative process of editing with strange occurences of the universe to get the points across!

9:30PM - 9:40PM - "The Shaman of Paparazzo" Daniel Foster - Show and Tell
An 8 minute short titled The Shaman Paparazzo, shot in Thailand, Cambodia, Bali, Peru and West Africa.
The teaser:
A skilled stealer of souls, he's locked an ineffable world into his collection box. The world, however, has been doing its own searching. What it wants from him is simply, achingly beautiful.

9:40PM -9:50PM - "Mamochka" - Don Dunham - Show and Tell
Don Dunham will be showing an 8 minute trailer from the 24 minute children's film "Mamochka, a Russian Folktale Retold", a film he edited and posted entirely in Final Cut Pro 3 on a 450 Mhz Apple G4. The Independent film was produced by Mario Polanco of Iris International Film, and directed by Jody Lee Olhava and relates the story of a little peasant girl who, separated from her parents in the Russian wheat fields of the 19th Century, teaches a village that beauty comes from within.

10:00PM - 10:10PM - World Famous Raffle
CameraPOV plug-ins for FCP - ProFound Effects
2 copies of "Inside FCP HD" - Magnet Media
2 copies "Inside DVD Studio Pro 3 - Magnet Media
Copies of "Zoom In" (featuring one hour of Motion training) Magnet Media
2 copies of "DVD Studio Pro" by Bruce Nazarian- McGraw-Hill Publishing
Copy of "Cinema 4D" - CMP Books
Copy of PhotoShop CS for Non Linear Editors - CMP Books
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
Copy of Color Correction for FCP -DigitalFilm Tree
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Copy of DV Enlightment - DVCreators.net
A copy of LiveType PowerStart - DVCreators.net
SheerVideo Pro Codec -http://www.bitjazz.com
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug

More information and directions to the LA Film School can be found on the lafcpug web site.

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 01:04 PM   #37
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Last day to vote for FCP Feature requests

Ends tonight at Midnight PST. Go here and VOTE if you havent yet

http://www.lafcpug.org/fcptopten.html
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Old September 19th, 2004, 01:03 AM   #38
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lafcpug to meet Sept 22

The next meeting of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group will be Wednesday, September 22, 2004 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood

Join us for "Back to School Night" as we devote most of the evening to FCP Tips and Techniques, plus Keying with DV MattePro, Show and tell, Stump the Gurus, and World Famous Raffle.

A $5.00 donation will be respectfully requested.

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Guru, Ken Stone, Andrew Balis and special guest Gurus, Steve Martin of Ripple Training and Rick Sebeck of Mega Mace, 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 the satisfaction of stumping the Gurus. Of course you still go home with your problem, but hey...

7:20PM - 7:450PM - "Power Logging" - Steve Martin
For those of you who think Batch Capturing is like, so 20th Century, then you'll power logging. This month Steve Martin from Ripple Training will show us some cool tricks from his Advanced Techniques DVD-ROM. He will demonstrate a few "power logging" techniques and shortcuts for making the logging and capturing process a whole lot more efficient.

7:50PM - 8:10PM - Organizing and Assembling your project - Sharon Franklin
Editor Sharon Franklin will cover organization as well as tricks for assembling docs quickly using as an example an as-of-yet untitled documentary she is currently working on for the Sundance Channel, directed by Mario Van Peebles.

8:15- 8:40 - Keying Mary Poppins - Les Perkins and Philip Hodgetts
Producer/Editor Les Perkins and FCP Guru Philip Hodgetts will demonstrate their really cool compositing, chroma-key and film-look effects on a bonus feature for the forthcoming Mary Poppins - 40th Anniversary DVD from Disney.

8:40PM - 9:00PM - Break
Lots happening during the break.
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Intelligent Assistance will be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType and talking about the ProApps Hub
DV Creators will also be in lobby selling their latest and greatest DVD Tutorial, Motion PowerStart. Copies are expected to arrive at the meeting fresh from the relicators. lafcpug will once again be selling "Lafcpug on DVD" past lafcpug meetings including the must have February meeting with Walter Murch. Price will be $20.00. Steve Martin will be selling his excellent DVD, Final Cut Pro: Advanced Techniques
ProMax, will also have a table and will be able to answer any and all your hardware questions.

9:00PM- 9:25PM - "JoshKeys" - Josh Mellicker
DVCreators, Josh Mellicker will show off what he calls, JoshKeys, a revolutionary new customized editing setup/technique solution that will allow you to complete many projects in half the time.

9:30PM -9:40PM - "Herstory History" - Noah Berlow - Show and Tell
Writer and Director Noah Berlow, accompanied by his FCP editor, Loren Christiansen, will be presenting a 3-minute teaser of his latest short film, "Herstory History" - an eye-opening social critique of our current popular culture. Two parallel stories, one set in Nazi Germany and the other in today's United States are cross-cut together exposing the dangerous impact that propaganda has had on the youth during Hitler's rise to power, as well as on the American youth today. This ambitious project began as a film school assignment at Ithaca College's Park School of Communications and over the course of the next three years of production classes, continued to expand and evolve into its present form. The film was shot on 16mm and Super 16mm Kodak film and edited entirely in Final Cut Pro.

Currently in their final phase of preparing for a vigorous trip through the international film festival circuit, Berlow and his crew expect a November release of this 36-minute film, which has already generated some controversy. For more information, please visit www.HerstoryHistory.com for updates.


9:40PM - 9:50PM - Collection of work - Rick Sebeck - Show and Tell
Rick Sebeck, Senior Editor at Mega Mace Post and efx boutique will show off how a successful post production company can survive using FCP as its main tool.


10:00PM - 10:10PM - World Famous Raffle
Copy of "Inside FCP HD" - Magnet Media
Copy of "Inside DVD Studio Pro 3 - Magnet Media
2 copies of "DVD Studio Pro" by Bruce Nazarian- McGraw-Hill Publishing
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
Copy of Color Correction for FCP -DigitalFilm Tree
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Copy of DV Enlightment - DVCreators.net
A copy of LiveType PowerStart - DVCreators.net
SheerVideo Pro Codec -http://www.bitjazz.com
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug

More info and directions to LA Film School can be found at the lafcpug web site:

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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Old October 25th, 2004, 10:43 AM   #39
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lafcpug to meet Oct 27

The next meeting of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group will be Wednesday, Oct 27, 2004 6:45PM - until we drop, at the LA Film School in Hollywood

Join us for our last meeting at the LA Film School where we will bring in Sound Editor John McKay who will talk about sound design in your movies. Also lafcpug favorite, filmmaker Kenn Michael will show off and discuss the workflow of his most recent movie shot with the Panasonic Varicam and edited with the Panasonic 1200a deck. Plus FCP Tips and Techniques, Show and tells and Stump the Gurus. Oh yeah, and World Famous Raffle.

A $5.00 donation will be respectfully requested.

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Ken Stone, Steve Martin of Ripple Training, Andrew Balis and special guest Guru, 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 go home with a problem but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:35PM - Motion PowerStart - Josh Mellicker and Michael Wohl
DVCreators Josh Mellicker and FCP Co-Creator Michael Wohl will show off bits and pieces of the brand new, just shipping Motion PowerStart Motion PowerStart is a comprehensive training course for Motion containing _three clear, fun, and practical hands-on tutorials plus a section on integrating Motion with other Apple programs. It was written by Michael Wohl, a member of the official Motion documentation team, along with Josh Mellicker of DVCreators.net.

7:40PM - 7:55PM - Sata Raids - JD Wilcox
Promax's JD Wilcox will show and tell all about Sata Drives, in particular the Promax SataMax solutions and cut through all the confusion about Raids

8:00PM - 8:30PM - Shooting with the Panasonic VariCam and editing with DVCProHD - Kenn Michael
From Kenn:
It was shot with the Panasonic VariCam system and loaded into FCP with Panny's new Firewire Deck. I'll go through how I organized my project files. Online/Offline strategies. Making viewing copy DVDs using Compressor and DVD Studio Pro (16:9/24P from HD sources). Color correction using FCP's color correct and Color Finesse. A little compositing with Shake. Audio post with Nuendo, and Music composition with Logic.

8:35PM - 8:55PM - Break
Lots happening during the break.
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. HUGE Systems will be in lobby showing off there awesome storage solutions. Intelligent Assistance will be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType and talking about the new Pro Apps Hub. lafcpug will once again be selling "Lafcpug on DVD" past lafcpug meetings including the must have February meeting with Walter Murch. Price will be $20.00. Steve Martin will be selling a limited amount of the brand new and must have FCP Advanced Techniques DVD Tutorial Promax will also have a table and will be able to answer any and all your hardware questions. DVCreators will be selling copies of the Motion PowerStart and LiveType PowerStart DVDs

8:55PM - 9:30PM - Sound Design, Editing and Virtual Katy - John McKay
Sound Editor and Designer, John McKay who worked on the Academy Award winning films Lord of the Rings trilogy as sound effects editor and mixer, is flying in from Wellington, New Zealand to share tips on sound design and editing. From John:
My presentation will focus on the workflow gains from using a program like Virtual Katy applied to the indie filmmaker who is not printing film or is shooting in HD or DV so cannot use change notes generated from Avid or FCP. I believe Virtual Katy can offer the indie filmmaker the way to integrated picture and sound editing to create truly non linear editing.

9:30PM - 9:40PM - Music Video - Show and Tell - Ryan Laslofy
From Ryan:
Well, when I booked this show and tell, I did not know that it would be the last one at what has become our "home" at the LA film school. None the less I am privileged to show some of my work on the big screen. My name is Ryan and I am a student of Larry Jordan's down here in Orange County at Fullerton College. Last year we had a project that was to make a music video. As September was right around the corner, I decided to do a patriotic video on September 11. Remember right after the attacks? How many flags did you see? How many did you see today? I have gathered footage from the past few years and compiled it to remind people of the local reaction here in Fullerton, hopefully so that they will "Never Forget". Hope you enjoy.

9:40PM - 9:50PM - Show and Tell

9:50PM - 10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
Copy of "DVD Studio Pro" by Bruce Nazarian- McGraw-Hill Publishing
Copy of Virtual Katy - Virtual Katy
Various Books - Peachpit Press
DV Matte Pro FCP - DV Garage
Copies of Speed Truck Challenge - Darren Purcell
Copies of DPed, Kel Videos Live (This Face Belongs on the
Tube & Is That the Mitchell's Boy?) - Kenn Michael
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
Copy of Color Correction for FCP -DigitalFilm Tree
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
FREE 2 day workshop for FCP or Motion or FCP Advanced or DVDSP 3 - DVCreators.net
Copy of Motion PowerStart - DVCreators.net
A copy of LiveType PowerStart - DVCreators.net
Copy of DV Enlightenment - DVCreators.net
SheerVideo Pro Codec -http://www.bitjazz.com
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug

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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lafcpug moving to new home, No 17

The next Meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group will be Wednesday, Nov 17, 2004 6:45PM - until we drop, at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Hollywood

Join us for our very first meeting ever in the brand spanking new Barnsdall Gallery Theater located on the grounds of the the Barnsdall Art Park in East Hollywood.

Scheduled to join us will be Alex Lindsey of DVGarage/Pixel Corp who will show us how to capture LIVE to your PowerBook while out in the field or in the studio, Plus Larry Jordan who will show us how to use the Voice Over tool in FCP HD, Plus Brad Wright, author of DVDxDV Pro will show us the latest version of this amazing app, this one which will automatically remove the 3:2 pulldown from your DVD Dailies so you can edit at 24fps in FCP. Plus the boys from DigitalFilm Tree will be on hand to talk about the future of post production including Digital Dailies. Plus Show and tells, Stump the Gurus and much much more. Oh yeah, and World Famous Raffle.

A $5.00 donation will be respectfully requested.

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Agenda (subject to change)
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Ken Stone, Andrew Balis, and special guest gurus, Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance, and Sharon Franklin 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 go home with a problem but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:50PM - Capturing your Video LIVE to your PowerBook or Desktop - Alex Lindsey
Eliminate the need to log and capture. Why not do it on the set? Alex Lindsay of dvGarage and PixelCorp will show how to use Final Cut Pro for more than just editing but actually capturing on set. Alex will cover the basic set-up, tips for a smooth operation, how to use the process most efficiently, and what could be improved to make the process easier.

7:50PM - 8:20PM - From DVD to FCP with 3:2 pulldown - Brad Wright
Brad Wright author of DVDxDV will demonstrate how to import DVD Dailies in Final Cut Pro with DVDxDV Pro. DVDxDV Pro can now automatically remove the 3:2 pull-down from a DVD Daily, so that it can be edited at 24 frames per second. Read all about DVDxDV Pro. It's an amazing app.

8:20 -8:30PM - "Garage: Horror Beyond Imagination" - Show and Tell - Michael Black
From Michael:
I will be showing a trailer for a short feature (70 minutes) I shot this past summer in Austin, TX, my hometown. It's a horror film about five kids trapped in a parking garage. At first, it's like they just can't get out, but things gradually get more and more sinister. I like to think of it as a psychological-existential horror. It was all shot on the DVX-100 and edited in FCP 4.5 in 24P mode. And the entire thing was shot for less than $1000 (the majority of which was spent on insurance to shoot on Texas State property). I hope you enjoy the trailer and will be there to wish me luck on the festival circuit.

8:30PM - 8:45PM - How to use the VO tool in FCP - Larry Jordan
FCP Guru Larry Jordan is back, this time to give us a brief How2 on how to use the Voice Over Tool in FCP. There are a few "gotchas" and Larry will tell us about them.

8:45PM - 9:05PM - Break
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Honestly we dont know what will be going on in the lobby until we figure out where to put the tables. But I can tell you this much: Intelligent Assistance will be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType and talking about the new Pro Apps Hub. lafcpug will once again be selling "Lafcpug on DVD" past lafcpug meetings including the must have February meeting with Walter Murch. Price will be $20.00. ProMax might have a table and will be able to answer any and all your hardware questions. And the ever present clowns from the Hollywood Shriners Club.

9:05PM - 9:40PM - The boys from DigitalFilm Tree
With the recent release of Charles Koppelmans book, "Behind the Seen" which chronicles film Editor Walter Murch's use of Final Cut Pro on the movie Cold Mountain, it is only fitting that we bring in the "boys from DigitalFilm Tree to take a bow. (They come off as heroes in this book and deservedly so.) But then after the bow, DFT will talk about Digital Dailies and the future of Post Production. This is not to be missed.

9:40PM - 9:50PM - "The Zen Garden" -Show and Tell - Terrence Brown
The Zen Garden is a six-minute short edited entirely in FCP. This novice film is either a a meditation on the nature of peace or more correctly an exercise on focusing my new camera. Either way, this brief experience and its challenges give me a greater appreciation for those talented people who can make art from machinery. All color, credits, and audio are edited using FCP filters and the music is from GarageBand.

9:50PM - 10:00PM -"Beyond the Fish" - Show and Tell - Wesley Smith
From Wes:
-- it was a project I worked on between paying gigs over the last few years. I actually had started it on FCP 2 and finished on FCP 4.5 HD. Plumbed the depths of FCP's filters and audio capabilities, not to mention tons of AE work. Layed back 10bit uncompressed (to improve the graphics material) at DigitalFilm Tree.
DESCRIPTION:
A not unfictitious documentary of the radical film director Hueselo El Smith following the failure of his inglorious masterwork "The Red Fish." This film examines El Smith's emotional and spiritual unraveling through interviews and rare footage.

10:00 - World Famous Raffle
5 copies of "Behind the Seen" - Peachpit Press
Power Pak Bundle of most of their software and textureware ($1100 value) - dvGarage
1 Composite Toolkit ($99 value)
3 Pixel Corps 3-Month Memberships for the winter term ($135 value each) - Pixel Corps
1 Extraction Lab (Photoshop Training - $60) - dvGarage
DV Matte Pro FCP - DV Garage
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Copy of Zoom -in DVD - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside FCP -HD - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside DVD Studio Pro 3 - Magnet Media
SheerVideo Pro Codec -http://www.bitjazz.com
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug

For more information including directions to the Gallery Theatre, go to the lafcpug web site
http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html

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Old November 30th, 2004, 12:16 AM   #41
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Walter Murch to appear with lafcpug at DV Expo West.

Walter Murch to appear with lafcpug at DV Expo West.

Legendary Film Editor and Sound Designer, Walter Murch, (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, Cold Mountain) will be a guest at the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group’s (lafcpug) annual meeting at DV Expo West, Thursday, December 9 at the LA Convention Center, beginning at 7:00PM. Mr. Murch will talk about FCP workflow in the upcoming film, “Jarhead” and take questions from the audience. Mr. Murch is also scheduled to deliver the Keynote speech beginning at 6:00PM.

Also scheduled to appear will be engineers from the Apple Pro Apps Team who will demo “Production Suite” workflow as well as take questions and feedback. In addition, lafcpug will hold its “World Famous Raffle” with prizes totaling into the thousands of dollars.

You must register for DV Expo in order to attend this event. Registration is available online until 1:00PM Thursday, Dec 2.

https://www.cmpevents.com/DVx4/a.asp?option=B&V=2&SC=LFCP
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Old January 3rd, 2005, 03:44 PM   #42
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FCP Users to gather at Macworld

The Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group, (lafcpug) along with leaders from the FCP User Group Network will hold a meeting at the Mezzanine Club in San Francisco Ca. as part of the MacWorld Expo festivities, Wednesday, Jan 12, beginning at 7:00PM.

On the agenda will be Apple's Bill Hudson who will talk about the soon to be shipping Xsan.

Also scheduled to appear will be Brian Rothschild, Executive Director of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus who will talk about the program and show clips of students work.

AJA’s Ted Schilowitz will show as well as tell about the making of the music video “Are you Going To Be My Girl,” by the Aussie band, Jet.

DV Guy Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance will be showing two new options for MultiCam editing with Final Cut Pro.

Jin Woo Joo of the San Francisco based filmmaking group, CinemaSports will talk briefly about the group as well as show clips from past events.

Filmmaker Chris Jenkins will show clips from his HD documentary, “El Fandi, a modern day Matador.”

A raffle with prizes totaling into the thousands of dollars will wrap up the evening.

There will be a $5.00 donation requested at the door. Doors will open at 6:00PM and seating will be first come, first served.

For more details on the agenda, a list of raffle prizes and directions to the Mezzanine Club, log onto the lafcpug web site.

http://www.lafcpug.org/macworld.html
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Old January 21st, 2005, 01:05 AM   #43
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LA FCP User Group (lafcpug) to meet Jan 26

Next Meeting of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug) will be Wednesday, January 26, 2005 6:45PM - till we drop at the Gallery Theater in East Hollywood

Scheduled to appear will be a demo of the Sapphire Plug-ins from Genarts. Philip Hodgetts will demo two new options for Multicam in FCP. Larry Jordan and Steve Martin will show off techniques for Keyframing Wipes and Render Management. Also, another round of Stump the Gurus, and Show and Tells. Oh yeah, and World Famous Raffle too.

A $5.00 donation will be respectfully requested.

For all the details including directions to the gallery Theater, go to the lafcpug web site

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Ken Stone, Andrew Balis, and special guest gurus, Sharon Franklin and Steve Martin 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 go home with a problem but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:40PM - Tip/Tick O' the Month - Render Management - Steve Martin
Rendering is always a frustrating part of editing, but there are tips and tricks to help you ease the render pain. Steve Martin of Ripple Training will show you some techniques to help you manage your renders.

7:45PM - 8:15PM - Sapphire Plug-ins from Genarts - Todd Prives
Consisting of over 175 plug-ins, Sapphire Plug-ins from Genarts have been around longer than you have and have been used in more movies than there are in the Netflix Library. These aren't your father's plug-ins. Prepare to be wowed. Todd Prives of Genarts will demo.

8:20PM - 8:40PM - Keyframed Wipes (How-to) - Larry Jordan
So, you wanna add some pizzazz to your program opens? Larry Jordan will present a very cool way to recreate the three-way animated wipe open from Charlie's Angels. And, knowing Larry, you'll also discover a lot you never knew about keyframes. the Motion tab and a very unorthodox way of using a traveling matte. Larry's presentations are not to be missed.

8:45PM - 9:05PM - Break
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Honestly we don't know what will be going on in the lobby until we figure out where to put the tables. But I can tell you this much: Intelligent Assistance will be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType and talking about the new Pro Apps Hub. Ripple Training will be on hand to show off all their great DVD tutorials. Snacks will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:05PM - -9:35PM - FCP Does Multicam - Philip Hodgetts
DV Guy Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance will be showing two new options for MultiCam editing with Final Cut Pro. Not another work around but real, real-time, multicamera cutting. He'll do the shootout between the open source and free LiveCut and the commercial Multicam Lite from Digital Heaven. Is free good? Or, is $295 really worth it? You'll have to be there to find out what app is best to cut LA based "Javelin's" latest guerilla-style music video.

9:35PM - 9:45PM - "The Thing" - Show and Tell - Philip Bloom
I shot a demo music video using the DVX-100a and cut a rough using storyboards in FCP. Some minor color correction was done to the end product in FCP also.


9:45PM - 9:55PM - "Keepers of the Art" - Show and Tell - Daniel Foster
Keepers of the Arts is a half-hour arts and culture travel series that showcases world artisans and their crafts, deeply influenced by cultural beliefs, rituals and spiritual ceremonies. The ten minute excerpt is from the pilot, shot in Bali, Indonesia. Created by Eye Awake Studio in association with About Time Productions.

10:00 - World Famous Raffle

Free Floor passes to VideoMaker Expo - Videomaker
Free Genarts T-shirts - Genarts

Copy of Sapphire Plug-ins - Genarts
Copy of MultiCam Lite - Digital Heaven
2 copies "FCP HD Hands on Training" - Peachpit Books
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Copy of Zoom -in DVD - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside FCP -HD - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside DVD Studio Pro 3 - Magnet Media
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug
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HDV Night at lafcpug, Feb 23

Next Meeting of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug) will be Wednesday, February 23, 2005 6:45PM - till we drop at the Gallery Theater in E Hollywood CA.

Join us as we devote the entire evening to HDV. Scheduled to appear will be reps from Sony who will show off the brand new HVR-Z1U Camcorder as well as the M10U VTR. We will discuss several techniques for editing HDV with FCP with Brad Wright, author of HDVxDV. ProMax will also be on hand to show and tell everything you need to know about HDV before you buy. There will be lots of HDV footage to look at and we intend to do our best to cover everything you need to know about HDV. Agenda will be set about one week before meeting.

A $5.00 donation will be respectfully requested.

Agenda (subject to Change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Ken Stone, and special guest gurus, Sharon Franklin and Steve Martin 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 go home with a problem but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:45PM - Working with the Sony HDR-Z1U HDV Cam and the HVR-M10U VTR - Val Reynolds
Sony's Val Reynolds will be on hand to show off the brand new Z1U HDV Cam as well as the companion HDV Player, the M10U. Val will be also be available for questions throughout the evening

7:50PM - 8:25PM - Everything you need to know and should know about HDV - The Boys from ProMax
So, what is the absolute best method for preserving the beauty of your HDV footage when you bring it into your Mac? The boys from ProMax will be coming up to answer that question and more.
They will show DV footage from a Z1 compared to DV from a PD170.
Footage of HDV through AIC to DVCPro HD
Footage of AIC to Uncompressed 10bit
Footage of HDV out analog HD converted to HD-SDI and captured DVCPRO HD
Footage of HDV out analog HD converted to HD-SDI and captured uncompressed 10 bit
HDV footage and HDCAM footage side by side examples
Uncompressed HD 10 bit compressed back to Transport Stream and recorded
to HDV camera.
And if time, HDV monitoring


8:30PM - 8:40PM - "HDV Music Video" - Frank Schindler - Show and Tell
From Frank:
The clip was shot on an FX-1 with most of the default settings except the color level was +7, the max. If I had it to do over again I probably would have rolled that off to a +5 or +4. It was a live performance and we had no control of the lighting. There were multi-colored lights on the entire stage. This is raw footage and discussion with the principles is underway to decide what everyone wants to do with it. The sound is internal camera sound which doesn't sound too bad. A computer recorded mix of the sound was recorded independently and will be added in post.

8:45PM - 9:05PM - Break
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. ProMax and Sony will be there to answer all questions and show off their toys. Intelligent Assistance will be in Lobby selling their latest creations, and talking about the new Pro Apps Hub. Ripple Training will be on hand to show off all their great DVD tutorials. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:05PM - -9:35PM - How to Edit HDV on a Mac - Brad Wright
Currently FCP does not support editing HDV, but there are several "work arounds" and Brad Wright, author of HDVxDV will discuss them all. From capturing HDV into iMovie/FCE to FCP, LumiereHD, and others, as well as his own solution, HDVxDV.

9:35PM - 9:45PM - Show and Tell

9:45PM - 9:55PM - "Mediocre Films" - Greg Benson - Show and Tell
From Greg:
I'm an actor-writer in L.A. who gets pretty bored just sitting around between jobs. So I shoot no-budget comedic shorts on Mini DV and share them with the world at mediocrefilms.com. ("Mediocre Films: They're Better Than They Sound.") I'll be sharing two recent shorts, "Mating Season" (budget: $41) and "Phone Call to God" (budget: $8) at the meeting. It's a World Premiere for both. Hope you don't think they suck.


10:00 - World Famous Raffle
SteadyTracker UltraLight - ProMax
Copy of Motion PowerStart - DVCreators.net
2 Copies of LiveType PowerStart - DVCreators.net
Copy of DV Enlightenment - DVCreators.net
Surprise from Sony - Sony
50% off any Apple Pro Apps Class _ Moviola
Various Books from CMP Books - CMP Books
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
Copy of HDVxDV - HDVxDV
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Copy of Zoom -in DVD - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside FCP -HD - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside DVD Studio Pro 3 - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside Motion - Magnet Media
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug

For all the details and directions to the Gallery Theater, go to the lafcpug web site

http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
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lafcpug to make music March 23

The next meeting of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug) will be Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:45PM at the Gallery Theater in Hollywood Ca.

"Making Music on FCP Night"

Bring your dancing shoes and join us as we devote much of the evening to making music and music videos. Stephanie Joyce of SmartSound will show off the very cool music creation tool, Sonicfire Pro V3, Steve Martin of Ripple Training will show us tips and tricks on how to cut our video to the beat of the music. We will also slip in a brief demo and explanation of Raids, and why MacOSX Disk Utility might not be the best choice for striping your hard drives. SoftRaids Timothy Standing will present. Plus, Music Videos galore, Stump the Gurus, and World Famous Raffle.

A $5.00 donation will be respectfully requested.

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Guru Ken Stone, and special guest gurus, Sharon Franklin Andrew Balis, and Steve Martin 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 go home with a problem but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:40PM - Cutting to the beat of the Music - Steve Martin
Ripple Training's Steve Martin will show us how to cut your music video to the beat of the music. This assumes you have rhythm.

7:45PM - 8:10PM - Sonic Fire Pro - Stephanie Joyce
SmartSound's Stephanie Joyce will show you how to create great sounding soundtracks with SmartSound's patented software. Award winning Sonic Fire Pro is the only software programs that let you create professional quality, customized, royalty-free music soundtracks for your videos- automatically! The patented software also lets you bring in outside music (such as Soundtrack or Garage Band) and makes it fit the length of your video project, quickly, easily, and automatically. SmartSound can generate royalty free music AND import the music you create, it even reads your FCP markers! It's a great addition to your video toolbox.

8:15PM - 8:30PM - SoftRaid - Timothy Standing
Timothy Standing of SoftRaid will give a brief demo and explanation of Raids, and why MacOSX Disk Utility might not be the best choice for striping your hard drives.

8:30PM - 8:45PM - "How'd You Do That?" - "Weightless" - Mitchell Rose
From Mitchell:
A music video for Swami Jr., fronted by singer/songwriter Billy Goodrum, in which at the laundromat, his mind goes on tumble-dry. The "video," shot on film, uses a lot of "motion control" shots that were damn expensive, and keying that doesn't cost a damn thing.

8:45PM - 9:05PM - Break
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Intelligent Assistance will be in Lobby selling their latest creations, and talking about the new Pro Apps Hub. Ripple Training will be on hand to show off all their great DVD tutorials. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:05PM - 9:25PM - The Making of a "Jet" Video - "Cold Hard Bitch" - Ted Schilowitz
Fans of iPod commercials know the song "Are you Going to be My Girl" by the Aussie band, Jet. You also know their other big hit, "Cold Hard Bitch." What you may not know is that the video of that song was cut on FCP using the Kona 2 card. AJA's Ted Schilowitz will take us thorugh the workflow.

9:25PM - 9:45PM - "How'd You Do That?" - "Wylde Bunch" - Kenn Michael
From Kenn:
I have two music videos I did for the same artist - Wylde Bunch. They're on Sony/Columbia records and their album is on iTMS. The first video I shot and has a narrative attached to it. The second one I edited from tons of touring/concert footage.

9:45PM - 9:55PM - "BURN: The Documentary" - Bill Boletta - Show and Tell
Director: Bill Boletta
Director of Photography: Tim Otholt
People come to Los Angeles from all over the world with the hope of becoming rock stars. This short documentary gives a profile of Burn, a talented music group which hasn't yet made it big but has tried hard for years. The film looks behind the scenes of the music business and points up the inherent tensions that exist in that world between idealism and pragmatism, artistry and finance, talent and commercialism. In addition to interviews with band members, friends of the band, and music industry professionals, there are excerpts from live performances as well as studio rehearsal footage. The film was shot digitally in 24p with the Panasonic DVX-100 and edited entirely in FCP. Runtime: 10 minutes


10:00 - World Famous Raffle
Copy of Sonic Fire Pro - SmartSound
Copy of Softraid - Softraid
50% off any Apple Pro Apps Class _ Moviola
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates - Paquito Mas Restaurants
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Copy of Zoom -in DVD - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside FCP -HD - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside DVD Studio Pro 3 - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside Motion - Magnet Media
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug

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