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1. Next lacpug Meeting
2. Articles and Things you Need to Read and Do
3. Earlybird Tickets Now on sale for 16th Las Vegas SuperMeet
5. Sponsor lacpug


lacpug Meets are once again sponsored by Blackmagic Design for all of 2018 and we are grateful.

lacpug meets are made possible by Blackmagic Design and we are grateful.

The next lacpug Meet is Wednesday, February 28.

Agenda is still being worked on, but as usual it will be a jam packed
night of learning, networking and fun.

Mark you calendar and keep watching this page for updates.


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DO: Blackmagic Design Conference and Expo Feb 11-13 in LA The Blackmagic
Design Conference & Expo is the first of its kind educational event. Organized
by FMC in collaboration with Blackmagic Design, the program features 3 full
days of sessions geared toward Blackmagic Design users of all skill levels.
The conference is designed for colorists, DPs, and visual effects artists who
want to take their editing, color and VFX skills to the next level with
Blackmagic Design products.

Learn more and register: http://www.blackmagicconference.com/

WATCH: MacBreak Studio Ep 413: Removing a Subject in 360 Videos
Steve Martin demonstrates how to remove subjects from your 360°
footage, giving your audience a nice clean VR experience.



Awesome Hue Sampling in Final Cut Pro X
Mark Spencer shows Steve Martin from Ripple Training the differences
between color sampling with color masks and hue curves in Final Cut
Pro X.



Creating Color Contrast Looks in Final Cut Pro X
Mark Spencer shows Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to use the
extensive new color correction features in Final Cut Pro 10.4 to achieve
the popular “orange and teal” look. 


READ: Congratulations to all the ACE Eddie Award winners for 2018


READ: Two new Art of the Cuts from Steve Hullfish you might like
to read.

Dylan Tichenor, ACE on Phantom Thread

Oscar nominee Tatiana Riegel ACE for I, Tonya

READ: Really interesting read: BOOK: Between Cuts. Conversations
with ARGENTINIAN Editors.


READ: Must read if you are interested in FCP X.
Edit Faster and More Efficiently with FCPX’s Metadata


READ and WATCH: If you were at last months lacpug meet featuring
Apple and FCP X 10.4 you saw 3 short films from We Make Movies,
Hollywood High and the Mobile Film Classroom.

Apple has posted a behind the scenes article on the making of these
movies. Inspirational to say the least.


READ: Editor Nick Houy breaks down three scenes from the Oscar
nominated film, Lady Bird.


READ: Lots of FCP X 10.4 tutorials this month.
How to Auto White Balance Colors in Final Cut Pro X When Final Cut
Pro X was released back in June 2011, one of the missing features
from FCP7 was the Auto White Balance tool. Many editors complained
that the handy eyedropper that made a 'one click fix' for color
correction had gone.

READ: Logic Pro X update includes Smart Tempo feature and powerful
effect plug-ins


READ: So good. Get inspired.
Pedro Kos on the Art of Editing and Escaping the Creative Doldrums


READ: Excellent article talking to the editors of SEARCH, the very
unique feature that wowed the crowd and critics at Sundance. The
editors process
is unique to say the least.


The Beauty of Large Format 8K


LISTEN: Tom Cross and Gordon Burkell sit down to discuss the editing
of Hostiles and how to work with footage to affect the pacing and the


WATCH:7 Editing Tips That Are Simple And Beautiful by This Guy



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***4. Earlybird Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 8 for the 17th Las Vegas SuperMeet.
Going to NAB? Then you MUST get yourself to the SuperMeet.

So, once again…. Announcing the 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet to be held
on Tuesday April 10 in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas

Earlybird tickets go on sale online only beginning at 9AM PST, Thursday, Feb
8 for the really cheap cheap price of $10.00 each for adults (plus ticket
fee) and $7.00 each for Students and Teachers. On March 9 the ticket price
goes up to $15.00 so save money and commit early. It helps you and helps
us plan!

This SuperMeet will once again be the largest gathering of Final Cut, Avid,
Adobe, Resolve and digital filmmakers during NAB Show week. 

What’s on the  agenda? Well, it’s SuperSecret, but we can tell you this;
There will be USER driven presentations, revolutionary new ideas and new
products for you to drool over. And yes, there will be another round of the
seemingly endless World Famous Raffle where we will give away once again,
thousands of dollars worth of prizes to dozens of lucky winners.

Keep watching this page for daily updates and register early!


Note: if you or your company wish to help sponsor the SuperMeet, get in
touch with us. We will tell you all you need to know.



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See you Feb 28 at the next lacpug Meet and then April 10 at the SuperMeet.

Peace- and bless you Ralph, Charles, Doug, Mik, Pete and Bruce.

Michael Horton "HeadCutter"

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