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Next lafcpug meeting will be Wednesday, Febuary 22, 2012 beginning at 6:45PM - till we drop at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.

lafcpug meets are now made possible by

"Final Cut Pro X Part 10.0.3 Night"

Final Cut Pro X Version 10.0.3 has just been announced. It introduces Multicam Editing, Broadcast Monitoring, Media Relink, advanced Chroma Keying and many more new features. Join us Febuary 22, 2012 as we welcome Guru Larry Jordan who will show us all you need to see and know.

You can now bring your old FCP 7 projects into FCP X. Yes, thats right. No one thought this could be done. Even Apple said it could not be done, at least with "perfect fidelity." But a couple guys in an apartment in Burbank did it. Join Philip Hodgetts from Intelligent Assistance who will take us on a tour of 7toX, a $10.00 app that takes the old into the new.

Andrew Balis will show us how to prep our movies for Color Correction whether it is going to DaVinci Resolve or any other color correction system.

Plus, another round of Stump The Gurus, and of course World Famous Raffle.

You must register if you plan to attend.

NOTE: lafcpug generally meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Meetings are open to public and ALL beginning through advanced Digital Story Tellers are welcome

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
Andrew Balis, Shannon Hartman, David Roth Weiss and the always popular TBA. as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS and FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro and anything else you can think of. If they can't solve your problem or answer your question, 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 - Welcome and Announcements
What's latest in the world of lafcpug? Also, we will bring up brand new Platinum sponsor AJA to say a few words and take a bow. This is your time to get up and say something you need to say.

7:30PM - 7:55PM - "Prepping your movie for Color Correction." Andrew Balis
So your movie is locked and you now wish to color correct and you haven't got a clue what to do. Andrew Balis will hold our hands and guide us through all you need to know about prepping your movie for Color Correction.

About Andrew Balis
Andrew Balis is a colorist and online editor in projects spanning from narrative feature films to documentaries, and has been deeply involved in consulting and training industry professionals in editorial and color correction systems, color theory and application, and new and emerging technologies and editorial workflows, including specializing in RED and other various tapeless systems.

Andrew has been involved in the creating and molding of images for more than 20 years, first as a film student at NYU, then in production in every aspect of the camera department from camera loader to camera assistant culminating as a cinematographer in independent films, commercials, documentaries and music videos. After moving into the post production finishing world, he now works as a colorist, working with cinematographers, directors and producers to help realize their vision and shape the look of their projects.

As longtime principle instructor at Moviola Digital Arts Institute, Andrew has instructed colorists, editors and assistants from Paramount to ABC/Disney, Fox, E, Comcast, Matchframe, Fotokem, Trailer Park, Cimarron Group, The Post Group, MTV to virtually every post production facility in the Los Angeles area.

An author of books, DVD tutorials, dozens of articles, author of iPhone/iPad apps devoted to production and post, lecturer and public speaker including stints at Createasphere, UCLA, AFI and others. An early adopter of Apple’s Color and before that with Final Cut Pro, Andrew authored the highly popular DVD tutorial “Color Grading in Color” for Ripple Training, and has co-authored the 1st generation of Apple certified training curriculum for Final Cut Pro editing, effects and color correction.

8:00PM - 8:25PM - "7toX" - Philip Hodgetts.
7toX for Final Cut Pro brings your Final Cut Pro 7 projects forward to Final Cut Pro X so you can use Apple’s powerful new professional editing tools to update or finish your older projects. The lightweight application is simple to use, with drag-and-drop support and progress information. 7toX translates important metadata from your Final Cut Pro 7 Project — including bins, clips and sequences — to a new Event in Final Cut Pro X with the highest fidelity of any translation application for Final Cut Pro. In addition, the application provides clear, detailed reporting after every transfer." It's just like magic.

About Philip Hodgetts
Philip is widely regarded as an expert in the field of digital media production, post-production and distribution. He is especially recognized for his unique ability to understand and develop metadata-based workflows across all these areas for linear and interactive media.

With more than 25 years experience in writing, producing, directing, editing and motion graphic design across the entire production spectrum - education, corporate, documentary and national TV commercials - he has a unique understanding of the way technologies influence the development of an industry and has had an above-average accuracy in predicting the future changes in the digital production, post-production and distribution industries.

He is also the author of many books including "The New Now: Growing Your Production or Postproduction Business In A Changed and Changing World", "The HD Survival Handbook", "Simple Encoding Recipes for the Web" plus many other titles.

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCP, Avid and Premiere Gurus. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Then talk to each other. Also in the lobby will be Tery Williams and Christina Oliver from brand new lafcpug Platinum Sponsor AJA. Also, Active Storage who just announced mMedia. It will be a packed lobby.

The break is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved and who knows, get a job. You never know who you are going to meet at lafcpug. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM - 9:40PM - All about Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 - Larry Jordan
Might be time to take a second look.
Final Cut Pro X Version 10.0.3 has just been announced. It introduces Multicam Editing, Broadcast Monitoring, Media Relink, advanced Chroma Keying and many more new features. Join us Febuary 22, 2012 as we welcome Guru Larry Jordan who will show us all you need to see and know and there will be time for questions.

About Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan is an internationally-renowned consultant and Apple-Certified trainer in digital media with over 35 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits. His informative and entertaining teaching style provides video and film editors around the world with unique techniques, methods and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills.

Based in Los Angeles, he’s a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. In addition to his in-person training, Jordan writes and edits the FREE, ‘Larry Jordan’s Final Cut Monthly Newsletter’ -, now in it’s seventh year of publishing, which provides essential news and tutorials on Final Cut Studio. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training and five books on Final Cut Studio, published by Peachpit Press and Focal Press. He is the winner of multiple awards for his broadcast work, as well as his online training.

Jordan is also executive producer and host of the weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast, Digital Production BuZZ, providing everything you need to know about digital media, production, post-production and distribution now and in your digital future ().

9:45PM- 9:55PM - Show and Tell if time allows

10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)

Copy of DaVinci Resolve - Blackmagic Design
10x Licenses of Tonalizer|VFX - Irudis

Copy of Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium - Adobe

1 full license "Repair Collection" CHV Plug-ins
One ShuttlePRO V.2 - Countour Design
1x Pro Maintenance Tools- Digital Rebellion
2x Pro Media Tools- Digital Rebellion

5x Video Space (brand new iPhone / iPad data rate calculator)- Digital Rebellion

1x Editmote- Digital Rebellion

1x Cut Notes - Digital Rebellion

Your choice of Sequence Clip Reporter or Clip Info Titler - Intelligent Assistance
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
Any On demand Webinar -
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Free Stock Footage HD Clips up to $500.00 value - Artbeats

1 seat of Nveil video filters for FCP & Motion - Nveil
$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
QC Effects for FCP and Motion - QC-Effects
Copy of VeeScope Live -
VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyguide - Neotron
Larry Jordan Mousepads - Larry Jordan

How to get to the Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park

 Click here for Google Map


Click HERE to download a PDF(300K) of the grounds that points out the parking areas and includes other helpful hints.

The Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
(between Vermont and Normandie)
Hollywood, CA 90027
Phone: 323.644.6272

Enter through the gate on Hollywood Blvd just West of Berendo. The theater is at the top of the hill, adjacent to the art gallery.

From US 101 (heading South),
take the Hollywood Boulevard exit.
Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Hollywood Boulevard.
Turn right into the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. (you will only see a parking lot. Drive to top of hill to find the Gallery Theater)
The Gallery Theater is in the center of the park.

From US 101 (heading North),
take the Vermont Avenue exit.
Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Vermont Avenue.
Turn left onto Hollywood Boulevard.
Turn left into the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. (you will only see a parking lot. Drive to top of hill to find the Gallery Theater)
The Gallery Theater is in the center of the park.

Metro Red Line
Yes, Los Angeles has a subway and if possible you ought to use it. Riders are dropped of at Sunset and Vermont, one long block from the Art Park. More info on the Red Line can be found here.

Note on Parking: Parking is FREE. There is ample parking on top of hill near the Art Park. Parking extends around the perimeter of the Park. NOTE: Please park your car diagonally even though the spaces are not marked that way. If there are no spaces to park at top, then use parking lot at bottom of hill near Hollywood Blvd. Click HERE to download a PDF(300K) of the grounds that points out the parking areas and includes other helpful hints.

Wheelchair access: Park in the lot next to the Hollyhock house (you will see a handicap parking sign), come into the theatre entrance, and take the elevator down. There will be space in the front of the theatre for wheelchairs.

Before or after the meeting, there is a fine restaurant row on Vermont between Hollywood and Franklin (just around the corner from the park). There are also a number of funky ethic eateries along Hollywood Blvd.


digital projection made possible through the generous sponsorship of
Apple Computer and the Pixel Corps

with additional support from Adobe Systems, AJA, ProMax Systems,
BIAS, Inc. DigitalFilm Tree, and Gefen Inc.

lafcpug meetings are presented in association with the
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, a facility of the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs

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