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Febuary 25, 2009

Join us as we welcome the Dan Montgomery of Imagine Products who will show off ProxyMill, the P2 converter and ShotPut, the automated P2 offloader. Plus editor Norman Hollyn, author of the brand new book "The Lean Forward Moment" returns to lafcpug to speak on the craft of editing. Plus the FCP Tip/Trick of the month. Also Editor Stephen Kanter has developed an interesting workflow in Final Cut Studio that emulates Avid Unity style project sharing. You GOT to see this. Plus show and tells, Stump the Gurus, and of course, World Famous Raffle. And food!! Maybe!

Agenda (Subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Andrew Balis, Stephen Kanter, Shane Ross and Philip Hodgetts as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS. 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.

7:25PM - 7:35PM - FCP Tip/Trick O' the Month - TBA

7:40PM - 8:05PM - ProxyMill and ShotPut Pro- Dan Montgomery
Imagine Product's Dan Montgomery escapes the winter in Indiana to fly to SoCal and show off the must have applications, ProxyMill and ShotPut. ProxyMill is an automated video compression application that creates low resolution, preview quality QuickTime movies from Panasonic P2 (MXF) HD Media. ShotPut is a do it all offloader of any media type including P2, AVCHD, SxS, RED ONE, and others.

8:10PM - 8:35PM - Project Sharing with Final Cut Pro - Stephen Kanter
Final Cut Studio Master Trainer and FCP for Avid Editors guru Stephen Kanter presents a potentially revolutionary new workflow that will allow Avid Unity-style project sharing with Final Cut Pro. After years of training and consulting onsite for clients at NBC/Universal, Warner Bros., ABC, CBS, FOX, and Reelz Channel, on shows like Ellen, In Plain Sight and Access Hollywood, Stephen has responded to oft-repeated request for project sharing with a workflow that will mimic, in almost every important respect, the user experience of sharing projects on Unity, a workflow he calls Final Cut Synergy.  With the utilization of existing Apple systems and software, and a simple paradigm shift, multiple editors on Xsan can collaborate using the same kind of auto-updating project-sharing techniques that once were exclusive to Unity.  Recently presented at two overbooked events at the Editor’s Guild, Stephen will demonstrate the process to his toughest audience, LAFCPUG members.

8:35PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be HDDisk showing off their storage solutions. Also Veescope Live will be in lobby. Also lafcpug meeting sponsor MelroseMac will be in lobby answering all your questions and hopefully showing off new toys. And maybe Spanish restaurant Tinto Tapas Espana will be at the theater making and selling yummy paella and tapas for a very cheap price. And Sangria too.

The break is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved and who knows, get a job. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM - 9:30PM - The Lean Forward Moment - Norman Hollyn
Hey, lets talk a little on the craft of editing, shall we?
Norman Hollyn is a long-time film, television and music editor (HEATHERS, THE COTTON CLUB, SOPHIE’S CHOICE, Oliver Stone’s WILD PALMS), and is Associate Professor and Head of the Editing Track at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. He has taught worldwide and has spoken at conferences in China, Finland and Paris, as well as for major corporations such as Dreamworks, Pixar and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is an author of nearly 100 articles and his book, THE FILM EDITING ROOM HANDBOOK, has been internationally translated. His new book, "The Lean Forward Moment", is just out from Peachpit Press/Pearson.

9:30PM - 9:45PM - Brazzle Dazzle Effects, Behind Disney's Movie Magic - Show and Tell - Les Perkins.
Les Perkins will present excerpts from his documentary BRAZZLE DAZZLE EFFECTS, BEHIND DISNEY'S MOVIE MAGIC. You'll get a glimpse of how Disney classics combined live-action with animation through their unique sodium-vapor process - the forerunner of green screen. Les produced and edited this bonus feature for Disney's upcoming DVD release of Pete's Dragon.

9:45PM - 9:55PM - "Russell Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident - Show and Tell - Christopher Hart and Terence Heuston
LAFCPUG enthusiast Chris Hart will show a short film he edited for actor/director Terence Heuston. Russell Fish: The Sausage and Eggs Incident is 7 1/2 minutes long and was edited in FCP & AE. The film was shot in 3 days in Fresno on an HVX200. Most of the show & tell time will be taken up by the movie, but Terence and Chris will welcome your comments after the meeting, perhaps over pizza...?

9:50PM - World famous Raffle
Copy of ProxyMill - Imagine Products
Copy of ShotPut Pro - Imagine Products
Alan Howarth Signature Series - Hollywood Edge
3 Copies "Lean Forward Moment - Peachpit Press
2 Copies "Edit Well" - Peachpit Press
2 50% off discount coupons for Apple Pro Training class - All4DVD
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Flash Hard Drive - Edge Tech Corp
2 Training DVDs - Creative Cow
Copy of UserMatic - EditGroove
Motion Graphics templates and Effects - SugarFX
T-shirt and Mug - BBC Motion Gallery
Pre Keyed HD Footage Suite - Ribbit Films
Neotron KeyGuides for FCP - Neotron
HD Survival Guide DVD - CallBox
Digital Color Correction - Call Box
Copy of VeeScope Live - VeeScope Live
$100.00 off or towards any Digital Heaven products - Digital Heaven
100 credits for the royalty free stock video clips of your choice - Revolution Stock Media
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
50% off Training class at Moviola - Moviola
Plug-in package of your choice - Lyric Media
lafcpug "Trash Your Preferences" T-Shirt - lafcpug

Special thanks to MelroseMac for footing the bill and Dean Cleary for taping the show

How to get to the Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park


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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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