Febuary. 27 , 2008
We welcomed Ricardo Silva, developer of Sugarfx to wow our eyes with their suite of motion graphic templates and effects for FCS. Plus 19 Marines and instructors from the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation in San Diego bussed up to lafcpug to show clips of their work and talk about what they've learned in the 10 week film and media production school which trains wounded Marines for a career in media, filmmaking, sound design, editing, graphics and photojournalism. This is the innagural class. You can read about this school and the Marines, in this NY Times article.
Plus Bruce Nazarian got us up to speed with Blu-Ray. Plus, Show and Tells, FCP Tip/Tricks, Stump The Gurus and of course, World Famous Raffle.
A $5.00 donation will be requested at the door. Doors open at 6PM. lafcpug meetings are open to the public. First come, best seat.
Agenda (Subject to change)
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Andrew Balis, Derek Mokand Victor Maldonado 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 - FCP Tips you Should know or Need to Know- Marcelo Lewin
Marcelo Lewin (The Digital Media Dude) will show beginning FCP users and remind veteran FCP users about a bunch of tips/tricks you should know.
1) Applying filters to partial clips
2) Looking for audio peaks in your sequence
3) Some cool keyboard shortcuts.
7:40PM - 8:00PM - 'SUGARfx' - Ricardo Silva
Ricardo Silva will be presenting the Sugarfx filters, effects and Motion Graphics templates for FCStudio and FCE. He will also give a demonstration on some of their plug-ins and show us the functionality inside FCP using real world examples. Also, Ricardo will
donate 5 SUGARfx plugs-ins that will be part of the raffle at the end of the meeting. You can visit SUGARfx at http://sugarqc.com/products.html
8:05PM - 8:25PM - "Blu-ray Wins. So what does that mean?" - Bruce Nazarian
So HD DVD is dead. And Bul-ray wins. There is still no support in FCS for burning Blu-ray discs plus there is ample confusion over the license fees Will it really cost us $2500.00. Or more? DVD Guru Bruce Nazarian will put the events of the last few months in to their proper perspective, discuss where the technology IS, and what options exist.
8:30PM - 8:50PM - Break
Brad Wright of VeeScope Live will be in lobby complete with Green Screen. GMAX will be there showing off their storage solutions. Lots of other stuff will be showing off too. The break is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Lots of FCP Gurus come to lafcpug meetings and this is your chance to network and make contacts and get your problems solved. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.
8:55PM - 9:50PM - Wounded Marines Careers Foundation
19 Marines and instructors from the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation in San Diego will bus up to lafcpug to show clips of their work and talk about what they've learned in the 10 week film and media production school which trains wounded Marines for a career in media, filmmaking, sound design, editing, graphics and photojournalism. You can read about this school and the Marines, in this NY Times article.
9:55PM - World Famous Raffle
5x filters, effects and Motion Graphics templates for FCStudio and FCE. Sugarfx
CGM DVE Complete XXL plug-ins for FCP and FCE - CGM
6 x MXL Mic Mates - Marshall Electronics
Assortment of training DVDs - Ripple Training
2x Composer FX Movie and Image - Digital Thought Software
"Getting Organized in FCP" - Creative Cow.net
2x "Stop Staring and Start Grading with Apple Color" - Creative Cow.net
"Money Making Graphics & Effects for FCS 2" - Creative Cow.net
2 Free HD Clips - gotFootageHD
Copy of Panasonic P2 Workflow with Final Cut Pro and the HVX200 - Call Box
2 copies CHV FxPlug Bundle 04-2007 - CHV Electronics
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
Ken Stone dot net T-shirt - Ken Stone
Special thanks to ProMax for footing the bill and Victor Maldonado and Dean Cleary for taping the show