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-March 23, 2005-

"Making Music and Music Videos"

We made music and watched music videos as we devoted much of the evening to making music and music videos. Stephanie Joyce of SmartSound showed off the very cool music creation tool, Sonicfire Pro V3, Steve Martin of Ripple Training will showed us tips and tricks on how to cut our video to the beat of the music. We will also slipped 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 presented. Plus, Music Videos galore, Stump the Gurus, and World Famous Raffle.

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Guru Ken Stone, and special guest gurus, Jeffery Morse 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 newPro 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

2 copies of Softraid - Softraid
50% off any Apple Pro Apps Class _ Moviola
Copy of "Creating Motion Graphics in LiveType" - Ripple Training
Vodka Mix - AJA
Copy of "DVD Studio Pro Complete Training" -MacProVideo
Copy of "Motion FX in FCP" -
Ripple Training

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 -
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug

Special thanks to Promax for footing the bill and Brian Gary and Victor Maldanado for shooting the DVD.