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April 24, 2013
We welcome back the always fun and entertaining Al Mooney to lacpug to show off what is new in Adobe Premiere Pro Next. More importantly, there will be time for lots of questions and your feedback.
Also, think FCP X is for amateurs? Think again. Sam Mestman from Lumaforge will be demoing the extensive 4k RED workflow capabilities Final Cut Pro X has to offer, and explain why it's now just as easy to deliver in 4k as it is in 1080. A must see for all of you on the fence with FCP X.
NOTE: lacpug 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 Michael Kammas, Monica Daniel, Al Mooney and Philip Hodgetts 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 - 7:35PM - Announcements
lafcpug sponsor AJA will give us the latest. Also if we have time, this is your time. Get up and tell us something about yourself. Ask for a job, offer a job. Whatever you want. Keep it brief. I also want to update everyone on the new projector and discuss ways to raise money to buy it.
7:40PM - 8:15PM - Final Cut Pro X - 4K RED Workflow - Sam Mestman and Neil Smith
Sam Mestman from Lumaforge will be demoing the extensive 4k RED workflow capabilities Final Cut Pro X has to offer and explain why it's now just as easy to deliver in 4k as it is in 1080. He'll also be showing how FCPX can simplify as well as expand the traditional roles of the DIT, Assistant Editor, Editor, and colorist in an FCPX-Resolve pipeline to allow them to spend more time on the creative process, and less time on conforming/troubleshooting/banging your head against the wall. He'll take you from best practices for importing and grading your RED footage, to how to work with your metadata to speed up project prep, to taking advantage of some of FCPX's power features like the timeline index, all the way down to how FCPX integrates with Resolve for seamless delivery, regardless of resolution. FCPX has undergone an astonishing amount of development since it was first released, and is now a compelling option for professional DIT's, editors, and colorists, regardless of your workflow or deliverable.
About Sam Mestman
Sam Mestman has worked for Apple, ESPN, “Glee,” and Break.com, to name a few, and is now the Chief Workflow Architect for Lumaforge. He’s also a regular writer for MovieMaker Magazine, teaches post workflow at RED’s REDucation classes, and specializes in saving independent producers tens of thousands of dollars while delivering a top quality product. He is also the founder and CEO of We Make Movies, which in just three years might have become the largest film collective in Los Angeles (and now Toronto).
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. 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 - 9:50PM - Adobe Premiere Pro Next - Al Mooney
Many of you already have seen or read about what is coming in Adobe's Premiere Pro Next. You might have read this article by Gerard Tay. Or this article by Clay Asbury. Or have seen this presentation by Jason Levine. Well Al Mooney returns to lacpug in person to show us this and more. But more importantly there will be lots of time for questions and feedback. Let Adobe know what you like and what you want and what you don't understand. Be part of Adobe Premiere Pro Next.
About Al Mooney
Al Mooney has extensive technical, sales and marketing experience in the media industry. As product manager for Adobe Premiere Pro software, Mooney is responsible for defining, delivering, and supporting the overall feature set and functionality. Earlier, Mooney was the UK senior business development manager for video and broadcast at Adobe, providing technical workflow consultation for top broadcast accounts in the U.K. In that role, he oversaw the redevelopment of Adobe’s video VAR channel, a network of expert resellers and service providers for the Media and Entertainment industry.
Mooney joined Adobe in 2009, after spending two years at Apple as the U.K. Pro Video business development manager. There he was responsible for the communication and go-to-market strategy of video solutions for the U.K. market, working with resellers and customers.
Before Apple, Mooney was European sales specialist at Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology. In this role, Mooney was responsible for the communication of high-end solutions into multiple territories, and managed technical communication between European specialists and engineers in the U.S. He also held earlier positions at Digidesign, including post-production product specialist, EMEA product specialist and marketing representative.
10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Io XT - AJA
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
2 copies ColorKit - Crumplepop
2x $100.00 coupons - Tangent FX
1 full license of Repair FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
1x Pro Maintenance Tools- Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Media Tools- Digital Rebellion
2x Pro Versioner - Digital Rebellion
2x Kollaberate, CinePlay,Cut Notes Bundles- Digital Rebellion
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Free Stock Footage HD Clips up to $500.00 value - Artbeats
$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
Copy of VeeScope Live - VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyguide - Neotron
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate
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
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.