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June. 18 , 2008

"Happy 8th Birthday lafcpug"

Join us as we celebrate the eighth anniversary of the lafcpug. Scheduled to appear will be veteran film editor and Associate Professor and Head of the Editing Track at USC's School of Cinematic Arts, Norman Hollyn. Plus, the brand new soon to be shipping Video Recorder/D.264 encoder from BlackMagic Design will make it's LA debut. Plus, the brand new Focus FS-5 Portable DTE Recorder from Focus Enhancements will wow all of you who hate tape. Plus the FCP Tip/Trick of the Month, Stump The Gurus, Show and Tells and, if budget allows, Balloons, Circus Clowns and Pony Rides. And of course, World Famous Raffle. And Cake.

Agenda (Subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Andrew Balis, Larry Jordanand 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 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 - "10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Final Cut Pro."- Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan returns to lafcpug and this month teaches us 10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Final Cut Pro. Or depending on your knowledge, maybe 9 things.

7:40PM - 8:05PM - Cool Stuff from Blackmagic Design- Matt Stoneking
The brand new soon to be shipping Video Recorder/D.264 encoder from BlackMagic Design will make it's LA debut. Matt Stoneking from Blackmagic Design will demo and also show and tell us about Blackmagic's other recently announced products including the Broadcast VideoHub and the HDLink Pro

8:10PM - 8:35PM - Focus Enhancements - Portable FS-5 DTE Recorder - Robert Caldeira
Defining a new class of DTE recording, the FS-5 Portable DTE Recorder weighs only twelve ounces, brings Direct To Edit® recording technology to your HDV or DV handheld camcorder, and enables you to add custom metadata while you're recording. And that is about the least this thing will do. I saw a demo of the FS-5 at NAB and was blown away. Senior Product Manager for Media Management and Conversion will demo.

8:35PM - 9:00PM - Break
GMAX will be in the lobby 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.

9:00PM - 9:35PM - The Craft of Editing - Norman Hollyn
It isn't enough to just know the tool. Anyone can learn Non Linear Editing tools. But can one learn the craft of editing? Can one be taught how to edit? Most editors when asked the question, "How do you edit" generally reply with the answer, "I dunno. I just uh, do it. When it feels right I make the cut." Then there are the editors who can articulate the craft of editing.
Norman Hollyn is one of few editors who can do just that.

He 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 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, comes out from Peachpit Press/Pearson in December. lafcpug is honored to have him take the time to teach us a bit of what we need to know

9:35PM - 9:45PM - Brian Denny- Show and Tell
From Brian:
I'd like to show and tell one of the jobs I finished recently for a company called Spyder. They make high speed ski suits for downhill
racing. This video uses a bunch of interviews that I shot in one long day, along with stock footage cuts from Getty images and a whole bunch of other sports video production companies.

9:45PM - 9:55PM - Steve Payne - Show and Tell

9:55PM - World Famous Raffle

FS-5 Portable DTE Recorder - Focus Enhancements (registration with Focus required to win this prize. Winner will be announced at a later date)
Full Suite of Digieffects plugins (Delirium Berserk Aurorix Buena Depth Cue Damage Simulate: Illuma) -
Digieffects ($1200 value)
Focus MCSDI-1 Portable HD/SD-SDI Media Converter -
Focus Enhancements ($699 value)
2x Intensity Pro Cards -
Blackmagic Design
1 year premium membership to -

2x Copies of SugarFX Plug-ins for FCP and Motion - SugarFX
"Stop Staring and Start Grading with Apple Color" - Creative
"Money Making Graphics & Effects for FCS 2" - Creative
Portable 100GB USB Drive - GMAX
HD Survival Guide DVD - CallBox
Digital Color Correction
- Call Box
T-shirts and Water Bottles-
BBC Motion Gallery

Keyboard KeyGuides - Neotron
2 Free HD Clips - gotFootageHD
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

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