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July 26 , 2006

"Making Music, Making Movies"


Join us as we bring you lots of cool toys to make your life easier in the Summer heat. Scheduled to appear will be Stephanie Joyce from SmartSound who will show off Sonicfire Pro 4. Plus Eric Huffman from Synk Audio.will show off his music creation tool, Musicbed DV. Plus Michael Buday will demo the "ultimate review and approval tool," syncVue. Not enough? Well, how about a demo of the very cool Storyboard and pre-viz tool, Frameforge 3D Studio. Plus the students from SFETT will make their annual visit to lafcpug to show and tell and talk about the upcoming iCan7 Festival de Cine And of course, the FCP tips and trick of the month with Steve Martin showing us Multicam tricks in FCP, show and tells, Stump the Gurus, and World Famous Raffle.

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCS Guru Steve Martin and special guest Gurus, Mike Curtis from HD for Indies Larry Jordan, and DVD Studio Pro Guru, Bruce Nazarian, 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 - 7:45PM - "Sonicfire Pro 4" - Stephanie Joyce
Stephanie Joyce from SmartSound will be in the house to show us the NEW release:  award-winning Sonicfire Pro 4 software with Mood Mapping.  That's right, Mood helped SmartSound win four innovation awards at NAB 2006 and this will be your chance to sit back to find out what the hype is all about. If you're not already familiar with SmartSound, they have a large, and arguably the best, royalty-free music library on the market with the most innovative technology behind it.  Using Sonicfire Pro 4, you can find any style of professional-quality music, automatically cut it to ANY length with a real beginning and button ending, pick from a full list of different musical arrangements and now with Mood Mapping, you have full control over every instrument!  Duck the horns, punch up the strings, make a drum & bass's all possible now.  This is not a looping solution and it's not MIDI's your new secret weapon.  It works with Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack to export a finished fine-tuned music score right into your projects, giving you a professional result every time and freeing you up to be more creative.  Join us and see for yourself. Someone will win a copy in the raffle and there will be a special offer for attendees. For more info:

7:45PM - 8:05PM - "FrameForge 3D" - Ethan Markowitz
FrameForge 3D Studio takes the guesswork out of directing film, videos and commercials. You'll save time and money at every stage of production with optically correct storyboards that not only include the shot as seen through the camera, but also the overhead set layout with camera setups, and all relevant camera information.








8:05PM -8:30PM -syncVue - Michael Buday
So you the editor are in Mongolia (with high speed internet access) and your producer is at home in LA, and the director is on a plane bound for South Africa to look for work, and your composer is in New York at the 51st Starbucks and you need them all to look at your latest sequence for review. In an hour. Enter syncVue. syncVUE makes the review and approval process easier than ever before. Multiple persons can simultaneously view and annotate local copies of the same media files in perfect sync from different locations - whether separated by cubicles, city blocks, or continents.




8:30PM -8:45PM - "iCan Festival de Cine" - Marco Torres and Students from SFETT - Show and Tell
Apple Distinguished Educator Marco Torres and a few of his students from San Fernando High School's SFETT returns for his annual visit to lafcpug to talk briefly and show a trailer about the upcoming iCan Film Festival. For those of you who don't know about SFETT you should check it out HERE. It's a great, as well as inspirational story.

8:45PM - 9:00PM - Break
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. The students from SFETT will be in the lobby selling T-shirts to help raise funds for the Film Fest and their school. Steve Martin will also be in the lobby selling the latest training DVDs from Ripple Training. CalDigit will be in the lobby showing off their storage and Raid solutions. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM - 9:20PM -Working with Multicam in FCP - Steve Martin
Ripple Training's Steve Martin will show us tips and tricks on taming the Multicam beast in FCP 5.










9:20PM - 9:45PM -MusicBed DV and Season One - Eric Huffman
Musicbed DV is an easy-to-use music-customization application designed for visual media professionals.
Season One is a cinematic stock music library encoded for customizability.
You can quickly create custom music beds in a time frame that will surprise you.
Customize the music's feel to match the mood of your visual project. Innovative features give you control over music's style and texture.
Sculpt stock music beds over scenes with style and texture automation for a composed-to-picture feel.
All stock music available as stereo mixes, instrumental stems, and surround music at any custom duration.



9:45PM - 9:55PM - "Dow Jones Factiva" Brian Gary - Show and Tell
Filmmaker Brian Gary will show a couple commercials he directed and edited for the web site Factiva








10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
Copy of Sonicfire Pro - Smartsound
Copy of Music Bed DV and Season One - Sync Audio
Copy of Frameforge Studio 3D 2 - Frameforge
Copy of Color Correction in FCP - Ripple Training

Copy of Hands On Training FCP 5 - Larry Jordan
Copy of Learning Soundtrack Pro (DVD) -
Larry Jordan
Optimize/Troubleshoot Final Cut (DVD) - Larry Jordan

100 credits for the video clips of your choice - Revolution Stock Media
Entire Bundle of CHV Plug-ins for Final Cut Pro - CHV Electronics
Copy of DVD Studio Pro 4 (book) - McGraw Hill
Copy of Apple Pro Training "Motion" - Damian Allen

50% off Training class at Moviola - Moviola
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
WMV Studio Pro - Flip4Mac
Copy of Inside Flash 8- Magnet Media
Copy of Inside Final Cut Pro 5 -
Magnet Media

FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Plug-in package of your choice - Lyric Media
Copy of Final Draft or Final Draft AV - Final Draft
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance

1 T-shirt -
101 Final Cut Pro Tips -Intelligent Assistance

Special thanks to Promax for footing the bill and Victor Maldanado and Dean Cleary for taping the show