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August 27 2008

Join us as welcome Quantum to show and tell all about StorNext, the brand new Data Management and archiving solution they just announced. Plus CalDigit will make an appearance to show off the their latest storage solutions. Larry Jordan, (no, not that larry Jordan) returns to lafcpug after an 8 year absence to give us a few tips and gotchas for Avid editors wanting to add FCP to their skill set. Philip Hodgetts will debut another scary editing tool that will make you afraid. Plus Stump The Gurus, Show and Tells, FCP Tips and Tricks and of course, World Famous Raffle. And more.


6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Lawrence Jordan, Philip Hodgetts and Larry Jordan 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 - 7:45PM - Quantum StorNext - Macky Beheshti
Macky Beheshti, Technical Advisor from the Software Architecture Group at Quantum will show off StorNext.
StorNext enables systems to share a high speed pool of images, media, content, analytical data, and other key digital assets so files can be processed and distributed quicker.

7:50PM - 8:10PM - CalDigit- Jon Schilling
CalDigit's Jon Schilling will show and tell us the lastest and greatest from the storage solutions provider, CalDigit

8:15PM - 8:35PM -Finisher for FCP - Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts, co-author of the scariest editing tool you will ever see, "The Assistant Editor," will debut a brand new scary tool, Finisher for FCP. This will be the world premiere so prepare yourself to be afraid. VERY afraid.

8:35PM - 9:00PM - Break
For the first time in lafcpug history we will have food at the meeting. That’s right hungry people. Spanish restaurant Tinto Tapas Espana will be at the theater making and selling yummy paella and tapas for a very cheap price. And Sangria too. The food is between $1 and $10. There will be paella for $5 to $10, and the tapas will range from sandwich bites, mushrooms, meatballs, salad, etc. from $1 to $2.50. So bring your appetite for food and drink as well as learning.

Also in the lobby will be HDDisk showing off their storage solutions. Also CalDigit will be in the lobby showing off THEIR storage solutions. Also Veescope Live will be in lobby. Also lafcpug meeting sponsor MelroseMac will be in lobby answering all your questions. The Lobby will be jammed. Again. 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 - FCP for Avid Editors - Lawrence Jordan
Film editor Larry Jordan founded back in 1999 and from the moment it launched became THE gathering place for Final Cut Pro users from around the world. lafcpug began out of Now Larry is back into the web site building business with his newest venture,

Larry has been an Avid editor all his career and tonight will show us a bunch of tips and tricks especially designed for Avid editors adding FCP to their skill set.

9:35PM - 9:45PM - Chip Bolcik- Show and Tell
From Chip:
I've only been using FCP for a few months now, and most of what I've learned, I've learned from coming to LAFCPUG meetings. I'm putting together a TV pilot for a couple of friends who want to try to sell it. I'd like to show the first four minutes of the project to the group. I'm just so happy with what I've learned through you guys, that I thought I'd show a little bit of that knowledge off.

9:45PM - 9:55PM - John Putch - Route 30
John Putch is back to hype his new film, Route 30 which will be the opening night film at the Valley Film Festival in September.

9:55PM - World Famous Raffle
Critical Skills for Final Cut Studio Streaming Producers - Streaming Media
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
$500 credit towards services - Post Mango
2 SugarFX packages - SugarFX
2 DVD Art Professional Volume I - EyeScream Factory
"Stop Staring and Start Grading with Apple Color" - Creative
"Money Making Graphics & Effects for FCS 2" - Creative
HD Survival Guide DVD - CallBox
Digital Color Correction - Call Box
T-shirts and Water Bottles-
BBC Motion Gallery
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 MelroseMac for footing the bill and Dean Cleary for taping the show

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
Phone: 323.644.6272

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.


digital projection made possible through the generous sponsorship of
Apple Computer and the Pixel Corps

with additional support from Adobe Systems, AJA, ProMax Systems,
BIAS, Inc. DigitalFilm Tree, and Gefen Inc.

lafcpug meetings are presented in association with the
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, a facility of the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs

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