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September 24, 2008

Join us as welcome Mark Altekruse who will show off the the music making capabilities of Abaltat. Film Editor Billy Fox will show us how he used all of the apps in the Final Cut Studio suite to bring the recently released film, "Traitor" to life. MediaSilo is the affordable video content management and collaboration platform that puts an end to expensive overnight deliveries and time consuming client review meetings. Dan Green will show it to us. Ron Diamond will demo a brand new super secret utility that will make its world debut at lafcpug. Logic Keyboards are among the best editing keyboards for FCP users. Stephen Moore will show us why. Plus Stump The Gurus, Show and Tells, and of course, World Famous Raffle.


6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Andrew Balis, Larry Jordan and TBA 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 - Abaltat Muse 2.0 - Mark Altekruse
Abaltat Muse™2.0 enables anyone, regardless of musical ability, to compose royalty-free, multi-part soundtracks that are perfectly timed and aligned to edited video. Now, Abaltat continues the evolution of video driven soundtrack creation with the release of Abaltat Muse™2.0. New features including dual compostiion methods, new bands with presets, easy to use User Interface and much more, make short work of composing temp to final soundtracks - and all 100% royalty-free.

7:50PM - 8:10PM - MediaSilo - Dan Green
Say good-bye to FTP and hello to MediaSilo. With no software to install, MediaSilo is a complete turnkey solution. Post-production companies, casting agencies, web broadcasters, and just about anyone working with video on a regular basis benefits from making MediaSilo part of their routine workflow. Virtually unlimited storage combined with the fastest available content delivery network means fast uploads and fast downloads anywhere in the world.

8:15PM - 8:35PM - UserMatic - Ron Diamond
Ron Diamond will demo UserMatic that will make its world debut at lafcpug.

8:35PM - 9:00PM - Break
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 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 - 9:15PM - Logic Keyboards - Stephan Moore
Logic Keyboard's comprehensive range of keyboard products provides a functional and stylish design with excellent graphical artwork, featuring logical grouping, clear bright colours and friendly icon coded printed keys.Since the introduction of Application Specific Keyboards by LogicKeyboard™, they have become the essential accessory for beginners and experts alike.

9:15PM - 9:50PM - Final Cut Studio and "Traitor" - Billy Fox
Film editor Billy Fox will join us and show how he used ALL of Final Cut Studio's apps to bring the recently released film, "Traitor" not only to life, but save a lot of money. This is not to be missed as Billy's workflow applies not only to big studio Hollywood feature films, but to all independent filmmakers.

9:50PM - 10:00PM - Color Parade - David Friedman - (show and tell)
David Friedman’s animated painting "Color Parade" (5:00) is among 150 selections to be screened at the 4th Annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival on October 12 at the KidSpace Children’s Museum in Pasadena. (schedule to be announced) Join the 'Color Parade' as it marches into view and enters your mind's eye. Follow the flowing, glowing energy, radiant rhythms and dancing eyeworks.

10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
Free year of MediaSilo (Studio package)- MediaSilo
ShotPut (Mac or Win; EX, RED, or P2) - Imagine Products
All Access Pass to Editors Retreat - FMC Training
Logic Keybords and Skins - Logic Keyboards
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Neotron KeyGuides for FCP - Neotron
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
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


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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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