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-November 17, 2004-

"First Meeting in our new Home"

This was our very first meeting ever in the brand spanking new Barnsdall Gallery Theater located on the grounds of the the Barnsdall Art Park in East Hollywood. Joining us was Alex Lindsey of DVGarage/Pixel Corp who showed us how to capture LIVE to your PowerBook while out in the field or in the studio, Plus Larry Jordan who showed us how to use the Voice Over tool in FCP HD, Plus Brad Wright, author of DVDxDV Pro showed us the latest version of this amazing app, this one which will automatically remove the 3:2 pulldown from your DVD Dailies so you can edit at 24fps in FCP. Plus the boys from DigitalFilm Tree were on hand to talk about the future of post production including Digital Dailies. Plus Show and tells, Stump the Gurus. Oh yeah, and World Famous Raffle

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Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Ken Stone, Andrew Balis, and special guest gurus, Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance, and Sharon Franklin 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 - 7:50PM - Capturing your Video LIVE to your PowerBook or Desktop - Alex Lindsey
Eliminate the need to log and capture. Why not do it on the set? Alex Lindsay of dvGarage and PixelCorp will show how to use Final Cut Pro for more than just editing but actually capturing on set. Alex will cover the basic set-up, tips for a smooth operation, how to use the process most efficiently, and what could be improved to make the process easier.

7:50PM - 8:20PM - From DVD to FCP with 3:2 pulldown - Brad Wright
Brad Wright
author of DVDxDV will demonstrate how to import DVD Dailies in Final Cut Pro with DVDxDV Pro. DVDxDV Pro can now automatically remove the 3:2 pull-down from a DVD Daily, so that it can be edited at 24 frames per second. Read all about DVDxDV Pro. It's an amazing app.










8:30PM - 8:45PM - How to use the VO tool in FCP - Larry Jordan
FCP Guru Larry Jordan is back, this time to give us a brief How2 on how to use the Voice Over Tool in FCP. There are a few "gotchas" and Larry will tell us about them.

8:45PM - 9:05PM - Break
This is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved. Honestly we dont know what will be going on in the lobby until we figure out where to put the tables. But I can tell you this much: Intelligent Assistance will be in Lobby selling their latest creations, Practical Color Correction and Killer Titles for Calligraphy and LiveType and talking about the newPro Apps Hub. lafcpug will once again be selling "Lafcpug on DVD" past lafcpug meetings including the must have February meeting with Walter Murch. Price will be $20.00. ProMax might have a table and will be able to answer any and all your hardware questions. And the ever present clowns from the Hollywood Shriners Club.

9:05PM - 9:40PM - The boys and Girl from DigitalFilm Tree
With the recent release of Charles Koppelmans book, "Behind the Seen" which chronicles film Editor Walter Murch's use of Final Cut Pro on the movie Cold Mountain, it is only fitting that we bring in the "boys from DigitalFilm Tree to take a bow. (They come off as heroes in this book and deservedly so.) But then after the bow, DFT will talk about Digital Dailies and the future of Post Production. This is not to be missed.

9:40PM - 9:50PM - "The Zen Garden" -Show and Tell - Terrence Brown
The Zen Garden is a six-minute short edited entirely in FCP. This novice film is either a a meditation on the nature of peace or more correctly an exercise on focusing my new camera. Either way, this brief experience and its challenges give me a greater appreciation for those talented people who can make art from machinery. All color, credits, and audio are edited using FCP filters and the music is from GarageBand.

9:50PM - 10:00PM -"Beyond the Fish" - Show and Tell - Wesley Smith
From Wes:
-- it was a project I worked on between paying gigs over the last few years. I actually had started it on FCP 2 and finished on FCP 4.5 HD. Plumbed the depths of FCP's filters and audio capabilities, not to mention tons of AE work. Layed back 10bit uncompressed (to improve the graphics material) at DigitalFilm Tree.

A not unfictitious documentary of the radical film director Hueselo El Smith following the failure of his inglorious masterwork "The Red Fish." This film examines El Smith's emotional and spiritual unraveling through interviews and rare footage.

10:00 - World Famous Raffle
5 copies of "Behind the Seen" - Peachpit Press
Power Pak Bundle of most of their software and textureware ($1100 value) - dvGarage
Composite Toolkit ($99 value)
3 Pixel Corps 3-Month Memberships for the winter term ($135 value each) -
Pixel Corps

1 Extraction Lab (Photoshop Training - $60) - dvGarage
DV Matte Pro FCP - DV Garage
5 $20.00 Gift Certificates -
Paquito Mas Restaurants

Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Copy of Zoom -in DVD - Magnet Media
Copy of Inside FCP -HD -
Magnet Media
Copy of Inside DVD Studio Pro 3 - Magnet Media

SheerVideo Pro Codec -
Copy of Final Draft and Final Draft AV - Final Draft
2 Royalty Free Stock Footage CDs - ThinkStock Footage
Killer Titles for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Practical Color Correction For FCP - Intelligent Assistance

1 T-shirt -
Copy of the Feb lafcpug meeting with Walter Murch -lafcpug

Special thanks to Promax for footing the bill