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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
"The Avid/FCP 2-Step"
The perception, (especially among FCP users) is that Final Cut Pro is slowly but surely taking over the post industry. While that maybe true in the "Indy" world, the reality is the Avid Media Composer is still firmly entrenched in Hollywood feature films and broadcast television. In order for you to compete in Hollywood it's important to know BOTH tools.
So lafcpug will devote the entire evening to the Avid/FCP 2-step.
What are the big differences between the Avid MC and FCP?
Is it hard to learn the Avid if I know just FCP?
Do I really need to learn the Avid?
And other FAQs
Join us as legendary film and sound editor Walter Murch returns to lafcpug to discuss "what is it like going from the Avid to FCP and back to the Avid." Mr. Murch will bring along his assistant editors Greg Thompson and Dave Cory for an assistant editor POV.
Also editor Steve Cohen will show us what is new in the Avid Media Composer 4.0.
Shane Ross will show off the new Mix & Match capability in MC4.0 which allows you to combine different formats, frame rates, and resolutions all in the same timeline.
Plus Stump The Gurus with Misha Tenenbaum, Stephen Kanter, Shane Ross and TBD. And of course, World famous Raffle
Agenda (Subject to change)
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCS Gurus Misha Tenenbaum, Stephen Kanter, Shane Ross and TBD 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 question, then you go home with a problem, but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.
7:25PM - 7:55PM - Avid Media Composer 4.0, Avid Media Access - Shane Ross
Shane Ross will show off and talk about Avid Media Access and getting footage INTO Avid MC, and
then the ability to mix and match that footage. Shane will combine different formats, frame rates, and resolutions all in the same timeline using only 2 hands and no net.
7:55PM - 8:30PM - What's New in Media Composer 4.0 - Steve Cohen
Editor and Avid Guru Steve Cohen will show off some of the new and not so new features of MC 4.0. Steve will give a brief overview of the new editorial features in 4.0, mainly a demo of "transition preservation." Also, an overview of advanced keyframes for visual effects -- not a new feature in 4.0, but "new-ish," and a big improvement for anybody who does a lot of effects. Makes the MC work more like After Effects. Steve will then give us a look at why the trim mode is so great. Namely that you can trim any group of clips in any direction with playing video and audio to guide you. And you can monitor any part of the trim. And more, time permitting.
8:35PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCS Gurus. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Veescope Live will be in lobby. Also Footagehead.com with kick butt stock footage. Also brand new lafcpug sponsor DTS, makers of the industry standard audio solution for Blu-ray Discs, Surcode for DTS-HD will be in the lobby. JLCooper will be showing off the Eclipse CX Midnight Controller. Also meeting sponsor MelroseMac will be there answering all your questions. And hot dogs from Chef Jeff Stansfield.
The break is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved and who knows, get a job. You never know who you are going to meet at lafcpug. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.
9:00PM - 9:50PM - "What's it like going from Avid to FCP and back to Avid?" - Walter Murch
legendary film and sound editor Walter Murch returns to lafcpug to discuss "what is it like going from the Avid to FCP and back to the Avid." Walter has been editing with Final Cut Pro for several years after having used the Avid for several years. And now he is back on the Avid editing a movie here in Los Angeles. Mr. Murch will bring along his assistant editors Greg Thompson and Dave Cory for an assistant editor POV. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
10:00PM - World famous Raffle
Avid Media Composer 4.0 - Avid
All-Access Pass to 2010 Editors Retreat, Jan 13-16 in Miami Beach - FMC- (Value $1675) winner must pay airfare and Hotel)
Magic Bullet Trapecode Suite - Red Giant Software
"FCP Suite" bundle (Pro Export FCP & Pro Import FCP) - Automatic Duck
SurCode for DTS-HD Suite, (encode audio for Blu-ray Disc like a pro) DTS -
E51 Multimedia Console Desk and Monitor Bridge- Edit5 Consoles
"Final Cut Pro Power Skills," - Larry Jordan
1 month FREE rental of any or all Genarts Plug-ins - Genarts
Copy of RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera - Peachpit
"Fast Path to Blu-ray for Mac" - Bruce Nazarian
50% off Training Course of your Choice- Weynand Training
2 free Stock Footage Clips - Artbeats
1 seat of Nveil video filters for FCP & Motion - Nveil
$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
QC Effects for FCP and Motion - QC-Effects
2 free Stock Footage Clips - Footagehead.com
Sound Effects - Hollywood Edge
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Copy of UserMatic - EditGroove
Training course of your choice - Call Box
Crowd Control Pre Keyed Footage - AllBetsAreOff
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
Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron
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
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