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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy 10th Anniversary to lafcpug

That's right folks. lafcpug turns 10 years old in June, so get out of the house and into lafpcug for a very special gathering of digital filmmakers, gurus and all around cool people.

This month we welcome back film editor Steve Cohen who will show off the shipping version of Avid's Media Composer 5.

Huh? Well, if you are looking for the definitive definition of "irony" then showing off Avid's MC5 at the 10th Anniversary of lafcpug is it. Besides, you really need to see this.

Avid and FCP editor Steve Kanter will show off the just announced (still in beta) AAF Transfer plug-in from BorisFX. Plus show a few "FCP tips for Avid Editors."

Plus, we will have another round of Stump the Gurus, show and tells, and of course, World Famous Raffle. Also there will be time for you to get up in front of everyone and say what you need to say.

lafcpug generally meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Meetings are open to public and ALL beginning through advanced FCS users and Digital Story Tellers are welcome
First come best seat.
Admission is $5.00 at the door. No registration required for this meeting

Agenda (Subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCS Gurus Andrew Balis, Misha Tenenbaum, Steve Kanter 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 question, then you go home with a problem, but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:30PM - Announcements
This is a chance to get up and ask for a job, offer job opportunities, announce your film or service, or tell a bad joke. Be brief.

7:35PM - 8:30PM - Avid Media Composer 5 - Steve Cohen
Media Composer 5 is perhaps the most significant upgrade in its long history. This is not your father's NLE. Its new features are designed with all editors in mind, whether you work in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere. If you are exclusively a FCP user, you need to see this. If you are a Premiere user, you need to see this. And if you are an Avid user, then lets see it the way it should be seen, demoed by working editor, Steve Cohen. (Note: A team from Avid will be in the lobby to answer all questions and listen to your feedback.)

8:35PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCS Gurus. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? ProMax will be in the lobby showing off their editing and storage solutions. A bunch of the boys and girls from the Avid team will set up a table to answer all questions and listen to your feedback. 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 - 9:30PM - FCP for Avid Editors - Steve Kanter
Final Cut Studio Master Trainer and Avid Certified editor
Steve Kanter presents more Final Cut Tips for Avid Editors. Learn how to emulate such "Avid-only" features like focus, slipping in real-time using JKL, trimming with 4-up display, Expert Render, sequence to sequence editing, copying keyframes, and even simultaneous, Unity-style Project Sharing. Plus, a demonstration of the new AAF Transfer plug-in, which will allow editors to send their FCP sequences back to Avid, just in case they still can't cope. Time permitting, he'll even show a few Avid Tips for Final Cut Pro Editors.

9:35PM - 9:45PM - Yes Equals Yes - Benno Nelson
Benno Nelson, creative director and owner of Yes Equals Yes, shares his experience running a production company and how they are targeting the new media production world. He'll also talk about how they promote and brand the company itself. Naturally he will gratuitously name drop Final Cut Pro at key points during his talk.

9:45PM - 9:55PM - "LMU" - Andrew H. Petersen
Andrew H. Petersen shares his vision of LMU with a short video he created using the revolutionary Canon 7D. This project boasts a cinematic style never seen before in University history. Andrew will share his thoughts on the workflow of using today's technology for tomorrows vision. Check it out!

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    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.


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    with additional support from Adobe Systems, AJA, ProMax Systems,
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