It was making music night at the September
meeting of the lafcpug with Demos of SoundTrack
6 and SonicFire
Musician and DV Guy Ron
Margolis showed us all we need to know about how to get started
with SoundTrack and how best to utilize it in your movie. Like
Pro 3.1 from SmartSound was demoed by Stephanie Joyce.
Then Zed Saeed of DigitalFilm
Tree gave us an over view of Apple's newest acquisition,
Logic Platinum 6. Plus Andrew Balis on the range Tool,
Stump the Gurus, World Famous Raffle and lots of
show and tells.
Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus, Andrew Balis,
Ken Stone and special
guest Steve Martin of RippleTraining
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 get your pick of the raffle
table. Of course you still go home with your problem but you
get your pick of the raffle table.
Tip/Trick Of the Month - Andrew Balis
This one is a killer involving
new features of the range selection tool to work as a full-fledged
trimming tool. FCP Guru, trainer and now author Andrew Balis
whose new book "Advanced
Editing and Finishing Techniques in Final Cut Pro 4"
is scheduled to ship next month, will demo.
started with SoundTrack - Ron Margolis
is one of the free Pro apps that ships with FCP 4. "Soundtrack
lets you create high-quality, royalty-free music for your Final
Cut Pro 4 projects, quickly and easily. Featuring a friendly
user interface and workflow specifically designed for working
with Final Cut Pro 4, Soundtrack enables you to create original
music scores on your own..." DV
Guy and Muscian Ron Margolis will show us eveerything
we need to know to get started.
Over the World" -Tony LaTorre - Show and Tell
From Tony: "I'll
be showing a music video I directed and edited in February. The
artist is Robert Sanders. The song, "All Over the World"
became popular on Armed Forces Radio and has played there for
over a year. The video was shot on the new Panasonic AG-DVX100
DV video camera.
I am a video editor and motion graphic
designer. I currently work for AOL Broadband, while maintaining
my business as a demo reel editor. I have previously worked as
a motion graphics designer for the television programs "Blind
Date" and "Fifth Wheel"
SonicFire Pro 3.1 - Stephanie Joyce
Sonicfire Pro 3.1 is designed from the ground up to help
you create perfect music soundtracks custom fit to your videos
in just minutes."SmartSound SonicFire Pro 3.1 features a
powerful, yet easy-to-use process called the "Maestro."
Significantly updated for version 3.0, the Maestro helps you
quickly locate the musical selections that will most likely fit
your video and allows you to audition them in real time with
it. You can specify your search criteria and choose from such
parameters as style, mood, intensity, key, Beats Per Minute (BPM)
and instrument (such as "guitar", "strings",
"drums/percussion" etc.). You can mix and match search
criteria around the way you like to work. The new Maestro allows
you to listen to any piece in the SmartSound music library
whether you own it or not and regardless of where the song is
located and, if you like it for your scene, purchase it
and download it in minutes." SmartSound's own Stephanie
Joyce shows us all we need to know.
8:40 - 9:00PM - Break
In the Lobby will be Promax
showing off new toys and answering questions on the just shipped
G5 PowerMac. Intelligent
Assistance will also be showing off the must have Troubleshooter
for FCP and Great Visual FX CDs and Killer Titles CDs.
Plus another addition of the FCP Guru table where we "guarantee"
you'll get your FCP 4 questions answered.
Logic Platinum 6 - Zed Saeed
Zed Saeed has spent a great deal of time with Logic, one
of the newest acquisitions from Apple. What is Logic?
Platinum 6 is the most widely
used program of its kind in professional music production. It
elegantly combines composition, notation and audio production
facilities in one comprehensive product.
Logic Platinum offers a comprehensive
set of music creation tools featuring rock-solid MIDI timing
and synchronization, mixing and automation with total recall,
and non destructive real-time editing of both audio and MIDI.
It also offers superb MIDI timing with 960 PPQN and sends and
receives synchronized MIDI clock, MTC, MMC and word clock signals,
making it ideal for film, TV and video post-production facilities."
"Ray Dell Tubbs Gets Famous" - Brandon
Walter - Show and Tell
"Ray Dell Tubbs Gets Famous"
is a feature documentary following a Venice Beach bum off the
streets and back to his home of Houston, Texas where he tries
to get his life in order. The documentary goes into detail on
just how Ray Dell ended up on the streets. The marvelous thing
about Ray is his ability to find happiness in the most depressing
"Stupid Fool" - Pons Maar
Pons Maar comes from a visual
and performing arts background and mainly works in film and TV
as a puppeteer/creature efx performer and coordinator. He is
the Co-Chair of the National Puppeteer Committee in SAG. He has
been working in FCP for about 4 years while also using DECK,
PEAK, Studio Artist and Photoshop. This short was originally
just a sound piece with the visuals added later using Studio
Artist extensively. Pons is interested in process, decay, and
found elements. Most of his work involves mixing up and messing
with what is.
Pons Maar has some cool stuff on his website that you should
World Famous Raffle
Copy of SmartSound
SonicFire Pro 3.1 - SmartSound
Copy of Apple Pro Training
Series "Logic 6" -
1 Free FCP Training
Class - DV
Hat and T-shirt
5 $20.00 Gift
Certificates - Paquito
ShuttlePro - Contour
Copies of Motion Graphic
Backgrounds - 12
2 copies Eureka Plug
ins - Eureka
2 copies of ProMax
QuickStart Training DVD-ROM for Final Cut Pro 4 - Promax
2 FCP 4.0 Keyboard KeyGuides
for FCP DVD - Digital
2 Royalty Free Stock
Footage CDs - ThinkStock
Great VisualFX for Final
Cut Pro - Intelligent
for Live Type and Calligraphy - Intelligent Assistance
Pro Pack - Recipe
1 T-shirt - kenstone.net
2 copies of lafcpug DVDs - lafcpug
Special thanks must go to Ken
stone for taking pics. Dan Brockett
and Tony Peck for taping the show for the DVD,
John for doing the lights, and of course ProMax for footing the bill.