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September 26 , 2007


Motion 3 and FX Night

Tonight we devote most of the evening to Motion 3 and creating FX in Final Cut Studio 2.
Scheduled to appear will be Steve Martin of Ripple Training who will pull a Motion 3 Tip/Trick out of his hat. Also, Motion Guru and author of the "Motion 3 Fast Forward" training DVD from Ripple Training, Mark Spencer, will be down to give us a tour of getting started with Motion 3.

The boys from Hollywood DI, who did such a great job showing off Color at the lafcpug July meeting will return, this time to show us how to create FX using Color.

Plus another round of Stump The Gurus, Show and Tells and of course, World Famous raffle.


6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Andrew Balis, Christine Steele, and Steve Martin, 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 - 7:45PM - 'Motion 3 Tips and Tricks - Mark Spencer
Author of the Apple Pro Training Series books Motion 3 and Motion Graphics and Effects in FCS2 and also host of the training DVD Motion 3 Fast Forward from Ripple Training, Mark Spencer will show us a number of tips and tricks you too can use in Motion 3, guaranteed to get you started and feel comfortable using this fun and very powerful app.

7:50PM - 8:00PM - "Alive and Kickin" - Jimmy Shubert - Show and Tell
Alive and kickin' is the brain child of  Jimmy Shubert, who is a professional Stand Up Comedian & Actor, and has appeared in several films (two of which were Official Sundance selections; "Go" directed by Doug Liman  & "One Hour photo" directed by Mark Romanek) He has made appearances on hit TV shows like The King of Queens (recurring), Reno 911, and Entourage. This is a very theatrical presentation of an Hour stand up comedy special  

The film was directed by Mike Kallio, Written by Jimmy Shubert & Joey O'Connell
The Executive producers are Jimmy Shubert and Jeff Apploff , who is the creator & executive producer of Fox's summer ratings sensation "Don't forget the Lyrics!" Edited by Claude Shires and produced in conjunction with No Short Shrift and Unreel media. 

8:05PM - 8:30PM - "More on Motion 3" - Steve Martin
Ripple Training's Steve Martin will take over from Mark Spencer and take us even further into Motion 3. More info coming soon.

8:30PM - 8:55PM - Break
Ripple Training will be selling copies of Motion 3 Fast Forward. Brad Wright of VeeScope Live will also be in lobby complete with Green Screen. 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.

8:55PM - 9:25PM - How to create FX using Apple Color - Neil Smith, Yasu Tsuji, Aaron Peak
The boys from Hollywood DI and RPM Post will take us on an FX journey using Apple's Color. Included in the demo will be:
ColorFX Overview
- what are ColorFX?
- why ColorFX?
- how ColorFX work
- presets and saving ColorFX

Examples of creating your own ColorFX
(these examples will include a variety of different nodes working
together to create an artistic effect)
- Stark and Gritty (Bleach Bypass)
- Diffused and Softened (Lens Diffusion)

Next COLOR 101 Training Seminar at RPM POST runs on Friday, October 5th.

See for details.

9:30PM - 9:40PM -"See Hear Now"- David Friedman - Show and Tell
We will show "See Hear Now", David Friedman's premier Final Cut Pro video project, a "3-minute long painting". Selected in Gallery 825's recent "Go Native" screening program of Los Angeles emerging time-based media artists.

9:40 - 9:50 - Show and Tell - TBA

10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
3 Copies of Magic Bullet Colorista -Red Giant Software
3 copies of Trapcode 3S Pack - Red Giant Software
ShuttlePRO V.2 - Countour Design

Copy of Boris Grafitti or Boris FX - Boris
2 Free HD Clips - gotFootageHD
Nu Skool Urban -

Various books - Peachpit
Copy "Digital Color Correction"- Call Box

2 copies CHV FxPlug Bundle 04-2007 - CHV Electronics
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
FCP Keyboard KeyGuide - Neotron Design
Plug-in package of your choice - Lyric Media
Ken Stone dot net T-shirt - Ken Stone


Special thanks to ProMax for footing the bill and Victor Maldonado and Dean Cleary for taping the show