Go to the DCFCPUG.ORG site
Under Member portal, log in
Under Meetings tab, you will find the instructions.
Two choices: Use the manual discount at the eventbrite event site link (found under the main menu, at the Upcoming Events section (left pane of site). This is the long version.
Or just click the red DISCOUNT EXPRESS LINK (June) or JULY DISCOUNT Express Link
These two links have the code embedded for easy access to the free entry for the event.
June – AJA and Autodesk (Smoke on Mac 2012 edition) @ Resolution Post, Fairfax, VA
July – GenArts, Visual Effects – the Hollywood favorite for effects @ Capital One Bank – Mark Leisher Productions offices (upper floor), Bethesda, MD (nearest Metro is Bethesda on the RED line)
Sign up fast! Seating will be first come, first serve. We sold out our last event and this one will be surely be a packed house! Come see AJA and Autodesk and DCFCPUG bring you the latest in creative tools.
EditFest NY, the east coast version of American Cinema Editor’s successful EditFest series, (launched in June 2009 at The Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan) is returning June 10 – 11, 2011. EditFestNY is presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop). Over the course of the weekend, EditFestNY will present some of the best known and highly regarded east coast film editors who turned out to mingle, mentor, and present. Last year’s event kicked off with an industry insider’s view of how to break into the editing business. The panel was followed by an opening night gala, a wall-to-wall party where panelists from every EditFest NY panel mingled with rapt attendees. The second day of panels of editors from genres including television, documentary, comedy and feature films.
This years event is going to be even bigger and better. Over two tightly-programmed days, attendees – including professional editors, production executives, network and studio staff, fledgling assistants and content creators – will participate in sharply planned, targeted panels and extensive Q&A sessions. They’ll listen to, learn from and engage with the most respected, award winning editors of feature films and television. Attendees, VIPs, sponsors and panelists will also mingle at the highly anticipated opening night reception.
Dates: June 10 – 11, 2011
Location: Director’s Guild of America Theater @ W57th Street
Friday June 10, 2011:
6:00pm – 7:00pm Check in
Your chance to check in and mingle with panelist and attendees. Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for chance to win an Avid Media Composer and Editing DVD’s from American Cinema Editors. Proceeds go the ACE Educational Center and are tax deductible.
7:15pm -9:00pm The Lean Forward Moment
Feature film editors discuss influential scenes from their favorite films. Moderated by Norman Hollyn (Editor, Author and Head of USC Editing Track).
9:00pm – 11:00pm Opening Night Cocktail Party
Your chance to converse one on one with the panelists and attendees.
Saturday June 11, 2011
10:00 am – 11:30 am The Documentary Edit: Finding the Moment
Documentary editors discuss writing with images.
11:45am – 1:15pm Editing Animation: Pixar
Moderated by Bobbie O’Steen (Author of The Invisible Cut & Cut to the Chase)
Toy Story 3 editor Ken Schretzmann, A.C.E., explains the Pixar process
1:15 pm – 2:30pm Lunch Break (boxed lunch included)
2:30 pm – 3:45pm Greatest Movies You Never Saw
4:00pm – 5:30pm Feature Editor Panel
Moderated by Vincent LoBrutto – (Author and Professor at SVA)
5:30pm Say Goodbye to the Panelists and fellow EditFest Attendees with short mixer.
Network with industry pros and colleagues.
Panelists and Participants:
Confirmed panelists* (as of April 20, 2011)
- Steve Audette (Bush’s War, Nico’s Challenge)
- Chad Beck, A.C.E. (Inside Job, The Recruiter)
- Adam Bolt, A.C.E. (Inside Job, Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times)
- Josh Diamond (MBS Prods., I Think Bad Thoughts, Full of Regret)
- Sabine Hoffman, A.C.E. (The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Personal Velocity: Three Portraits)
- Malcolm Jamieson (Down to the Bone, Mad Men)
- Harry Keramidas, A.C.E (The Final Season, Back to the Future, 1, 2 & 3)
- Anne McCabe, A.C.E. (Adventureland, Nurse Jackie)
- Craig McKay, A.C.E. (The Conspirator, Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs)
- Keith Reamer (Amreeka, I Shot Andy Warhol)
- Ken Schretzmann, A.C.E. (Toy Story 3, Cars)
- Larry Silk, A.C.E. (Wild Man Blues, Pumping Iron)
- Barbara Tulliver, A.C.E. (Brooklyn’s Finest, State and Main, Signs)
- Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E. (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Darjeeling Limited)
- Aaron Yanes, A.C.E. (Tyson, 30 for 30, PollyWood)
- David Zieff (Metallica – Some kind of Monster, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who)
*Panelists are subject to availability and may change at anytime.
Congrats to Kevin Wolff of Kevin James Wolff Studio as the winner of the Session 1 workshop and to Beau Heath of Bonolabs as the winner of the Session 2 workshop grand prize.
Grand Prize = (1) copy of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve color correction software now at release 7.0!
New DaVinci Resolve 7.0 now shipping on Mac and Linux with new stereographic 3D tools, and support for native ProRes, H.264, Quicktime, DNxHD files and RED Rocket support! Value = $~1,000
Thanks to everyone who signed up, attended (or wanted to) and provided a very interactive session for the talented colorist we were lucky to have in DC from Atlanta! Thanks to the Blackmagic team (Terry/Michelle) for supporting the DC regional activities!
Don’t forget to check out our next event on 23rd March at RHED PIXEL with Richard Harrington!
Rod – DCFCPUG Leader
BMD Workshops co-sponsored by DCFCPUG:
We made the press release on the Blackmagic site!
Our February meeting of the Washington DC Apple Final Cut Pro Users Group (DCFCPUG) will be an exciting one, full of color and enlightenment…
NOTE THE SPECIAL EVENT LOCATION IS NOT THE USUAL FMC LOCATION IN DC NOR IS IT ON TUESDAY. This will accommodate the crowd that will attend this event so make sure to spread the word and let’s show some love to the Big Apple!
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Time: Doors open at 6PM, event starts around 6:30PM..
Place: Resolution Post, 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 105
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Event post is forthcoming but I wanted to communicate this information asap.
The Tao of Color Grading Seminar
Colorist/Finisher/Trainer Patrick Inhofer will teach the simple fundamental Truths that affect anyone trying to evaluate, improve, and add emotional impact to moving images. These Truths can be applied across different software packages – whether just a simple contrast filter in a non-linear editor or a complex grade in a dedicated color grading app (such as Apple’s Color or BlackMagic’s DaVinci Resolve).
In this newly updated version of the popular The Tao of Color Grading Presentation, using Final Cut Pro and Color, to help you:
- Understand the physical truths about the human vision system – that your eyes and brain conspire to work against your ability to really ‘see’ the images you are capturing and creating.
- Become enlightened about how to combat the aggressive manner in which our eyes lie to us.
- Learn how the underlying methods used to digitally compress and process video can be leveraged to your advantage in the color grading process.
- Walk away with a simple workflow which you can immediately employ for quick, efficient grading.
- Learn how to use powerful image evaluation tools that are already built into the software you’re using.
- Discover the one color correction filter you probably never use – but should, and is an essential tool in Patrick’s bag of tricks.
If time allows:
- You’ll see a demonstration of the benefits of working with a control surface. Using the affordable and powerful Euphonix MC Color Patrick will show how a control surface results in faster grading sessions while increasing the quality of the finished product.
Based on the initial success of this seminar, Patrick Inhofer launched the color grading training website, TaoOfColor.com. The website contains video-based training specifically with Final Cut, Colorista II, and Apple Color workflows, giving students a 14-minute short film to grade themselves. TaoOfColor.com also has a color grading specific Weekly Newsletter, Podcast, and Blog.
Patrick is also the Owner/Operator of the boutique color grading house, Fini.tv. He is a colorist and editor with over 20 years experience in broadcast, cable, corporate, and indie post-production.
Patrick’s has worked with such directors as Barry Levinson and Bruce Sinofsky. A few of the outlets he’s delivered to: HBO, NBC, ABC, Showtime, ESPN, National Geographic Channel, PBS, The Museum of Modern Art, and (yes) The Internet.
You can view Patrick’s Color Grading demo reel at: http://www.fini.tv/fini-demo-reel/beforeafter/
See you all at the DCFCPUG meeting on Wednesday, 23rd February 2011!
President and Apple Ambassador
Washington DC Metro Final Cut Pro Users Group
You are a man of your word…
Keep in touch as we discussed!
Courtesy The Oprah Winfrey Show
3 February 2011
Check out the new friend of the DCFCPUG and his new reality TV show, HAMMERTIME on A&E.
Thanks for following US on Twitter – HAMMERTIME rocks!
What a wonderful way to integrate your family into the business as he channels his energy into more success! Great meeting you in California, and I look forward to many more encounters and collaborations in the future! We will be talking again soon…
This should bring back memories…