is a new Silicon Valley-based user group for filmmakers who are creating content using Macs. The user group is kicking off its first meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The meeting is free and all are invited to attend.
The new independent user group hopes to help digital filmmakers by examining how the Macintosh can help not just with editing, but also through the entire filmmaking process, from project development through production and into final distribution.
The March 20 meeting will start with viewings of member demo reels and works in progress — attendees are welcome to add footage they’d like to show (it’ll be displayed on a first-come, first-served basis). A table will also be set up for attendees to drop off resumes and promotional materials.
Several feature presentations will follow. Apple product line manager for Final Cut Pro 3 Tom MacDonald is scheduled to speak, along with Stuart Maschwitz from The Orphanage, who will demonstrate the company’s Magic Bullet video conversion process. Jerry Monti from Common Sense Publishing Inc. will discuss digital filmmaking distribution options, too.
Expect food and drink, plenty of schmoozing and door prizes.
The event takes place at Apple’s corporate campus at 10500 N. De Anza Blvd. in Cupertino, next to Highway 280. The meeting room is the De Anza Three auditorium. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM, with doors opening at 6:30.