The Boston Final Cut Pro User’s Group (BOSFCPUG) is kicking off its April meeting — the third so far for this new user group — with a new series of roundtable discussions with DV filmmakers. The first roundtable will feature documentary filmmaker Marlo Poras. The event happens this Thursday, April 18.
The roundtable series gathers DV filmmakers from Mass. to discuss the DV filmmaking process with Apple’s Final Cut Pro video editing software. Poras recently finished “Mai’s America,” a feature documentary focusing on the story of a Vietnamese foreign exchange student who finds herself in rural Mississippi. The documentary is expected to air nationally this August on PBS’ P.O.V. series.
Poras will be joined by Tim Wilson of Boris FX, David Bigelow of Element Productions, Fitchburg State College professor Charles Robert, author of “Final Cut Pro 2 for FireWire DV Editing,” filmmaker Lorre Fritchy, and Ravi Jain.
During the intermission, a demonstration will be provided of how to capture DV footage with FireWire-based products from Canon, Focus Enhancements and Lacie. And, like last time, The Big Dig Raffle will give attendees a chance to win hardware, software, books and training (including a copy of Final Cut Pro).
The meeting is open to the public. Attendees are asked to donate US$5 to attend the event (you’ll get 5 tickets to the Big Dig Raffle for your donation).
The April meeting of BOSFCPUG happens this Thursday, April 18, from 7-10 pm. Thee event occurs at the Wong Auditorium at the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass. For more details, directions, or to register, visit the BOSFCPUG Web site.