The Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group, or lafcpug will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the LA Film School in Hollywood beginning at 6:45 p.m. The theme of the meeting will be “From FCP to the Web/CD and other Goodies.”
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FCP Guru Steve Martin of Ripple Training will offer insight on the application’s Trim Edit Window. Director Tara Veneruso of Flaming Angle Films will discuss the new technologies and aesthetics of e-filmmaking by showcasing the history of Internet directing from around the world, new methods of storytelling, compressing data and getting your movie from Final Cut Pro onto the Web.
John Badham, director of such projects as “Saturday Night Fever,” “War Games,” and “Whose Life is it Anyway?” along with his partner Paul Messick will demo their own story board tool called ShotMaster. ShotMaster is designed to make a working director’s job easier by helping to organize thoughts, ideas, sequences and storyboards. It does two main jobs. First, it provides a place for directors to keep all their thoughts and notes relative to any scene. Second, it helps them create a shot list with self-drawn diagrams, drag and drop storyboards, or scans of hand-drawn storyboards.
Larry Jordan, corporate filmmaker and compression expert, will discuss getting your FCP movie to the Web or CD via Cleaner 5. He’ll also look at the new features in Cleaner 6. See our July 18 article for more info on Cleaner 6. Plus, there’ll be another round of Stump the Gurus, a show and tell session and a raffle.
For directions to the LA Film School and details on the agenda go to the lafcpug Web site. The FCP group asks for a US$5 donation at the door.