User Groups devoted to the Mac in general, as well as specific software, are usually busy year-round, putting out schedules packed with events. The Boston Final Cut Pro User Group (BOSFCPUG) is one such group, and the Macintosh User Group (MUG) Center serves as an umbrella organization for a wide variety of MUGs, disseminating information far and wide.
On Tuesday, January 27, BOSFCPUG will host its next meeting, the theme of which will be “Audio Night, Part One.” The group plans to focus on recording tips and sound design in Final Cut Pro. The event is free to the public; US$5 gets you into the Big Dig Raffle. There’s a registration page on Apple’s Web site that you need to fill out if you want to attend the meeting, which will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts.
Meanwhile, the latest update from the MUG Center features a variety of interesting news and tidbits important to User Group members everywhere. The Center’s Web site just posted a photo gallery from the User Group University and other MUG events that happened at the recent Macworld Conference & Expo. There are even a few brief, Macworld-themed films made with iMovie that you can watch. The User Group University yearbook page, which highlights the attendees in a high school yearbook style, is also now up.
In addition, a special version of ” Breen’s Bungalow,” the QuickTime video tutorial by Christopher Breen that’s bundled with Macworld magazine each month, is also now ready for Apple-authorized user groups to distribute to their members. The latest edition highlights Mac OS X v.10.3 (Panther).
Interested in learning more about Macintosh User Groups? Apple has a mini Web site devoted to them, complete with a search function that allows you to find a MUG near you as well as frequently asked questions and contact information.