Sarah Hindmarsh and her fellow team members from IDG World Expo, which is producing this summer’s
Macworld Conference & Expo Boston, are visiting Macintosh User Groups (MUGs) throughout the New England area and offering a sneak peek of what to expect during the show. Upcoming visits include MacWoburn and University of Massachusetts Amherst MUG, both on April 21. You can find a complete rundown of dates at the
MUG Center, a clearinghouse for MUG news from around the world.
This week, MUG Center editor Chuck Joiner also covers Delta Campus MovieFest, which brought together 10,000 college students from around Georgia and saw hundreds of digital videos submitted in what was billed as “the world’s largest student movie festival.” Air carrier Delta helped organizer David Roemer and his team give away prizes that included 20 iPods and flight tickets for any destination in the U.S.
In addition, Joiner mentions that the latest edition of the user group-only version of Breen’s Bungalow, a QuickTime video tutorial assembled by Macworld magazine editor Chris Breen, is now available. While Breen’s Bungalow is included with the CD bundled with newsstand copies of Macworld, this edition is distributed only to Apple-recognized user groups. In this month’s video tutorial, Breen offers tips and tricks for GarageBand.
Digital music is also the highlight of
next meeting, to be held April 20. They’ll cover music creation on the Mac, demonstrate how MIDI works and give away door prizes. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free for members, US$5 for non-members. You can find directions on the AMUG Web site.
If digital video is more to your liking,
Washington Apple Pi’s
meeting on April 24 will cover iMovie, including what’s new in version 4 and tips and tricks for making your movies better. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.; admission is free to everyone. Meanwhile, the
Portland Mac Filmmakers
group will gather on April 26 at 7 p.m. to learn more about Apple’s LiveType and see how it “brings film titling [in Final Cut Pro] to a new level,” according to Shane Spiess, president of the MacForce Theater, where the meeting will be held. Visit the group’s Web site to learn more.
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