The August edition of “Breen’s Bungalow” leads off this week’s Macintosh User Group (MUG) update. Breen’s QuickTime tutorial shows up in the newsstand version of Macworld magazine, but he also produces a special MUG-only “Bungalow.” This month, he explains how to sync information between your Mac and your iPod, cell phone or Palm handheld. Visit Chuck Joiner’s
The MUG Center
for information on obtaining a copy of the content for your group. Joiner also notes this week that his Vendor Offers for MUGs page has been updated with new discounts from O’Reilly, The Apple MIUG Store, MacAddict, Peachpit Press and other companies.
In the offline world,
Boston Final Cut Pro Users Group
(BOSFCPUG) will meet at Emerson College’s Billy Bordy Theater on Aug. 24 for “Show and Tell” with Moody Street Pictures’ David Bigelow, WidgetPix’s Rick Pickford and filmmakers who participated in the Emerson Shorts program at the recent Woods Hole Film Festival. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and attendance is free, although US$5 earns participation in the Big Dig Raffle. You’ll need to
register on Apple’s seminars Web site
if you want to be there.
On the same date,
New Jersey Final Cut Pro User Group
gets together in Mahwah, New Jersey for “Court Jesters — DVCPro50 Filmmaking” and
Connecticut Macintosh Connection
assembles in Farmington, Conn. to hear about Adobe InDesign. The next day,
Portland Mac Filmmakers
gathers for “An Evening of Motion” from 7 to 9 p.m. at the MacForce theater while Apple stores around the country host a
also centered around the company’s latest digital video solution.
Aug. 25 will also see
MUG of Southern New Jersey
cover Photoshop and Illustrator training CDs with Joan Balster,
Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group
tackle Combustion 3, Gorilla 2.1 and 10-bit HD workflow and enjoy a visit from Steve Martin (of Ripple Training),
Central Victorian Macintosh Users
discuss music software and
Denver Final Cut Pro User Group
catch the Motion wave with a presentation of their own. The next day,
West Pasco MUG
will demonstrate the wide variety of available utility applications.
On Saturday, Aug. 28,
Washington Apple Pi
will explain how to use AppleScript to “make nagging little chores a pleasure,”
Flint Apple Club
will hold Mac’er 04 Swap Meet and
Northeast Ohio Apple Corps
will bring in Dr. Michael O’Connor and his daughter Nora to present the iMovies they’ve made about their recent humanitarian trip to the Honduras. Looking ahead,
Macintosh Business Users Society of Greater Philadelphia
will cover remote system management with Netopia’s software on Aug. 31 and new group
Nashville Apple Pro Video Group
will kick off its existence with its first meeting on Sept. 13, which will feature an overview of Apple’s professional digital video software.
As always, visit each MUG’s Web site to learn more about meeting times, location and attendance requirements, if any. Macintosh User Groups interested in seeing their events listed on MacCentral are welcome to
send us their news. We post roundups of MUG events and gatherings each week.
If you’re wondering what user group events are happening in your area, visit the MUG Center’s
online calendar. Apple also hosts a
user group site
where you can look for a MUG near you or find out how to start your own group.