If you're planning to be in the San Francisco/Bay Area this Friday, then you have a great opportunity to attend the most renowned user group meetups in the world, the FCPUG SuperMeet!
If you've never been, then you've been missing out on one of the greatest opportunities to learn, meet and mingle with top manufacturers, industry professionals as well as walk away with some awesome pro video loot that you'll actually want. It will also bring together some of the most qualified and talented members in production and post production to present a number of unique workshops. Some of these include:
Canon USA will feature ALEX BUONO, one of Canon's Explorers of Light and 12-year veteran Director of Photography for NBC's Saturday Night Live Film Unit. Alex will take the stage for an engaging show and tell utilizing Canon's 5D Mark II and 7D cameras as well as the new Canon EOS C300. Alex will also screen his work, including the network debut of the Canon EOS C300 - an SNL parody commercial, Chantix.
Director of Photography and Editor Curt Pair will share the pitfalls he avoided during the production of "Taken," for the A&E network, by using the "one tool he could not live without," the Matrox MXO2 LE.
Knowing which tool is right for the job at hand is crucial. Adobe's Al Mooney will give a brief presentation on how to "accelerate your workflow with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5.
DigitalFilm Tree's CEO Ramy Katrib will present the World Premiere of a powerful mobile application that provides visual storytellers a platform to view, comment, and creatively collaborate on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Filmmaker Jesse Rosten will screen his new video "Fotoshop," which recently and after only one week, accumulated over three million plays on Vimeo.com
Technologist, editor and industry pundit Philip Hodgetts will take a look into the future of post production and production and tell us what we need to do to prepare for these changes.
There will also be a chance to get your film screened at the show, as Supermeet brings back their Open Screen Theater for 2012. It provides filmmakers and digital content creators a 10 minute chance to get seen in an informal and collaborative setting. According to Dan Berube, organizer of the event, this is truly open to everyone, "We want those who are shooting with HDSLRs, camcorders, iphones and anything that makes video to screen your content and interact. Just show up and sign up, get up and show off."
In addition to the workshops and screenings, there will also be a raffle of epic proportions with prizes like LED and Fluorescent lights from FloLight, Adobe's Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, an nvidia Quadro 4000, AJA Io XT Thunderbolt Interface, Drobo 2nd Generation - 4 Bay FW800 & USB 2.0 Storage Array, Artbeats' HD Prize Pack, Tiffen's offer of DFX Post Production Plug-in of Choice, Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite 11, and much much more.
So, if you plan on being in the Bay Area this Friday, January 27, do yourself a favor and get to the Supermeet. For more information go to the website at: supermeet.com to get the full rundown of times, registration, speaker bios, prizes and more.