Final Cut Studio, Adobe and Avid editors and digital filmmakers from around the world will gather together for the Ninth Annual San Francisco SuperMeet, to be held on Friday, February 5, 2010 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, CA. Tickets to the SuperMeet are now available for purchase online only at the Early Bird price of $10.00 each (Early Bird pricing ends January 4, 2010). New to the SF SuperMeet are free educational workshops (online registration required) offered in three sessions from 9am to 5pm.
Doors open to the “SuperMeet Digital Showcase” at 3:30pm, featuring over 30 exhibitors including Avid, Blackmagic Design, Footagehead, G-Tech, Matrox, Maxon, Noise Industries, Red Giant and others. The SuperMeet stage show begins at 7:00pm and concludes at 11:00pm with the popular and fun “World Famous Raffle” featuring tens of thousands of dollars worth in prizes including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II HDSLR, AJA KiPro, NLE software, plug-ins and more. The San Francisco SuperMeet promises to be the single largest Bay Area social gathering of digital filmmakers, content creators, Final Cut Studio, Adobe and Avid Gurus and users in all of 2010.
SuperMeets provide the post production and broadcast community an opportunity to not only learn about latest technology trends, but to connect with each other to discuss experiences and opportunities within the industry in a social setting that is both educational and fun. The SuperMeet’s user-driven format will offer engaging presentations from Canon, AJA and Autodesk as well as “Show and Tells” from Bay Area filmmakers and tips and tricks on acquisition and editing presented by industry-recognized gurus.
Free educational workshops, a first for the San Francisco SuperMeet, will be offered during the day featuring fresh content from Canon, Adobe, Autodesk and Red Giant.
“This is the first time in SuperMeet history that we are offering free workshops and we have tapped into exciting content and workflows on HDSLR filmmaking, editing and post-production finishing featuring Canon, Adobe, Autodesk and Red Giant,” states Daniel Berube, SuperMeet co-producer and head of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group (bosfcpug). “We have always wanted to offer free workshops to our community and to have these great companies bring top industry talent to share their knowledge and expertise is a bonus for all of us.”
Canon will focus on the evolving workflow of HDSLR filmmaking, post production and delivery and show how to get the most out of the stunning range of Canon video enabled DSLRs like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 7D and Canon EOS-1D Mark IV. Adobe will provide beginning and advanced users the latest workflow integration between Final Cut and Creative Suite 4 Production Premium and will provide a sneak peek at performance gains that the new Adobe Mercury Playback Engine will deliver. Autodesk will show off and detail in-depth the editorial, conforming, color correction and advanced 2D and 3D compositing workflow of their just announced “Smoke on a Mac.” Red Giant will introduce and detail the workflow of several new tools and upgrades to their software that allow for finishing HDSLR and tapeless projects directly within Final Cut Pro.
The San Francisco SuperMeet will also feature the “SuperMeet Digital Showcase,” featuring over 30 exhibitors including Avid, Blackmagic Design, Footagehead, G-Tech, Matrox, Maxon, Noise Industries, Red Giant and others. “Unlike giant trade shows, SuperMeet attendees always have the ability to get up close and personal and hands-on with SuperMeet Digital Showcase exhibitors in an intimate setting,” states Michael Horton, SuperMeet Co-Producer and head of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug). “We make this possible because in today’s tough economic climate, industry-networking, staying connected and understanding current HD workflow solutions is an absolute priority to those who create in our community.”
“For San Francisco we’ve also added an exciting component to the SuperMeet Digital Showcase,” continues Horton. “Local filmmakers can showcase their projects in what we call our “Open Screen Theater.” Filmmakers and digital content creators wanting to get seen will have a a 10 minute chance to do so in an informal, collaborative setting. We want those who are shooting with HDSLRS and other tapeless workflows to screen content and interact. Filmmakers, just show up and sign up, get up and show off. It’s first come, first serve in our “Open Screen Theater” and Friday, February 5th is your day to get seen.”
The stage show of the San Francisco SuperMeet is considered by its organizers as “SuperSecret,” a final agenda will not be announced until approximately three weeks before the event. Complimentary food (snacks) and cash bars will be available throughout the evening. To register for the free educational workshops and to purchase SuperMeet tickets online, and for complete daily updates on the San Francisco SuperMeet including a current list of exhibiting sponsors, list of raffle prizes and directions and transportation options, visit the SuperMeet website.
SuperMeets are gatherings of Final Cut Studio, Adobe and Avid editors, gurus and digital filmmakers from throughout the world who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions such as Apple’s Final Cut Studio suite of applications. SuperMeets are held annually in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, and London, with a new major city to be announced in 2010.The SuperMeet agenda usually includes demos of new products, digital video tips and tricks, and filmmaker show and tells, including a SuperMeet Digital Showcase with vendors and small developers providing workflow solutions for digital filmmakers and content creators.