The CPUG Network has announced the Third Annual Boston SuperMeetUp, to take place on Friday, November 9, 2012 in Theater 1 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common in Boston, MA. Featuring Oscar nominated film editor Tim Squyres, A.C.E., NYC based directors Jason and Josh Diamond and San Francisco based filmmaker Kanen Flowers, this SuperMeetUp promises to be one of this season’s premiere social gathering of the New England creative production and post community. Tickets are on sale online only.
“We’re very excited to bring our year-long SuperMeet celebration to a close in Boston, home to key players in our industry such as Avid and Autodesk, Boris FX, EditShare, GenArts, Noise Industries and many others,” states SuperMeet Co-Producers Daniel Berube of the Boston Creative Pro User Group and Michael Horton of the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group. “Boston deserves to be part of this celebration and this SuperMeetUp will be a more intimate social gathering than the usual SuperMeets we produce around the globe. For Boston, we’ve assembled a fantastic show lineup to make this SuperMeetUp a premiere social gathering for New England’s creative production and post community to network, learn and get inspired.”
Oscar nominated film editor Tim Squyres, A.C.E. will appear on stage on behalf of Avid. Squyres has edited all but one of Ang Lee’s films, including CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON; SENSE AND SENSIBILITY; THE ICE STORM, and the soon to be released LIFE OF PI. In addition, Squyres has edited SYRIANA, GOSFORD PARK and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, to name a few.
“If there is one reason to get out of the house and be a part of this SuperMeetUp it’s to connect and interact with Tim Squyres,” comments Berube and Horton. “LIFE OF PI will be in theaters after the SuperMeetUp on November 21st and is one of 2012’s most anticipated films. So to have Tim talk about his work here is a privilege for our creative community. We are really excited to make this happen and thank you, Avid, for helping us get Tim to Boston!”
New York based directors Jason and Josh Diamond will also appear on stage at the SuperMeetUp on behalf of longtime supporter of the SuperMeets, Blackmagic Design. “The Diamond Brothers are shooting very creative projects with the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera,” comments Berube and Horton. “This camera is changing everything in the world of affordable 2K acquisition and both Jason and Josh will share their experiences in shooting with the camera and screen footage to show us how as talented filmmakers they are pushing this camera to its limits.”
San Francisco based filmmaker Kanen Flowers, creative director of Scruffy.tv and the upcoming twelve episode web series HERO PUNK will also appear on stage on behalf of Adobe. “If you have never seen Kanen Flowers present before you are in for a treat,” adds Berube and Horton. “Kanen will take us “behind the scenes” of THE SCRUFFY SHOW and show us some crazy, fun footage as well as the workflow, using Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition and After Effects.”
The Boston SuperMeetUp will also include a show and tell featuring the work of a local filmmaker as well as the always wild and fun “World Famous Raffle,” where thousands of dollars worth of valuable filmmaker-related prizes will be handed out to dozens of lucky winners.
Doors are scheduled to open at 5:30pm. Here, attendees can enjoy a few cocktails together and learn about the latest trends in collaborative editing workflows for post production and broadcast markets. “More importantly, attending the Boston SuperMeetUp is your chance to meet face to face with each other to help solve creative obstacles and form collaborations. That is what SuperMeets are all about,” according to Berube and Horton.
Tickets are on sale online only at $10.00 each for General Admission and $7.00 for Students/Teachers and both prices includes 2 raffle tickets. Price will increase to $15.00 at the door assuming any tickets are still available. Complimentary hot hors d’oeuvres and cash bars will be available throughout the evening. To purchase tickets online and for complete daily updates on the Boston SuperMeetUp including directions, transportation options, and a current list of raffle prizes and sponsors, visit the Boston SuperMeetUp website, http://supermeet.com
Creative Pro User Group (CPUG) Network SuperMeets are gatherings of Final Cut, Adobe, Avid, Autodesk editors, gurus and visual storytellers from throughout the world who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows. SuperMeets started as a grassroots movement to connect Apple FCP Editors at a local level. Now in its eleventh year, the producers behind the SuperMeets have harnessed the energy of local chapters globally and turned SuperMeets into the industry’s most influential user-organized series of global events. SuperMeets are held annually in San Francisco, Las Vegas, London, Amsterdam and Boston. The SuperMeet agenda usually includes local
and industry filmmaker show and tells, digital video tips and tricks and user-driven workflows and world premiere announcements of new hardware and software. Also featured is the SuperMeet Digital Showcase with vendors and small developers providing workflow solutions, often paired with an Open Screen Theater for digital filmmakers and content creators to network, screen content and collaborate.