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Agenda Set for 1st Annual IBC FCPUG SuperMeet

Speakers will share FCP editing on major motion pictures and award-winning documentary (August 19, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-8-19--The agenda has been announced for the 1st Annual IBC FCPUG  SuperMeet to be held Sunday, 14 September, 2008 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands at the Culture Park Westergasfabriek, Gashouder as part of the giant trade show, IBC 2008.

This event is expected to be the largest gathering of Final Cut Pro users and digital filmmakers on the planet during IBC week.

Scheduled to appear, and this is subject to change, are:

  • From Apple in Cupertino CA., Paul Saccone, Director of Technical Marketing in Apple's Applications Marketing group, will provide the latest news on Final Cut Studio.
  • Darius Fisher, who co-edited and co-produced "Fields of Fuel", a documentary that won the Audience award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival will show clips from the doc and show how Final Cut Studio was used to make this complex and important documentary work.
  • "Traitor" is a film set to be released August 27, 2008 and is written and directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (screenwriter of The Day After Tomorrow) and edited by award winning Film Editor, Billy Fox ("Hustle and Flow", "Black Snake Moan"). It stars Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle ("Hotel Rwanda", "Crash") and Guy Pearce ("Memento", "L.A. Confidential") and Jeffrey Nachmanoff (subject to availability), and editor Billy Fox will discuss how Final Cut Studio helped bring this taut international thriller to life.
  • From Spain, Director of Photography, Miguel de Olaso will show clips from his work utilizing the Red Digital Cinema Camera and talk briefly on workflow with Final Cut Pro. 
  • Adobe's Simon Hayhurst and Jason Levine will show how Adobe Production Premium's suite of applications can compliment the Final Cut Pro workflow. 
  • Final Cut Pro Guru and filmmaker Rick Young, editor of and founder of the UK FCP User Group, will share his "Top Ten FCP Tips and Tricks. 
  • Grass Valley/Thomson's Director of Marketing Scott Sheehan will show a short video of high quality JPEG 2000 shot on the Infinity Camcorder and edited with Final Cut Pro. The video will be followed by a short demonstration of the file-based workflow between the Infinity and FCP. This includes a full 10-bit, 4:2:2, JPEG 2000 workflow that uses the recently released I-J2K Suite from CineForm as well as MPEG-2 HD workflow using the Telestream Flip4Mac solution. 

Finally, and throughout the evening, there will be presentations from Independent Filmmakers and digital video artists from throughout Europe. 

In addition to the above agenda there will be twenty vendors from all around Europe showing off their wares. Many of these companies will not be on the show floor at IBC. The SuperMeet will be the only place you will see them. 

There will be food and cash bars and rounding out the evening will be a raffle with prizes totaling into the tens of thousands of dollars. 

Doors will open at 5:00 PM (17:00) and the show will begin at 7:00 PM (19:00) Tickets are on sale online only for ?10.00 each and this event is expected to sell out. Historically every SuperMeet for the past seven years has sold out. 

Complete details, including daily updates on the agenda as well as a link to where to buy tickets can be found on the LAFCPUG web site, 

About the FCPUG Network

Final Cut Pro user groups like the Los Angeles and Boston Final Cut Pro User Groups acknowledge the powerful influence that Final Cut Pro and its complimentary hardware and software has made on the digital filmmaking process and it's impact on the future of the entire entertainment industry. 

Located in over 40 major cities across the planet, this worldwide community of Final Cut Pro user groups builds connections between Final Cut Pro users, filmmakers and professionals who intend to be at, and stay on top of, the digital filmmaking revolution. 



Michael Horton



United States

[email protected]



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