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Mindshare Ventures and Future Media Concepts to Present The New York DV Conference and Expo

2,500 DV Professionals Are Expected To Attend (October 16, 2001)
Mindshare Ventures, Inc. and Future Media Concepts announced today plans to present the New York DV Conference and Expo, February 10-14, 2001 at the New Yorker Hotel and Manhattan Center (http://www.dvnyc.com).

The week long event covering the latest in digital video technology and techniques presents a substantial 150 sessions, keynotes and special events. The first three days are dedicated to user conferences for three important products driving the growth of DV usage. Final Cut Pro International Users Conference, After Effects International Users Conference and Xpress DV Users Conference will be co-located during this week long digital video festival of activities.


The fourth and fifth day of the conference features 6 tracks offering general sessions on a range of vital topics for digital video professionals at all levels. Sessions will cover a wide spectrum of topics including production techniques, editing power tips, special effects, cameras and decks, hardware peripherals, streaming, DVD authoring, 3D animation, audio editing and business issues. Included will be featured sessions on products from: Adobe, Apple, Avid, Discreet, Macromedia, Media100, Microsoft, Pinnacle, Real, Sonic and Sony.

Rick Friedman, President and Co-founder of Mindshare Ventures states, "New York City is the hotbed for digital video usage -- from post-production houses, TV networks, Madison Avenue ad agencies, Silicon Alley new media shops or corporate/Wall Street applications -- it's the perfect site to host this national information driven event."

About Final Cut Pro International Users Conference

The first global gathering of Apple's Final Cut Pro users, the 3-day conference featuring 30 training sessions for users at all levels. Sessions include FCP advanced editing techniques, layering and effects, media management, capturing and output, shortcuts, special boards and peripherals, troubleshooting, editing film, working with After Effects, Photoshop and Commotion as well as output to new media such as DVD and streaming.

About After Effects International Users Conference

Twenty training sessions for the intermediate to highly advanced users will be offered and will cover a wide range of topics including Adobe's After Effect power tips, integration with Avid and FCP systems, AE for the web, motion graphics for broadcast, AE for motion pictures, layer parenting, expressions, motion math, plug ins, Automatic Duck, text effects and more.

About Xpress DV Users Conference

This 3-day event offers multiple training sessions for Avid users of all levels. Session topics including production tips, Xpress DV advanced editing techniques, layering and effects, media management, capturing and output, shortcuts, boards and peripherals, working with After Effects, Photoshop and Commotion and output to new media such as DVD and streaming.

A full-scale exhibition will be presented on Tuesday, February 12, 12:30 - 7:00pm and Wednesday, February 13 12:00n - 5:00pm at the Manhattan Center, New York City. Top industry representatives will be on-hand to exhibit products, distribute free giveaways and participate in free social and networking events.

For exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Guy Epstein, Co- founder, Mindshare Ventures at guy@mindshareventures.com or call (212) 645-810 Ext. 24.

For speaking opportunities contact Ben Kozuch, President, Future Media Concepts at ben@FMCtraining.com.

About the Organizers

Mindshare Ventures

Mindshare Ventures is a New York based producer of vendor specific user conferences and industry-wide events in the venture capital digital video and digital media sectors. Projects include Avid World and ProTools Conference, and iStartup Fever. Our conferences are designed for creative, managerial and technical digital media and audio professionals. www.mindshareventures.com

Future Media Concepts, Inc.

Future Media Concepts, Inc., based in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, is the East Coast's region premier digital media training center. FMC provides a complete range of manufacturer-authorized training in all area of digital media including non-linear editing, 3D animation, compositing, desktop publishing, sound design, web design, DVD authoring, and interactive TV. www.fmctraining.com




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