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Archive for October, 2011

Hey…do you live on the East Coast?  More specifically, North East?  And are you in Post Production?  Then you MUST go to the Boston Supermeet.  Well, do what you want, but really, this is a great place to meet people, see famous and talented people talk about the ART of the craft (how often do you get to see that?), and talk directly to hardware and software vendors.  Get out of the house…you can DVR that TV show and watch it later.  Seriously, I have many many friends that I know mainly from LAFCPUG and Supermeet get togethers.

I mean…Walter Murch.  Listening to this man talk is an experience. He doesn’t think like the rest of us do.

Here’s the speil…

Los Angeles CA / Boston MA – The agenda has been set for the Second Annual

Boston SuperMeet, to take place on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Stuart

Street Playhouse, Radisson Hotel Boston in Boston, MA. The SuperMeet stage

show will begin at 7:00PM and continue until 11:00PM. Doors open at 3:30pm

for the “SuperMeet Digital Showcase” featuring over 15 software and hardware

developers. Tickets are on sale online only for $10.00 each and $7.00 for

students and Teachers with valid ID. The Boston SuperMeet marks the last

city stop in celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of SuperMeets in 2011 and

is expected to sell out as historically every SuperMeet sells out.

Scheduled to appear on the SuperMeet stage will be Oscar and BAFTA winning

film and sound editor Walter Murch, who has recently completed post

production on director Philip Kaufman’s HEMINGWAY AND GELLHORN, starring

Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen and Robert Duvall.

This will be the first public appearance by Walter Murch since the launch of

Final Cut Pro X. It is expected Murch will share his thoughts on Final Cut

Pro X, but more importantly give Boston SuperMeet attendees a rare chance to

listen to and learn from Walter on the craft of editing itself.

In addition to Murch, Avid will feature Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E., who will

discuss his editorial workflow on BLACK SWAN. Weisblum was also editor on

THE WRESTLER, and supervising editor on FANTASTIC MR. FOX, among other

credits. Avid is also slated to make a very special announcement.

Canon has just announced the Canon EOS-1D X DSLR, Canon’s latest DSLR

redesigned from the inside out, and presenting on behalf of Canon will be

filmmaker Jem Schofield of, who will talk about Canon’s new DSLR,

which features an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+

Imaging Processors, a third dedicated DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor for metering

and AF control, a completely new 61-Point autofocus, 14-bit A/D data

conversion, fast shooting up to 12 frames per second (FPS), Full HD video

recording and much more. Jem is an engaging presenter and is certain to

share some interesting news at the SuperMeet as well about his DSLR workflow

and on the present and future state of Canon EOS filmmaking.

Colorist Alexis Van Hurkman, who spoke on behalf of Blackmagic Design at the

recent London SuperMeet, returns to the stage to share new workflow and

support for Final Cut Pro X on Version 8.1 of DaVinci Resolve for Mac.

Hurkman will discuss how, in the last nine months, DaVinci Resolve from

Blackmagic Design has changed his color correction practice. In the process

he’ll show off a few of his favorite Resolve workflow and color correction

features in examples from projects he’s worked on this last year, which

includes the television pilot NUCLEAR FAMILY and the feature CARGO, and give

insight based on years of experience grading and finishing broadcast content

for The History Channel, for the BBC, and for The Discovery Channel Network.

Marc-André Ferguson, the SMOKE Industry Manager at Autodesk, will

demonstrate groundbreaking new finishing workflow for SMOKE on Mac OSX using

the latest Thunderbolt enabled MacBook Pros from Apple and a Promise

Technology Pegasus Thunderbolt RAID. Ferguson, a long-time Final Cut Pro

editor and Adobe After Effects artist, will demonstrate how accessible

Autodesk SMOKE really is, how to blast past the apparent steep learning

curve it has and hit the ground running to bring the power of SMOKE on the


Rounding out the evening will be the always wild and fun “World Famous

Raffle,” where over $50,000 of dollars worth of valuable filmmaker-related

prizes will be handed out to dozens of lucky winners, including a fully

licensed copy of Autodesk SMOKE on Mac OSX (value $14,995).

While the main SuperMeet presentation will begin at 7pm, doors are scheduled

to open at 3.30pm with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring over 20

filmmaker-related software and hardware developers including Adobe, AJA,

Apogee Digital, Autodesk, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, Canon,

EditShare, Fast Forward Video, Genarts, G-Tech, HB Communications, Imagine

Magazine, JVC Professional, Matrox, Manhattan Edit Workshop, Noise

Industries, Promise Technology, Raven Research, Talamas Broadcast, and more.

Here, attendees can enjoy a few cocktails, mingle and party with industry

peers, network one on one with leading manufacturers and learn about the

latest trends in collaborative editing workflows for post production and

broadcast markets.

Tickets are on sale online only at $10.00 each plus ticket fee (includes 2

raffle tickets) for Adults and $7.00 for students and Teachers, or $20.00 at

the door. Complimentary and tasty hot hors d’oeuvres and cash bars will be

available throughout the evening. To purchase tickets online, directions,

transportation options, and a current list of raffle prizes, visit the

Boston SuperMeet web site.

The thirty-eigth episode of THE EDIT BAY is now available for download.

Camera people always leave me notes on the footage they shoot…this is my note to them.

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