8th Annual FCPUG NAB SuperMeet Announced

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[prMac.com] Los Angeles, CA / Boston, MA - The Final Cut Pro User Group Network today announced the 8th Annual NAB FCPUG SuperMeet will be held at the Rio Hotel (Las Vegas, NV) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Expected to be one of the largest gatherings of editors, filmmakers, and digital content creators during the NAB 2009 show, the 8th Annual NAB SuperMeet provides an open forum for attendees to discuss the rapidly changing landscape of postproduction and broadcast, talk one-on-one with industry leading digital media technology developers, and network with peers.

"The SuperMeet is and always has been the biggest party in town during NAB week," says Michael Horton, SuperMeet co-producer and founder of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group. "It has become THE social gathering place for editors and digital content creators looking to network, inspire, learn from each other and just have a good time."

Final Cut Pro User Groups (FCPUG) started as a grassroots movement to connect Apple Final Cut Pro Editors at a local level. The producers behind the SuperMeet have harnessed the energy of these local chapters and turned FCPUG into the industry's most influential user organized event with an impressive number of members turning out for each SuperMeet.

Now in its 8th year, SuperMeet events are held in conjunction with industry trade shows around the world; MacWorld (San Francisco, CA, USA), NAB (Las Vegas, NV, USA) and IBC (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). The user-driven format offers engaging presentations and training by community members and industry technologists. Equally popular are the presentations from community member videographers and filmmakers.

"These SuperMeet events provide the postproduction and broadcast community an opportunity to not only learn about the latest technology trends, but to connect with eachother to discuss experiences and opportunities within the industry in a social setting that is both educational and fun. This is especially important in today's tough economic climate where staying connected and networking is more important than ever,"comments Daniel Berube, SuperMeet co-producer and founder of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group.

The 8th Annual NAB SuperMeet will also host the "FCP Trade Show". Over 25 developers and manufacturers will showcase the latest in digital media technology. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk one on one with leading manufacturers about the latest innovations for postproduction and broadcast markets.

Supermeet Registration Information
Tickets will go on sale February 23, 2009 for an introductory price of $10.99 (USD) per ticket. For more details about the 8th Annual NAB SuperMeet, please visit their website.

SuperMeets are gatherings of Final Cut Pro editors, gurus and Mac-based digital filmmakers from throughout the world who use or want to learn to use Apple's Final Cut Studio suite of applications, most importantly Final Cut Pro. SuperMeets are held annually along side large trade shows such as Macworld in San Francisco, NAB in Las Vegas, IBC in Amsterdam and in 2009 as a stand alone event in London. The agenda usually includes appearances by Apple, demos of new products, digital video tips and tricks, and filmmaker show and tells. In addition there are over two dozen vendors showing off their wares as part of what the organizers call the FCP Trade Show.

The Final Cut Pro User Group Network is a worldwide community of Final Cut Pro and Digital Video User Groups officially recognized by Apple. The FCP UG Network's mission is to build connections between Final Cut Pro users, filmmakers and professionals who wish to lead the digital filmmaking revolution. The FCP UG Network provides both advocacy and education about Digital Video on the Macintosh and membership opportunities for learning and growth in Digital Storytelling.

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Daniel Berube
Co-Producer, Bosfcpug
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