July 26, 2010 in Seminars and Events (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, CA / Boston, MA - The FCPUG Network, including Final Cut Pro and digital video user groups from within the US, Europe and the world over will gather together once again in Amsterdam, Netherlands during IBC 2010 for the Third Annual Amsterdam FCPUG SuperMeet on Sunday, 12 September at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. This SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Final Cut Pro, Adobe, Avid users and gurus and digital filmmakers in Europe during 2010.
"We are excited to return to Amsterdam and even more so to hold this SuperMeet once again at the Hotel Krasnapolsky," states Michael Horton, SuperMeet co-producer and head of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug). The Hotel Krasnapolsky is located in the heart of Amsterdam just a short tram ride away from the RAI center that will host IBC 2010. "The Krasnapolsky's not only easy to get to, but it's a beautiful venue to visit and network. And SuperMeets are all about networking."
SuperMeets provide the post production and broadcast community an opportunity to not only learn about the latest technology trends, but to connect with each other to discuss experiences and opportunities within the industry in a social setting that is both educational and fun. 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.
Doors to the SuperMeet will open at 16:30 with the "SuperMeet Digital Showcase," featuring over 25 software and hardware developers including Adobe, Automatic Duck, Autodesk, Avid, Blackmagic Design, GenArts, Matrox, Noise Industries, Red Giant Software, The Foundry, Vimeo and many others. Here, attendees can enjoy a few cocktails, network and party with industry peers, talk one on one with leading manufacturers and learn about the latest trends in collaborative editing workflows for postproduction and broadcast markets.
"Unlike giant trade shows, SuperMeet attendees always get a chance to get up close and personal and hands-on with hardware and software developers in an intimate setting," states Daniel Berube, SuperMeet co-producer and head of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group (Bosfcpug). "This is especially important for our industry in today's tough economic climate where networking and staying connected and on top of current HD editing and 3D workflow solutions is more important than ever."
The SuperMeet producers have also announced the Amsterdam debut of "Open Screen Theatre." Filmmakers and digital content creators will have a 10 minute chance to "Get Seen" in an informal, collaborative setting. Sign-ups begin at 16:30 when doors open and are open only to SuperMeet ticket holders. Only DVDs and QuickTime movies on flash drives will be accepted.
"We want local and visiting filmmakers who are shooting with DSLRS, camcorders, iPhones and anything that makes video to screen their content and interact," states Berube. "Filmmakers, just show up and sign up, get up and show off your work."
The SuperMeet agenda, featuring presentations from Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Adobe and local area filmmakers, is considered by its producers as "supersecret" and will not be announced until approximately three weeks before the event. Presentations will begin at 19:00 and rounding out the evening will be the always raucous "World Famous Raffle" with thousands of Euros worth of filmmaker-related prizes to be handed out to dozens of lucky winners.
Tickets are now available for purchase online only for the Early Bird price of Euro10,00 Euros each for adults and Euro7,00 Euros each for students. Food (snacks) and drinks will be available throughout the evening. To purchase tickets online and for complete daily updates on the SuperMeet, including directions, transportation options, Open Screen Theatre info and a current list of raffle prizes, visit the Amsterdam SuperMeet web site.
SuperMeets are gatherings of Final Cut Studio, Adobe, Avid editors, gurus and digital filmmakers from within the US, Europe and the world over who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions such as Apple's Final Cut Studio suite of applications, most importantly Final Cut Pro. SuperMeets are held annually in San Francisco, Austin, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, London and Boston. The SuperMeet agenda usually includes demos of new products, digital video tips and tricks and filmmaker show and tells, including a SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring hardware and software developers providing workflow solutions for digital filmmakers and content creators.