Red Giant Software to Host Free FCP SuperMeet Workshops at IBC2010

August 26, 2010 in Seminars and Events (E)

[] San Francisco, Los Angeles CA, / Boston MA - Red Giant Software, publishers and developers of iPhone apps and software tools, will host free Final Cut Pro SuperMeet workshops as part of the Third Annual Amsterdam FCPUG SuperMeet, to be held on Sunday, 12 September at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, in the heart of Amsterdam in Dam Square. The training will consist of three separate identical sessions to take place during the day prior to the SuperMeet, which will be the largest gathering of Final Cut Pro, Avid and Adobe editors, DSLR filmmakers, digital media makers and Gurus during IBC2010.

Apple Certified Master Trainer Simon Walker will demonstrate how to quickly stylize shots, store favorite looks and tools, remove color casts and make primary and secondary corrections. Simon will also show how to use power masks and keyers to isolate areas, boost visual sharpness, smooth skin and repair cosmetic blemishes as well as adding instant Hollywood looks to footage whilst maintaining accurate flesh tones. All this without having to send footage to another program for grading. And by staying within Final Cut Pro, editors can copy color grades to multiple clips, and still edit footage right up to delivery.

Simon will be demonstrating the new Magic Bullet Colorista II, Magic Bullet Grinder, Magic Bullet Looks and Magic Bullet Mojo, and will reveal how editors can work with presets to create eye-popping grades in seconds. He'll also be demonstrating DSLR workflows using Magic Bullet Grinder, which helps filmmakers get video footage out of their cameras and into their Final Cut Pro timeline fast, but at high quality and in edit friendly formats. He will also be showing a first look at Red Giant's latest plug-in, which the company will be announcing at IBC. Attendees to each session receive free presets for Magic Bullet Looks and a special IBC discount code for Red Giant plug-ins.

Who Should Attend

Editors and filmmakers who have interest in using the latest DSLRs for film making and learning the basics of color correction in Final Cut Pro. Users interested in understanding the range of tools from Red Giant Software will find these identical sessions very useful. Three separate identical 60 minute intensive sessions will be offered.

Event Details

When: Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm (GMT 0100)
Where: The Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam 9. 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Register for the FREE SuperMeet Workshops at

Go to SuperMeet online to register for the Third Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet

About Red Giant Software
Founded in 2002, Red Giant Software publishes and develops software tools made by industry veterans Stu Maschwitz and John Knoll. Red Giant Software's ever-expanding product line has over 30 packages that run on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Avid systems. The vast range of visual effects tools features industry-leading effects for designing realistic fire, rain, and water; adding popular looks; and creating perfect keys. Red Giant effects have enhanced feature films such as Angels & Demons, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Mummy 3, and Grindhouse, and added sparkle to cable and broadcast content from NBC Universal, Food Network, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT.

About Simon Walker
Simon Walker is an Apple Certified Master Trainer in Final Cut Studio, specialising in video editing, motion graphics, authoring, encoding and colour grading. He trains industry creative and technical professionals (from Sony, BBC, MTV, Vodafone, Natural History Museum, as well as many freelance editors, producers and journalists), on both Windows and Mac platforms, using the Adobe CS5 Production Premium and Final Cut Studio suites.

Simon is currently a professor with, and is running a 10 week course featuring a range of Red Giant software plugins for Final Cut Pro, which is aimed at editors who need to grade, improve and enhance footage, add flourishes, stylise shots, and perform post production and compositing tasks, all on a deadline whilst delivering technically proficient and high quality work. He is also Creative Director of WiltshireVideo, a UK based video production company, for which he has written and produced two award-winning interactive training packages for national supermarket chain Somerfield PLC.

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. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.


Daniel Berube
co-producer - Boston Final Cut Pro User Group

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