March 16, 2009 in Seminars and Events (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, CA / Boston, MA - The FCPUG Network, who produce the wildly popular SuperMeets along side trade shows such as Macworld, IBC and NAB, have announced that they will have a booth on the show floor at the NAB SHOW in Las Vegas this April 20-24, 2009. The producers have stated that the booth will serve as an extension of the the Eighth Annual NAB FCPUG SuperMeet, to be held in the Amazon Ballroom at the Rio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas on Tuesday night, April 21st. Appropriately they are calling it, the "SuperBooth" (#SL10129).
"We have always wanted space on the NAB show floor, but could never find the resources or money to afford it," said Michael Horton, founder of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group and co-producer of the SuperMeets. "But this year we have gotten tremendous support from the community who are donating their time and expertise to make this booth happen. Our plan is to make the SuperBooth a social gathering spot for all Final Cut Studio users and Digital moviemakers who find themselves in need of learning and connecting."
"With Apple not on the show floor this year it is our hope that the SuperBooth will fill part of the void," added Daniel Berube, founder of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group and co-producer of the SuperMeets. "We will have something different going on every hour for all four days of the NAB SHOW. There will be daily "Guru Hour" where you can get all your Final Cut Studio problems solved by some of the top FCS experts in the world. Sit or stand awhile to view presentations of workflow ideas, show and tells, new products, and much much more. We are just getting started on what to do with this booth. We are very excited."
The SuperBooth, (#SL10129) will be located near the Blackmagic Design booth in the lower-lower South Hall. Agenda for the SuperBooth is expected to be posted on the SuperMeet web page on April 1, 2009. The Eighth Annual FCPUG SuperMeet is looking to be another sell out according to the producers.
"Despite the economy ticket sales are tracking about the same as they did last year and last year was the largest attendance we have ever had at any SuperMeet," stated Michael Horton. "Historically every SuperMeet has always sold out."
Added Berube, "Creative people need these types of events, not only for the networking opportunities which are vitally important during these times, but to add to their skill by taking advantage of events such as the SuperMeet and now the SuperBooth."
The SuperMeet will feature user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, JVC, Adobe and many others. There will be presentations on revolutionary new Final Cut Studio workflow ideas, show and tells, tips and tricks and a Raffle where tens of thousands of dollars worth of prizes will be handed out to dozens of lucky winners. Final agenda for SuperMeet is expected to be posted in early April.
Tickets are on sale now online only for $10.99 (USD) each. Daily updates as well as a link to purchase tickets can be found on the SuperMeet web page.
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 FCPUG Network's mission is to build connections between Final Cut Pro users, filmmakers and professionals who wish to lead the digital filmmaking revolution. The FCPUG Network provides both advocacy and education about Digital Video on the Macintosh and membership opportunities for learning and growth in Digital Storytelling.