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Boston Final Cut Pro User Group Premieres the First Annual Boston Super Meet on June 25, 2010

Summary:
Final Cut Studio, Adobe, Avid editors and digital filmmakers and content creators will gather together to network and socialize at the First Annual Boston SuperMeet, to be held on Friday, June 25, 2010 in John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston MA. Filmmakers will have a chance to screen content in the “SuperMeet Digital Showcase” featuring over twenty five digital filmmaking-related developers fresh from NAB. The Boston SuperMeet will include show and tells by New England filmmakers and feature Rodney Charters, ASC (DP on FOX NETWORK’s “24”), who discuss HD-DSLR filmmaking in Hollywood. The Boston SuperMeet promises to be the single largest social gathering of digital filmmakers, content creators, Final Cut Studio, Adobe and Avid Gurus and users on the East Coast in all of 2010.

Boston, MA – June 22, 2010

– Final Cut Studio, Adobe and Avid editors and digital filmmakers and content creators will gather together to network and socialize at the First Annual Boston SuperMeet, to be held on Friday, June 25, 2010 in John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston MA. Tickets are on sale online only for the price of $10.00 each plus ticket fee and only $5.00 for students with valid student ID.

Doors open to the “SuperMeet Digital Showcase” at 4:30PM, featuring over 25 hardware and software developers. The SuperMeet stage show begins at 7:00PM and concludes at 11:00pm with the popular “World Famous Raffle” featuring over $50,000 worth of prizes. The Boston SuperMeet promises to be the single largest social gathering of digital filmmakers, content creators, Final Cut Studio, Adobe and Avid Gurus and users on the East Coast in all of 2010.

“We’ve received hundreds of emails over our nine years of producing SuperMeets asking us to bring one to the East Coast,” states Daniel Berube, SuperMeet Co-Producer and head of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group (bosfcpug). “Boston is the perfect city, not only because of its location, but because of its vibrant filmmaking community. SuperMeets are about bringing talented digital filmmakers together to share their knowledge and there are a lot of very creative and talented filmmakers here.”

“Just like we did at our SuperMeets in San Francisco, Austin and Las Vegas earlier this year, we’ll again invite local filmmakers to showcase their films in “Open Screen Theater,” added Michael Horton, SuperMeet Co-Producer and head of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug). “SuperMeet attendees wanting to “get seen” will have a a 10 minute chance to do so in an informal, collaborative setting. We want those who are shooting with HD-DSLRS and other tapeless workflows to screen content and interact.” Signups for Open Screen Theater will begin at 4:15pm.

“The Boston Final Cut Pro User Group has been a relentless force in New England’s digital media landscape,” states David Bigelow of Gray Matter Entertainment. “They’ve made the right choice in partnering with the Los Angeles FCPUG, led by Michael Horton. Having just been with them in Las Vegas at NAB this past April, I know the event will be a huge success.”

The Boston SuperMeet agenda reflects the diversity of the production and post production community and features:

Rodney Charters, ASC (DP on FOX NETWORK’s “24”), who will present for Canon USA on his work and on HD-DSLR filmmaking in Hollywood.

Director/editor and author Mitch Jacobson, who will present Multicamera sync secrets including his new Thrash Cut multiclip grouping trick for Final Cut Pro. Mitch, whose credits include feature length concert films and publicity for U2, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney & Aerosmithwill also showcase the companion DVD from his new book Mastering Multicamera Techniques: From Preproduction to Editing and Deliverables (Focal Press) which features 26 free Multicamera angles from two of rock music’s living legends live in concert.

David Bigelow from Boston based Gray Matter Entertainment, who will talk about his work on the current tours for ZZ Top, James Taylor and Carole King, showing video content created with Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium.

Marc-André Ferguson, Founder of Final Cut Montreal and Director of Technology at Trio Orange, who will join Autodesk’s Marc Hamaker on stage to demystify Smoke for Mac OSX with a look at how Smoke’s all-in-one creative toolset solves today’s most challenging finishing tasks.

Avid’s Matt Feury, who will be joined on stage Erin Gallagher of Boston-based Powderhouse Productions. Matt and Erin will showcase Erin’s editorial work on Discovery’s “Build it Bigger” and other projects.

Musical artist Casey Desmond, who will show “Tilt Me Back” her recent music video shot on location at The Paragon Carousel, a local national landmark in Hull, MA and in Corinth, Vermont. Casey’s video, shot by David Gutt and directed by Bill and Kathy Desmond (The Bentmen), is a surreal journey through the imagination of a gypsy girl’s dream. Casey, A winner of over 2 dozen songwriting and singing awards, is currently creating her new songwriting and instrumental library for licensing and placement, and seeking video collaborators.

Michael Bernard, Editor at Fuel Creative, who will show the teaser to “The Pond,” a short narrative film directed by Dan Hannon which is set to have its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on June 23, 2010. Filmed in New Hampshire, “The Pond” stars Alicia Witt, David Morse, Todd Rotondi and Bill Conner.

Abba Shapiro, who is the lead instructor for Apple’s Pro Apps training program, will show off “Best of the Best” editorial Tips, Tricks, and Secret Techniques in Final Cut Pro 7 to make you edit faster and smarter.

“I am very exited about presenting at the Boston SuperMeet,” comments Abba Shapiro, who is also an award-winning writer/producer/director with over 25 years’ experience in video and film production. “Being an east coast native, it’s great to have the Supermeet on local turf. The city and the people of Boston are amazing…and Dan and Mike throw one heck of a party. My advice, come to the meeting and then stay the weekend.”

Rounding out the evening will be the always wild and fun “World Famous Raffle,” where currently over $50,000 worth of valuable prizes will be handed out to dozens of lucky winners.

Complimentary food (snacks) and cash bars will be available throughout the evening for those wanting to socialize and enjoy a few cocktails. To register for the SuperMeet online, and for complete daily updates on the Boston SuperMeet including a current list of exhibiting sponsors, list of raffle prizes and directions and transportation options, visit the SuperMeet website:

http://supermeet.com

About the SuperMeets

SuperMeets are networking gatherings of Final Cut Studio, Adobe and Avid editors, gurus and digital filmmakers from throughout the world who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions such as Apple’s Final Cut Studio suite of applications. 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 with vendors and small developers providing workflow solutions for digital filmmakers and content creators.

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Press Contacts:
Daniel Berube
Co-Producer, Boston Final Cut Pro User Group – BOSFCPUG

dberube@bosfcpug.org

+1-617-331-8991

Michael Horton
Co-Producer, Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group – LAFCPUG

michaelh@lafcpug.org

+1-818-717-0758

Kevin Bourke, BourkePR

kbourke@bourkepr.com

+1-508-259-6018

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