BAVUG September Meeting: Tips & Tricks for Avid Media Composer

Join BAVUG for their September Meeting! Click here to register and check out their description and details below.

Tips, Tricks AND Treats…. Getting into the Halloween spirit early this year? Nah, neither are we.

But, our September meeting is just about a month prior to Halloween. So, join Julie Kahn and Mark Chesak as they demo some of their favorite tips and tricks in Avid Media Composer.

Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned veteran, we’re sure there will be something for everyone. And hey, if you feel that you’re an “old dog” who can’t learn new tricks at least you will get free pizza and a chance to win something in our raffle. That should count for something.

People have been asking for a “tips and tricks” meeting for a while and this is it! Don’t miss out.

Space is limited, so be sure to register early.

Each registered attendee will receive one raffle ticket good towards the prize drawing at the end of the meeting.

Increase your chances of winning! Choose to support this meeting and you will receive a total of 3 raffle tickets at the meeting. Your financial support helps us cover expenses associated with this meeting, such as providing the food and beverages, paper plates, napkins, etc as well as administrative costs.

Must be present to win. One prize per winner.

If you can’t attend, but would like to support us in general, please consider making a donation to our general operation fund. Or select the donation option on the meeting registration page. Donation amounts over $10 will get you a personal thank you from BAVUG and a mention in the opening remarks at the meeting.

Please read all of the info below before registering.

Registration for this event is available until 12pm the day of the event (or until we reach capacity)

All payments and registrations must occur online prior to 12pm the day of the event. No financial transactions will take place at the check-in.

Doors open for admission at 6pm. Please allow us time to finish getting setup before arriving.

Please do not register more than once, space is limited at our meetings and we want to ensure that everyone who is interested in attending has the opportunity to register and attend.

Registering for BAVUG events automatically adds you to our general mailing list so that we can keep you updated on this event and also future events, you may unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time. By attending this event, you grant the Boston Avid Users Group, our sponsors and any other affiliated parties consent to photograph and/or record your voice for use on, but not limited to, social media networks, video hosting sites and any other platform available now or in the future in perpetuity. You further acknowledge that the term “photograph” used herein encompasses both still photographs and motion picture footage.

The registration list for this meeting may be shared with BAVUG meeting sponsors and/or hosts.

This meeting is made possible by financial support from individual ticket salesdonations and HB Communications.

Have a question about this event or something in general? Get in touch at contactus@bavug.org

BAVUG 2018 July: Freelancer Forum at Finish

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT BAVUG:  Are you a freelance editor, motion graphic designer, audio engineer, colorist or other? Whether you’re brand new or a seasoned veteran, it takes a lot to navigate the ups and downs of finding and maintaining clients, staying competitive in the market and, of course, getting paid. For our July meeting, we’re pleased to announce that our friends at Finish are letting us use their roof deck (weather permitting) for an evening of networking that’s designed exclusively for the freelance post-production professional in the Boston area. Join us, meet up with old friends, make new ones and share your tips on making it as a freelancer in Boston.

If you’re a producer or other video professional that hires freelance post-production for your projects, then you’re welcome to attend too! The Boston area is a relatively small video community, so it is our aim to facilitate networking opportunities whenever possible.

For this meeting, BAVUG is asking for $10 per person to cover food and beverages and other expenses. They’ll give every registered attendee 3 raffle tickets when they check-in.

Registration for this event is available until 12pm on July 11 (or until we reach capacity). All payments and registrations must occur online prior to 12pm the day of the event. No transactions will take place at the check-in. CLICK HERE for details + to register.

 

BAVUG’s NAB Recap at AVID Headquarters

Avid’s theme for NAB this year is “The Sky’s The Limit.” Get a first-hand look at some of their key announcements and new features at BAVUG’s NAB Recap meeting at Avid Headquarters in Burlington.

Registration is strongly encouraged to help calculate food/refreshments for everyone. All registrants will be eligible for the raffle. One lucky registrant will win a copy of Avid Media Composer!

Free registration for BAVUG meetings closes at 12pm the day of the event. After that, only paid registrations are available until 6pm.

Raffle prizes for this meeting are provided by Avid, Boris FX, iZotope, NewBlueFX and Rule Boston Camera.

**Doors open for check-in at 6pm** Enjoy refreshments, networking and socializing until the presentations start at 7pm.

Register here. 

BAVUG March Meeting: Narrative Storytelling w/Steve Audette

Have you ever wondered how FRONTLINE approaches cutting a scene for one of their award-winning documentaries? From rough script and stringouts, to rough cut and fine cut, Steve Audette, ACE will discuss not so much “how” to cut, but will explore the question of WHY to cut.

Using scenes from the recent documentary “Trump’s Road To The White House“, this will not be a technical session on using Avid Media Composer, but rather a glimpse into the thinking process behind narrative storytelling. It is sure to be an insightful and entertaining opportunity to see a scene built through the eyes of a master editor.

Please note, this event may be streamed live on Facebook.

Wed. March 15, 2017 6-9pm

WGBH Yawkey Auditorium 1 Guest Street Boston, MA 02135 

Doors open for check-in at 6pm

* Register here

 

BAVUG November Meeting Features Demo from BorisFX

Join BAVUG for their last meeting of 2016 here at Rule Boston Camera! November’s meeting will feature a demo from BorisFX. With the recent acquisition of GenArts, Inc. and the late 2014 acquisition of Imagineer Systems, BorisFX has you covered for just about every graphics and compositing need. Get a first-hand look at how these tools can be used for your projects.

Doors open for check-in at 6pm
Enjoy refreshments and socializing until 7pm.

You must register to be eligible for the raffle! All registered attendees will receive one free raffle ticket. 2016 BAVUG Members will receive an additional two raffle tickets.

REGISTER HERE.

BAVUG Meeting: Getting a Great Soundtrack with Real World Tips for Collaborating with Composers

BAVUG’s September 14th meeting here at Rule Boston Camera features “Getting a Great Soundtrack: Real World Tips for Collaborating w/Composers” where members and guests will learn why incorporating original music can be simultaneously one of the most exciting and most stressful phases of a project. What practices can smooth the collaboration between the director, editor, and composer… and result in a great score that helps deliver the right message?

Join award-winning composer Clifford Anderson for a session covering the creative process, essential business practices, and workflow tips that can help make your soundtrack shine. Come away with practical knowledge to effectively plan for contracts, budgeting, timelines, spotting sessions, working with temp music, managing revisions, and the final mix session — and ensure a fantastic collaboration.

About Clifford Anderson:
Clifford Anderson composes music for film, games, and other media. His compositions have been recognized by ASCAP with both an ASCAP Plus Award and as a selection for the Film & TV Panel at the ASCAP Expo. For 12 years, Cliff helped to create and run the world’s premiere online music school, Berklee Online. His recent soundtrack work includes a narrative film selected for the Different Faces Different Voices Film Festival and a documentary featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough.

Doors open for check-in at 6pm, enjoy complimentary refreshments and socializing until 7pm.
Make sure you register to be eligible for the raffle! All registered attendees will receive one free raffle ticket. 2016 BAVUG Members will recieve an additional two raffle tickets.

Click here to register.

 

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks.

BAVUG: NAB Highlights Featuring Avid

What happened in Vegas? Avid made a lot of announcements at this year’s NAB Show. Join BAVUG on Wednesday, May 18th at Avid HQ in Burlington, MA to get the inside scoop on the latest news and products from Avid!

Doors open for check-in at 6pm, enjoy complimentary refreshments and socializing until 7pm.

Register now to be eligible for the raffle! All registered attendees will receive one free raffle ticket. 2016 BAVUG Members will receive an additional two raffle tickets.
Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.