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

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Flexible, Secure and Efficient Shared Storage System for Rent

Our Facilis TerraBlock rental system has just come back from a long term rental and our clients were so thrilled with the capabilities and performance that they decided to buy their own permanent system. We just completed that installation for them, and it’s been gratifying to see them leverage this system for added efficiency AND creativity.

Way back in 1992, we were the first rental house in the country to rent mobile computer-based edit systems and it’s something we’ve excelled in ever since. Over the past few years, as workflows have gotten more complicated and collaboration in Post has become more prevalent, we’ve found that small shared storage systems (this one is 48TB) have become more and more necessary.

The TerraBlock shared storage system is perfect for smaller workgroups that are built to grow. Editors, colorists, and producers will be much more efficient, with their media and projects easy to access, share, and find. Safety is heightened also, as it becomes so much easier to back up the media since it is not spread out across multiple workstations.

Rent this shared storage system if you’re temporarily scaling up for a larger project and you’re looking to give your post team a flexible, secure and efficient environment for the media.

Didn’t your mother always tell you to share?

-John Rule, President

LEARNING LAB: Why Buy a Professional Monitor When A Consumer Monitor Looks So Good? (WATCH LIVE STREAM!)

Join Gary Mandle, Senior Product Manager, Production Displays, for an overview of Sony’s professional monitor and display systems. Gary will discuss the value of using a professional monitor for a variety of purposes (on location, in the edit suite, etc.) and why using that $247.99 LCD from a big box store is a bad idea. 

Gary will also make it easier to select the best monitor/display with your project in mind by answering these key questions:

• Why is a professional-grade LCD the right choice, even for the price-conscious?

• What makes a PVM OLED monitor different and, potentially, a better option than an LCD monitor?

• What’s so special about the BVM OLED, anyway?

• Why is calibration so important?

Click here to RSVP.  This event is free with breakfast. Can’t make it in person? We’ll be live streaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST. 

ABOUT GARY MANDLE, Senior Product Manager, Sony Electronics, Inc.:

Gary has worked within Sony’s Professional Solutions Group for over 30 years in the development of new display technologies. These include CRT, SXRD (LCOS), LCD, and OLED products for use in professional applications such as video and post production. Gary was also the lead engineer with the implantation of Sony’s digital cinema system and the introduction of 4K projection. His current focus is on Sony’s OLED technologies which are used in the Sony BVM and PVM monitor models. Other areas of work include the design of camera image stabilization systems (called Steadyshot and used in most of the Sony camera models) and CCD sensor development where he holds multiple patents. Memberships include SMPTE, CIE, IEEE, SID and OSA.

Interested in buying or renting Sony professional monitors or other Sony products? Contact us by email or call 800-rule-com.

Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology.

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 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.

ASMP-NE Presents: Latest and Greatest Professional Adobe Photoshop Workshop

Grab your laptops with photoshop loaded and your power cord this Saturday, November 5th, and join the ASMP-NE for the latest and greatest Adobe and lightroom tips and tricks along with a complete professional workflow from start to finish.

ADDED BONUS: A Bob Korn 24×34 print with 20×30 image valued at $130 will be auctioned off!

Click here to register.

Course Description:

Lee Varis shares his photo-imaging workflow, revealing trade secrets from his many years in entertainment industry advertising. Along the way he will cover the newest features of Photoshop CC and demonstrate the latest advanced techniques, including frequency separation retouching, and luminosity blending. Lee will start with raw file processing, and ending with CMYK print preparation, he will show you fundamental techniques for color correction, retouching, and special effects.

You will work on several projects, step-by-step, using image files provided for you, so you can follow along with Lee as he shows you the magic of Photoshop and Lightroom, including:

  • raw processing setup for further editing in Photoshop
  • white point/black point color correcting with Curves
  • simulating background bokeh effects
  • hair edge masking & the new select & mask dialog
  • facial recognition in the new Liquify dialog
  • b&w conversion, and CMYK adjustments

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.