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

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 January Meeting: Women in Post-Production

Join BAVUG for their first meeting of 2017 here at Rule Boston Camera! January’s meeting will discuss the evolving roles that women have played in film editing since the craft shifted from a technical job to a creative skill, as well as the subjects of wage equality, gender discrimination, unconscious biases and more. It is sure to be a lively discussion and illuminating topic for all who attend.

The panel guests will be Jessie Beers-Altman, Megan McGough Christian, Julie Kahn and Anne T. Vinsel, the discussion will be moderated by Maureen Fahey. 

Doors open for check-in at 6pm with refreshments and socializing until 7pm.  Click here to register through BAVUG.  

You must register to be eligible for the raffle! All registered attendees will receive one free raffle ticket. 2017 BAVUG members will receive an additional two raffle tickets.  

DEMYSTIFYING LUTs with Women in Film & Video New England

Join WIFVNE with RBC engineer, Alex Enman, for a session on demystifying Look Up Tables or “LUTs”. Alex will discuss how the “look” for LUTs is planned and tested in pre-production with the Director, DP and Editor, how LUTs work on set with the DP, and how LUTs are handled in post-production with the Editor in order to maintain the unique, established “look” of your program or series from start to finish. WIFVNE members — enter to win a $250 Rental Certificate during the event! Not a member? Click here to join now!

Click here to RSVP for this event via Women in Film.

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, and download/print/add this RBC PARKING PASS to your dashboard. 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.

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.