SF Cutters Thurs March 19 Meeting #SanFrancisco

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SF Cutters March 19:
PremierePro HOT TIPS ,w Gilberto Balderas
Filmmaker Bastiaan Koch, ILM VFX Artist
Pixelflow.com goes Mobile http://www.pixelflow.com/
Todd Dubnicoff Video “Disease in a Dish – That’s a Mouthful”

Doors open 6:30 PM for Refreshments, Tables and Networking

Visit Tables and talk to

Patrick Sculley, Pixelflow.com
Sabrina Nelson, Berkeley City College
Katie Carney, ReelDirectory.com

Tonights speakers:

Bastiaan Koch: Filmmaker and VFX Artist:
“Writing Big, Executing Small. – ‘Hollywood VS indie filmmaking.’”

Gilberto Balderas: Adobe Certified Instructor, Independent Producer

“Tricks and tips for faster editing in PremierePro”

Patrick Sculley CEO Pixelflow’s Latest Secure File Sharing goes Mobile and Demo

Todd Dubnicoff: latest video project, “Disease in a Dish”

More about our super Speakers:

Bastiaan Koch is a writer, director and VFX artist: New Film “Follow the Camera”
has created key computer generated characters for HellBoy, Pacific Rim, Rango, Tomorrowland, Avatar, Transformers & the Avengers movies. He also produced The 3rd Letter (Hollyshorts 2012 winner) and was nominated for best feature screenplay (Beverly Hills Film Festival 2012).

Current directorial projects:




Gilberto Balderas visiting from Cancun, Mexico
Adobe User Group Manager Grupo Creativo Mexico
Adobe Video Specialist / Former Premiere Pro and After Effects Certified Instructor:
Tricks and tips for faster editing: Mapping keyboard shortcuts: Best Shortcuts: Cool stuff



March 19 Meeting Sponsor Patrick Sculley of Pixelflow – New Mobile iPhone App for Pixelflow


PixelFlow allows users to post comments on the timeline from any web browser, without any consideration required for codecs, file size or client platform. PixelFlow’s streaming platform allows videos to be instantly viewed and prevents unauthorized download.

Whether you are working in the same office, down the hall or on the other side of the world with multiple people, multiple revisions and multiple media files, Pixelflow provides instant file review and the ability to post comments for changes and revisions without needing to ship drives or require complicated login. Yet Pixelflow is a secure file sharing application, affordable and easy to use.

Pixelflow is endorsed by Norm Hollyn, Head of the Editing Track at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and is used by students in the department

Please bring your questions for Patrick at his table and following his presentation

Todd Dubnicoff
How does the single person Shooter/Editor/Producer make it all happen?

As a kid, Todd Dubnicoff (pronounced DOOB-NEH-KOFF) loved watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and movies in general, which sparked a life-long interest in both science and cinema. As a grownup, Todd took the science career path earning a PhD in molecular biology and working as a biotech research scientist in the Bay Area. But he also kept up a serious filmmaking hobby and about seven years ago he merged his two passions by becoming a video producer and science writer for California’s Stem Cell Agency where he helps inform the public about the agency’s mission: to accelerate stem cell treatments for patients with unmet medical needs. His collection of videos for the agency can be viewed on their YouTube Channel: CIRMTV https://www.youtube.com/user/CIRMTV

Title of the 4 minute video I’ll screen at the meeting: “Disease in a Dish – That’s a Mouthful”

(part of a series called Stem Cells in Your Face)


says Thank you for supporting the upcoming Motion Graphics Bootcamp

April 11-16 #NABSHOW gave SF Cutters discount CODES JUST FOR US!
Register and use these codes

DF118 will provide a free Exhibits-only registration.

DF142 will provide a discount of $100 USD off a SMART or Conference Flex Pass.

DK01 will provide $100 USD discount for this year’s Post|Production World
courtesy FMC Training and NABSHOW

Register here:


Las Vegas CPUG Network SuperMeet
Early Bird ticket pricing ends March 11
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
tickets and details: http:// www.supermeet.com
Riviera Hotel & Casino? 2901 S Las Vegas Blvd?Las Vegas, NV 89109

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SF Cutters Feb 19, 2015 Anniversary Meeting

#SanFrancisco FEB 19, 2015

SF Cutters Anniversary Reserve Your Ticket ONLINE


SF Cutters Welcomes

Bob Sarles Screening “Sweet Blues, A Film About Mike Bloomfield “

Kevin Monahan “Tips for Switching to Premiere Pro”

Marco Solorio “Demos Blackmagic Design Ursa 4K Camera and Resolve 11 Workflows”

“Sweet Blues, A Film About Mike Bloomfield” Review Written by Steven Jenkins

2013 You know, I like sweet blues… I want to be singing. I want to be sweet,” said music legend Mike Bloomfield of his searing, lyrical guitar playing. His awesome instrumental prowess is on full display in this raucous documentary celebrating the legacy of a hard-living, finger-fretting renegade. Described by fellow icon Al Kooper as “not just another white boy [but] someone who truly knew what the blues were about,” Bloomfield drew on African American tradition while burnishing his licks with a radical compositional approach reflecting the social and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. Bloomfield passed away in 1981, but his sterling musicality as the embodiment of Chicago blues lives on through the work of acolytes such as Carlos Santana, B.B. King and Charlie Musselwhite, all of whom testify to the master’s enduring influence in Bob Sarles’ lovingly crafted film. Sweet, indeed.-

See at Tables starting at 6:30 ( or sooner )

Blackmagic Design: Dan May, Stephanie Hueter, Chris Cusimano

OneRiver Media: Marco Solorio, Suzette Mariel

Pixelflow: Patrick Sculley

Reel Directory: Katie Carney

Bay Area Video Coalition: BAVC.org: Natalie Teter

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SF Cutters Meets on Oct 23, 2014 in #SanFrancisco

Maureen Gosling, Chris Strachwitz, and Chris Simon

Maureen Gosling, Chris Strachwitz, and Chris Simon

Speakers 7-9:30PM ( Attendees need to have entered the meeting by 7 PM )

Reserve your ticket online click this link:

Maureen Gosling:


has been a documentary filmmaker for more than thirty years and is best known for her twenty-year collaboration with acclaimed independent director, Les Blank (Burden of Dreams, Always for Pleasure). Gosling has also been sought after as an editor, working with such directors as Jed Riffe (Waiting to Inhale, California’s “Lost” Tribes), Tom Weidlinger (Heart of the Congo, A Dream in Hanoi), Shakti Butler (The Way Home), Ashley James (Bomba: Dancing the Drum), Amie Williams (Stripped and Teased) and Pam Rorke Levy (The Mission District: The Hidden Neighborhoods of San Francisco).

Theatrical schedule:


PreRoll Post

See Imagine Software makers of ShotPut Pro5 and PreRoll Post

Michelle E. Boone: Marketing Specialist for Imagine Software

Imagine Products has been creating software applications for the media and entertainment industry for over 20 years. By developing high value, innovative digital video utilities to backup, view, share, transcode and archive assets, #ImagineProducts has established a high reputation among filmmakers.

Imagine Products are most well known for their offloading application, ShotPut Pro which is now in it’s 5th version. ShotPut Pro 5 offers incredible speed and efficiency and uses checksum technology to ensure offloading is 100% accurate. The same thoughtfulness toward file accuracy was used when creating their archiving application, PreRoll Post and HD-VU2

Josh Feldman, Filmmaker:

“Senn” was produced with a budget of $15,000 with a #Adobe #PremierePro, #Photoshop, #AfterEffects, #Audition, #Encore workflow with #Cinema4D and #Logic integration.


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SF Cutters June 19 Meeting signup available online


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SF Cutters May 22, 2014 Meeting SignUP NOW


DOORS OPEN at 6:30 enjoy Pizza, Peets, and BEER, and fruit infused Filtered Waters –

Network with fellow SF Cutters our guests and sponsors until 7 and then
again during our midbreak

See the Blackmagic Design URSA 4K and Studio Cinema Cameras
Visit with Blackmagic Designs Dan May, Paul Saccone, and Stephanie Hueter

Checkin with Reel Directory’s own Katie Carney – get listed

Bring some business cards or add new contacts to your phone – stay in touch

7:00 PM Stump the Gurus FEATURING
Joanne Dorgan Bay Area Independent Editor
Kevin Monahan Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects
Mark Spencer Ripple Training Apple Certified Trainer FCPX Motion
Jeff Foster After Effects and Green Screen : Author, Trainer, VFX Editor
Jesse Spencer AVID, FCP, Independent Bay AREA Editor of Features, Docs, Commercials more


SPEAKERS 7:15- 9:45
Dan May Blackmagic Design
Paul Saccone Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design will provide an overview of their NAB 2014 product announcements, including the Blackmagic URSA, Blackmagic Studio Camera, Cintel Film Scanner, DaVinci Resolve 11 and more! Blackmagic Design will also provide a demo of Resolve 11, a major upgrade with more than 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.

Kevin Monahan Adobe
Kevin Monahan Online/Social Customer Success Lead, Digital Video Products at Adobe and Sr. Content and Community Lead—Adobe After EffectsCC and Premiere ProCC UPDATES

Mark Spencer for Coremelt
Mark Spencer: Author, Apple Certified Trainer, Producer Day Street Productions, RippleTraining and MacBreak Studio will demo Coremelt’s TrackX Slice X

Thanks to SF Cutters’ Gold Sponsors:
Adobe, Blackmagic Design and Create More
Thanks to
Blackmagic Design and Coremelt for May 22 Meeting Sponsorship

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LA EditFest Aug 5-6

Join fellow editors from around the world in LA EditFest at Universal City.  SF Cutters can receive a $100 discount by using the pulldown menu during registration at http://www.editfest.com.

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SF Cutters show “Reels and Work”

Join SF Cutters at the Apple store in downtown San Francisco on August 18th for a free event.  The show starts at 7:00 pm and should finish around 8:30 pm. Watch some of your fellow cutter’s reels and check out some of their latest work.  The Apple store is located at One Stockton Street which is the corner of Stockton and Market.


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