2019 Post/Production World Conference at #NABSHOW

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PostProduction World NABSHOW Las Vegas April 6-11, 2019

ostProduction World NABSHOW Las Vegas April 6-11, 2019

2019 Post/Production World Conference at #NABSHOW



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- it offers $100 off the PPW full pass.

Don’t Miss the 2019 Post/Production World Conference at #NABSHOW in Las Vegas April 6-11 2019 – Conference Registration includes Exbibits. Attend 6 DAYS of Multiple Sessions designed for #editors, #producers, #directors, #graphic_artists, #motiongraphics designers, and new media specialists

Save $100 off with code PPW19 – reserve early while hotel rates and conference rates are at their lowest

Click this link to see the training grid, recommended tracks ( you CAN choose your sessions at will ) and speaker bios.


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Keyframes Conference : MOTION GRAPHICS

Keyframes Conference  Orlando 2019

Keyframes Conference Orlando Feb 25-27 2019

KeyFrames Conference (NEW event! from Future Media Concepts ) – It is intended for motion designers, animators, vfx artist, etc. It will take place in ORLANDO on Feb 25 – 27, 2019


for $100 off


More info on scheduling, rates, reservations CLICK THIS LINK:


( This is a good one if family wants to tag along and visit the Orlando sights and Theme Parks while you sweat and learn! )

Rates for the conference – not including travel and hotel are $795-880 with SUBSTANTIAL Discounts for Groups, Teachers, and Students

Is this for you?
The KeyFrames Conference is the place to be for motion designers, animators, VFX artists, and filmmakers who want to stay up to date with industry best practices, discuss the craft, and network.
The sessions are designed for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals.

Beginners may start off by attending the pre-conference day, to enhance their basic knowledge before attending the subsequent sessions.

For some sneak peek – free online training click here


SNEAK a PEEK – and these are free – one online now and next one Feb 8
Signup for reminders and more info about the KEYFRAMES CONFERENCE Feb 25-27 in Orlando – learn something and bring the family too

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Blackmagic Design Television & Video Expo

ONLY 5 CITIES LEFT ON THE BLACKMAGIC DESIGN EXPO TOUR! Hosted by Future Media Concepts   Signup and Bring your Friends! Our 8-city tour is underway. The road show already made stops in Nashville, New York, and Denver, and will … Continue reading

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FCPX CREATIVE SUMMIT 2018 November 16 – 18 | Cupertino, CA

FCPX CREATIVE SUMMIT 2018 November 16 – 18 | Cupertino, CA REGISTER NOW : http://www.fcpxcreativesummit.com/ Tap into the FCP X ecosystem at FCPX Creative Summit— a post-production training event featuring sessions and presentations on the latest features of Final Cut Pro … Continue reading

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SFCutters Fall Meeting : Oct 25, 2018: Robert Dalva + Karl Soule

Date and Time
Thur, October 25, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Adobe – San Francisco

601 Townsend Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

You MUST BE ON THE LIST TO ENTER THE MEETING so sign up in advance on #Eventbrite


SPEAKERS for Thurs Oct 25 -

Karl Lee Soule’ works for Adobe as part of the Hollywood engagement team, promoting the use of Adobe Creative Cloud video and audio tools, such as #PremierePro, #AfterEffects, and #AdobeAudition.

Karl recently moved back to the USA, after spending 5 years living and working in Asia, promoting Adobe tools in video production and broadcasting. – We will see some very interesting updates and Karl will be an excellent resource for your questions

Editor Robert Dalva ACE - is a noted American film editor. Filmography as editor includes:
“The Black Stallion”, “Raising Cain”, “Jumanji”, ” Jurassic Park III” , “Hidalgo”, “October Sky”, ” The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio” and “Captain America, The First Avenger”.

. In addition to editing, he also directed movies including The Black Stallion Returns and has an extensive experience as a cinematographer.

Dalva was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for his work on The Black Stallion (1979).

Dalva has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors. and is considered one of the core group of successful filmmakers known as The Dirty Dozen who were film students at the University of Southern California in the 1960s.

Robert Dalva is an active film editor and is teaching part time at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking.

Kevin Monahan will Host; both Kevin and Karl will answer questions for Premiere Pro/After Effects

Reminder no food or drink will be served, parking is on street only – please secure bicycles or motorbikes away from the Adobe entrance, not on any of the iron gates or railings – this violates needed emergency safety rules.

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EDITORS RETREAT 2018 Atlanta, GA July 25-29 Apply NOW

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Editors Retreat kicks off on July 25th in Atlanta, G.A. The 12th annual event features a 5- day interactive program created for TV, film and video editors. The conference brings together industry visionaries to discuss and share the latest technologies, … Continue reading

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Wed April 25, 2018 SF Cutters Meets in SanFrancisco

Premiere Pro Post NAB Updates

Join SF Cutters, Key Code Media and Adobe for Post Production Workflows

Wed April 25 SF Cutters will gather sponsored and hosted by Key Code Media, and Adobe – We will eat, drink, learn new updates and checkout new innovations in Cloud management of assets, storage systems, Premiere Pro Updates – and if that is not enough there will be some lucky winners of big prizes

Adobe Premiere has taken the post-production community by storm. With new technologies comes new advanced workflows. Key Code Media’s Workflow Consultant Shane Scarbrough and Director of Technology Michael Kammes will take you through the life of a production that goes from a single editor to a multi-creative, multi-disciplined shared ecosystem, built to create video content of the highest quality. It’s a great story and also a great opportunity to mingle with Adobe and other top creatives in the SF community.

Shane and Michael will be joined by Key Code Media President Mike Cavanagh to answer YOUR questions.

Van Bedient, Senior Business Development Manager from Adobe will be demoing the latest and greatest inside Adobe Creative Cloud, including announcements from NAB.

5:30-6:00 Happy Hour
6:00-7:00 Adobe – What’s New?
7:00-7:15 Intermission
7:15-7:45 Key Code Media Workflow and Technology Presentation
7:45-8:10 StorageDNA Presentation
8:10-8:30 Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Presentation
8:30-9:00 Q&A, Prizes

You must be on the list to be admitted – it is FREE so signup and show up


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2018 Seventeeth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet April 10 4:30-11PM at the RIO Hotel Brasilia Room

Join over 1000 Editors, Directors, Producers, PostProduction Pros/Students – as well as top Industry Representatives at the most entertaining, instructional, practical networking gathering on the planet.

Tickets and Details are available NOW online Click this URL

The CPUG NETWORK ( Creative Pro User Group ) gathers in Las Vegas, Amsterdam and other cities as announced once a year – bring together a joyous and yet intense social experience.

Not to be ignored is the generous raffle that offsets the costs of the evening – now with over $100K in value of hardware, software, training, and other useful services that will all be given away at the end of the evening

Arrive Early for the Free Door Giveaway – the first 500 arrivals will receive one ticket for this special opportunity
HP ZBook Studio x2
The World’s most powerful
detachable workstation

Tickets and Details are available NOW online Click this URL

If you are in Las Vegas or attending #NAB Show – get your ticket online in advance as this show usually will sell out.

On the agenda –
Agenda (not in order and subject to change and artist availability)

- A conversation with Dylan Tichenor, ACE
Join Oscar® nominated picture editor Dylan Tichenor on the SuperMeet stage as Dylan talks about his extraordinary career and the craft of film editing. It is expected Dylan will show scenes from some of his past movies and discuss the why and the when to make the cut. Editor and author Steve Hullfish will moderate.

Oscar® Nominated film editor Dylan Tichenor, ACE

Editor : There Will Be Blood, Zero Dark Thirty, Phantom Thread

About Dylan Tichenor ACE
Mr. Tichenor got his start in the craft of editing with editor Geraldine Peroni who brought him on as apprentice editor on Robert Altman’s The Player. Continuing this collaboration he went on to be assistant editor on Short Cuts, Prêt-à-Porter [Ready to Wear], associate editor on Alan Rudolph’s Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, then technical coordinator on Altman’s Kansas City, and finally as co-editor on the documentary Jazz ’34, for which he earned an Emmy nomination. Mr. Tichenor subsequently entered an ongoing collaboration with writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, beginning as post-production supervisor on Sydney [Hard Eight], and then editing the award-winning features Boogie Nights, Magnolia and There Will Be Blood, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Mr. Tichenor’s credits as editor also include Hurlyburly (Tony Drazan), Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan), The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson), Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik), Doubt (John Patrick Shanley), Whip It (Drew Barrymore), The Town (Ben Affleck), Lawless (John Hillcoat), and Zero Dark Thirty(Kathryn Bigelow), which earned him a second Academy nomination. His recent projects have been Child 44 (Daniel Espinosa), Triple 9 (John Hillcoat), American Made (Doug Liman), and Stronger (David Gordon Green). Tichenor’s latest release is another collaboration with director Paul Thomas Anderson, best-picture nominated Phantom Thread.

About Steve Hullfish
Steve Hullfish has been a professional editor for 34 years. He has edited five feature length theatrical films, numerous documentaries and edited The Oprah Winfrey Show for a decade. He has written six books on post production, including his latest, “Art of the Cut: Conversations with Film and TV Editors” (Focal Press, 2017). He has interviewed over 100 of the world’s top editors including practically every living Oscar winner from the last 30 years. He resides in Chicago, IL and trains editors around the world.

- Ask Anything About Resolve – Blackmagic Design – Paul Saccone, Mary Plummer, Peter Chamberlain, Rohit Gupta
An opportunity to ask the designers of DaVinci Resolve at Blackmagic Design your questions about DaVinci Resolve, Fusion or Fairlight Audio. Now is your chance to ask the people behind DaVinci Resolve anything you want about the software.

About Paul Saconne
Paul Saccone is the Senior Director of Marketing at Blackmagic Design and has been working in the post production industry for over 20 years. From 1998 to 2013 Paul worked at Apple and was the Product Manager for Final Cut Pro version 2 through 7, including Final Cut Studio. He is well known as an editorial workflow specialist, public speaker, demo artist, and educator around the world for his dynamic and witty presentations. In addition, Paul has engineered and built multi-user studios and sound stages, complete with large scale data center and dozens of edit, color and audio suites. Paul is also the author of “The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 14”, which is available in English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, German and French from Amazon. Paul is based out of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Ryan and their dogs, Chloe and Gracie.

About Mary Plummer
Mary Plummer is a professional video editor, audio artist and composer with over 25 years experience in video and film production. She has worked on wide range of productions from coast to coast including shorts, PSAs, trailers, music videos, documentary and independent feature films. Between projects, Mary has been a trainer and presenter at major industry trade shows and written over a dozen industry training books including; Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand (all versions), Apple Pro Training Series: Soundtrack, Apple Pro Training Series: Soundtrack Pro, Apple Pro Training Series: Getting Started with Final Cut Studio, Media Composer 6: Part 1 – Editing Essentials (Avid Learning), and created over 24 hours of online Logic Pro X videos for Ripple Training. Mary has recently joined the marketing and training team at Blackmagic Design and is currently writing a new book focused on audio in DaVinci Resolve 14.

About Peter Chamberlain
Peter Chamberlain is the DaVinci Resolve Product Manager at Blackmagic Design and has been working in Film and TV production and post since 1980. Early in his career he edited on and maintained Quad and 1” tape machines, color graded and played 16mm film news stories live to air, and worked in studio, field and outside broadcast productions. As an engineer he established throughout Asia hundreds of edit suites, designed and built post houses and maintained equipment in countless TV stations. After the next 15 years in sales and marketing, Peter joined DaVinci, installed the first DaVinci Resolve in 2005 and he’s been instrumental in Resolve’s development since then. Peter and his wife are based in Singapore, still love to travel, read and experience the magic of cinema.

About Rohit Gupta
Rohit Gupta is the Director of DaVinci Software Engineering at Blackmagic Design, leading the development of DaVinci Resolve. Rohit has been been involved with the development of Resolve since when it started in 2002. Before Resolve, he was the lead developer of the film restoration software Revival. He has a bachelors degree in Computer Science from NTU Singapore. Rohit is based out of Singapore where he lives with his wife and two children. His main interests outside of work are Formula 1 racing, music, TV shows and movies.

- A video by Digital Anarchy -

Adobe Premiere Pro CC – Patrick Palmer
Join Adobe Premiere Pro product manager Patrick Palmer as he reveals new features in Adobe video solutions that provide more power, collaboration, and efficiency to your color, graphics and audio editing workflows. See how integration between Adobe apps and services can help save time and give you the creative power you need to achieve your artistic vision.

About Patrick Palmer
Patrick J. Palmer is the Senior Product Manager for Video Editing at Adobe, responsible for Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder. Before joining Adobe he was COO of IRIDAS. He has helped test, drive, demonstrate, and lead development of products for film and broadcast since 2001. Patrick is an avid photographer and musician and is based near Munich, Germany.

- A video by Red Giant -

- HP/NVIDIA – Reinventing Creative Workflows with HP Workstations and NVIDIA Quadro Graphic – Matt Carson
Learn why Matt is following the advice of Deadpool (Wade Wilson), ‘Don’t make the same mistakes I did. Got it?’ by reinventing creative workflows.

About Matt Carson
Matt Carson, a graduate from the University of Arizona with a BA in Film Studies, has been an Assistant Film Editor for the past 10 years of his career. He grew up around the industry with his father being a Music Editor, and always looked up to him, knowing he wanted to become an Editor as well one day. Matt’s credits include, Film Director Shawn Levy’s The internship, Real Steel, Night at the Museum 3, and Tim Miller’s, Deadpool. Through his experience on such films, he has learned cutting edge technology in both production and post-production and is not only passionate and creative, but willing to tackle any project that comes his way.

- A video by Pond5 -

- The All New frame.io – Emery Wells
frame.io’s CEO will preview ‘The All New Frame.io’ in anticipation of the full release early this summer. The all new Frame.io will set an industry standard with a never-before-seen set of over 150 collaboration tools for content creators.

About Emery Wells
Emery Wells is a filmmaker and entrepreneur who has worked in the computer graphics industry for over 14 years. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform used by over 450,00 media professionals and companies like VICE, BuzzFeed, and Turner Broadcasting. Frame.io was also the recipient of an Apple Design Award at Apple’s 2016 World Wide Developer Conference.

In 2007, Emery founded Katabatic Digital, a boutique post production facility in NYC that pioneered 4K digital cinema services for the post production market. Katabatic grew to offer a wide range of digital services to television and advertising clients and participated in the creation of over 100 Digital Shorts for Saturday Night Live. Prior to starting Katabatic, Emery was an award winning producer and self taught visual effects supervisor.

- A video by Off The Tracks

- Atomos – Jeromy Young
Atomos’s Jeromy Young returns to the SuperMeet stage after a long absence. He has told us he will be announcing the “start of a revolution” with key partners. Furthermore he says, “This is the biggest thing we have ever done, it’s industry changing. It involves software and camera makers alike.”

About Jeromy Young
Jeromy is the founder and CEO of Atomos.

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SF Cutters Online Meetings KICKOFF Mon June 19 and Tues June 20 FREE

Adobe Evangelist Jason Levine Presents for SF Cutters ONLINE June 19/20

SF Cutters First ONLINE Meeting Courtesy of Adobe Systems!

Signup links

Register here for the June 19 Meeting
4:30PM PT/7:30PM ET


Register here for the June 20 Meeting

June 20 7:00PM PT/10:00PM ET


Please invite your members to join us for one of our Live VIP User Group Meetings with Adobe Worldwide Video Evangelist Jason Levine

June 19 4:30PM PT/7:30PM ET


June 20 7:00PM PT/10:00PM ET

Creative Cloud gives you the power to create, collaborate, and streamline your video workflow from start to finish. Jason will show you how dynamic integration between Adobe products deliver powerful performance and efficiency to keep your projects on track and keep you in the creative zone.

Jason will also discuss the latest release of Adobe Video tools announced at NAB, including new features for graphics and titling, animation, polishing audio and sharing assets; support for the latest video formats, such as HDR, VR, and 4K; new integrations with Adobe Stock; and advanced artificial intelligence capabilities powered by Adobe Sensei. In addition, Jason and the product team will be on-hand to answer questions. Please tell us if there is anything specific you would like us to cover.

This is an unlisted YouTube Live event exclusively for our closest user groups, and we will be giving away one annual Creative Cloud membership to a registered attendee in each session.

Both dates will be LIVE and Jason will present the same information – however, the questions will be different depending on participants. A recording will be posted and I will update you on that link

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SFCutters PAST Meeting July 12, 2016 #sanfrancisco

Register online tickets only:

Tues July 12 – last SF Cutters meeting for the summer at 410 Townsend-

ONLY 2 more meetings scheduled – next one is Oct 26
Big Giveaway – Essay Drawing for a After Effects Program of Adobe Video World in Seattle courtesy of Future Media Concepts – Come NETWORK – and hear talks from

Al Mooney Senior Product Manager for #video #editing at #Adobe
Will Cover Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Release

Larry Jordan famed trainer, commentator, and producer
“Getting Business” talk – valuable and proven advice

Adobe Video World SEATTLE www.adobevideoworld.com

Save $100 use code CUT16 when making reservation


Tony Cacciarelli Director of Technical Sales Vitec Videocom – Valuable Tips for Shooters and Editors Working together

Enjoy Motorcycle Tour videos of Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Croatia by SF Cutter Joe Joseph Steiner

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