#FCPX CREATIVE SUMMIT in #Cupertino, CA Oct 27-29, 2017 http://www.fcpxcreativesummit.com/

Join the NEXT Big Revolution in #PostProduction

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Last Days to Sign up: PostProduction World goes ONLINE THIS WEEK 6/22-24

Attend 3 days of live interactive sessions on emerging trends, production, post-production and motion graphics.

Register here: http://ow.ly/stnI30bQzOD

Ask questions – meet other editors and instructors online

Have ACCESS to all recorded sessions for

PostProduction World with Discount Code

Register NOW June 22-24

SAVE 10% USE our code SFC17 and share it with colleagues and friends


Check discounts for TEACHERS and STUDENTS, PostProduction World Las Vegas and Future Media Concepts Alumni


41 LIVE 90 Minute Sessions  Schedule GRID http://www.ppw-online.com/schedule/

16 TOP WORLD CLASS Instructors    http://www.ppw-online.com/speakers/

Live INTERACTIVE WEB Delivery – ask questions – network with attendees from around the world

90 Days to review or view all session recordings – for the first time  have FULL REPLAY included!

NO LONGER feel “left out” when you have two or more sessions you want to see scheduled at the same time – you have REPLAY!

attend from any internet connection!


Register now to receive full benefit – and Registration accepted thru the Online Training

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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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Post|Production World Online is now on June 22 – 24!

New DATES for PostProduction World ONLINE !

More time to join! Post|Production World Online is now on June 22 – 24! Attend 3 days of live interactive sessions on emerging trends, production, post-production and motion graphics.

Register here: http://ow.ly/stnI30bQzOD
Ask questions – meet other editors and instructors online

Have ACCESS to all recorded sessions for 90 DAYS!

SAVE 10% USE our code SFC17 and share it with colleagues and friends

Check discounts for TEACHERS and STUDENTS, PostProduction World Las Vegas and Future Media Concepts Alumni


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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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SF Cutters June 21 Meeting SanFrancisco

Special thanks to our Continuing Gold Sponsors Adobe Systems and Blackmagic Design
Meeting Sponsors for Refreshments June 21 Blackmagic Design, and PremiumBeat and RocketStock


We have limited seating, and we do not provide tickets at the door.

Special Top June Giveaways:

One Full Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio Version
HUGE BOX of Goodies from PremiumBeat and RocketStock
One Year GenArts Sapphire Plugins Subscription
One Year Imagineer Systems Mocha Pro 5 Subscription
ONE PASS TO Premiere Pro Program of Adobe Video World SEATTLE

Stay Tuned – Adobe Video World in SEATTLE Sept 27-Oct 2
Adobe Premiere Pro Program Sept 27-Sept 30 Pass June 21 Meeting
and Adobe After Effects Program Pass Sept 29-Oct 2 at July 12 meetings

TABLES: Social Time : Pizza, Salad and Cold Drinks
Blackmagic Design Cameras and Video Support:
Dan May President, Chris Cusimano Video Producer, and Joshua Helling
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Demo and one on one with Paul Saccone

Reel Directory: Katie Carney – get a Directory, sign up for a listing

Speakers and Special Video Presentations
PremiumBeat and RocketStock Videos

Chris Martin

Chris Martin has been involved with the craft of color correction in San Francisco since the mid 1990’s. Chris had worked as a colorist at Riot Pictures in Los Angeles before returning to San Francisco to serve as senior colorist at Retina. In 2005, Chris joined Spy Post as the senior colorist. In 2009 Spy Post was acquired by FotoKem. After spending the first 12 years coloring mostly in a film based workflow for broadcast, Chris now spends most of his time coloring digital cinema camera based workflows for both broadcast and theatrical DI.

Chris is currently working on a freelance basis out of both NTropic and Mission Film and Design both in San Francisco. Please be encouraged to engage Chris for your next project.

In this presentation, Chris will highlight his work on Muscle Milk’s “Stronger Everyday Steph Curry” commercial currently airing during the NBA playoffs, which was conformed and colored at Spy Post using DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio. Many of DaVinci Resolve Studio’s color tools were put to good use to achieve the final look and maintain a consistent color grade. Chris will also cover the process of conforming and media management using Resolve’s editorial tools.

Paul Saccone

Paul Saccone is a Senior Director of Marketing at Blackmagic Design. With more than 15 years experience in technology for professional film, television and commercial video production, Paul is a production and post-production workflow specialist, including large scale data-center and infrastructure technology for high-performance multi-user studios. Prior to Blackmagic Design, Paul developed, built and managed world-class internal production studios for the Marketing & Communications group at Apple.

In this presentation, Paul will demo DaVinci Resolve 12.5, which is a massive update with more than 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is designed to make it easier for professional editors and colorists to work faster and have more creative options than ever before. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 includes major additions to the editing toolset, as well as new and enhanced color features, including improved HDR support, and powerful new effects.

Frank Slodysko: “Absinthe Tastes on a Coffee Budget, Workflow for The Green Fairy”

Recently completed, “The Green Fairy”
, is one of Frank Slodysko’s most recent editorial narrative documentaries. Premiered at Sundance, and more recently at Cannes, Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, and soon The World’s Steampunk Fair in Piscataway,NJ, the feature length doc may be categorized as a psycho-fantasy-narrative documentary. In recreated scenes the film captures the world of the “absinthe circles” of the European literary, and cultural scene of the late 19th Century, including a remarkable scene of Oscar Wilde’s last moments. The history covers how the myth of the absinthe induced hallucinations came about, and the REAL reason why absinthe was banned.

From a technical standpoint, the film was edited in Premiere, After Effects and Audition –the entire editorial process was done strictly within Creative Cloud. iZoptope plugins were used to clean up some of the production audio–no ADR was done on this film.

The special effects were done in Nuke. The music was composed in Ohio by Jerome Dillon, former drummer of Nine Inch Nails, using ProTools. Color was done at Technicolor in Los Angeles.
The film was made for about $250,000, but when people guess, they estimate no lower than 1.5 million.

Born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Frank moved to San Francisco in 2002 to study film at the Academy of Art University, lasting all of three semesters before dropping out and starting freelance work. Since then, Frank has worked with many other filmmakers in all different avenues, and now continues honing his art while living in the city. A multiple award-winner not just for editing but also for sound design, Frank is currently promoting his latest feature, The Green Fairy, while preparing to edit a new nature film from Richard Grieco, currently in production, all while also supporting a local event webcasting company, known for producing TedX events, with media management, video archival methods, and livestream consulting.

RAFFLE – Over $4,000 in value

TOP PRIZE Blackmagic Design DaVINCI Resolve https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/
giveaways for the evening
RETURNING SPONSORS : GenARTS : One year subscription Sapphire Plugins

Premium plugin suite of 250+ effects, transitions, and preset looks used for broadcast, film, and advertising

Premium Beat Royalty Free Music and Sound Effects and

Rocketstock : Royalty Free After Effects Templates
ONE HUGE BOX – Cool Stuff- Mugs, T-Shirts and Moleskins

Premium Beat $100 Voucher
RocketStock $50 Voucher

1 BorisFX BCC Unit http://www.borisfx.com/products/
Image Restoration https://www.borisfx.com/products/continuum-units/image-restoration/

Instantly fix flickering footage
Reduce noise and remove damaged pixels
Apply digital makeup
Correct fish-eye lens distortion
Includes 12 filters & 75+ presets
Cross-host license

Compatibility: Adobe After Affects, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, FCP X (Motion 5), Resolve, and Sony Vegas Pro

Imagineer Systems:
One Year Imagineer Systems Mocha Pro 5 Subscription

Stream 4 hours of Training: Fundamentals of Mocha for Free


DIGIEFFECTS http://www.digieffects.com/
1 DigiSuite Suite of VFX software: Damage, Phenomena, Tweak and Aura
1 Video Wall: animate your wall or flatscreen a multitude of ways, images and clips

DIVERGENT MEDIA http://www.divergentmedia.com/
1 ScopeBox: Monitoring, Scopes, Capture http://www.divergentmedia.com/scopebox

iZotope: Boxed RX 5:
The professional’s choice for rescuing audio

Moviola Learning : ONE Three Month Subscription to EVERYTHING


Free LIVE Seminars every Tues and Free previously Live Seminar TBT every Thurs

Rampant Design Tools 2 X 1 DOWNLOADABLE Volume – http://rampantdesigntools.com/products/

Visual Effects, Transitions, Design Element Packages

Redgiant Software: Shooter Suite 13 http://www.redgiant.com/products/shooter-suite/

PLURALEYES 4.O, Offload 1.0, Instant 4K, Frames 1.1

“Bring your footage from set to post with confidence”
Red Giant Shooter Suite is a set of tools that gives you the freedom
to shoot the way you want, with the confidence that your footage
will make it from your camera to the editing timeline safe,
sound and in sync.


• Adobe Video World in SEATTLE http://www.adobevideoworld.com/

Premiere Pro Program Sept 27-30 After Effects Program Sept 29-Oct 2

and FCPX Summit In Cupertino www.fcpxcreativesummit.com Oct 27-30

by Future Media Concepts – stay tuned for discount codes to both conferences, all 3 programs

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SF Cutters Meeting in #SanFrancisco May 17

Poster for the film "Bokeh"

bokeh /bo?k?/ (boke-uh) noun The visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, esp. as rendered by a particular lens.

Two SF Cutter Editors and Two Top Industry Presenters


NO Tickets at the Door

Reserve your spot by clicking this link and reserving


LOCATION – 410 Townsend -Doors Open 6:15
see confirmation message or the Google Map

Schedule: 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM

Jason Wolos, SF Cutter PremierePro Workflow:

“Trattoria” http://trattoriathemovie.com/

Geoffrey Orthwein, SF Cutter FCPX Workflow:

“Bokeh ” http://www.bokehthemovie.com/

Colin Anderson, US Business Manager
AXLE VIDEO Radically SIMPLE Media Management:

Refreshment Sponsors www.axlevideo.com

Durin Gleaves,
Adobe Audition Product Manager:
Premiere and Audition, Post-Production Workflow

AT Tables in Mission Dolores: Arrival – Midbreak :
Arrive EARLY for REFRESHMENTS and Meetup with:

AXLE VIDEO www.axlevideo.com

Ben Yennie :
Co-founder and VP of Biz Dev at
ProductionNext http://www.productionnext.com/

Katie Carney:
Reel Directory http://www.reeldirectory.com/

Top SF Cutters Sponsors are
Adobe Video Systems
Blackmagic Design

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SF Cutters3/15, 2016 Marco Solorio,Blackmagic Team, Kevin Monahan, Matt Silverman

SF Cutters Anniversary Meeting: Special Giveaway – 1 license of Blackmagic Resolve software SIGN UP: Just a FEW Remaining Tickets – available only ONLINE https://sfcuttersmarch15marcosolorio.eventbrite.com Doors Open at 6:30 for Pizza, Hummus Dips, Sweet Adeline Cookies, Beer Coffee, Tea and … Continue reading

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SF Cutters Feb 16 Welcomes Director Anthony Lucero NEW LOCATION

East Side Sushi Poster

Doors Open at 6:30 for Pizza, Coffee, Tea and Herb/Fruit infused Filtered Waters NEW LOCATION 410 Townsend Speakers begin at 7:10 SF Cutters starts 2016 with EAST Side Sushi : Producer Director Anthony Lucerothe return of SF Cutter Anthony Lucero … Continue reading

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Wednesday, Oct 21: Huge Final 2015 SF Cutters Meeting

YES we are ending the year at 601 Townsend a little early. Our usual digs will be RENOVATED soon. So let’s show up, tell our friends and be on time. Outstanding Giveaways from our Meeting sponsors: Izotope BorisFX/Imagineer Systems OWC … Continue reading

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