After Effects World Seattle, July 26-28 REGISTER NOW for Best Air/Hotel Rates

Future Media Concepts' After Effects World Seattle

After Effects World kicks off in Seattle, July 26-28.

If you want to learn more about the award winning motion design software, Adobe After Effects, you won’t want to miss the 3-day training event geared towards motion designers and animators. The conference features technical and creative sessions in motion graphics, visual effects, 3D design and more!

Full 3-Day Conference Pass – $895!

Full 3-Day Conference Pass & Recording Bundle – $980

Register Now to save to find your best deals on Air and Hotel ( not included )

Students, faculty, and government professionals can save 15%.

To redeem your discounts, email Event Manager, Daniel Amaro,

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April 30th SF Cutters Wrapup

We had a great time! Look for the signup for the next meeting. Enjoy these images, courtesy of Yuri Goto Manning. Sharing some links from Adobe on the new features that were covered by PremierePro Co-Manager Francis Crossman. Stay Tuned here and on Facebook and Twitter @sfcutters for news about Vincent Cortez Mitchell Street Pictures and all our SF Cutters work and news.

Adobe Help Links




Essential Sound Panel

Essential Graphics Panel

Creative Cloud Updates

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SF Cutters San Francisco Meeting Tues April 30 6:30PM

SF Cutters Meeting Tuesday April 30, 2019

Meeting Registration is FREE, but you must be registered under your own name to enter the meeting.

Eventbrite is our Meeting Registration Manager – Click on this link to register and receive updates

We are VERY Pleased to have TWO Local Bay Area Filmmakers Presenting, Francis Crossman, Vincent Cortez and Kevin Monahan Hosting for our Sponsor Adobe Systems at 601 Townsend, in San Francisco

Francis Crossman

F. Crossman Speaker at SF Cutters April 30, 2019

F. Crossman Speaker at SF Cutters April 30, 2019

FRANCIS CROSSMAN is currently a Software Quality Engineer with Adobe working on the Premiere Pro Color Team. You may have enjoyed his work as Senior Video Editor for the San Francisco Opera for ten years

Francis will be presenting Adobe Announcements from NAB for PremierePro – he has been creating the videos that you will see online and at NAB.

Feel free to bring questions about PremierePro or your work or about Francis’ experience.

Vincent Cortez of Mitchell Street Pictures

Vincent Cortez of Mitchell Street Pictures

Vincent Cortez Mitchell Street Pictures

Writer | Director | Producer | Editor | Composer

Vincent Cortez is an Oakland CA based filmmaker who became passionate about storytelling in his youth and developed his craft as he grew. After graduating from SFSU’s Cinema Program, he launched his own company, Mitchell Street Pictures, where he focused on directing content that is diverse and compelling. His short films have been distributed internationally on both big and small screens, including his short film “Dad” which was picked up by PBS and “Darkness of Night” which premiered on El Rey Network. Besides his work directing, Vincent has also functioned as a writer, producer, editor and composer on various projects.

Focusing on universal themes, Vincent has created high-concept/low-budget films that blend and cross genres, with character and story at the forefront. His desire to tell inclusive stories that represent people-of-color and women authentically stem from his Latino culture and his background growing up in a multi-cultural community. In addition to narrative films, Vincent has worked on corporate and commercial projects with clients ranging from Google to Samsung.

Vincent will be screening a short work in progress “The Lost” and give a talk about his process, plus Q and A.

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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 : 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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2019 Post/Production World Conference at #NABSHOW

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 (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 DISCOUNT CODE – MUST ENTER AND APPLY WHEN … Continue reading

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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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