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:


BorisFX/Imagineer Systems


Signup online:

We only provide tickets online. Prices will go up at midnight on Oct 20


-  Evan Allen IZOTOPE: Lead Product Specialist

Evan will provide an in-depth look at the importance of audio in post and how RX 5 Audio Editor as well as our Suite of products can help users ensure excellent quality.

- Mary Poplin:  Boris FX/Imagineer Systems:

Boris FX presents New Tools for Editing & Effects
Continuum Complete Version 10 with Mary Poplin

-Kevin Jones: Editor of “LIFE AFTER LIFE”

“Organizing for story, tips for surviving the long-haul edit”

With guest Tamara Perkins, producer of Life After Life (

About the film:
As adolescents three boys lost their way. Now, after decades behind bars they struggle to build new lives. Life After Life reveals what their journeys—often measured in small, awkward steps—can teach us about prison, poverty in America, and our own values. Website:


- Kevin Monahan: Support Product Manager for Digital Video Products at Adobe




At Tables Visit with our Speakers PLUS

Katie Carney of Reel Directory and Mike Woodworth Divergent Media: EditReady, Scopebox / Clipwrap


Top Prizes: ( Check REMINDERS and Next Reminder for Full Raffle List )

Full Mocha Pro License MSRP $1495

Full Boris Continuum Complete 10 license MSRP $695-$$1,995 *HOST NLE DEPENDENT

IZOTOPE RX Loudness Control

Thanks to sponsorship from Izotope, BorisFX/Imagineer Systems we will have some special refreshments:

Adding  salads and desert to our Goat Hill Pizza, Beer, Peets Coffee, Tazo Teas, and  Herb/Fruit Infusions.

Many Thanks to you for attending, and following our Social Media!

Super Thanks to Kevin Monahan for Hosting, and Adobe Systems for Gold Sponsorship and Location.

Super Thanks to Blackmagic Design for Gold Sponsorhip.

Major Super Thanks to our SF Cutters Crew: Nanette Rosen, Estelle Gow, Joanne Dorgan, Masako Kalbach, Paul Kalbach, Yurie Goto, Zenske Omi, Joe Steiner, and Dan Janos.

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SF Cutters Welcomes Filmmaker Robin McCain, AJA VIDEO and IMAGINE PRODUCTS Sept 22

Signup online –
BIG CHANCE to WIN 1 Year #Adobe #CreativeCloud – 1 winner

SF Cutters Tues Sept 22 Meeting Welcomes

Robin McCain, AJA, and Imagine Products!


Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription ONE Year – either for new subscribers or Time ADDED on your current subscription

Multiple Copies of Imagine Products HD-VU2, WATCH OFFLOADED CLIPS INSTANTLY

We have not yet heard from AJA about Giveways or Discounts -

so stay tuned for an updated RAFFLE List and Current EVENT INVITES to come.

WE WILL BE AT 601 TOWNSEND FOR TUESDAY SEPT 22, and WEDNESDAY OCT 21 – final meetings for 2015

Doors OPEN AT 6:30 or sooner

Thanks to AJA and Imagine Products for sponsoring refreshments for this meeting

AT Tables VISIT:

AJA: Andy Bellamy, Tery Williams, Julian Ramm

Imagine Products: Mark Hudgins

REEL Directory : Katie Carney

We will have tables for Sept 22 and Oct 21 – if you have a film, a community group, or a product to market – sliding scales for table rentals


Robin McCain

Speaking at SF Cutters Sept 22

SF Cutter and Filmmaker Robin McCain : “All Digital Workflow – Acquisition to Delivery”

Project Case Study Shooting with Canon Vixia / Post Adobe Premiere Pro – Lumetri Color

AJA Product Marketing Manager Andy Bellamy,

” New AJA Updates and the CION CAMERA ”

Andy Bellamy, bio formerly FSE Phosphor, Stereoscopic Consultant for ABC3D and Creative Director for Pro3D – specialist in 3D, PreVis, Production and Post Production

Andy Bellamy is a veteran in PreViz, Production, Post, Delivery and 3D

Imagine Products: Lead Software Engineer Mark Hudgins

Demos HD-VU2

Many Thanks to Adobe Systems for Hosting our Meeting

and to Adobe Systems and Blackmagic Design for yearly support.


#SAN JOSE Tues Nov 17- Sun Nov 23

The Conference is growing every year -


Schedules are Detailed:

Register for Premiere Pro World, Nov 17- Nov 20

After Effects World – Nov 19- Nov 22

or take the entire Conference with a COMBO Pass

CUTTERS15 will save you $150 from any conference option.

Website may be down on Sunday Sept 6 – check back if you have problems.

Fulltime students with current Fall Student ID save even more with EDU15 – students must have a current student ID to confirm status.

If you wish to stay at the Fairmont – reserve early as the block of rooms is limited, and this is the best discount I have found for an area hotel in downtown San Jose. Commuters are welcome – easy access by car, Caltrain, Amtrak, ACE or VTA.

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SF Cutters’ July 23, 2015 Meeting Emmy Award Winning Sound Editor Pat Jackson

REMINDER SIGN UP ONLINE AND EARLY – SET ASIDE THE EVENING. LAST SF Cutters’ Meeting this Summer Pat Jackson, Sound Editor, Prof SFSU Cinema Dept wins Emmy for “Hemingway and Gelhorn” speaking in #SanFrancisco July 23 at SF Cutters

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SF Cutters June 11, 2015 Meeting San Francisco Signup online!

SF Cutters June 11, 2015:
URL for Tickets – please reserve online before arrival

Jeff Foster Adobe Workflow : Aerial Imaging and Editing

Jeff Foster will show us the latest in Aerial imaging and editing with Adobe CC. Everything from beautiful panoramas with Photoshop, ACR and Lightroom to editing with Premiere Pro. He will also show us live video streaming capabilities of some of today’s most advanced prosumer drones, the DJI Inspire 1.

Paul Saccone Blackmagic Design Resolve 12 Color Workflow
Paul Saccone joined Blackmagic Design in January of 2014 as Sr. Director of Product Marketing. Prior to that, he worked at Apple for over 15 years. During his tenure at Apple, Paul spent over 10 years as Product Manager and Director of Marketing for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Studio.

Paul will highlight Blackmagic Design’s recently announced DaVinci Resolve 12, including its new features and functionalities. With more than 80 new features for professional editing and color grading, Paul will provide a demo of Resolve 12’s multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plug-ins, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and much more.


Kanen Flowers THATSTUDIO
Intro to “Panels” new That Studio product delivery

ALSO visit Kanen at his table at the BayArea Supermeet June 26 in
San Jose – tickets and agenda at
save $5 apply promotion code SFCUTTERS before checkout??

Shaun Farley Skywalker Sound : Sound Design for Film

“If we’re doing our job right, you don’t even notice we’ve done it.” This is how many people describe the philosophy behind editing sound for film. Dialog editing takes that sentiment to the furthest extreme possible. Because while the listener can overlook odd sounds that have been added in post, one mistake in the cutting of production dialog will immediately take the viewer out of the scene. Cutting dialog is a lot like trying to solve a puzzle. Shaun will talk about the decision making process that leads to a solution, techniques for eliminating unwanted elements, things you can do in production to save money in post, and how to prep tracks for the mix stage.


Shaun Farley is a sound designer and re-recording mixer. Since completing his Master’s degree at Emerson College in 2004. He has worked for WGBH Boston, Teleproductions International and currently works as a sound editor at Skywalker Sound. Shaun is also a contributing editor on the Designing Sound website and has presented at The Smithsonian, as well as several Audio Engineer Society conventions.


Personal site –
Designing Sound –
Field Recording Interview –
Recap of Smithsonian Presentation -

Popcorn Presentations will be drawn for following the break – bring your business cards if you would like to make a 15 sec mic announcement!

Thanks to Adobe Systems and Blackmagic Design for major Sponsorship

Thanks to our SF Cutters Crew:

Thanks to our Raffle Sponsors -

see detailed listings, products and contact websites below

Doors open 6:30 PM or earlier

for Pizza, Peets and Beer courtesy of Blackmagic Design and Digital Anarchy,

Tables and Networking

Paul Saccone Blackmagic Design

JimTierney Digital Anarchy

Katie Carney Reel Directory

Brennan Richard Maclean Berkeley Film Friends

Check back for Speaker Bios and Talk Descriptions


•LAST ONE – Blackmagic Design RESOLVE 12: Professional Color Finishing and Editing

•ONLY on June 11 Digital Anarchy = Beauty Box and Flicker Free

?• NEW Boris FX returns
with Winners Choice of ONE BCC Unit choose from

Check all the selections out – to make your selection worthwhile and easier – this prize tends to cause greed.

3DObjects ArtLooks BlurandSharpen ColorandTone FilmStyle ImageRestoration KeyandBlend Lights MatchMove Particles
Perspective Stylize Textures TimeTransitions Warp

• RED Giant Software

Universe Premium Lifetime : All Universe Free + Universe Premium Tools for the life of the product

• Imagineer Systems: 1X Mocha Plus : Planar Tracking software

• DigiEffects 1X DigiSuite: Damage, Phenomena, Tweak & Aura


Check out these TUTORIALS:

•PEACHPIT PRESS – ebooks and discount code

“GoPro: Professional Guide to Filmmaking”

by Bradford Schmidt, Brandon Thompson
“Adobe After Effects CC Learn by Video (2014 release)” by JEFF FOSTER
“Adobe After Effects CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release)”by Andrew Faulkner, Brie Gyncild
Discount 35% off (plus free shipping in the U.S.)
Code: SFCUTTERS (simply enter the code during the checkout process
Descriptions: SF Cutters members save 35% on books, eBooks, and videos!
Expires: 12/31/15

• Rampant Design 2X volumes

• 1 X TiffenDFX Standalone Plugin

• “THAT STUDIO” One Bundle Winner’s Choice for

Premiere Pro CC2014, After Effects CC2014 or FCPX

• Noise Industries

• Divergent Media:

2 Xs of EditReady: Quickly transcode any QuickTime file

• 1X 3month Pro Membership – everything in the Library available ON DEMAND

• Focal Press: 2 books
Check back for titles

• New 2015 Reel Directories

• Larry Jordan Training:

2X Larry Jordan Webinars Gift Certificates

1X Larry Jordan Subscriptions Gift Certificate

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SF Cutters Meets Thurs May 21, 2015 – Reserve Tickets NOW

signup online Al Mooney: Adobe Premiere Pro Product Manager Wipster CEO and Founder: Rollo Wenlock Sabereh Kashi, Filmmaker: “Home Yet Faraway” Popcorn Presentations will be drawn for following the break – bring your business cards if you would like … Continue reading

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SF Cutters Thurs March 19 Meeting #SanFrancisco

register online SF Cutters March 19: PremierePro HOT TIPS ,w Gilberto Balderas Filmmaker Bastiaan Koch, ILM VFX Artist goes Mobile Todd Dubnicoff Video “Disease in a Dish – That’s a Mouthful” Doors open 6:30 PM for Refreshments, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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SF Cutters Meets on Oct 23, 2014 in #SanFrancisco

Speakers 7-9:30PM ( Attendees need to have entered the meeting by 7 PM ) Reserve your ticket online click this link: Maureen Gosling: MAUREEN GOSLING has been a documentary filmmaker for more than thirty years and is best … Continue reading

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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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