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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:


Geoffrey Orthwein, SF Cutter FCPX Workflow:

“Bokeh ”

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

Refreshment Sponsors

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:


Ben Yennie :
Co-founder and VP of Biz Dev at

Katie Carney:
Reel Directory

Top SF Cutters Sponsors are
Adobe Video Systems
Blackmagic Design

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SF Cutters3/15 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 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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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! TOP PRIZEs : Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription ONE Year – either for … Continue reading

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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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