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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East Side Sushi Poster

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SF Cutters Thurs March 19, 2015 Meeting #SanFrancisco

register online https://sfcuttersmar192015.eventbrite.com SF Cutters March 19: PremierePro HOT TIPS ,w Gilberto Balderas Filmmaker Bastiaan Koch, ILM VFX Artist Pixelflow.com goes Mobile http://www.pixelflow.com/ Todd Dubnicoff Video “Disease in a Dish – That’s a Mouthful” Doors open 6:30 PM for Refreshments, … Continue reading

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