Archive for category: Past Meetings

February 9, 2011
09 Feb 2011

February 9th, 2011 Meeting

It was great getting into the nuts and bolts of 3D with Senior Applications Editor and Workflow Consultant, Michael Kammes who gave us an inside look into the 3D world. He shared with us concepts, workflows and technologies and what works and what doesn’t.

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January 14, 2011
14 Jan 2011

January 12th, 2011 Meeting

How can we start the year without our favorite FCP Guru, Larry Jordan? This time we came armed with some amazing demos for supercharging our text using something we already have installed – Boris Calligraphy!

And Taz Goldstein from Hand Held Hollywood came to show us how to use our iEverythings in our production and post workflow. It was pretty amazing learning about all those apps for filmmakers. We look forward to having him bring us updates in the future!

December 10, 2010
10 Dec 2010

December 8th, 2010 Meeting

Mary Poplin was in the house showing us some of the amazing things mocha could do! No wonder it’s quickly become the industry’s most popular and powerful stand alone tracking and roto station with over 25,000 registered users worldwide. Thanks to Imagineer Systems for giving away a free license to one of our lucky members!

Streamers’ developer Sean Dougall gave us a peak at the new features in Streamers v3. Figure 53’s Streamers ( offers an inexpensive, streamlined solution for running video, clicks, streamers, and punches, all in one software package with no special hardware or third-party DAW required. Designed from the ground up with scoring, ADR, and Foley in mind, Streamers automates the most common tasks associated with cueing for audio post recordings.

Kurt Oldman was here from Little Pie Music now Particle Engine to share with us his experience using this software when composing.

November 12, 2010
12 Nov 2010

November 10th, 2010 Meeting

Digital Media and Technology Specialist, Scott Carrey, gave us a packed presentation on the world of post production with all the the deliverables we need to know for the web, mobile and handheld devices and beyond. He showed us the evolution that got us to this point and he also shared with us key components that will allow us to successfully navigate the Post Production requirements of this New Media Age.

October 15, 2010
15 Oct 2010

October 13th, 2010 Meeting

Senior Applications Editor and Post Production Workflow Consultant Michael Kammes, shared the four places in post today where encoding is not just important, it’s necessary. He discussed where to avoid codec pitfalls pre, during, and after the edit of your project. In addition, he shared the best practices, recommend hardware and software, and shared workflows for many types of users.


Then Michael Rexford, Vice President of Business Affairs at Universal Music Publishing Group, discussed the rights of songs that are used in films, and how to protect yourself without compromising your artistry. He explained how “fair use” is a defense, not a right and that there is in fact allowance in the U.S. Copyright Act for fair use; however, the factors that are weighed in determining whether fair use is available are vague concepts such as (1) “the purpose and character of the use . . .”, (2) “the nature of the copyrighted work”, (3) “the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole”, and (4) “the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work”. He ended his discussion by answering member’s questions.


He also recommended a few titles of books about the use of music in film, etc. (each book has coverage about that particular subject area):

This Business of MusicT(10th Ed.), by M. William Krasilovsky and Sydney Shemel (published by Billboard Books)

All You Need to Know About the Music Business (7th Ed.), by Donald S. Passman (published by Free Press)

Music, Money and Success (6th Ed.), by Jeffrey Brabec and Todd Brabec (published by Music Sales)