An enormous thank you to our friends at ZEISS for making our 11th Anniversary celebration all the more festive by providing a wonderful Mexican food dinner and delicious cake! After our wonderful buffet dinner, Jeffrey Stansfield of Advantage Video Systems and Philip Hodgetts of Lumberjack Systems spoke to the group about the importance of growing your personal brand and gave great examples for their own brands as well as others. It was a fun and informative presentation and was followed up by our delicious anniversary cake and networking. We also had Richard Wright in the house who showcased the latest in connectivity and storage from Other World Computing (OWC) and then we had a presentation from Philip on Lumberjack System’s Builder 2.0. It was fascinating to see how his unique and powerful use of metadata allows editing by using text and keywords. We ended the evening with over $5k in giveaway prizes and some good cheer to take us into the next 11 years!
With NAB fresh on everyone’s minds we took our annual stroll into the our Post NAB Roundup with Laura Pursley, Market Development Manager, Sony Cinema. She gave a great accounting of what we needed to take away from the show including a look at the latest cloud offerings, some software updates and new hardware releases. She also spoke about the importance of community that was fostered at the event as well as the need for us to be vigilant about ensuring panels are diversified and inclusive. It was a thorough look at what happened at the show and what we should keep our eyes open for in the near future. After our networking break we jumped right in with the always enthusiastic Christine Steele. It was wonderful having this talented Adobe Certified Master Trainer back in the house to show us the latest announcements from Adobe from NAB. She took us on a tour of the new features available in Creative Cloud video and audio tools, including Content-Aware Fill in After Effects, Freeform panel in Premiere Pro, and Punch and Roll Recording in Audition and answered many questions. We were in great hands the entire evening with the two awesome ladies!