December 14th, 2011 Meeting

What a great way to end the year! We held our meeting downstairs for the first time in the conference room adjacent to the café which kept us nice and close to the amazing smoothies and handcrafted lattes they make to order!

Scott Kase, of with his over 20 years of experience in buying and selling equipment shared some really interesting and surprising tips for getting the most out of our gear and how you can keep the resale value up by choosing the best brands and models that allow you to trade-in or trade-up at a future date. We all seemed kind of surprised that beta tape was still popular so we know there where more than a few of us that went home and dug through our closets!

And then due to a last minute change we had Will Harris fill in for Dean Schrim Courtesy of Motion Media, demoing creative finishing with Smoke for Mac. This all-in-one creative toolset offers editorial, conforming, color correction, paint, titling, and 3D visual effects. Talk about eye candy! Watching Will demo some of the 3D effects was mesmerizing and it’s always great to learn about other editing and finishing platforms and choices that are out there!