Sunday, April 28, 2002

Friday, April 26, 2002

Macworld: Final Cut Pro 3
Final Cut Pro 3 is a first-rate sequel, and the only choice for day-in and day-out video production.

Thursday, April 25, 2002

Thursday, April 18, 2002 :: Embrace and Extend
Boston Final Cut Pro Users Group Meeting - TONIGHT
7:00 PM Wong Auditorium MIT Cambridge
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2002.

Cool News! We'll be raffling off another copy of Final Cut Pro 3. We're asking for a $5 donation (give what you can), which includes 5 tickets to the Big Dig Raffle. And, in an effort to streamiline our event we will be merging the Big Dig Raffle and our Questions from the Hat together. Ask a question, win a prize!

What's in store for April? Our next meeting is going to be a post-NAB EVENT. Our "Man About Town" Tim Wilson will discuss what's new with BorisFX and demo the AMAZING new title 3d generator in FCP 3. Local FCP guru David Bigelow will focus on what's NEW at NAB and will present his 8 minute short, "5 Days to Sunday," filmed in 24P HDCAM and edited on FCP. And Don Berube from Canon USA will join forces with Focus Enhancements and Lacie to show how you can now CAPTURE WHILE YOU SHOOT by recording directly to a FireWire PocketDrive on the Canon Xl1S camera with the new portable FireStore.

We are also very pleased to announce that local indie filmmaker MARLO PORAS will join us. Marlo recently completed "Mai's America," a feature documentary edited in FCP and which recently won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the South by Southwest Film Festival. "Mai's America" will air nationally on PBS' P.O.V. series in August, and will be screened at the upcoming New England Film and Video Festival and Visions du Reel in Nyon, Switzerland (complete schedule at ( Marlo will show excerpts from her film and discuss the DV filmmaking process in a SPECIAL DV roundtable panel with Tim Wilson, author Charles Roberts, David Bigelow, and indie filmmaker Lorre Fritchy (

And don't forget the Big Dig Raffle, featuring a copy of Final Cut Pro 3!

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

iFilm Festival to honor student-made flicks.
There's an iFilm Festival being planned for students in grades 8-12 that will showcase digital movies made with iMovie or Final Cut Pro.

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

DV - Broadcast Production.
Magic Bullet Makes DV Look Like Film.
The Magic Bullet technology -- which has been used in such projects as Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky and the Cher video "Song for the Lonely" -- will be available initially as a suite of five plug-ins for Adobe After Effects, offering film and broadcast post professionals, visual effects artists and independent filmmakers finishing tools to make material originated on digital video exhibit all the characteristics of celluloid film.

Tuesday, April 09, 2002

Tips, Tricks Abound at DV Workshop.
Do an initial lens-cap-on recording of every new tape in VTR mode to lay down a black background and avoid timecode burps."

Saturday, April 06, 2002

Scary Amateur Film Lands Makers In Jail.
Five people face charges in connection with an amateur film made of an attack on a 19-year-old woman.
This is why getting a release form signed is important.

Friday, April 05, 2002

Boston Comedy Festival Funny Film Fest: Call for entries.
Formac - studio DV/TV.
Formac studio provides input and output for Composite Video (RCA), S-Video, Stereo Audio and two FireWire ports.
Better Templates for iPhoto's BetterHTMLExport .
BetterHTMLExport, at version 1.3 at time of writing, provides significant improvements over the built-in HTMLExport filter, including the option for you to create your own templates.
The Omni Group: Applications: OmniWeb