Over 600 Attendees Flock to the First Final Cut Pro SuperMeet in London

Final Cut Pro Users GroupThe first annual Final Cut Pro SuperMeet, held in London on June 25, drew over 600 digital filmmakers and Final Cut Pro (FCP) enthusiasts to the Kensington Conference Centre.

“This was our first standalone SuperMeet not tied to a trade show and to be honest, we were a bit concerned about the turnout,” said Michael Horton, head of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group and SuperMeet co-producer. “But the London production and post-production community came through and supported this event way beyond our expectations.”

“It showed us once again how much these SuperMeets matter to digital filmmakers,” added Daniel Berube, head of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group and SuperMeet co-producer. “Clearly, this SuperMeet was well-timed and very well-received and enjoyed by those in attendance.”The London SuperMeet featured camera demos from UK filmmaker Philip Bloom and post-production workflows from Adobe’s Jason Levine, Digital Heaven’s Martin Baker and Space Digital’s Simon Blackledge and Gary Kelly. Legendary film and sound editor Walter Murch gave an engaging talk on his latest editorial work with Final Cut Pro on Francis Ford Coppola’s newest film, “Tetro.”

“SuperMeets are user-driven events and as such we strive our best to bring to the stage a dynamic range of users working with the various hardware and software we all use in our industry,” added Berube.

In addition to the large crowd in attendance at the London SuperMeet, over a dozen companies were present to show off their wares and solutions in what the SuperMeet organizers refer to as the “FCP Showcase.”

“The London SuperMeet gave us the chance to speak directly with editors, producers and filmmakers in a relaxed, informal environment,” stated Liz Cox, Marketing Communications Manager for JVC Professional Europe Ltd. “With engaging presentations and speakers on the main stage, combined with the chance to demonstrate our products fully, the London SuperMeet worked really well for us.”

“We can’t do these SuperMeets without these companies,” added Horton. “They are the ones who pay for these events and keep it affordable for the attendees. We can’t say enough about their generosity, let alone the quality of their products and their ability to solve our production and post-related issues in our community. The FCP Showcase is a huge part of these SuperMeets and we are grateful to all of the companies who participate.”

Michael Horton and Dan Berube were guests on MacVoices #977, talking about the preparations for the London FCP SuperMeet

The next SuperMeet is scheduled for Amsterdam on September 13. Complete information on location, tickets and more is available on the Final Cut Pro User Group Network web site.

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