The MUG Event Calendar for March 22: Lots of Final Cut Pro User Groups, Lightroom 3, Automator and More

Mugeventcalendar1010Final Cut Pro User Group activity dominates this week’s MUG Event Calendar.

In California, ProMAX will discuss storage for video editors, making video look like film will be covered, and a film that took 30 days from idea to production wrap will be featured. In Massachusetts, the focus will be on RED commercial production, and a preview of a new FCP plug-in. In Colorado, the presentations will feature CAT DV and CalDigit. And those are just the Final Cut Pro meetings!

Other topics on the agenda this week include cloud computing, AppleScript, Automator, InDesign CS4, Adobe Lightroom, Apple’s Aperture and more.

Email the details of your next meeting to The MUG Center and we’ll get it listed on The MUG Event Calendar and in our weekly Briefing. We want to hear from you.The week’s complete listings include:

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Monday 22-Mar
Tuesday 23-Mar Internet Macintosh Users Group (Australia) – Computing beyond the local hard drive – the world of cloud computing
Upstate Apple Users Group – TBA
Wednesday 24-Mar Denver Final Cut Pro User Group – iComputer presents CAT DV and CalDigit
Boston Final Cut Pro Users Group -RED Commercial Production and Sneak Preview of A New Final Cut Pro Plug-In
Los Angeles Final Cut Pro Users Group – When was the last time you thought about your storage? Storage systems have come a long way and the boys from ProMAX are going to go through a brief technical history and a show and tell on Storage for Video Editors Today. Whether you are still editing on Firewire, have a multi-seat XSAN installation, or are curious about ISCSI, SSD and Light Peak, you will walk away with something you can use from this discussion. Storage is a changing.; Larry Jordan returns and will show some tips and techniques on making your video look like film. ; Less than 7 weeks ago, three young film makers set themselves a unique, and grueling, challenge: to make a 90 minute feature film – from initial concept to end of production – in just 30 days.; Marcin Teodoru, Tom Cole, and Aaron Grasso, had no crew, no budget, and no script, just an intense collective of energy, enthusiasm, and talent. They managed to rally over 70 industry professionals for the production and on December 20, 2009, 30 days after announcing the challenge on their website, they wrapped production on “Closure”, starring Victor Browne, Stephanie Drapeau and Kevin Sizemore. “Closure”, shot on RED, is a dark tale of revenge and redemption. The team is currently in the middle of editing the feature. They will talk about the making of the film and show an exclusive clip from the movie.
Macintosh Users East (Canada) – AppleScript and Automator; Time Machine
Macintosh Users Group of Delaware – MoibleMe Gallery App for iPhone and iPod Touch
Palm Beach Phoenix Apple User Group – TBA
Thursday 25-Mar Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group – InDesign CS4’s Tips, Tricks and Timesavers for Everyday Use
Central Victorian Macintosh Users (Australia) – Optimising Movies
Friday 26-Mar
Saturday 27-Mar

MACtreff Dusseldorf (Germany) – Der MAC (nicht nur) f¸r Einsteige

Washington Apple Pi – Automator – What is it, and what can it do for you?
Senior Macintosh Users Group – Using the Dock, Expose and Spotlight
Northeast Ohio Apple Corps – Face Off: Adobe’s Lightroom and Apple’s Aperture 3
Huntsville Macintosh Users Group – TBA

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