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Fifteenth Annual CPUG Las Vegas SuperMeet

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Fifteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7PM - 11PM
(doors open at 4:30PM for SuperMeet Digital Showcase. SuperMeet begins at 7:00PM)
at the RIO Hotel - Pavillion Ballroom
(Visit the archived 2015 Fourteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet)


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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12 System (includes Resolve Software and Control Surface)

Blackmagic Design -
($29,995 Total value)

Empower your creative boundaries with the Z840 Workstation built for your filmmaking, VFX, animation, and video/film editing needs. Get a chance to win an HP Z840 powered by NVIDIA® Quadro® M5000 graphics, dual 8-core Intel® Xeon® processors for a total of 16 cores, 64GB RAM, and a blazing fast 1 TB HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro. Learn more: hp.com/go/filmandvideo
- PLUS -
HP Z32x DreamColor UHD Display:

Go big or go home with the HP Z32x DreamColor 31.5-inch Display, which delivers a staggering 8 million pixels, 4K UHD resolution, and award winning HP DreamColor technology. The HP Z32x UHD Display is ideal for a wide range of color workflows, including animation, visual effects, post-production, digital photography, and digital pre-press. Get exceptional, consistent 10-bit color precision, out-of-the-box color calibration, and sRGB, BT709, and Adobe® RGB coverage from HP DreamColor technology. Learn more: hp.com/go/dreamcolor
($15,000 Total Value)

*Limit one FREE ticket per person - limited to first 500 people thru door before 6PM

Adobe Creative Cloud Membership

Avid Media Composer
($1,299 value)

The Foundry
The Foundry Production Collective
The Foundry
($9,995 total value)

HP Powered by NVIDIA
NVIDIA® Quadro® M6000 workstation graphics card with 24GB of memory
($4,999 value)

2 x Blackmagic Video Assist 4K Professional Monitor Recorder
Blackmagic Design
($1790 Total Value

2 x Blackmagic Duplicator 4K
Blackmagic Design
($3990 total value)

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio
2 x DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio
Blackmagic Design

($1,990 total value)

Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera
2 x Micro Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design

($1,990 total value)

Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 Studio
2 x Fusion 8 Studio
Blackmagic Design

($1,990 total value)

Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design

(Stay Tune for total value!)

Atomos Shogun Flame
Atomos Shogun Flame
($1,695 value)

2 x copies of 360VR Toolbox
Dashwood Cinema Solutions
($2,398 total value)

OWC 16TB ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 Edition
($1199 value)

FayIN Fully integrated matchmoving plugin for Adobe® After Effects® CC

($1,625 total Value)

iZotope RX 5
10 x iZotope RX 5 Standard Complete Audio Repair

$3,490 Total value)

iZotope RX Plug in Pack
20 x iZotope RX Plug in Pack

$2,580 Total value)

2 x permanent Sapphire 9 licenses
($3,398 total value)

Telestream SuperPackage:
Episode Pro
Wirecast Pro Live


($2,083 total Value)

ATTO Technology
ATTO ThunderStream 4808 ThunderboltTM enabled RAID Device
ATTO Technology
($1,295 total value)

Future Media Concepts
Certificate for any three day editing class at Future Media Concepts
Future Media Concepts
($1,495 total value)

Drobo 5D
DROBO 5D - holds up to 5 drives and connects via Thunderbolt or USB 3 (user's choice)
($699 value)

Boinx Software
2 x mimoLive 3 year Commercial Licenses
Boinx Software
($2,798 total value)

Boinx Software
3 x FotoMagico 5
Boinx Software
($198 total value)

5 x KeyFlow Pro licenses
KeyFlow Pro
($1495 total value)

10 x DigiSuite V3 + Video Wall
for AE & CC - Digieffects
($4000 total value)

Imagineer Systems
1 x Mocha Pro
Imagineer Systems
($1,495 value)

Boris FX
Boris Continuum Complete Plug-ins

($1,695 value)

2 x Beauty Box Video
2 x Flicker Free
2 x Light Wrap Fantastic
Digital Anarchy
($834 total value)

2 x Magic Bullet Suite
Red Giant
(Total Value $1598)

2 x Shooter Suite
Red Giant
(Total Value $798)

Cinema 4D R17 Broadcast
Maxon ($1695 value)

Copy of CineXinsert
($1495 value)

Loudness Toolkit 2
Nugen Audio
($949 value)

FX Factory Proudly Sponsors the Las Vegas SuperMeet
2 x Copies of FX Factory Pro
FX Factory
($698 total value)

Flanders Scientific
$500 ShopFSI.com Gift Certificate
Flanders Scientific Inc.
($500 value)

2 x $250 Gift Certificate

($500 value)

B&H Photo
2 x $250 Gift Certificates
B&H Photo

($500 value)

Effections bundle of all our product for the platform of your choice
RE:Vision Efects

($1199.95 value)

SEVERAL OWC Thunderbolt Cables
(TBA value)

CoreMelt Everything Bundle
V2 Plugin Set + SliceX + TrackX +
Lock & Load - CoreMelt
($299 value)

CoreMelt SliceX + TrackX
Bundle -
($199 total value)

Lock & Load
($99.00 Value)

iLED-MA | Micro Flood Light
($49.95 Value)

iLED-MS | Micro Spot On-Camera Light
($49.95 Value)

3 x $200 PremiumBeat Credit
($600 total value)

Color Finale
10 x copies of Color Finale
Color Grading Central
($990 total Value)

3 x $150 RocketStock Credit
($450 total value)

Two hours of 1:1 FCPX remote
workflow consultation

($250 value)

5 x $100 certificates for Stock
Footage of your choice
($500 total value)

2x Logic Keyboards and
2x Logic Skins -

Logic Keyboard
($330 total Value)




Eventbrite - Fifteenth Annual CPUG Las Vegas SuperMeet

Mingle, Network, Enjoy a few cocktails and party with industry peers while learning latest trends in collaborative editing workflows! Be a Part of the Fifteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet Community at the RIO HOTEL LAS VEGAS! Join us as we celebrate the Fifteenth Anniversary of SuperMeets!

Join the Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network), including BOSCPUG, LACPUG, SF Cutters, New York MoPictive, CHICPUG, District Digital Creatives and collaborative video user groups around the Globe in Las Vegas for the largest gathering of creative and collaborative editors, Adobe, Avid, Final Cut Pro and Autodesk gurus, collaborative Digital Storytellers and Filmmakers in Las Vegas in 2016!

SuperMeets provide the postproduction and broadcast community an opportunity to not only learn about latest technology trends, but to network and share industry news and opportunities in a social setting that is both educational, exciting and fun!

  • Where? - Rio Hotel Las Vegas
    Pavillion Ballroom
    3700 W. Flamingo Road
    Las Vegas, NV  89103
    Free Shuttle Service to Rio every 30 minutes from Harrahs, Paris, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Bally's. Click HERE for map.
  • When? - Tuesday, April 19, 4:30PM - 11:00PM (Doors open 4:30PM)
  • How Much? - $15.00 General Admission and $10.00 for Student and Teachers
  • Admission includes 2 raffle tickets per person.
  • Any raffle prizes? - Of course! $2.00 per raffle ticket or 3 for $5.00
  • Who should attend? - Digital Content Creators who work on a Mac and anyone and everyone who wants to learn something and meet people that are smarter than them.
  • Food and Drink? - Food (free) and Cash Bar will be available.
  • What's on the Agenda?- Download the SuperMeet agenda HERE

- "Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve" - Alexis Van Hurkman
It's SuperSecret. Presentation description coming soon.

Alexis Van HurkmanAbout Alexis Van Hurkman
In Alex's words: "I divide my time working as a writer, director, and colorist. Based in Manhattan, I do color correction for a wide variety of broadcast programming, narrative and documentary features and shorts, spots, and experimental subjects. I’ve color-corrected programs that have aired on The History Channel, The Learning Channel, BBC Four, and WNET; features and shorts I’ve graded have played at the Telluride, Sundance, Tribeca, Hamptons, and Amsterdam film festivals, among many others; video art pieces I’ve worked on have been exhibited at the NYC Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Whitney Museum of American Art, and San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. You can check my IMDB listing to see my latest specific credits."

- New Frontiers In Filmmaking - Rob Legato and Jeff Wood
In this session, Academy Award-winning VFX Supervisor Rob Legato talks about one of the most technologically advanced films ever made – The Jungle Book. Drawing on this experience and others, Rob will share the secrets of his creative process that helped him and his team reinvent the film production pipeline. In addition to his career in visual effects, Rob is also an experienced director, director of photography and colorist.

Rob LegatoAbout Rob Legato
Rob Legato is a two-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor and second unit director of photography. He won his first Academy Award for his work on Titanic, and his second for Hugo. Rob’s contributions to the film industry have been countless, and he continues to amaze audiences with engaging visual experiences, from his work on Avatar to the upcoming The Jungle Book movie

Jeff WoodAbout Jeff Wood
Jeff Wood is Vice President and General Manager, Global Head of Workstations & Thin Clients, part of HP’s Personal Systems. In this role, he is responsible for business, innovation, and product strategy & execution, including Product Development, Product Management, and go-to-market strategy across the Workstations & Thin Clients business worldwide.

Prior to this role, Wood was Vice President of Global Product Management for the Workstations and Thin Client business. His responsibilities included Worldwide Workstation and Thin Client product strategy, product roadmap development, lifecycle management, and new product launch execution. During this time, the HP Workstation team has achieved No. 1 and sustained worldwide market share while delivering industry-leading quality, performance and innovation while driving profitability growth.

Wood holds a bachelor's degree in computer science with a minor in math from Colorado State University.

- OWC: VR is All About Gobs of Data - Chris Haeffner and Lewis Smithingham
To introduce a new flexible, economic storage solution for today‚s post/post production users, Lewis Smithingham, producer/editor/VR filmmaker and CTO + VR Specialist at 30 Ninjas, will join OWC Digital's Chris Haeffner to discuss the capture, production and storage challenges encountered in his latest project with Doug Liman.  The VR series, Invisible, is in the middle of production and is scheduled for release later this year. Smithingham has gained international recognition for his early adoption of VR film production, his unique approach to capturing as much content as possible and mastering a new, evolving workflow.  The important part of the project is how to save, work with 400-500TB of project content.

About Chris Haeffner
Chris started his 12 year career with OWC in technical sales and support. He quickly establishing himself as the mass storage specialist and became a driving force behind OWC's continued expansion into SMB and enterprise level storage, most recently, with the OWC Jupiter product line. In addition to development of high-level storage, Chris also adapts SMB enterprise storage concepts for the consumer/mainstream markets and drives the expansion of OWC's product testing and quality control procedures. Chris earned his Bachelors of Arts from Western Illinois University.

About Lewis Smithingham
Lewis Smithingham is a filmmaker who lives in New York City. He has gained international recognition for his early adoption of VR film production having shot a number of projects with Nokia’s OZO as well as work with Phantom, Jaunt and custom rigs.  He is the CTO + VR Specialist at 30 Ninjas, and most recently was VR and Post Production Supervisor for Doug Liman’s (EDGE OF TOMORROW, THE BOURNE IDENTITY) VR series INVISABLE which will be released later this year.   He has released a number of films and videos that have received international distribution and have aired on music video channels globally. Lewis received his Bachelor's degree in Film Production and Theory from UC Santa Cruz, where he studied under Chip Lord (Ant Farm). He received his Master's degree in Video & Film Art from the School of Visual Arts. His Master's thesis advisors were Amy Taubin and filmmaker Guy Maddin. He is also a graduate of Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School. As a director, he is interested creating hybrid forms that meld experimental film, documentary and narrative cinema into a single form. Lewis holds American & British citizenship and a Canadian residency.

- Adobe Creative Cloud: Immerse Yourself in Creativity - Al Mooney
See how Adobe Creative Cloud empowers you to create visually stunning videos faster with industry-leading video and audio apps, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition and Media Encoder. With Adobe Creative cloud you get high performance for editing and motion graphics, easy-to-use color and audio tools, and support for the latest formats all in a single integrated workflow. Al Mooney will demonstrate how the latest innovations will continue to make Premiere Pro CC the market leading NLE.

Al MooneyAbout Al Mooney
Al Mooney has extensive technical, sales and marketing experience in the media industry. As product manager for Adobe Premiere Pro software, Mooney is responsible for defining, delivering, and supporting the overall feature set and functionality. Earlier, Mooney was the UK senior business development manager for video and broadcast at Adobe, providing technical workflow consultation for top broadcast accounts in the U.K. In that role, he oversaw the redevelopment of Adobe’s video VAR channel, a network of expert resellers and service providers for the Media and Entertainment industry.

Mooney joined Adobe in 2009, after spending two years at Apple as the U.K. Pro Video business development manager. There he was responsible for the communication and go-to-market strategy of video solutions for the U.K. market, working with resellers and customers.


- Can I Tell a Compelling Story in VR and 360 Video? - Ted Schilowitz, Csilla Kozma, John Hendicott, Alex Gollner
There are no rules (yet) in VR/360 Video. Traditional cinematic composition limits you to the content of a rectangular frame, but with 360 video, there are no such limits. Watching 360 video creates an immersive experience that allows the viewers to choose where they wish to look within the scene. However, content creators can still use various techniques to suggest where to look, when to look and why to look. Tonight we are going to show you how to do just that using the Nokia Ozo camera, spatial audio mixing, and some clever editing & post tricks. We hope it will help you get started on your way to creating your own compelling VR masterpiece. Ted Schilowitz will be the ring master.

Introduction to VR and 360 Video - Ted Schilowitz
Ted will kick off the VR presentations with an interactive and lighthearted demonstration of how to tell a story in VR. He's been known to take some significant risks in his presentations and has teased that this will likely be in that risk zone!

Storytelling with OZO - Csillia Kozma
Shooting in VR is very different from the traditional cinematic composition in the rectangular frame. The viewer will see everything, so the scene has to be designed similar to a theater. OZO is a unique professional camera built for VR. Real-time monitoring on set allows the director to focus on the storytelling and creativity. It allows creatives new to VR to learn fast about the experience and how to accommodate their composition. Although, there are no rules yet established for VR productions, there are lessons learnt about camera placement, sound design and many other things that can be shared.

3D Audio for Virtual Reality - John Hendicott
An overview of spatial audio, basic concepts and workflow, covering:
- Understanding terms often used when talking about spatial audio, including binaural, ambisonics and positional sound
- Creative application of spatial audio
- Capture techniques
- Post production workflow
- Output formats

After the Shoot and the Stitching and the Audio, comes the Edit. - Alex Gollner
Alex will show how any editing application can be used to finish an immersive 360° video production. He will also demonstrate the advantages of adding specialised plugins to make 360° video films better.

Ted ShilowitzAbout Ted Schilowitz
Ted was founding member, first employee, and integral part of the product development team at RED Digital Cinema, that has made a significant impact on the Motion Picture Industry, with many of the worlds biggest movies now being shot with these ultra high resolution digital movie cameras.  

Ted currently spends his time in 2 blended worlds;  a major Hollywood movie studio and a major technology company in the Digital Cinema projection world. 

As the Futurist at 20th Century Fox, Ted works directly with senior leadership at the studio on the constantly evolving art and science of advanced motion picture creation.  He advises and creates strategy on future technology and vision of cinema for the next generation of movie entertainment, exploring the emerging entertainment fields of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Immersive Cinema for the movie studio.

Csilla KozmaAbout Csillia Kozma and the Ozo Camera
Csilla Kozma Andersen is the Head of Content Relations at Nokia technologies. She is facilitating partnerships with creatives, studios and technology companies to adopt the OZO camera and pipeline. OZO is Nokia’s new virtual reality camera for 3D360 capture. Csilla previously worked at Dolby, where she created an ecosystem of partners to support Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision is Dolby’s extended-dynamic range and wide color gamut technology. She worked with Hollywood studios to adopt the workflow and create content in Dolby Vision for the home and the theater. In the past, Csilla also championed the Dolby 3D technology in the content creation space.

Before the entertainment industry, Csilla worked in telecommunications and various high-tech companies. She was also a management consultant at Deloitte and has a M.Sc. from Aalborg University in Denmark.

John HendicottAbout John Hendicott
John Hendicott is a platinum awarded music producer who specialises in 3D audio, sound design and music for film. His interests lie in the challenges of working with new mediums and the opportunities of working in collaboration. After working with ambisonic pioneers EarFilms, John is now mixing sound for virtual reality platforms and is currently producing Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate’s new album for Cumbancha records.

Alex GollnerAbout Alex Gollner
Alex Gollner - known as Alex4D on the Internet - has been using Apple tools for over 30 years. He came to editing after spending 5 years making motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. After making many films in and free plugins for Final Cut Pro, he now makes commercial plugins for Final Cut Pro X.  







Eventbrite - Fifteenth Annual CPUG Las Vegas SuperMeet



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The Foundry

Future Media Concepts


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Pro Video Coalition

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