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Sixteenth Annual CPUG Las Vegas SuperMeet

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HP Z Workstations powered by NVIDIA Quardro Graphics Proudly Sponsors the Las Vegas SuperMeet

Sixteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7PM - 11PM
(doors open at 4:30PM for SuperMeet Digital Showcase. SuperMeet begins at 7:00PM)
at the RIO Hotel - Brasilia Ballroom
(Visit the archived 2016 Fifteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet)

Dody DOrn, ACE

with special guest, Dody Dorn, ACE (MEMENTO)


INTERESTED IN SPONSORING? Write us and we will send you all you need to know.


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

Blackmagic Design -
($29,995 Total value)

$8,000 DOOR PRIZE!

Get a chance to win an HP Z2 Mini powered by NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics! LEARN MORE ABOUT HP Z2 MINI
- 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
($8,000 Total Value)

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

AJA Video Systems
($1,995 value)

Adobe Creative Cloud 1 yr

Avid Media Composer
($1,299 value)

Blackmagic Design Web Presenter
2 x Blackmagic Web Presenters
Blackmagic Design

($990 total value)

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio
2 x DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio
Blackmagic Design

($1,990 total value)

Blackmagic Design Resolve Mini Panel
2 x Resolve Micro Panels
Blackmagic Design

($1,990 total value)

Blackmagic Design Resolve Mini Panel
Blackmagic Resolve Mini Panel
Blackmagic Design

($2,995 value)

Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Mini
2 x HyperDeck Studio Minis
Blackmagic Design

($1,390 total value)

Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera
Micro Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design

($995 value)

Nuke Studio 1 Year License
($9,331 value)

ATTO and Lenovo
BUNDLE: ATTO ThunderLink Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Device
ATTO Technology

Lenovo ThinkPad P50 mobile workstation

($5,794 Total Value)

Tangent Element Bundle
bundle of all 4 panels


Tangent Ripple
The most affordable grading panel out there Tangent

iZotope RX 6
2 x iZotope RX 6 Advanced Complete Audio Repair

$2,398 Total value)

2 x iZotope RX 6 Standard Complete Audio Repair

$698 Total value)

iZotope RX 6 Elements
2 x iZotope RX 6 Elements

$258 Total value)

2 x NUGEN Audio Loudness
Toolkit 2 - Nugen Audio
($1898 total value)

10 x DigiSuite V3
for AE & CC - Digieffects
($2999 total value)

OWC ThunderBay 4
mini, 8TB - OWC
($799.99 value)

New OWC Elite Pro
Dual, USB 3.1 Gen
1, 2TB - OWC
($397.75 value)

3 x KeyFlow Pro licenses
KeyFlow Pro
($900 total value)

G-Raid 6TB
($599 value)

Telestream SuperPackage:
Episode Pro
Wirecast Pro Live
($2,083 total Value)

New OWC Elite Pro Dual
mini, USB 3.1 Gen 2,
($269.99 value)

OWC Drive Dock,
Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.1
Gen 1 - OWC
($269.99 value)

2 x Prime Transcoder
Imagine Products
($1398.00 total value)

Artbeats Premium Pass: Access and download 14,000 clips of Artbeats' best footage
($1,999 value)

1 year subscription to
Boris FX Suite - includes
BCC, Sapphire, Mocha
Boris FX
($895 value)

1 year subscription for
Mocha VR
Imagineer Systems
($795 value)

DROBO 5D - holds up to 5 drives and connects via
Thunderbolt or USB 3
(user's choice of 5N2, 5Dt, 5C) DROBO
($899 value)

1 year subscription to
Continuum Complete 10
Multi-Host plug-ins for
Adobe, Avid, Apple & OFX
Boris FX
($595 value)

1 year subscription to
mocha Pro5 Multi-Host
Imagineer Systems
($595 value)

Harman Kardon speaker
Audio Network
($149.95 value)

OWC Envoy Pro mini,
240GB - OWC
($179.99 value)

OWC USB-C Dock Silver
OWC - ($148.75value)

1 year subscription to
Sapphire 10 Plug-ins for AE
and PR. - Boris FX
($495 value)

Effections bundle of all our product for the platform of
your choice

RE:Vision Efects
($1199 value)

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

2 x fayIN Gold lifetime license
($630 total value)

5 x fayIN Gold 12month
($825 Total Value)

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

Universe Annual Subscription
Red Giant
(Total Value ($198)

1 x each of Beauty Box, Flicker
Free, Samurai Sharpen.
Digital Anarchy
($399 value)

1 x Transcriptive
Digital Anarchy
($249 value)

3 x $250 gift cards
Advantage Video Systems
($750 value)

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

2 x CoreMelt SliceX + TrackX
($498 total value)

3 x LUTx Color Looks Bundle
(5 Collections over 150 LUTs)
($297 total value)

3 x Pro Maintenance Tools
Digital Rebellion
($387 total value)

3 x Kollaborate
The cloud workflow
platform for provideo
Digital Rebellion
(From $15 a month value)

2 x Logic Keyboards and
2 x Logic Skins
Logic Keyboard
($330 total Value)

Various Book from
Routledge & Steve Hullfish
2 x Art of the Cut
1 x The Filmmaker's Guide to
Visual Effects
1 x Film and Video Production
in the Cloud
1 x The Cheerful Subversive's
Guide to Independent Filmmaking
1 x TV Outside the Box
1 x Avid Uncut
($301.90 total value)

2 x OWC Thunderbolt 3 Cables,
2M, 20Gb/USB-C Cable

($57.76 Total Value)


Eventbrite - Sixteenth 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 Sixteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet Community at the RIO HOTEL LAS VEGAS! Join us as we celebrate the Sixteenth Anniversary of SuperMeets!

Join the Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network), including BOSCPUG, LACPUG, SF Cutters, New York MoPictive, CHICPUG, DC|MD|VACPUG 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 2017!

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
    Brasilia 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 25, 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? - SUPERSECRET AGENDA TO BE UPDATED!

Agenda (not in order and TO BE UPDATED)

- Keynote: A special conversation with Dody Dorn, ACE (MEMENTO)
Join Oscar® nominated film and sound editor Dody Dorn on the SuperMeet stage as Dody talks about her extraordinary career and the craft of film editing. Dody will show scenes from some of her past works and discuss the why and the when to make the cut.

Dody Dorn, A.C.E. About Dody Dorn, ACE
DODY DORN (film editor) received an Oscar® nomination for Christopher Nolan’s debut feature, “Memento” (along with nominations for an AFI Film Award and the ACE ‘Eddie’ Award for her editing). That same year, Dorn earned Emmy and ACE ‘Eddie’ Award nominations for her work on the acclaimed ABC miniseries, “Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows,” starring Judy Davis.

A native of Santa Monica, California, Dorn graduated from Hollywood High School, then worked as a production assistant on John Carpenter’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated TV biopic, “Elvis,” with Kurt Russell in the title role, before dividing her time between picture and sound editing at the outset of her career. She began a long-term association with director Alan Rudolph, working first as an assistant picture editor on his 1980 comedy “Roadie” and his 1982 thriller, “Endangered Species.” She next segued into the role of Supervising Sound Editor on a quartet of projects with Rudolph -- “The Moderns,” “Choose Me,” “Trouble in Mind,” and “Made in Heaven.”

Throughout the 1980s, she continued in the sound arena, with additional supervisory and sound editing credits that include (Supervising Sound Editor) “The Big Picture,” “State of Grace,” “Powwow Highway,” (Sound Editor) “Silverado,” “The Big Chill,” “Mrs. Soffel,” “Racing with the Moon,” “The Big Easy” and “Children of a Lesser God.” Dorn started the sound company Sonic Kitchen in 1989 with Sound designer/composer Blake Leyh, and, in 1990, won a Golden Reel Award for Best Sound from the Motion Picture Sound Editors society for James Cameron’s sci-fi epic, “The Abyss." CLICK FOR MORE

Steve HullfishAbout Steve Hullfish
Steve Hullfish is a feature film editor and documentary editor with five theatrically released films to his credit and numerous national TV shows. He is also the author of six books on post production including his recently released book of interviews with 50 of the top editors in the world called Art of the Cut: Conversations with Film and TV editors.” And the series continues weekly with interviews on Provideocoalition. He also trains editors and colorists around the world for clients like NBC Sports, Turner Networks, The Golf Channel, Children’s Television Workshop, Whole Foods and Vietnam TV.

- What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 14 - Paul Saccone
DaVinci Resolve 14?! Yep. Fourteen!
With post, in the end it is all about the work and final result. The best tools help you do your best work and, every once in a while, something new comes along that changes everything. Paul will walk through how to use DaVinci Resolve so you can do your best work, collaborate in post better than you have ever been able to, craft the perfect story and make every frame look and sound absolutely perfect!

About Paul Saccone
Paul Saccone is the Senior Director of Marketing at Blackmagic Design and has been working in the post production industry for over 20 years. From 1998 to 2013 Paul worked at Apple and was the Product Manager for Final Cut Pro version 2 through 7, including Final Cut Studio. He is well known as an editorial workflow specialist, public speaker, demo artist, and educator around the world for his dynamic and witty presentations. In addition, Paul has engineered and built multi-user studios and sound stages, complete with large scale data center and dozens of edit, color and audio suites. Paul recently published his first book, "The Definitive Guide to Editing with DaVinci Resolve 12.5." Paul is based out of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Ryan and their dogs, Chloe and Gracie.

- Ed(iting) Sheeran: Cutting a Hit Music Video with Final Cut Pro X - Thomas Grove Carter
FCPWORKS presents Thomas Grove Carter, a principal editor from leading UK edit house Trim Editing, who will show you some of the techniques he used in editing the wildly popular (over 120 million views on YouTube) Castle on The Hill music video from Ed Sheeran’s latest album. Thomas will show how he quickly organized the material, assembled both the performance and the narrative parts of the video, edited with multicam, creatively timed the shots and built some sound design in the latest version of Final Cut Pro X.

Thomas CarterAbout Thomas Grove Carter
Trim Editing and Thomas Grove Carter have worked on some of the most prominent campaigns for companies such at Nike, Audi, Powerade, Perrier, Honda and Adidas as well as music videos for big name stars like Ed Sheeran, Arcade Fire and Chemical Brothers.



- Adobe Powers Your Creativity - Al Mooney and Victoria Nece
Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the power to create, collaborate, and streamline your video workflow from start to finish. Building on 25 years of proven Adobe technologies, product managers Al Mooney and Victoria Nece will show you how dynamic integration between Adobe products deliver powerful performance and efficiency to keep your projects on track and keep you in the creative zone.

About Victoria Nece
Victoria Nece is the Product Manager for Motion Graphics and Visual Effects at Adobe, which includes After Effects and Character Animator. Before joining Adobe, she was a motion designer for over a decade, as well as a developer of scripts and extensions for After Effects. As Director of Animation at the Documentary Group (successor to Peter Jennings Productions) she oversaw graphics, animation, and design for dozens of productions across broadcast, theatrical and educational markets. As a developer, Victoria has consulted on broadcast automation, developed workflows for motion capture animation, and created tools used in Hollywood films.



About Al Mooney
Al Mooney is the senior product manager for editing at Adobe, working on Adobe’s video editing and content creation products, from mobile to desktop. Before Adobe, Al worked for Apple in the UK as the Senior Video development manager. He originally studied audio engineering, working in that industry for many years, before developing an interest in video. Al moved to the US from the UK 7 years ago to work for Adobe. His main interests outside of work are music, cats, video games and Doctor Who.




- OWC presents: How can you avoid the catastrophes caused by disk drive failure - Tim Standing
With the appearance of Thunderbolt on Macs, it is easier than ever to attach many disks to a single Mac.  We now routinely have 20 - 100 TB of storage directly attached to our computers (on 4 - 16 disks).  This can result in huge business losses when disks fail.
This session will go through some of the studies on disk drive failure (with 10,000 to 100,000 disks) and explain how we can use those studies to help predict when a disk is more likely to fail.  We will also cover some steps you can take to avoid disasters and review what we've learned while supporting our customers during the past 20 years.


- Ticket to Awesome! Riding the Storm Clouds. - Cirina Catania
It takes talent, knowledge, intuition and a dose of stubborn to succeed in the entertainment business. Cirina will talk about life in the Industry and what it takes to get through those F'n storm clouds and yes, succeed!

About Cirina Catania
Cirina Catania is a partner in Lumberjack System, Senior Editor of USTimes.biz and an award-winning filmmaker, photojournalist, cinematographer and field production expert. Co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina is a PGA mentoring producer and member of the WGA and IATSE Local 600 as well as the National Press Club. She is a veteran storyteller and road warrior who has chased lightning in the Southwest for National Geographic, navigated mountain tops and Kava ceremonies with muddy water in Fiji, shot avalanche control footage with the National Ski Patrol, traveled South Africa with Danny Glover for the United Nations Development Program, filmed with the U.S. Navy on ships deploying to war, climbed mountains to get that last sunset shot for the Discovery Channel, kept her fingers and batteries warm while filming John Malkovich and Gerard Depardieu in sub-zero weather on the Charles River in Prague and shot survival footage with a raging fever deep in the Peruvian Amazon. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

About Tim Standing
Tim Standing has been writing drivers and storage utilities for Mac OS since 1986.  He is the creator of SoftRAID for Mac OS X and is currently VP of Engineering at OWC Holdings, Inc., the company which develops and sells SoftRAID.

- HP/Nvidia present: Achieving Speed and Accuracy When Making "The Cut"
Learn some of Hollywood's best kept secrets on achieving maximum performance and color accuracy with the latest technological advancements. Also, get a chance to win one of two special hardware packages! Special guest Rick Champagne, Worldwide Media & Entertainment Industry Manager, HP Z Workstations, will present.

Rick ChampagneAbout Rick Champagne
Rick has been a passionate advocate and advisor to the film, animation and VFX industries for two decades. With a long history of managing key industry software such as the Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya Entertainment Creation Suites, Softimage, Autodesk Mudbox, and Painter, Rick has been in the service of artists and other creative professionals his entire career. Working closely with customers and industry partners, Rick currently guides HP’s strategy and development within all Media & Entertainment sub-segments including Film, TV, Broadcast, Professional Video, Animation, Games, Advertising, Audio and VR/AR. Rick spends much of his personal time in his own technological and creative pursuits.



Eventbrite - Sixteenth Annual CPUG Las Vegas SuperMeet



Digital Anarchy

Red Giant




B&H Photo

Digital Anarchy


Future Media Concepts





ATTO Technology

Boris FX




re:Vision Effects


Flanders Scientific



Art of the Guillotine

Broadcast Beat
Broadcast Beat
Broadcast Beat

District Digital Creatives

Dean Cleary Surfboards



FCP Radio

Going Postal


Movie Machine


Post perspective

Production Hub

Pro Video

SF Cutters

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