Monday, May 18, 2009

May Meeting Review

I don't know how to say this exactly. The last several meetings have been awesome and I keep thinking we might lose some momentum but yet again, the speakers for our last meeting were awesome. We had several new faces in the crowd as well.

I would like to take a minute and give a special thanks to a few members.....

Jody Wickersham has been a huge part of this. Jody got our website parked for us a long time back and always helps with taking pictures and getting them to me for later posts. Jody also started our Facebook page.

Chris Martin got us on Twitter and has been talking to some businesses for meeting give aways. Chris also got us in contact with OKC Coco which is where our next meeting will be and has some sweet perks...more on that later.

The guys at ODOT hooked us up with the Firstcom sponosrship.

To everyone who has participated as a presenter. We have had some awesome presentations and I really appreciate all of the effort put into all of the presentations! It is definitely noticed and appreciated.

There are several more but I also want to thank everyone who comes out to the meets as well. Without everyone being there and helping out, this wouldn't be possible. Thanks!
Ok, enough butt kissing...back to business!

Awesome meeting!! If you missed MISSED it!

Rick Lippert - Soundtrack Pro

We started off with Rick Lippert going over a recent job he got with the Air Traffic Control. Rick used several actors and finished this project out in Soundtrack Pro. Rick used a simple yet efficient workflow and showed a lot of useful shortcuts. I have grown to love shortcuts and encourage everyone to start using them, they WILL help your speed. Rick also showed a cool little mouse tool for the MAC. It places a customizable target around your mouse, great for presentations or teaching.

You can download the Mouse Locator here:

David Callahan - '09 NAB

David Callahan reminded us of the many benefits of actually going to NAB. He also went over a long list of new equipment coming out. Dave went over a lot of stuff so I have just posted a link to download his presentation here:

Shawn Teague - CODECS???

I don't know about you but I thought I was going to lose my mind trying to decide which Codec/camers I was going to go with. Like Shawn said, there are pros/cons no matter which direction you go. You have a lot to consider.....file sizes, color depth, camera style, Long GOP or not to Long GOP, pixelization, low light situations, the list seems endless. Shawn gave us a good look into the pros and cons of Cameras and their CODECS.

July Meeting Preview
We have an exciting change ahead. As I said above, Chris got us in touch with

okcCoCo (okc Coworking Collaberative)
They have a virtual tour of the facility on their website

okcCoCo provides a professional meeting environment at a reasonable cost. They have wifi and a great area to meet as well as an awesome place to hang out and chat afterward. They will also film our presentations! This is a very nice facility and offers some perks that I will have the director talk to us about at the next meeting. I am really excited about this new facility. It is downtown, 723 N. Hudson Ave. (Corner of 7th and Hudson).

I don't have anything specific as of yet on presentators but as always, let me know if you would like to give a presentation or have something specific you would like to see. I am working on an FCP presentation over a project I just finished. Please consider being a part of our next meeting!

OKCFCPUG July Meeting
723 N. Hudson Ave. (Corner of 7th and Hudson)

Make plans to join us July 14 from 6-8p.m. for OKCFCPUG!!!

Gregory D. Kuhn
Without Counsel, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.
Proverbs 15:22

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