Tuesday, March 28, 2006

April Meeting - 3rd April

We're back to first Monday for next month, wefcpug meets again at 7pm on Monday 3rd April at Granada Bristol.

Will the gurus be stumped this month? Who's next to show-and-tell ?

What I do know is in the running order:
  • As threatened / promised (delete where appropriate) Phil is compressing everything you ever need to know about chroma-keying in FCP into a short demo
  • Richard is plugging into plug-ins with another mega-mix
  • We will be guessing what's coming up at NAB
  • and, thanks to our good friends at Granada, we'll be taking a look at one of the new compact HD/SD cameras now creeping into the market, the Panasonic HV-200.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Meeting today - March 13th

Have we got a show for you tonight!

As in:

Um, have we got a show for you tonight?

Well, actually, yes we have. In fact, we're brimming over with exciting things to talk about and miraculous images to show.

For a start, I'll be guiding Tessa through authoring her very first DVD with a Final Cut timeline as her starting point! (And a DVD to take home at the end!)

And then somebody asked Phil "how do you do Chromakey?" We reveal all!

And that's just for starters!

So please come along, bring your worries and your cares and your work in progress and settle down for a natter of weFCPug-ers! (That's the collective noun I've just made up for us!)

Usual place, Granada TV, Whiteladies Road, Bristol at 7.00 pm.

See you there - with your showreels


Monday, March 06, 2006

March meeting(s)

There was a request to shift to 2nd Monday not 1st for meetings, (and it's been difficult to get things together anyway so) the request is granted and we're setting the controls of wefcpug to point at Monday 13th March at, we hope, the usual place, 7pm.

There's an element of 'BYO' about the meeting - bring your own videos / problems / tales of success. I'll have (yet) more Software of the Month, and it's FREE this month. Richard promised to 'make' a DVD before our very eyes: his demo is 'hardware dependent'.

If you're desolate about the thought of waiting another whole week for a meeting, there's a talk hosted by the RTS Bristol Centre on Thursday March 9th at 7.30pm Local producer/director Martin Weitz, of 'Focus Productions' is presenting 'How to get a commission for an unfilmable film'. The film is 'The Boy with the Incredible Brain', commissioned by 5, which won the RTS West of England 'Best Network Feature' award last December. The meeting is open to all, no charge, and it's at the BBC - entry via the security gate at the back.

Phil Ashby