Boston SuperMeet 2011

By Mike Tomei

Last night the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group hosted the 2nd annual Boston SuperMeet at the Stuart Street Playhouse in downtown Boston. It was a dark and stormy night, with the threat of the first snow of the winter, so it was a great night to be indoors with a bunch of other video production nerds. My coworker, Kevin McGowan, and I arrived about an hour and a half before the show so we could walk around the exhibit floor and visit some of the vendor booths. I don't have any hard numbers, but it seems like there were more vendors this year than last year. It's a great opportunity to talk to some company reps and get some hands-on demos of gear and software.

Around 7pm we all headed into the theater to start the show. Hosts Daniel Berube and Michael Horton put together a great lineup for the Masters of Light and Illusion theme. I'm sure there will be video from the evening posted on the FCPUG SuperMeet YouTube channel, so I'll just post some pics and highlights from the evening.

First up was Alexis Van Hurkman with a DaVinci Resolve demo. I'm always reminded of how little I know about advanced color correction when I watch demos from pros like Alexis. I think I'm finally motivated to download the free DaVinci Resolve Lite and try my hand at more advanced color correction. read more...

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