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SBFilmmakers Newsletter - January 24, 2011

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 Our mission: To stimulate and educate the filmmaking community in Santa Barbara County.

Our Next Meeting:

Wednesday May 11 @ Cox Media 6:30 - 9:30pm

 

 

Autodesk Smoke Finishing Software and Animaton/VFX Supervisor Night!

 

Santa Barbara Filmmakers is proud to present a night of Editorial Finishing, VFX and Animation with two awesome presentations!

 

Autodesk will be presenting it's amazing Smoke software.  "Don't just edit - Finish."  Autodesk Smoke can help you build an efficient modern post production pipeline that enables exceptional creative and delivers outstanding results.  If you want to take your productions to the next level - don't miss this presentation.

 

 

Keith English is a Santa Barbara based animation, visual effects, and industrial design artist.  He has created CGI character and effects for feature films, television, and commercial projects along with his numerous multinational clients.  Keith also specializes in industrial design creating photorealistic product designs and presentations.  He has years of experience in software such as Maya and Shake and is able to deliver CGI for projects at all levels.  Keith's production company, Screaming Pixels, has also developed their own CGI series for American television.

 

www.screamingpixels.com

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805-729-5911

 

 

When: 

Wednesday, May 11th 6:30-9:30 pm

 

Where:

Cox Media

22 S Fairview, Goleta, CA 93117

 

Snacks, drinks and our famous raffle will be waiting for you - Hope to see you all there!

 

 

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Santa Barbara Filmmakers is operated by:

 

Justin Rowe

10 Toes Over Video Productions

http://www.10toesover.com

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805.576.7699

 

Paul Mathieu

West Beach Films

http://www.westbeachfilms.com

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805.448.9261

 

Jeffery Morse

Producer / Editor / Trainer

Final Cut Pro Mentor Trainer

Aperture Mentor Trainer

www.deepfield.net - Founder

805.886.1324

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Last Updated on Friday, 06 May 2011 19:06
 

SBFilmmakers Newsletter - December 19, 2010

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Santa Barbara Filmmakers: Our mission: To stimulate and educate the
filmmaking community in Santa Barbara County.

Paul Mathieu of West Beach Films http://www.westbeachfilms.com and Justin
Rowe of 10 Toes Over http://www.10toesover.com are working with Jeffery
Morse to organize the group and provide great networking, collaboration,
and education opportunities for the Santa Barbara media production
community.

Our Next Meeting - We're finalizing date, presenters and venue...stay tuned!

Cost:
FREE! Thanks to AJA Video Systems! http://www.aja.com

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SB Production Holiday Mixer next Tuesday!

Santa Barbara Filmmakers' members have been invited to attend the
Screenwriters Association of Santa Barbara, Indie Co-op, and the SB
chapter of The Table at their

2010 Holiday Mixer

Tuesday, December 21, 5:30-7:30 pm
Dargan's
8 East Ortega Street
Downtown Santa Barbara
(805) 568-0702

Hope to see you all there!

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RESOURCES

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AJA continues sponsorship of SBF for 2011!

Many thanks to our generous sponsor AJA Video Systems, makers of high
quality and cost effective digital video interfaces for professional
broadcast and post-production, for another year of our group sponsorship.
We look forward to making the most of our relationship in 2011 - stay
tuned!

AJA News: AJA ships the KONA 3G for Professional Video and Audio I/O.

KONA 3G provides professional editors with the utmost in workflow
flexibility, supporting a broad range of video formats including: 10-bit
uncompressed video 3G/HD/SD SDI I/O, new HDMI 1.4a output for
stereographic monitoring to consumer 3D displays, 8-channel AES digital
audio I/O (16-channel AES with optional K3G-Box) and 16-channel SDI
embedded audio I/O, real-time hardware-based up/down/cross conversion to
support a range of SD and HD formats, dual-link HD, even 2K formats, a
hardware-based downstream keyer and more.

For more info:
http://www.aja.com/news/index_article.php?id=131

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Artbeats - Holiday Blow-Out sale!

Artbeats is having a great sale on select royalty free stock footage.
Save up to 70% off collections

Visit http://www.artbeats.com/holiday for a complete list & pricing.

Hurry sale ends Jan 7th, 2011.

Many thanks to Artbeats for their awesome $500 gift certificate raffle
prizes! Remember if you won one of the prizes, your coupon expires on
December 31st!

http://www.artbeats.com

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Great Final Cut Studio Training - Webinars from Larry Jordan

Larry's web-based Final Cut Tutorials are a great way to improve your
skills, maximize your time, and save money; all without leaving home.

Larry guarantees you won't be disappointed and I can testify to that - his
webinars are well worth their modest pricing.

Click here to learn more: www.larryjordan.biz/webinars

Also, don't forget to check out Larry's weekly talk radio show - Digital
Production Buzz!

http://www.digitalproductionbuzz.com/

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Focal Press

http://www.focalpress.com/

Check out their new release:

The Filmmaker's Eye - Learning (and Breaking) the rules of Cinematic
Composition
by Gustavo Mercado

This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction
on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the
technical know-how to achieve them.

http://www.focalpress.com/books/film_and_video/the_filmmaker39s_eye.aspx?cat=124&sub=128

DSLR Cinema by Kurt Lancaster

Great book to follow up on our last SBF meeting. Exploring the cinematic
quality and features offered by hybrid DSLRs, this book empowers the
filmmaker to craft visually stunning images inexpensively.

http://www.focalpress.com/DSLR-Cinema.aspx?cat=124&sub=

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Digieffects

Digieffects has just released a new product called Buena Depth Cue v2! For
a low price of $199, Buena Depth Cue v2 includes:
• Atmosphere
• Camera Mapper
• Depth
• Falloff Lighting
• Flipside
• Rack Focus
Also, if you are a previous owner of any of these plugins or of Buena
Depth Cue v1, you are eligible for the upgrade price of $99! You can get
more info and download a free trial of BDCv2 by going to our product page
here. We also still have a variety of tutorials and a project gallery
which includes free presets, project files and video samples.

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26th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicks off Jan. 26th!

It's that time of year again. As our members start to hear whether or not
they've made it into this year's festival, we'll update everyone so we can
see our member's work on the big screen.

I worked with John Klein on a documentary short titled "Free and Alive"
that we're hoping gets accepted - and I know that Paul Mathieu submitted a
project...stay tuned....

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to let me know if your project will
be screening at the festival.

For more info and to purchase tickets visit:
http://sbiff.org/

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Great 50% Holiday sale for SBF on FCP Plugins from CrumplePop

If you've never seen their affordable and fun plugins - I suggest taking a
look - and they are offering us a 50% discount! Thanks CrumplePop!

50% off the price of any CrumplePop effect for FCP.

This coupon code will work until Dec. 31. HHDC-3450-FCPU-1207

Use the coupon code at: http://www.crumplepop.com/

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If anyone has an announcement about an upcoming project, screening,
performance or event, please email the details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
and I'll include it in our upcoming newsletters!

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You are receiving this e-mail because you are signed up for the sbfinalcut
mailing list. 
If you wish to be removed from this list simply reply to this e-mail and
put REMOVE in the subject heading.

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Santa Barbara Filmmakers is operated by:

Justin Rowe
10 Toes Over Video Productions
http://www.10toesover.com
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
805.576.7699

Paul Mathieu
West Beach Films
http://www.westbeachfilms.com
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
805.448.9261

Jeffery Morse
Producer / Editor / Trainer
Final Cut Pro Mentor Trainer
Aperture Mentor Trainer
www.deepfield.net
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
805.886.1324

 

SB Filmmakers Meeting July 21st @ SBCC

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We'd like to announce the expansion and renaming of the SBFinalCut group to Santa Barbara Filmmakers (SB Filmmakers)!

Our mission:
To stimulate and educate the filmmaking community in Santa Barbara County.

Paul Mathieu of West Beach Films http://www.westbeachfilms.com and Justin Rowe of 10 Toes Over http://www.10toesover.com are working with Jeffery Morse to organize the group and provide great networking, collaboration, and education opportunities for the Santa Barbara media production community.

The new group is open to anyone who works in, supports, or studies the media and film industry.


OUR INAUGURAL MEETING

The inaugural SBFilmmakers meeting will be held Wednesday, July 21st at our new home SBCC!  The event will go from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
This activity is not part of, nor endorsed by, Santa Barbara City College.

Location:
Santa Barbara City College
Business / Communication Center

Directions:
Enter West Campus entrance (off of Cliff Drive)
Parking Structure is first left (and adjacent to Center)
Additional parking also available in parking lots directly in front of Center

Map: 
We will be in building "BC"

Entrance to the Forum through the front doors

The auditorium is set up with a state of the art A/V system that will allow great product demos, member showcases, and educational presentations.

Cost:
$10 ($5 Students) Cash at door

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Our featured presenter is Larry Jordan, the premier Final Cut Studio trainer!

Larry's speaks all over the country and will be giving us an insight into the hot topic of Color Science and Color Correction in Final Cut Studio.

Our other featured speaker and product demo will be announced shortly.

Bring lots of business cards for networking and something to write on to take notes from the presentations.  Bring your friends!

As always there will be great raffle prizes!
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Next Meeting September 24th - DSLR Filmmaking Night

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SB Filmmakers is back from our summer vacation and ready to tackle the world of DSLR filmmaking!

 

We're finalizing our presenters but we'll definitely have a Canon 5D demonstration and stories from the indie trenches from the producer of a feature film shot entirely on Canon 5D's.  

 

We'll go over the entire workflow from pre-production to post - talk about rolling shutter work-arounds and figure out how the heck you synch up sound to these things.

 

Date:

Friday, September 24th

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 

 

Location:

Santa Barbara City College

Business / Communication Center Forum (we definitely have the room this time!)

 

 

 

This activity is not part of, nor endorsed by, Santa Barbara City College.

 

Directions:

Enter West Campus entrance (off of Cliff Drive)

Parking Structure is first left (and adjacent to Center)

Additional parking also available in parking lots directly in front of Center

 

Map: 

http://www.sbcc.edu/security/files/sbcc_campusmap.pdf

We will be in building "BC" 

 

Entrance to the Forum through the front doors

 

The auditorium is set up with a state of the art A/V system that will allow great product demos, member showcases, and educational presentations.

 

Cost: 

TBD - we're talking to our sponsors to see if we can make it a free event - we'll keep you posted!

 

See you Friday, September 24th! 

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 December 2010 12:02
 

Welcome Artbeats - New Sponsor!

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We are proud to welcome Artbeats as a new sponsor of SBFilmmakers. 

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Artbeats provides Royalty-free stock footage and is the premier source for quality footage with thousands of new clips being added each month.

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