Final Cut Studio users and digital filmmakers from around the world
will gather together once again for the 8th Annual FCPUG “SuperMeet”
to be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference
Center in San Francisco, California.

Doors open at 4:30 pm with an FCP tradeshow; Presentations begin at 7
pm and continue until 11 pm. This SuperMeet promises to be the single
largest gathering of Final Cut Pro users and Gurus during Macworld
Conference and Expo SF, says Michael Horton, founder of the Los
Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (LAFCPUG) and co-producer of the

“We’ve been doing these SuperMeets for eight years now and it all
started in San Francisco,” he says. “We call them SuperMeets because
that is exactly what they are; a “super” gathering of Final Cut Pro
Users, digital video filmmakers and like-minded people who get
together to learn, network and just have a good time.”

Once again this year’s SuperMeet will be held in the state of the art
Robertson Auditorium inside the Mission Bay Conference Center on the
UCSF campus.

“We held last year’s SuperMeet in this venue for the very first time,
having outgrown every other venue we have used since we began holding
SuperMeets back in 2001. Everyone loved it and the feedback was
great,” says Daniel Berube, founder of the Boston Final Cut Pro User
Group and SuperMeet co-producer. “It’s a beautiful facility with room
to grow and this year we are using every square inch we can. In fact
demand was so great from our exhibiting sponsors we were forced to
buy out the Pub area to accommodate more exhibitors. The economy
might be struggling, but this year’s SuperMeet will be the largest in
our history with over twenty four companies showing off their wares.
That says something about this community.”

“This will be a Mini Macworld devoted entirely to Digital Video
filmmakers, editors and content creators,” addsClaudia Crask, head of
SF Cutters, the local FCPUG. “This is the party of the year in San
Francisco for those who wish to learn more about digital moviemaking
with Final Cut Studio. It’s also the best place on the planet to meet
fellow filmmakers who know more than you do.”

Scheduled to appear on stage, (subject to change) will be presenters
from Apple, who are expected to give the latest news on Final Cut
Studio 2, JVC and BlackMagic Design. Editor and filmmaker Christine
Steele will show off FCP tips and tricks. DVD Guru Bruce Nazarian
will show how to create and burn a Blu-Ray DVD to a standard DVD-R.
Independent filmmaker Eric Escobar will present “Color Correction and
Getting that Right Look.” And, filmmaker Yun Suh will show clips from
the documentary film “City of Borders,” scheduled for release in 2009.

Rounding out the evening will be the “World Famous Raffle” with over
$40,000 worth of prizes to be handed out. Three hundred “SuperBag”
Goodie Bags filled with over $200 worth of learning resources will be
handed to the first 300 people through the door. Food (snacks) and
drinks will be available throughout the evening.

Tickets are now on sale and it is expected this SuperMeet will sell
out. Horton says. Historically every SuperMeet sells out. For
complete details on the SuperMeet including driving and transit
directions and instructions, a current list of raffle prizes and a
link to where to buy tickets, visit the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro
(lafcpug) web site: