The agenda has now been set for the Ninth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet to take place on Tuesday, April 13, in the Amazon Ballroom at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Doors open at 4 pm and presentations begin at 7 pm and continue until 11 pm. Tickets are on sale online for US$15 each, (plus a $1.36 ticket fee) and $10 for students with a valid ID or $20 at the door. Scheduled to appear on stage (and this is subject to change) will be:
° Canon: Alex Buono, 10-year director of photography for NBC’s Saturday Night Live Film Unit, kicks off the SuperMeet with a real-world perspective and a bit of humor on shooting for broadcast for the weekly live comedy series with Canon EOS DSLR cameras. He’ll be joined by Paul McAniff of Canon, who will introduce the new XF305 and XF300 professional HD camcorders.
° Adobe: Jason Levine, Adobe worldwide product evangelist, will highlight several new features that will be useful for the Final Cut Pro editor (including Round tripping to/from FCP and native DSLR HD video support) in the just announced Production Premium CS5.
° Avid: Editor Misha Tenenbaum will discuss production from an editor’s point of view and explore his use of the AMA plug-in architecture with Sony XDCam HD and Canon EOS 7D cameras for his new show, “Handicapped John.” He’ll explore watching and even editing dailies instantly, while still on location and demonstrate how to save money and avoid potential hassles by offline editing in camera-native HD codecs.
° Apple: Steve Bayes, senior product manager for FCP at Apple, returns to the SuperMeet stage to highlight new developments in Apple Partner Support for ProRes and Stereo 3D.
° ARRI: Adrian Widera of ARRI and a special guest will showcase the new ARRI ALEXA digital cinema camera, the only camera of its kind to shoot directly to Apple’s ProRes 422HQ and ProRes 4444 onto SxS Pro cards.
° Blackmagic Design: Peter Barber, director, Blackmagic Design, will show off brand new solutions that Blackmagic Design is expected to announce at NAB.
° 2010 is the year of 3D, so Tim Dashwood will show how content creators can affordably capture and edit footage and timelapse in 3D using Canon EOS 7D DSLRs and other cameras.
° iPad for digital filmmakers: director Taz Goldstein of HandHeldHollywood.com will discuss how the iPad will impact filmmaking and show off five of the newest must-have iApps designed for digital content creators, along with a variety of hardware that’s been developed to support this growing market.
Rounding out the evening will be the “World Famous Raffle” with currently $82,000 worth of prizes to be handed out to dozens of winners, including a Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera and related HD-DSLR gear, Apple iPad, NLE software and hardware, plug-ins and much more.
Doors will open at 4 pm with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring 35 software and hardware developers, including Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Canon, ARRI, Avid, Automatic Duck, Data Robotics, Future Media Concepts, Matrox, Noise Industries, NVidia, Panasonic, Vimeo and more.
As part of the Digital Showcase, the producers have announced the “Open Screen Theatre,” sponsored by ARRI. Filmmakers and digital content creators will have a 10-minute chance to “get seen” in an informal, collaborative setting. The producers want those who are shooting with DSLRS, camcorders, iPhones and anything that makes video to screen their content and interact. Just show up and sign up, get up and show off. Sign-ups begin at 3:45 when the doors open and are open only to ticket holders. Only DVDs and QT movies will be accepted.
For those that cannot attend, the Las Vegas SuperMeet will be live video streamed courtesy of Boinx Software and ZapLive.tv. Registration will be required to view the free live stream.
To purchase tickets and for complete details on the SuperMeet including driving shuttle transportation, a current list of raffle prizes and details on ARRI Open Screen Theatre, visit the SuperMeet web site (http://www.supermeet.com).