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Bob Paulson, very distinguished engineer, passes
Phil Livingston, Technical Liason for Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems, Passes
In Memory of Bob Turner, Influential Columnist and Consultant to the Post Production Industry
The (Painful) Way It Was: Editing Video the Old-Fashioned Way
A Behind-The-Scenes look at the Democratic National Convention
BF/VF Closes: Memories of Boston's Premiere Media Arts Center
SIGGRAPH/2003: Impressions of the Computer Graphics Extravaganza
A New Englander Abroad: The BBC Television Centre
Product Management: How to Build Consistently Successful Products
Product Management, Part II: Selling a Better Mousetrap
Digital Cinematography: HDTV is alive and well
Lighting for Inner Peace
The Webcasting Medium: How the technology is advancing
In memory of Jack Newcomb, former Associate Director at pioneering video production facility at MIT
Technical Innovations at NAB: New Englanders star at the show.
QuickTime 3.0 and the Avid/Microsoft Advanced Authoring Format
QuickTime 3.0 Allows Adobe To Move Into Pro Video Editing with Premiere 5.0
Demo Reels
A Eulogy to CMX, by Bob Turner
Switcher NT: Ramblings from IBC
A Producers' Lament
Keeping the Bank Happy and Credit Flowing
An Historic Parable, A Lesson for April 1
Meeting Follow-Up: Film Preservation News
Technical Report: New Developments in Nonlinear Video, a three-part series. Part 1: Putting High-Performance Nonlinear Systems on Personal Computers.
Part 2: Networking and Video Servers.
Part 3: System Design Issues
Editing Video with Adobe Premiere
The Coming of Video and its Influence on Home Movies
From Vintage Film to Betacam: Saving the Past for the Future
A Personal View of Curt Rawley's (Avid President) Dismissal, by Bob Turner.
4:2:2 Profile in MPEG-2 Compression Heirarchy
Technician's Corner: Questions people have asked me lately
Film/Video Museums Around the World
Recent Progress in Computer Graphics
Wicked Funny April Fool Article
Virtual Reality Movies
Fall Survey Results

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At the Thursday, February 19 meeting...
Adobe’s Jason Levine, Atomos’ Heather Williams, Filmmaker Maxim Jago
At the Bright Family Screening Room at The Paramount Center at Emerson College

Join the Boston Creative Pro User Group and SMPTE New England on Thursday, February 19 for our next event – with after party networking + refreshments (pizza and drinks) following at SALVATORE’S!

Get out to meet & mingle with fellow filmmakers in the Bright Family Screening Room at The Paramount Center at Emerson College - Enjoy a great night of networking, engaging screenings & conversation – swap stories and business cards, discover talent and crew for your next project – and interact with members of Boston’s Production and Post community. Then, join us for an industry reception featuring Refreshments + Networking next door at SALVATORE’S. Grab a seat now!

Network & Ask Questions on ‪#‎Filmmaking‬ - ‪#‎ADOBECREATIVECLOUD‬ POST WORKFLOW MAGIC A Special Conversation with Jason Levine, Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe We are thrilled to have with us the one and only JASON LEVINE, Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe. Jason is going to share post workflow magic in creating with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud tools for filmmaking - and word from Jason is that he plans to "sneak in" some new stuff *exclusively* to BOSCPUG - keep your fingers crossed!

Jason will also show several of Adobe's mobile apps to share the impressive workflow from tablet to desktop, particularly with some of Adobe's freely available design-based apps, which 'anyone' can really use... Bring your questions - this is a rare opportunity to connect in person with Jason!

BIG DIG RAFFLE Featuring Adobe, Atomos, GenArts, Imagineer Systems, Rampant Design Tools, iZotope, Blackmagic Design & more...


JASON LEVINE: ‪#‎ADOBE‬ CREATIVE CLOUD POST WORKFLOW MAGIC: Jason Levine, Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe, travels the globe enlightening and educating users on Adobe Creative Cloud, focusing on video, photography and mobile workflows. Levine has conducted training/workflow sessions for many top broadcast corporations in Europe and Asia including BBC, RTL and SVT. Prior to Adobe, Jason was a full-time recording engineer working in studios coast-to-coast, engineering hundreds of recordings in a multitude of genres, prompting the formation of BoodahJooMusic Publishing. Since 2003, Jason has presented to more than 250,000 people, from Syracuse to Singapore and everywhere in between.

HEATHER WILLIAMS: ‪#‎4KFILMMAKING‬ WITH ATOMOS SHOGUN: Heather Williams has been working with manufacturers for nearly 10 years helping to bring the best video production tools to market, meeting the important and evolving needs of today’s creative professionals. She began her career as part of the original team at G-Technology and helped grow the company into the world’s leading supplier of external drives to the creative community. She now continues her dream of working with creative professionals as the VP of Sales at Atomos and sharing how their line of award-winning products are revolutionizing today’s production workflow.

Heather is stopping by to discuss the exciting world of 4K, UHD, recording formats, recording media and how the new Atomos Shogun Recorder-Monitor can be used with today’s 4K digital camera systems to both improve picture quality and create an easier workflow.

MAXIM JAGO: ‪#‎FRESHFROMSUNDANCE‬ NEW TOOLS FOR FILMMAKERS: Maxim Jago is an infectiously energetic creative media technology speaker, author and trainer for conferences, events and organizations who want to communicate a techno-societal vision of the future. Maxim has authored over 30 media technology books and video courses and has trained many creative and technology innovators to excel in their field. He has also directed over 40 films, winning awards as a screen writer and director. As a Tai Chi Ch’uan instructor and life-long student of philosophy, Maxim blends his coaching, corporate experience and quintessential British gentlemanly humour to present, discuss or solve complex challenges and act as an enabler for anyone with a curious learning disposition.

Maxim’s interest is in the principles that are the meeting point for life’s multiple disciplines, where function, design, group purpose, architecture and social change meet and blend. Current major projects are a PhD in Metaphysics on ‘The Nature of Being’; ‘Orpheus Rising,’ the new feature film project based on an award winning script that integrates games design into the full production process, and a consultancy service to enable individuals, groups and organizations to obtain clarity and plan ahead effectively.

Maxim is the author of the Adobe Premiere Pro Classroom in a Book, the Adobe Premiere Pro Learn By Video course, and 23 other courses housed at


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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7:00pm

Bright Family 2K Screening Room
The Paramount Center
559 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111


SPECIAL VALIDATED $14 FLAT RATE PARKING:: *SALVATORE’S (545 Washington Street, directly between The Paramount Center and The Boston Opera House) offers validated discount parking for a $14 flat rate between 4pm-5am at LAFAYETTE GARAGE, across the street from the restaurant and inside the Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston) – stop by before BOSCPUG at Salvatore’s for a bite to eat or coffee/drink!

Via public transportation: – Orange Line: Take the Chinatown Exit

– Red Line: Take the Park Street Exit

– Green Line: Take the Boylston Street exit

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SMPTE/New England meetings are usually held at 7:00pm (refreshments at 6:30) on the third Wednesday of every month from September through June. Locations vary to allow attendees to tour various sites of interest. You don't have to be a SMPTE member to attend and there is no admission charge. Students and the public are invited to attend. Join our e-mail meeting announcements list and we'll send you e-mail every month so you don't have to keep on checking the web site. You don't have to be a member to get these announcements.

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Updated: 14 February 2015
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor

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