Mountain View: Mac Tip Fest Meeting Idea

For the December 3 Mac SIG meeting of Arizona’s  Mountain View Computer Users Group they featured a Tip Fest: more than 64 useful tips shared by members for members. What a wonderful way to offer ideas across multiple applications and categories. This is a meeting idea that can provide information of value to every member, from power user to newbie.


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Learn About Social Media: CDPUG and NCMUG

Social media is everywhere and keeping up with the news can be a challenge. On December 26, 2011, Stuart Smith, Website Director for Notre Dame College, and Dan Yurman, a marketing and communications specialist, of the Cleveland Digital Publishing User Group will offer an overview of all things Twitter, from use to measurement of influence and much more. Do you know who you are reaching or how the matrix of feed types can affect your message?

On January 17, 2012, the North Coast Mac Users Group will host Kerry Rego of Kerry Rego Consulting. Kerry will offer guidance on the basic uses of social media, tools currently in use and ones on the horizon that may be the “disruptors” that change the way we interact.

See what these members are learning.


Cleveland Digital Publishing User Group


Final Cut Pro Network: SuperMeet San Francisco

The Final Cut Pro Network, including SF Cutters, Lafcpug, BOSFCPUG and other FCPUG and digital video user groups around the globe, invites creatives, collaborative editors, HDSLR fimmakers, digital content creators and their associates to enjoy cocktails, networking and more with industry peers while learning about the latest trends in collaborative editing workflows! What? The eleventh annual San Francisco Super Meet. Where? Robertson Auditorium – 1675 Owens Street – San Francisco. When? – Friday, January 27, 2012 (Doors open 3:00PM for SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring 35 vendors and Open Screen Theater).

Be there.


Boston Final Cut Pro User Group

Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group

CapMac: Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus on the State of the Mac

On December 13 Austin’s Capitol Mac (CapMac) hosted Bob LeVitus as he delivered his popular “State of the Mac” address.  Bob Levitus, better known as “Dr. Mac,” is one of the top-selling authors of Mac and Apple books on the planet. Funny, smart, honest and incredibly down-to-earth (and a wonderful musician as well), Bob is one of the true gems of the user group community.

What fun!

NCMUG Video SIG: A Tribute to Steve

Jon Jones, North Coast Mac Users Group (NCMUG) Board member and Video SIG leader, put together a short tribute video for the NCMUG Video SIG’s YouTube channel. Jon used clips from notable product unveilings by Steve Jobs, set to the Vangelis music used by Mr. Jobs for the introduction of the original Macintosh computer, along with additional backdrop imagery created by a visualization specialist at Twitter who collected tweets related to Steve Jobs’ passing. The image at the close of the video is an altered Apple logo repurposed as a tribute design for Steve Jobs and created by a 19-year old design student in Hong Kong.

NCMUG’s YouTube channel:

(Thanks to President Lorene Romero and Vice President Ronnie Roche for this tip.)

Filmmaker: BOSFCPUG and Emerson College Collaborate

Join members of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group (BOSFCPUG), students from Emerson College’s Department of Media and Visual Arts, guests and film fans for the next installment in their collaborative Filmmaker series: a conversation with leading industry filmmakers and experts. The event will feature Bobbie O’Steen (“Cut to the Chase” and “The Invisible Cut”) for an in-depth discussion of the editing on Mike Nichols’ “The Graduate.” During the evening, Bobbie will screen important scenes and describe how they were edited to produce a classic. The price? Free to registered attendees.


Boston Final Cut Pro User Group:

DCFCPUG: Holiday Gathering at GVEXPO

On November 30, the District of Columbia Final Cut Pro User Group (DCFCPUG) will host its combined November and December meeting with a special event during the Government Video Expo (GVEXPO), one of the East Coast’s largest gathering of video and broadcasting pros. With tasty treats from sponsor AJA Video, demos of Smoke on the Mac and ToolFarm plug ins, a keynote presentation by Gary Adcock and a bounteous raffle, what more could an Expo attendee want?

Join in the fun.

Visit the District of Columbia Final Cut Pro User Group.


San Gabriel Valley: Mac101 Clinic

Members of the San Gabriel Valley Macintosh Users Group (SGVMUG) will be able to ask the experts during Mac101, on November 21 at the Pasadena Central Public Library.  The experts include Pat Dengler, Chris Keller, Dave Whitby, Billy Chang and Andrew Zima. Want to know about Lions new features? Questions about iOS on your mobile devices? Interested in hidden features? SGVMUG’s Mac 101 Clinic is the place to be.

Check it out!