Creative Pro User Group Network: Third Annual London SuperMeet

On Friday, June 28, the Creative Pro User Group Network will host their world-famous SuperMeet in London, the largest gathering of Final Cut Studio, Avid and Adobe editors, HDSLR filmmakers and digital content creators and Gurus on the Planet. Network over Cocktails, learn new techniques, hear from experts in the field and be part of their world-famous raffle, as you celebrate the third anniversary of the London SuperMeet and the eleventh anniversary of Creative Pro SuperMeets.

Be there:

(Thanks to Dan Berube of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group and FCPUG for this tip!)

Dr. Tom Travisano: Named 2013 Guggenheim Fellow

Dr. Thomas J. Travisano, husband of long-time MUG ONE President and Apple User Group Advisory Board member Elsa Travisano, was recently named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, an award given for almost 90 years by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and among the most distinctive and prestigious honors an artist or a scholar can achieve. Congrats to the Travisano family on this well-earned honor.

Learn about MUG ONE.

Learn more about Dr. Travisano’s award.

MacGroup Detroit: How To Upgrade Your Mac

When Terry White founded MacGroup Detroit on August 24 in 1986, none of the group could have foreseen how the group would grow. From multiple well-attended SIGs and main meetings, to a BBS with over 500 registered members (serving both local members and those at a distance), to a YouTube channel for sharing meeting presentations and more, the members and officers of MacGroup Detroit have kept the excitement going through hard work and a friendly atmosphere.

At their April 28 meeting, MacGroup member David McGuire offered insights for upgrading members’ Macs. The best part is that Terry posted the presentation to the group’s channel on YouTube, making it available to the community.

View the MacGroup Detroit April 28, 2013 presentation.

MacGroup on Facebook regularly offers reviews and ideas.

Check out the MacGroup members-only BBS.

Visit MacGroup Detroit.

(Thanks to Terry, David and MacGroup Detroit for this great resource.)

BOSCPUG and BAVUG: Networking Workflow Mixer

On May 29 the Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) and the Boston Avid Users Group (BAVUG) will host a networking workflow mixer at the Revere Hotel. Writer, director and colorist Alexis van Hurkman will offer a preview of DaVinci Resolve 10, followed by a Q & A session. Of course, every BOSCPUG event features an impressive raffle and this one includes a copy of DaVinci Resolve and other treasures.

Be there!

Learn about BAVUG.

Learn about BOSCPUG.


Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society: Springfest 2013

The officers and members of the Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society (HMAUS) certainly know how to pack a lot of fun and useful information into a single day. This year’s Springfest 2013 started with a Keynote by TidBIT’s author Joe Kissell followed by a Panel Discussion featuring Creative Resources Technology Group’s CEO Russell Poucher and Kamehameha Schools’ IT Specialist Beth Grech in person, with AgileBits’ Kelly Guimont and Dolly Drive’s Mark Ross by video-chat. Next came Lunch Bunch sessions covering doing presentations with Apple TV and using Apple Preview, followed by Make and Take Activities featuring professional photographer Patrick Delos Santos. Amazingly, this was only the first half of the day!

After the group’s Annual Meeting and announcement of newly-elected officers, there were Afternoon Breakout Sessions, including  Mike Harada, art instructor, teaching attendees how to use Sketchbook Pro using a finger as a brush, Keynote on Steroids by HMAUS MacLearn workshop teacher Ross Rasmussen, Switch! and Apple in Your Business? by Creative Resources Technology Group’s CEO Russell Poucher, iOS Bootcamp by HMAUS MacLearn workshop teacher Gregg Kamei and Adventures with High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography by PPH Portrait Photographer of the Year (2009, 2010, 2012) Willard Poindexter, CPP, F-PPH. Add in door prizes that included swag and an iPad min and a free O’Reilly e-book for every attendee, and the day was amazing. Member’s cost to attend? Free.

Find out about HMAUS

(Thanks to Ambassador and Board President Ron Albu for sending in this great tip!)

Ben Waldie: 5 Automator Workflows Everyone Should Have

User group members know that Ben Waldie wears many hats: president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript and workflow automation consulting services to Mac-based businesses, founder of the Philadelphia Area AppleScript User’s Group, Macworld and UGU presenter, host of the Mac Automation Made Simple video training series and author of many popular books.

Did you know that he also provides a wonderful service to Mac users worldwide: a scripting column for Macworld. Ben reminds users not to be intimidated by Automator: scripts are wonderful for completing repetitive tasks and many are easy to assemble.

Check out Ben’s May 10 column titled 5 Automator Workflows Everyone Should Have.

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