If you are attending IBC this year then make sure you stay for the 4th annual SuperMeet on Sunday the 11th of September. The full guest lineup has been published too.
The tagline that is being used to describe the event is "The 4 A's to be on stage representing Community plus Choice" We've been to quite a few SuperMeets and there's a lot more to them then that and that's not taking into account the 'world famous raffle' either!
This years Amsterdam SuperMeet is again being held at the Hotel Krasnapolsky which is on Dam Square right in the heart of the city. The early bird pricing for the event runs out on Thursday so if you are thinking of going, we'd book a ticket soon as these events normally sell out and you'll get €5 off too.
Doors open at 16:00 with the "SuperMeet Digital Showcase" featuring over 23 software and hardware developers. SuperMeet Presentations will begin at 19:00 and continue until 23:00.
Featured to appear on stage will be Michael Wohl, one of the creators of the original Final Cut Pro, who will show off the latest on the new Final Cut Pro X from Apple. "I'm excited to join the SuperMeet cast and crew once again in Amsterdam," states Wohl, who has recently authored two books on Final Cut Pro X for Peachpit Press, the Visual QuickPro Guide (co-authored with Lisa Brenneis) and Apple Pro Training Series: Advanced Final Cut Pro X. Wohl has also just released over 15 hours of training videos on Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 for MacProVideo.com. "There's a lot of myths circulating in the industry as to what Final Cut Pro X can and cannot do," states Wohl. "That's my focus at the SuperMeet, to clear up the confusion about what Final Cut Pro X editors can do now."
Also featured on stage will be the welcome return of Jason Levine, Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe. Levine will showcase “Adobe Premiere Pro 5.5 for Final Cut Pro editors.”
Avid will also return on stage with a very special guest editor from Hollywood who will talk about Avid workflow and show off the latest version of Media Composer. (We'll update this when confirmed)
Autodesk is back with filmmaker and visual effects artist Jim Geduldick, who just recently joined Autodesk. Geduldick will focus on the editorial tools and workflow available within Smoke on Mac OS X using RED Epic footage filmed by Geduldick and premiering at the SuperMeet.
Blackmagic Design will bring to the stage London-based colorist Dado Valentic, an award-winning artist known for his grading work on the BAFTA winning ‘Flying with Monsters’ (2011), the world’s first 3D opera ‘Carmen in 3D’ (2011), and 3D commercials for Panasonic, Red Bull and Nintendo. Valento will discuss his workflow using the latest Davinci Resolve for Mac.
On behalf of Red Giant Software, DSLR Guru Philip Bloom will screen “The Best of Bloom,” a special compilation of video clips for the SuperMeet encompassing Bloom's best work over the last year.
Rounding out the evening will be the always wild and fun "World Famous Raffle," where over €30,000 (Euros) worth of valuable filmmaker-related prizes will be handed out to dozens of lucky winners.
Doors will open at 16:30 with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring over 20 software and hardware developers including Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Avid, Adobe, Genarts, Atomos, Pond 5, G-Tech, Matrox, Noise Industries, Media Machine, Maxon, Future Store, B&H, College of Multimedia, SAE Institute, Red Giant Software, Glyph, iCentre, Pearson, Qube Cinema and others. Here, attendees can enjoy a few cocktails, mingle and party with industry peers, network one on one with leading manufacturers and learn about the latest trends in collaborative editing workflows for post production and broadcast markets.
Philip Bloom is also having a 'DSLR Meetup' on the Saturday, venue yet to be decided so check out his Facebook page for more details.
© Pictures of Amsterdam courtesy of Amsterdam.info