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Next meeting: Monday October 16th. Have a topic/film you’d like to present?

TOCPUG meetings are now held on MONDAYS.

We already have a bunch of topics to hit on:
– GH5 Firmware 2.0.  This is quite the update, and it pushes the GH5 into H.265 – 6K territory!

If you recently made a film/doc/etc, and would like to present an excerpt/short, let us know!

 
Our group of industry types are a fantastic sounding board.  TOCPUG has some of the best
Q&A ever!  
Also, if there is an app/trick you’d like to present/tutorialize on, or a gadget you’d like to show/present,
let us know!
Next meeting: MONDAY October 16th – 7-9pm . 
 550 St. Clair West – 2nd Floor
 Toronto.
TOCPUG is open to all/forever free.

Next TOCPUG meeting: Sept 19th

You're an animal! 

No, worse. Human! -  Runaway Train (1987)

Can you believe it?  Summer is simply flying through.  What’s also flying are all the amazing projects fellow TOCPUG’ers are cranking out!

A few things about TOCPUG:

  • WE LOVE MOVIES. Yes, many of us have learned the language of “Movie-Speak”
  • We’re not just a ‘tech group’ blabbing about shit you’ve read on tech-blogs.  We’ll cover tech, but we’ll also tear it apart.
  • The prevailing belief:  Art/Technology 50/50.

If you are new to Toronto: A Poet, A film school grad, a wedding/corporate videomaker, an indie horror filmmaker, an actor, veteran of film/tv and would like to meet the BEST in the biz?:  TOCPUG is for you.

We are open to all and FOREVER FREE.

“Forever Free” means many things:

  • Free of ‘membership fees’:  We will never ask for $$ or “Sign up”.  Those who fund this group do so strictly out of a fervent belief in the mission.
  • Free of self-censorship: We don’t stream/record our meetings, which gives the best platform in simply coming out and ‘telling it like it is’.  Our members love the freedom to vent/praise/experience the wild debate/discussions and politic-free presentations!
  • Open to All: History has repeatedly proven, insular group-think is a disaster: that sort of thinking is a dead-end.  It’s an investment in failure.
  • Open to All: Yes, even though FCPX has been a disaster on wheels, we offer comprehensive “FCPX rehab” clinics to those willing to make the ‘first step’.
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For the past three years,  we’ve run the group with one basic principle:  Just the facts.

This group focuses/discusses many of the topics/things tech-blogs/tech-sites either doesn’t cover, or (you can guess why) WON’T.

Three years on:  TOCPUG’s best days are ahead!

See you all there Sept 19th,2017!

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April 4th – Anamorphic Lenses & Geiger Counter Fun!

April 4th’s meeting is shaping up! (dates got moved around as a result of March break)
If you have a short film you’d like to show/present, let us know.
Along with a tutorial/seminar on Anamorphic lenses (A must for anyone serious about ‘movie magic)
I recently came across this article:
and the list of lenses possibly containing Thorium:  http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Radioactive_lenses
Seeing as many here probably are vintage lens collectors 
(Can’t beat the look of imperfect glass!), bring it in!
We’ll have a Geiger Counter that night to detect 
your glass for any ionizing particles.
Anyone ‘concerned’ regarding rads, this chart helps put everything into context: https://xkcd.com/radiation/
April 4th 7-9pm: 
550 St. Clair West, 2nd Floor (Close to St. Clair West Subway)
Open to all/Forever Free.

 

Hitchcock in the house Feb 28th

Austin Hitchcock will give a demo intro on 360 vr. 7-8 pm time slot.

Tomorrow at TOCPUG!  550 St. Clair West Toronto: 2nd floor 
Hitchcock always had a history of going 180

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February 28th’s meeting is a go!

Hi/Bonjour fellow TOCPUG’ers

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February 28th’s meeting is a go!
550 St. Clair West, 2nd Floor 
Close to St. Clair West Subway.
7pm – Greetings and Q&A’s – If you are new to the group/have a question our group might be able to answer?  This is your chance.
– Panasonic GH5.  An in depth presentation/discussion on Panny’s new M43 4:2:2 10-bit cam.
– Came Gimbal with GH4. Palm-sized servo stabilizers are all the rage,  are they worth the ???
– Short film presentation.
8pm – Break
8:10pm – Virtual Reality:  WERVR  https://wervr.ca/
Fad or future?  A relic from the 90s making a comeback?
Lawnmower Man time?

TOCPUG hosts monthly meetings, showcasing the best in the biz.
If you are a film student, or a longtime industry pro: This group is for you.

Open to All / Forever Free

Sept 20th!

Welcome to the official site for the Toronto Creative Pro Users Group (TOCPUG.CA)

Presentation spots are open for the 20th meeting, if you shot something you’d like to present/Q&A or an app you’d like to seminar on, let us know!

TOCPUG is a great way to meet fellow editors, cinematographers, directors, etc in the biz.

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The goal of TOCPUG is to showcase the best in the biz here in the 416. We’re hardware/software agnostic, which means:

We are open to all apps/disciplines.
If you’re a filmmaker, a wedding videographer, graphic designer, a writer,  an app programmer, or someone just wanting to learn a new ‘trick of the trade’: This group is for you.

Forever free, open to all.  

We meet every third Tuesday of the month.

 

E-mail: info@tocpug.ca

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tocpug

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