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TOCPUG: March 19th – 7pm SHARP – Double Thrill!

Hello/Bonjour fellow TOCPUG’ers

Monday March 19th’s meeting is a GO.
550 St. Clair West, 2nd floor (Close to St. Clair West Subway)
 
web: tocpug.ca
twitter: @tocpug

We have the following set for the night, meeting starts at 7pm SHARP:
– AMD Threadripper 18-Core PC turned into a MAC! (The REAL Mac Pro!)
Come in person to SEE this BEAST of system in action, presenter will discuss the do/don’ts and everything it took in turning this BEAST of a CPU into a KILLER MAC! (at a fraction the cost!)
– 2D/3D animating for the corporate world (Special presenter)
Main presenter, will showcase his various commercial/projects and step by step go through the process from conception to animating/delivery to the client 2D/3D animation.  
This is a growing career segment of the market,
generating Hollywood level animation for the industrial/corporate world.
Doors open at 6pm, arrive early to talk shop and play 
FREE ARCADE CLASSICS! (For serious).
TOCPUG is open to all / forever free

Next meeting: This Monday February 26th – 7-9pm

Next meeting: This Monday February 26th – 7-9pm (Drop by earlier for the famous ‘pregame chat’ and grab a free timbit!)
550 St. Clair West, Toronto. (Close to St. Clair West Subway) All are welcome/forever free.

Special presenter: Robert Alsop
4K Mats in Premiere Pro/Compositing
 

Robert Alsop is owner and operator of Red Truck Productions.

As a freelance producer/video editor, Robert focuses on working with independent producers and production companies in delivering online video content.

Area of expertise is in post-production, producing creative editorial video content. Recent work includes corporate videos highlighting products and services for trade shows and websites. Currently interests include digital photography, developing a portfolio for landscape and art photography.

Here is a link to Robert’s website highlights:

Additional topics:
– Drones in 2018: Already antiquated ‘rules’:  Night illumination (concept).
– ‘bag of tricks’
– Panasonic GH5, thoughts on the aftermath of shooting a doc/tv series.
– Upcoming tutorial seminar (need feedback)
If there’s a video you made/a topic you’d like to seminar/present on:  Let us know!  Whether you’re a film school grad, a wedding videographer, or a film/tv professional, drop by.
The best two hours you’ll spend meeting the best in the biz.

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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Next meeting: September!

That’s a wrap! Another great year of TOCPUG meetings! We will start up again in September, have a productive/safe summer.

Keep an eye on this page, our facebook and twitter for updates, musings and networking.  If you’d like to present at our fall meeting, have a film you’d like to Q&A on, an app to seminar, a topic you feel important for the Toronto Creative Pro Users Group: LET US KNOW.

Links/Leads from meeting:


 



BIG thanks to omniviewtech.ca  for their fast hour of drones/gimbals/giving the lowdown on drone usage in Canada.

Reps at Omniviewtech offers full ‘turnkey’ operation offering customizable drone/gimbals/legal info/professional operator contacts and repair services!

Also, big thanks to Troy Gibson for contacting them/making this all possible!

TOCPUG.CA

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TOCPUG APRIL 4 GEIGER COUNTER RESULTS ~ Next Meeting May 2nd

FANTASTIC NIGHT!  Great turnout, and lots of vintage glass to scan!  

Based upon this article which mentions  vintage lenses from the 1930-70s containing Thorium: https://petapixel.com/2013/05/03/deca…

TOCPUG offered free geiger counting services on the night of April 4th. Attendees who brought in their vintage glass, could see if it was radioactive.

Here are the results. Keep in mind, Thorium is an alpha decaying radiation, not great to keep near the eyes, but generally safe to use.

Lots of internet discussion over “Thorium lenses”, this summates it nicely: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/c…

 

This chart also puts radiation in perspective: https://xkcd.com/radiation/

 

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