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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.

TOCPUG.CA @ TFO_LUV Event – May 16th

Ethics Statement: TOCPUG has not been compensated/etc: our opinions are solely our own. Our goal has always remained the same “Showcase the best in the biz”. The following is a summary of a special onetime tour of a groundbreaking virtual studio.   TOCPUG starts up again this September. We are open to all/free.  If you are a filmmaker/creative type, this group is for you.

On May 16th/2017: TOCPUG capped off the finale of another successful year of showcasing the best in the business…with a tour of TFO’s “LUV” virtual studio!  It was a fun/informative night, the kind staffers at TFO answered ALL of our questions and made it clear: They’re ‘open for business’.

The line between production/post is clearly becoming blurred with this leading tech.  The ability to composite/track/render in real-time fully realized 3D ‘worlds’ was revelatory.

Technology in the past decade has made amazing strides in reducing the cost of post-production, however live-to-air virtual studio productions will further reduce costs/diminish the ‘turnaround’ time needed.

In the past, it was routine for many t.v. dramas/comedies to air ‘live’. Some might even remember NBC’s “E.R.” in the 90s broadcasting an episode live (twice! East/West Coast).

Summary: TFO’s LUV studio is pushing greenscreen in it’s natural direction:  Beyond post with real-time deliverables.  I see this technology scaling ‘up’, with photorealism: dramatic programming is in the cards.

If you are a producer/production and would like to discuss with TFO the use of this studio/tech, contact: Cliff Lavallee at clavallee@tfo.org

http://www.groupemediatfo.org/luv/

(TOCPUG supplied snacks: No Timbits!)

Control room tour, keyword: SPEED

Real-time, no setup: clean compositing with the LUV system.

No green screen spillage, even with water.

Cameras are equipped with motion trackers.

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

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G01qjOeL0gc&w=560&h=315]

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/TOCPUG.CA/

Site update: WordPress is ASS.

This site is under construction.  Wordpress (I only switched over to this crap-sandwich
for linkable posts/connectivity) is slow/difficult to use,  for the latest fun musings:

Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/tocpug and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TOCPUG.CA/

Next meeting: September 20th, if you’d like to present, drop us a line!

info@tocpug.ca