Educating NYC's Digital Filmmakers

February Theme: Compression In-Depth

January's spectacularly successful re-launch of our MoPictive Monthly Meetings continues in our new venue: the Helen Mills Screening room - featuring 130 stadium-style seats, with a projection booth, 5.1 surround system, free food and soda, and an opportunity to meet and network with a wide range of New York City's best and brightest filmmakers.

February Theme: Compression In-Depth

After editorial is finished, your picture is color corrected, and the mix is laid back you've got to get your film to your audience. Almost always this means some form of compression. There are 1,001 ways to compress video badly. There are only a few ways to do it well. This month's meeting focuses on two different approaches - via the web and via optical disc. We are also continuing MoPictive Shorts; a monthly event showcasing some of NYC's best storytellers in a 15 minute or less short film format, including a Q & A after the screening. Also returning, Audio for Editors, Part 3 and Ned's Toy Box.

Doors open: 6:00pm
Meeting starts: 6:30pm
Cover Charge: $5


The Lineup:

(this is our latest itinerary, which is guaranteed to change - frequently)

Grand Prize Raffle: Telestream Episode EncoderPro ($995 value)


Compression In-Depth

The Art of Compressing for the Web

Craig Seeman returns to MoPictive to explore compressing for the web. Craig will cover:

  • 'Best practices' with an emphasis on how to create professional web-based video for the web’s most popular video-sharing sites. He will be working with Telestream's excellent compression softwareEpisode EncoderPro.
  • h.265: Understanding this pervasive new codec
  • HTML 5's new 'video' tag: How it promises to impact the landscape for web video delivery.

The State of BluRay and BluRay on the Mac

We are extremely pleased to host NetBlender at this meeting. They are the creators of DoStudio, a professional BluRay authoring app with WYSIWYG Java menu creation - perfect for us non-programmer types. Topics covered in this presentation:

  • Industry Transition: DVD to Blu-ray
  • AACS Licensing Fees: How it works, who pays what fees (you or your client?)
  • Blu-ray on the Mac (why waiting for Apple might cost you)
  • Bootcamp set-up
  • AVC BD encoding with Compressor
  • NetBlender DoStudio Authoring
  • Blu-ray Menu Design with Photoshop: Time to Think Different (again)
  • Advanced Interactivity: Your iPhone is part of the Blu-ray experience

MoPictive Shorts

With our great new screening room at Helen Mills, MoPictive is bringing back one of its early signature segments, Show & Tell. This time around, we're calling it MoPictive Shorts - showcasing the tri-state's best storytellers in the 15 minute and under short film art form.

MoPictive Shorts February Selection: Not yet announced...


Audio For Editors, Part 3

Jamie Hitchings returns for a more in-depth look at how editors can use SoundtrackPro to improve the overall quality of their sound.


Ned's Toy Box

Join us as MoPictive’s own Ned Soltz demos his favorite of the latest gear that has floated across his product reviewer’s desk. We never know what Ned’s going to pull out of his Toy Box!


MoPictive Board of Directors Elections: It's that time of year where our slate of BoD's get newly elected or re-elected. Here's the 2010 slate:

  • Patrick Inhofer,  President (returning)
  • Ned Soltz: Vice President (new)
  • Josh Apter: Director of Education (returning)
  • Jim Moore: Member-At-Large (returning, new role)

Monthly Doorprize Raffle

MoPictive Board Member Jim Moore has a full lineup of donated products to be raffled away! Everyone who attends will get at least 3 raffle ticket with their entry. Additional tickets can be purchased during the meeting.


Date
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 from 6:30 PM8:30 AM
Location
137 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10001



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