Final Cut Crescent City All-Star Speaker Roster Announced, Registration Open for Oct. 22-25 Event
Posted Oct 5, 2009

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Bringing a unique experience to the Apple Final Cut Studio user community, from October 22-25 2009, and the first of it's kind, this event offers you the chance to meet and learn from some of the top trainers in the nation, to meet and network with other users from around the country, and be inspired by the New Orleans French Quarter's food, music, art, culture, and charm. All at a very affordable price, during one of the best times of the year to visit this historic and beautiful destination. With the French Quarter at the front door of the Westin, you really will be in the heart of America's most charming and magical cities, as well as it's third largest and most historic port. With the best restaurants, music clubs, art galleries, and more, this will be one event sure to please everyone.

Be aware that seating is limited so get registered now! We look forward to seeing you there.

Westin Canal Place, New Orleans, LA.
Full registration includes Steamboat Natchez reception and Q&A discussion panel.
Special event room & parking rates available.
See web site for details and registration.

Thursday, Oct. 22: 6-9 Steamboat Natchez , Reception

Friday, Oct 23: 8-12 Larry Jordan, FCP Power Editing
2-6 Ben Balser, Utilizing Motion 3

Saturday, Oct 24: 8-12 Alexis Van Hurkman, Color Grading
2-6 Bruce Nazarian, Optical Disc and MORE for the Mac

Sunday, Oct 25: 9-12 Q&A Discussion Panel and Raffle

Larry Jordan is a producer, director, editor, consultant and trainer with over 25 years video production and post-production experience. He is currently using his award-winning skills in training editors to use Final Cut Studio. He is the Executive Producer and Host of Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ, as well as the Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Edit Well, the Rich- Media Newsletter for Final Cut Studio.

Bruce Nazarian, "the Digital Guy", is an award-winning DVD Producer and Author, and current President of the IDMA, the International Digital Media Alliance. He specializes in consulting and digital media production for video, audio, DVD, Blu-ray Disc and the Web. He is CEO of Digital Media Consulting Group, Inc. He is also a guide for the DVD Studio Pro forum.

Alexis Van Hurkman is a writer, director, and colorist based in New York, working on a wide variety of narrative and documentary programming, color correcting programming that's aired on Mojo HD, The History Channel, BBC Four, and WNET, among others. He has written extensively with books including the "Encyclopedia of Color Correction," and the user manuals for Apple Computer's Color, Shake, and Final Cut Pro 4.

Ben Balser is an Apple Certified Trainer and Support Professional, IT engineer, consultant, producer. He writes the "Cut Lines" column for EventDV magazine, and is founder of the South Louisiana Final Cut Pro Users Group. Ben teaches pro apps for AATCs along the east cost and at local southeast Louisiana events such as the Acadiana Film Festival. He also helped create the AATC program at the New Orleans Video Access Center, and is the producer of FC3.

Along with a beautiful cruise up and down the Mississippi river on the steamboat Natchez during our reception on Thursday evening, two hours for lunch each day, and the evening seminars ending at 6pm, the discussion panel ending at noon on Sunday, and the French Quarter at the Westin's doorstep, you will be afforded plenty of time and opportunity to experience the people, architecture, art, atmosphere, music, and cuisine of the historic French Quarter during the Final Cut - Crescent City event. Natives of New Orleans attending and the Westin's staff can help guide you to venues that you'll find very enjoyable. If you have any question, please visit us at
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