Films Created With Final Cut Pro To Premier at Macworld Creativepro Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 30, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that the Final Cut Pro User Group (FCPUG) Network will host the third FCPUG Network Theater at Macworld CreativePro Conference & ExpoTM, taking place July 14-18, 2003 at New York City's Javits Center. Located in booth #866 on the event's expo floor July 16-18, the film theater will showcase films created by user group members as well as educational sessions.


Regular 15-minute showings of the best original works created by FCPUG Network members will fill the theater schedule. These "15 of Final Cut" films have been selected from dozens of entries submitted by members from around the world. Each of these films will be screened on DVD in order to demonstrate DVD Studio Pro's ease of use.

The theater schedule will also feature educational programming by talented artists and digital video gurus over the three days. A total of 19 45-minute sessions will focus on various aspects of Final Cut Pro 4, DVD Studio Pro 2 and digital video on the Macintosh. Representatives from Apple will also present three sessions each day to complement the FCPUG member presentations.

The FCPUG Network Theater will allow attendees to mingle with members from various Final Cut Pro User Groups within the United States and abroad. FCPUG members from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Jersey will be present, as well as members hailing from international locations such as London, Quebec and Mexico City. Attendees will have the chance to learn how artists, graphic designers and motion graphics artists are using the uniquely creative workflow of Final Cut Pro to meet their sophisticated needs, both professionally and aesthetically.

The third FCPUG Network Theater is sponsored in part by ThinkStock Royalty Free Footage, Canon USA, Focus Enhancements, Contour Design and Focal Press.

"To be in tune with the purpose of Macworld CreativePro, we want to provide a theater experience for the attendee that balances the classroom with real-world, aesthetic examples of Final Cut Pro in use," said Daniel Berube, leader of the Boston Final Cut Pro User Group and co-founder of the FCPUG Network. "We'd like to jumpstart people's creativity. As Final Cut Pro User Groups continue to spring up across the country and abroad, it empowers us to focus on and celebrate the cultural creativity and diversity flowing through the works that members create."

Filmmakers and digital video professionals can also take part in Macworld CreativePro's Professional Video conference track, part of the event's Level 2 conference program. This track offers more than 15 sessions focused on Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express and other tools for the digital video professional. These in-depth, technical presentations will be taught by well-known experts, including Gary Adcock of Studio 37; film editor Billy Sheahan of Swell, Inc.; Emmy Award-winning director/producer Dennis Burgin; author Richard Harrington, and additional instructors from Ben Waggoner Digital, Alias Wavefront, Apple, Avid Technology, The Mac Trainers, Ripple Training, R/com Networks and Gnome Digital Media.

On Thursday, July 17 the FCPUG Network will also present a special "All Things FCP 4 and DVD Studio Pro 2" evening event starting at 5pm in the Grand Ballroom at the New Yorker Hotel. This event will feature Brian Meaney, Product Designer of Final Cut Pro 4; Paul Saccone, Product Manager of Final Cut Pro 4; and Brian Schmidt, Product Manager of DVD Studio Pro 2.

Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo is presented by IDG World Expo and Apple. Additional information about Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo is available at www.macworldexpo.com.

About the Final Cut Pro User Group Network

The Final Cut Pro User Group Network is a worldwide community of Final Cut Pro and Digital Video User Groups officially recognized by Apple. The network's mission is to build connections between Final Cut Pro users, filmmakers and professionals who wish to lead the DV revolution. The FCP UG Network provides both advocacy and education about Digital Video on the Macintosh and membership opportunities for learning and growth in Digital Storytelling. More information is available at www.fcpugnetwork.org.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, Integrated Security Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Global SeriesTM and Portable Power Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

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