The East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups Premieres at DV Expo East


Technology showcase will feature latest digital innovations and noted industry leaders

Last Updated: July 17, 2005 2:58 pm GMT
(New York, NY -- July 16, 2005) The East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups, today announced that their first ever meeting will take place at the Digital Video Expo East exhibition. This July 19 event offers industry professionals the opportunity to see the latest innovations from the Apple Pro Applications. Attendees will have a chance to learn about the powerful new features Final Cut Pro HD, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and Livetype.

"We’re providing attendees the opportunity to meet with other users – experts in production, lighting, audio and of course all the Apple applications you love,” said BOSFCPUG President Daniel Berube. ”The East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups will have a show booth and an event with Apple users sharing their projects, stories and solutions.”

Meeting Date & Time
The first meeting of the ECFCPUG takes place Tuesday, July 19 from 11 am to 2 pm on the exhibition floor at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. This event is open to all Digital Video Expo East exhibition attendees. A $5 cash donation lets you participate in the raffle. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $3. More than $10,000 in prizes were provided by sponsors including AJA, Blackmagic, Bonolabs, Boris FX, DMTS,, Disc Makers, and more.

“What a way to start the show, by joining friends from Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Washington, DC, and New Jersey,” said NYFCUG leader Michael Vitti. “The NYFCUG is thrilled to roll out the carpet to welcome all digital storytellers.”

Industry leaders like motion graphics and titling specialists Rob Birnholz (Absolute Motion Graphics), Paul Heriot (Sleepless Knights Media), Anne Renehan (editor and Boris FX), editors Geoffrey Richman (Murderball) and Sean Cullen (assistant to Walter Murch), and media producers Gerry Wenner (director) and Dennis & Jackie Peters (HeavyBag Media) will share their stories, solutions and creativity at this event.

Booth and Free Registration Information
As part of Digital Video Expo East exhibition, the East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups is also exhibiting in booth 318 from July 19-21, 2005. Stop by to gain new tricks of the trade from industry experts or to find out how you can join your local FCP user group. Until July 15, users can register for a free exhibition pass using the ECFCPUG code. To register, please visit

The following speakers will appear in the East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups booth on the hour: Josh Apter of Manhattan Edit Workshop, Rob Birnholz of Absolute Motion Graphics, James Conklin of Total Training, Zax Dow of Zaxwerks, Paul Heriot of Sleepless Knights Media, Michael Vitti of VittiPhoto Productions, Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance and Digital Production BuZZ, Patrick Inhofer of Apple Pie Editorial, Jim Kanter of Digital Film Institute, Estelle McGechie of Apple, Dennis and Jackie Peters of HeavyBag Media, Mary Plummer of Invision Digital, Anne Renehan of Boris FX, Gerry Wenner of Wenner Digital Media and Eliza Zazzara, Total Training.

About The East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups - ECFCPUG
The East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups is a community of Final Cut Pro enthusiasts, digital filmmakers and broadcast professionals sharing ideas and concerns encompassing the use of Final Cut Pro and related digital cinema tools. The ECFCPUG is a subset of the FCP Network, providing additional community opportunities for the members of the Atlanta, Boston, Connecticut, New York City, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, and Washington, DC Final Cut Pro User Groups. ECFCPUG is committed to developing editing skills, workflow, expression, and communication for its nearly 10,000 members. The group provides both advocacy and education about Digital Filmmaking on the Macintosh as well as membership opportunities for learning and professional growth. ECFCPUG builds connections between storytellers who want to lead the Digital Filmmaking revolution. For more information, visit


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