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By Elinor Actipis | Friday, April 13, 2012

Visual storytelling—and lynda.com—at the CPUG Supermeet

Eleventh Annual Las Vegas CPUG Supermeet logo

On April 17, 2012, lynda.com will be taking part in the Eleventh Annual Las Vegas CPUG Supermeet gathering, which is an annual highlight of the 2012 NAB Show. A valuable networking opportunity and forum, the Supermeet is a great place for the video post-production community to exchange feedback on each other’s work and get new product previews, such as the sneak peak of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X that was presented at the 2011 Supermeet.

Each year the CPUG Supermeet features great speakers, with this year’s list including Morgan Spurlock, Shane Hurlbut, ASC, and Adobe Premiere Pro product manager Al Mooney.

The Supermeet is organized by the Creative Pro User Group (CPUG) network, formerly known as the Final Cut Pro User Group (FCPUG). I asked Dan Berube, head of the Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG), about the name change and what was gained—other than a shorter acronym.

Dan’s take: “BOSCPUG is all about visual storytelling, which comes naturally for us, and we’re very passionate in what we do for our outreach. It’s silly to define yourself by one tool—especially for a creative person. You cannot now just define yourself as one type of editor; you are a storyteller. If we have one motto, it’s: ‘We don’t care what tools you use, we only care what you do with the tools you use.’”

Does this ring true for you? How wedded are you to your editing system of choice? Have industry changes prompted you to expand your set of tools, or switch to new ones?

Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, and please make sure to stop by our Las Vegas CPUG Supermeet table where you can have a look at our lynda.com courses, and say hello to our staffers and authors, including CINEMA 4D expert Rob Garrott and video pro Rich Harrington. We also will be raffling an annual subscription to lynda.com along with some other goodies you won’t want to miss!

Interested in more? • All video courses on lynda.com • Courses by Rob Garrott and Rich Harrington on lynda.com

Suggested courses to watch next:CINEMA 4D: Designing a PromoAfter Effects CS5 Essential TrainingCINEMA 4D and After Effects Integration

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