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Congrats to CHIFCPUG on it's 10th "official" anniversary and My 25th.

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I wanted to send out a note to congratulate the Editing Community and specifically to Sue Lawson and the current board of what transformed from a group of 40 or so people people following my sessions on VIdeo Editing at the Apple Market Center Chicago, into what "officially" became the Chicago Final Cut Pro User's group on August 15th, 2002.

The Group had been under my guidance for more than2 years at this time, but with assistance from Apple's Heather Lopez-Cepero, Matt Geller, David Sallak, Fred Pfeiffer, and Billy Sheehan for over 2 years. However, with the growing number of Final Cut Pro Followers, I begrudgingly took the suggestions of my associates and we re-created CHIFCPUG as a group effort with officers and the legal declaration that we wanted to operate as an Non Profit.

I left the group about 4 years later, mostly because I did not want to be so closely associated with a single product as my business was embracing a higher and higher level of tools and technologies but also to allow the group to grow beyond my vision (with some really good advice from Ted Schilowitz).

Currently CHIFCPUG is alive and well, operating as the Chicago Creative Pro Users Group and under Sue Lawson's guidance, the group has (like many others) take the Final Cut out of the name, but still provides a knowledgeable community resource, as well as a place that users of all skill levels can go to find assistance and further their post production knowledgebase.

I may have started the group, but it was the FCP community that kept the group together until Sue took over as President, I applaud both her and the group for holding on to the concept and sharing with the community in Chicago.


Lastly,
this also marks a milestone for my little company, Studio37 Inc., as this August also marks the 25th year. Little did I know that my company would offer me the knowledge, experience and the travel that I have been able to do.

My Thanks to the many companies like Adobe, Apple, Panasonic, Sony, Arri, but a special thanks goes out to Aja Video Systems for the everything that we have done together that made this possible, because with out them I would not be here.

Thank You

Gary Adcock


Posted by: gary adcock on Aug 15, 2012 at 6:56:01 amComments (4) Chifcpug, Final Cut Pro

Comments

Re: Congrats to CHIFCPUG on it's 10th "official" anniversary and My 25th.
by Sue Lawson
This group exists solely because of the brilliance, vision, and perspicacity of Gary Adcock and those who had the good, old-fashioned, common sense to follow him!

Huge and continued thanks to Gary, Billy Sheehan, Matt Geller, George Patay, Fred Pfeiffer, David Sallak and Heather Lopez-Cepero for their wisdom, guidance and ongoing support.

We love you guys (and Heather!)... and remain deeply indebted for everything that you have done, and continue to do for the group; the editing community; and our industry as a whole.

... with gratitude,

-- Sue Lawson

President, Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
(aka: Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group)
Re: Congrats to CHIFCPUG on it's 10th "official" anniversary and My 25th.
by gary adcock
Thanks Tim,

I am a proud Papa.

gary adcock
Studio37

Post and Production Workflow Consultant
Production and Post Stereographer
Chicago, IL

http://blogs.creativecow.net/24640

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Re: Congrats to CHIFCPUG on it's 10th "official" anniversary and My 25th.
by Steve Eisen
We couldn't have kept the group going without you!

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
Re: Congrats to CHIFCPUG on it's 10th "official" anniversary and My 25th.
by Tim Wilson
Congratulations to you on both. :-)

Tim Wilson
Vice President, Editor-in-Chief
Creative COW Magazine
Twitter: timdoubleyou

The typos here are most likely because I'm, a) typing this on my phone; and b) an idiot.


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