Back from my ridiculously brief dance with the sun

We flew out of LAX on Saturday morning and arrived in Salt Lake City around noon. Three hours later, we were at our hotel and visiting the sites at Temple Square. Next thing you know, it’s dinner, sleep and boom, we’re in Park City on Sunday morning at 9AM.


My virgin Sundance experience was a very short but very full one. It was entirely exciting being a part of the hubbub, if even for a mere 13 hours. I really felt like I got the full Sundance experience.

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Hi everyone! Just wanted to throw some calendar updates out there as to places I’ll be in the next couple weeks. If you are at or near one of these places, feel free to contact me. It would be great to connect with folks that have been keeping up with my blog.

1. I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be attending Sundance this weekend (1/19 & 1/20) for the premiere of the documentary that my fianc√© edited, Fed Up. For info on the documentary, please visit the site here. If you are coming to Sundance and wish to attend a screening, you can find info on signing up for a wait list here.

It will be both our first times to the legendary Land of Redford. I’m really looking forward to this trip. I hope to snap many amazing pictures of L.A. peeps coveting hot chocolates and lattes while wearing stylish poofy North Face jackets.

On that note, we spent the past two weekends looking for stylish poofy North Face jackets and snow boots. I know it’s a chain store, but I had amazing luck finding a comfy pair of snow boots at REI. If you’re in L.A., I recommend the store in Arcadia. It’s further out, but they have a better selection than Santa Monica and the staff is much more helpful. Plus it has the added benefit of a lower sales tax rate. Santa Monica is now an insane in the crazy brains 9.5%.

2. I’ll be attending the FCPWORKS premiere event on 1/25. You can sign up here.

This promises to be a great event. Alexis Van Hurkman, Alex Grossman from Quantum, Bryce Button from AJA, and Sam Mestman will be demoing their products and presenting their workflows with FCP. I’m very excited to see what Sam’s new venture will do for the growing FCP X community in Southern California.¬†While I recognize that the world is filled with editors these days and what happens in Hollywood isn’t as big a deal anymore, I still feel that L.A. is the heart and soul of the entertainment industry. It’s great that a workflow and equipment reseller dedicated to FCP is starting up in my town.

3. LACPUG meetup on 1/29. Regster here. I try to attend these every month. This month’s meeting happens to be about… you guessed it, all the new features in FCP X 10.1. It promises to be a great event and I hope to see some of you there.