Were you sad to hear the usual annual meetup wasn't going to happen at NAB 2019? We can break the news that LumaForge has just announced that a replacement Tuesday night event will be held - an expansion of previous year's Faster Together presentations.

When we heard that Dan Bérubé and Michael Horton had decided to end the long running yearly meetups, it was a very sad moment. Both of them had put a lot of effort into making the event a must for visitors to NAB in Las Vegas. Many years ago, the first one we went to was held in a small hotel conference room and probably had a maximum attendance of 150-200 people!

Those events might be just memories now, but we are very pleased to break the new this morning that LumaForge has stepped in and are hosting a new night at the Rio in Las Vegas on the 9th of April. 

Here is the Press release in full: 

LumaForge has hosted The Faster Together Stage for the last two years at NAB. It was their initiative to bring the post production community together through presentations from some of the top editors, colorists and VFX artists in the industry. From The Stage, they have produced 55 presentations, made free for the public online.

On January 3, Michael Horton and Dan Berube announced that they would no longer be producing the events at NAB. As long time attendees, the team at LumaForge personally felt the void  that was left in the communal experience at NAB.

So they decided to jump right in and bring The Faster Together Stage to the Rio on Tuesday, April 9. In conjunction with Michael Horton, LumaForge will be creating a brand new version of The Faster Together Stage for one night. The event will focus on the community and their passion for filmmaking.

"Dan and I, after 18 years, decided not to do an event this year. When LumaForge offered to host a Tuesday night event after hearing the news, I jumped at the chance to partner with them. Their promise to bring new vigor, energy and fun to the age old Tuesday night at NAB brings renewed life to my involvement as well. I can’t wait to have you all be a part of what we're building.
It's going to be amazing." - Michael Horton.

Visit FasterTogether.com for the initial line up and event details on February 12. Let the countdown begin!