Casablanca Hands-on Workshop - NorCal 2009

You can join Casablanca expert Chet Davis in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California in April 2009.  Chet will provide you with an opportunity to be coached in intermediate/advanced Casablanca skills and techniques!  Our workshop will be in the city of Vallejo - which I find convenient for folks throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as well as easily accessible for folks coming from Sacramento and the Central Valley.  If you're flying in from out of the area - you can choose either Oakland International (OAK) or San Francisco International (SFO) airports. 

You bring your Casablanca unit and a monitor.  Chet will supply the class footage as AVI files on DVD for use with Disk Transfer.  You load the footage onto your Casablanca editor and follow along with Chet as he leads you through two days worth of exercises to help raise you on the ladder of video enlightenment.

Registration for this two-day hands-on training is just $199.00 per person. The registration fee includes workshop footage on DVD, expert instruction & hands-on training, lunch both days... and you'll receive a DVD set of the entire workshop for you to review back in your edit studio! This disks will be shipped 2 weeks after the session.

* Your Casablanca unit must have Smart Edit 7, Smart Edit 8, or Bogart SE OS 2 active as well as the following 3 add-on software products installed and activated (not in Demo Mode) Disk Transfer, PowerKey and DVD Arabesk 4.

New Option: If the absence of  Disk Transfer (or the expense of purchasing it)  is the obstacle keeping you from registering for this work -  I have a remedy. I am happy to offer to send you a miniDV tape of the workshop footage that would need to be loaded in & split prior to the workshop. This makes sense if Disk Transfer is not something you see a big need for apart from this workshop. Contact me directly via email ( once you have registered to take advantage of this option.

Other software that must be active or installed and in the 'demo' mode includes: Candy Factory, Motion 3D (pack 1).  You will be provided with the Disk Transfer DVD upon set-up on Thursday morning. We will load the workshop footage as part of our first day activities.


McNallys LogoThe Casablanca NorCal 2009 Hands-on Workshop is hosted by Gary McNally - McNally's Plug and Play.  Gary will be at the event, available for software purchase and for those inquirng about hardware upgrades, etc.


(subject to change)

Thursday April 30   10:00AM - 6:00PM

Fluency with Smart Edit 8 /Bogart SE OS2

Increased Efficiency with work-flow tips

Power Key Intensive

Creative 'Sandbox' with Motion 3D


Advanced Titling: Enhancing Fonts\Incorporating Graphics

Working with Client Logos

Cool effects with Candy Factory

Project Archival & Restoration

Friday May 1  9:00AM - 5:00PM

Advanced Audio Mixing, Envelope and Correction Tools

Editing to the Beat

Using Audio Effects Pack for audio clean-up and sweetening


DVD Authoring Intensive with Arabesk 4: Producing Intricate Chapter & Main DVD menus

Registration for this hands-on workshop is $199.00 The registration fee includes workshop footage on DVD, expert instruction and hands-on training and lunch both days.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited to the first 24 participants.

If you are traveling into the event from out of the area and need to inquire about a loaner/rental edit system or if you have _any_ questions, please send an email to

Our host hotel is literally just off Highway I-80:

Quality Inn & Suites Vallejo
44 Admiral Callaghan Drive
Vallejo, CA 
(707) 643-1061

Affordable hotel rooms are available at the host hotel 

(for example: AAA rate - King Room for $72.99 plus tax)


Name Sales End Price Fee
Hands-on Workshop Participant Ended $199 $4.98

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