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December 12, 2014
12 Dec 2014

January 14th, 2015 @ 7pm


Awards and Accolades: Do They Build a Career?

For many independent filmmakers, the lure of a shiny trophy or a festival’s laurels are the ultimate accomplishment. But do these honors actually further a career? Which ones, if any, really matter. Join in our discussion, hear from filmmakers who have won festivals and national awards, and get the inside scoop from Jon Gann, Executive Director of the CINE Golden Eagle Awards and founder of the DC Shorts Film Festival.

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Fitness in Post with Zach Arnold

So what is Fitness In Post? Come find out as Founder Zach Arnold introduces us to a program designed for those in the post-production industry who live sedentary lifestyles. If you are tired of having no energy, fighting brain fog, and collapsing at the end of the workday, then come explore how 2015 can be a healthier year. We’ll learn about the resources that are available and how “baby steps” are used on your journey towards better health.  In our industry we spend thousands of dollars on top-of-the-line hardware and thousands of hours mastering state-of-the-art software, but now is the time to invest in ourselves.

Zack Arnold is an award-winning feature film & television editor with fifteen years of industry experience. He is Zach Arnoldcurrently an editor on the FOX series Empire, his previous series was ABC’s Black Box (as well as editing an episode of Glee), and he previously spent four years editing the hit USA series Burn Notice. In addition to his television credits, Zack has edited feature films for Fox Searchlight, Warner Premiere, Magnolia Films, and he even edited the hit film My Lucky Star for Bona Film Group which was 100% spoken in Mandarin Chinese and grossed over $25 million dollars in China.

Zack also recently completed his documentary directorial debut with his film GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story, a biographical and motivational film about a former national poster child for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. His full list of credits is available on IMDB.

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As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway! $5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.

LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
@ Sports Complex – Community Room
(2nd Floor)
1634 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

***Parking lot is on the north side of the Sports Center, at the end of 18th Street; available on a first-come, first-served basis.

(Please do not use Google Maps as it will take you to the wrong location. Click here for the link on MapQuest.)

December 8, 2014
08 Dec 2014

SHUTTERSTOCK INTRODUCES AN EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT AND WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

Logo-Red-Gray-Offsite-(2) copySequence is a lightweight, easy-to-use video editing tool which lives entirely within your Chrome browser window. With Sequence, anyone can quickly search through over two million Shutterstock videos and audio tracks, dragging and dropping the files to build a video with ease. Once the video takes shape, it’s remarkably easy to save and share what you’ve created with friends and colleagues.

In addition to working with Shutterstock’s videos and music tracks, Sequence allows users to upload video and audio files of their own – by simply dragging and dropping them into the timeline from their desktop. (More info about Sequence here.)

Their goal was to make it as easy as possible for anyone to quickly concept ideas, match footage, and share their vision with others, and they hope that Sequence, which originated in a company hackathon earlier this year, finds a place in your workflow. While Sequence is available in Chrome now, they plan to roll the tool out to additional browsers later this year.

Give it a try: http://www.shutterstock.com/labs/sequence/

December 8, 2014
08 Dec 2014

PARTNER NEWS

WELCOME TO OUR NEW PLATINUM SPONSOR SONY CREATIVE SOFTWARE

sony_logo_blackThe LAPPG couldn’t be more thrilled than to have Sony Creative Software’s support for the upcoming year! As you all know, media production is growing more complicated and turnaround times are getting tighter. With Catalyst Prepare, you can quickly identify the right footage to deliver, in the correct format, with your desired folder and clip-naming structure, even when using a variety of popular cameras. Jumpstart the editing and review process by creating a rough cut storyboard with a quick initial color grade, then render it out directly or export an EDL for use in popular NLEs.
www.sonycreativesoftware.com

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A BIG THANK YOU TO TWO OF OUR WONDERFUL GOLD PARTNERS FOR RENEWING THEIR SUPPORT OF THE GROUP FOR 2015!

adobe-logoThe 2014 release of Creative Cloud includes all-new versions of your favorite desktop apps — including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro — with hundreds of new features and performance improvements. Do your best work more efficiently using the latest innovations and modern standards.

Check out the new masking and tracking features — including a free-draw Polygon Pen tool — which makes it easy for video editors to blur out faces, logos, license plates, or anything else throughout a scene.

And if you are on the go, tap into the power of Premiere Pro on your iPhone and iPad with the new connected mobile app, Premiere Clip. Turn the clips you shoot on your device into great-looking videos, and then bring them into Premiere Pro CC to take them further.

Blackmagic Design WebsiteBlackmagic Design recently announced Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9, a major software update with multiple new features for the Blackmagic URSA digital film camera, including 80 fps 4K recording, new 3:1 compressed RAW, frame guides, slow-mo playback, CFast formatting, scrolling menus and more.

Blackmagic URSA is a high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has everything built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradeable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor, 12G-SDI and internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders.

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries.

NEW LAPPG SILVER PARTNER HIGHPOINT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. BRINGS STORAGE SOLUTIONS OUR WAY

HighPoint_logo HighPoint Technologies, Inc. has been a pioneering force in the storage industry for nearly two decades. They design, manufacture and deploy the industry’s most comprehensive range of high-performance, versatile, and cost effective Thunderbolt™ and USB 3.0 storage & connectivity solutions for Mac OS X, Window, Linux, and FreeBSD platforms.

Visit them at: http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA_new/series_Thunderbolt_Overview.htm

December 2, 2014
02 Dec 2014

SPECIAL THANKS TO MZED & SMALLHD

Shane on TourThe LAPPG recently sponsored MZed’s Illumination Experience Cinematography Tour with Shane Hurlbut A.S.C. We were able to join them on their LA stop at Defino Studios which was packed with eager attendees wanting to learn from this master.

It was inspiring meeting so many passionate filmmakers and new LAPPG members. This workshop included ample hands-on opportunities to improve skills, increase storytelling effectiveness, and gain confidence as a filmmaker.

 

A big thank you to SmallHD for providing Canon 5D MKIII Port Protector for our new member giveaway at the event.

November 25, 2014
25 Nov 2014

BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT THROUGH DEC. 1 ON MOCHA PRO 4

mocha-by-Imagineer-on-Black-300x111Grab this deal while you can!

30% off any mocha Pro 4 purchase.
Includes the upgrades path from Adobe After Effects bundled mocha AE.
Sale runs from Nov 26-Dec1st.

http://www.imagineersystems.com/blackfriday2014/