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August 14, 2014
14 Aug 2014

September 10th, 2014 Meeting

Blackmagic Design Presents:
Cinematographer Bradley Stonesifer Discussing The Sundance Short Film “Me + Her”

Me + HerJoin cinematographer Bradley Stonesifer as he discusses his work on “Me + Her,” a live action short film by Island Creek Pictures, which was accepted into Sundance’s Short Film program in 2014. “Me + Her” is set in a fantasy world in the city of Cardboard where the main character, Jack Cardboard, goes on a journey to mend a broken heart. Bradley worked alongside Director Joseph Oxford to create an amazing world where all of the main characters and sets were built out of standard cardboard boxes on a one fifth scale. Bradley will discuss how the team devised and brought such a unique idea to life, how they met the demands of such an unusual workflow, the technology used, including affordable, easy to use and high quality Blackmagic Design cameras, as well as tips for submitting and getting accepted into Sundance.

Online Editor / Colorist Tal Discusses Workflow & The Marketplace For Freelancers

Y2Fresh off the latest seasons of “Wipeout” ON ABC and “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” on NBC, Online Editor/Colorist Tal will discuss his workflow and the current marketplace for freelancers in LA. From big facilities of the past to the online coloring suites of today, Tal will speak about calibration importance and telecommuting.

Tal is a longtime member of the LAPPG and a 20+ year veteran of the online editing world from Israel to LA. After working at the Post Group and Chainsaw on shows like “Behind the Music” and “The Oscars”  he moved to the freelance world and has worked on different projects from movies like “Syriana” with George Clooney to TV shows like “Dancing With the Stars” to name just a few.

Eventbrite - Blackmagic Cameras + Freelancing, Color and Online @ September 10th's LAPPG Meeting
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.


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.)


August 5, 2014
05 Aug 2014



The upcoming 10th anniversary of the HollyShorts Film Festival and Film Conference is the most star-studded in the festival’s history, featuring participation the most recognizable faces and companies in Film and TV. The festival takes place August 14-23, 2014 at the TCL Chinese Theater, Roosevelt Hotel and additional surrounding locations throughout Hollywood.

HollyShorts tickets and special passes are currently available at

The fest will feature over 400 short form projects. Programming highlights include:

Opening Night, Thursday August 14, 2014
Alumni brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) who are receiving the HollyShorts Visionary Award. The fest will premiere Luke Wilson’s Award-winning short film Satellite Beach, which follows the unique journey of the Endeavor space shuttle as it travels through the streets of LA and the final move of the Atlantis space shuttle to the Kennedy Space Center. The King of Indie Animation Bill Plympton will receive the HollyShorts Animation Indie Icon Award on opening night and premiere his short film Footprints and he will show a clip from his new animated feature film Cheatin’ which is being released theatrical in Los Angeles that weekend. The Russo’s will be showing a 10-minute exhilarating clip from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Stephanie Laing, Producer for some of the most popular shows including Veep, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, will premiere her short film Trouble & the Shadowy Deathblow. On had for her big night will be the cast which includes: Tony Hale(Arrested Development), Andy Buckley(Bridesmaids), Jean Villepique (I Love You Man),Tim Baltz (Drunk History), and Frankie Faison (Banshee). Also supporting Laing’s premiere will be friends and colleagues Danny McBride, and Chris Addison (In The Loop) and other cast members from Veep and Eastbound & Down.

HollyShorts is also premiering on opening night The Visitant, a short film horror by Nick Peterson produced by Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and co-produced Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville). Directed by Nick Peterson, The Visitant stars Amy Smart (Crank) and Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth).

HollyShorts opening night will also feature Edoardo Ponti, son of legendary actress Sophia Loren, who will be presenting his short film The Human Voice starring Sophia Loren. The Human Voice, which made a splash at this years’ Cannes Film Festival, is a gripping adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s one-woman play.

Director Renny Maslow will be on hand presenting his short film Effed co-written by and starring Ethan Sandler (The Bourne Supremacy) and Adrian Wenner (Whitney). Effed! also stars Zach Braff, Ted Levine, Talia Tabin and Brian Gattas.

Director David Martin Porras will present his acclaimed short film Inside The Box, which stars Wilson Bethel (Heart of Dixie) and Regina King. The film is Executive Produced by Pau Brunet.

HollyShorts Film Conference August 15-21-Roosevelt Hotel
After incredible feedback from last year’s panel series, the organizers have once again beefed up the lineup for the HollyShorts Film Conference, a co-located event taking place at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Seed&Spark, the one stop shop where filmmakers can crowdfund, distribute and interact with their audiences is joining forces with Tugg, the platform that gives audiences power to bring movies to local theaters to deliver the keynote address at the upcoming the Film Conference, which is Presented By Method Studios. Other participating companies include Warner Bros. TV, Lionsgate, CBS, General Assembly, PGA Digital, CSA, Route 1 Films, DigitalLA, Voltage, Electus, Women In Film, Shout Factor’s Scream Factory, Fangoria, ShortsHD, UCLA Extension, IndieFlix, Tribeca Film Festival, The Weinstein Co., AMPAS, The Hollywood Reporter, New Filmmakers LA, Evil Slave, Quick Film Budget, Final Draft, Full Moon Entertainment, Circus Road, Three Point Capital, among others.

Snapshot of the Star-Studded HollyShorts 2014 Lineup
Here’s short snapshot of the star powered-shorts showing in the HollyShorts lineup:

The Magic Bracelet starring Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld, Kaitlin Doubleday, Bailee Madison, Jackson Rathbone and directed by Jon Poll (screens 8/15 at 12noon).

Harvey Guillen’s Chocolate Milk starring Victoria Justice (8/15 at 2:30pm).

Last Call directed by Camille Delamarre who is currently directing Transporter 4 (screens 8/15 at 2:30pm).

Alex Prager’s Face in The Crowd starring Elizabeth Banks (screening 8/15 at 7:30pm).

Today’s The Day starring Danny Devito and directed by Daniel Cloud Campos (screening 8/16 at 7:30pm).

Bulimia: The Musical starring Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, Jamie Denbo, Katherine Burns and directed by Kristin McCasey (screening 8/16 at 10pm).

#twitterkills starring Sarah Paulson and Nathan Parsons and directed by Brett Sorem (screening 8/16 at 10pm).

Clapping for the Wrong Reasons starring Donald Glover and directed by Hiro Murai (screening 8/18 at 7:30pm).

Jordan Bradley and Travis Champagne’s The Sound of Trains starring Daniel Baldwin (screening 8/19 at 7:30pm).

1%ERS starring Michelle Rodriguez and directed by Francesca de Sola (screens 8/18 at 5pm).

Resurrection Slope starring John Hawkes and directed by Tamara Feldman (screens 8/19 at 12noon).

Life Coach starring Andy Dick directed by Remond Francois (screening 8/20 at 12noon).

Interstate starring Gina Rodriguez and directed by Camille Stochitch (screens 8/20 at 5pm).

One Armed Man executive produced by Philip Seymore Hoffman, starring Terry Kinney and directed by Tim Guinee (screens 8/21 at 5pm).

The Box directed by Jon Huertas and Andrew Bikichky (screening 8/21 at 5pm).

All of the short films among the rest of the entire lineup of 400+ shorts will be premiering during the 10-day extravaganza which features slew of galas, panels, conversations with the next gen filmmakers, private receptions and much more.

August 3, 2014
03 Aug 2014


LAPPG will have a table at the LA stop of The Cutting Edge Post-Production Tour on August 24th, 2014 at the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Come learn from Emmy nominee and editor for the Saturday Night Live film unit, Adam Epstein, as he shows exactly what it takes to go from an empty timeline to a high-quality, ready-for-broadcast piece.  In this all-day workshop, Adam Epstein will share numerous techniques, theories and editorial insight into what goes into taking a piece from start to finish while under intense delivery deadlines.  Be sure to use discount code: CETLAPP for $10 off. For more information about the tour and to register, go to:

August 2, 2014
02 Aug 2014


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On August 21 at 6:30pm, a group of talented LA editors will be going head to head at Siren Studios, and we want you to be there for all the action.

Pixels of Fury is a live creative tournament that pits contestants against each other — and against the clock. For our first video edition, competitors will have 45 minutes to put together a 30-second trailer from Shutterstock clips – all in front of a live audience.

In addition to the competition, you can look forward to an open bar, photobooth, tunes, and general merriment.

If you are interested in being a potential contestant, please send a link to a sample reel, and a short bio for their consideration to

Click here to RSVP for this event!

August 1, 2014
01 Aug 2014

Sony Vegas Pro 13 EDIT Discount

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Exclusively for LAPPG: Save 35% on Vegas Pro 13 EDIT through August 31st.

Vegas™ Pro 13 EDIT delivers pure Vegas Pro core technology in a cost-effective package. New features include advanced archival tools, new audio metering options, and full synchronization with the Vegas Pro Connect mobile iPad companion app. Vegas Pro 13 Edit offers more formats, more workflows, and more creative control than ever before.

Please click below to take advantage of this amazing offer.