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September 13, 2014
13 Sep 2014

October 8th, 2014 Meeting


HP Presents: Workflows for Feature Film “Gone Girl”

Gone girl with captionDavid Fincher’s latest feature film, Gone Girl employed the most advanced technical workflows of any film ever produced to date. Gone Girl marks the first 6K real-time review pipeline in any feature film production. Meet Gone Girl post production engineer, Jeff Brue and assistant editor, Tyler Nelson as they discuss the challenges of shooting in 6K on the RED Dragon camera and the streamlined workflow featuring Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC powered by HP Z Workstations with Intel® Xeon® processors and NVIDIA Next-Gen Quadro GPUs.

 

Jeff BrueJeff Brue is a Technical Consultant specializing in extremely performant studio architecture. Jeff has designed the compute architecture and storage infrastructure of over 40 facilities and productions worldwide. He founded Open Drives in 2011 in order to provide the next generation of storage infrastructure for data centric production. He has designed infrastructure for productions such as Lawless, American Hustle, and House of Cards. His background in Visual Effects and Post Production includes working on over 135 features and 60 commercial productions. Jeff is currently the CTO of Open Drives in Santa Monica.

Tyler NelsonTyler Nelson is the assistant editor of 20th Century Fox’s Gone Girl directed by David Fincher. He is known for developing cutting edge technical workflows that enable directors to make changes until the very last minute, saving significant dollars in production costs. His previous projects included House of Cards, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. For the past eight years, he has assisted the two-time Academy Award winning editors, Kirk Baxter, ACE and Angus Wall, ACE. He started his career as an assistant editor at Wall’s commercial editorial house, Rock Paper Scissors, before moving from commercials to feature films.

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A Look at 4K Shogun from Atomos

Shogun3-1Plus, Heather Williams will be here give us a peek at the latest addition to the Atomos line of Recorders-Monitors-Playback Decks, the 4K Shogun. Be one of the first in the US to see it fresh from the IBC show in Amsterdam. This product is not only a spectacular monitor with 1920 x 1200 resolution and professional monitor features; the Shogun also has the ability to record 4K from not just SDI cameras like the C500, but from HDMI cameras such as the popular Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7s as well.

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Eventbrite - Post Workflow for David Fincher's Gone Girl - Presented by HP + Atomos' 4K Shogun at October 8th'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.

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.)

 


September 9, 2014
09 Sep 2014

DCS Event: THE ECONOMICS AND AESTHETICS OF SHOOTING INDIE FILMS ON FILM

Digital Cinema SocietyThe Digital Cinema Society is organizing an upcoming free event and LAPPG members are invited.

There has been a sea change for feature film acquisition in the last decade moving from primarily celluloid to digital capture.  A number of established Directors, from Steven Spielberg to Christopher Nolan have the clout to insist on shooting film, but Indie Filmmakers might fear this will be out of their reach.

In this event we will explore the economics of acquiring Indie Films on celluloid and demonstrate how film may still be the right choice for many projects.    Representatives from Panavision, Foto Kem, and Kodak will be joined by prominent Filmmakers for a group discussion on the Economics and Aesthetics of Shooting Films on Film.

Here’s a link to the preliminary announcement on the DCS website with more details: http://shar.es/11K9Qd

Location: Panavision World Headquarters Woodland Hills, CA
Date: Saturday, September 20th 10AM – Noon

In order to attend you must send an RSVP with “LAPPG Member for Shooting Film” to RSVPtoDCS@DigitalCinemaSociety.org.

September 8, 2014
08 Sep 2014

CONGRATS TO SHUTTERSTOCK FOR EXCEEDING 2 MILLION CLIPS!

Logo-Red-Gray-Offsite-(2) copyShutterstock has recently surpassed 2 million video clips in their collection! This includes more than 65,000 videos in state-of-the-art 4K. In honor of this milestone, they’ve curated an exhilarating new reel entitled “Around the World in 80 Clips.” (All 80 are 4K) Start your virtual tour around the world here.

 

September 1, 2014
01 Sep 2014

ENTER TO WIN THE PROHUB BEST PLACES TO WORK CONTEST

Logo_stackedVector_RGBGive ProHUB a behind-the-scenes look into what makes your company an A-list place to work and enter the ProHUB Best Places to Work Contest. Is it the fun-loving boss? The crew that turned into family? Amazing on-set locations or the holiday parties?Why is your company is THE best place for a production professional to work?

August 31, 2014
31 Aug 2014

NEWFILMMAKERS LA INVITES 50 LAPPG MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS TO ATTEND DENZEL WASHINGTON’S NEW FILM

Eqaulizer medOur generous friends at NewFilmmakers Los Angles have offered the group 50 pairs of tickets to the upcoming highly anticipated film “The Equalizer,” starring Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz on Saturday, September 20th at 7:30pm.

The evening includes the advanced screening as well as an open bar at the AT&T Center in Downtown LA.

These tickets will go fast. The first 50 people to email membership@lappg.com will get a pass for two while passes last. Please include your name, email and phone number.

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