Our July meeting was held at Roth Hall and was a full house! We were thrilled to have Jason Brubaker back, this time discussing using an aggregator for getting your film distributed. As VP of Worldwide Sales for Distribber, Jason has an enormous amount of information about each individual platform and generously went into great detail sharing this all with us! After our networking break and some light refreshments we where excited to have Steve Lee joining us. Steve is a sound effects wrangler, designer, editor who working on an exciting project, the launching of The Hollywood Sound Museum. One part history lesson where Steve shared some fascinating stories and sound effects and one part roadmap for his vision of what this meseum will be come, Steve’s presentation was informative and inspirational! His passion and desire to preserve the history of this creative part of filmmaking was contagious to all who were there.
It was wonderful seeing so many new and long-time members at our 9th Anniversary on June 22nd, 2017. We began the evening with an inspiring presentation from Indie Film Hustle‘s Alex Ferrari who shared with us why he chose to edit his recently film with DaVinci Resolve. We then had a visit from long time friends Marcelo Lewin and Ricardo Silva who have teamed up and created Essential GFX. They showed us how to create simple Motion Graphics Templates inside of After Effects and then publish those templates using the Essential Graphics Panel to the Adobe CC library so that Adobe Premiere Pro users can easily use them inside their project. There was plenty of great networking, as usual, and the room was filled with good wishes and tons of cake as we threw our diets out the window and sampled our huge anniversary cake and Jeffrey Stansfield’s amazing gluten-free chocolate cake. Here’s to year #9!
May’s Meeting was in Roth Hall where we welcomed back Karl Soule from Adobe to share the latest from Adobe Creative Cloud including updates, new features, a cool Character Animator demo, Adobe’s support for the latest formats and more. After the networking break Jeffrey Stansfield of Advantage Video Systems shared some of the best products from NAB.
We had two well received presentations on April 22, 2017. The meeting began with a valuable presentation from Derick Rhodes, Vimeo’s Director, Creator Programs and Events where he shared the latest Creator Tools including Vimeo’s support for 360 and the Vimeo Panel for Adobe Premiere Pro as well as the much anticipated schedule for their NAB booth next week. After the networking break Sound & Picture’s managing editor, Kendra Ruczak took to the podium and led a fascinating panel with part of the team from HALON Entertainment. The panel was made up of Clint G. Reagan, Tefft Smith II, and Casey Pyke. They explained the post visualization process, what workflow they used as well as the tools. They showcased some of the amazing projects they worked on including, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, “Logan” and some information about the upcoming film “War for the Planet of the Apes.” This was indeed an amazing opportunity for our members to see this incredible work and learn about the process for creating it.
March 8th’s meeting was at Roth Hall which we lightly decorated for St. Patrick’s Day to offer luck to all our awesome members for the a great year ahead (and for our amazing giveaway!) We were thrilled to have LAPPG member Greg Hobson present on editing the wonderful 1/2 hour show for Amazon called “Just Add Magic.” We also were lucky enough to have LAPPG friend Dave Basulto return to update us on his amazing success with iOgrapher.