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.