July 9th, 2014 Meeting

VARIETY’S CHIEF FILM CRITIC JUSTIN CHANG TALKS EDITING & OUR BI-ANNUAL PLUG-IN SHOWCASE

Five Lessons From the Industry’s Great Editors

JustinChangHeadshotA great film editor is a great storyteller — not just a creative technician, but an artist who has a hand in shaping every moment of the finished work. Distilling the wisdom of the 17 editors interviewed in his book FilmCraft: Editing, Variety chief film critic Justin Chang discusses the crucial role of this oft-misunderstood craft, specifically how good (and bad) editing can impact the rhythm of a narrative, the quality of a performance and the emotional impact of a story.

Plugin Showcase

ZaxwerksLogo-150x150Zaxwerks Alex Dow, Director of Marketing at Zaxwerks, will be showing a ZaxwerksLogofirst look of the new 3D ProAnimator v8, coming soon! This new version is all about speed and beauty and is geared for the user that values his render time. Alex’s depth of knowledge and infectious attitude has helped people all over the world discover how easy 3D motion graphics can be when using Zaxwerks products.

Kollab_Logo_Trans-Large-300x55Digital Rebellion Jon Chappell, CEO of Digital Rebellion LLC, will be showing off their cloud workflow Kollaborate, and how it connects with all of their apps to improve workflows. Come learn how it can simplify file sharing and team management and how you keep up to date with the progress of your project, store files in the cloud, share them with colleagues and clients, and much more.

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 @ Roth Hall
1714 21th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

**Street parking is available on 21st and also on Michigan east of 21st Street and in our 22nd Street parking lot (between Michigan and Pennsylvania.)