MARCH 2010

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS-PGA HOLDS PRODUCERS CHALLENGE CONTEST:

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will hold the second annual Produced By Conference June 4-6 at the 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles. And, as a special component to the Conference, the PGA is once again hosting the Producers Challenge Contest. This annual contest was created to help promote the work of emerging storytellers and expose them to a wider industry audience. Participants are invited to submit their work in four separate categories – Narrative short films, Documentary short films, Independent webisodes and Studio and Network-produced webisodes (a new category this year).A jury composed of award-winning producers will select the finalists and winners. And the prizes this year are better than ever! Each winner will receive a Make Your Next Short Film Package totaling $30k in services. Equilibrium Entertainment will provide consulting on pre-production, camera and audio gear, a production van, a small crew, edit facilities, audio mixing, graphics and titling. Additional prizes also include a private mentoring lunch with a top producer, full budgeting and scheduling software packages from Entertainment Partners and an all-session badge to the 2011 Produced By Conference. The three finalists in each category will have the opportunity to screen their work at the Conference. Submissions for the Producer’s Challenge must be received no later than May 5, 2010. Please visit their website for more information: http://www.producedbyconference.com/

LARRY JORDAN ADDS NEW ARTICLES TO HIS EDITING LIBRARY AND DIGITAL PRODUCTION BUZZ FOR YOUR WEBSITE

Larry Jordan has his trove of goodies ready for us to dive into including his recently updated Editing Library with more than 100 new articles reviewing new products, showcasing new techniques, and much more.And if that sends your head buzzzzzzzzzzzing then don’t forget to tune into Larry’s podcast, Digital Production BuZZ, the Official Podcast for the NAB 2010 Show. From April 10th to the 15th follow all the latest news and announcements live from the convention floor. You can listen here at NAB Show BUZZ or download the show from iTunes.Now Larry’s created a FREE Buzz Player which can easily be installed on a website. Click here for the simple installation instructions. As a way of saying thanks to people who post the player on their website, Larry is offering two of his video tutorials free. Please contact Laura directly at laura {at} larryjordan.biz if you are interested. For information, free offers, and advance notice of breaking news you and other members of your user group can follow Larry on Twitter at http://twitter.com/LarryJordanFCP.

PREVIEW OF NEW PLUGIN PLUS INVITATION TO BECOME A BETA TESTER:

Here’s a pre-release video preview of a really cool product called ShapeShifter.  This is developed by Chris Bobotis of Mettle Communications, the same guys who developed FreeForm AE.http://www.mettle.com/technology/ssae_beta/ssae.phpThe folks at digieffects invite LAPPG members interested in becoming beta testers to apply. Please sign up at the link above.

NAB – FREE GIFT FOR YOU FROM ARTBEATS & CHANGE IN LAPPG APRIL MEETING DATE

If you are planning on attending NAB this year please drop send an email to rsvp@lappg.com and we will email you a special offer from Artbeats for a free gift at the event.We have pushed our April meeting until April 21st to account for the many member who will be attending NAB. Have great show! NEWBLUEFX & LAPPG SURVEY COULD WIN OU $1000 WORTH OF PLUGINS:Please Join us in participating in The NEWBLUEFX & LAPPG Survey and you’ll be entered into an exclusive drawing to win $1000 worth of NewBlueFX products. This survey is easy and short and is only open to LAPPG members.  Click here to participate and thank you for your time!http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NBFXlappg

LARRY JORDAN “POWER UP IN A DOWN ECONOMY” SEMINAR- DISCOUNT

We are appreciative of our good friend and sponsor larry jordan who has kindly offered our group a 10% discount on his upcoming seminar “Power Up Tools for A Down Economy.” The los angeles Seminar will be on March 16, 2010 in sherman oaks. Larry has teamed up with Red Giant Software and SmartSound software to showcase new ways you can get more from Final Cut Pro and plug-ins that work with it.  Even better, their brand new, affordable pricing means you can polish you skills without breaking the bank! when signing up at Larry Jordan Seminars and use the code UGSAVE10 to save 10%.

CREATING EMMY-WINNING VISUAL EFFECTS WITH ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS AND GENARTS SAPPHIRE TELESEMINAR – MARCH 11TH AT 1PM

See how Brian Fox, Creative Editor of Viewpoint Creative brought the “Preserve our Planet” PSA to life for the National Geographic Channel, as well as other real-life examples, using Adobe After Effects with GenArts Sapphire plug-ins.  Brian will walk through how using plug-ins not only provided unrivaled efficiency during the editing and compositing processes, but also help to create superior Emmy and PromaxBDA award-winning effects.Two lucky attendees will win a full set of Sapphire plug-ins from GenArts!

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