APRIL 2011



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FilmmakingWebinars.com will be featuring two webinars on post audio by Larry Jordan and Woody Woodhall.

Join FCP Guru Larry Jordan on April 5th for his live and FREE webinar Mixing Your Final Cut Pro Projects Inside Soundtrack Pro at 10AM pst.

And on May 5th, noted author and audio expert Woody Woodhall will be offering a live and FREE webinar entitled Audio Post Workflow for Audio Post Workflows For Video Editors at 10AM pst.

If you miss these live webinars they will be available for purchase along with bonus materials at http://www.filmmakingwebinars.com.


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2011 NAB Show Special for LAPPG Members

A $100 discount off any education package, including:


* SMART Pass (all-access!)

* Conference Flex Pass (access to all Conferences except Post Production World)

* Post Production World


Simply register at http://bit.ly/NABSM08 to get the discount automatically, or at http://www.nabshow.com/register using the code SM08.

Thanks to the NAB Show!


Adobe will be presenting at NAB and will support the NAB Supermeet as well as Media Motion Ball during the week so keep your eyes open for them!


Look for UsedAV.com in the Pro Audio Pit (booth C159). There will be T-shirt giveaways and more! Click here to visit their site to see some of the items currently ready to buy, sell and trade.


Imagineer Systems will be at will be exhibiting at NAB 2011.They will be located at the South Hall at Booth #SL3327H.


FilmmakingWebinars.com’s The Digital Scene will be covering NAB so tune in to see what’s happening:


Come visit AJA at NAB (Booth #SL4420) to see what’s new in all three of our product categories, Edit, Acquire and Convert. Also, don’t forget tosign up for our raffle. We are holding a special web-only raffle for NAB 2011! This is your chance to win an AJA product in the Acquire, Edit orConvert categories valued at $1995!


Telestream will be demonstrating their Wirecast, Episode, FlipFactory, Pipeline, Agility and Vantage products in Telestream booth SL3309. They are running an NAB special: 10% off our desktop products. Reference this code: NAB2011. For those unable to attend NAB, they will be broadcasting live from their booth using our Wirecast live streaming product – broadcasts can be viewed at www.justin.tv/telestreamlive.


Noise Industries will be at the FCPUG SuperMeet ! All the details can be found here:


Join Digieffects at NAB in the plug-in pavilion promoting their products. They will be giving out Fortune Cookies with a 50% discount inside!


Visit Artbeats in booth SU2408 at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas, April 11-14th. They’ve recently added new Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) footage to our growing library. Also available in 2D HD, this content includes aerials, nature, establishments, and pyrotechnics. Be sure to stop by our booth to see our 2D and 3D video displays.

• Get FREE stuff, including an exclusive tutorial!

Print the coupon to and bring it into their booth to receive your free gifts. Here’s a sneak peek: One of your gifts is an exclusive DVD featuring training by design guru Eran Stern. Find the coupon to download and bring at: http://www.artbeats.com/nab2011?tag=20110324

• Enter to Win FREE Footage!

Artbeats is giving away $3,000 in footage every day at NAB. Fill out the Raffle Entry Form here – http://www.artbeats.com/nab2011?tag=20110324 and bring it by the booth each day to enter for your chance to win that day’s drawing.


Philip Hodgetts of Intelligent Assistance will be teaching at the PostProduction World Conference.

In Depth: Future of TV: How to Grow and Monetize an Audience (Tuesday 10-1)


Learn how others have built substantial and profitable audiences for their independent film and video projects and successfully monetized the audience.

Learn the common themes and how you can apply them to any independent production. In the first part of the seminar you’ll learn when to start building an audience; how to identify and reach your all-important core audience and how to connect with fans and use your evangelists and website. In the second part we’ll explore how to monetize the audience – even free and “pirates” – by examining how CwF+RtB=profits and the six most common monetizing strategies and how they apply to independent projects.

Target Audience: Independent film and video producers.


In Depth: The New Now – How to Grow Your Production or Postproduction Business (Wednesday 10-1pm)

The business of production is faced with downward economic pressures and an uncertain economy. This new business reality presents new opportunities and new ways of of growing your business, without expensive advertising budgets. You’ll learn how to use social media and blogs to build awareness; understand Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimization. Since everything starts with ‘the sale’ you’ll become aware of how to be a great salesperson and be more persuasive. But better promotion and sales is only part of the picture: leanr how to cut costs, work smarter, produce more cheaply and get paid faster. The session will finish with the value of owning – and selling – your own content.

Target Audience: Studio and facility owners; independents/freelancers who want to grow their business.


Come visit ProductionHUB in booth C9806 and meet the team, learn about their new site features, share a video testimonial or simply sign up to win a free iPad! Free giveaways for profiles and featured profiles so stop by!

And stay on top of NAB news and announcements at http://www.productionhub.com/nab/.


For the fourth year in a row, Larry Jordan is taking his internet radio show – DigitalProductionBuzz.com – to the NAB Show. As the world’s longest-running podcast focused on digital production, post production and distribution, broadcasting from NAB is a perfect way to keep listeners informed on the latest industry news – especially if they can’t be in Las Vegas for the show. New things this year include:


* Posting interviews with industry leaders as separate interviews, so you don’t have to listen to the entire show to get the information you are looking for quickly.

* Posting interviews faster, so that there are continuous updates to the website.

* A real-time Twitter stream from the show

* A real-time FlickrStream of images from the show

* Tag indexing by subject, company, and guest name so you can find what you want quickly.

* Full support for mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, and Android

* And a new webpage design!


The BuZZ will be creating a new show filled with highlights every day for eight days, starting Monday, April 11.

If you are planning to attend NAB, stop by and say hello! South Lower Hall 12114.

If you can’t make the show, listen to the BuZZ — www.NABShowBuzz.com – or download the podcast from iTunes.


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