November 20, 2012
20 Nov 2012

November 14, 2012 Meeting

HP Alternatives & Selling Your Movie Without the Middle-Man

November 14th’s meeting was filled with tons of new members, many of who we met at Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Expo, DV Expo,’s Grand Opening and Hollywood DI’s Collaborative Workflow Event. It was an awesome turnout and the networking was definitely in high gear.

First up we had Terry Brown from HP who was joined by David Roth Weiss of ProMAX to show us HP’s powerful alternatives for film and video professionals.

Members were all ears (and eyes) as we’re all all aware of the uncertain future of tower computing so it was a great opportunity to see some of the other valuable tools on the market. Terry skillfully and thoroughly showed us the amazing design work that has gone into all of HP’s hardware.

We saw the HP Z1, the most powerful all-in-one flat panel in the world, the HP EliteBook Series, the unique portable workstation featuring 10-Bit Color Critical DreamColor displays as well as the DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Monitor.

The “Wow” factor came when Terry showed us how quickly and easily these machines could be opened and and modified without tools. We also learned how the design was inspired by automotive and industrial design leader BMW Group DesignworksUSA.

HP seems to be listening to what people are looking by adding Thunderbolt and other details in the upcoming machines. A big thank you to HP, Terry and David for showing us these alternatives.


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After our networking break we had Jason Brubaker, Hollywood based Independent Motion Picture Producer and an expert in Video On Demand distribution share his knowledge of the industry as it stand now. He showed us how things have changed from the traditional distribution channels and shared lots of insights and tips for what we need to do to successfully get our films into the market. He showed us key features for a successful website as well as various tools such as,,, to help us along the way. This was a fun interactive presentation including a surprise book away to a member who answered one of this questions. Thank you to Jason for sharing your valuable ideas with us.


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November 2, 2012
02 Nov 2012

November 2012

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Support Fellow LAPPG Members In “Crash The Super Bowl” Doritos Contest

LAPPG Members Marc Hagest and Carlos Villalobos of All American Videos  have entered the Crash the Super Bowl Doritos Contest and can use your support! Please visit this link below and comment and rate their video. Good luck guys!



Register today for the free Entertainment Technology Expo this week, November 7-8 at the Burbank Marriott!

This is the show for content creators, production professionals, technologists and entertainment-oriented creatives of all types. There’s so much to see and people to meet this year.

Createasphere is delighted to bring you two exciting keynotes. Peter Deming, ASC, who will discuss shooting the highly-anticipated Disney/Sam Raimi release, OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Also on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m., we’ve got the founders of Fourth Wall Studios describing and demonstrating their amazing RIDES multi-screen platform PLUS a world premiere one of their new interactive shows!

Your registration gives you access to these other exciting Expo destinations: the first-ever Digital Process Workflow Lab, an integrated cloud environment; Gear Alley, where you can get hands-on with the newest equipment; and the exhibit floor where vendors will showcase their latest cutting-edge technologies, products and services.

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Don’t forget to sign up for….


Createasphere’s Post Production Master Class, an intensive afternoon focusing on the business of post production, its trends and technologies, presented by leading industry professionals. The Post Production Master Class brings the post production community together with industry leaders for an afternoon of intensive seminars, keynote sessions and one-on-one demos. Here, you’ll get the information and networking opportunities you need to expand your skills and move your career forward.

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