August 28, 2013
28 Aug 2013

June 12th, 2013 Meeting

As we celebrated the LAPPG’s 5th year anniversary it became obvious how much the group enjoyed just having a social experience for a night. This “meeting” was unlike any of our previous 59. We had no speakers, no agenda, no demos. The record number of attendees  just came to network, celebrate this milestone and enjoy some food and drink thanks to an open bar provided by Commercial Capital Finance Group, Intelligent Assistance plus, we had two enormous cakes sponsored by Larry Jordan & Associates.   It was so much fun to just socialize for a night with people who we’ve gotten to know over the past 5 years. We had a record raffle of over $12,000 which got slightly delayed thanks to the triple overtime of an ice hockey game but it was worth the wait! Members old and new walked away with some amazing prizes including a DaVinci Resolve, a BorisFX Continuum Complete, a mocha Pro and a year-long Adobe Creative Cloud membership.

We’re looking forward to the next 5 years and want to thank each and every member, partner, presenter, media outlet, venue and friend who has supported our group.

 

August 5, 2013
05 Aug 2013

August 2013

LAPPG PRESENTS: “WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE YOUR FILM SOUND GREAT” @ HOLLYSHORTS – AUGUST 17th, 2013

This special panel will focus on Audio for INDIE Filmmakers offering specific guidance about the gear, strategies and audio workflows for the digital filmmaker across the audio production and postproduction process. SPEAKERS: FRED GINSBURG, CAS, PH.D, MBKS and WOODY WOODHALL, CAS.

Click here for ticket information.

 

 

LA POST|PRODUCTION CONFERENCE @ DV EXPO

September 25 – 27, 2013

Los Angeles Convention Center | Los Angeles, CA

This three-day, three-track training event provides in-depth sessions for deep immersion in the editing application of your choice. Perfect for editors and motion graphics professionals seeing to maximize their creativity and efficiency on their software and tools. Register before August 24 and save $100 on all LA Post|Production registration packages. See pricing and packages here: http://www.dvexpo.com/packages-pricing/

LAPPG members can receive an additional $50.00 conference pricing by using customer code LAPPG.

http://www.lapostconference.com/

 

 

PRODUCTIONHUB ANNOUNCES ‘IBCHUB’ MICROSITE

Call for news! ProductionHUB is an official Media Partner of the 2013 International Broadcasters Convention (IBC) and launches their annual ‘IBCHUB’ microsite Aug. 12. In addition, ProductionHUB is heavily covering the show via its website, newsletter, and social media reach. Upload press releases today for your content to be considered.

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THE 9TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL – AUGUST 15-22nd, 2013 IN HOLLYWOOD

HollyShorts just released their full festival schedule of 350 shorts being screened at the TCL Chinese Theater including the world premiere of Chadwick Boseman’s “Heaven”, a short film the actor directed and “The Immigrant,” a comedy starring Dave Foley, Michael Cera and Will Forte. The festival will also include panel conferences at the Roosevelt Hotel as well as evening networking events. Grab your tickets at http://hollyshorts.com/tickets and use discount code: SOLMont

 

 

WESTDOC COMING TO THE LANDMARK IN WEST LOS ANGELES

The fourth annual WESTDOC is slated for September 15-18, 2013 at the Landmark in West Los Angeles. WESTDOC is where the creators of non-fiction/documentary and reality TV programming network, connect and interact easily with agents, producers and the broadcast executives who fund and/or acquire such programs. More than 150 industry speakers are expected to participate in the three-day conference of panels, case studies and exclusive one-on-one sessions. The conference’s climatic event is an all day PitchFest where new projects are pitched directly to agents, network and development executives in front of a live audience for potential acquisition or co-production funding. A cash prize is awarded to the winner. The PitchFest deadline is Aug 15 (Here’s a link to details: http://www.thewestdoc.com/#!pitchfest/c1747). This is the first time WESTDOC will be held at the digitally designed auditoriums of the Landmark.

Register here and LAPPG members will receive a 10% discount off WESTDOC using code: LAPPG13.

Panel topics will cover financing, packaging and selling a documentary or reality TV one-off or series plus key issues such as new digital distribution models and the ascendancy of online networks. At programming roundtables and network programming sessions (The Sit-Down) network executives outline their specific programming needs. Also on the schedule: Face Time sessions, unique one-on-one meeting opportunities to pitch a network executive of the participant’s choice. Among the companies participating are: Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Blip, Bravo, GSN, National Geographic Channel, ITVS, CMT, SyFy, History Channel, PBS, WE, OWN, VH1, BBC-Lonely Planet and Pivot.

http://www.thewestdoc.com/

 

DIGITAL VIDEO EXPO 2013 AT THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER

This year’s Expo will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center with the Exhibit Hall floor open September 25th – 26th and conferences taking place September 25th – 27th. DV Expo is where video pros like you gather for training, networking, and to preview the latest products that affect the way you create, store and distribute video content. See the newest innovations in digital video technology and be inspired! Visit www.dvexpo.com for more details and register with code LAPPG for a free exhibit hall pass.

 

AJA NEWS – ROI Mini-Converter

AJA’s ROI Mini-Converter allows exceptionally high quality conversion of computer DVI and HDMI outputs to baseband video over SDI at an affordable price and a very portable size. With incredible image scaling, extensive aspect ratio and frame rate conversion, and audio functionality ROI fulfills the growing need to properly incorporate computer signals into the video world without sacrificing budget or space. To read a review from Ned Soltz click here.

Learn more about AJA products at www.aja.com.

 

 

NEW LOWER PRICE FOR THE AWARD WINNING BLACKMAGIC CINEMA CAMERA TO 1,995

Blackmagic Design has worked very hard over the last year to be able to build the Blackmagic Cinema Camera at a lower cost, and they wanted those savings to translate directly to customers to boost the creative possibilities among a wider range of cinematographers and photographers. From today the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and MFT models will be reduced in price to US$1,995.

• The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is available in either EF or MFT lens mount models.

• Super wide 13 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature film look.

• High resolution 2.5K sensor allows improved anti aliasing and reframing shots.

• Built in SSD recorder allows high bandwidth recording of RAW video and long duration compressed video.

• Open file formats compatible with popular editing software such as CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. No custom file formats.

• Includes no custom connections. Standard jack mic/line audio in, BNC 3 Gb/s SDI out, headphone, high speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, LANC remote control and standard DC 12-30V power connection.

• Capacitive touch screen LCD for camera settings and “slate” metadata entry.

• Supports 2.5K and 1080HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.

• Thunderbolt connection allows direct camera capture via included Media Express software and supports live waveform monitoring via the included Blackmagic UltraScope software.

• Includes a full copy of DaVinci Resolve color grading software.

 

Camera Update: The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is now shipping!

Visit www.blackmagicdesign.com for more info.