Our 8th Anniversary meeting on June 9th, 2016 was a wonderful celebration of community as we welcomed two amazing presentations. First up we had L.A. Post Fest Best Film and Best Editing winner, Misha Tenenbaum share his amazing workflow spanning 10 team members in 4 continents. He detailed the process from getting Team Editstock together to delivering the winning film.
After a networking break filled with anniversary cake we came back to hear from the post production team on the feature documentary, “Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary.” Michael Donnelly, Co-Producer and Post Supervisor reviewed with us the evolution on this film and technology over a 20 year span. Ethan Boehme covered much of the online and editing process working this so many various formats and Ken S. Polk, CAS spoke about the extensive audio work that was done to create a seamless soundtrack for this fascinating film.
A big thank you to our members, partners and friends for helping us create a growing, thriving, open community for anyone with an interest in digital content creation.
The 2016 Digital Storage in Media and Entertainment End User Survey is looking for Media and Entertainment Professionals to participate. Here is the link for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZP7LYBY
This survey is intended for media and entertainment professionals and is designed to determine the industry’s digital storage needs and expectations for the capture and creation of raw content, editing and post production, distribution of content, digital archiving as well as digital conversion and preservation. The results of this survey will be used to create the Coughlin Associates report on Digital Storage for Professional Media and Entertainment. We will be glad to share some of the top level results from the survey with participants, as we did last year. The survey will stay open until June 31, 2016. For more information on Coughlin Associates go to www.tomcoughlin.com.
A special summer meeting:
Join the LAPPG as we delve this month into the world of production with a panel of independent Directors of Photography and explore what it means to be a working DP in Hollywood. We will begin the evening with a favorite scene from each panelist which they will break down for us including the equipment used, lighting techniques, and challenges faced to “get the shot.” Then we will discuss the best practices for collaboration with Directors and what aspiring Directors should know as well as what DP’s can do to make this relationship creative and successful. We will also discuss how these DP’s shoot with or without the editor in mind and what lessons they’ve learned from working with colorists and post teams to deliver the Director’s vision.
Dan Kneece has spent years creating amazing images. He started filming motion pictures at age 13 when his Mother bought a Super 8 camera. In 1979, while finishing his Master’s in Media Arts at the University of South Carolina, Dan began his professional career shooting news at WIS-TV in Columbia, SC. Soon thereafter he was taught Steadicam by inventor Garrett Brown which led to a 28 year career as a Steadicam Operator and an ongoing professional relationship with Director David Lynch on films such as Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Mulholland Drive. Dan’s skills evolved into expertise as an “A” Camera Operator on major film, television, commercial and music video productions. He worked with the best in the business and learned from them all. Dan now uses his knowledge, extensive filmmaking experience and incredible eye to excel in his work as Director of Photography.
Rainer Lipski DP- Hailing from Berlin, he has been recognized internationally and has worked in 18 countries. His recent accomplishments include winning Best Cinematography at the 2016 FilmOut San Diego Festival for the feature film Kiss Me, Kill Me. Rainer also enjoyed the success of his latest music video Moderat- Running which premiered this past month on vogue.com. He studied cinematography at the renowned Film School in Baden-Würtenberg, Germany. In 2006, his thesis project “Living iPod” won multiple awards including the Young Director Award at Cannes that rocketed his career into the Commercial World. Since then Rainer has shot 8 feature films, over 140 commercials, 30 short films and multiple music videos. Since 2009 Rainer lives in Los Angeles along with his Actress/Director wife, he continues to work and gain global recognition for his artistic viewpoint, professionalism, and dedication to his passion – the art of cinematography.
Colt Seman started his career with a bang, working with the viral video machine known as Red Bull Media House, where he created two of their most-popular web series. Almost instantly, the industry took note of his artistry and dubbed him a rising talent. He was the youngest person featured in several critically acclaimed documentaries on cinematography, two of which won Emmys. Now the Director of Photography at Culprit Creative, Colt is completely unleashing his visual ingenuity to explore his creative curiosities. He is able to craft stunning frames in the spur of the moment, as well as spend copious hours developing new camera technologies that innovate filmmaking and push the boundaries of modern visuals.
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.
***There is street parking as well as a Crossroads parking lot parallel on 22nd Street.
Thank you to our friends at Cine Gear Expo for including the LAPPG in this fantastic event.
As with last year’s expo, it was wonderful seeing so many of our members and signing up so many new ones!
Congrats, Cine Gear Expo on another stellar event!
See some more pics here.