December’s meeting was festive and fun and a great way to send off the year! With a thorough and informative presentation, Mark Anderson from LaCie shared a ton of storage and workflow information, answered many of our questions and gave and an amazing explanation of RAID storage. After the break filled with holiday treats like cream puffs, eclairs, gingerbread and lots of networking we had the pleasure of welcoming senior colorist from ArsenalFX Color, Rory Gordon. We learned about the fascinating research she did on a white paper she delivered at SMPTE, on observations she made on the effect of HDR as it varies through visual styles, using examples from a one hour medical drama, a half hour super hero comedy, and a one hour spy thriller. The audience was fascinated. Thank you to both Mark and Rory and all our presenters this year. And to our members, partners and friends, we can’t wait to see you in the new year! Thanks for your support!
Come get inspired at our first meeting of the year!
Join us for a case study of the award winning feature documentary American Relapse that inspired Viceland’s 10 episode series of Dopesick Nation with Director and Showrunner Pat McGee of Pat McGee Pictures.
Q and A following presentation with the PMP team:
Adam Linkenhelt (Co-Director of American Relapse, and supervising producer of Dopesick Nation)
Michael Goodman and Greg Taylor (DP’s of Dopesick Nation)
Independent filmmaker Noam Kroll returns to LAPPG to outline his key principles for building and sustaining a career as a content creator today. Using real world examples from his narrative feature films which have been produced on micro-budgets and self-distributed, Noam will break down the fundamental steps any filmmaker can follow to create, sell, and market their work to a global audience.
Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. In an effort to give back to the community, Noam launched a blog – www.noamkroll.com – in the fall of 2012 which has since grown to become a burgeoning resource for independent filmmakers, producers, cinematographers, photographers, and editors alike.
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.
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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An Evening Featuring In-Depth Conversations with Master Filmmakers Set for December 5th
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in education for content creators, announces the return of “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” on December 5th at the NYIT Auditorium Theater on Broadway. This year’s event showcases some of the industry’s leading cinematographers behind worldwide hit TV shows including “Game of Thrones,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Westworld”; pioneers of cinematic production on classics such as “Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”; and cinematographers that shot award-winning documentaries “Strong Island,” “Finding 52,” “Inventing Tomorrow,” and “The Final Year.” Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with top gear companies including our Platinum Sponsor ZEISS; with Adorama, Vimeo, Shutterstock, and Padcaster at our Networking Party & Tech Lounge, sponsored by ZEISS. There will also be exclusive raffle prizes for attendees. Executive Producer Jason Banke comments, “Each year we strive to bring the most talented and innovative artists to the New York community of filmmakers and DP’s. We are incredibly excited to host these conversations with such an amazing group of cinematographers.” Banke adds, “We wouldn’t be able to throw this year-end educational event without the support of our generous partners.”
This year’s line-up features cinematographers Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC (“Game of Thrones,” Westworld,” “Ray Donovan,” “The Affair”), Bruce Logan, ASC (“Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” “2001: A Space Odyssey”), Alan Jacobsen (“Strong Island,” “Finding 52”), Moderator David Leitner (Director & Cinematographer), and Moderator Hugo Perez (Director/Producer. We have just added Panelist Martina Radwan (The Final Year, Inventing Tomorrow) and Moderator Snehal Patel (Producer & Director, ZEISS – Sales Manager) to this already amazing lineup!
“Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” opens its doors on December 5th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Limited seating left. Cost of ticket includes all panels and networking party with an open bar, hors-d’oeuvres & sponsored giveaways.
Take advantage of our LAPPG discount for $10 off a ticket. Please click here and use code LAPPG18.
Offering a diverse collection of over 10,000 premium 4K video clips filmed using cinema-grade gear
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, today announced Shutterstock Select, a premium tier of royalty-free video content. The diverse collection of video clips includes exclusive content with everything from everyday moments to blockbuster action scenes, all captured by industry professionals using cinema-grade cameras and selected by our expert curators.
This new offering of content offers the highest production value available in the industry and features in-demand content categories such as cinematic aerials, millennial adventure, gastronomy, action scenes, and workplace scenes. The shots combine artistic and technical excellence and are filmed on cinema-grade equipment including RED cameras and cameras using Cine lenses. A highly-skilled team of professional filmmakers and motion designers created this selection of footage with a particular focus on executing the most exceptional camera movements, composition and acting.
“As most filmmakers and cinematographers know, creating high quality establishing shots are important to any film, but are also very expensive to produce,” said Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO of Shutterstock. “We’re thrilled to now have this new offering of Hollywood-quality content to our customers who are looking to elevate their video projects with a cinematic flair.”
As stock footage continues to solidify itself as an essential pillar within the TV and filmmaking process, Shutterstock is expanding its offerings to meet this ever-growing demand. Shutterstock’s current collection of over 12 million high-quality videos empowers filmmakers all over the world with the content they need to express their creative vision. With this highly curated new offering, filmmakers can now choose from a selection of premium footage produced by industry professionals using top of the range equipment.
The Shutterstock Select video collection is available to download in both 4K and HD. Explore the Select collection here.