What a great night at Roth Hall! For our February meeting members piled in to hear about the latest Creative Trends for 2018 from Jon-Paul Harrison, Shutterstock’s Business Development Manager, Entertainment. It turns out that space, cactus, fantasy (including unicorns and mermaid) and ancient geometric patterns are among those topping the list this year. JP’s entertaining and informational presentation left us inspired to see what trends we’ll notice ourselves this year. Then after the networking break we learned about how to shoot a short schedule indie feature with in demand Director of Photography Dan Kneece. Using his experience shooting three of these last year, Dan detailed various steps he took to insure success with a limited shooting schedule. After Dan wrapped his informative presentation we held our ever popular giveaway including access to Shutterstcok’s incomparable image library up to $2,000! It was an awesome evening for all!
Join us for our next meeting at Crossroads School – Roth Hall.
(What I’ve learned (so far) about building a following on YouTube.)
Are you on the YouTube bandwagon? Are you curious what it takes to make a channel work?
Then come join us for an entertaining evening with Chris Smith of the popular Chris & Jack Channel where he will be sharing his insights, experience and hacks for creating a successful YouTube Channel. If you’re interested in producing YouTube content that will resonate with your audience and will be creatively fulfilling, come and bring questions and join the discussion.
Chris will be exploring topics such as audiences, goals for your channel, the YouTube algorithm, writing, producing and editing with a partner, editing techniques and production hacks and if anyone asks him he’ll probably throw in a little juggling on the side!
Chris Smith, is a professional filmmaker and juggler (yes, such a thing exists.) In 2016 Chris and Jack De Sena created their YouTube channel, titled “Chris & Jack”, which has served as a shared platform to write, produce, direct, edit, and star-in their own projects. They also co-wrote and directed the hit web series, “Dorm Life.” Chris recently co-wrote the upcoming HULU VR series “Door #1” and is also an accomplished video editor, having just completed a season of Tru-TV’s hit show “The Carbonaro Effect.” His first experiment combining juggling, producing, and editing was the Reddit viral video hit, “Juggling Around Iceland.” He has also been seen all over the country as a Blue Man in Blue Man Group.
Since 360 Stereoscopic Film/VR is new to most, Shelley Andagan, Head of Post-Production and Operations of 3DPaint/FX will delve into the differences versus similarities between VR projects and traditional media spanning from their inception to fruition. Through her work at 3DPaint/FX. Andagan has managed the completion of over 20 VR projects. These 360 films range from scripted to documentary-style shoots with both monoscopic and stereoscopic deliveries at various levels of VFX integration. She also oversaw stereoscopic conversion projects for the studio’s VR and traditional film clients. Some of Shelley’s 360 film credits which derive from her work alongside VR houses Within / Here Be Dragons and Milk VR include: The New York Times Magazine’s “Great Performers” 9-film noir anthology, USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” VR Experience, General Electric’s 5-plus-episode series, “The Possible”, Samsung VR’s “The Raid” Prequel to Fox’s “24: Legacy” and United Nations films “The Ground Beneath Her” and “My Mother’s Wing”.
Or send an email to rsvp-at-lappg-dot-com.
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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The event will return to the IATSE Local 80 stage in Burbank on Saturday, February 24th.
In addition to their traditional vendor presentations and practical demonstrations by renowned Lighting experts, we will also discuss the challenges faced by Lighting professionals such as Flicker, Color Rendition/Spectrum issues and On-Set Safety. The DCS Service Award, presented last year to George Spiro Dibie, ASC will honor another Industry icon, and invitations to special guest Cinematographers are pending. (Our 2017 guest was Academy Award winning Cinematographer, Russell Carpenter, ASC.)
Participating Manufacturers and Vendors tentatively include, (in alphabetical order):
ARRI • BB&S Lighting • Cineo Lighting • DADCO/FilmGear
Dedolight • De Sisti • DMG Lumiére • DoPchoice • Fluotec
Kino Flo • K 5600 • Light & Motion • Litepanels • Luminys
MACCAM • Mole Richardson • Nila • Panasonic • Practilite
Rosco Labs • Terra LED • The Rag Place • Zylight
Time: Saturday, February 24th, Starting at 9AM and ending at 5PM
Please indicate if you are a DCS member, list “Lighting Expo” in the subject line, and don’t forget to give us your contact details when sending your RSVP e-mail: RSVPtoDCS@digitalcinemasociety.org