With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner we celebrated with shamrocks and refreshments at our March 14th meeting. High Energy was the over arching feeling for the evening as members new and old gathered in Roth Hall to explore the current media landscape. First to present was Head of Post Production & Operations for 3d Paint/FX, Shelley Andagan who explored Immersive Technology. Shelley gave solid and specific information on the production and post side of the equation for VR projects and answered lots of questions from our curious members. During our networking break members had a chance to visit with LaCie’s Steve Hitchcock where he showcased LaCie’s brand new revolutionary mobile storage device. The evenings 2nd presentation was from writer, director and juggler Chris Smith who took us through his experience creating the successful YouTube Channel Chris & Jack. Chris gave and entertaining presentation full of valuable tips and capped the night off by juggling three LaCie Rugged Hard Drives! After he finished and we could all breath again, we ended with our $3.5K giveaway thanks to our wonderful partners.
Join us for our next meeting at Crossroads School – Roth Hall.
The National Association of Broadcasters convention (NAB) is always full of new announcements and surprises. Join Karl Soule from Adobe as he covers all the new announcements on Creative Cloud video tools, with a focus on Premiere Pro and After Effects. We’ll also cover the collaboration improvements using both local shared projects and Team Projects. If you couldn’t attend NAB, this is a great opportunity to get up to speed on any changes coming to Premiere Pro.
Fresh off a Kendrick Lamar 8K Project and a speaking engagement at NAB, Digital Imaging & Workflow Specialist Lyndel’ Crosley will share how having a DIT on set with you serves as an insurance policy for your film. For all filmmakers – having control of your workflow gives you better financial control over your post. This also allows you the freedom to future proof your project by using new technologies on set and choosing what goes to post. Film is an art form, digital imaging is a skill. In this new digital world of K’s and challenging budgets, you will learn why having someone who specializes in workflow is essential as well as how to get the most out of your DIT.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and with more than 20 years of experience in the film and digital imaging industry, Lyndel’ Crosley has been part of NBC, KTLA and Reuter’s award-winning crews. Lyndel’ has covered groundbreaking stories, including the Northridge Earthquake, the OJ Simpson trial, the Atlanta Olympics and multiple award ceremonies such as the Oscars and the Emmys. Lyndel’ spent more than 10 years in the field as a camera operator, microwave and satellite technician, where he learned the skills of a digital imaging technician. With the inception of file based cinema systems, Lyndel’ has consulted for a number of post facilities and organizations which he has been a member of including the Society of Camera Operators, the Digital Cinema Society, and International Cinematographers Guild, which in 2009 invited him to assist in creating its workflow protocols for Data Management by Digital Imaging Technicians.
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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.
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Premiere Pro and the Adobe video tools continue to gain momentum in Hollywood. Check out A Look into Hollywood’s Cutting Rooms on YouTube – it’s a great overview of who’s using Adobe and why filmmakers are choosing our tools. See and hear how Hollywood post-production professionals make the most of their time and effort, by taking advantage of Adobe’s essential and cutting-edge features for pro editors and assistant editors.
Explore this YouTube Playlist to learn about the features in Premiere Pro that will streamline your workflow, save you time, and help you deliver exactly what you want, when you want it. Discover tips and tricks for getting the most out of Adobe’s tools.
Read more in Adobe’s blog post: Making the Scene in Hollywood.
Fremont, CA – March 13, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Toronto-based production house CreamVR used four Micro Studio Camera 4Ks to shoot the virtual reality (VR) series “A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan,” now available on Hulu VR.
Co-produced with Hulu and Microsoft, “A Curious Mind with Dominic Monaghan” takes viewers along on a immersive scientific exploration of our universe with the host. Viewers join Monaghan as he travels into outer space and other unreachable places to deconstruct mind-bending scientific and philosophical questions, such as the concept of the Earth as one living super organism.
“The Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K was the best option in existence for us,” says CreamVR Creative Director and Director of Photography Andrew MacDonald. “We needed cameras that were physically small enough to place side by side, while sitting no farther apart from each other than a set of human eyes, and also capable of capturing 4K. If you’re shooting in stereo and the cameras are farther than about 72mm apart, the whole world begins to look miniature and the viewer has the illusion of being a giant. We obviously need to avoid this kind of disconnect when trying to simulate environments that engage audiences in a way that traditional television can’t.”