no images were foundOur July meeting gave us all an opportunity to see just some of the amazingly talented members that make up the Los Angeles Post Production Group. We were honored with a return visit from Vickie Sampson to share her most recent directorial work, the dark comedy thriller short film, “You Drive Me Crazy.” Vickie shared the green screen and plates she used in the VFX work for her film and gave us some insight into things she learned in the process. Then we had longtime LAPPG member Maurice Simmons share a clip from his most recent documentary, “DYMALLY: The First of His Kind” which chronicles the half century public service career of one of America’s most colorful and powerful elected officials, Mervyn M. Dymally. Maurice strongly advised that you making sure your budget reflects the true cost of footage and images. He also reminded us to look more locally with the subject’s friends and neighbors for footage or images they may have buried in their garages. And finally, we had Jaswant Dev Shrethsa (aka Jaz) rounding out our member showcase with clips from two projects he is working on, Festival of Tihar and Journey’s with Jaz. Both are beautifully shot and investigate different cultures as well as the natural world. We were inspired by Jaz’s determination in creating these ambitious shows and getting them out into the world.
After our networking break we had a wonderful time with Foley Artist Tony Margulies as he took us through the whats and the hows of adding Foley to your soundtrack. It was fun and fascinating to see some of the unusual props Tony uses to make different sounds and it was especially entertaining hearing the different walking styles and patterns he is able to create. Tony made it an entertaining and interactive experience, even calling up an LAPPG member to try walking with him.
The night ended with another one of our awesome giveaways, thanks to our incredible partners who help make these meetings happen every month. A big thank you to our friends, partners and members for your ongoing support!