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March 8, 2023

We're Back....
In Person That Is! (for March)

Join us for our first in-person meeting in 3 years! We are thrilled to have the chance to bring everyone together again at the amazing ZEISS Cine Lens Demo Center! Details below…

Integrating Lens Metadata into a Visual Effects Workflow
ZEISS Cinema Lens Demo Center Tour

The successful integration of Lens Metadata into the Visual Effects Production pipeline is not yet fully realized. With new tools, techniques and a bit of R&D, we are about to see some fascinating developments that allow creatives to emulate better backgrounds, foregrounds, AR objects and overlays. The results are more accurate, more realistic and closer to what audiences expect. Learn how Lens Metadata is quickly becoming a way for filmmakers to get the “look” right, when it comes to visual effects workflows.

March’s meeting will be held at the ZEISS Cinema Lens Demo Center, which serves as a home for both the cinematographer and visual effects artist. The Demo Center offers cinematographers and filmmakers the opportunity to handle and test the latest in ZEISS lens technology by offering the ability to demo a thorough selection of ZEISS Lenses on several camera formats, as well as utilizing their CinCraft Mapper software. The facility has a 9-seat 4K HDR theater, a full editorial suite with DaVinci Resolve and Nuke software, and the bay equipped GECKO-PRO technology lens projection and a fully furnished prep bay.



When: Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Where: ZEISS Cinema Lens Demo Center – 15260 Ventura Blvd #820, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

6:30pm – Doors open – time for networking, grab some refreshments and take a look at the incredible history showcased around the space
7:15pm – Presentation begins with a brief explanation on the center and attendees will have time to explore the various demo areas.
7:45 – Feature presentation – Integrating Lens Metadata into VFX Workflow with Q & A to follow
8:45pm – Giveaway
8:50pm – Network and visit the various demo center areas
9:30pm – doors close

The ZEISS Cinema Lens Demo Center in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Important Reminders

  • Masks are optional but encouraged as is social distancing when possible.
  • This meeting will not be live-streamed.
  • This event is free but capacity is limited, so you must register and receive a confirmation email to attend.
  • Registration will close at 12:30pm the day of the event.
  • Please only register if you fully intend on showing up.  We need to give our host an accurate headcount for both capacity and refreshment reasons. Thank you!

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Our members’ health and safety is extremely important to us. If you are feeling sick, have any symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please do not attend this meeting. We thank you in advance for helping keep our community safe and COVID-free.

Parking details: 
Parking is available in the building’s garage but parking validation is unavailable, so you may want to take advantage of street or metered parking. (The rate for the garage for 2+ hours is $26.50.)

– Dickens Street
-Moorpark Street
– Sepulveda Blvd
(side street off of main Blvd)

– Ventura Blvd – 2 HRS
FREE after 8pm

Entry details: 
*If entering through parking garage, take the garage elevator to the ground floor
*Once in the building lobby, ride the elevator up to the 8th floor to get to ZEISS’ suite
*ZEISS is the first suite with glass doors

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