It’s always a fun night when Blackmagic is in the house and for the 2nd year in a row we were lucky enough to have Blackmagic Design Night! The full evening dedicated to the inspiring gear and tools coming out of this amazing company. We began the night with a great demo from Product Specialist Shawn Carlson who took us on a tour of DaVinci Resolve 16 spending time on the revolutionary new Cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines. Then after the networking break we had filmmaker Benjamin L. Brown shares an entertaining presentation discussing and comparing the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and the new URSA Mini Pro G2. It’s always a treat for us to have talented professionals who can advise us on which cameras will work best for various productions. The evening ended with a fantastic giveaway and the feeling that all is right with the world when Blackmagic Design keeps creating affordable, high quality products for filmmakers of all levels.
It was a great evening to escape some of the rain we’d been having plus, it was the night before Valentine’s Day which meant delicious, delectable desserts were aplenty. First up it was a great honor to have John Long, co-founder of award winning film and television advertising company, Buddha Jones visiting. John, along with Buddha’s post supervisor inspired us and answered so many of our questions about the art and the craft of creating compelling trailers. Then, after the networking break we were thrilled to have Mary Poplin, Senior Product Specialist from Boris FX back on the house. Mary opened our eyes to more than Mocha this time around! We were introduced to the 2019 versions of Continuum and Sapphire in addition to Mocha. Mary demoed like a champ and answered all if our questions. It’s always fun to watch her demo and to see Sapphire and Continuum added to her slate made it a super opportunity for LAPPG members. Thank you to John, Blake and Mary for an exceptional night!