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JANUARY 2010

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OVER $8,000 IN FREE HD FOOTAGE EVERY MONTH!

ArtBeats is giving away a free clip every day to registered users! Each day, a unique and different royalty-free HD clip will be available for download absolutely FREE. The clips, most valued at $299 each, are chosen directly from the artbeats and Artbeats footageHUB libraries and are available free for only 24 hours. Visit www.Artbeats.com every day and click on the daily free clip banner to download.

LAPPG IS GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY:

Join us as we thank the stoner park recreational center in West LA for their generosity in allowing us the use of their facility over the past 6 months. This city run center is in the process of organizing a program for the youth in their community to expose them to the the world filmmaking. Any donations in terms of equipment, software, or filmmaking Paraphernalia would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Wendy-at-alliedpost.com and we would be happy to help coordinate your donation. Allied Post audio is kicking off this drive by donating a mini dv Camera. the recreational center is open and thankful for anything you would like to contribute! Please note that any contributions are tax deductible.

ANNOUNCING “INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF THE INLAND EMPIRE”

Longtime LAPPG Member, Eric Harnden announces a group he is organizing of local filmmaking enthusiasts called the “Independent Filmmakers of the Inland Empire.”  Their next meeting is on Wednesday, February 3rd. Please see page: http://wordpress.quintessentialstudios.net/?p=255 for more info.  Also, follow http://twitter.com/IFotIE for the latest updates on the group.

ADOBE PARTNERS WITH THE LAPPG AND INFO ABOUT AVATAR:

We’re excited to have Jacob Rosenberg presenting at our January 13th meeting on behalf of Adobe. The Adobe website is filled with some great information including a talk with producer Jon Landau discussing how Adobe software (Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop) was used throughout the production process of making the movie, Avatar.

http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/production/?promoid=FCACK

SNEAK PEEK: ADOBE MERCURY PLAYBACK ENGINE

Previously, Adobe announced that all future versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects will be 64-bit native only, meaning that future versions of these products will no longer support 32-bit computing.  The Mercury Playback Engine is one of the reasons for this change.  Mercury Playback Engine is an brand new playback engine that will show up in a future version of Premiere Pro, and now our group gets a sneak peek.

The radical new Mercury Playback Engine is GPU-accelerated, 64-bit native and architected for the future. Native 64-bit support enables you to work more fluidly on HD and higher resolution projects, and new GPU acceleration speeds effects processing and rendering.

Benefits include:
• Open projects faster, refine effects-rich HD and higher-resolution sequences in real time,enjoy smooth scrubbing and play back of complex projects without rendering

• See results instantly when applying multiple color corrections, the new Ultra Keyer, Gaussian blurs and blend modes, and work with numerous other effects across many video layers.

• Work in real time on complex timelines and long-form projects with thousands of clips –whether your project is SD, HD, 2K, 4K or beyond.

Learn more by watching the Adobe TV video: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/davtechtable/sneak-peek-at-the-new-adobe-mercury-playback-engine-technology/

To learn more about how to increase performance with CS4 Production Premium, go to: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/production/performance/

GENARTS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF WONDERTOUCH:

GenArts Inc., is excited to share the news that they are acquiring particleIllusion™ and all related products and technologies from wondertouch LLC. The acquisition includes particleIllusion SE, all Emitters and Pro Emitters, particleIllusion for AE, and all additional intellectual property from wondertouch LLC. These are amazing programs worth checking out http://www.wondertouch.com

COREMELT CONTEST TO BENEFIT RAINFOREST RESCUE

CoreMelt are teaming up with Rainforest Rescue to help save the Rainforests! Submit your entries between December 7th 2009 until February 7th 2009. CoreMelt is asking for submissions of existing or new work created using CoreMelt plugins. If you don’t own Coremelt plugins, you can take advantage of their 15-day trial. During this contest period they will contribute 10 percent of our gross sales to Rainforest Rescue with a minimum offering of $7000. The best work will be chosen on Feb 10, 2009.

See the website for prize details and contest categories. Over $25,000 worth of prizes!

GREAT EVENTS AT SHOWBIZ SOFTWARE THIS MONTH:

Visit the Showbiz website for details about upcoming events, like the Norman Berns’s Film Production Masters Class on Thursday, January 7th.

COREMELT DISCOUNT:

Coremelt is offering $30 off one (1) copy of ANY of their plugin bundles. This includes: CoreMelt Complete V2, ImageFlow FX V2, Polychrome transitions v2, editors tools v2, or motion graphics box v2. please type code: 30offall in the coupon code box on the second page when you are checking out.

LAPPG MEMBERS SAVE ON LARRY JORDAN’S NEW SEMINAR TOUR:

At PowerUP Tools for a Down Economy Larry Jordan will showcase new ways you can get more from Final Cut Studio. In this economy, working smarter with tools that work harder is how to stay ahead of the competition – this full-day seminar will show you how. Plus, they are giving away plenty of FREE STUFF!

Nobody presents like Larry Jordan. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned pro, you’ll discover dozens of tips, tricks, and techniques you can put to work immediately. Check out the affordable pricing and use code UGSAVE10 to get a 10% discount on the cost of registration! www.larryjordan.biz/seminars