Past Meetings

February 10, 2021

Demystifying HDR

Join us at our February 2021 LAPPG meeting for an open forum with Senior Colorist, Andrea Chlebak, and Color Scientist, Matthew Tomlinson to explore HDR and how it can be harnessed as a storytelling tool.

PRESENTERS

Andrea Chlebak, has spent the past 16 years honing her skills as a colorist for major studios and indies alike.

Canadian-born, Chlebak’s recent work has included supervising color for Seth Rogen’s “An American Pickle” for HBOMax, as well as collaborating for a third time with award-winning cinematographer Gregory Middleton ASC to supervise color for Netflix’s feature “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monsterhunting”.

Major credits include Hollywood studio films such as Neill Blomkamp’s “Elysium” and “Chappie”, as well as award-winning indies “Mandy” and “Prospect”.

Adept at collaborating with directors, cinematographers, visual effects supervisors and editors to develop and refine the final look and feel for a film, her approach, “Adds clarity and dimension to the creative experience and unearths beautifully polished images” says Chlebak, “I like to bring an artistic sensibility and technical rigor to all of my projects.”

With over 25 years of experience, Matthew Tomlinson is currently the Color Scientist at Harbor where he services projects by ensuring color consistency from pre-production through final color as well as creative look development. Prior to joining Harbor, he held Imaging Science positions at SHED, EFILM, Tippett Studios, P.O.P and Bossfilm where he worked on projects including “Suicide Squad”, “Skyfall”, “The Avengers”, “Matrix: Revolutions” and “Air Force One”.

His recent credits include Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, Louis Leterrier’s “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”, Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman”, Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” and Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman.”

January 12, 2021

NURTURE YOUR CREATIVE NATURE

WITH

MAXIM JAGO

Join Filmmaker, Author, and Director of The Creativity Conference, Maxim Jago, for a deep dive into best practices and far-reaching insights to help you keep the spark alive and maintain your creative flow. After exploring diverse approaches to the creative process with guidance from countless world-class creatives, Maxim will share practical advice and actionable steps you can take to find inspiration and take dynamic action to create works that are truly original and impactful.

If you are setting yourself creative goals for the new year, this presentation will offer valuable perspective and clear steps to help you turn ideas into action (and stumble upon new ideas in the process).

For more information about The Creativity Conference – taking place from the 22nd to the 24th of January – check out https://www.creativityconference.is/

 

Maxim Jago is a multi-award winning filmmaker, screenwriter, author, consultant, futurist, public speaker, and Director of The Creativity Conference. He’s the author of some of the standard texts used by film schools around the world, and Director of The Creativity Conference and is well known for his online and public training courses in film production and post-production.

Maxim provides support and perspective on developments for several international media and technology organizations. As an award winning film director and screenwriter, he’s a regular speaker at film festivals and media technology conferences including Cannes, Berlinale, Sundance, Raindance, TIFF, NAB, IBC, BVE and SXSW.   @MaximJago

 

*Space is limited! You must register to attend and the first 100 registered attendees that “arrive” at the meeting on Zoom will be admitted. If you can not get in, please head to YouTube where we will be live streaming.

**As with our regular LAPPG meetings we be hosting a giveaway. In order to participate, be sure when you register to use your real name, valid email address and current phone number so we can reach you if you win. To be eligible to win one of the amazing prizes, you must stay until the end of the event. Winners will be chosen offline after the meeting and notified directly.

December 15th, 2020

30 Years of Editing: Advice, Insights and Technology with Kevin D. Ross, ACE

Before we move into 2021, we thought it would be a good practice to take a look back at the last 30 years of editing with Editor Kevin D. Ross, ACE (Californication, Stranger Things, Halt & Catch Fire). Kevin will outline his journey through the transitioning film and television world by touching on some of the technology and techniques that were used along the way. Be sure to tune it for valuable advice on from the important role of the assistant editor to the benefits of being in a guild. This is a challenging business and Kevin is being kind enough to tell us how it is!

Meeting Details:

*Space is limited! You must register to attend and the first 100 registered attendees that “arrive” at the meeting on Zoom will be admitted. After that, everyone else can catch the meeting on YouTube where we will be live streaming.

**As with our regular LAPPG meetings we are planning to have a version of our popular giveaway. In order to participate, be sure when you register to use your real name, valid email address and current phone number so we can reach you if you win. To be eligible to win one of the amazing prizes, you must stay until the end of the event. Winners will be chosen offline after the meeting and notified directly.

November 17, 2020 – Blackmagic Design Night

For those of you who missed it,  Blackmagic Design recently announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 17, so we are excited to be able to add an up-close look for you to the meeting on November 17, 2020 via Zoom.

DAVINCI RESOLVE 17

If you happened to catch Blackmagic’s announcement of Resolve 17, you know why there is such a buzz! From amazing new color tools such as HDR Color Wheels, Vector Shape Nodes and an amazing Color Warper, through great new features in Fusion, Cut and Fairlight (let’s not forget Dolby Atmos integration!), it’s sure to be another game-changer for post professionals. Join us as Blackmagic Design’s very own Mary Plummer shows us some of the exciting new features of Resolve 17, and gives you an opportunity to ask your questions live!

EXPLORING THE URSA MINI PRO 12K

Blackmagic Design cinematography specialist Tor Johansen will give us an overview of the new URSA Mini Pro 12K. He’ll show us some footage, talk about the amazing capabilities of this new camera, and answer your questions as well!
 *Space is limited! You must register to attend and the first 100 registered attendees that “arrive” at the meeting on Zoom will be admitted. After that, everyone else can catch the meeting on YouTube where we will be live streaming. 

**As with our regular LAPPG meetings we are planning to have a version of our popular giveaway. In order to participate, be sure when you register to use your real name, valid email address and current phone number so we can reach you if you win. To be eligible to win one of the amazing prizes, you must stay until the end of the event. Winners will be chosen offline after the meeting and notified directly.

We’re excited to hangout with you online again!


October 22nd, 2020

SOUND PANEL:
WORKING WITH IZOTOPE’S RX 8

Like painters who have their “go to” set of brushes and paints, audio professionals also have their own set of tools which they lean on during the creative and technical process of creating a soundtrack. This month we will be exploring the audio world with three top sound professionals as they share their experiences and discuss their use of iZotope’s latest version of their industry standard plug-in, RX 8. Learn how they use this essential toolkit to help them mix, master and restore high level projects and create stellar sonic universes.

Woody Woodhall, CAS
Moderator

Woody Woodhall is Studio Principal of Allied Post Audio in Santa Monica, CA and is an award-winning supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer. Woody has delivered hundreds of episodes of programming for Netflix, Amazon Studios, YouTube Red, CBS/Viacom, and NBC/Universal among others and is co-founder of the Los Angeles Post Production Group,  writer for the Sound for Film channel for Pro Video Coalition, and author of the college textbook Audio Production and Post Production. He is currently mixing Discovery’s upcoming new docuseries CAL Fire.

Doug Mountain
Dialog Editor and Re-recording Engineer

Doug Mountain (All American, Animal Kingdom, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Catch 22, All American, Community, Oscar Awards, Grammy Awards) has been recording and mixing audio for film, television, and music for over 35 years. He is currently the Senior Dialog Editor for Warner Brother Post Production Service and a Restoration Editor/Mixer for Paramount Pictures.

John Polito
Founder, Chief Engineer of Audio Mechanics

John Polito is one of the pioneers of digital audio restoration. He graduated with honors from Stanford University specializing in signal processing and composition at CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics).  In 1987 he became Product Manager for the subsequently highly successful NoNoise system, working closely with major record labels as an expert in the burgeoning archive reissue field. Mr. Polito founded Audio Mechanics in 1991 and recently won the International FOCAL award for best restoration project 80 years of Olympic films by the International Olympic Committee. Other notable clients include 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Academy Film Archive, The Library of Congress, and the FBI. Recent projects include Young Frankenstein, The Hustler, The Grapes of Wrath.

David Barber
Supervising Sound Editor/Re-recording Mixer for Juniper Post, Inc.

David Barber crossed over from the music world in 2004, he has been editing and mixing for film and television for the past 16 years. He is a 3-time winner of the MPSE Golden Reel Award, most recently for his work on Taron Lexton’s In Search of Fellini. Current projects include Season 2 of the Netflix Original Series Special, Season 2 of the Emmy-Nominated Hulu Original Series PEN 15. as well as the feature films, AfterEscape Plan: Extractors, and the soon to be released Chick Fight starring Alec Baldwin and Malin Akerman. David currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Motion Picture Sound Editors.

*Space is limited! You must register to attend and the first 100 registered attendees that “arrive” at the meeting on Zoom will be admitted. After that, everyone else can catch the meeting on YouTube where we will be live streaming.

**As with our regular LAPPG meetings we are planning to have a version of our popular giveaway. In order to participate, be sure when you register to use your real name, valid email address and current phone number so we can reach you if you win. To be eligible to win one of the amazing prizes, you must stay until the end of the event. Winners will be chosen offline after the meeting and notified directly.

We’re excited to hangout with you online again!

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Stay well!

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