Past Meetings

March 9, 2022

Lens Metadata for Every Project
with Marius Jerschke

ZEISS will be showcasing a sneak preview of their accelerated compositing and match moving workflows for accurate film production. Join LAPPG and ZEISS for an informative, virtual demonstration to find out how lens metadata can be used for every project.

February 8, 2022

From Transcript to Rough Cut:
How Reduct is Modernizing Paper Edits 

Working with interviews or footage of people talking? Join our February 8, 2022 meeting to learn about a new tool that will update your workflow, save you time, and deliver more efficiency.

Reduct is a web-based video transcription and editing tool. It unlocks a better video editing process by modernizing paper edits. Reduct enables:

  • Higher quality hand-offs: play back paper edits & make sure they work before they get to post
  • Seamless import: convert to rough cut & re-link to multi cam in just a few clicks
  • Better teamwork: allow everyone to easily contribute to the story

This dynamic program is ideal for content creators who have to work with footage with a lot of interviews and dialog and for anyone who wants to tell a more engaging story.

Want to learn more? Check out this video and then come join us for the live demo and presentation and learn about Reduct’s one-click import to Premiere Pro.

*We will be holding a prize giveaway for attendees at this meeting. To be eligible to participate you must stay to the end to of the meeting.

**Please use your full name and current email address when you register so you can be contacted if you win a prize.

***This meeting will also be streamed live on YouTube.

January 13, 2022

Dolby Atmos -
What You Need to Know

Join us as Edgar Rothermich, author of the book “Mixing in Dolby Atmos – How it Works”, presents the hot topic on everybody’s mind, “Dolby Atmos – What You Need To Know.”

He will cover the Dolby Atmos eco-system, providing the bigger picture of this format. He will dive into the details, the key components, how to set up a system, and how everything works together. Lots to talk about, explain, and explore why the audio production industry is struggling with the ever changing playing field on the consumer side and how Binaural Audio and Head Tracking will be the key factor for the future of Dolby Atmos and Immersive Audio in general.

About Edgar Rothermich:

Edgar Rothermich graduated in the late 80s from the prestigious Tonmeister program in Berlin, Germany. He worked as an engineer, producer, and composer for 30 years in the film and music business and, since 2011, concentrates on his role as an educator with his best-selling book series “Graphically Enhanced Music”. He is currently teaching at the Loyola Marymount University in the Recording Arts department of the School of Film and Television program. Visit his website at:

December 9, 2021

The Power of Fairlight

in DaVinci Resolve 17

Join the Los Angeles Post Production Group as we turn the spotlight on audio for our last meeting of the year with Blackmagic Design’s Fairlight.

You already do so much in Resolve, from editing, VFX and color, so why not keep your audio in the same application as well? With DaVinci Resolve 17, the Fairlight page offers incredible power and functionality, all with a mind toward creating a high quality final mix of your project, whether you’re working on a laptop or in a full size mix stage.

Join Blackmagic Design’s Mary Plummer at LAPPG as she shows you some of the amazing tools at your finger tips, including real time effects, flexbus with built in and multi-standard metering, Dolby Atmos integration, the power of the Multi-Tool, as well as the latest immersive 3D audio formats, plus a whole lot more!

About Mary Plummer:

Mary Plummer is a professional video editor, audio artist and composer with over 20 years experience in video and film production. She has worked on wide range of productions from coast to coast including shorts, PSAs, trailers, music videos, documentary and independent feature films. Between projects, Mary has been a trainer and presenter at major industry tradeshows and written over a dozen industry training books including: The Fairlight Audio Guide to DaVinci Resolve 17. Mary currently works as a Fairlight Audio Post Production Workflow Specialist for Blackmagic Design.

*In order to participate in our monthly meeting giveaway you must stay for the entire meeting. Winners will be drawn offline after the meeting.

**Be sure when you register to use your correct and current email address so we can contact you if you win a prize!

***The meeting will be streaming live on YouTube as well.

November 10, 2021

Join us for our November meeting with Adobe featuring:

What's New & Next for

Adobe Video Applications

Senior Adobe Product Manager, Francis Crossman shares takeaways from Adobe MAX, including news and what’s next for Adobe video applications. Tune in for a presentation, product demo, and live Q&A.

Francis Crossman:

Before making the jump into software at Adobe, Francis worked as an editor and colorist for ten years in San Francisco. He is credited as lead editor and colorist on 31 feature-length projects for cinema, broadcast, DVD/Bluray and live streaming. He studied film at SF State just as digital filmmaking was becoming a real option for independent filmmakers. Originally focusing on cinematography and lighting, he fell in love with editing in film school. He is a self-proclaimed color nerd and excited about the future of HDR.

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