Past Meetings

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!

During this time away from our in-person meetings, please stay connected with us on our Blog, our YouTube Channel and our Social Media Channels – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

Stay well!

September 9, 2020

It was great “seeing” so many of you at our August meeting for Exploring Adobe Productions. Join us as we head online again in September via ZOOM, from the comfort of your home .

The Role of the VFX Editor

What is a VFX Editor?  What do they do?  Do they create VFX?  Well, that’s part of it.  Do they use After Effects?  Sometimes.  What are those shiny balls for? 

We’ll be exploring these questions with Richard Sanchez, a VFX Editor on the soon to be released film, Bill and Ted Face the Music.

The position of the VFX Editor is probably one of the most misunderstood roles in post production, but it certainly doesn’t need to be.  It’s also an increasingly crucial role as there is simply no such thing as a film without VFX.  200 VFX, 2000 VFX that’s a lot of material to sort out and deliver.  Let’s pull the curtain back on the position.  Richard will discuss what he wishes he knew when he first started in the role.

Richard Sanchez was an assistant editor on I’m Dying Up Here, Table 19, The Good Place, UFO Hunters, and the Netflix film, Naked. He has been a visual effects editor on Hulu’s Catch-22 and recently wrapped Bill & Ted Face The Music. Richard also co-created and delivers exceptional content in the popular training program – Master the Workflow’s Feature Film Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0.

We’re excited to hangout with you online again!

 

*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. (It’s only a hour-long meeting.) Winners will be chosen offline after the meeting and notified directly.

 

(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 LIVE on YouTube where it will be streaming.) 

 

*** Thank you to Richard for supplying us with some VFX Terminology that may be useful during his discussion and beyond. Click here for the pdf: MTWF VFX Terminology.***

 

 

During this time away from our in-person meetings, please stay connected with us on our Blog, our YouTube Channel and our Social Media Channels – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

Stay well!

August 12, 2020

Join us as we head online again next month via ZOOM, from the comfort of your home on August 12, 2020 for:

Adobe Productions for Premiere Pro

Join Karl Soule as he shares new Adobe Productions for Premiere Pro, which is now available in Premiere Pro 14.1. Productions provide new tools for managing projects, sharing assets between them, and keeping everything organized, whether you’re working on your own or collaborating with a team. Productions was designed from the ground up with input from top filmmakers and Hollywood editorial teams. Early versions of the underlying technology were battle-tested on recent films such as Terminator: Dark Fate and Dolemite is My Name. Productions are being used now in editorial on films like David Fincher’s Mank. Learn how Productions can work for you. Karl will also touch on using Productions in this new work-from-home world.

We’re excited to hangout with you online again!

During this time away from our in person meetings, please stay connected with us on our Blog, our YouTube Channel and our Social Media Channels – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

Stay well!

We’re heading online this month!

 

We miss seeing you at our monthly meetings so we are excited to have you join us online  via ZOOM, from the comfort of your home, as we toast our 12th anniversary with SONY on:

 June 30th, 2020

Because this is our first online meeting, we’re going to do the best we can and would love the support of this special community! You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage to toast our inspiring community as we take a look at developments over the last 12 years with SONY and where they are now as well as where they are going!

Now for the presentation details…

A Look Back and A Look Ahead

Remember when….

We had to figure out 3D workflow? You transitioned off tape? Post Houses were places you could go? Join Sony in celebrating LAPPG’s 12th Anniversary with a look back at how we grew together while exploring nonstop changes in production and post technologies.

Plus, a live presentation covering solutions for remote workflow as we look ahead to the next year of changes in how we make movies and TV.

Sony speakers during live session:

Dan Perry, Business Development
Samuel Fares, DMPC Manager
Laura Pursley, Marketing

Space is limited so please register if you are sure you can make it so we can accommodate as many as possible.

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!

During this time away from our in person meetings, please stay connected with us on our Blog, our YouTube Channel and our Social Media Channels – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

Stay well!

 

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