Past Meetings

May 8th, 2019

** We strongly encourage ridesharing or using public transportation as there are two Metro Expo Line stops within walking distance to Roth Hall. Please note that there is also a Crossroads parking lot on 22nd street. Click here for a parking map.

 

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN NIGHT

 

 

Straight from their big announcements at NAB, Blackmagic Design returns to the LAPPG for the entire night with two exciting presentations:

 

DaVinci Resolve 16: Full Post Production Workflow In One Package

 

Blackmagic Design will demo the new DaVinci Resolve 16, which features a revolutionary new Cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines! With hundreds of new features, 16 is an amazing evolution of their popular post production software. Come see the demo, and maybe win a seat of Studio for yourself!

 

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2 & the Pocket 4K: Comparisons and Contrasts, and How Best To Use Them For Your Project

 

Filmmaker and cinematographer Benjamin L. Brown will discuss the difference and similarities between the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and the new URSA Mini Pro G2, and answer your questions about the best system for your projects.

 

 

 


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TO ATTEND: 

Eventbrite - Blackmagic Design Night at LAPPG - May 8, 2019

Or send an email to rsvp-at-lappg-dot-com.

As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway!

$5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.[/one_half] [one_half]

LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

@Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
[/one_half][/box] *There is street parking as well as a Crossroads parking lot on 22nd Street. Please view this map for parking info.

Click here for a map of the location.

April 23, 2019

 

 

ADOBE – WHAT’S NEW FROM NAB AND MORE

The National Association of Broadcasters convention (NAB) is always full of new announcements and surprises. Join Adobe Premiere Pro Master Trainer Christine Steele as she covers all the new features available in Creative Cloud video and audio tools, including Content-Aware Fill in After Effects, Freeform panel in Premiere Pro, and Punch and Roll Recording in Audition. If you couldn’t attend NAB, this is a great opportunity to get up to speed on what’s included in the latest release.

Christine Steele is an Emmy Award winning Director, Producer and Lead Editor at Steele Pictures. She actively provides production and post-production services, consultation and training for colleagues and clients all over the world and is a popular speaker and Adobe Certified Master Instructor. Christine enjoys collaborating with other filmmakers and sharing her experiences through teaching.

 

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NAB ROUNDUP:

CUTTING THROUGH THE AVALANCHE TO DETERMINE WHAT MATTERS

 

Inbox full of overwhelming NAB announcements?  Or maybe you attend the show focusing on specific companies, but aren’t quite sure if there’s a big picture takeaway.  Entertainment technology marketer Laura Pursley will walk us through the show’s intersection of production, post, and broadcast – illuminating the trends that emerge and the announcements that matter.
 

Laura Pursley is Market Development Manager for Sony’s Venice camera.  She previously was Director of Marketing for post house Light Iron, and was on the launch team for Panavision’s DXL camera.

 

 


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TO ATTEND: 

 

Please send an email to rsvp-at-lappg-dot-com.

 

As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway!

$5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.[/one_half] [one_half]

LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

@Community Room
1634 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
[/one_half][/box] *There is street parking as well as a Crossroads parking behind the building at the end of the block.

Click here for a map of the location.

March 14, 2019

 

**** THIS MEETING IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY****

 

A DISCUSSION WITH EDITOR DEBBIE BERMAN

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to spend time with Editor Debbie Berman at the next LAPPG meeting. We’ll explore Debbie’s journey to becoming one of the most exciting new talents and in-demand editors in Hollywood. We will delve into her work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the soon to be released Captain Marvel, hear her advice for those looking to move their careers forward, and learn about what it was like to have co-edited the cultural and film phenomenon, Black Panther.

BIO:

Debbie Berman is most well known for her work as the co-editor of BLACK PANTHER, which is the first super hero film ever to be nominated for several Academy Awards (including Best Picture), and winner of three.

Credit: Marvel Studios

Debbie is one of the very few female Editors working on big budget features, and has had a meteoric career rise over the last couple of years.  This began with her first foray into Marvel Studios editing SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, 2017’s top grossing super hero film.  

She then worked on BLACK PANTHER, a true cultural and film phenomenon which received a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes (Marvel Studio’s highest scoring film), made $1.2 billion worldwide, and is one of the top grossing films of all time. Using her unique life experience of being born and raised in Africa, Debbie was able to help ensure the authenticity of Marvel’s first film set on the continent. 

Currently Debbie just finished her third film in a row at Marvel Studios, CAPTAIN MARVEL.  This highly anticipated film is the first female led film in their cinematic universe and is being released March 8, 2019.

 

 

Editor Monica Daniel will be moderating this discussion.

BIO:

Monica Daniel is an editor based in Los Angeles and is a Picture Editor Member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as an Affiliate Member of American Cinema Editors. She has edited all types of content for independent features and television: documentary, reality, interview shows, game shows, show open sizzles, short form packages and scripted narrative. Her work for the E! RED CARPET AWARDS SEASON COVERAGE has been seen by millions in over 100 countries around the world. In her spare time she produces/co-hosts an industry podcast called Going Postal Show (www.goingpostalshow.com).

She is currently working in scripted television as an Assistant Editor. Her shows include SUPERGIRL, PREACHER, COLONY(where she also earned an editing credit) and ALTERED CARBON. She most recently worked on DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.

 

COLOR IN NARRATIVE WITH DELUXE’S ANDREA CHLEBAK

Color is an often subtle layer in the process of filmmaking. It adds dimension by enhancing or creating atmosphere, calling attention to certain details, or adding meaning by establishing a palette to a certain character. As a supervising colorist for feature, episodic and documentary projects, Andrea Chlebak will shed light on the process of coming to a final look for a film through color grading; she’ll discuss her use of experimentation, intuition and perception as a toolset to determine how cool, dark or saturated to make an image, and how she collaborates with directors and cinematographers to enhance the narrative through color.

BIO:

Andrea Chlebak has worked in the film industry for 15 years – getting her start as a stills photographer and editor before seizing the opportunity to become a colorist in 2006. Since then, she has set her sights on a rapidly growing collection of feature, series and commercial projects, including Hollywood heavy hitters like ELYSIUM and CHAPPIE, animated features like Kahlil Gibran’s THE PROPHET and award-winning independent features, including MANDY and PROSPECT. Andrea recently joined Deluxe (Encore & EFILM) based in Los Angeles, and is available worldwide.

 

 


[box type=”note” icon=”none”][one_half first]

TO ATTEND: 

 

THIS MEETING IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY.

As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway!

$5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.[/one_half] [one_half]

LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

@Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
[/one_half][/box] *There is street parking as well as a Crossroads parking lot on 22nd Street. Please view this map for parking info.

Click here for a map of the location.

February 13, 2019

Join us for February’s LAPPG Meeting:
 

The Art and Craft of Making Trailers

 

Join us for a special discussion with award-winning producer John Long, co-founder and co-owner of Buddha Jones, a premier LA film and television advertising agency as he outlines the creative and technical aspects of creating compelling trailers. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from a master storyteller.

 

 
 
 

THE LATEST FROM BORIS FX

Longtime LAPPG presenter and Boris FX Product Specialist, Mary Poplin, will demonstrate some of the new features in Sapphire and Continuum, including Particle Illusion inside of Continuum, parameter tracking for effects in Continuum, and Lens Flare updates and the effects editor in Sapphire. Mary is excited to show off the brand new Particle Illusion motion graphics generator (previously “particleIllusion”), featuring a real-time 64-bit application with an easy-to-use interface, new searchable emitter library, thousands of presets to get you started quickly, and integrated Mocha tracking. Mary will also cover the new Boris FX App Manager for all products to show you how easy it is to keep track of your licenses. Come see how you can add that extra sparkle to your shots with ease. Whether you are new to particles or effect design, or a seasoned veteran, we know you’ll get something out of this exciting demo.

 

 


[box type=”note” icon=”none”][one_half first]

TO ATTEND: 

Send an email to rsvp-at-lappg-dot-com.

As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway!

$5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.[/one_half] [one_half]

LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

@Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
[/one_half][/box] *There is street parking as well as a Crossroads parking lot on 22nd Street. Please view this map for parking info.

Click here for a map of the location.

January 10, 2019

 

Come get inspired at our first meeting of the year!
 

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY TO DOCUMENTARY SERIES

 

Join us for a  case study of the award winning feature documentary American Relapse that inspired Viceland’s 10 episode series of Dopesick Nation with Director and Showrunner Pat McGee of Pat McGee Pictures. 

 

 

 

 

 

Q and A following presentation with the PMP team:

Adam Linkenhelt (Co-Director of American Relapse, and supervising producer of Dopesick Nation)

Michael Goodman and Greg Taylor (DP’s of Dopesick Nation)

 

 

 

 

 

5 WAYS TO THRIVE AND BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FILMMAKING CAREER IN 2019

 

 

Independent filmmaker Noam Kroll returns to LAPPG to outline his key principles for building and sustaining a career as a content creator today. Using real world examples from his narrative feature films which have been produced on micro-budgets and self-distributed, Noam will break down the fundamental steps any filmmaker can follow to create, sell, and market their work to a global audience.

 

 

Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. In an effort to give back to the community, Noam launched a blog – www.noamkroll.com – in the fall of 2012 which has since grown to become a burgeoning resource for independent filmmakers, producers, cinematographers, photographers, and editors alike.

 


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TO ATTEND: 

 Eventbrite - Feature Doc to Viceland Series & 5 Ways to a Sustainable Filmmaking Career 
Or send an email to rsvp-at-lappg-dot-com.

As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway!

$5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.[/one_half] [one_half]

LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

@Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
[/one_half][/box] *There is street parking as well as a Crossroads parking lot on 22nd Street. Please view this map for parking info.

Click here for a map of the location.

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