Past Meetings

December 12, 2018

 
Join LAPPG for our last meeting of the year where we think about those in need in our community at our 8th Annual Food Drive.  Plus, we’ll have some holiday treats and the following valuable presentations to send off the year with good cheer! 
 

Beyond Better Pixels: How HDR Effects Storytelling

As HDR material shows up with greater and greater regularity, there is a need to study the holistic  influence of HDR and wide-color-gamut on storytelling. As a colorist on three first season HDR shows, Rory Gordon has studied the effects of putting brighter and better pixels in the more meaningful context of an entire project. Using this information can help transform these larger color volumes from yet another delivery spec, to a narrative tool. This presentation will use data collected from over 35 episodes of HDR content to break down these psychophysical, perceptual, and emotional impacts.

Rory Gordon is a senior colorist at ArsenalFX Color with a life-long passion for both the science and art of image capture. That passion has taken her from makeshift basement darkrooms in her home state of Oklahoma, to the Munsell color laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, where she earned a BFA in film production, to Hollywood, where she has worked steadily for the last eight years. Gordon has been involved with many shows working on the cutting edge of technology, including pushing the limits of dynamic range with HDR, 4K workflow, and a never ending drive to make all cameras match, flow, and work in service to storytelling.

 

Streamlining Your Workflow with LaCie

 

Seagate Technology’s Mark Anderson will discuss ways you can streamline your workflow, from capture to delivery, by making smart choices about your storage systems.  And, along the way, he’ll demonstrate the LaCie‘s latest and greatest products.

 
 
 

 

8th Annual LAPPG Food Drive

It’s that time of year again where we think about those in the community who may need a little extra helping hand.

Westside Food Bank copy

Please bring non-perishable food items to our meeting and help us fight hunger! All donations will benefit the Westside Food Bank.

**For each item you bring up to the first 10 you will receive a ticket for our very popular monthly giveaway. You are of course welcome to bring as much as you are able to!

 

 


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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.

November 15, 2018

 

MAKING A MOVIE FOR $1K AND EXPERIMENTING WITH SELF-DISTRIBUTION

Director John K.D. Graham, Cinematographer Richard Galli, and Producer/Actors Helenna Santos and Alexandra Boylan all set out to do what many filmmakers would consider impossible.  The four of them trekked through the New Mexico desert for 12 days to shoot their feature film At Your Own Risk with a $1,000 production budget. Upon returning to Los Angeles, their post production team brought this micro-budget film to life. 
 
At Your Own Risk was created to test the self-distribution model, releasing on iTunes and Amazon through Distribber (as well as atyourownriskmovie.com with added Behind the Scenes and Filmmaker Commentary). At the time of this writing, the film has nothing but 5 star reviews on iTunes.
 
Alexandra, John and Rick will be sharing this journey with the LAPPG community.  Find out how four people shot a feature film for $1,000, navigated post with a handful of people and adapted the film along the way, you can follow their journey on instagram at @atyour_ownrisk.
 

 

SMALL TO NO CREW PRODUCTION WITH
JEM SCHOFIELD OF THEC47

Corporate, commercial and in-house production is changing in terms of structure and resources. While the equipment has gotten better and better (and less expensive), the crews have become much smaller! Small to No Crew production is commonplace in today’s production to post-production landscape. 

With this new landscape also comes the technology side of things which is constantly changing (especially in terms of cameras & lighting). When you are the producer, director, DP and camera operator on a job you really need to understand how things work and where things are going in terms of these tools so you can effectively use them to tell your stories. 

In this special presentation, Jem Schofield of theC47 will give you insight into the future of Small to No Crew production including an understanding of the move from HD to HDR production and some of the tools that you need to know about to work within that landscape now and into the future!

Jem Schofield is a producer, DP and educator and the founder of theC47 (a full service production company that focuses on video production, filmmaking, consulting & education). 
For over 20 years Jem has produced projects for an ever expanding client base. Current and past clients include AbelCine, Apple, Inc., ARRI, Canon, Corus Entertainment, MAC Group, NBCUniversal, NPR, Riverbed Technologies, Scottish Enterprise, Sony, TED, The Vitec Group, Walmart Films, Westcott, YouTube & Zeiss. Jem is also an equipment design consultant to many manufacturers in the film and television industry. Most recently he designed theC47 DP & theC47 Book Light Kits (geared towards corporate, in-house and small to no crew productions), which is based on Westcott’s Scrim Jim Cine system.

For more information about Jem & his whereabouts visit theC47.com or visit his YouTube Channel at youtube.com/thec47 where he posts ongoing educational content.

 

Instagram: jemschofield

Twitter: @thec47

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thec47


LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jemschofield


 


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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.

October 10, 2018

FILMMAKING LEGEND BRUCE LOGAN, ASC DISCUSSES “LOST FARE”

We are excited to welcome LAPPG member Bruce Logan, ASC to present on his new film, “Lost Fare.” He will detail his experience using Blackmagic Design’s  DaVinci Resolve to edit and color the film as well as his experience shooting this film in only 11 days as well as his distribution experience. Come get firsthand insight into how to get an independent film made and distributed.

Director Bruce Logan, a highly acclaimed and talented film artist with over 30 years of  experience in Directing, Producing, Special Visual Effects, and Photography within the filmmaking business.  Bruce has worked on numerous films including: 2001: Space Odyssey;  Tron;  Star Wars;  and,  Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.  Bruce is a winner of multiple Emmy’s and is also a member of The American Society of Cinematographers, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, and, The International Photographers Guild.

http://bruceloganfilm.com

 
 

LATEST FROM ZEISS + DISCUSSION WITH DP BETH NAPOLI

We are thrilled to welcome back Snehal Patel, sales manager for ZEISS with an update on some of the exciting things happening at ZEISS. He will be bringing Director of Photography Beth Napoli to discuss her involvement in the post production process for achieving the exact “look” she desires. Beth has recently used ZEISS Cinema lenses for a number of film and commercial projects.

Beth is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles. Coming from a family of artists, her passion for creating moving imagery stemmed from an early age. A love of photography and cinema coalesced into a career in filmmaking. Her work has screened at festivals domestically and internationally, including Poland’s Camerimage and the American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at Cannes. Some of her commercial clients include Vizio, Sharp, Nestlé and RED Digital Cinema. She lensed the commercial short film, Carrion, which unveiled the first footage from RED’s 4.5K Raven camera. Her recent projects include the upcoming feature Death Cast, directed by Bobby Marinelli and the short film, Échappé, directed by Allison Mattox.

 


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TO ATTEND: 

 

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.

September 12, 2018

 

Tips for Delivering Stellar Audio with RX 6

 
Each month we are lucky enough to give away a copy of iZotope’s RX 6 to one of our meeting attendees. But even though many of our members are familiar with this powerful program, many still have questions and are curious about how to use this vital audio tool efficiently and effectively.

Join us us as LAPPG founder, author and award winning sound supervisor and re-recording mixer Woody Woodhall, CAS, shows us essential tips for using this game changing software. Woody will discuss its use through his work on one of the recent, award-winning feature films he has sound designed and mixed, Lost Fare, directed by longtime LAPPG member and Hollywood legend Bruce Logan, ASC.

Woodhall will show the restorative power of RX 6 that he employs daily in his post audio work, using some of RX 6’s modules that include: Declick, Ambience Match, Spectral repair, Insight metering.

This is a great opportunity for you to better understand how this powerful and essential software can help you deliver stellar sound.

 

NEW RULES FROM FILM DISTRIBUTION: HOW TO MARKET AND SELL YOUR MOVIE WITHOUT THE MIDDLE-MAN!

 

Finding a traditional distribution deal (that actually pays) is increasingly challenging. What worked in the past, no longer works. In this engaging talk, Jason Brubaker will demystify the modern distribution  landscape and provide you with a step-by-step plan so you can promote and distribute your film for maximum profits.

Jason Brubaker is a Los Angeles-based distribution executive. He is focused on helping filmmakers make, market and sell movies more easily by growing a fan base, building buzz, and creating community around each title. Jason is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff, a professional resource for independent filmmakers, and his articles on independent movie marketing and distribution have been featured in Film Slate, The Independent, and Movie Maker Magazine. Jason previously served as the Manager of Film Acquisitions for Chill. And he currently serves as the Vice President of Worldwide Sales for the popular video-on-demand aggregator, Distribber.

 


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TO ATTEND: 

 
Eventbrite - Tips for Stellar Audio with iZotope's RX 6 & New Rules in Film Distribution
 
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.

August 7, 2018

*** PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING IS ON A TUESDAY AT CROSSROADS’ COMMUNITY ROOM ON 18th STREET. ***

 

Filmmaking is not a single person endeavor. At this month’s meeting we’ll be exploring the collaborative nature of our the industry. Plus, we invite you to come and enjoy some frozen treats with us as we celebrate summer!

 

DIGITAL REBELLION:

Kollaborate & Workflow and Maintenance Tools

 

We’re excited to have Digital Rebellion Founder/CEO Jon Chappell returning to the group this summer to demo the new File and Upload Workflow features of the Kollaborate cloud platform and to show how they can be a powerful addition to your workflow. Plus Jon will be doing a roundup of Digital Rebellion’s other incredibly powerful maintenance and workflow tools for post production that are used every day by freelancers, major studios and Fortune 500 companies alike.

Digital Rebellion was created by video professionals to offer solutions to real-world problems faced every day in production and post. Come find solutions and learn how to better optimize your workflow.

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CHARACTER DESIGNER KC MUSSMAN:

Vfx and Sfx- The Best of Both Worlds

 

Character designer KC Mussman will show how practical on-set make-up effects are being enhanced with the visual effects of the post production world.  She will discuss how in her creative work she bridges the gap between pre and post production by building digital asset packs with the practical department.

Get ready to see some of her mind blowing creations as she demonstrates how integrating vfx and sfx allows for full control, time management and optimal performance and creates refined and revolutionary characters.
 

KC’s Shop:
Nocturnal Designz is an innovative practical effects shop in the heart of Los Angeles CA.
 Producing characters from concept art to camera on numerous projects from film to VR as well as a variety of other media.

They are a progressive team of artists enthusiastic about bringing realism and high quality creations to you, integrating practical with digital effects and using cutting-edge methods to cater to an industry that is evolving into an exciting era of technological advancement in film making.

Here are some links to her work:

website:         http://nocturnal-designz.com/
Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/nocturnaldesignz/
Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/nocturnal_designz/?hl=en 

**In addition to our usual valuable monthly prize giveaway, including many of Digital Rebellion’s programs we will also be giving away one of KC’s collector’s item creations of a Demogoron made to be worn by James Franco on his show, “Making a Scene with Jame Franco.” (Valued at $3500.)**
 

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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

@Sports Complex – Community Room (2nd floor)
1634 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
[/one_half][/box] *There is street parking as well as a Crossroads parking lot behind the Sports Complex building.

Click here for a map.

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