Past Meetings

August 15, 2019

**EXCITING EVENT- PLEASE READ BELOW AS REGISTRATION FOR THIS MEETING IS DIFFERENT!**

We are thrilled to announce that Sony Electronics has come on board as a Gold Level partner of the group!  We couldn’t be more excited that they have offered to host our August 15th meeting at their brand new facility, Sony Digital Media Production Center and we look forward to seeing you there!

Because this will be a popular meeting and because space is limited, you MUST register online through Eventbrite by purchasing a ticket before you come. We strongly recommend that you make sure that you can attend as tickets are not refundable. Each ticket will come with one prize giveaway ticket which you will receive at the door.

 

Now for the details…

 

Cameras, Displays, and Workflow at the NEW Sony

Digital Media Production Center

 

Join us as we hit the road and leave the Westside behind for our August LAPPG meeting. In celebration of summer, we’ll  spend the evening with our friends from Sony Electronics as they introduce us to their brand new facility, the Digital Media Production Center (DMPC) in Glendale. We will tour the DMPC’s production stage, workflow suite, and photo studio to learn about a range of Sony cameras, monitors, and more. We will also check out their 23’ wide, 6K Crystal LED display, which has a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 for stunning HDR playback.

After some networking and refreshments, we will be treated to a lively panel discussion from the team at Freeform’s upcoming show Motherland: Fort Salem. Set to participate are the Producer, Editor, Assistant Editor, Online Editor, DI Producer, and Colorist. This will be an informative night where we will find out what it takes to post a one-hour drama using the X-OCN codec of Sony’s VENICE camera.

As at all LAPPG meetings, we will have our popular end of the evening raffle, where we will be giving away thousands of dollars of prizes from our supportive partners – including an RX0 ii camera from the terrific folks at Sony Electronics.

Join us for this special evening and see what great resources Sony has to offer filmmakers at the DMPC.


*** TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED HERE ON EVENTBRITE TO ATTEND. THANK YOU!***

 

TO ATTEND: 

 

LOCATION:

Sony Digital Media Production Center (DMPC)

2706 Media Center Drive

Suite 130

Los Angeles, CA 90065

*This is in the Glendale/Glassell Park area
not far from Dodger Stadium. Parking is plentiful and free.

Click here for a map of the location.

June 13, 2019

LAPPG’s 11th Anniversary Meeting

We will be featuring two informative presentations, valuable networking time, delicious refreshments, a huge giveaway and a fun celebration!

 

LUMBERJACK BUILDER 2.0

Philip Hodgetts will demonstrate Lumberjack Builder, a unique text driven NLE for Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X. Builder picks up where transcription services finish. He will show how Builder creates stories from text ranges out of multiple transcripts. Stories can be read as text or played as video! There are comprehensive (but optional) logging tools for adding Keywords to Text Ranges.

In Builder you order transcripts in the app, or bring your own transcripts, and use the transcripts to drive the video and audio edit. Builder has fully featured Logging tools, including the world’s only Keyword Manager, and text correction tools in the Logging Window. In the Story Building view, Builder has comprehensive filtering so you can find the perfect sound bite quickly and easily. Selects go into a Storyline script. You can read the script, edit the text and play the video as the story develops. Export preliminary sequences for finishing in Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X.

PHILIP HODGETTS is an expert in content metadata, particularly how it is applied to derive production metadata in post workflows for organization and pre-editing, with a prior history in knowledge system development. He is the President and CEO of two companies: Lumberjack System, an innovator in acquiring and using content metadata, and Intelligent Assistance Software, Inc, a technology developer specializing in metadata-enabled, XML-integrated workflows. He is the author of several books and has been a keynote speaker at many conferences. He is a thought leader in the application of Artificial Intelligence to production workflows.

 

GROW YOUR CAREER BY DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

Your personal brand is who you are. It’s what promises you’re making to your clients and those who you work with. It’s your values. If you don’t define and work at your brand, someone else will. Jeff Stansfield and Philip Hodgetts will help you how to find and promote your personal brand, and how to use your brand to further your career.

Jeffrey Stansfield is the President and CEO of Advantage Video Systems, a leading technology provider to the broadcast, motion picture, television and motion graphics industries. AVS is one of the leading system integrators for the media & entertainment industry building numerous production & post facilities and VFX houses, and over the past 18 years has completed over 250 TV stations nationwide.

 

Refreshments will be provided by:

 


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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]

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LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

@Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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*There is street parking as well as a Crossroads parking lot on 22nd Street. Please view this map for parking info. We encourage ridesharing or using public transportation as there are two Metro Expo Line stops within walking distance to Roth Hall.

Click here for a map of the location.

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]

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LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

@Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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*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]

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LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

@Community Room
1634 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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*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.

 

 


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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]

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LOCATION

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences

@Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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*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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