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“Pizza & Post” with John Putch!

Monday, July 20th, 2009
 

 
Video Symphony Presents
“Pizza & Post”

With Special Guest
Prime-Time TV Director and
Ultra-Low Budget Indie Filmmaker
John Putch
 
John Putch, who has directed several hit TV shows including My Name is Earl, Ugly Betty and Scrubs, and who also just finished directing “American Pie: Book Of Love,” splits his time between working for the major studios and making his own ultra-low budget “anti-Hollywood” films. John knows how to work with just about any budget but he prefers to make films on the cheap. Come hear about how and why he does it at this month’s “Pizza and Post” – Tuesday July 28th at Video Symphony. 
                                           
For anyone who’s ever shirked the studio system to make a film on their own – this Pizza and Post is for you. 

When: Tuesday, July 28th 7-9PM                

Where:  Video Symphony

             266 E. Magnolia Blvd.
             Burbank, CA 91502    

John will discuss why his filmmaking mantra is “the cheaper the better” and for you producer/editor types – his experiences working with HD formats in post production. 

 “Pizza & Post” is a great opportunity to gain new insights, ask a few questions, network with your post-production peers and as always, eat a lot of pizza.

This event is free and yes there is also free pizza. There’s free parking in the adjacent parking garage (entrance at 239 E. Palm St., one block east of Magnolia).

Seating is limited, so kindly RSVP to RSVP@VS.EDU.   Let us know how many will attend – the event is open to the public so you can bring interested friends or associates.  Your RSVP holds your seats unless you hear back from us that the event is full. 

       
                                       

“Pizza & Post” With Special Guest Lala Zabolotskaya-Carter

Monday, June 29th, 2009

 

Video Symphony Presents
“Pizza & Post”


With Special Guest, Russian Film Editor

Lala Zabolotskaya-Carter 


   
A 20-year industry veteran, Lala Zabolotskaya-Carter is recognized as one of Russia’s best film editors and is the choice for several internationally recognized film directors including Oscar-Winner Nikita Mikhalkov, Andrey Konchalovsky, Vasiliy Pichul, Maxamillian Schell and many others.

                      

When: Tuesday, June 30th 7-9PM                

Where: Video Symphony 266 E. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank                                                                          

 

She has been recognized around the world for her talent, winning the Television Professional of the Year award in 1995 (Los Angeles), The Nika Award from The Russian Academy Motion Picture Arts, and The Russian Arts Award (The Russian “Oscar”) for Best Editing on “Little Vera.” She also has won The Fipressi Award at The Venice International Film Festival, as well as The Grand Prizes at The Montreal International Film Festival, The Chicago Film Festival, and The Paris Film Festival.

 
“Pizza & Post” is a great opportunity to gain new insights, ask a few questions, network with your post-production peers and as always, eat a lot of pizza.

This event is free and takes place from 7PM to 9PM at Video Symphony TV & Film School, 2
66 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA.  There’s free parking in the adjacent parking garage (entrance at 239 E. Palm St., one block east of Magnolia).
Seating is limited, so kindly RSVP to RSVP@VS.EDU.   Let us know how many will attend – the event is open to the public so you can bring interested friends or associates. Your RSVP holds your seats unless you hear back from us that the event is full.

Nuke Workshop

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Nuke Workshop

Friday, June 19, 2009 – Sunday, June 21, 2009
Deadline: Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nuke Workshop Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Ave
Van Nuys, CA United States

Come join us in Los Angeles for three exciting days of Nuke training by master trainer, Steve Wright. This unique Friday, Saturday and Sunday workshop will explore and demonstrate the key features of Nuke and equip attending artists with a basic understanding of Nuke’s powerful workflow. Prerequisites for the class are a solid background in compositing visual effects using programs such as Shake, Combustion, Digital Fusion, Flame, Motion or After Effects. Creative Cow members can claim a $100 discount by sending an email to info@vfxio.com to request the discount code and sign up for the class by May 31.

Steve Wright

Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Ave
Van Nuys, CA United States

http://weynand.com/courses/nuke-class/

lafcpug meeting

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

lafcpug meetings are sponsored by

Next lafcpug meeting will be Wednesday, May 27, 2009 beginning at 6:45PM – till we drop at the Gallery Theatre.

Get out of the house and into lafcpug.

Join us as we welcome Shane Ross who will demo the very cool color correction tool from Red Giant Software, Magic Bullet Colorista. Also Patrick Woodward from DigitalFilm Tree will show off FCP workflow and footage with the Canon EOS 5D. Michael Weis and Sam Crutsinger will be reviewing the RED workflow they used shooting the indie road feature “Carried Away.” The duo will bring Confidence Bay, their mobile HD edit bay, for tours in the parking lot. Plus Stump the Gurus, Show and Tells, World Famous Raffle, and MUCH more.

Meetings are open to public. Come one come all. Doors open at 6:00PM

A $5.00 donation will be requested at the door.





How to get to the Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park

Click here for Google Map

Click HERE to download a PDF(300K) of the grounds that points out the parking areas and includes other helpful hints.

The Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
(between Vermont and Normandie)
Hollywood, CA 90027
Phone: 323.644.6272

Enter through the gate on Hollywood Blvd just West of Berendo. The theater is at the top of the hill, adjacent to the art gallery.

From US 101 (heading South),
take the Hollywood Boulevard exit.
Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Hollywood Boulevard.
Turn right into the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. (you will only see a parking lot. Drive to top of hill to find the Gallery Theater)
The Gallery Theater is in the center of the park.

From US 101 (heading North),
take the Vermont Avenue exit.
Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Vermont Avenue.
Turn left onto Hollywood Boulevard.
Turn left into the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. (you will only see a parking lot. Drive to top of hill to find the Gallery Theater)
The Gallery Theater is in the center of the park.

Metro Red Line
Yes, Los Angeles has a subway and if possible you ought to use it. Riders are dropped of at Sunset and Vermont, one long block from the Art Park. More info on the Red Line can be found here.

Note on Parking: Parking is FREE. There is ample parking on top of hill near the Art Park. Parking extends around the perimeter of the Park. NOTE: Please park your car diagonally even though the spaces are not marked that way. If there are no spaces to park at top, then use parking lot at bottom of hill near Hollywood Blvd. Click HERE to download a PDF(300K) of the grounds that points out the parking areas and includes other helpful hints.

Wheelchair access: Park in the lot next to the Hollyhock house (you will see a handicap parking sign), come into the theatre entrance, and take the elevator down. There will be space in the front of the theatre for wheelchairs.

Before or after the meeting, there is a fine restaurant row on Vermont between Hollywood and Franklin (just around the corner from the park). There are also a number of funky ethic eateries along Hollywood Blvd.

digital projection made possible through the generous sponsorship of
Apple Computer and the Pixel Corps

with additional support from Adobe Systems, AJA, ProMax Systems,
BIAS, Inc. DigitalFilm Tree, and Gefen Inc.

lafcpug meetings are presented in association with the
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, a facility of the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs

“PIZZA & POST” With Alicia Hirsch – VP of Post Production @ Fox Television Studios

Thursday, May 14th, 2009
Video Symphony Presents

“PIZZA & POST”
With Alicia Hirsch – VP of Post Production @ Fox Television Studios

Tuesday, May 26th

7-9PM @ Video Symphony

266 E. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank

FREE

This month we’re proud to have Alicia Hirsch, the Vice President of Post Production at Fox Television. She will be sharing her insights into how new technology is impacting post production workflow.

Alicia has quite the resume – Before landing at Fox she was the VP of Post Production/International and domestic distribution at MTM Enterprises and then she went on to become the senior VP in charge of special editorial projects, technical services and worldwide distribution at Universal Studios. She was also the Co-Producer in charge of HD Post Production, Visual Effects, Dubbing, and Spotting on both “The District” and “Nash Bridges.”

“Pizza & Post” is a great opportunity to gain new insights, ask a few questions, network with your post-production peers, and as always, eat a lot of pizza.

This event is free and takes place from 7PM to 9PM at Video Symphony TV & Film School, 266 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA.  There’s free parking in the adjacent parking garage (entrance at 239 E. Palm St., one block east of Magnolia).

Seating is limited, so kindly RSVP to RSVP@VS.EDU.   Let us know how many will attend – the event is open to the public so you can bring interested friends or associates.  Your RSVP holds your seats unless you hear back from us that the event is full.

DIGITAL MEDIA ARTISTS \ Los Angeles (DMA\LA)

Monday, May 11th, 2009

DIGITAL MEDIA ARTISTS \ Los Angeles (DMA\LA)
*** Next Meeting ***
Tuesday, May 19
Gallery Theatre at http://www.laparks.com/dos/historic/barsndall.htm
Barnsdall Art Park
Hollywood, CA
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
(theater seating @ 6:30 p.m.)
Cover charge: FREE
courtesy of Adobe Systems

We’ll be around with another meeting on TUESDAY MAY 19!

What’s in store this meeting:

• TIPS & TRICKS: More Tips and Tricks from the gurus: Warren is going to show you how to make a smarter After Effects workflow with some other software you might already have lying around.

• NEWS FROM NAB: There is a bunch of local talent I met at NAB, and news from the show as well.

* SHINE STUDIOS : Deconstructing Design. Notes from the frontlines of making movie titles (feat. Kung Fu Panda, Taking Chance, Grey Gardens)
Shine is a creative design and production studio specializing in film and television main titles, feature film marketing, network branding, and commercial design. With its roots in Hollywood, the Shine team leverages its conceptual thinking and deep experience to help some of the biggest names in the entertainment and advertising worlds communicate their message. The company mission is to fuse smart conceptual ideas with the cutting edge crafts of full-motion electronic media in an effort to distinguish brands, identities, stories and experience.

Hey – we’re on Twitter too – are you? We’ll follow you. Don’t worry about us clogging your feed. I’ll only post during the days around meeting week; unless something really tweetworthy comes along. Tweetworthy? Is that a word? Ugh.http://www.twitter.com/dmala

NEWSLETTER NEWSY NEWS:

(Are you at NAB? I’ll put you in the http://www.twitter.com/dmala feed)

*Check out some new sponsors for this meeting!

! AHARON RABINOWITZ: RedGiantTV.com now features tutorials from Aharon.  You probably already know him, but if you want to get familiar with him and his work again – check out his website @ http://allbetsareoff.com/

DMALA MEMBER SPECIALS!

STASH DVD -GET STARTED (http://www.stashmedia.tv)
Plus get special offers, discounts on multiple issues and deals when you contact them directly. When you call or email Christine or April, be sure you tell them you’re part of the DMA Los Angeles Group.
April Harvey: +1 778 737 2123 ah @ stashmedia.tv
Christine Stead +1 778 737 2100 cs @ stashmedia.tv

Some of our awesome door prize sponsors:

* Ballistic Books (http://www.ballisticpublishing.com)
The finest international collection of Digital Art Celebrate the World’s finest new digital art. Exposé 6 is our latest Digital Art Yearbook featuring ‘the best of the best’. With 334 inspiring images prepared by 257 artists from 43 countries, you will discover the very best work across 20 different categories. We’ll have a special book from Ballistic Publishing for you to check out!

* Artbeats: Footage you can use: Your Choice of a clip or package (see me) (http://www.artbeats.com)

* STASH DVD(http://www.stashmedia.tv)
Sit back, open your cranium and let Stash take you on a high-altitude tour of the planet’s most innovative and outstanding animation, VFX and motion design companies and projects.

* DigiEffects Damage (http://www.digieffects.com)
Digieffects Damage harnesses the destructive power of lame rabbit ears, bad BNC cables, tree branch-obstructed satellite dishes, poorly tracking VHS machines, scratched DVDs, low fidelity security cameras, micro-datarate cel phones…the list goes on

* Focal Press: Steve Wright’s Compositing (http://www.focalpress.com)
…leads the reader through the entire process and techniques used to create blockbuster effects, but makes the journey easy for the layperson. This is a MUST-HAVE book for anyone who wants to know the magic that digital compositing is. – Jeffrey Jasper, VFX Compositor, New Deal Studio (The Good Shepherd, X-Men 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 3)

* Video CoPilot Pro Training (http://www.videocopilot.net)
DUDE – It’s Andrew Kramer. Okay, if you’re new to After Effects, may need to tell you that Andrew has a ton of great tutorials for VFX artists on his videocopilot website. He also makes DVDs of some of his most popular design elements. EVOLUTION may have been the first he created; it’s surely the first we’ll give away at DMA. If you don’t win, you can purchase or download it at his site.

* GoMedia Hooladanders (http://www.gomedia.us)
Hooladanders • Hoo-la-dan-ders. Say it with me. Check out the new vector art and more clip art from GoMedia at their website. Also, be sure to follow JEFF on Twitter – he has some great graphics links and tutorial tips just about daily:http://twitter.com/jeff_finley

* Red Giant Software’s Knoll Training DVD (http://www.redgiantsoftware.com)
There are several different QuickTime training lessons on Red Giant’s site. But if you really want to learn how to master Knoll’s Light Factory, the best way is to go straight through Falcon’s Maze. The DVD training doesn’t have the KLF Pro plugin, but if you’re a pro user, you already have it in your arsenal. Here’s how to use wield it like a master.

* Harry Frank’s Expression Lessons from Toolfarm (http://www.toolfarm.com)
Harry Frank has just released the second Expression Series lesson pack. You’ll have to let me know whether you think you can handle the second set of lessons, or you want to start out with the beginner lessons.

* DigiEffects Delirium (http://www.digieffects.com)
Delirium contains 40 visual effects. It also contains tools for creating particle-based fire, smoke and bubbles. These particle effects enhanced with built-in turbulence processing to create realistic imagery without resorting to complex 3D programs. Everyone uses COPBLUR and MUZZLEFLASH from this one.

* PixelCorps: 6-month membership to the PixelCorps Guild (http://www.pixelcorps.com)
The Pixel Corps is a guild for the next generation of craftsmen… digital craftsmen. We are dedicated to delivering much of what was provided to traditional guild members hundreds of years ago, all of which is needed now.

* Joel Holland’s Footage Firm (http://www.footagefirm.com) Another great CD Clip of DV footage! http://dvprofessionals.comand is giving away footage clips to members there and at dmala! Thanks Joel.

* Ribbit Films: Greenscreen Stock Footage (http://www.ribbitfilms.com)
Skateboarding, BMX, Surfing, Snowboarding, Ski, Judo and Karate Greenscreen footage. This is the motion graphics sports greenscreen DVD you’ve been waiting for.

* Working on MORE, but you’ll have to show up to find out.

CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MORE – - AND DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS TOO!

* This meeting is presented in association with the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs *

Warren, Ko, Tony, Tom & Ed

-Ko
http://www.twitter.com/dmala
http://www.twitter.com/ninjacrayon
http://www.ninjacrayon.com

More info: http://dmala.org/

Streaming Media East – NY

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Visit the Streaming Media West's SOLD OUT Exhibit Hall For FREE

STREAMING MEDIA EAST EXPO GUIDE

Register online for a FREE expo pass
($25 onsite)

The Expo Hall

Streaming Media East brings together all the components of the rich media value chain, including application developers, hardware providers, and network providers—and executives and decision-makers who are implementing rich media within their organizations. Come visit the exhibit hall and see the leaders in the Streaming Media Industry! Register now!

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS:
Tuesday, May 12 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, May 13 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Below is the complete floor plan for the Streaming Media East Exhibit Hall.

NOTE: The new Internet TV Pavilion will occupy Booth #223 on the map below.

Exhibitor/Sponsor
Booth No.
Accordent Technologies, Inc. 107
Adap.tv (Gold Sponsor) 202
Adobe Systems (Gold Sponsor) 226
Arqiva (Gold Sponsor) 119
AT&T (Gold Sponsor) 003
Atex 231
AudioVideoWeb.com LLC 111
Brightcove 234
CDNetworks (Gold Sponsor) 215
Craze Productions TT8
Datmedia Limited ITV PAVILION
DCA, Inc. 210
Delve Networks 325
Digital Rapids 205
Discover Video 311/313
EdgeCast Networks (Gold Sponsor) 001
Fiberlight, LLC (Gold Sponsor) 214
Focal Press 131
HaiVision Network Video 005
Ignite Technologies (Gold Sponsor) 220
Internap Network Services Corporation (Platinum Sponsor) 101
Ipera Technology TT7
IVT 216
JB&A Distribution, Inc. TT2
Kaltura (Gold Sponsor) 502
Kontiki 323
Level 3 Communications, LLC (Gold Sponsor) 319/321
Limelight Networks (Gold Sponsor) 400
LiveU Ltd. 317
Microsoft (Platinum Sponsor) 217
Mogulus 206
Move Networks (Gold Sponsor) 403
Mzima Networks, Inc. (Gold Sponsor) 115
New Tek/
Varto Technologies
327
Octoshapes Aps 114
On2 Technologies 113
Origin Digital ITV PAVILION
Polycom 201
PowerStream 311/313
Qumu, Inc. (Gold Sponsor) 125
Skytide 213
Sonic Foundry 401
Streamingmedia.com 207
StreamtheWorld ITV PAVILION
TalkPoint 301
Telestream, Inc. TT9
TVWorldwide.com, Inc. 303/305
Twofour Digital ITV PAVILION
VBrick Systems ITV PAVILION
Verari Systems TT1
ViewCast TT2
V4X ITV PAVILION
VMIX ITV PAVILION
Wowza Media Systems 500
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NOTICE: Recipients of the Streaming Media Xtra e-newsletter will occasionally receive information on certain products and services.

To subscribe to Streaming Media magazine, go to:
http://www.streamingmedia.com/magazine/

LAPPG May Meeting

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

MAY’s Agenda:


PHILIP HODGETTS DEMOS “First Cuts”:


First Cuts takes editing log notes – similar to what would already be entered for long form documentary – and automates the process of creating first cuts with

story arc, b-roll and lower third titles. First Cuts allows editors and producers the opportunity to explore the stories that are available in the material and to juxtapose different versions while they seek inspiration and direction.

Many variations can be created in a few minutes and editors can use these first cuts for inspiration or as the basis of their own edit.


Philip Hodgetts has more than 25 years experience in writing, producing, directing, editing and motion graphic design across the entire production spectrum. He is President of Intelligent Assistance, Inc., a company

specializing in software and content for “on the spot” training for digital content creators and related software development.


http://www.theassistanteditor.com

                         


DEKE SIMON: BUDGETS


Deke Simon is a documentary filmmaker, teacher of production planning at LMU and author of “Film & Video Budgets,” a now classic production handbook entering its 5th edition later this year. In this presentation, he will detail the three pre-requisites for effective production planning for both narrative and documentary filmmaking: script prep (or breakdown), scheduling, and budgeting. These three steps, taken in this sequence and done correctly, are a giant leap  

toward successful production.


                     


*Reminder: Seating is limited! Please RSVP torsvp@lappg.com if you are planning to attend.*

 

Click Here to Read Woody’s Sound Advice Blog!

When 

and 

Where

The LAPPG meets at 

7:00pm the 

2nd Wednesday of each

month.



Address:

Allied Post Audio

1642 17th St,                

Santa Monica, CA 90404

*See Map Below*

www.AlliedPost.com

 

 

Seating is limited and 

available on a first-come 

first served basis.

 

 

 

We kindly request a 

voluntary $5 donation at

each meeting.

 

 

The Art of Making It Happen, Tonight 6pm

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

 

Double Down Film Show LogoTonight @ 9pm:  
The Art of Making It Happen
w/ Producer Brent Morris

Tonight – Weds. May 6th – on The Double Down Film Show:

Audio Crash Course Screenshot


Monster

Tonight on an all-new Double DownFilm Show we’ll take a look at Line Producers and Unit Production Managers with Producer/Unit Production Manager, Brent Morris.

Brent Co-Produced Rob Zombie’s horror hit, The Devil’s Rejects, as well as the film, Monster starring Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron. 

He has worked as a producer and/or UPM on many other indie filmsthrough the years including, Smoke SignalsAmerican Gun, and The Grand just to name a few.

Audio Crash Course ScreenshotThe writers and directors dream it up, but these professionals actually make it happen. From scheduling and budgeting to everyday production logistics, we’ll break down the art and craft of “making it happen”. Only on the Double Down Film Show…the back door to film school is now open!

The Double Down Film Show…Filmmaking Reality Starts Here!

About the Show:

The Double Down Film Show is an hour long experience of “real talk” about what it takes to get your project from script to screen and establish a career in film and tv. Hosts Anthony Q. Artis of  Down and Dirty DV and Pete Chatmon of Double 7 Film will deliver all of the production, technology, business, and motivational support that filmmakers need to achieve their filmmaking dreams. 
The Double Down Film Show
Every Wednesday,  9pm – 10pm E.S.T.

Call-in Number: (646) 929-1956
 

Listen to it on your computer or phone live TONIGHT at 9pm:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/DoubleDownFilmShow

*PS – If you can’t tune in live, you can still stream the show 
or save the podcast to your iPod later at the site above.

 
 
 

Listen Up! World Tour 2009

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

M-Audio and Digidesign Present: Listen Up! World Tour 2009

M-Audio and Digidesign Present: Listen Up! World Tour 2009
Free music creation workshops allow you to learn valuable techniques, meet top artists and visit a world-class recording studio
Presented by M-Audio and Digidesign, the 2009 Listen Up! World Tour offers you a chance to learn new studio production techniques, meet top recording artists and interact with A-list engineers in a small, intimate group setting. Each event takes place at a world-class recording studio—giving you an exclusive look inside a high-end professional facility. M-Audio and Digidesign will be on hand showcasing the latest in music technology, including a live studio monitor listening experience. You’ll learn valuable techniques for mixing and mastering your music, plus advanced Pro Tools 8 tips and tricks. There will even be exclusive gear discounts and special product offers for attendees only. Although this event is free, space is extremely limited—RSVP now for chance to attend this one-of-a-kind event. 

Coming soon to a studio near you:

San Francisco, CA
May 7, 2009: 5PM – 8PM
Pyramind
832 Folsom Street
RSVP now
New York City, NY
May 12, 2009: 5PM – 8PM
The Cutting Room
14 E. 4th Street, 6th Floor
RSVP now
Miami, FL
May 19, 2009: 5PM – 8PM
South Beach Studios @ Marlin
1200 Collins Avenue
RSVP now
Los Angeles, CA
May 26, 2009: 5PM – 8PM
Sanctum Studios
2032 Armacost Avenue

 

More info:
http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=media.listen_up_2009