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#INKMINIGT 2015 What Is It and The Official Prize List

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

In 2012, the first Independent Filmmakers of the Inland Empire, NAB [National Association of Broadcasters], KISS [by Monster Mini Golf] Mini Golf Tournament (INKMINIGT) was born.

What is it and why do I throw this party?

It is indoor glow-in-the dark mini-golf in a KISS (the band) theme. And, yes, that is all that it sounds like it is! And, it is a fun way to start off NAB.

“Way back” in 2009, I went to my first NAB. I was also on Twitter at that time and I made a lot of friends in post production. Going to NAB was like a class-reunion or a coming home week. I got to meet all my friends face to face, or as they say these days, IRL (in real life).

The NAB Show is very cool and overwhelming but it’s the time after hours that really shines. There are big events and parties galore. This is where you get to see people with their hair down, so to speak.

Each year it’s the same and only gets better. Sure, sometimes I think, ah maybe I won’t go this year. But, I end up going and it has always been the best decision because it really, really pumps me up for the rest of the year.

Anyway, the first and second year, we used to meet at the Yardhouse on the Sunday night that starts NAB. It was okay but it kind of dwindled down and was kind of boring. In 2010-2011, I saw a movie that had an indoor GITD monster mini golf course in it and thought that would be fun to do and soon learned that soon a KISS themed one was opening in Vegas, just before the 2012 NAB. The rest is history.

Because I also founded the Independent Filmmakers of the Inland Empire (ifotie.com), I had connections to sponsors and I enlisted their help in prize contributions. (Who are more than eager to support it by the way! So big props to our sponsors because they get it!) So far, with the exception of 2014, when my friends over at Going Postal Show (http://www.goingpostalshow.com/) ran the party, I have used my own money to throw the party. Yes, the ticket costs money to attend, but for each and every person that attends, I personally have to outlay about $15. That adds up and one day I hope to get sponsorship money to make up that difference, but for now, it’s just my gift to my friends in the filmmaking community. And it’s worth it! This community is my second family.

    Now on to the prizes for this year:

  • An UltraStudio Mini Monitor from BlackMagic Design
  • An UltraStudio Mini Recorder from BlackMagic Design
  • A copy of audio master suite from Sony Creative Software
  • Some copies of DIGISUITE from DigiEffects
  • A couple Imagine Products Power Banks
    Have you ever been on set or location and realized your phone or tablet is about to die? No electrical outlet in sight, right? No worries, We’ve Got Your Back(up!). These power banks use the USB cord from your phone or tablet to re-charge your device in less than an hour from 0 to 100%. We’ve always helped you protect your assets, now we are helping you stay in touch.

  • Three (3) $100 credit packages from Revostock
  • One $100 credit for any of Intelligent Assistance apps
  • Two $500 vouchers from ArtBeats
  • Prizes from Digital Rebellion
  • 2x Atmospheres from That Studio
  • 1x CONFORM STUDIO from That Studio
  • A copy of ScopeBox from Divergent Media
  • A copy of EditReady from Divergent Media
  • 3 iOgrapher cases and a wide and telephoto lens for each
  • 8x Certificate for a Focal Press book of your choice
  • Media Composer from Avid
      The following Toolfarm training classes:

    • After Effects Expressions Series 1 – 6
    • Toolfarm Professional Keying with Keylight: Toolfarm Expert Series
    • Toolfarm Professional Training for Primatte Keyer Pro: Toolfarm Expert Series
    • Toolfarm Professional Training for the After Effects Camera: Toolfarm Expert Series
    • Toolfarm Professional Training with Trapcode 3S: Toolfarm Expert Series
    • Toolfarm University After Effects and CINEMA 4D – 3D Tracker Training
  • Adobe Swag
  • Special Limited Edition Surprise from THAT Studio! (You’re going to want this one folks!)

NABShow 2015 and #INKMINIGT

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Well folks, April is around the corner and that means the annual migration of “broadercasters*” to Las Vegas for the NAB Show.

Since 2009, I have been attending NAB and as I’ve mentioned over and over again, I think I will always try to find a way to go.

In 2012, I threw the first #INKMINIGT (Independent Filmmakers of the Inland Empire KISS Mini Golf Tournament) and we will be throwing the fourth one this year, on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 9 PM.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://inkminigt2015.eventbrite.com.

I am dedicating this year’s party to the memory of one of our regular attendees and all around great video production person and friend that we lost in 2014, Brad Hagen. He was the founder of Video Resources and a personal inspiration to me and many others.

I will be attending NAB and going to #INKMINIGT, MediaMotion Ball and Supermeet.

Stay tuned for news and updates. Follow my twitter feed for the most up-to-date information!

NAB Show 2013 – That Post Show – Video Interviews

Friday, April 19th, 2013

For NAB 2013, I decided to help produce some content with the folks at Scruffy.tv.

These videos are a first for That Post Show, the number one post production podcast on iTunes, Videos.  The That Post Show podcast has been all audio since its inception.  April 2013 marks the introduction of videos into the podcast stream.

You can see and hear all of the audio and video podcasts here:

http://tinyurl.com/TPW2012 AKA http://www.scruffy.tv/thatpostshow <- A little hard to navigate but basically follow the “>>’s” or scroll down and see a list near the bottom right.

or

http://tinyurl.com/TPS2012 AKA https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/that-post-show/id293692362 <- The iTunes page.

We’re releasing them at a steady pace and so far there are eleven (11) videos up. (Listed in latest at top order):

  • Michael Kammes at NAB 2013 <- From Keycode Media
  • Paul Babb at NAB 2013 <- From Maxon, makers of Cinema 4D
  • Dan May at NAB 2013 <- From Blackmagic Design
  • Dave Newman at NAB 2013 <- From GoPro
  • Sam Bogoch at NAB 2013 <- From Axle (a media management tool)
  • Robbie Fleming at NAB 2013 <- From Editshare (Lightworks)
  • Alexis Van Hurkman at NAB 2013 <- Filmmaker, Colorist, Trainer
  • Patrick Inhofer at NAB 2013 <- From Tao of Color and Mixing Light
  • Ted Schilowitz at NAB 2013 <- From RED
  • Steve Forde at NAB 2013 <- From Adobe
  • Jeff Chow at NAB 2013 <- From Ctrl+Console
  • It was a massive undertaking and we worked our butts off (and still are) but it was quite rewarding.

     

    NAB is always a special time for me, a time to spend what little precious face to face time I can with friends and colleagues from around the world.

    As I grow in the profession and come to know more and more people in it, it’s even that more special to me.

    Please take the time to discover That Post Show and meet the Scruffy.tv crew through their individual Twitter feeds, etc.  These are great souls doing great work.

    #INKMINIGT (“ink”-”mini”-”G”-”T”) Official Prize List

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
    #INKMINIGT* 2013 Official Prize List
    The following are the sponsors and below that are the prizes up for grabs at the 2013 #INKMINIGT
    Sign up to attend here: http://inkminigt2013.eventbrite.com
















    An Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription!
    A copy of DigiEffects’ Damage + Delirium plugin bundle for FCP, AE and Premiere Pro (a $399 value)
    A copy of DigiEffects’ Damage + Delirium plugin bundle for FCP, AE and Premiere Pro (a $399 value)
    A copy of DigiEffects’ Damage + Delirium plugin bundle for FCP, AE and Premiere Pro (a $399 value)
    A copy of Divergent Media’s ClipWrap 2.6 (a $49.99 value)
    A copy of Divergent Media’s ScopeBox 3.2 (a $99.99 value)
    An ebook copy of Avid Media Composer Cookbook (a $29.99 value)
    A copy of CrumplePop ColorKit Suite (a $149.99 value)
    A copy of CrumplePop ColorKit Suite (a $149.99 value)
    A copy of Digital Rebellion Pro Maintenance Tools (a $139 value)
    A copy of Digital Rebellion Pro Media Tools (a $99 value)
    A copy of Digital Rebellion Pro Versioner (a $59 value)
    A copy of Digital Rebellion Pro Versioner (a $59 value)
    A copy of Digital Rebellion CinePlay for iOS (a $9.99 value)
    A copy of Digital Rebellion CinePlay for iOS (a $9.99 value)
    A copy of Digital Rebellion Cut Notes for iPad (a $12.99 value)
    A copy of Digital Rebellion Cut Notes for iPad (a $12.99 value)
    A copy of Digital Rebellion Editmote for iOS (a $4.99 value)
    A copy of Digital Rebellion Editmote for iOS (a $4.99 value)
    A $500 stock footage certificate from ArtBeats (a $500 value)
    A VIP ticket to DV Expo 2013
    A ticket to SuperMeet NAB 2013 ($15 value, but really priceless!)
    A ticket to SuperMeet NAB 2013 ($15 value, but really priceless!)
    A ticket to SuperMeet NAB 2013 ($15 value, but really priceless!)
    A copy of Indie Film Boot Camp from Down & Dirty DV (a $130 value)
    A $100 Voucher to spend at AssistedEditing.com (a $100 value)
    A T-Shirt from FilmTees.com (a $18 value)
    A T-Shirt from FilmTees.com (a $20 value)
    A T-Shirt from FilmTees.com (a $20 value)
    3D Tracker training from Toolfarm (a $62 value)
    Book: Filmmakers and Financing from Focal Press (a $29.95 value)
    Book: FilmCraft: Producing from Focal Press (a $29.95 value)
    Book: The Videomaker Guide to Video Production from Focal Press (a $24.95 value)
    Book: DSLR Cinema from Focal Press (a $39.95 value)
    Book: The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X from Focal Press (a $29.95 value)
    Book: After Effects Apprentice from Focal Press (a $49.95 value)
    Book: The Screenwriter’s Roadmap from Focal Press (a $21.95 value)
    Book: Grammar of the Shot from Focal Press (a $24.95 value)
    Book: Preparing For Takeoff from Focal Press (a $29.95 value)
    Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D (a $995 value)
    Blackmagic Design Mini Recorder (a $145 value)
    Blackmagic Design Mini Monitor (a $145 value)
    A DSLR Baseplate v2 from JAG35.com (a 219.99 value)
    A DSLR Baseplate v2 from JAG35.com (a 219.99 value)
    A copy of Sony Vegas Pro v12 (a $679.95 value)
    A copy of Sony Vegas Pro v12 (a $679.95 value)
    A DVD Templet Set provided by Advantage Video Systems
    A copy of Tecnicolor CineColor provided by Advantage Video Systems
    Something from NewBlueFX
    And more….
    *#INKMINIGT = [I]FIE (Independent Filmmakers of the Inland Empire) [N]AB (National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show) [K]ISS (by Monster [Mini] [G]olf) [T]ournament. #INKMINIGT is the official hashtag for the event. Get involved! Tweet it up!
    Things to do before and after #INKMINIGT:
    Sunday night 7 PM – Midnight
    #Cinebeer
    Sunday night 8 PM – ???
    Informal get together The MediaMotion Ball team and many NAB regulars get together. This year the meetup location is Gordon Biersch – 3987 Paradise Road Las Vegas: www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/las-vegas
    Sunday Night 8 PM – 10 PM
    NAB + RED Content Creators Party
    Sunday night 10 PM – Midnight
    #INKMINIGT
    Monday Night 4 PM – 5 PM (close to SU902)
    #PostChat Tweetup
    Monday Night 5:30 PM – 9:45 PM
    #MMB
    Tuesday Night 4:30 PM – 11 PM
    #SuperMeet
    Tuesday Night 8 PM – Midnight
    Pinball
    Wednesday Night 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
    Edit Geek’s Penn & Teller Outing

    What To Do at NAB

    Saturday, April 14th, 2012

    The NAB Show, as I’ve mentioned before, to me, is a must do and see.

    There you can meet with all of your online social network peeps, learn things, see what’s new in products and technology and just be engulfed in tech geek goodness.

    Obviously http://nabshow.com is the place to visit to find out all about what’s there. The NAB Show app is really cool too.

    Here’s a couple NAB Survival Tips blogs:
    http://adamtheeditor.blogspot.com/2012/04/adams-nab-survival-guide.html
    http://www.biscardicreative.com/blog/2012/04/tips-for-attending-nab-2012/

    Here’s Walter’s Post Centric “What to See” blog post:
    http://www.biscardicreative.com/blog/2012/04/things-to-see-at-nab-2012/

    Here are a few party list pages, that mostly have the same parties listed:
    http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/nab2012/story/whats_happening_at_nab_2012/
    http://www.mediamotionball.com/nabinfo.html
    http://supermeet.com/
    http://www.nabshow.com/2012/event_highlights/official-afterparties.asp
    http://kyleesportfolio.com/blog/?p=550
    http://www.thomas-pr.com/01/nab2012.html

    A Couple Podcasts with something to say:
    http://t.co/SML3ri1N
    http://scruffythinking.com/thatpostshow/2012/4/8/hold-it-again.html

    As I think I mentioned before, color correction and iPad broadcasting (not necessarily related) are my two main interests this year. I really don’t think there’s going to be too much new to take in (that I’m not already aware of but can’t talk about because of NDA’s, even though the news seems to be breaking all over the place anyway!) for me as far as products go, but I do have a couple “want to buys” on my list.

    As a new iPad owner, I am looking to see what products are out there for it and hopefully see them in action. I am also trying to do as much as I can on it as far as blogging and vlogging from there as well. Yes, we’re going to give you some video this year.

    I plan on buying a couple Go Pro cameras too.

    I plan to get to four main parties.

    As far as I know free NAB show floor pass codes have expired but this page claims to have a link that works. So, give it a try? http://www.fcxuser.com/node/164