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4. Earlybird Tickets Now on sale for 16th Las Vegas SuperMeet
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lacpug Meets are once again sponsored by Blackmagic Design for all of 2018 and we are grateful.

Join us for another jammed pack lacpug Meet this Wednesday, March 28.

Philip Hodgetts returns for the premiere of Lumberjack Builder, a brand new, text-driven NLE, because existing NLEs are not good at working with transcription.

Also, Everything you need to know about MPEG.
The Motion Picture Editors Guild. The Union! IATSE Local 700. What is it? What can it do for me? Should I join? Why should I join?
MPEG represents film editors, sound mixers and post-production craftspeople. That means you. Current MPEG President and Oscar® winning editor Alan Heim ACE will tell all you need to know. He will be joined by MPEG Membership Coordiator Shawn M. Marchetti.

Also, Action Editing Part 2
As some of you remember, last July 2017 editor Evan Schiff joined us to "show and tell" about editing the action movie John Wick: Chapter 2. It was a hugely popular meet. So we decided to bring him back, only this time to interview and honor editor Elisabet Ronaldsdóttir about her work on John Wick and Atomic Blonde among others. So welcome to Action Editing Chapter 2.


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Recorded live at the February 2018 Meet.
Sven Pape aka This Guy Edits returned to Lacpug to show us Eight Creativity Hacks for Filmmakers. Including:
1) Constraints
2) Shapeshifting
3) Theft
4) Changing The Rules Of The Game
5) Alternate Craftsmanship
6) Aleatoricism
7) Immersion
8) Unusual Mental States


Recorded Live at the February 2018 lacpug Meet. Transcriptive: AI Generated Transcripts for Captions and Subtitles - Digital Anarchy
Jim Tierney showed off Transcriptive, their new A.I. based transcription solution for Premiere Pro. Transcriptive uses A.I. to automatically turn all the dialog in your video into text.



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WATCH: At our January 2018 Meet the folks from Apple Product
Marketing were kind enough to join us from Cupertino and show
us features in the brand new FCP X 10.4. LumaForge recorded it
and edited and you can watch the whole thing here:


WATCH: Editor Lee Smith on editing Dunkirk


READ: The Reality of Online Editing: Shane Ross on Log Cabin
Fever. Sure it’s a plug for Boris but there are some great tips in this.


WATCH: Excellent video essay by Max Tohline;
Editing as Punctuation in Film


READ: Editing Insights and Analysis of Six Masterpieces
Some thoughts and food for thought in this essay.


WATCH/READ: How to Become an Avid Assistant Editor
What should you learn if you need to figure out, overnight, how to
become an assistant film editor working on Avid Media Composer,
in time for your first day in a professional edit suite?

Jonny Elwyn compiles a good list of what to read and watch.


READ: Is Feature Film Post Production The Right Job For You?
If you are new to the industry or thinking about getting into Post
as a career, then read this. It tries to talk you out of it. Sort of.
But it does tell the truth.


READ: Why 'Good Editing Is Like Good Sex’

Editor Susan Korda is brilliant. GREAT insights.


DO: After all these years moviola.com is now FREE. It is THE single
destination for learning the craft of filmmaking. Cinematography,
Screenwriting, Lighting, Editing, Visual Effects, Sound. All of it. Plus
several years of webinars which I have been proud to be a part of.
Get your learning on. It is a magnificent site. Up to you to use it.


READ: Workflow Breakdown of Every 2018 Best Picture and Best
Editing Oscar Nominee


WATCH: This is fun and the best parody of video tutorials I have
ever seen.

'Brown On Sound' with Woody Brown


WATCH: This coming Tuesday, March 20 at 11:30AM PST join Philip
Hodgetts for a FREE webinar.
Automating Workflows with Metadata
Click here to get a reminder.


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Just over three weeks until the Las Vegas SuperMeet. Got
your tickets?

Tickets are now on sale for only $15.00 each plus ticket fee
or only $10.00 for Students and Teachers. Buy them now here:


We are really excited to announce that Oscar®, BAFTA and
ACE Eddie Award nominated Film editor Dylan Tichenor ACE
will be the featured presenter. Mr. Tichenor received Oscar
nominations for editing Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will
Be Blood and Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. He's also
received a BAFTA nomination for Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.
He received ACE Eddie Award nominations for Wes Anderson's
The Royal Tenenbaums, as well as There will be Blood and
Brokeback Mountain.

This SuperMeet will once again be the largest gathering of Final
Cut, Avid, Adobe, Resolve and digital filmmakers during NAB
Show week. This is YOUR party and it’s going to be a great one. 

What’s on the  agenda? Well, it’s still SuperSecret, but we can
tell you this;
There will be revolutionary new ideas and new products for you
to drool over. There will be questions answered. There will be
chances to meet the people you need to meet. And yes, there
will be another round of the seemingly endless World Famous
Raffle where right now we have over $83,000 worth of valuable
software and hardware to give away. And the list is still growing.

Keep watching this page for daily updates and buy your tickets


Note: if you or your company wish to help sponsor the SuperMeet,
get in touch with us. We will tell you hall you need to know.



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See you March 28 at the next lacpug Meet and then April 10 at the SuperMeet.

Peace- and bless you Ralph, Charles, Doug, Mik, Pete and Bruce.

Michael Horton "HeadCutter"

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