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January 23, 2013

Pixelflow, FCP X Multicam and TouchEdit

Join us January 23 for the first lacpug meet of 2013. We will welcome Videographer/Editor/Director Bill Davis who will fly out from Arizona and show us how he cut a 14 camera music video in FCP X. Plus we welcome Dan Lebental ACE, (IRON MAN 1 and 2, ELF, COWBOYS AND ALIENS and many more) who will show off the soon to be released editing app for the iPad, TouchEdit. Plus, the Cloud is here so you might as well get used to it. Patrick Sculley will be down to show us Pixelflow, quite possibly the simplest and most full featured video sharing app out there. Plus another round of Stump The Gurus and of course, World Famous Raffle.) And more.

NOTE: lacpug generally meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Meetings are open to public and ALL beginning through advanced Digital Story Tellers are welcome

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
Philip Hodgetts, Monica Daniel Bill Davis and Andrew Balis as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS and FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro and anything else you can think of. If they can't solve your problem or answer your question, then you go home with a problem, but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:30PM - Announcements
lafcpug sponsor AJA will give us the latest. Also if we have time, this is your time. Get up and tell us something about yourself. Ask for a job, offer a job. Whatever you want. Keep it brief. I also want to update everyone on the new projector and discuss ways to raise money to buy it.

7:30PM - 7:55PM -- "PixelFlow" - Patrick Sculley
PixelFlow provides a post production review and delivery platform that strengthens customer relationships, promotes teamwork and enhances production value. The platform delivers simple, yet highly effective features for entrepreneurs, studios, post houses, enterprises, visual effects labs, animators and those who sell video over the web.

Come experience how their iPhone app, iPixelFlow, keeps you in sync with your post-production projects while you are on the go. Securely access audio and video and collaborate with your team by posting timeline comments and approvals. Stream HD content to your AirPlay enabled device or via HDMI.

About Patrick Sculley
Patrick has had a passion for audio & visual programming since the age of 8, when his uncle gave him his first computer - a Tandy TRS-80. He later followed his passions to the Texas Academy of Math and Science and the University of North Texas, where he majored in computer science.
In the early 2000's, Patrick co-founded Inphinit Productions, which pioneered techniques for immersive virtual events at SxSW Interactive and other festivals. In 2004, he started Make Believe Software, a development consultancy with a focus on Rich Internet Applications.
William Sculley, Patrick's brother, is a creative producer operating out of Los Angeles. William and Patrick had a critical need to securely exchange rich media assets between themselves and customers around the world. After extensively searching for a tool that could do this effectively, Patrick commissioned Make Believe Software to build the underlying platform that would later become PixelFlow. Today, PixelFlow is used to collaborate on everything from feature films to school projects.
In his past time, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, video editing, audio engineering and his two dogs (Paris and Matisse).

8:00PM - 8:25PM -- "Jazz at the Nash" the 14-camera music performance video" - Bill Davis
Bill will be walking us through "Jazz at the Nash" the 14-camera music performance video he recently produced to test the limits of FCP-X's new multi-cam capabilities. He'll talk about what worked, what didn't, his strategies for organization and post, and what the new multi-cam friendly tools in FCP-X might make easier for those interested in capturing events and performances from multiple angles.

About Bill Davis
Bill Davis has been using video technology to leverage business results for corporate clients (PetSmart, Leslie's Pools, BMW/Oracle,etc) for more than 20years. These days, he's fascinated by the convergence of video and the web, and how that might be opening up whole new video communication possibilities. He's a former contributing editor for Videomaker Magazine, and has lectured in more than 30 states on video production topics.

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCP, Avid and Premiere Gurus. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Then talk to each other. Also in the lobby will be Tery Williams and Christina Oliver from brand new lacpug Platinum Sponsor AJA. The break is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved and who knows, get a job. You never know who you are going to meet at lafcpug. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM - 9:40PM - "The Hollywood Premiere of TouchEdit" - Dan Lebental
TouchEdit captures the spirit of classical filmmaking while offering cutting-edge digital editing capabilities. By allowing editors to cut video using finger touch commands on tactile filmstrips, TouchEdit reconnects its users with the essence of real film. The app can also carry metadata, including timecode, and can output specialized lists to collaborate with other editing systems.

About Dan Lebental A.C.E.
Dan Lebental is a Hollywood professional editor, the founder and the designer of Touchedit. He has been editing feature films for more than twenty years, working with some of Hollywood's top movie studios and directors. His long time collaboration with Jon Favreau has yielded hits such as ELF and the blockbusters IRON MAN and IRON MAN 2. His versatility across genres includes working on comedies, dramas, thrillers, documentaries, TV projects as represented by more than 20 movies and hundreds of music videos cut over the span of his career.

He recently completed the documentary THE ART OF CONFLICT as both Producer and Editor.

Dan Lebental is a member of American Cinema Editors and the Motion Picture Academy of Arts, has lectured on the art of editing at USC and has spoken at various international conferences.

Throughout his career Dan continues to support and mentor students and aspiring beginners taking pleasure in fostering a new generation of editors.

10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
2 copies of CrumplePop OverLight - Crumplepop

1x The pSTIK - Steve Payne
1x each of: 2D Ring Wipes, Chrome Rings 3D, Glitcher and Slash - Tangent FX
1 full license of Repair FX" CHV Plug-ins
1x Pro Maintenance Tools- Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Media Tools- Digital Rebellion
2x Pro Versioner - Digital Rebellion
1x Cut Notes - Digital Rebellion
2x Editmote -Digital Rebellion
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Free Stock Footage HD Clips up to $500.00 value - Artbeats

$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
Copy of VeeScope Live -
VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyguide - Neotron
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate

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.

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

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