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January 27, 2016

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Billy Fox, Hallie Ross and Doug Blush

Join us for the first meet of 2016. We are excited to welcome award winning film editor Billy Fox to lacpug. Billy will talk about his work on the critically acclaimed film Straight Outta Compton. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Plus, from the Fairfax Visual Arts program, sophmore Hallie Ross will show and tell all about the video she created based on the Greek story "Pyramus and Thisbe."

Plus, Eddie Award wining film editor, Kevin Klauber returns after a long absence to talk about the 2016 Oscar Nominated documentary "Winter on Fire" which tells the story of the recent unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014.

Agenda (subject to change and availability)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
Philip Hodgetts Misha Tennenbaum and Michael Kammes 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.

7:15PM - 7:25PM - Announcements
This is your time, assuming we have time. New to LA? Say Hello. Got a movie you want people to see? Tell us about it. Looking for a job? Tell us. Offering a job? Tell us.

7:30PM - 8:05PM - Sundance, Docs and JIM: The James Foley Story - Doug Blush
Doc editor Doug Blush who just goet back from Sundance, will speak on his experience and also on the soon to be seen HBO Doc, Jim: The James Foley Story.

About Doug Blush
Doug Blush is an award-winning director, producer, editor, writer and cinematographer whose recent credits include, as the Supervising Editor, the 2013 theatrical hit 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, which won the Best Documentary Oscar in 2014. 20 FEET also brought him his first ACE Eddie Award win for Best Documentary Editing, as well as membership with the prestigious American Cinema Editors. He was Editor and Associate Producer of 2012’s Academy Award nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR, directed by renowned documentarian Kirby Dick.

His film OF TWO MINDS, co-directed with his wife Lisa, is an intimate look at three people living with bipolar disorder that has played across the US and Canada, winning both the 2013 Prism and Voice Awards for excellence in films on mental health issues, and is now in release by Cinedigm on DVD and digital, and has been a top documentary on Netflix since December 2013.

Other recent work includes editing the crossword-culture hit WORDPLAY and the Academy Award-shortlisted national debt primer I.O.U.S.A.; editor and co-writer on THESE AMAZING SHADOWS, a wide-ranging appreciation of the National Film Registry; editor and executive producer on HBO's SUPERHEROES, an on-the-street documentary tracking the adventures of real life crime-fighters; editor of the Emmy nominated OUTRAGE with director Kirby Dick; the Eugene Jarecki-directed segment of FREAKONOMICS, and the editor of the popular investigative documentary BEER WARS. He has additionally edited, supervised and/or produced over twenty other feature documentaries, and has been nominated five times for Best Editing at the Sundance Film Festival. He has also been a TV and feature film sound supervisor, as well as an animator for ABC/Walt Disney Studios, and has shot and edited behind-the-scenes documentaries for major Hollywood features including INDEPENDENCE DAY, DANTE’S PEAK, and TITANIC.

Doug has taught filmmaking for many years, including seminars and classes at USC, UCLA, Northwestern University, the YoungArts Foundation in Miami, Moviola Digital in Hollywood and Video Symphony in Burbank.

Doug and his wife and film partner Lisa Klein own MadPix, Inc, an independent production, post production and film consulting company in Los Angeles.

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8:10PM - 8:30PM - "Pyramus and Thisbe" - Show and Tell - Hallie Ross
The video Hallie is showing, titled "Pyramus and Thisbe," is based upon the Edith Hamilton version of the ancient Greek myth, "Pyramus and Thisbe." The story is about two star-crossed lovers, divided by a family feud. The two plan to run away and be together, but are both killed by a series of unfortunate events.

The video frames were drawn on photoshop, and put together with And the whole project was edited together with Adobe Premiere Pro.  

Hallie is a beginner to animation and knows what she does from Youtube tutorials and advice from animators on Tumblr.

8:30- 9:00PM - Break
The most important part of the show. It's networking time. This is a great opportunity to not only ask questions and get problems solved, but to meet people that just might change your life.

9:00PM - 9:45PM - Editing "Straight Outta Compton" - Billy Fox
Award winning film editor Billy Fox will talk about his work on the critically acclaimed film Straight Outta Compton. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Billy Fox has lent his editing talents to a number of projects from Television Dramas, Mini-Series and Feature Films.
Fox was Co- Producer and Editor on the Award winning HBO mini-series ‘Band Of Brothers’ for Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
His feature credits includ e ‘Hustle & Flow’ for Director Craig Brewer, with John Singleton producing. Singleton later enlisted Fox to edit ‘Four Brothers’ for Paramount Pictures.
He worked with Jeff Nachmanoff to edit 'Traitor' with Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce.
Fox teamed up again to work with Brewer to edit ‘Black Snake Moan’ for Paramount Classics.
Followed by 'The Crazies' for director by Breck Eisner.
Then editing for Paramount Picture to edit ‘Footloose’ once again for Craig Brewer.
Previous to ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Fox edited ‘Dark Places’. ‘Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn’s 2nd feature. Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Film stars Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moritz and Nicholas Hoult.
He is the recipient of 15 major awards and numerous nominations, including 7 Emmys wins, 2 BDA Awards, The Monitor Award, The Peabody Award, The Golden Laurel and Humanitas Awards.

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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.

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.

What to do if I cant find a place to park?
Park at the Kaiser Hospital Parking lot. Download directions HERE - or...

1. Turn right on Hollywood Blvd
2. Turn right on Vermont Ave
3. Turn right on Sunset Blvd.
4. Turn right into Kaiser Parking Structure
5. Park on rooftop
6. Take elevator down to Level 2
7. Exit at Parking Entrance on Barnsdall Ave.
8. Cross Street to Barnsdall Park
9. Use Stair or elevator to Park
10. Climb stairs and follow signs to Gallery Theatre
11. Cost is $4.00 (I think) And security is provided.

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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