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March 23, 2011

"Alan Heim in conversation with lafcpug"

Join us as we welcome Academy Award winning film editor Alan Heim to lafcpug. Alan will speak about his extraordinary career, the craft of editing, show clips from some of some of his movies and take questions from the audience. And if that is not enough, we will have another round of Stump The Gurus, Show and Tells and of course World Famous Raffle.

NOTE: lafcpug generally meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Meetings are open to public and ALL beginning through advanced FCS users and Digital Story Tellers are welcome
First come best seat. A $5.00 donation will be requested at the door

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCS Gurus Stephen Kanter Misha Tenenbaum and Philip Hodgetts as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS. 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 (if time available)
This is a chance to get up and ask for a job, offer job opportunities, announce your film or service, or tell a bad joke. lafcpug will also have a few announcements on its future.

7:30PM - 8:30PM - “Alan Heim in conversation with lafcpug - Alan Heim.
Academy Award winning film editor Alan Heim will speak about his extraordinary career and the craft of editing. We intend to show clips from some of the movies he has edited throughout his career and discuss them. Introduction reel will be by Stacy Pietrafitta. Michael Horton will play James Lipton.

About Alan Heim
Alan Heim is an American film editor with more than thirty feature-film credits. He had an extended collaboration with the director Bob Fosse; Heim's editing of Fosse's film, All That Jazz (1979), was honored by the Academy Award for Best Film Editing, the BAFTA Award for Best Editing, and the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award.
He was born in Bronx, New York. He was elected as a member of the American Cinema Editors, and served as the president of the organization from 2006 until recently.

Selected filmography

Doc (Frank Perry-1971)
Lenny (Bob Fosse-1974)
Network (Sidney Lumet-1976)
All That Jazz (Bob Fosse-1979)
Hair (Milos Forman-1979)
Star 80 (Bob Fosse-1983)
Valmont (Milos Forman-1989)
Billy Bathgate (Robert Benton-1991)
American History X (Tony Kaye-1998)
The Notebook (Nick Cassavates-2004)
Alpha Dog (Nick Cassavetes-2006)
My Sister's Keeper (Nick Cassavetes-2009)
Grey Gardens (Michael Sucsy-2009)

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCS Gurus. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Then talk to each other. 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 - 9:45PM - Q and A with Alan Heim - All of you
This is where it gets real fun. There was no way to cover everything we want to know in the first half, so let's try and cover everything we want to know in the 2nd half. This is YOUR part of the show.

9:45PM - 9:55PM - Behind the Scenes of Death Race 2." - Show and Tell - Chip Bolcik
Filmmaker Chip Bolcik went to South Africa and shot behind the scenes for the movie Death Race 2. He then edited the footage into podcasts. Chip will show a couple of those podcasts.

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How to get to the Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park


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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.

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

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