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April 29, 2009

Note date change from the usual 4th Wednesday of the month.

Get out of the house and into lafcpug.

Join us as we present Co-director and editor Jonathan Walls of "Playing For Change: Peace through Music" Plus Patrick Sheffield of Sheffield Softworks will join us to show off his cool plugins for FCP. 10 Favorite FXs in FCP - Rick Young Plus Stump the Gurus, Show and Tells and of course, World Famous raffle and MORE. Agenda will be set a few days before the event.

Agenda (Subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCP Gurus Larry Jordan, Philip Hodgetts and Daniel Berube 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.

7:15PM - 7:25PM - Announcements
A chance for you and anyone to get up in front of everyone and announce what needs to be announced.

7:25PM - 7:45PM - Sheffield Softworks, Plug-ins for FCP - Patrick Sheffield
With plug-ins such as the "Electronic Makeup Artist," "Digital Coverup," "Look Sweet," "Video Painter," and much more, Patrick Sheffield has created a number of unique and useful plug-ins for the FCP user. Patrick, founder of Sheffield Softworks will demo.

7:50PM - 8:05PM - 10 Favorite FXs in FCP - Rick Young
Videographer and co-editor of Rick Young will show off his 10 favorite effects you too can do using only what's in FCP.

8:10PM - 8:25PM - Alas Media - Elizabeth Ruvalcaba
Born out of the SFETT in San Fernando, CA Alas Media is a studio dedicated to telling stories through a variety of media forms. Alas Media's unique process and products have received international recognition,
which has allowed this team to produce content for a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to regional non-profits. At Alas Media, it's all about telling your story.

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be HDDisk showing off their storage solutions. Also Veescope Live will be in lobby. Also lafcpug meeting sponsor MelroseMac will be in lobby answering all your questions and hopefully showing off new toys.

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 - Playing for Change: Peace through Music - Jonathan Walls
Over 3 years in the making, "Playing For Change: Peace through Music" is the 2nd film born out of an idea director Mark Johnson had while watching two Monks play music in a NYC Subway 10 years ago. It is a powerful documentary that takes us around the globe then brings us together through the simple but transformative power of music. Co-director and editor of Playing for Change: Peace through Music, Jonathan Walls will present.

9:40PM - 9:50PM - "Slick" - Brian L. Tan - Show and Tell
A short film shot by UC students, Slick is essentially a big-budget action flick shot for less than $2,000 yet featuring police helicopters, SWAT teams, and a cast and crew of over 60 people. Made by FPS Productions at UCLA, the first four minutes of Slick will be showcased, followed by a short discussion on the making of Slick with an emphasis on directing and producing.

9:50PM - World famous Raffle
E51 Multimedia Console – Desk and Monitor Bridge- Edit5 Consoles
Mac Pro Internal Drive Bay Raid -Stardom
2 free Stock Footage Clips - Artbeats
$100.00 towards tape services - Timecode Multimedia
$135.00 credit towards Deck Repair/Services - Montrose Inc
$200 worth of MotionVFX Templates and Elements - MotionVFX
Sound Tools and Evil FXs - Hollywood Edge
2 Copies "Edit Well" - Peachpit Press
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
2 Training DVDs - Creative Cow
Copy of UserMatic - EditGroove
Motion Graphics templates and Effects - SugarFX
T-shirt and Mug - BBC Motion Gallery
Pre Keyed HD Footage Suite - Ribbit Films
Neotron KeyGuides for FCP - Neotron
Copy of VeeScope Live - VeeScope Live
$100.00 off or towards any Digital Heaven products - Digital Heaven
100 credits for the royalty free stock video clips of your choice - Revolution Stock Media
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
50% off Training class at Moviola - Moviola
Plug-in package of your choice - Lyric Media
lafcpug "Trash Your Preferences" T-Shirt - lafcpug

Special thanks to MelroseMac for footing the bill and Dean Cleary for taping the show

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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