Agenda (subject to change)
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus Monica Daniel, Adam Bedford Philip Hodgetts and Larry Jordan 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 - 7:45PM - ProMax - David Roth Weiss
StudioDaily Prime Award winning product, the ProMax Platform, is changing the landscape of how servers can be used to better increase output in post-production environments. ProMax will be taking us through the various uses of their system from ingest to output including their newly integrated asset management system, as well as a host of other new features.
About David Roth Weiss
David Roth Weiss is a Director, Editor, and Colorist in Los Angeles, with decades of experience and expertise - but many in the industry know him best from his many years of providing workflow and technical assistance on The Creative Cow, where he is a forum leader, a contributing editor, and the fifth leading poster of all times. In 2012, David joined ProMAX Systems, an industry leading manufacturer and distributor of powerful media servers, direct attached storage, and hi-performance workstations, where he has established himself as one of its most trusted account executives and workflow consultants.
7:50PM - 8:20PM - Fitness in Post - Zack Arnold
Sitting all day is killing us. Post-production professionals spend thousands of dollars to keep up with top-of-the-line hardware, they spend thousands of hours mastering complicated software, but now it's time they start investing in themselves. Editor Zack Arnold (Burn Notice, Black Box) will be unveiling his new Fitness In Post program which is designed to help people in post-production take charge of their health. He will discuss options that help counteract sedentary lifestyles, ways to improve your diet without requiring additional time in your day (including how to avoid all the junk), fitness programs that are realistic given the long hours we all work, and different wellness resources to counteract high amounts of daily stress.
About Zack Arnold
I have been a professional editor for 15 years. It is not my job, it is my identity. I believe that my job as an editor is to account for every single frame and make sure it serves its purpose. It is my job to know what my audience feels at any given moment, and more importantly, how to make them feel that way. Because that's why we watch films and television - to feel something.
I consider myself genre-agnostic. I am not particularly suited for just one specific style or type of project. I allow whatever project I'm cutting to consume me, and my style becomes what it needs to for the sake of story and emotion. That having been said, regardless of the type of project, my work is always elegant, clean, and simple. The most common response I get to any given cut is "It just flows."
In addition to editing, I recently finished directing and producing the documentary film GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story. I am the creator of Fitness In Post and I often compete in Tough Mudders and Spartan Races. In my "spare time" I teach at the University of Southern California in the School of Cinematic Arts program. I have also appeared on several different post-production podcasts and often speak on panels for organizations such as EditFest, LACPUG, and BOSCPUG. See below for video from some of these appearances.
8:20PM - 8:30PM - "Seeds [through the Google Glass]" - Aneesh Chaganty, Jenny Koreny, Sev Ohanian and Will Merrick.
This 2:30-minute film was shot over the course of 10 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and India by 23-year-old filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty, who wore Google Glass throughout the shoot. It has now collected over 1.6 million views on YouTube as of this writing. Director/Writer Aneesh Chaganty, Producer Jenny Koreny Producer Sev Ohanian and editor Will Merrick will present.
8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break - Brand new lacpug sponsor HDDISK will be showing their storage solutions. 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 lacpug Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.
9:00-9:50PM - War Stories from the Documentary Trenches - Doug Blush
Award winning documentary editor Doug Blush will talk Docs. Everything from war stories to what it takes to make a "good" doc and a good edit. If you are making a doc or soon will be making a doc, then grab a notepad because you are going to learn a lot. This presentation will have lots of clips and lots of time for questions.
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.
On Facebook www.facebook.com/madpixfilms
On IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0089926/
10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Copy of Boris Continuum Complete- BorisFX
Copy of Indie Essentials - That Studio
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
Up to $500 worth of Artbeats stock footage - Artbeats
2 copies of CrumplePop Fisheye Fixer for FCP X - Crumplepop
full license of Integration FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Digital Classroom Book with DVD - AGI
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Copy of VeeScope Live - VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate
Larry Jordan Mousepads - Larry Jordan
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
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.