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Oct 22, 2014

Join us Wednesday, October 22, 2014 for another not to be missed lacpug Meet.

The iZotope RX4 audio repair tool is nothing short of magical. You must see it. Audio Guru Brian San Marco will present.

Ryan Hunter and Josh Mellicker will show a series of color stylizing techniques using the newly released "FilmStyles" filters for Final Cut Pro X.

We welcome editor Misha Tennenbaum. "Mastering a Craft - How does a person know when he or she has become a master at something?" Can a person be a "master" of a subjective art form? Let the discussion begin.

And filmmaker Steve Payne returns with a Show and Tell featuring a day in the life at Burning Man.

Plus Stump the Gurus and World Famous Raffle.

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, Michael Kammes, Monica Daniel and Misha Tenenbaum 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.
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.

7:30PM - 7:55PM - Mastering A Craft - Misha Tenenbaum
How does a person know when he or she has become a master at something? Editors at every level, from students to established professionals, question their creative abilities. From one day to the next, their feelings can go from total confidence to utter hopelessness. Mastery requires sustained effort, unflagging commitment, and resilience in the face of failure. Routine practice and critical thinking are the two vehicles of mastery, the results of which cannot — and should not — be measured from day to day.

About Misha Tenenbaum
Misha is a film and television editor, and the founder of . His work includes associated editing on the feature film Jobs (2013), staring Ashton Kutcher, additional editing on Assassin’s Bullet, assistant editing on The After directed by Chris Carter, and the FX show American Horror Story (2012).  His first feature editorial venture on the indy comedy film “Immigration Tango,” won Best Picture at the 2010 Boston International Film Festival.
Misha believes that editing is equally an aesthetic art, and a technical skill. In his presentations he aims to inspire people to practice their passion, and to improve their understanding of the art itself.  
Misha graduated Georgia College & State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. He is a certified Advanced Final Cut Pro Instructor, and an Avid Certified User (ACU).

8:00PM - 8:30PM - Color Stylizing in FCP X - Josh Mellicker and Ryan Hunter
Film and photographs that viewers perceive as "beautiful" often share common qualities. They include a lush, film-like color space and contrast curve, magical, subtly glowing highlights, and sometimes a tasteful, understated vignette.
Ryan and Josh will show a series of color stylizing techniques featuring these qualities using the newly released "FilmStyles" filters for Final Cut Pro X.

About Josh Mellicker
Josh Mellicker is well known as a digital video pioneer, consultant, visionary, instructor, speaker and digital revolutionary.

Pioneer and expert in video-based software training. One of the first people in the world to capture video through Firewire, instrumental in helping Apple launch their Pro Apps division with consulting, seminar tours, interactive disc projects, and training support on disc and around the world. Hosted and managed Apple’s first-ever show hands-on training lab on the floor of NAB. Chosen for the prestigious Production Conference Chair at NAB.

Co-founded, one the world's best and best-known resources for digital video creators, helping millions of video producers around the world improve the quality of their projects and workflow.

Pioneered video-based computer software training, designed and created DV Kitchen web video publishing software and currently, the revolutionary Purple enterprise-class video distribution platform.

About Ryan Hunter
Ryan is an AICP Award-nominated commercial and narrative director who has produced branded content for companies like Intel and Nespresso, worked in business development in Seattle and as a director of marketing in Los Angeles.

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break - lacpug sponsor HDDISK will be showing their storage solutions. Also Edit5 Consoles will be in the lobby showing off thier Edit chairs and desks. 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 and Hot Dogs by Chef Jeff will be upstairs. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM- 9:35PM - iZotope RX 4 - Brian San Marco
iZotope's award-winning RX is the industry standard for audio repair and enhancement, fixing common audio problems like noises, distortions, and inconsistent recordings. RX’s suite of automatic, intelligent modules reduce manual tasks in your audio production workflow, freeing you up to focus on creative experimentation. And for professionals who need to quickly deliver quality results, RX 4 Advanced offers even more specialized post production tools.

About Brian San Marco
Brian San Marco is an audio engineer with more than 17 years of experience working in post production sound for film, television and music. His professional experience includes recording, mixing, mastering and restoration.
Brian spent many years working as a musician and an engineer, both recording and performing, before his love of film led him into the world of post production. First as a projectionist, then working in transferring, restoring, and mastering many types of sound recordings. Brian has worked on some of the most well known movie and television soundtracks in the history of recorded sound. From restoring and isolating effects for Disney’s Feature Presentation trailer from the original 1928 film “Steamboat Willie,” to supervising the restoration and remix of Sony’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” Brian has restored thousands of titles for DVD, BluRay Disc, and streaming video. Whether you’ve seen his name or not, you’ve undoubtedly heard his work. He’s been in the forefront of restoration and repair technology since the beginning of the digital revolution.
After working as a restoration and mastering engineer for 12 years, Brian went on to join the Editors Guild of America, and began doing work for Sony Pictures as a dialogue and effects editor, while continuing to work in restoring, mastering, editing, and mixing audio at his private studio. Currently, Brian is a staff sound editor at NBCUniversal where he gets to utilize all of his experiences in restoration, mastering, mixing, and editing. He also continues to work in his private studio mastering, restoring, recording, editing, mixing, consulting and making music.

9:40PM - 9:50PM - "Thursday" - Show and Tell - Steve Payne
"Its been 14 years since I made a film at Burning Man. In 2014 I fixed that. I filmed on a Thursday. From the time the sun came up until I went back to sleep."

About Steve Payne
Although his “real” name is Steve, Stephen J. Payne, to be precise, he’s usually known to his friends and acquaintances as “Paynie.” The name Paynie is a nickname that stuck many years ago, back in the UK. After a few years riding motorcycles around Greater London as a dispatch rider, he landed a job working as a photographer for Melody Maker and The NME, the well known British music papers. Progressing to The Evening Standard and international fashion and style magazines.

Whilst working with bands, he got asked to shoot several music videos and live concerts. He moved to sunny Los Angeles in 1991 and has been here ever since. He has also been known to work as a camera operator for various TV shows, the latest being “The Secret Lives of Women: Polygamy” for the WE Network and “BoDog: Battle of the Bands”. He also worked on “Who Killed the Electric Car”.

He now works out of The Syrup in sunny downtown Los Angeles and really doesn’t normally refer to himself in the third party.

9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
Edit Chair - Edit 5 Consoles
Copy of iZotope RX4 - iZotope
USB Universal drive adapter - OWC
Power2U USB Wall Outlet - OWC
2x FilmStyles - dvcreators
2x Cinematic Cookbook -dvcreators

2x CinePlay for Mac - Digital Rebellion -
2x Pro Versioner - Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Media Tools - Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Maintenance Tools - Digital Rebellion

Complete Drag & Drop Series I or II, (winner's choice) - Digital Juice
Copy of Boris Continuum Complete- BorisFX
Copy of Indie Essentials - That Studio
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
3x copies of a "free scene" from EditStock
Up to $500 worth of Artbeats stock footage - Artbeats
$100 worth of Pond5 Stock Footage of your Choice - Pond5
full license of Integration FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance

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.

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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