6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus Michael Kammes, Philip Hodgetts and TBD 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 - The Most Memorable Monster Movie Moments Ever - Larry Travis
Larry Travis cut together a collection of the most memorable monster movie scenes ever for the Alex Film Society and will show it to us tonight.
7:30PM -8:10PM - Practical effects, visual effects (including CGI), and audio/sound design of a Horror movie - David Rountree
Director David Rountree. will show us clips from his recent festival favorite and award winning horror film, CUT and discuss the practical and visual FX and sound design that went into this movie.
About David Rountree
David Rountree is president and founder of Psycho Rock Productions, which has produced five feature films, four of which were directed by David. His latest two films, 108 Stitches and CUT! both saw theatrical releases in 2014 and 2015 respectively. He is listed in the Top 10 of Up-and-Coming Hollywood Directors Under 40 on the industry standard website IMDb.com with a Star Meter ranking as high as 2053.
108 Stitches, which opened in theaters September 12, 2014 is a romantic baseball comedy in the spirit of Animal House and Bull Durham. The story follows the Orem Owlz, a Single A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and stars Golden Globe winner Bruce Davison, Kate Vernon, Larry Thomas (Seinfeld’s “Soup Nazi”), and Last Comic Standing winners Josh Blue and Dat Phan. Rountree was also just featured on the front page of The Hollywood Reporter for the movie.
CUT!, a psychological horror/thriller, which opened in theaters on Friday the 13th of February, won Best Film at the Independent Film and Television Festival. Rountree also won for Best Director and produced winners in the Best Leading Actor and Overall Sound categories and was named by MovieRankings.com as one of the TOP 5 HORROR Movies of the year.
In addition to his films, Rountree has directed numerous national commercials for brands such as Sprite, Sauza Tequila, American Cancer Society, Netflix, Yamaha, Skol Beer, and Dish Network. He was also a top 5 finalist for his commercial “Winner Take All” for the Dorito Superbowl Commercial Challenge.
8:15PM - 8:30PM - Rampant Design Monster ToolKit- Monica Daniel
In keeping with tonights theme Horror, editor Monica Daniel will show off Monster ToolKit from Rampant Design
Monster ToolKit is more than 1,500 massive textures of monster body parts including eyes, brow, cheeks, chins, ears, lips, mouths, noses, teeth, wounds and skin textures. Build your ideal creatures with these massive resolution textures, perfect for video, film, graphic design and print.
About Monica Daniel
Monica is an Offline/Online Editor based in Los Angeles. She has worked for several television networks in addition to independent features that have been released by Miramax, Lionsgate and Anchor Bay Entertainment. She enjoys sharing her knowledge by giving presentations about her work, as well as Producing/Co-Hosting an industry podcast called Going Postal Show and promoting health in post production through Fitness in Post. You can follow her on twitter at @monica_edits. Monica currently works as an Assistant Editor on Minority Report for Fox.