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November 19, 2014

An Evening with Arthur Schmidt

Join us Wednesday, November 19, 2014 for a VERY special lacpug Meet.

We are excited to welcome legendary film editor Arthur Schmidt to lacpug for the entire evening.

Arthur Schmidt is a film editor with about 27 film credits between 1977 and 2005. Schmidt has had an long collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis that extended from Back to the Future (1985) to Cast Away (2000).

Schmidt received the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, (1988) and Forrest Gump (1994). In addition to these Oscars, Schmidt has won several "Eddies" from the American Cinema Editors for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (with Craig Wood and Stephen E. Rivkin, 2003), Forrest Gump, and for a television special The Jericho Mile (1979). He has been nominated for major editing awards (including the BAFTA Award for Best Editing) for Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Back to the Future (with Harry Keramidas, 1985), Last of the Mohicans (with Dov Hoenig, 1992), and Cast Away (2000).

Schmidt received the 2009 American Cinema Editors Career Achievement Award, which was presented to Schmidt by Robert Zemeckis.

A list of Schmidt’s film and TV credits can be found on IMDB.

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
Monica Daniel, Misha Tennenbaum Michael Kammes and Philip Hodgetts 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 - 7:25PM - 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

7:30 - 8:30 - A conversation with Arthur Schmidt - Arthur Schmidt
We will talk to Arthur about his career in editing from the very beginnings until now. We intend to show as many clips from his movies as time allows.

About Arthur Schmidt
Arthur Schmidt is a film editor from Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his many collaborations with director Robert Zemeckis ; their first joint project was the 1982 film Back to the Future and the last was Cast Away released in 2000. Schmidt learned the principles of film editing by watching his father, who was also a professional film editor, work. After he graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in English, Schmidt established himself as a gifted editor. In 1988 he won an Academy Award for editing Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He won his second Oscar in 1994 for his work on Forrest Gump. The American Cinema Editors have recognized Schmidt three times; these "Eddie awards," as they are nicknamed, were bestowed in recognition of the editor's work on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Forrest Gump and The Jericho Mile, a prime time TV special. Schmidt also has many other credits in his impressive filmography, including Coal Miner's Daughter, "Cast Away" and Last of the Mohicans .

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.

9:00PM - 9:50PM - Q and A with Arthur Schmidt - Arthur Schmidt
This is your time. Bring your questions and ask them. This part of the show does not work unless you, the audience, take the opportunity to ask questions. So ask away.

9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
Edit Chair - Edit 5 Consoles
USB Universal drive adapter - OWC
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10x FREE song credits - Total Soundtrack
KOJI DSLR - Crumplepop
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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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