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February 26, 2020
Cinema Sound and VFX
Join us, Wednesday February 26 as we welcome ACE Eddie nominated editor David Turner, and assistant editors Shireen Hinkley and Amy Reynolds Reed, the editors of the highly acclaimed documentary, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound. Directed by veteran Hollywood sound editor Midge Costin, Making Waves reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema, introduces us to the unsung heroes who create it, and features insights from legendary directors with whom they collaborate. It's available for sale or streaming on Feb 11.
Also, we welcome award winning filmmaker Gabriel Cowan, developer of the brand new, soon to ship, Audio Design Desk. Audio Design Desk is a Digital Audio Workstation you play like an instrument. It turns your QWERTY keyboard into a Smart Sampler, so Hits, Rises, Footsteps, Punches, Gunshots, or whatever you’d like can be performed in real-time, while watching your video.
ADD will officially ship at NAB 2020, but you can try it for free now.
Also Mary Poplin from Boris FX returns to show and tell about the brand new 2020 releases and Boris FX's newest Award Winning acquisition, Silhouette. Hear what's new in Mocha, Particle Illusion, and parameter tracking in Sapphire and Continuum.
Plus World Famous Raffle and Stump The Gurus.
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. Digital projection made possible through the generous sponsorship of Adobe Systems, DVCreators, DigitalFilm Tree, OWC, VES and members like you. lacpug meetings are presented in association with the Barnsdall Gallery Theater, a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Agenda (subject to change and availability)
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus Michael Kammes, Patrick Southern and Shannon Hartman as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning Resolve 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 - 7:50PM - Boris FX for 2020 - Mary Poplin
Mary Poplin from Boris FX returns to show and tell about the brand new 2020 releases and Boris FX's newest Award Winning acquisition, Silhouette. Hear what's new in Mocha, Particle Illusion, and parameter tracking in Sapphire and Continuum. Boris FX products now include industry-standard OpenColorIO support, improved Mocha tracking and masking tools, and faster renders. Find out how to get home on time even when complex shots are looming with the fastest tools in your toolbox.
About Mary Poplin
Mary Poplin is an accomplished visual effects artist and the product specialist for popular plug-in developer, Boris FX. An experienced trainer and post-production artist, Mary has worked on major Hollywood feature films such as The Last Airbender, Gulliver's Travels, and Jackass 3D. As a Boris FX Senior Product Specialist, Mary consults with film studios and customers all over the world to provide hands on training to help evangelize the power of Mocha planar tracking and the Boris Continuum, Silhouette and Sapphire plug-in packages. She continues to hone her skills as a VFX artist on real world projects and specializes in match moving, paint, beauty work, and matte painting
7:55PM- 8:30PM - Audio Design Desk - Gabriel Cowan
Audio Design Desk is a Digital Audio Workstation you play like an instrument. It turns your QWERTY keyboard into a Smart Sampler, so Hits, Rises, Footsteps, Punches, Gunshots, or whatever you’d like can be performed in real-time, while watching your video. ADD will officially ship at NAB 2020, but you can try it for free now. Just download it from the web site.
About Gabriel Cowan
Gabriel Cowan is a Sundance and IFP fellow as well as an award winning filmmaker who has produced over 20 feature films. Over a dozen of Cowan’s movies have premiered at major festivals including Cheap Thrills which won the audience award at South By Southwest and They Call Us Monsters which won the 2017 Independent Lens Award. Cowan’s films have been called “nothing short of iconic” by the Los Angeles Times and “Powerful and Eye Opening” by the Hollywood Reporter. Cowan has worked with Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Frank Grillo, John Liguizamo, Dane Cook, Courteney Cox, Seann William Scott, Kate Walsh, and many others. As a musician Gabe is a multi platinum recording artist and played with Jackson Browne, Robbie Robertson, Ry Cooder, the Tower Of Power and others. He serves on the boards of Inside OutWriters, an organization that endeavors to heal trauma through writing classes to kids in juvenile hall and Common Sense Media, an organization with Eighty Five Million subscribers which promotes better digital citizenship for our children.
8:30- 8:55PM - Break
This is the most important part of the show. It's networking time. This is a great opportunity to not only ask questions and get problems solved, but to meet people that just might change your life. Edit5 Consoles will be in lobby showing off Editing tables and chairs and there will also be cookies. And water.
9:00PM - 9:55PM - Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound - David J Turner, Amy Reynolds Reed, Shireen Hinkley
ACE Eddie nominated editor David Turner, and assistant editors Shireen Hinkley and Amy Reynolds Reed join us for a behind the scenes look and the workflow of this highly acclaimed documentary, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound. Directed by veteran Hollywood sound editor Midge Costin, Making Waves reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema, introduces us to the unsung heroes who create it, and features insights from legendary directors with whom they collaborate. An exploration of the history and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery. It is available for streaming and to buy on iTunes, Feb 11.
About David J Turner
David J. Turner is an ACE Eddie-nominated film editor, a Cinema Audio Society-winning sound mixer, and a 23 time Telly Award-winning documentary director.
He began his filmmaking journey in 2004, traveling around the world as a Minneapolis-based NGO documentarian for 4 years - helping raise over $3 million for crisis response domestically and internationally, and garnering 23 Telly Awards for his documentaries.
He went on to earn an MFA in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2011, and discovered a passion for film editing and sound design that led him to teach sound editing & re-recording mixing at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and picture editing at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center.
In 2013, he worked as a sound editor and Foley mixer on Fruitvale Station - the directorial debut of Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, and the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award-winning film
About Amy Reynolds Reed
Amy Reynolds Reed is a sound designer, editor, and re-recording mixer. She was an Assistant Editor and Associate Producer on "Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound." Recently, she worked on documentaries “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?”, “Pioneers in Skirts”, and virtual reality documentary “Another Dream.” She teaches Sound Design and Re-Recording Mixing at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She has also started to enjoy distance running.
About Shireen Hinkley
Shireen Hinckley is a founding member of Somewhere Films, a female filmmaking collective, and a seasoned editor and AE. In addition to her feature documentary work, she has created awareness campaigns for non-profits like The Nature Conservancy and Great Public Schools Now, as well as international organizations focussing on the refugee crisis.
9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
Edit Chair - Edit5 Consoles
Copy of DaVinci Resolve 16 - Blackmagic Design
Lifetime Subscription to Audio Design Desk Professional - Audio Design Desk
Copy of Magic Bullet Suite - Red Giant
1x Pro Maintenance Tools - Digital Rebellion
5x Cineplay - Digital Rebellion
2x Kollaberate - Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Pro Media Tools - Digital Rebellion
4x of PixelTools Vol 1 - PixelTools
2x Wind Remover AI - Crumplepop
$100 credit from Intelligent Assistance.com or LumberjackSystem.com - Philip Hodgetts
1 Year Subscription to Boris Continuum Complete - Boris FX
1 year subscription to Sapphire - Boris FX
1 Year Subscription to Mocha Pro - Boris FX
1 Year Subscription to Silhouette - Boris FX
3x copies of a "free scene" with feedback from EditStock
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate
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 and then it is a walk of several blocks and uphill to get to the Theatre. The Park has a gated stairway ending at Barnsdall Ave, just behind the strip mall. It's the only access point from this side, but it is often locked. There is long, tree-shaded stairway leading from Hollywood Blvd to the Gallery Theatre and this area is sometimes shared with a homeless population. The best route for people who use mobility devices is the sidewalk along the Barnsdall Park road access. 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.