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February 28, 2018

Join us for another jammed pack lacpug Meet this February 28.

We welcome back Jim Tierney of Digital Anarchy who will show off the brand new Transcriptive, automated transcriptions at a VERY affordable rate.

Also Sven Pape aka This Guy Edits returns to show Eight Creativity Hacks for Filmmakers.

Plus Jason Bowdach will get creative with LUTs in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve.

Plus Sean Kinney with a Show and Tell. Register now!

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 Patrick Southern, Jason Bowdach, and TBD 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 - 7:45PM - Digital Anarchy's Transcriptive - Jim Tierney
Jim be showing off, Transcriptive, their new A.I. based transcription solution for Premiere Pro. Transcriptive uses A.I. to automatically turn all the dialog in your video into text. This can be used for captions, subtitles and search. PowerSearch, another panel that Digital Anarchy is releasing at
NAB will allow you to search all the metadata across clips and Premiere sequences, allowing users to find exactly where something was spoken. Jim will be previewing some other NAB announcements as well.

About Jim Tierney
Jim has been mucking about making software for film and video since 1995. In 2001 he started Digital Anarchy to help bring awesome, inexpensive tools to video editors and visual effects artists that help solve real problems. Solving complex problems while being easy to use is critical to how he designs software. That philosophy has resulting in Digital Anarchy's industry leading products include Beauty Box, Flicker Free and, now, Transcriptive.

7:50 - 8:20 - Eight Creativity Hacks for Filmmakers - Sven Pape aka This Guy Edits
Sven will go through a new series he is currently creating for his YouTube channel This Guy Edits with 100K+ subscribers. It's about eight creativity hacks that can help you take your project to the next level:
1) Constraints
2) Shapeshifting
3) Theft
4) Changing The Rules Of The Game
5) Alternate Craftsmanship
6) Aleatoricism
7) Immersion
8) Unusual Mental States
Sven will show a rough cut of the most current episode and discuss the pitfalls and joys of creating original content for social media.

About This Guy Edits
THIS GUY EDITS is a YouTube channel (120K+ subscribers) by film editor Sven Pape, an ACE award nominee, whose credits include work for directors James Cameron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and James Franco.

The channel started during the editing of Sven’s latest film for Sundance alumnus Mark Webber: Flesh & Blood (SxSW premiere and theatrical release in November). Viewers could watch Sven cut scenes as he shows the editing timeline and records a play-by-play-commentary of the editing process.
Since then the channel also features video essays on all things related to creative storytelling, character development and emotional audience engagement.

8:20PM - 8:30PM - Announcements
This is your time, assuming we have time. New to LA? Say Hello. Got a movie you want people to see? Tell us about it. Looking for a job? Tell us. Offering a job? Tell us.

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 migh
t change your life. Edit5 Consoles will be in lobby showing off Editing tables and chairs. Get to the Gallery early for this one. Snack bar wil be open for sodas, water, wine, chips and beer.

8:55PM - 9:20PM - Getting Creative with LUTs in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve- Jason Bowdach
In this presentation, Jason will give a brief introduction into the expansive world of LUTs (or Look-Up Tables) as used in film post production. We’ll take a quick look at what they are, common misconceptions, how they are typically used, and most importantly, how we can use them as flexible creative tools inside Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Lastly, there will be a quick Q&A to answer any questions you may have about LUTS.

About Jason Bowdach
Jason Bowdach, C.S.I. is a professional colorist, finishing artist, and post production engineer based in Los Angeles, CA. Jason’s color & finishing work spans the gamut from commercial projects for clients such as Adobe and Google to independent short and feature films. He runs Cinetic Studios, a post production boutique specializing in independent film finishing and post consultation. He is the lead post production engineer for the broadcast network The Africa Channel, a Blackmagic Design certified trainer, and a full member of the Colorist Society International.

9:20PM - 9:30PM - “Call for Fire” A tragic Shakespearian comedy for the modern war. - Sean Kinney (Show and Tell)
The genesis of Call For Fire came out of a desire to create a piece of art centered around helping veterans and wounded warriors. Targeting the real life military missions of the veterans we soon realized the obvious connections to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

About Sean Kinney
Sean Kinney is an international award-winning oddity; as a Physical Comic he has wracked up awards for Directing, Writing, Acting, Cinematography, Editing, Producing & even for music. He has worked for the legendary Roger Corman to learn the production side of film, but never stopped performing his comedy routines, Improv and working in stunts.
More on Sean can be found HERE.

10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
Editing Chair - Edit5 Consoles
EasyTracker - Crumplepop
2x Copies of Transcriptive and Powersearch - Digital Anarchy
$150 in Pond5 Credits - Pond5
$100 in Pond5 Credits - - Pond5
1x Pro Maintenance Tools - Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Media Tools - Digital Rebellion
2x CinePlay for Mac - Digital Rebellion
3x Kollaborate 1-year subscription - Digital Rebellion

Highly coveted This Guy Edits MUG - This Guy Edits.
4TB Mercury Elite Pro Dual - OWC 
$100 credit from or - Philip Hodgetts
1 Year Subscription to Boris Continuum Complete 10 -
Boris FX
1TB EV G Tech Rugged Drive - IVB Media Services
1 Year Subscription to Mocha Pro - Imagineer Systems
1 year subscription to Sapphire 10 - Boris FX
4x 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
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 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.

lacpug meetings are presented in association with the
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, a facility of the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs

Digital Projection provided by Adobe,
DigitalFilm Tree, OWC, DVCreators and lacpug Members

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