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March 26. 2014

- An Evening with Editor Richard Marks -

Join us Wednesday, March 26, 2014 for a VERY special lacpug Meet.

We are excited to welcome legendary film editor Richard Marks to lacpug for the entire evening.

Marks has been nominated for many awards including four times for the Academy Award (Apocalypse Now,(with Walter Murch, Gerald B. Greenburg and Lisa Fruchtman) Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, As Good as It Gets), four times for ACE Eddie Awards, (Apocalypse Now, Broadcast News, As Good as It Gets, Julie & Julia) three times for the BAFTA Award, (The Godfather: Part II, Apocalypse Now, Dick Tracy).

Marks has been elected to membership in the American Cinema Editors, and in 2013 he received their Career Achievement Award.

This is a very rare opporutnity to get up close and personal with one of cinemas greatest editors. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Registration goes live on Wednesday, March 5 at 9AM.

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, Adam Bedford 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 Richard Marks - Richard Marks
We will talk to Richard 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 Richard Marks
A four-time nominee for the Best Film Editing Oscar, Richard Marks came of age with the "new" Hollywood of the late 1960s, but, like his frequent collaborator in the 70s, Francis Ford Coppola, has gone on to prove himself a master of the classical language. As Coppola was ingeniously reasserting the classical form with "The Godfather", Marks was cutting his teeth with his first editing job, "Parades" (both 1972). Two years later, they teamed up (with collaboration from Peter Zinner and Barry Malkin) to produce one of the most smoothly edited films of any period, The Godfather: Part II, which not only functioned in the classical mode, but managed to cut between two time periods in an impressively modern fashion. Marks continued his association with Coppola and earned his first Oscar nomination for his stunning work on Apocalypse Now, (1979).

In the 80s, James L Brooks superseded Coppola as Marks' most frequent collaborator. The editor garnered Oscar nominations for his first two assignments for Brooks, the Academy Award-winning Best Picture Terms of Endearment (1983) and Broadcast News, (1987) and As Good as It Gets. (1997) Marks consolidated his position as a front rank editor with an associate producer credit on Penny Marshall's directorial debut, "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986)--an acknowledged sign of his importance to the project--and reteamed with Marshall to edit her wildly popular "A League of Their Own" (1992). He went on to earn an associate producer tag on Brooks' "I'll Do Anything" (1994) and then co-produced As Good as It Gets (1997), in addition to editing both projects.

Marks was Barry Malkin's assistant editor on The Rain People (1969), which was a directed by Francis Ford Coppola early in his career. He then assisted Dede Allen on Alice's Restaurant (1969) and on Little Big Man (1970); he co-edited Serpico (1973) with Allen. Dede Allen is among the most prominent film editors of her generation, and she is noted for developing the careers of several younger editors; Roger Crittenden has written that "Perhaps the outstanding graduate of the Dede Allen Academy is Richard Marks."

Other notable films Marks has edited are: Bang the Drum Slowly, Pennies From Heaven, Say Anything... Spanglish and You've Got Mail.

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 - 9:45PM - Q and A with Richard Marks - Richard Marks
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.

10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Copy of Boris Continuum Complete- BorisFX
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
Up to $500 worth of Artbeats stock footage - Artbeats
2 copies of CrumplePop ToneGrade
for FCP X  - Crumplepop
full license of Integration FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Digital Classroom Book with DVD - AGI
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
Copy of VeeScope Live -
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Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate
Larry Jordan Mousepads -
Larry Jordan

Coming up April 23, 2014
Adobe Premiere Pro & Prelude - Al Mooney and Michael Lewis
Shooting TimeLapse and Slow Motion - Jim Tierney

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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