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March 27, 2013
Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
We are excited to welcome two time Oscar nominee Jay Cassidy, (An Inconvenient Truth, Into the Wild, Silver Linings Playbook) AND Oscar Nominee Crispin Struthers, (subject to availability) (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter, I am Number Four) to lacpug. Jay and Crispin, will talk about their collaberation on the film, Silver Linings Playbook. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Also we welcome Monica Daniel will show us how she used subtle and not so subtle effects to tell the story of the "opens" that were used on recent Red Carpet Award Shows for E!.
Plus, filmmaker Richard Gale will answer the question "Can You Make Money On You Tube?" Richard will screen his viral short film The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon With over 21 million views, did he make any money?
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 Michael Kammas, Monica Daniel, Steve Kanter Adam Bedford 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 - Announcements
lafcpug sponsor AJA will give us the latest. Also 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. I also want to update everyone on the new projector and discuss ways to raise money to buy it.
7:25PM - 8:00PM - Can You Make Money on YouTube? - Richard Gale
Can You Make Money on YouTube? YouTube has served as an effective launchpad for some music careers (Justin Bieber) and some comedians, but can it work for filmmakers? Award winning filmmaker Richard Gale will discuss his experiences of taking his popular short film The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon from the festival circuit to YouTube, where it went viral (over 22 Million views) and opened up a world of new opportunities. Learn about the types of shorts that work best on YouTube, the secrets of some of the most successful producers, and how to capitalize on YouTube popularity to enhance your career as a filmmaker. Gale will also screen and discuss the making of Horribly Slow Murderer, a 10-minute epic comedy short which took 23 days of shooting!
About Richard Gale
Three-time L.A. Area Emmy winner Richard Gale has been producing, writing, directing and editing documentaries, feature films, and shorts for over 20 years. He directed and co-wrote the feature films The Proposal starring Jennifer Esposito (Crash) and Stephen Lang (Avatar), released by Miramax, and Pressure starring Kerr Smith (Final Destination). With a desire for greater creative control over his work, Gale started a production company to produce his own films. The first was the horror short CRITICIZED, which won 19 film festival awards. Next was the horror comedy short The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon, which Gale wrote, directed, shot, and edited. The film won 16 film festival awards, and went on to become a viral hit on YouTube with more than 22 Million views and an international cult following. Gale is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Official website: www.richard-gale.com
YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/RichardGaleFilms
8:00PM - 8:25PM - The Storytelling of a Red Carpet Awards Show Open. - Monica Daniel
Monica Daniel will show us how she used subtle and not so subtle effects to tell the story of the "opens" that were used on recent Red Carpet Award Shows for E!. All effects were cut in Avid Media Composer.
About Monica Daniel
I have been a gymnast, a band geek, a flag twirler, a dancer and a choreographer, and it is in the entertainment industry that I have found my true passion in post-production. My technical savvy and need for creative expression have lead me to editing, where I have honed my visual storytelling skills in many styles. I have worked in television and independent features as an editor and colorist. Currently I am a lead editor for some of NBC/Universal’s cable networks and I have worked on documentary features that have been released worldwide by Miramax and Starz.
8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCP, Avid and Premiere Gurus. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Then talk to each other. Also in the lobby will be Platinum Sponsor AJA. Also Technicolor will be in the lobby showing Color Assist. Its awesome! 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 lafcpug. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.
9:00PM - 10:00PM - The Collaberative Editing of "Silver Linings Playbook" - Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
We welcome two time Oscar nominee Jay Cassidy, (An Inconvenient Truth, Into the Wild, Silver Linings Playbook) AND Oscar Nominee Crispin Struthers, (subject to availability) (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter, I am Number Four) to lacpug. Jay and Crispin, will talk about their collaberation on the film, Silver Linings Playbook. There will be plenty of time for questions.
About Jay Cassidy
JayCassidy A.C.E. began his career as a film editor in the 1970s working on documentaries and political advertisements and has edited more than 30 films.
His most recent credit is SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK which was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing. The film also won the People's Choice Award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival as well as being nominated for four Golden Globes and five Spirit Awards. The American Film Institute chose the film as the AFI Movie of the Year.
He has collaborated with Sean Penn on all the films Penn has directed, most notably "INTO THE WILD" (2007) for which Cassidy was nominated for an Academy Award for Film Editing. Other credits include "An Inconvenient Truth (2006), which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2007, "BROTHERS" (2009), "CONVICTION" (2010) and "WAITING FOR SUPERMAN" (2010). Cassidy is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and American Cinema Editors.
About Crispin Struthers
Silver Linings Playbook marks Crispin’s second collaboration with David O. Russell. He first teamed with David as an assistant editor on THE FIGHTER
Crispin was born in San Francisco and grew up in Scotland. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh with honors in physics. He has work on such films as ROCKNROLLA, EAGLE EYE and I AM NUMBER FOUR.
Crispin is currently working editing UNTITLED WOLF ADVENTURE for Walt Disney Pictures, a feature directed by Dave Green and produced by Andrew Panay.
10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
2 copies PAUL IRMITER SERIES DACAR - Crumplepop
Technicolor Color Assist with LOOKS - Technicolor
2x $100.00 coupons - Tangent FX
1 full license of Repair FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Free Stock Footage HD Clips up to $500.00 value - Artbeats
$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
Copy of VeeScope Live - VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyguide - Neotron
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate
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
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.
Note on 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.
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.