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Join us on Wednesday, March 27 for the next lacpug Meet.
We will welcome Michael Kammes who will ask and answers the questions, "Is Post Production Ready for the Cloud? Can we create media in the cloud and still use the software tools we use every day?"
Also we welcome Industry workflow expert and founder of Light Iron Post in Hollywood, Michael Cioni back to lacpug. Michael will take us on a unique step-by-step process and demonstrate powerful tricks to improve your edit through the newest sound techniques in FCPX 10.4.5. Call it "FCPX: The Most Advanced Digital Audio Workstation You Didn't Know You Had."
Also we are very excited to have for the first time, audio guru Mark Edward Lewis of Cinema Sound. Mark will be talking "Audio for Editors."
Plus Stump the Gurus and World Famous Raffle.
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, Bill Davis, Michael Cioni and Michael Kammes 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 - Audio for Editors - Mark Edward Lewis
Join Mark Edward Lewis of CinemaSound as he shares audio tips that editors need to know. He’ll share techniques for both the Essential Sound Panel in Adobe Premiere Pro and for working directly within Adobe Audition. Specifically Mark will cover:
• What can be done without leaving Premiere Pro
• Opening a sequence in Audition and all your changes come in non-destructively, instead of relying on Open Media Framework OMF or Advanced Authoring Format AAF
• How to work with video streams via Dynamic Link without rendering
• Using Remix to save you time and money
• Exporting directly with Adobe Media Encoder
About Mark Edward Lewis
After nearly 30 years of writing and producing musical scores, re-recording mixing, developing sound design, editing, writing and directing, Mark Edward Lewis has a unique perspective on how to create high production value for independent productions.
Always strongly adhering to the axiom, “Post production begins in Pre-Production,” Mark has righted many adrift productions with his organization, creativity, ingenuity, and cross-discipline experience.
Mark has worked professionally in nearly every area of both production and post production including event development most recently as a post production supervisor on the Avenger’s S.T.A.T.I.O.N. with Frank Serafine. In 2016, he was the main presenter for the “Sound Advice” tour in North America and Australia where he taught over 1,200 filmmakers about improving their production value with better soundMark is also a published writer on the subject of live audio mixing with his book “Audio Mixer’s Secret Handbook: Live Audio Alchemy,” his next books in the series, “Cinema Audio Alchemy” and “Film Music Audio Alchemy” are due by the end of 2017. Mark currently martials his deep knowledge of post production and works in Los Angeles as both a filmmaker and producer of episodic series. He is currently directing and producing the sci-fi series “Blade of Honor” and the supernatural Western “Silver City.”
7:55- 8:30PM - Is Post Production Ready for the Cloud? - Michael Kammes
One true constant in filmmaking has been the reliance on the equipment sitting next to (or on!) your desk. But is this over a century-old method of creating media still required? Can we create media in the cloud and still use the software tools we use every day? What, if any compromises need to be made? But more so: what advantages does media creation in the cloud bring? Michael will discuss the no-nonsense reality of de-centralized content creation, and the pros and cons of creating with your favorite tools in the cloud - wherever you may be. PLUS: a demo of BeBop, the one technology that will make your jump into the cloud a great one.
About Michael Kammes.
Michael Kammes is a Creative Technologist, and is the Director of Business Development for BeBop Technology. He works on the technical, consulting, and evangelism side of post-production, and has been a keynote speaker at conventions, technology retreats and symposiums. He consults on the latest in technology and best practices in the digital media creation and communications space. Michael has been involved in the design and build of thousands of post-production systems and workflows in addition to facility integrations. He's also a creative at heart and has worked extensively in the post audio realm, serving as a dialogue, SFX, and ADR editor, as well as a Re-Recording Mixer. His popular “5 THINGS” podcast is a “must watch” among industry insiders across the globe.
Plus, he just really, really, digs Post.
8:30PM- 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. Get to the Gallery early for this show. Snack bar will be be open for $1.00 water, God awful bad wine and decent beer. And maybe FREE cookies
8:55PM - 9:55PM - FCPX: The Most Advanced Digital Audio Workstation You Didn't Know You Had - Michael Cioni
One of the most important ingredients in becoming a more effective creative professional is to expand your knowledge base throughout more regions of your work. The crucial relationship between picture and sound is one of the best ways creatives can explore new tools and even invent new ways to fuse them. Thanks to revolutionary advancements, the ability to interweave sound, color, and picture has never before been so integrated as it is in Final Cut Pro 10.4.5. Industry workflow expert, Michael Cioni will take us on a unique step-by-step process and demonstrate powerful tricks to improve your edit through the newest sound techniques in FCPX.
About Michael Cioni
Michael Cioni's passion for digital cinema has helped shaped the constantly evolving media ecosystem over the past 15 years. An artist, entrepreneur, and musician, Michael was also the founder of the post production leader Light Iron Post , which became part of Panavision family of companies in 2015. As Senior Vice President of Innovation at Panavision, Michael has led the development of the Millennium DXL camera and its 8K workflow ecosystem. Michael is known for his innovative products, his passion for education, and compelling presentations.
10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
Edit Chair - Edit5 Consoles
Apple stuff - water bottle and note pad.
USB-C Travel Dock - OWC
2x of PixelTools Vol 1 - PixelTools
2x AudioDenoise- Crumplepop
$100 credit from Intelligent Assistance.com or LumberjackSystem.com - Philip Hodgetts
1 Year Subscription to Boris Continuum Complete - Boris FX
1TB EV LaCie Rugged Drive - IVB Media Services
1 Year Subscription to Mocha Pro - Boris FX
1 year subscription to Sapphire - Boris FX
1 Year Subscription to Mocha Pro VR - 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.