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March 30, 2016

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Larry Jordan, Eileen Meyer Mike Matzdorff and Sam Mestman

Join us Wednesday, March 30 for the next lacpug Meet. NOTE: Due to a schedule conflict with the Gallery theatre this meet is on the FIFTH Wednesday of the month, not our usual fourth.

We welcome back FCPX and Premiere Pro Guru Larry Jordan for what might be his final appearance at lacpug. Larry will tell us EVERYTHING you will ever need to know about Media Management in Premiere Pro CC & Final Cut Pro X.

The 2016 winner of the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is Eileen Meyer. Eileen joins us to talk about what this award is, how to apply and her career path.

Mike Matzdorff & Sam Mestman return to lacpug to demystify Final Cut Pro X Sharing & show how FCP X can save you the cost of an “on-line.”

Plus Stump the Gurus and World Famous Raffle!

Agenda (subject to change and availability)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
Adam Bedford Patrick Southern, Mike Matzdorff and Michael Kammes 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
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.

7:25PM - 8:00PM - Final Cut Pro X Sharing demystified & how FCP X can save you the cost of an “on-line.” - Mike Matzdorff and Sam Mestman
Mike Matzdorff & Sam Mestman will entertain you for 30 minutes and show how to easily and cleanly move edits between users and back – with the bonus of different techniques for high and low pressure days.


Pre-production planning that allows you to conform your show in Final Cut Pro X and skip a costly on-line edit/conform.

About Mike Matzdorff
Mike Matzdorff is a writer, director, editor, assistant editor and has composed the score for one indie film and a stage play. He has spent over 20 years in editing rooms of feature films and Emmy winning television shows, including, Fight Club, Analyze This, Last Comic Standing and Monk. He was the first assistant editor on FOCUS - the first major film edited on Apple’s Final Cut X software and wrote a book on the experience loaded with real world tips, tricks, and proven workflow techniques (check Recently, Mike has been: a keynote speaker at the FCPX Creative Summit, a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois & San Diego Fina Cut User Group, and led a panel at a special event featuring Final Cut Pro X hosted by the American Cinema Editors. He’s currently editing animation for Duncan Studio in Pasadena and helms his production company miguma.

About Sam Mestman
Sam Mestman is the Founder of We Make Movies the world’s first community funded production company. He is also the CEO of Lumaforge, maker of the ShareStation, a shared storage platform optimized for media and entertainment, and is also a workflow architect for FCPWORKS, a professional sales and integration company built around Final Cut Pro X. As a professional editor and colorist, he has worked for Apple, ESPN, Glee, and Break Media (to name a few), and has edited or colored hundreds of shorts, features, web series, and probably every other type of content you can think of. He is also the architect behind some of the largest FCPX integrations in the world, including Focus, the world’s first studio feature edited with Final Cut Pro X.

8:00PM - 8:30PM - The winner of the 2016 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship - Eileen Meyer
Awarded annually, the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship was created in 2010 to honor the memory of gifted editor Karen Schmeer. It is a year-long experience that encourages and champions the talent of an emerging documentary editor. This years winner, Eileen Meyer joins us to talk about this award and her own career path leading up to this win.

About Eileen Meyer
Eileen Meyer is a documentary film editor in Los Angeles, CA. In 2016, she was nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors "Outstanding Achievement in Editing" Award for her latest film, Best of Enemies, which was a 2015 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee and shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2016 for Best Documentary.

She received her BA in Film from Hampshire College in 2004, then began her career in film and television in New York City. She was the Associate Producer and Assistant Editor on numerous projects including Rehearsing a Dream (Oscar Nominated 2007, Best Documentary Short), Locks of Love: The Kindest Cut (HBO), Coming Out Stories (LOGO) and The First 48 (A&E). Since 2008, she has focused her career on editing, including an Emmy Award-winning documentary web series for MTV ($5 Cover Amplified), and a narrative short, The Thing that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

8:30- 9:00PM - Break
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. Plus Heather Williams will be in the lobby showing off all things Atomos. There is snacks and drinks for sale. All proceeds go to the Gallery Theatre.

9:00PM - 9:45PM - EVERYTHING you will ever need to know about Media Management in Premiere Pro CC & Final Cut Pro X. - Larry Jordan
Media management is THE most confusing part of video editing and - even worse - it happens right when you are getting started at the beginning of a new project. So there you are, drowning in media and struggling to get it organized.

This month, legendary presenter and trainer, Larry Jordan, returns to LACPUG to show, illustrate, explain and demo EVERYTHING you will ever need to know about media management in Adobe Premiere Pro CC AND Apple Final Cut Pro X. That's right - two demos for the price of one. Plus, we've allowed extra time for you to go one-on-one with your very own "Stump the Guru."

This is an evening you don't want to miss - seeing Larry in action is an experience you'll never forget.

About Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan is an internationally renowned consultant and Apple-Certified trainer with over 35 years experience as a television producer, director, and editor with national broadcaast and corporate credits. His informative and entertaining teaching style provides video and film editors around the world with unique editing techniques, methods and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills.

Based in Los Angeles, he's a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. In addition to his online training and in-person seminars, Jordan writes and edits the FREE, 'Larry Jordan's Weekly Final Cut Newsletter' - now in its eighth year of publishing, which provides essential news and tutorials on a variety of audio and video editing software. He is the winner of multiple awards for his broadcast work, as well as his online training.

Jordan is also the executive producer and host of the weekly interactive Internet radio show and podcast, Digital Production BuZZ, covering everything you need to know about digital media, production, post-production and distribution now and in your digital future.

Want more information about Larry Jordan? You can find it at

9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
Editing Chair - Edit5 Consoles
1x Ninja Star HD Recorder with 64GB Cfast card - Atomos
Full License of Boris Continuum Complete 10 - Boris FX
Full License of Mocha Pro - Imagineer Systems
Two Copies of Echo Remover - Crumplepop
5x Copies of Final Cut Pro X: Pro Workflow - FCP X Features
AKiTiO Thunder Dock - Advantage Video Sysytems
$50.00 voucher for -

$100.00 Music Voucher -
1 DigiSuite V3 + Video Wall for AE - Digieffects
100x FCP X Keyboard Shortcut Mousepads - Larry Jordan
2x copies of a "free scene" with feedback from EditStock
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate


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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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