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April 27, 2011

Join us as we welcome Producer/Director/Editor Michael Friedman who will give us a roadmap on "Shooting and pitching a reality project." Michael Kammes will pontificate on the creative aspects of post sound. Plus Larry Jordan will re-cap FCPX which was just shown at the SuperMeet in Las Vegas. We will show what you saw, talk about what you might of missed, take questions and generally try to put the whole thing into perspective. Plus we will have another round of Stump The Gurus, Show and Tells and of course, World Famous Raffle.

Registration will be required. Just click the below button and follow directions.

NOTE: lafcpug generally meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Meetings are open to public and ALL beginning through advanced FCS users and Digital Story Tellers are welcome
First come best seat. A $5.00 donation will be requested at the door

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCS Gurus Andrew Balis, Misha Tenenbaum and
Michael Kammes as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS. 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 - 7:30PM - Announcements (if time available)
This is a chance to get up and ask for a job, offer job opportunities, announce your film or service, or tell a bad joke.

7:30PM - 7:55PM - Storytelling with Audio in Post Production, plus Tip & Tricks for better Audio" - Michael Kammes .
Michael Kammes MPSE explores a scene breakdown and how audio can be used to to not only complement the video edit, but also have a voice of it's own. Michael also shares some basic tips and tricks for improving your post audio - within your video editor OR audio editor.

8:00PM - 8:25PM - "Shooting and pitching a reality project." - Michael Friedman
Are you the next Mark Burnett? Have you found the new Rachael Ray? Clearly, you want to create and pitch a reality show. So, what's next?  Do you go straight to the network? Do you need an agent?  What about production companies?  Most importantly, what kind of deal will you get? Will you get the credit you're due?  And, what kind of money are we talking about  (really...) ?

About Michael Friedman:
Michael Friedman is an Emmy Award winning producer and editor who has worked in reality TV for 10years on shows like The Amazing Race, Project Runway and The Hills. He has spent the past year creating and pitching a show of his own, and he wants to share everything he's learned along the way, with you. This is a step by step walk through from the day you sign the talent to the day your pitching in the network offices. You will get all of the info you need to get your project in front of the right people, and avoid costly mistakes.   

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCS Gurus. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Then talk to each other. STARDOM Storage Solutions will be in the lobby showing of their toys. 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 - 9:45PM - All we know about Final Cut Pro X - Larry Jordan
Apple stunned the entire Final Cut community with their sneak peak of Final Cut Pro X at the NAB SuperMeet two weeks ago. Probably no one has been more visible in helping us understand what this all means than Larry Jordan. So, I asked him to spend a few minutes with us sharing what he can about the new version of the software. He tells me he is still under NDA, so there are many things he can't talk about. But to the extent that he can, I think you'll find the conversation worthwhile.
Plus we will allow time for "feedback to Apple."

9:45PM - 9:55PM - "What does Freedom mean to you?" - Show and Tell - Jeffrey Stallman
Jeffrey Stallman, a recent graduate from Boston University, and a member of 18% Productions, has been living in Los Angeles for the past six months. He has been working primarily in Reality TV as a Logger/Transcriber, but hopes to soon get an Assistant Editing job to begin racking up hours for the Union. Since most of Jeffrey's paid work does not consist of editing, he stays fresh by using YouTube to perfect his craft. He uses YouTube as an unlimited library of clips, gathering footage to edit historical and impactful videos about specific time periods. Some examples include, Japan in a Nutshell and Holocaust Photography. The one that Jeffrey will present tonight is about the recent protests and violence that has been escalating in the Middle East and attempts to pose the question, "What does Freedom mean to you?"

9:55PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
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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.

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.


digital projection made possible through the generous sponsorship of
Apple Computer and the Pixel Corps

with additional support from Adobe Systems, AJA, ProMax Systems,
BIAS, Inc. DigitalFilm Tree, and Gefen Inc.

lafcpug 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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