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May 25, 2016

Blackmagic Design Night.

Join us as we welcome back Paul Saccone who will show us everything you need to know about DaVinci Resolve 12.5. And there is a LOT to show.

Plus, an intro to Fusion 8 with Fusion Guru Rony Soussan.

Plus we welcome Noam Kroll who will show off the Ursa Mini 4.6, (yes it is shipping). Noam will take you through the camera as well as show footage.

Speaking of footage, BMD will rent a decent projector for this meet. Yippee!

Plus Stump the Gurus, World Famous Raffle and NETWORKING!

Agenda (subject to change and availability)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus Adam Bedford,
Steve Kanter, Philip Hodgetts and TBA 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 - 8:20PM - DaVinci Resolve 12.5 - Paul Saccone
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system! DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is a massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features that give editors and colorists dozens of new editing and trimming tools, incredible new media management and organization functions, new retiming effects, enhanced keyframe controls, on-screen text editing, new ResolveFX plug-ins and much more! Whew!

About Paul Saccone
Paul Saccone is a Senior Director of Marketing at Blackmagic Design. With more than 15 years experience in technology for professional film, television and commercial video production, Paul is a production and post-production workflow specialist, including large scale data-center and infrastructure technology for high-performance multi-user studios. Prior to joining Blackmagic Design, Paul worked at Apple as the Product Manager on Final Cut Pro from versions 2-7.

8:25- 8:55PM - 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. Blackmagic Design will have a table in the lobby and will be able to answer all of your questions about all of their products. There are snacks and drinks for sale. All proceeds go to the Gallery Theatre.

8:55PM - 9:15PM - Introduction to Fusion 8 - Rony Soussan
The world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics solution!.
Fusion is the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators. With over 25 years of development, Fusion has been used on over 1000 major Hollywood blockbuster feature films!

About Rony Soussan
Rony Soussan is a Fusion Product Specialist at Blackmagic Design. As a Visual Effects supervisor with 20 years of production experience, he has a talent for establishing and implementing efficient pipelines, particularly the delivery process. For the past 20+ years, he has utilized Fusion in a wide range of projects from long-term films to interactive client commercial sessions.

9:20PM - 9:50PM - Ursa Mini 4.6 - Noam Kroll
The URSA Mini is a lightweight miniaturized URSA featuring an incredible 4.6K Super 35 image sensor with a massive 15 stops of dynamic range! The super compact and lightweight design is perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting.

About Noam Kroll
Noam Kroll is an award winning filmmaker based out of Los Angeles, and the founder of Creative Rebellion - a boutique commercial production company. His work can be seen regularly at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across North America and Europe. As part of an effort to give back to the creative community, Noam launched a blog - - in the fall of 2012 which has since grown to become a burgeoning resource for independent filmmakers, producers, cinematographers, and editors alike.

9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
Full License of DaVinci Resolve - Blackmagic Design
Full License of Fusion 8 - Blackmagic Design

Editing Chair - Edit5 Consoles
1TB EV G Tech Rugged Drive - IVB Media Services
Full License of Boris Continuum Complete 10 - Boris FX
Full License of Mocha Pro - Imagineer Systems
Four Copies of Echo Remover - Crumplepop
5x CinePlay for Mac - Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Media Tools - Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Maintenance Tools - Digital Rebellion
AKiTiO Thunder Dock -
Advantage Video Sysytems
$50.00 voucher for -

$100.00 Music Voucher -
1 DigiSuite V3 + Video Wall for AE - Digieffects
2x 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
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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