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June 24 2015
An Evening with Blackmagic Design
Happy 15th Birthday lacpug
Join us Wednesday, June 24 for another not to be missed lacpug Meet and another chance to network and meet people smarter than you.
We are excited to welcome Blackmagic Design. Paul Saccone will demo the brand new not yet shipping DaVinci Resolve 12. This ain't your fathers Resolve and you need to see it!
Plus Benjamin L. Brown who shot, edited, produced and did the sound design on the movie, Harbinger Down, will talk about the film with an emphasis on using the Blackmagic Cinema and Pocket Cinema Cameras.
Plus Tina Eckman will show off and remind us of all the announcements BMD made at NAB.
Not enough? Well how about Michelle Boone showing off Imagine Product’s latest application HD-VU2 which is a native file viewer that instantly views over 20 camera formats without transcoding. HD-VU2 is powerful enough to view 4K files including ARRI RAW, CinemaDNG and all the RED formats, not to mention GoPro, Panasonic, Sony and countless others!
Plus Stump The Gurus and World Famous Raffle
Agenda (subject to change)
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus Monica Daniel, Michael Kammes, Adam Bedford and Alex Gollner 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.
7:25PM -7:45PM - Imagine Product’s HD-VU2 - Michelle Boone
HD-VU2 which is a native file viewer that instantly views over 20 camera formats without transcoding. HD-VU2 is powerful enough to view 4K files including ARRI RAW, CinemaDNG and all the RED formats, not to mention GoPro, Panasonic, Sony and countless others! A LUT file can also be imported and applied to one or a group of files for temporary color correction. HD-VU2 will also sync external audio files! HD-VU2 is an indispensible quality assurance tool for DITs and all filmmakers.
About Michelle Boone
Michelle Boone is the marketing coordinator for Imagine Products and has been with the company for almost two years. She has worked to further develop the Imagine Products brand and acquire prestigious accolades for ShotPut Pro and PreRoll Post. Michelle graduated from the IU Kelley School of Business with a degree in Marketing.
7:50PM - 8:00PM - "Everything Blackmagic Design 2015" - Tina Eckman
Join Tina Eckman of Blackmagic Design to learn more about Blackmagic’s 2015 NAB news, including DaVinci Resolve 12, a major upgrade with more than 80 new features for professional editing and color grading, Fusion 8, which will be available on Mac OS X and Linux, along with Blackmagic’s exciting new cameras, including URSA Mini, the new 4.6K digital film sensor for URSA and URSA Mini, Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, Blackmagic Video Assist and more! A copy of DaVinci Resolve will be raffled off and there will be a demo table for attendees to get hands on with the products!
About Tina Eckman
Tina Eckman is a Senior Key Accounts Manager at Blackmagic Design. With a background in visual arts and DI production, Tina is passionate about helping customers identify technology to help them realize their creative vision. She began working in the industry 18 years ago at the American Film Institute, managing vendor relations, designing catalogs and collaborating on events for the Advanced Technology Program. From there she went on to work for several technology manufacturers, working with customers to identify workflow solutions, including Ultimatte, Adobe, Avid, Harmonic and finally Blackmagic Design.
8:00PM - 8:30PM - DaVinci Resolve 12 - Paul Saccone
Paul Saccone will highlight Blackmagic Design’s recently announced DaVinci Resolve 12, including its new features and functionalities. With more than 80 new features for professional editing and color grading, Paul will provide a demo of Resolve 12’s multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plug-ins, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and much more.
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 Blackmagic Design, Paul developed, built and managed world-class internal production studios for the Marketing & Communications group at Apple and served as the Product Manager for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Studio from versions 3 to 7.
8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Then talk to each other. 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 lacpug Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.
9:00PM - 9:30PM - "The Making of Harbinger Down" - Benjamin L. Brown
“Harbinger Down” is a practical creature effects film including miniatures, and a “love letter to the monster films of the 80’s.” While options abound for digital cinema cameras, Benjamin chose the 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera for principal photography, and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Pocket Cinema Camera and URSA were also used on this project. Benjamin will be discussing why he chose the cameras and how he shot this project. Workflow, challenges and results will be discussed and viewed.
About Benjamin L. Brown
Benjamin L. Brown became a Cinematographer through the circuitous route of music. With his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music, he started in the film industry as a mixer and composer. Always wanting to learn more, Benjamin started shooting and editing video projects and developed the ability to see how picture and sound can be used together to create stories. His abilities as a one-stop shop give him the ability to truly immerse the viewer inside the world of motion pictures.
With his sights set on becoming a filmmaker rather than merely a technician, Benjamin began shooting, editing and producing industrials and short films. He developed a philosophy of total self-reliance that proves you don’t need a bloated budget in order to make a highly visual film. Harbinger Down is Benjamin’s first feature as both Director of Photography and Editor, and his no-nonsense, high-impact style is on full display.
9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
Copy of DaVinci Resolve - Blackmagic Design
Edit 5 Consoles Chair Edit 5 -
10x FREE song credits - Total Soundtrack
2x Koji Advance - Crumplepop
Full License of Mocha Plus - Imagineer
FREE webinar of your choice - Larry Jordan
5x CinePlay for Mac - Digital Rebellion -
1x Pro Media Tools - Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Maintenance Tools - Digital Rebellion
1 Boris Continuum Complete Unit- BorisFX
2 $100 Certificates Stock or Video Footage - Pond5
Copy of Indie Essentials - That Studio
1 DigiSuite V3 + Video Wall for AE - Digieffects
2x copies of a "free scene" with feedback from EditStock
full license of Integration FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
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, 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.