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Next lacpug Meet is Wednesday, June 26, 2019
beginning at 6:45PM -
till we drop at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.

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June 26, 2019

Happy 19th Birthday Lacpug

Join us as we celebrate our 19th Birthday.

Very excited to welcome the team behind the 2019 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary,(short Subject) "Period. End of Sentence." This Doc is one of the rare instances where a film indeed changes the world. Director Rayka Zehtabchi, Cinematographer/Editor Sam Davis and Executive Producer Douglas Blush are scheduled to join us to show and tell all about this remarkable story.

Also Philip Hodgetts returns to show us a brand new Builder from Lumberjack Systems.

Also editor Sven Pape aka This Guy Edits returns to talk about the Global Post Process he used with his director, Udo Flohr on the movie "Effigy – Poison and the City." (to be released in 2019). The movie was shot in Germany while Sven stayed in Los Angeles. Both of them will be at the table.

Registration goes live on Tuesday, June 11.

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 Steve Kanter Adam Bedford and Bill Davis 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.

7:25PM - 7:50PM - Lumberjack Builder 2.0 - Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts will demonstrate Lumberjack Builder, a unique text driven NLE for Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X. Builder picks up where transcription services finish. He will show how Builder works with text ranges from transcripts to create a story that you read as text or play as video! There are comprehensive (but optional) logging tools for adding Keywords to Text Ranges.

In Builder you order transcripts in the app, or bring your own transcripts, and use the transcripts to drive the video and audio edit. Builder has fully featured Logging tools, including the world’s only Keyword Manager, and text correction tools in the Logging Window.
In the Story Building view, Builder has comprehensive filtering so you can find the perfect sound bite quickly and easily. Selects go into a Storyline script. You can read the script, edit the text and play the video as the story develops. Export preliminary sequences for finishing in Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X.

Builder is part of Lumberjack System and is included in the $9.99 a month subscription along with the web app, iOS logging app, noteLogger, backLogger and Lumberyard apps.
Builder 2.0 supports both Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC.

About Philip Hodgetts
PHILIP HODGETTS is an expert in content metadata, particularly how it is applied to derive production metadata in post workflows for organization and pre-editing, with a prior history in knowledge system development.
He is the President and CEO of two companies: Lumberjack System, an innovator in acquiring and using content metadata, and Intelligent Assistance Software, Inc, a technology developer specializing in metadata-enabled, XML-integrated workflows.
He is the author of several books and has been a keynote speaker at many conferences. He is a thought leader in the application of Artificial Intelligence to production workflows.

7:55 - 8:25PM - Online Collaboration in a Global World - Sven Pape and Udo Flohr
Focus of the presentation will be the online collaboration as independent film post production is moving international. The movie was shot in Germany while Sven stayed in Los Angeles.
"The latest feature I just finished cutting was shot and produced in Germany. Most of the communication is happening through Whatsapp and an online collaboration platform called Frame.IO.
The director and I met face to face for only a few days, when he flew over to lock picture with me.
Final grading for the film is happening right now in the Netherlands, the sound and visual effects are done in Germany, and the music is recorded in the Czech Republic. And we are all collaborating online through Whatsapp (#notsponsored)."

About Sven Pape
Sven is an A.C.E. Award nominated editor who cut for James Cameron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and James Franco. Born and raised in Germany, Sven spent several years in South Africa, before studying Film in Berlin Germany and later at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. After film school, he became a member of the 2001 James Cameron Expedition to the Titanic and ended up editing Cameron's 3D-Imax documentary "Ghosts of the Abyss". He also cut the James Franco directed film "Good Time Max" that premiered at Tribeca Fest, the Sundance film "The End of Love" directed by Mark Webber and on season 2 of Joseph Godorn-Levitt's Emmy winning TV show "HitRECord on TV". Most recently Sven cut the upcoming documentary "Alt-Right: Age of Rage" to premiere at SXSW this March and is currently in post with the German feature “Effigy - Poison and the City". Sven runs a YouTube Channel (235,000 subscribers) where he posts regular videos about creative editing and storytelling. He also launched his first premium online editing course “” with hundreds of students enrolled. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Burbank, Ca.

About Udo Flohr
Udo Flohr holds an M.A. in Linguistics and Psychology and studied directing at filmArche Berlin, Medienakademie Wetzlar, Adrienne Weiss' School NYC, Baltimore Film Factory. "Effigy" is his first feature. As a science and technology journalist, he previously worked for TV and radio, and wrote for Der Spiegel, Byte magazine, then 15 years at MIT Technology Review.

About "Effigie - Das Gift und die Stadt"
1828 in the Hanseatic port city of Bremen: Senator Droste would like his town to be first in Germany to adopt a railroad line, but temporarily has to serve as president of the Criminal Court. Called upon to investigate a case of rat poison found on food, he believes in routine coincidence. But as a beautiful and mysterious woman asks for his help and protection, Droste and new assistant Cato discover an abundance of fatalities in the Pelzerstrasse neighborhood. – Based on a true story.

8:30- 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 migh
t change your life. Edit5 Consoles will be in lobby showing off Editing tables and chairs.

9:00PM -9:50PM - The Making of "Period. End of Sentence" - Rayka Zehtabchi, Sam Davis, Doug Blush
All of us wish to make a positive difference in the world and these people did just that. In rural India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence. The story of the making of this Documentary might be as remakable as the film. This film is from director Rayka Zehtabchi and producer Melissa Berton and won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject. Watch it on Netflix

About Rayka Zehtabchi,
Rayka Zehtabchi is an Oscar winning Iranian-American director based in Los Angeles. Her directorial debut, Madaran, is an Iranian language short that won Jury awards at top film festivals and qualified for the 89th Academy Awards in 2016.
Rayka’s Oscar winning short documentary, Period. End of Sentence. can be seen on Netflix worldwide, and is about a group of village women in Northern India who start a sanitary pad-making business in an effort to improve feminine hygiene and de-stigmatize menstruation. Along with the film’s release, Rayka helped co-found the non-profit “The Pad Project” to fight the stigma of menstruation and improve feminine hygiene worldwide.
Future projects include a short documentary on the Special Olympics, a narrative feature film based on her family’s experience immigrating from Iran to the United States in the 1990s, as well as a feature documentary further expanding on the topic of menstruation worldwide.
Rayka’s passion is telling human stories that bring awareness and action to little-known social causes. In both documentary and narrative, she brings a naturalistic approach to her storytelling, striving for honesty and intimacy on screen.

About Sam Davis
Sam Davis moved from small-town Michigan to Los Angeles and attended USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Sam has a background in cinematography, shooting commercials, music videos, documentaries, and feature films. On projects such as Madaran and Period. End of Sentence., Sam's contributions have gone beyond cinematography. He produced, shot, edited and sound-designed these films. 
Sam's holistic approach to filmmaking has made him a versatile and mature storyteller. He is currently directing two short films––Shnoof, a mockumentary portrait of two empty nesters who've created and mastered their own language, and Days Gone By, a documentary time capsule celebrating the amateur short films his dad made while growing up in Michigan in the '60s. 

About Doug Blush
Doug Blush is an award-winning director, producer, editor, writer and cinematographer whose work includes over 130 feature and television projects, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as well as the American Cinema Editors (ACE).
His recent credits include, as consulting editor and co-producer, the 2019 Academy Award winning PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE, the 2018 Academy Award winning ICARUS, and, as supervising editor, the 2013 Oscar-winning 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, for which he also received the ACE Eddie Award for Best Documentary Editing. He was Co-Editor and Associate Producer of Kirby Dick’s THE HUNTING GROUND in 2014, and the Oscar nominated and Emmy winning THE INVISIBLE WAR in 2012. Other major recent films include MR. SOUL! (IDA Award Winner, 2018), JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY (Emmy winner, 2017), THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS (Best Editing Emmy nominee, 2018) CHASING CORAL (Emmy Winner, 2018), THE MARS GENERATION (also as EP), ON HER SHOULDERS, DARK MONEY and KING IN THE WILDERNESS, and earlier editorial and producing work including the popular documentaries WORDPLAY, FREAKONOMICS, OUTRAGE, THESE AMAZING SHADOWS, RICH HILL and SUPERHEROES.
Doug is the producer, cinematographer and supervising editor of THE S WORD, a new award-winning film on suicide survivors turned activists directed by his wife Lisa Klein, now playing across the US and Canada. His earlier film OF TWO MINDS, co-directed with Lisa, is an intimate look at three remarkable people living with bipolar disorder, and is winner of both the 2013 EIC Prism and SAHMSA Voice Awards for excellence in films on mental health issues. The film was a popular documentary on Netflix and at national film festivals.
Doug co-owns MadPix Films, a production and post production company in Los Angeles dedicated to documentary and independent films. He is also a longtime film educator with classes and seminars at USC, UCLA, Syracuse University and the YoungArts Foundation in Miami, as well as exchanges and panels in Indonesia, Brazil, New Zealand, Armenia, Malaysia, Nigeria, China, the Netherlands and more.

9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
FREE 3 day pass to After Effects World - FMC
Edit Chair - Edit5 Consoles
1x seat of DaVinci Resolve Studio - Blackmagic Design
1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe - Red Giant
OWC Envoy Pro EX USB-C, 500GB
4x of PixelTools Vol 1 - PixelTools
2x Better Black and White - Crumplepop
$100 credit from Intelligent or - Philip Hodgetts
1 Year Subscription to Boris Continuum Complete -
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


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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 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.

lacpug meetings are presented in association with the
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, a facility of the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs

Digital Projection provided by Adobe,
DigitalFilm Tree, OWC, DVCreators and lacpug Members

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