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Next lacpug Meet is Wednesday, July 24, 2019
beginning at 6:45PM -
till we drop at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.

Avid, Reduct and Motion

Join us Wednesday, July 24 for another spectacular and informative and explosive lacpug Meet.

We welcome Michael Krulik from Avid who will show off the brand new reimagined Media Composer 2019.

Also, Asheesh Laroia from Reduct. Video. Reduct. Video claims "the pain of video editing is a thing of the past. Our text-based video editor empowers anyone who can write a text document to become a video creator." We shall see.

Also very happy to have Larry Jordan back at lacpug after much too long a time. Larry will show us Cool things you can do with Motion. It's not just for FCPX

Plus Stump the Gurus and World Famous Raffle.

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 Larry Jordan, Michael Kammes, Jason Bowdach and Steve Kanter 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.

7:15PM - 7:20PM - Avid Project Composer - Automation tools for Avid Media Composer - Steve Kanter
Editor/Trainer Steve Kanter will show some automated tools for Avid Media composer that does things like: 
• Restore a bin from the attic with one click
• Create a pre-defined project bin and folder structure and add it to any project with the click of a button
• Turn the finder into an active file size monitor to check progress of files being written

7:20PM - 7:50PM - Collaborating on rough cuts using Reduct.Video and Premiere/Final Cut Pro - Asheesh Laroia and Kyle Wesson
Reduct is a web-based tool for text-based video editing. We’ll show how editors can create and share rough cuts with other filmmakers via Reduct and how you can directly import those rough cuts into Premiere and FCPX. We’ll also share how Reduct’s artificially intelligent text search helps editors quickly find the best nuggets within hours of unscripted footage.

About Asheesh 
Asheesh Laroia is a systems engineer at Reduct.Video, helping people edit video through the ease of text. He sings in a choir, listens to the On The Media podcast, and has worked as a security engineer or software engineer at Eventbrite, Sandstorm, Stripe, Creative Commons, and other fine establishments. 

7:55 - 8:25PM - Motion isn't just for Final Cut Pro. - Larry Jordan
In fact, if After Effects intimidates you, but you still want to create killer motion graphics, tonight, Larry Jordan shows tricks you can do with
Motion that don’t require any design skills. Plus, he’ll show how to use Motion projects in Avid, Premiere and Final Cut. Learn once - use everywhere!

About Larry Jordan
Larry Jordan is a producer, director, editor, author, and Apple Certified Trainer in Digital Media with more than 45 year’s experience with national broadcast and corporate credits. Based in Los Angeles, he’s a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America, as well as recognized as one of the Top Corporate Producers in America. He’s written nine books on Apple and Adobe media software, plus thousands of technical articles, and created hundreds of hours of on-line training. Visit his website at:

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 sol Avid Media Engine, aved, 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 New Reimagined Media Composer 2019. - Michael Krulik
With Media Composer 2019., an editor can go from first cut to delivery without ever leaving the application. MC2019 has a brand new interface, a next generation Avid Media Engine, new finishing and delivery workflows, customizable toolset and MORE. Principal Solutions Specialist at Avid, Michael Krulik will show it to us.

About Michael Krulik
Michael started working with and presenting non-linear technology with the first PC editing system: the EMC2 from Editing Machines Corporation, after getting his start in the early days of Computer Graphics. As Non-linear technology evolved, he used, demonstrated and trained on Media 100, Panasonic’s PostBox, Softimage DS and, of course, Avid Media/Film Composer.
For over 25 years, Michael has worked with the Film, Television and Broadcast industry and has devoted most of his career to working with manufacturers of cutting edge technology. He works with the American Cinema Editors and moderated several panels with top TV and Film editors at ACE's EditFestLA as well as presenting technologies at NAB, IBC, SuperMeet, SMPTE, DCS, LACPUG and other trade shows and industry events.
Over the years, he has had the opportunity to use his editing skills on PSAs and more independent type features such as Ernest Borgnine: On the Bus, I Created Lancelot Link and Strip Notes, a film by Daryl Hannah as she researched nightclubs for one of her film roles.
And he not only works with editors, but he has even played one on TV. He played the editor of the late Sydney Pollack in the episode of Entourage, “No Cannes Do”.

9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
Edit Chair - Edit5 Consoles
Copy of Trapcode Suite - Red Giant
Copy of Avid Media Composer - Avid
2x OWC USB-C Travel Docks
2x Pro Maintenance Tools - Digital Rebellion
5x Cineplay - Digital Rebellion
2x Kollaberate - Digital Rebellion
2x Pro Pro Media Tools - Digital Rebellion
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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