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"Back to FCS NIght"

September 22, 2010

This month lafcpug will meet up twice for twice the fun. Join us at the Gallery Theater on Wednesday September, 22 for "Back to FCS Night" Larry Jordan will once and for all show us some of the best tips for compressing for the web. Patrick Sheffield will show us how to Cheat in Motion. Shane Ross will take us "offline to online," the same FCP workflow he did for the emmy nominated JFK special "JFK: THE LOST TAPES." Also Dan Donley who travelled around the world with a Canon 5D will remind us that sure, its shoots great video, but it takes damn nice stills too.

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.
Admission is $5.00 at the door.

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCS Gurus Shane Ross, Jon Chappell and Shannon Hartman 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
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. Be brief.

7:30PM - 8:00PM - FCP Offline to Online - Shane Ross
The JFK special, JFK: THE LOST TAPES, is currently up for an EMMY for news and documentary for best achievement in editing.
Shane Ross did the online and will show the offline to online process used for this.

8:05PM - 8:30PM - How to Cheat in Motion - Patrick Sheffield
Patrick Sheffield of Sheffield Softworks, author of several must have plug-ins for Final Cut and Motion will take us inside his new book, "How to Cheat in Motion" and show us how to cheat. Patrick will also be selling his book in the lobby for the very reduced rate of only $20.00

8:35PM - 9:00PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCS Gurus. This is your chance to ask questions. No questions? ProMax will be in the lobby showing off their editing and storage solutions. 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 - 9:30PM - Compressing your video for the web - Larry Jordan
Now, more than ever, you ability to attract and keep clients depends upon how well you compress your projects for the web. In this presentation, Final Cut Guru
Larry Jordan explains key concepts, diagnoses common problems and shows you how to improve the quality of the video you compress for the web. All in 30 minutes!

9:30PM - 9:55PM - Shooting with the Canon 5D - Dan Donley
Dan Donley will talk about shooting with the Canon 5D. Dan is a DP/Operator who spent 104 days on the road this year shooting with this particular DSLR and will review what he’s learned about this game changing camera. Dan literally flew around the world four times in 2010 and will explain what he took and why these particular tools were chosen to shoot both video and stills in 15 different countries.
Dan Donley is an award winning DP/Director who has been working in Southern California for over 20 years, shooting a wide range of productions including commercials, broadcast TV, features and corporate videos. Check out his website at

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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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