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Sex, Horror and FCP X.

September 24, 2014

Join us Wednesday, September 24, 2014 for another not to be missed lacpug Meet.

It will be Back To School Night, so let's learn something and get inspired.

We welcome the editorial team of Masters of Sex, one of the finest dramas on television today. Two time Emmy nominated editor Fabienne Bouville will be joined by editor Blake Maniquis as well as assistant editors Rebekah Parmer, Gennady Fridman and John Caldwell to talk about, well - How Masters of Sex Does it.

We welcome assistant editor Mike Matzdorff who has worked with FCP X at the Studio level. Mike will show us real-world, battle-tested editorial workflows for picture, sound, vfx, changes and final delivery.

Editor Monica Daniel returns to lacpug to show before and after timelines to demonstrate the creative workflows she used in a feature documentary she edited about the "Scream films." Let's call it "Still Screaming: Cutting a Horror Documentary"

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

Agenda (Subject to Change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
 Adam Bedford, Michael Kammes, Monica Daniel and Steve Kanter 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.

7:20PM - 7:50PM - Still Screaming: Cutting a Horror Documentary - Monica Daniel.
Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective is a feature documentary about the Scream films that was released by Miramax/Lionsgate on the Blu-Ray release of the Scream Trilogy Boxed Set. With the use of timelines and clips, I will go over creative workflows for the documentary and techniques used to enhance the visual aesthetic of the coverage. I will show before and after timelines to demonstrate how the story evolved through the editing process and talk about collaborating with the director.

About Monica Daniel
Monica is an Editor and Colorist based in Los Angeles. She has worked for several networks including SyFy, Starz, BBC America, E!, G4 and A&E Bio, to name a few. In addition to Television, she has also worked on independent features that have been released by Miramax, Lionsgate and Anchor Bay Entertainment. She is also currently working on Scripted Projects for That Studio. She enjoys sharing her knowledge by giving presentations about her work, as well as writing a blog about editing;
. You can follow her on twitter at @monica_edits. And just for fun, Monica produces, edits and Co-Hosts an industry podcast called Going Postal Show where she interviews some of the top editors in the industry. Monica's tool of choice is Avid Media Composer, but she will edit with whatever the job requires.

7:55PM - 8:30PM - FCP X at the Studio Level - Michael Matzdorff
Real-world, battle-tested editorial workflows for picture, sound, vfx, changes and final delivery. Attendees, please tweet your questions to @fcpxfeatures with the hashtag #lacpug

About Mike Matzdorff
Mike is a writer, director, editor, assistant editor and has composed the score for one indie film and a stage play. He has spent over 20 years in editing rooms of feature films and Emmy winning television shows, including, Fight Club, Analyze This, Last Comic Standing and Monk. He recently finished, as first assistant editor, the first major film edited on Apple's Final Cut X software and is writing a book on the experience loaded with real world tips, tricks, and proven workflow techniques.

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break - Brand new lacpug sponsor HDDISK will be showing their storage solutions. 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 and Hot Dogs by Chef Jeff will be upstairs. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM- 9:50PM - How Masters of Sex Does It - Fabienne Bouville, Blake Maniquis, Rebekah Parmer, Gennady Friedman and John Caldwell
Masters of Sex is perhaps one of the finest dramas on television today and editors Fabienne Bouville and Blake Maniquis will be joined by assistant editors Rebekah Parmer, Gennady Fridman and John Caldwell to talk about, well - How Masters of Sex Does it. There will be plenty of time for questions.

About Fabienne Bouville
Fabienne grew up in France, but has spent most of her adult years in the U.S. She started her career in photojournalism, which led her to making and editing documentaries, which led to narratives, and film school at NYU. Soon after graduating, she moved to LA in 2002 where she rebooted her career as an editor, starting in reality tv and then narrative. The past 2 years she has enjoyed splitting her time between editing Masters of Sex and American Horror Story.

About Blake Maniquis
Blake Maniquis has edited both TV (Masters of Sex, Helix) and features (Backmask, Area 51) after working with many influential editors in pressured cutting rooms.  He studied literature at Berkeley and started as an apprentice on film, splicing together the cuts that Anne V. Coates made on the moviola for the film In The Line of Fire. Working in television with the gifted writers of Masters of Sex feels like a return to literature, but I am keenly interested in keeping my foot in the door of the feature world, where the editor supervises the process all the way through to the end.

About John Caldwell
John Caldwell is an Assistant Editor and Animation Editor.  He has done Assistant work for television (Masters of Sex) and features (Area 51, Growth).  He worked as a previs editor for 3 years on various films including Hercules: The Thracian Wars, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Iron Man 3 and Total Recall..He went to school at Video Symphony in Burbank and started his career working for eight months as an unpaid production assistant. He loves assisting and one day hopes to be a television editor. 

About Rebekah Parmer
Rebekah Parmer is a California native who has been working as an Assistant Editor/ Editor for the past few years. She enjoys all genres of filmmaking, but finds a special bond with psychological thrillers and horror films. Rebekah is looking forward to a long career in post production and hopes to only retire when she can no longer see the Avid.

About Gena Fridman
Gena Fridman has been working as an assistant editor/editor for the past few years.  Although his path was not a traditional one. He worked in finance for many years before deciding to get into post production. He truly enjoys all aspects of post production and works in both Television and Commercials. He is currently assistant editing on Masters of Sex.

9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
Edit Chair - Edit 5 Consoles
Complete Drag & Drop Series I or II, (winner's choice) - Digital Juice
Copy of Boris Continuum Complete- BorisFX
Copy of Indie Essentials - That Studio
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
3x copies of a "free scene" from EditStock
Up to $500 worth of Artbeats stock footage - Artbeats
1x Kollaborate 1 year subscription - Digital Rebellion
2x Pro Versioner - Digital Rebellion
2x CinePlay for Mac - Digital Rebellion
2 copies of Finisher  - Crumplepop
full license of Integration FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance

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.

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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