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Sept 25

Join us Wednesday, September 25 for another not to be missed lacpug Meet

We welcome Emmy Award winning editor Ryan Case, Ryan is best known for editing the hit TV show Modern Family. So - we will talk about Editing Comedy. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Plus Philip Hodgetts returns to show off 2 brand new apps from Intelligent Assistance: Producers Best Friend and Change list X.

Plus Jon Chappell of Digital Rebellion returns to show us Kollaberate, the ultimate Cloud Workflow.

Plus Kenn Michael returns to show off the brand new Logic Pro X

Plus another round of 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
Monica Daniel, Adam Bedford. Michael Kammas and Philip Hodgetts 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.

7:20PM - 7:30PM - "Producers Best Friend and Change List X - Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts returns to show off the latest from Intelligent Assistance, "Producer's Best Friend." PBF creates a formatted .xls spreadsheet report (for Numbers, Excel etc.) about the video clips, audio clips, markers, keywords, effects and transitions you've used in Final Cut Pro X (10.0.6 or later). Producer’s Best Friend reports on Clips in an Event, Compound Clip or Project timelines. Avery report from FCP X in a familiar spreadsheet with no copy/paste. Instead of a huge burden, generating clip, stock or music reports is a snap, taking minutes instead of days. It eliminates "Clip Reporting Hell."
If time allows Philip will show Change List X because "Final is never Final".

About Philip Hodgetts
Philip Hodgetts is hard to pin down. He has an unusual blend of technical, creative and business skills that he applies to the worlds of digital production, post production and distribution. A technologist, editor, industry pundit, podcasting veteran and specialist in new distribution, Philip Hodgetts has 30 years experience in production and post; since 1994 all in the digital realm. He is a recognized authority on the changing nature of the digital landscape and has an enviable record of accurately predicting the implication of changing technology over the last decade - See more at:

7:35 - 8:00 - Kollaberate - Jon Chappell
Kollaborate is a cloud workflow platform for video professionals that offers file review and approval, task management and tight integration with Digital Rebellion products. Jon will talk about collaboration in the Cloud as well as unannounced features. If you use Digital Rebellion products then you do not want to miss this. If you don't use Digital Rebellion products then you will after you see this.

About Jon Chappell
Jon Chappell is an editor, post production supervisor and software developer originally from the UK. He is the owner of Digital Rebellion LLC and is a regular contributor to the Final Cut Pro, Avid and Adobe communities. His post production software is used by production companies, studios and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. He has extensive experience in cloud collaboration, having developed the popular Kollaborate cloud workflow platform.

8:05PM - 8:30PM - Logic Pro X - Kenn Michael
Logic Pro X was just released and multi-hyphenate Kenn Michael will introduce some new features including Drummer Track, Kit Designer, Track Stacks and Patches MIDI plugins - including the amazing arpeggiator, Flex Pitch and Flex, the Logic Remote for iPad and explore Logic Pro X workflows for filmmakers working in Final Cut Pro X.

About Kenn Michael
Living at the intersection of art, science & technology, spirituality and human evolution Kenn Michael (previously known as Kenny Blank) is a multi-hyphenate that takes the term multi-hyphenate to the next level. As a writer, director, producer, DP, composer, editor, and sound designer, he can singlehandedly take a production from conception to delivery. In 2000, Kenn directed, edited and conceptualized the technology for the performance, in which 5 plasma screens seamlessly interact with NSYNC and their choreography. Kid Rock was quoted calling it, Technological genius! Kenn Michael also directed and edited all the visual elements and films for the subsequent 2001 NSYNC Pop odyssey World Tour. His work was projected during the show on the largest concert screen in the world. 40 feet by 27 feet! Want to know more about Kenn? Go HERE

8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
Brand new lacpug sponsor HDDISK will be showing their storage solutions. Also the Modbook Pro will be in the lobby. 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 - 9:50PM - Editing Comedy - Ryan Case
Emmy award winning editor Ryan Case is probably best known for editing the hit TV show Modern Family, a show she has edited since 2009. So we thought it a good idea to invite her to lacpug to talk editing comedy. There will be plenty of time for Q and A. In fact this will be YOUR time. Take advantage.

About Ryan Case
Ryan Case is an editor for the ABC sitcom, Modern Family. She won an Emmy for her work editing the pilot of the show, as well as three other nominations. In season four of the show, Ryan successfully made the leap to directing and will direct more episodes in season five. She has also cut the pilots for several network comedies, including the new Andy Samberg comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Don't Trust The Apartment 23, 1600 Penn, and Mitch Hurwitz's Running Wilde

10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Copy of Boris Continuum Complete- BorisFX
ShuttlePro v2 - Contour
Phyx Color - Phyx
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
2x 5 Hours of FREE Automatic Transcription Service - uSubtile
2 copies of CrumplePop SkinTone for FCP X  - Crumplepop
full license of Integration FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Free Stock Footage HD Clips up to $500.00 value - Artbeats

$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
Copy of VeeScope Live -
VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
FCP Keyguide - Neotron

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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