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Next lacpug Meet is Wednesday, September 25, 2019
beginning at 6:45PM -
till we drop at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.

Directing, Editing and Learning

Join us Wednesday, September 25 for another lacpug Meet.

Misha Tenenbaum of EditStock returns to show the world premiere sneak peak of EditMentor. What is EditMentor? Stay tuned. It's pretty remarkable.

Also editor Lawrence Jordan ACE will show and tell "Editing a VFX Intensive Netflix Movie." In this case, SEXTUPLETS, where Marlon Wayons plays seven characters.

Also Director, Producer, Writer and Creative Director Trudy Bellinger will join us. Trudy has directed many Music Videos, commercials, TV promos, shorts and much more.

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 Steve Kanter, Michael Kammes, Lawrence Jordan ACE and Jason Bowdach 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.

7:20PM - 7:55PM - Directing with a Budget - Trudy Bellinger
Director, Producer, Writer and Creative Director has directed TV Promos, Commercials and Shorts. We'll talk to her about her career, show some clips and learn her creative process.

About Trudy Bellinger
TRUDY BELLINGER is a Director, Producer, Writer and Creative Director whose unique spark, attention to detail and female outlook makes her a great filmmaker. Always evolving, Bellinger's hands-on artistic and directorial approaches have informed an imaginative body of work, combining evocative imagery and flattering colour palettes with imaginative storytelling and branding.

Her multi media, film and theatre background lead to a natural progression into Music Videos.

The music videos Bellinger directed herself enjoyed nominations and awards from MTV, The Brits and Virgin Media prompting an interest from advertising agencies and brands and she soon became one of the leading beauty/hair and celebrity commercials directors in UK with clients including: Rimmel with Kate Moss, M & S fashion with Twiggy, Sunsilk, Dove, Max Factor, Garnier, Olay, Barclaycard, to name but a few.

Her move to Los Angeles in 2013 resulted in her directing TV promos and winning Promax nominations and awards for shows such as ABC's Scandal with Kerry Washington, The Bachelorette, The Catch, Lifetime's The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe starring Kelli Garner and Susan Sarandon, Project Runway, Next Top Model and The Bachelorette.

Bellinger is featured in the 2018 award winning film "Seeing is Believing: Women Direct" about female directors. Having helped carve the path for female directors since her days as a commissioner when she discovered and championed some of our contemporary leading female directors, she personally continues the struggle to break down gender prejudices through her own work.

Determined to give an equal voice to women in television and features, she has created her own content with female protagonists and is currently in development on two television dramas ("#trending" and "Tease") and in post production on a short narrative film.

Bellinger resides in Los Angeles with her 16 year old son.

7:55PM - 8:30PM - Editing a VFX Intensive Netflix Movie - Lawrence Jodan ACE and Jose Marra
First seen on This Guy Edits You Tube Channel, editor Lawrence Jordan ACE and VFX editor Jose Marra will show us their editing process on the VERY heavy VFX movie starring Marlon Wayons, Sextuplets, a very VFX heavy movie where Marlon Wayons plays seven characters.

About Lawrence Jordan ACE
Lawrence is a veteran feature film and television editor who has worked with many of the top creative talents at the world’s largest entertainment companies, including Warner Bros. Sony, Fox, Disney, HBO and most recently, Netflix. He has supervised creative aspects of the post-production process on over 45 feature films and television shows with budgets ranging from 1 million to upwards of 80 million dollars. He just finished editing his latest feature film, “Sextuplets” starring Marlon Wayans, Bresha Webb & Molly Shannon for Netflix.
With a passion for technology, Lawrence was fortunate to have the opportunity to be one of the earliest adopters of digital, non-linear, editing workflows. Along the way he became an adjunct professor at the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Studies, and created and taught courses on non-linear editing at UCLA. He has also been a consultant and speaker for companies such as Apple, Adobe,and Avid Technology. Jordan has also written articles for periodicals including American Cinematographer, Editors Guild Magazine, DV and MacWorld. Most recently he co-founded, an online education company which is training the next generation of film editors and assistant film editors.

About Jose Marra
Jose Marra is a visual effects editor who has 17 years of experience in feature film editing and visual effects. Over the years he has collaborated with everyone from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, to directors Gore Verbinski, Joe Carnahan, Jon Turteltaub, and the late Tony Scott. With a background in editorial and a love of visual effects, Jose brings a unique perspective to his work, offering creative solutions to common editorial problems with the goal of always enhancing the story. With his technical know-how and his composting abilities, Jose enjoys coming up with ideas, building temporary visual effects that enable the editor and director to try out different options before turning over the sequence to the VFX vendors. He currently owns and operates Eye-Spy VFX, a boutique visual effects house in Los Angeles, California.

8:15- 8:45PM - 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 and there will be cookies. And water.

9:00PM -9:40PM - A World Premiere Sneak Peak at EditMentor - Misha Tenenbaum
EditStock CEO Misha Tenenbaum presents the first public “sneak peek” of EditMentor, his new creative editing training software. We’ll talk about the future of editing education and its evolution from passive tutorials into interactive challenges.

About Misha Tenenbaum
Misha Tenenbaum is the founder and CEO of EditStock, an online platform that provides high-quality raw footage from short films, commercials, and music videos to be used for editing practice and education. As a proud member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), Misha has logged more than 5,000 hours of work on television and film projects such as American Horror Story (FX), Quarry (Cinemax), Wayward Pines (FOX), and the 2013 feature Jobs.

9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
Edit Chair - Edit5 Consoles
Copy of Magic Bullet Suite - Red Giant
Lacie 1 TB rugged drive - IVB Media Services
$50.00 gift certificate - OWC
1x Pro Maintenance Tools - Digital Rebellion

5x Cineplay - Digital Rebellion
2x Kollaberate - Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Pro Media Tools - Digital Rebellion
4x of PixelTools Vol 1 - PixelTools
2x BetterStabilizer - 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


Click here for Google Map


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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