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September 28, 2016

"CineXinsert, GoPro & Jordan and Hollyn Night"

Summer is over and its back to learning. Join us as we welcome the magical CineXinsert, Cinedeck’s stand-alone, file-to-file insert edit application.

Also GoPro Entertainment will be presenting. They will talk about how you can get paid for your best GoPro content through two of GoPro’s latest programs: GoPro Awards and Content Licensing! GoPro will also include an informational session about GoPro’s freelance editor community for those who are interested in editing a variety of GoPro content and want to continue to improve their skill set.

Plus Larry Jordan and Norman Hollyn return after a long long time with tips, tricks and technqiues focused on documentaries.

Keep watching this page for updates.

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 Adam Bedford,
Misha Tennenbaum and Michael Kammes 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 - Announcements
This is your time, assuming we have time. New to LA? Say Hello. Got a movie you want people to see? Tell us about it. Looking for a job? Tell us. Offering a job? Tell us.

7:30PM - 7:55PM - CineXinsert - Joe DeOliveira
CineXinsert, will present why insert edit matters in your post workflow. Special guest and notable Post Producer, Joe DeOliveira, will discuss how he thinks the ability to overwrite changes to files can benefit the post deliverables process.

About Joe DeOliveira
Joe DeOliveira has been working in post production for 25 years. He designs workflows and supervises post production primarily for single-camera television. His experience is extensive and includes producing and directing second unit, visual effects, stock footage, title, live action, voiceover, and puppetry. He's also comfortable behind the edit desk with deep knowledge of AVID, Final Cut 7, Resolve or Premiere and After Effects.

Passionate about improving post production workflows and a champion of file-based workflows, his shows in recent years feature the use of in-house color corrected dailies and online. Notable credits include: “Hit the Floor”, “Jane By Design”, "Lie to Me", "Dirt", "Strong Medicine", “Hindsight”, “Stitchers”, and currently he’s the post producer on “Beyond”.

7:55 - 8:30PM - GoPro - Devon Vandervort, JP Harrison, Claire Podgorski
GoPro Entertainment will host speakers who will "give an overview of our mission and a deep dive on 3 key initiatives that are most relevant to content creators and freelance editors. Get excited to learn more about GoPro Awards, GoPro Content Licensing and opportunities with a freelance editor community."

About Devon Vandervort
Devon Vandervort, Sr. Program Manager for Content Acquisitions at GoPro. Devon will provide an overview of GoPro Awards and the many benefits of participating in the GoPro Entertainment Community.

About JP Harrison -
Jon-Paul Harrison, Senior Manager of Content Licensing at GoPro. JP handles the day-to-day curation and artist communication for GoPro's next generation content licensing business.

About Claire Podgorski
Claire Podgorski is on GoPro’s Creator Marketplace team and manages marketing, communications and the benefits program for freelance editors.

8:25- 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 solved, but to meet people that just migh
t change your life. There will be FREE food and Drink tonight courtesy of GoPro and they will be in the lobby. Also lacpug sponsor CineXinsert will be in lobby showing off the stand-alone, file-to-file insert edit application for installation on your Mac. It's amazing!.Get to the Gallery early for this one.

9:00PM - 9:45PM - Tips and Techniques on Making your Next Documentary Better. -Larry Jordan and Norman Hollyn
Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan, the "2 Reel Guys," return to LACPUG with tips, tricks and technqiues focused on documentaries. Norman is a film editor and the former chair of the editing department at the USC Film School, Larry is world-reknowned as a trainer, writer and teacher. Together, well, if you haven’t seen them perform, it will be amazing. Stories, techniques and bad jokes all woven into a fast-paced commentary that can help you make your next projects better. Plus, there will be plenty of time for questions during the session.

About Larry Jordan
I travel the world helping editors get work, improve their skills and keep clients happy. I’m a producer, director, editor, consultant and trainer and I’ve been doing this work for more than 40 years. I’ve worked at local TV stations, network television in the US, and created more corporate videos and audio podcasts than I can count.

I’m based in Los Angeles and am a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. As you’ll discover on this website, I’ve written thousands of technical articles – and eight books – on all facets of production and post-production. I also write and publish ‘Larry Jordan’s Free Weekly Adobe and Final Cut Newsletter’ – now in its eleventh year – which provides essential news and tutorials on a wide variety of audio and video editing software.

About Norman Hollyn
Norman Hollyn has been described as a “media expert,” a reference to his experience in both the old and new media worlds. He is a long-time film, television and music editor (Heathers, The Cotton Club, and Oliver Stone’s Wild Palms) who is an Associate Professor and former Head of the Editing Track in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. He has also worked extensively in entertainment and media Internet development for large entertainment companies and schools. He is a member of AMPAS (the Motion Picture Academy), American Cinema Editors, the Motion Picture Editors Guild, METal (a group of entertainment entrepreneurs) and the Editors Advisory Group (a select group of top editors who advise major non-linear editing companies on strategy and content).

He is a frequently published author, having published nearly 100 articles in many magazines and peer-reviewed journals, and has written the standard editing room textbook, The Film Editing Room Handbook (the fourth edition has just been published). His recent book – The Lean Forward Moment, a book about shaping stories across all filmmaking crafts – came out from Peachpit Press/Pearson in 2009 and has been adopted in schools and companies across the world. In the New Media realm, he is the co-writer, co-host and co-producer of 2 REEL GUYS, a series of video podcasts about telling stories, and appears on video and audio podcasts such as The Digital Production Buzz and Macbreak Studio, as well as running webinars for a number of companies. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and conventions. He blogs regularly at his web site, Hollyn-wood

9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
2x Hero4 Sessions - GoPro
2x Jaws Mounts - GoPro
Editing Chair - Edit5 Consoles
240GB Envoy Pro Mini SSD- OWC
Full License of Boris Continuum Complete 10 - Boris FX
1TB EV G Tech Rugged Drive - IVB Media Services
Full License of Mocha Pro -
Imagineer Systems
Copy of CineXinsert - Cinedeck
AKiTiO Thunder Dock - Advantage Video Sysytems
$50.00 voucher for -
$100.00 Music Voucher -
1 DigiSuite V3 + Video Wall for AE - Digieffects
2x 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, 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

Digital Projection provided by Adobe,
DigitalFilm Tree, OWC, DVCreators and lacpug Members

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