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Next lacpug Meet is February 22, 2017
beginning at 6:45PM
- till we drop at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.

Eventbrite - Color Me Night

Color Me

Join us Wednesday, February 22 where it will be "Color Me" Night. Join us as we welcome from Light Iron Post here in Hollywood, Christian Ellis. Christian is the Senior Episodic (DI) Producer at Light Iron.

Plus a demo of Color Finale by Caitlyn Cutler.

Plus Working with Color and Adobe Premiere Pro with Karl Soule. It's a rainbow of colors night.

Plus Stump the Gurus and World Famous Raffle. Grab a seat now.

Eventbrite - Color Me Night

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 Patrick Southern, Misha Tenenbaum, Karl Soule and Adam Bedford 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 - 8:00PM - Color Finale - Caitlyn Cutler
Color Finale is a color grading plugin for Final Cut Pro X that introduces industry standard grading tools like 3 Way Color Wheels, RGB Curves, 3D LUTs (Look Up Tables) and MORE all within your Final Cut timeline.
Caitlyn Cutler will be showing everyone how she color corrects her travel and music footage that she is putting together for her reel and will also show the difference between Color Finale Pro and the standard version of Color Finale. She will also show a few tips and tricks that she's learned over the last year.

About Caitlyn Cutler
Currently living in Los Angeles, I've been a freelance videographer for the last five years. I graduated with Bachelor's in Photography at Utah Valley University. I've worked mostly traveling with a band, The National Parks while also doing travel videos for companies including Marriott Hotels and Alaskan Air. I have been featured on,, and my work has been published in Photographer's Forum. I also won the Audience Choice Award at the Iron Horse Literary Review Film Festival. You can find more about Caitlyn on her web site.

8:00PM - 8:30PM - Working with Color and Adobe Premiere Pro - Karl Lee Soule
Join Karl Soule as he goes in-depth in the features of the Lumetri Color Panel within Premiere. Karl will cover:

* Introduction to the Lumetri panel.
* Using secondaries.
* setting up a Tangent Element hard surface control in Premiere.
* use of adjustment layers to manage color on a scene level
* use of Master Clip Effects
* masking/tracking in Premiere
* Use of LUTs and Libraries.
* exporting color as Premiere presets or generic LUTs for use in other tools.
*Using LUTs in Media Encoder for dailies and proxies.

About Karl Lee Soule
Karl Soule recently returned from 5 years living and working in Asia, growing the awareness and adoption of Adobe Premiere Pro in broadcasting and film. He’s now living and working in Culver City, covering the greater LA region to help adoption of Adobe Creative Cloud tools in the film industry.

8:30- 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. Edit5 Consoles will be in lobby Get to the Gallery early for this one.

9:00PM - 9:40PM - Digital Intermediate, and the Death of It - Christian Ellis
Digital intermediate workflows are becoming a thing of the past, and yet the acronym “DI” persists to describe a process that has nothing intermediate about it.  Advances in image acquisition and post production technologies have opened a wide range of finishing possibilities for both DIYers and high end post facilities.  The modern post finishing process leverages new workflows to get as much camera original footage as possible in the colorist’s hands, while efficiently finishing more projects than ever before.  Learn how to emulate these processes to scale your work, whether it’s through a post house or on your own.

About Christian Ellis
Senior Episodic Producer
Light Iron

Christian Ellis began his career at Laser Pacific, working his way from the vault to managing television and large-scale theatrical installations. His thirteen years there saw the transition to HD, the adoption of 24p, the rise of Final Cut Pro, and many other changes in post – fostering an appreciation for constant evolution in workflow.

Moving to Mad Old Nut Productions, Christian kick-started a post production business specializing in Avid Rental and television finishing.

At Sony Colorworks, he oversaw 4K finishing and IMF deliverables for a variety of projects.

Christian joined Light Iron in 2016 to lead its newly created Episodic Department, overseeing the finish of network shows like Baskets, Better Things and The Walking Dead, as well as OTT-distributed shows such as Goliath, Transparent, and Glow.

In his spare time, Christian enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, and fly fishing.

10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual, 4.0TB - OWC
Editing Chair -
Edit5 Consoles
2x EasyTracker - Crumplepop
Copy of Color Finale Pro - Color Finale
1 Year Subscription to Boris Continuum Complete 10 -
Boris FX
1TB EV G Tech Rugged Drive - IVB Media Services
1 Year Subscription to Mocha Pro -
Imagineer Systems
Kollaberate - Digital Rebillion
1 year subscription to Sapphire 10 - Boris FX
1 DigiSuite V3 - 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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