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Next lacpug Meet is September 30, 2015 beginning at 6:45PM
- till we drop at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.
Join us Wednesday Sept 30, (note date change due to Amsterdam SuperMeet) We will welcome back Al Mooney from Adobe who will show off the latest Premiere Pro CC. Plus Wes Plate and the return of Automatic Duck. Plus, learn how to find and use the most unique third-party content while being cost-efficient and protecting yourself from liabilities, such as copyright, likeness, privacy and union issues. Steve Kozak, who has supervised all of the clearance, and procured footage for the monologue and comedy segments for the Tonight Show and now Jimmy Kimmel Live will present. This is MUST KNOW stuff.
Agenda (subject to change)
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus Michael Kammes, Al Mooney, Philip Hodgetts and TBD 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.
7:15PM - 7:25PM - Announcements
If we have time, this is your time. Get up and tell us something about yourself. Ask for a job, offer a job. Whatever you want. Keep it brief.
7:30PM -7:55PM - How to Find and Use Great Third Party Content -Steve Kozak and Barry Dagestino
Learn how to find and use the most unique third-party content while being cost-efficient and protecting yourself from liabilities, such as copyright, likeness, privacy and union issues. Steve Kozak, who has supervised all of the clearance, and procured footage for the monologue and comedy segments for the Tonight Show and now Jimmy Kimmel Live will present. This is MUST KNOW stuff.
About Steve Kozak
L.A. Native Steve Kozak has been a top clip producer in the industry for over 20 years. He had a 10-year run at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", where he supervised all of the clearance, and procured footage for the monologue and comedy segments. He also co-created the show's highly-popular "Dealing with the Public" segment, for which he was personally honored by the National Emergency Number Association for "Educating the American Public through Humor". After Leno's retirement last year, he stayed on with Jimmy Fallon's re-branded "Tonight Show" as a consultant through April, when he was asked to join up with the competitor, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", where he is currently Director of Research and Clearances. He also researches and licenses content for the "Donny and Marie" live touring show, and is the founder of AMCUP, the Association of Media Content Users & Providers, which brings content creators and producers together.
About Barry Dagestino
Barry Dagestino has been in the content licensing business for over 20 years. He holds the rare distinction with tremendous experience on both the “licensor” and “licensee” sides of the business. He started as a Librarian at Film Bank, one of the largest independent stock footage companies in the country, and within a few years was promoted to Regional Manager of Sales and Operations. Barry stayed through Film Bank’s many incarnations Sekani, and eventually Corbis Motion and then became West Coast representative for Corbis Rights Clearance. In 2005, Barry was recruited by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios for Director of Clip & Still Licensing. After six years of studio licensing with MGM, Barry started with the boutique footage start-up, GreenScreen Animals. Soon after that launch, he moved back to the Rights Clearance side of the business working on many independent projects including those for Google, Miramax Films, Super Bowl events and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Barry recently completed 3 seasons of “Ancient Aliens” and is now Clearance Manager on “Botched” for Evolution Media. With his multi-faceted background in stock footage, studio content, and talent and music clearance, Barry is a content renaissance man.
8:00PM - 8:30PM - The New Automatic Duck- Wes Plate
Wes Plate from Automatic Duck will be showing Ximport AE, a new translation plug-in for After Effects that imports FCPX XML, bridging the divide between Final Cut Pro X and Adobe After Effects. Ximport AE brings Automatic Duck's years of expertise in timeline translation to FCPX users looking to work together with After Effects. Wes will also be showing Media Copy 4.0, an update to Automatic Duck's media copying utility that has been updated to support FCPX in addition to FCP7 and Avid.
About Wes Plate
I worked in Seattle as an offline editor at Pinnacle as well as freelance in the late 90s and early 2000s.In 2001 I co-founded Automatic Duck, a software company that became well-known for making timeline translation plug-ins for Avid, FCP and AE users. In 2011 we sold the technology to Adobe and I worked there for two years. I am independent again and cutting with select clients on commercials, main title sequences and other short form projects.
8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
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 - 9:45PM - Adobe Creative Cloud: Creativity a lot more colorful - Al Mooney
The creative processs just got a lot more colorful with re-invented color workflows for every step of your creative process. Adobe Premiere Pro has come to be known for its unparalleled innovation addressing the needs of editors through every step of the editing process - from color, to audio, to unparalleled integration with other Adobe tools like After Effects and Photoshop, as well as all new mobile apps like Adobe Premiere Clip and Adobe Hue CC. Al Mooney will demonstrate how, through Creative Cloud, new innovations will continue to make Premiere Pro CC the market leading NLE.
About Al Mooney
Al Mooney has extensive technical, sales and marketing experience in the media industry. As product manager for Adobe Premiere Pro software, Mooney is responsible for defining, delivering, and supporting the overall feature set and functionality. Earlier, Mooney was the UK senior business development manager for video and broadcast at Adobe, providing technical workflow consultation for top broadcast accounts in the U.K. In that role, he oversaw the redevelopment of Adobe’s video VAR channel, a network of expert resellers and service providers for the Media and Entertainment industry.
Mooney joined Adobe in 2009, after spending two years at Apple as the U.K. Pro Video business development manager. There he was responsible for the communication and go-to-market strategy of video solutions for the U.K. market, working with resellers and customers.
Before Apple, Mooney was European sales specialist at Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology. In this role, Mooney was responsible for the communication of high-end solutions into multiple territories, and managed technical communication between European specialists and engineers in the U.S. He also held earlier positions at Digidesign, including post-production product specialist, EMEA product specialist and marketing representative.
9:50PM - World Famous Raffle
One Year Adobe Creative Cloud Membership - Adobe
AKiTiO Thunder Dock - Advantage Video Sysytems
Full License of Mocha Plus - Imagineer
3x AutoBalance - Crumplepop
FREE webinar of your choice - Larry Jordan
1 Boris Continuum Complete Unit- BorisFX
Copy of Ultra HD Bundle - That Studio
1 DigiSuite V3 + Video Wall for AE - Digieffects
2x copies of a "free scene" with feedback from EditStock
full license of Integration FX" CHV Plug-ins
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
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.