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Next lacpug Meet is Wednesday, July 26, 2017
beginning at 6:45PM
- till we drop at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.

What it takes to be an Assistant Editor
+
Action Editing in John Wick: Chapter 2
+ FindrCat Pro

Eventbrite - HOT Summer Night at lacpug

Join us as we welcome editor Lawrence Jordan and assistant editor Richard Sanchez as they debut their online course for people who want to learn what it takes to be an assistant editor on feature films.
"
Unlike anything out there, the online course is a deep drill down into the specifics of what's required to run a feature cutting room from pre prod to final delivery."
This will be the first public demo of this online course called Master The Workflow - Feature Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0

Editor Evan Schiff will deep dive into multiple versions of some of the action scenes from John Wick: Chapter 2, to examine how the selected scenes evolved from the first assembly to the final film.

Also Philip Hodgetts will take us on a tour of FindrCat Pro, the "Simple, Easy & Inexpensive organization for your Final Cut Pro X Media."

Plus, a Show and Tell by Salvador Paniagua

Plus Stump The Gurus and World Famous Raffle.

Eventbrite - HOT Summer Night at lacpug


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, Michael Kammes 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 - 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 - 7:45PM - FindrCat Pro: Media Asset Management so simple, you’ll probably use it - Philip Hodgetts.
Take the keyword ranges from FCP X and inject the metadata into Finder Tags, as well as into the file itself. Use Finder Tags to search across drives to find media in the Finder, then drag back to FCP X where Finder Tags become Keywords again.
Upgrade to FindrCat Pro (in app) and drag your Finder selects to FindrCat Pro and all the metadata from the original Clips is returned to the Event.
Your valuable metadata travels with the file. If the file is there, the metadata is there. Simple asset management and security in one package.


About Philip Hodgetts
PHILIP HODGETTS is an expert in content metadata, particularly how it is applied in post workflows for organization and pre-editing. He is the President and CEO of two companies: Lumberjack System - an innovator in acquiring and using content metadata - and Intelligent Assistance, Inc - a technology developer specializing in metadata-enabled, XML-integrated workflows with a history in knowledge system development. He is the author of several books and has been a keynote speaker at many conferences, including for the TV Academy. He is a thought leader in the application of AI to production.
@philiphodgetts @lumberjacksys
https://www.facebook.com/philip.hodgetts
philiphodgetts.com



7:45PM - 8:20PM - Master The Workflow - Feature Assistant Editor Immersion 1.0 - Lawrence Jordan and Richard Sanchez
The debut of the online course for people who want to learn what it takes to be an assistant editor on feature films. "Unlike anything out there, the online course is a deep drill down into the specifics of what's required to run a feature cutting room from pre prod to final delivery. This will be the first public demo of this online course.

About Lawrence Jordan ACE
Lawrence Jordan, ACE - Co-Creator
Lawrence is a veteran feature film and television editor who has worked with many of the top creatives at the world’s largest entertainment companies, including Time Warner, Sony, Fox, MGM, HBO, Netflix and Disney. 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 recently completed his latest feature film, "Naked" starring Marlon Wayans and Regina Hall 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.

Jordan also created 2-pop.com
, an Internet community dedicated to providing information about Apple’s revolutionary new post-production software, Final Cut Pro. 2-pop quickly became the premier web destination for the rapidly growing digital video marketplace and was a catalyst for FCP user group communities worldwide. It was later acquired by Creative Planet. 

About Richard Sanchez
Richard discovered editing on a whim while studying theatre at UC Irvine.  Combining his love for storytelling and technology made post production a clear path that he’s been pursuing ever since.

Starting out shooting and editing videos for GoTV, one of the earliest providers of mobile video, he worked his way into television starting in unscripted.  Unscripted proved a valuable training grounds to work on his assistant editing skills before transitioning into scripted television and features.

From UFO Hunters to The Good Place to Naked, Richard has seen many different shows with may different workflows and is excited to share his experience with you.  There’s always something new to learn and processes to refine, but this course stands as a solid foundation to prepare yourself for working in features.


8:20- 8:50PM - 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. Get to the Gallery early for this one. Snack bar wil be open for sodas, water, wine, chips and beer. I hope.

8:50PM - 9:40PM - "Action Editing in John Wick: Chapter 2" - Evan Schiff
In this demo, I'll deep dive into multiple versions of some of the action scenes from John Wick: Chapter 2, to examine how the selected scenes evolved from the first assembly to the final film. In addition, we'll look at the coverage that was available, and talk about how actor training, cinematography, editing, and directing all contribute to making the action in John Wick 1 & 2 so memorable. 


About Evan Schiff
From action franchises like John Wick 2 and years of collaboration with Bad Robot, to indie films like Southside With You and Everly, Evan Schiff is an editor with a diverse range of experience. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Evan moved to LA to attend film school at the University of Southern California. Between classes he worked part-time at Stan Winston Studio, eventually becoming their in-house editor. After USC and thanks to two study abroad semesters in Madrid, Evan quickly landed a dream job as an assistant editor on Pan’s Labyrinth, and then a year later on Hellboy 2. Soon after he was hired as the associate editor on Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and continued editing for Bad Robot on a regular basis. In addition to his feature editing credits, Evan has cut videos for charity, commercials, and teasers, and worked extensively with Edgar Wright during development and pre-production of his latest film, Baby Driver. He is currently cutting Proud Mary for Sony/Screen Gems.

9:40PM - 9:50PM - "Los Curanderos"- (Show and Tell) - Salvador Paniagua
The Garcia family is happy to keep their powers in remission and a secret, they're just your average middle class family. But when there son Jay, who is home for the summer before law school, uses those powers to impress Madison, their powers are awakened in all of them.

About Salvador Paniagua
Salvador Paniagua is currently working for the United Farm Worker Foundation where he travels across the Southwest documenting immigrant and farmworker narratives with video and photography. He’s working to secure the rights to adapt the book Conquering Goliath into a feature film, the story of 31-year-old Cesar Chavez and his first attempt at organizing farmworkers in Oxnard, California. 

Salvador Paniagua's films have appeared in the Sacramento International Latino Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Reel Rasquache Film Festival, and the Cine Sol Festival among others.

Paniagua was a finalist for the ABC/Disney Studios Feature Writing Fellowship Program. Paniagua participated in Film Independent's Project:Involve Writer/Director fellowship and NALIP's Writers Lab in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Paniagua received a grant from the Mercury Latino Lens Challenge to shoot a short film where he cast Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez in his first-ever acting role.



10:00PM - World Famous Raffle
Editing Chair - Edit5 Consoles
2x AudioDenoise - Crumplepop
2x Seats for Master The Workflow Online Course - Master The Workflow
$200 in Pond5 Credits - Pond5
4.0TB Mercury Elite Pro - OWC
1 Year Subscription to Boris Continuum Complete 10 - Boris FX
5
x CinePlay for Mac - Digital Rebellion
2x Pro Media Tools - Digital Rebellion
2x Pro Maintenance Tools - Digital Rebellion
1TB EV G Tech Rugged Drive - IVB Media Services
1 Year Subscription to Mocha Pro -
Imagineer Systems
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


Directions

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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