Color + Editorial and VFX Workflow at December 14th's LAPPG Meeting
Event on 2016-12-14 19:00:00
Come celebrate the holidays at our December meeting featuring: COLOR GRADING: WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COLOR - Part 2 We are thrilled to end the year with a return visit of one of our favorite presenters, Juan Ignacio Cabrera! He will be sharing part 2 of “Color Grading: What you REALLY Need to Know” and it’s okay if you missed part 1, Juan will bring you up to speed. Topics will include: Good Color Grading on every budget, techniques, good practices and the importance of calibration & color management. For those who attended our March meeting you know that Juan not only is overflowing with valuable information but he is also extremely entertaining and insightful so come prepared for a great lesson on color from one of Hollywood’s busiest colorists. EDITORIAL & VFX WORKFLOW FOR QUANTUM BREAK After the networking break, Juan has agreed to stay and share the Editorial & VFX workflow for Quantum Break, a unique interactive gameplay and integrated live-action television show. It is live-action and the actor’s story-line and outcome is affected by the player’s choices throughout the game. Serving as VFX-Supervisor and Colorist, Juan used SGO Mistika at his studio, LightBender for Color Grading, along with a team of 60 people from three different countries for the VFX. Come to discover the challenges of the future of television and gameplay! 6th ANNUAL LAPPG FOOD DRIVE It’s that time of year again where we think about those in the community who may need a little extra helping hand.Please bring non-perishable food items to our meeting and help us fight hunger! All donations will benefit the Westside Food Bank. **For each item you bring up to the first 10 you will receive a ticket for our very popular monthly giveaway. You are of course welcome to bring as much as you are able to! 2015's LAPPG FOOD DRIVE FOR WESTSIDE FOOD BANK ***As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway which includes thousands of dollars of amazing prizes from our generous partners! .00 cash kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket. Location: @Sports Complex - Community Room (2nd Floor) 1634 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 ***Street parking is available as well as a Crossroads parking lot at the end of 18th Street behind the building. Click for a map here. GET YOUR MUSIC FROM AUDIO NETWORK FROM INSIDE PREMIERE PRO!Audio Network's real-time, integrated panel allows editors to import, audition and license music - all without leaving Adobe Premiere Pro. Adobe Premiere Pro CC users now benefit from a new integrated panel which provides direct access to Audio Network's catalog of over 100,000 tracks. The solution creates a seamless workflow, enabling editors to find and purchase incredible music without leaving the Adobe Premiere Pro CC editing environment. ON THE AUDIO SIDE OF THINGS.... Last week on ProVideo Coalition LAPPG's Woody Woodhall explored the subject of room tone along with talented dialogue editor Jackie Johnson. Here's an excerpt from the blog post: Room Tone – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 2 Do we really need it? by Woody Woodhall November 21, 2016 Post Production True silence in filmmaking is rarely used. There might be a bit of silence at the fade out to black or between scenes, but during a scene, although someone might not be speaking and there is no score or sound effects, it is not “silent” – there is a sound to that unique space and the quality of the recording itself. Room tone, sometimes called room noise or fill, is simply the recorded sound of a particular room that a scene is being shot in. That sound is caused by many factors – lights, refrigerators, air conditioning, people, furniture, as well as the “sound” of the microphone, the “sound” imparted by the recording device and the specifications of the recording. As this last sentence indicates, no two rooms and no two room tones are “the same.” In fact, the same space will have a different tone at different points of the day. Room tone’s main function is to cover unwanted noise and fill gaps in the sound. For instance, a quiet scene is recorded between two people and there are lots of long pauses in the performances....(Read More) BLACKMAGIC DESIGN - VIDEO ASSIST 2.3 UPDATE Blackmagic Design recently announced Video Assist 2.3, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist customers that adds 3D LUTs to both models - 5" or 7". This update also adds features to the 5” Blackmagic Video Assist including improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.3 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist customers. “Blackmagic Video Assist is perfect for customers that need better monitoring and higher quality recording,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “This new update adds incredible LUT monitoring to both models, and brings some of the same powerful high end features from the 7” Blackmagic Video Assist 4K model to customers that have the 5 inch Blackmagic Video Assist model. We think the massive number of features on the 5 inch Video Assist model is amazing when you consider it only costs 5! Thats why Blackmagic Video Assist has become an essential part of every filmmakers toolkit because they help customers shoot and capture higher quality video with everything from DSLRs to older tape based camcorders, and even the latest digital film cameras!” FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE. MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS: December 6th, 2016 – Sight Sound and Story: The Art of Cinematography (New York, NY) December 14th, 2016 – December LAPPG Meeting (Crossroads School, Community Room) January 11th, 2017 – January LAPPG Meeting (Crossroads School, Community Room) January 18th-22nd, 2017 - Editors Retreat (Nashville, TN) February 8th, 2017 – February LAPPG Meeting (Crossroads School, Roth Hall) March 8th, 2017 – March LAPPG Meeting (Crossroads School, Roth Hall) ATTEND EDITORS RETREAT WITH LAPPG DISCOUNT! Editors Retreat is a five day, interactive event created for experienced TV, film and video editors. The event, taking place from January 18-22, 2017 in exciting Nashville, Tennessee, brings together industry visionaries to discuss and share the latest technologies, techniques, platforms, and workflows you should be applying to generate leading-edge work. Editors Retreat invites you to come get inspired by the experiences and knowledge of the speakers and your fellow attendees. At Editors Retreat, you are surrounded by like-minded professionals, who are as passionate and eager to learn and stay up with the latest trends as you are. Past attendees of ER rave about the event and look forward to it each year. Editors Retreat is all about learning how to be the best at your craft. Attendees will have the opportunity to challenge themselves and enhance their skills in advanced skill-building training sessions lead by the industry’s most celebrated editors. Plus, you have the chance to expand your professional network and build lasting relationships with members of this influential community.Be sure to use code LAPPG17 to save 0. For more information and to register visit: http://editorsretreat.com/ NEAR NYC NEXT WEEK? DON'T MISS SIGHT, SOUND & STORY'S PRODUCTION EVENT This Tuesday, December 6th, MEWShop's acclaimed speaker series continues with an evening devoted to the art of cinematography. Join them as they celebrate the craft of visual storytelling from the masters behind the camera - we'll go behind the scenes with some of the industry's acclaimed cinematographers and then explore the process of shooting narrative feature films and series television. Featuring Ellen Kuras, ASC (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blow), Kirsten Johnson (Citizenfour, Cameraperson), Vanja Černjul, ASC (30 Rock, Orange is the New Black), Eric Edwards (Knocked Up, Kids), and Eric Lin (I Smile Back, Equity). CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO REGISTER. Use code: SSSLAPPG for off. NFMLA FOR ALL FILM LOVERS AND FILMMAKERS! On December 17th, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) celebrates another month of astonishing independent cinema! For the holidays, this month's event will include three family friendly film programs, including a batch of stunning animated shorts, and an InFocus film program. This month's InFocus program spotlights the Middle East's influence on modern cinema, emphasizing yet another piece of underrepresented diversity that exists in Hollywood. In between films, audiences can check out filmmaker Q&As or mingle with one another in the premium South Park Center lounge over cocktails in Downtown LA. for individual programs for all-access passes to all three programs with an open bar For more event information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.newfilmmakersla.com/events/event/monthly-film-fest-december-17th-2016/ CONNECT WITH US! We thank the following partners for their generosity and support of our monthly meetings. Please visit them: Adobe, Advantage Video Systems, Art of the Guillotine, Audio Network, Blackmagic Design, BorisFX, Creative Handbook, Digieffects, Digital Rebellion, Focal Press, GoPro Entertainment, HDSLR Shooter, Imagineer Systems, Intelligent Assistance, iZotope, Mercury Production Report, Other World Computing, Post Production Buyers Guide, Pro Sound Effects, Pro Video Coalition, ProductionHUB, Randi Altman's postPerspective, Shutterstock, Sorenson Media, Sound & Picture. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, December 14th! Sincerely, Los Angeles Post Production Group Please visit www.lappg.com for discount offers, job listings, industry news and more.
at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
Sports Complex - Community Room (2nd Floor)
Santa Monica, United StatesCrossroads School for Arts & Sciences