MARCH 12: DMALA HOLLYWOOD
VIDEO COPILOT'S ANDREW KRAMER
As the host of over 100 tutorials and creator of title sequences for TV’s Fringe and the film Star Trek, Andrew has participated in many forms of production from visual effects artist, to directing commercials and promos. His website Video Copilot has been a progressive force in the visual effects industry with his upbeat training style and innovative plug-ins.
Andrew will come talk about Adobe After Effects and integration with 3D. If you've got a question for him, bring it!
In 2007 Andrew released a tutorial based on the Light Streaks effects from the recent iPod commercials that sparked worldwide interest and was even featured on the front page of the popular news site Digg.com. Later that year, the now 2-man team released the popular Riot Gear DVD featuring stock footage of paint and ink elements filmed in their garage. The products success had Andrew and his brother scrambling to fill orders to locations all over the world and helped fuel the company’s passion.
BORIS FX'S KEVAN O'BRIEN
Founded in 1995, Boris FX is a leading developer of VFX, compositing, titling, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide, with a customer base encompassing network and broadcast television clients such as ABC, BBC, CBS, Discovery, ESPN, and Turner, post-production facilities such as The Ant Farm, Digital Kitchen, and Troika Design Group, and educational and government institutions such as Video Symphony, Columbia College, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Air Force. The company's success lies in its ability to tightly integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with industry-leading developers of video editing software and hardware including Adobe, Apple, Avid, Corel, Grass Valley, Nexidia, and Sony.
Join Boris FX Senior Product Marketing Manager Kevan O'Brien as he demonstrates Boris Continuum Complete v8, a comprehensive collection of 200+ visual effects filters including 3D particle effects, image restoration tools such as Noise Reduction and Flicker Fixer, lens flares and lights, chroma keys and mattes, color correction tools, blurs, glows, and cinematic effects. Over 1,000 professionally-designed presets are included free with every installation of Boris Continuum Complete. Artists can save and freely share their own presets and build customized preset collections tuned to the specific needs of a project.
YOU! (It's demo reel night, put your work on the big screen)
Demo Reel Night is a great time to show off your work on the big screen. This month, you have the advantage of having an audience with Andrew Kramer and the Video Copilot Crew as well. Each month that we have demo reels, producers and HR are invited to come and see reels that members offer.
Be sure to bring your business cards and contact info!
Bring your demo reel in as a playable DVD format disc or H264 quicktime movie.
Please limit your submission to less than 3-minutes.
RECRUITING ADVICE and more!
(YES, PIZZA TOO)
We've launched a new look for the DMALA website. Currently, the direct URL is http://dmala.wordpress.com. We'll be moving back to HermosaWave once we start to build this up. Got any ideas? We wanna hear 'em.
OUR AWESOME SPONSORS ACTUALLY SPONSOR YOU...
YES! Part of our evening is going to feature our door prize drawing. Everyone who comes gets a ticket.
The prizes are offered by the companies who help you make your work better - please click on their links and check out their gear...
SPECIAL THANKS TO WACOM FOR PROVIDING A BAMBOO TABLET AND BAMBOO STYLII FOR THIS MONTH'S DOOR PRIZE. WHAT'S A WACOM? Check out the Cintiq at the meeting and online: http://www.wacom.com
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF OUR FB PAGE? You should be. Jobs, Specials, News, More...
GOT A COMMENT? SUGGESTION? WANT TO GIVE A PRESENTATION? WANT DIFFERENT PIZZA? Shoot me an email.
When & Where
Digital Media Artists \ Los Angeles
Digital Media Artists / Los Angeles (DMA/LA) is an association for professionals creating imagery for video, film, and other media using desktop tools. MGLA was formed in August 1997 through the merger of several previously-existing groups. DMA/LA is an extention of that - continuing in 2008. DMA/LA's area of discussions are not restricted to a specific hardware or software solution, understanding that an artist often has to employ 2D, 3D, and other digital tools to realize their vision - and that artistic inspiration can be universal.