DMALA: October 16
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
OCTOBER REEL NIGHT
IMAGINEER SYSTEMS / SATYA MEKA / DEMO REELS / A BUNCH OF JOBS / PIZZA (not in that order)
mocha v3.1 Preview!
Imagineer Systems, developers of the popular Planar tracking and Visual effects tools will present a quick sneak peak at technology and features found in the next release of mocha AE and mocha Pro, version 3.1.
This release will add RED support and significant new tools for calibrating lens distorted footage including a new mocha Lens plug-in for Adobe After Effects users.
Imagineer's west coast product specialist, Mary Poplin will be on hand to share some great tips & tricks and to give away one full seat of mocha Pro (valued at $1495) as door prize!
Can't wait? You can get mocha pro from our sponsor, mocha pro sale @Toolfarm today.
Satya Meka is a motion designer who also happens to be an excellent creative programmer. The founder of Rowbyte Software, Satya's company has brought you plugins for After Effects, most notably PLEXUS (version 2 is now available).
One of the remarkable things about Satya is that he's both a designer and animator as well as a brilliant code writer. What makes him so crazy dangerous is that he can make tools that he needs to get the job done.
This month, he'll come to talk to us about his work in several areas, including design, processing, programming, and how all of these things come together as a single workflow.
Plexus has been a big favorite in motion design houses around town - and chances are that you've seen it and might be usring it already. But there are always things left to learn there. (Did you know that there's a Rowbyte C4D obj exporter for plexus or for Trapcode plugins (Trapcode Form).
Several of you have signed up to show demo reels already. If you haven't, there may still be space left - make sure to see Warren when you show up to the meeting. He'll get all of the reels sorted out on a first come basis after our pre-registration list is queued up.
So far, there are 4 announcements for jobs and a music video project that hopes to get as many hands on as are willing to help out (looking for more information). Additionally, Artisan Creative will be on hand to get you in touch with even more jobs in the Los Angeles area.
If you're on the "Ready To Work" ticket, you'll get an email before the meeting with a list of people looking for help. Make sure that demo reel, website, c.v. or business card is ready to go.
Get your reel in order, it's time for you to present at DMALA this month.
Yes - It's demo reel night on the 16th.
Yes - There will be food.
Yes - There's a fee to come. ($5 earlybird)
Yes - There are special prizes for people who bring demo reels
Yes - There are job opportunities
WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH NEW PRICING AND INFO?
I've had a lot of people ask about a "list of available members" in the past two months. Most of the time, I've asked employers to post on Facebook, but they are looking for a roster they can turn to. This month, I'm going to implement a special ticket. You'll pay an extra $1 to opt in. This means that I can send out the contact info and answers to the questions on your ticket.
SECURE YOUR SPOT ON DEMO REEL LINEUP
Do you have a demo reel that you'd like to show at the meeting? Please send me an email so I can get your details into mix. I will also follow up with you on best way to get your reel for presentation.
If you're one of the first 10 people to email me for a demo reel slot, bring a friend to watch your reel on the big screen. I'll send you a code for a 2:1 ticket.
I'll bring the pizza, BGT has the beers. Want different food? Sausages and kraut? Red cabbage and potatoes? Lemme know, I'll see what can be done.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CREW:
Special thanks go out to Warren Heaton for difficult A/V setup and Steve Toyama (@shigaboo) for getting everyone signed in.
You may have noticed our cool new photos up at our GOOGLE PICASA page that's all thanks to this guy: BRANT WELLS (@wellsfilms).
Another new face at this month's meeting was IFIE's Andrew Cohen (@arcohen). He's helped out on the Inland Empire's group, and we're lucky to have him recently move nearby.
THANKS FOR COMING OUT - DMALA MEMBERS MAKE IT WORTH THE EFFORT.
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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.