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Feb. 23 lafcpug Meet


Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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Join us Wednesday, Febuary 23, 2011 for the next lafcpug meet. We will welcome editor Larry Garb who will show us what it requires to take a theatrical motion picture to syndication TV. 
Also Zack Arnold, editor for USA Network's Burn Notice will join us to discuss his "interesting" career path as well as his work on this hit TV show. 
Plus, Fabienne Bouville returns to lafcpug to present on "The Role of the Assistant Editor." Fabiene is currently the assistant on the hit TV show "Glee." 
Plus recent High School graduates Jory Federighi and Brian Legoo, who just moved to LA to begin their careers, will show us some of their work.
Plus another round of Stump The GurusShow and Tells and of course World Famous Raffle.









Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join FCS Gurus Andrew Balis, and Gurus to be named later as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS. 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 (if time available)
This is a chance to get up and ask for a job, offer job opportunities, announce your film or service, or tell a bad joke. lafcpug will also have a few announcements on its future.

7:30PM - 7:55PM - “Syndication editing - Larry Garb.
From Larry:
"What I would like to present and discuss is what is syndication editing and what is required to get the movie or show to television. The type of work I do is to take theatrical versions of movies and get them ready for Television. I have to edit out all standard and practices issues (S&P) such as language, nudity and product placement. After I have completed the S&P edit, I then may be required to take out additional time to get the movie to the proper run time for the time slot for Television. I do the same for TV shows. I would like to show 2 clips of the movie "The Antwone Fisher story" one clip would be the theatrical version of the movie and the 2nd clip would be an edited version of the movie. I would also like to discuss how I went about editing the clip and what is required to do a syndication edit. The company I work for is Visual Data Media Services and I'm the senior editor."

8:00PM - 8:30PM - Zack Arnold.
Zack will first discuss the unorthodox career path he took to become an editor on Burn Notice on how it can apply to any aspiring editors or assistants. He will then dissect some of the more complicated "box sequences" used in Burn Notice. It will not be a hands-on tutorial showing a step-by-step "how to" process. Rather, he will discuss his creative approach to the complex voice-over heavy sequences with multiple moving split-screens, show some raw footage, and explain how the sequences get from script to the final product.
About Zack Arnold:
Zack Arnold is currently an editor for the show Burn Notice on USA Network. His background also includes editing feature films, web series, theatrical trailers, documentaries, and other various promotional materials. He doesn't believe success in the film industry has anything to do with "Who you know." He grew up in a diary farming community of 291 people in Northern Wisconsin and drove out to Los Angeles knowing exactly zero people in the film industry.Most editors get where they are by slowly climbing the ladder until someone steps in and says "It's your turn now." Zack chose a slightly different path - Craigslist, Facebook, and starting his own company, Fix It In Post.

Zack began his career as an assistant editor for an independent trailer company, but within a few months he realized the way he wanted to become an editor...was to edit. He started taking freelance editing jobs nights and weekends and used them to leverage a position as trailer editor, later working on the theatrical trailers for The Passion of the Christ, Monster, The Machinist, Stander, The Woodsman, and he won a Golden Trailer Award in 2004 for Northfork in the Golden Fleece category - Best Trailer, Worst Movie.

Shortly after, Zack realized if he wanted to edit narrative material, the only way to do so...was to edit narrative material. So he took an additional full time job editing an independent feature, Phat Girlz, which was later purchased by Fox Searchlight for $4.75 million dollars. He then left the trailer industry and started his own post-production company, Fix It In Post. He edited (or was an additional) for several independent features as well as projects for Warner Premiere, Magnolia Pictures, and Walt Disney Pictures. While in between longer projects he continued to edit trailers and marketing materials, also serving as creative director, working on such films as Live Free or Die Hard, Dreamgirls, The Departed, Terminator: Salvation, Up, The Princess and the Frog, Disney's A Christmas Carol, Punisher: War Zone, and The Soloist.

His big break came when he found two independent filmmakers on Craigslist who had an idea for what would later become the most successful dramatic web series to-date, The Bannen Way 
for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Zack edited the feature film (with co-editor Waldemar Centeno), he cut the webisodes, and he edited the trailer. He won aStreamy Award for Best Editing, and the trailer won two Telly Awards for Best Internet Trailer and Best Editing. Knowing his window of time was limited to leverage his success from The Bannen Way, and knowing the style was similar to one of his favorite tv shows (Burn Notice), Zack Facebook-stalked every member of the crew he could find until they finally gave up and hired him.

Zack is currently raising funds for a documentary he is producing and directing, GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story . He can be followed on Twitter as @BurnEditor.

8:35PM - 8:55PM - Break
In the lobby will be many FCS Gurus. 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 lafcpug. Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM - 9:40PM - "The Role of the Assistant Editor" - Fabienne Bouville.
Fabienne Bouville returns to lafcpug to discuss the role of the assistant editor on a network TV show, in this case,"Glee."

9:45PM - 9:55PM - Show and Tell - Jory Federighi and Brian Legoo 
Recent High School graduates Jory Federighi and Brian Legoo, who just moved to LA to begin their careers, will show us some of their work.

9:55PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Copy of Adobe CS5 Production Premium - Adobe

Your choice of Sequence Clip Reporter or Clip Info Titler - Intelligent Assistance
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan

Copy of Auto Scratch, Auto Collapse and Filter Remover - EditMule
1x FCS Maintenance Pack - Digital Rebellion
1x FCP Versioneer - 
Digital Rebellion
2x Cut Notes - 
Digital Rebellion
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
3 On Demand Webinars - FilmmakingWebinars.com 
Training Course of your choice - Call Box
1 FREE 24 Hour Unlimited Stock Footage Download -Unlimited Stock Media
3 month FREE rental of any or all Genarts Plug-ins - Genarts
New Blue Video Essential III - New BlueFX
Free Stock Footage HD Clips up to $500.00 value - Artbeats

1 seat of Nveil video filters for FCP & Motion - Nveil
$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
QC Effects for FCP and Motion - QC-Effects
Copy of VeeScope Live - 
VeeScope Live
Digital Heaven Loader - Digital Heaven
100 credits for the royalty free stock video clips of your choice - Revolution Stock Media
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
50% off Training class at Moviola - Moviola
Plug-in package of your choice - Lyric Media






lafcpug generally meets every 4th Wednesday of the Month. 

Meetings are open to anyone and everyone, beginners through advanced.

A $5.00 donation will be required for entry. Doors open at 6PM. First come, best seat. Show up early.

Digital projection made possible through the generous sponsorship of Apple Inc. and the Pixel Corps with additional support from Adobe Systems, AJA, ProMax Systems, BIAS, Inc, DigitalFilm Tree, and Gefen Inc.

lafcpug meetings are presented in association with the

Barnsdall Gallery Theater, a facility of the City of Los Angeles

Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90027

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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The Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, (formally lafcpug) was established in June of 2000 and now boasts a total membership of over 6000 people worldwide. lafcpug meets once a month in Hollywood, Ca. where it attracts 200-250 people a meeting. Headed up by Michael Horton, lacpug is the largest User Group dedicated to digital storytellers in the world. http://www.lafcpug.org

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