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!
$5.00 cash kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.
@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.
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ON THE AUDIO SIDE OF THINGS....This week on ProVideo Coalition, LAPPG's Woody Woodhall dives into meters, levels, peaks and the CALM Act. Here's an excerpt from the blog post:
Meters, Levels, Peaks, CALM - 28 Weeks of Post Audio -Week 5
Meters, loudness, levels and the CALM Act can be a technical and somewhat confusing topic. I will try to make this useful with a minimum amount of geekery. As a point of reference for this article, we’ll use the current US standards for loudness.
First, a brief refresher on audio levels in general. Digital audio levels are expressed in decibels and are abbreviated by db or also sometimes dbFS or dbTP. Zero is maximum digital level, therefore; digital audio levels are expressed with a minus sign. In sound for picture mixing, calibration tones are set to -20db which allows for a “headroom” of 20 decibels until you hit full scale (dbFS).
As with digital video files, digital audio files have a variety of encoding schemes and resolutions. Standard digital audio for video files have a resolution depth of 24 bits and is sampled 48,000 times per second. Compared to the frame rates of video of 24 or 30 per second, digital audio can be extremely precise.
iZotope's Insight Meter
The main digital audio files in use today are broadcast wave files (BWav or Wav) and AIFF files. These are full fidelity, pulse code modulation (PCM) audio files. These files can come in mono, stereo and multi-track. From there, many additional encoded audio formats exist, typically compressed or “lossy”, like MP3, Dolby Digital or Pro Logic iterations. (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 $495! 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 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)
DCS's 2016 POST PRODUCTION EXPO STREAMING NOW
Take a look at some of the great presentations that our friends at Digital Cinema Society brought to Raleigh Studios on November 19th for their 2016 Post Production Expo. You'll hear from companies like Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Intelligent Assistance, OWC and more!
Click this link to view:
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 $100. For more information and to register visit: http://editorsretreat.com/
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.
$5 for individual programs
$15 for all-access passes to all three programs with an open bar
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!
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