February 26 lacpug Meet
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
Next meet is Wednesday, February 26, 2014 beginning at 6:45PM
- till we drop at the Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.
- Blackmagic Design 4K Cinema Camera, VFX - Beyond the Explosions and 20 Feet from Stardom -
Join us Wednesday, February 26, 2014 for another not to be missed lacpug.
Plus, picture editor Kevin Klauber returns having JUST won a 2014 ACE Eddy award for the hit feature documentary film, "20 Feet From Stardom." Kevin will show clips from that movie and talk workflow, take questions and hopefully be joined by co-editors Jason Zeldes and Doug Blush. 20 Feet From Stardom is also nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and an Independent Spirit award.
Also film editor Misha Tenenbaum returns to present "VFX - Beyond the Explosions." He'll demonstrate how more than 200 shots were tracked in the recent JOBS movie, and show the technical aspect of turning those shots over to the visual effects facility.
Agenda (subject to change)
6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus Monica Daniel, Adam Bedford Michael Kammes and Philip Hodgetts as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS and FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro and anything else you can think of. 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 - 7:25PM - Announcements
If we have time, this is your time. Get up and tell us something about yourself. Ask for a job, offer a job. Whatever you want. Keep it brief
7:30 - 8:00 - "VFX - Beyond the Explosions." Misha Tenenbaum
Visual effects are much more prevalent in films than just the big obvious shots. Often even simple shows have dozens or even hundreds of visual effects, making communicating information about those shots an increasingly important job. Organization is the key, and Misha Tenenbaum plans to show just that. He'll demonstrate how more than 200 shots were tracked in the recent JOBS film, and show the technical aspect of turning those shots over to the visual effects facility. He'll also display some great techniques for creating fast temp effects which are used to give the director options. Join us for a fun half an hour of VFX shop talk.
About Misha Tenenbaum
Misha Tenenbaum is a film and television editor and assistant editor, a certified Advanced Final Cut Pro Instructor, and an Avid Certified User (ACU). His work includes assistant editing on The After directed by Chris Carter, the FX show American Horror Story (2012) and the feature film Jobs (2013), staring Ashton Kutcher. His first editorial venture on the indy comedy film “Immigration Tango,” won Best Picture at the 2010 Boston International Film Festival.
Misha is a proud member of the Editor's Guild (local 700) in Los Angeles. He was worked more than 4,700 hours of union TV and film over the last 3 years.
Misha is the founder of www.EditStock.com, which provides film footage for students, and hobbyists to practice film editing with.
Misha believes that editing is equally an aesthetic art, and a technical skill. In his classes he aims to empower his students with the technical confidence that they need as well as inspire a passion, appreciation, and understanding of the art itself.
Misha graduated Georgia College & State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
8:00PM - 8:30PM - Blackmagic Design 4K Cinema Camera - Marco Solorio
About Marco Solorio
Marco Solorio is a multi-award-winning creative media developer, owner of OneRiver Media, a production and post-production facility located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marco has been in the industry since 1991, and is a published writer from the likes of DV Magazine, Videography Magazine to countless online website reviews and articles. He's also a long-time forum host at CreativeCow.net and has presented at NAB, and many user groups. You can find Marco on Twitter, Facebook and through his blog where he covers industry tips, tech, reviews, editorials, and behind-the-scenes.
8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
Brand new lacpug sponsor HDDISK will be showing their storage solutions. 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 lacpug Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.
9:00PM - 9:45PM - Editing "20 Feet From Stardom." - Kevin Klauber
Picture editor Kevin Klauber returns having JUST won a 2014 ACE Eddy award for the hit feature documentary film, "20 Feet From Stardom." Kevin will show clips from that movie and talk workflow, take questions and hopefully be joined by co-editors Jason Zeldes and Doug Blush. 20 Feet From Stardom is also nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and anIndependent Spirit award.
About Kevin Klauber
Kevin is most known for shaping over 3,000 hours of footage into the feature documentary PEARL JAM TWENTY, directed by Academy Award-Winner Cameron Crowe. He also edited the 2013 Sundance hit 20 FEET FROM STARDOM and worked as an additional editor on the Rolling Stones Documentary CROSSFIRE HURRICANE (directed by Academy Award-Nominee Brett Morgen). In 2012 Kevin co-wrote and edited the indie favorite BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING, which critics called "a future perennial favorite on the order of Crumb."
Kevin's work as an editor, director, and writer have brought him to TV, music videos, feature films, shorts, commercials, and sizzles. Past clients include VINYL FILMS (Crowe's company), TREMOLO PRODUCTIONS, SEAN PENN's Haiti nonprofit JPHRO, THE FOOD NETWORK, A&E, PBS, FOX, THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, and the ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES.
He studied film at USC with an emphasis on editing and directing. In 2012, Kevin was nominated by the WGA EAST for the feature documentary he co-wrote and edited BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING. He has been nominated twice for the Golden Reel Award in sound editing by the MOTION PICTURES SOUND EDITING ASSOCIATION; for PEARL JAM TWENTY and BIO.RHYTHM (a short directed by Kevin). Also at USC, he worked as Post-Supervisor at the university's EMMY AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION STATION TROJANVISION.
In the music world, Kevin has worked on projects featuring Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones, John Cale, Johnny Cash, Yo-Yo Ma, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Bette Midler, The Smashing Pumpkins, John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, Patti Austin, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fisher, Devendra Banhart, Judith Hill, Gary Wilson, Dam-Funk, The Dirty Projectors, Hot Water Music and many more.
Kevin has worked in post production for the last several years, editing feature documentaries, music videos, television, and commercials. He is known for coming into projects during crunch-times and MAKING THINGS WORK. He strives to live a creative life, and encourages all to do so. In 2012 he was selected to attend WERNER HERZOG's ROGUE FILM SCHOOL.
He lives and works in beautiful LOS ANGELES.
About Douglas Blush
Douglas Blush is an editor and producer, known for The Invisible War (2012), These Amazing Shadows (2011) and 20 Feet From Stardom (2013).
Over twenty years as a award-winning professional filmmaker, now focusing on top level documentary features and independent film productions through my Los Angeles-based company,MadPix, Inc. Credits include directing, editing, writing, producing and/or camera on more than thirty feature and television documentaries, including Oscar and Emmy award nominated projects, six Sundance Film Festival features and two of the top 60 box office documentaries of all time. Specialties: Directing, editorial, camera, writing, producing, motion graphics, sound recording, photography, multimedia content, and film education.
10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Copy of Davinci Resolve - Blackmagic Design
Copy of Boris Continuum Complete- BorisFX
ShuttlePro v2 - Contour
Delirium + Damage Bundle - Digieffects
Up to $500 worth of Artbeats stock footage - Artbeats
2 copies of CrumplePop SkinTone for FCP X - Crumplepop
full license of Integration FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
$200 towards MotionVFX Templates - MotionVFX
Copy of VeeScope Live - VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate
1x Pro Maintenance Tools - Digital Rebellion
1x Pro Media Tools - Digital Rebellion
2x Pro Versioner - Digital Rebellion
1x Cut Notes for iPad - Digital Rebellion
2x CinePlay for iOS - Digital Rebellio
When & Where
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