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November 27, 2012, 8:07 am
In April 2006, I had the privilege of interviewing legendary film editor Dede Allen at the Gallery Theater in Hollywood. For some odd reason the tapes were misplaced and only resurfaced recently. In this, Part 1 of our evening with Dede Allen, we talk about her early career (15 years) as a sound editor, and her first big break as a picture editor on the film
February 8, 2020, 5:50 pm
AB 5 is a new state law that will rewrite the rules of freelance and gig work in California, causing confusion among the many workers who earn their living as independent contractors in the Entertainment Industry. Workers as varied as musicians and photojournalists could be affected by AB5, which has taken effect Jan. 1, 2020. The law codifies a 2018 California Supreme Court decision that introduced strict new rules governing the legal definition of independent contracting in the state. In...
December 14, 2019, 2:41 pm
Director/DOP Remo Camerota will show off his use of CoreMelt plugins, screening a montage of several projects that were all edited in FCPX and used Coremelt plugins. After the screening he will go through each project and explain what were created with Coremelt.
November 10, 2019, 3:07 pm
Recorded live at the October 2019 lacpug Meet; You've seen it in hundreds of movies, but just don't know it. Endcrawl allows you to build end credits in your browser, collaborate in one place, preview your layout in real time, and get one-click renders whenever you like. John 'Pliny' Eremic, co-founder of Endcrawl demoed. Hosted by Michael Horton. In Collaboration with Surf Theater Productions
October 23, 2019, 1:09 pm
Recorded live at the September 2019 lacpug Meet; Editor Lawrence Jordan ACE and VFX editor Jose Marra showed us their editing process on the VERY heavy VFX movie starring Marlon Wayons, SEXTUPLETS, where Marlon Wayons plays seven characters.
September 7, 2019, 10:48 am
Paul Saccone returned to LACPUG to show off the just announced Resolve 16.1Beta including the much maligned "Boring Detector." Paul also showed off "things you might not know Resolve 16 can do." Hosted by Michael Horton. In Collaboration with Surf Theater Productions
July 30, 2019, 9:44 am
LACPUG was very happy to have Larry Jordan back after much too long a time. Larry showed tricks you can do with Motion that don¹t require any design skills. Plus, he showed how to use Motion projects in Avid, Premiere and Final Cut. Learn once - use everywhere! NOTE: Larry often speaks about the dark screen due to LACPUG's projector having a burned out second bulb. We don't have this problem as we have digitally captured straight from the computer. Hosted by Michael Horton. In Coll...
July 2, 2019, 6:13 am
Philip Hodgetts demoed Lumberjack Builder, a unique text driven NLE for Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X. Builder picks up where transcription services finish. He showed how Builder works with text ranges from transcripts to create a story that you read as text or play as video! There are comprehensive (but optional) logging tools for adding Keywords to Text Ranges. In Builder you order transcripts in the app, or bring your own transcripts, and use the transcripts to drive the video and a...
June 8, 2019, 6:06 am
Recorded live at the May 2019 lacpug Meet. Resolve specialist Jason Druss gave us an overview into a wide range of new features in Davinci Resolve 16, including the new DaVinci Neural Engine, that uses machine learning to enable powerful new features such as facial recognition, speed warp and more. With hundreds of new additions, including new tools in Fusion, Color, Fairlight and more, this overview is one you should not miss. Hosted by Michael Horton. In Collaboration with Surf Th...
June 1, 2019, 10:13 am
Blackmagic Design's Mary Plummer demoed the innovative Cut page, now available in DaVinci Resolve 16. Designed for speed and quick turnaround, the new Cut page is an innovative addition to the overall Resolve package. She also showed the new editing Keyboard, designed for professional editors who look for faster ways to edit without using a mouse. Then Mary showed some of the powerful new Fairlight tools including bus tracks, automation preview, the Foley Sampler plugin and immersive 3D aud...
The filmmakeru.com team explores the history of color in film in our series Birth of an Art. From coloring in single frames ...
Gordon sits down with Ivan Victor to discuss his work editing 68 Whiskey.
Gordon sits down to discuss the VFX of The Lion King with VFX supervisor Rob Legato
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