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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...
August 21, 2020, 1:21 pm
Recorded live at the Oct. 2019 LACPUG Meet, Walter Murch ACE returned to give us a behind the scenes look at the documentary he co-wrote and edited, Coup 53. Walter also took questions from the audience. Ten years in the making, COUP 53 tells the story of the 1953 the Anglo-American coup d'état that overthrew Iran's government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh and re-installed the Shah. Directed by Taghi Amirani, co-written and edited by Walter Murch ACE, COUP 53 is a politically expl...
May 16, 2020, 4:52 pm
Mary Poplin from Boris FX returned to show and tell about the brand new 2020 releases and Boris FX's newest Award Winning acquisition, Silhouette. Hear what's new in Mocha, Particle Illusion, and parameter tracking in Sapphire and Continuum. Hosted by Michael Horton. In Collaboration with Surf Theater Productions
April 24, 2020, 1:56 pm
Recorded live at the April 22 Lacpug LiveMeet via Zoom. Blackmagic Design’s Mary Plummer showed off the newest features in Fairlight audio as part of DaVinci Resolve 16.2 If you’ve been interested in seeing how the power of Fairlight audio, built right into Davinci Resolve, can help your projects, this is a must-see.
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...
Editor Sam Rice Edwards joins us from the UK to discuss his work on the Youtube documentary Life In A Day 2020.
Gordon sits down with Marco Capalbo to discuss editing for Werner Herzog and crafting Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds. ...
Editor Mikeel Nielsen and Sound Designer Nicolas Becker discuss creating the film The Sound of Metal. We explore how to make ...
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