Massachusetts Production Coalition Spring Meeting

Join your community of film and media professionals for a special Spring Meeting at District Hall.

*Reserve your ticket here.

SCHEDULE
6:00 – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 – 9:00 pm Presentations

PRESENTATIONS TBA

MEMBERSHIP
Ready to become a member?
Join the Mass Production Coalition online!
massprodcoalition.org/membership

PARKING
Parking is available in the lot on the west side of District Hall. Metered street parking is also available around the building.

IMAGINE Magazine 200th Issue & 19th Birthday Celebration

Help usher in the 200th edition of IMAGINE plus celebrate IMAGINE’s 19th Birthday with an evening of networking, great music, fun, fabulous food and spirited libations at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9th, 6 – 9pm
WHERE: At Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen in Boston
WHO: FEATURING The Legendary James Montgomery & His Band +1, Don Packer, on SAX

Photos from this event will be in the 200th edition!

*Click here for more information 

LEARNING LAB: Virtual Reality with the Nokia OZO 360° Camera (LIVESTREAMING ON FB!)

Join RBC Engineer, Alex Enman, for a look at the Nokia OZO 360° Virtual Reality Camera.

Alex will discuss workflow from production to post, with an overview of the OZO’s streamlined system for storing all video + audio data in sync, including its one output cable and one power + memory cartridge.

10am-12n with Breakfast • FREE  • Click here to RSVP. Can’t make it in person? We’ll be livestreaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST! Click here to see our video library in the Learning Lab Playlist under the VIDEO tab.

Interested in renting the Nokia OZO 360° Virtual Reality Camera? Contact us at rentals@rule.com or 800-rule-com or check the rental product page on our website for details.

Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology.

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

PA Workshop

Starting out in the industry? Learning the ropes as a Production Assistant is where many get their start in the business. The Mass Production Coalition will be holding a PA workshop to prepare young industry members entering the workforce. This workshop teaches the skills to be a valuable Production Assistant on feature film and commercial productions in an immersive 1-day training program. Through hands-on training sessions and presentations, attendees gain knowledge to be a successful PA ready to work on set. The workshop is for new PA’s starting out as well as those already in the field- to hone their skill set, gain career insights, and make valuable connections.

Saturday, April 8th 9:30am-3:00pm at Red Sky Studios

*info and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pa-workshop-tickets-32892040980

SHOWROOM DEMO: An Intro to the New Sony FS7 II

Join RBC Engineer, Tim Coughlan, for an introduction to the new FS7 II from Sony.

Tim will cover the many features of this versatile 4K Super35 digital cinema camera, including Electronic Variable ND filter, Lever Lock type E-Mount with locking collar, improved ergonomics, and the 18-110mm servo zoom lens. 

12n to 1pm in the Showroom

Click here to RSVP • FREE

Interested in buying or renting this or other Sony products? Contact us at answers@rule.com or 800-rule-com or check our website sales and rental pages for product details.

Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology.

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

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Quality Control

Every day, the engineers and Quality Control technicians here at RBC, check, reset, clean, test, calibrate and otherwise ensure that our equipment is ready for the next shoot.

Engineer, Jeff Dickerson, recently checked in the ARRI 60mm Macro Lens PL mount. Both front and rear elements got a detailed inspection and cleaning for dust, scuffs and scratches that get logged (if found) for future reference. He also tested the iris and focus rings to make sure they were turning smoothly and that the iris blades open and close correctly. The body of the lens was checked for scratches and dents in the metal that could cause issues, and to wrap it up, he checked to be sure that all of the screws on the lens and PL mount are accounted for and as tight as they need to be before putting the lens back in rotation. 

With the 60mm macro lens, a rear element scratch is alway a scary thing. The rear element is responsible for focusing the entire image onto the film plane (or sensor in the 21st century), so a scratch to this piece of glass will almost certainly show up in an image if damaged. Fortunately for this one, the scratch is on the perimeter of the glass, outside of the sensor’s view which does not affect image quality and flaring. 

Audio Basics with Women in Film & Video New England

Join WIFVNE with RBC Integration Engineer and audio guru, Skoty Rea, for a session on audio basics. Skoty will cover the basics of wireless lavalier microphone systems, including the gear you need, how it fits into your workflow, along with mic’ing techniques and etiquette.

All skill levels welcomed. The event is free with RSVP but space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Click here to RSVP for this event via Women in Film.

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton, and download/print/add this RBC PARKING PASS to your dashboard. Thanks.

LEARNING LAB: 4K, UHD, HDR, RAW: Decode the Buzzwords & Increase Your Impact (WATCH LIVE STREAM!)

Join Bernie Mitchell of Silver Platter Productions for an explanation of 4K, UHD, HDR and RAW from a production workflow perspective, including acquisition, post, and deliverables (even if you are currently delivering in HD).

Bernie will focus on the benefits you’ll experience as producer, shooter, editor and the extra value to your clients.

You’ll also have an opportunity to demo the newest Panasonic 4K cameras, including the VariCam LT, DVX200 and the brand new UX Series 4K cameras, the UX90 and UX180.

Click here to RSVP. This event is free with breakfast. Can’t make it in person? We’ll be live streaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST. 

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Interested in buying or renting Panasonic products? Contact us at answers@rule.com or 800-rule-com or check our website sales and rental pages for product details.

Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology.

 

BAVUG March Meeting: Narrative Storytelling w/Steve Audette

Have you ever wondered how FRONTLINE approaches cutting a scene for one of their award-winning documentaries? From rough script and stringouts, to rough cut and fine cut, Steve Audette, ACE will discuss not so much “how” to cut, but will explore the question of WHY to cut.

Using scenes from the recent documentary “Trump’s Road To The White House“, this will not be a technical session on using Avid Media Composer, but rather a glimpse into the thinking process behind narrative storytelling. It is sure to be an insightful and entertaining opportunity to see a scene built through the eyes of a master editor.

Please note, this event may be streamed live on Facebook.

Wed. March 15, 2017 6-9pm

WGBH Yawkey Auditorium 1 Guest Street Boston, MA 02135 

Doors open for check-in at 6pm

* Register here