WIFVNE Mentorship Event: BTS with Producers + Directors

Join Women in Film and Video-New England for a panel discussion focusing on the vast world of production. These Producers and Directors form a talented group of women with a wide range of experience working on all aspects of production — from creative planning and directing to production logistics and management — they are behind the scenes, in the field, and on set with travel that takes them or their crews all over the country and around the world.

You’ll hear about the work they do from the creative elements of writing, developing, and directing content to all aspects of production including scheduling and hiring, budgeting, shooting, directing, and, at times — editing through to post-production.

They manage companies, people, and projects for a variety of platforms including film, television, radio, digital and event content for advertising and brand campaigns, sports, commercial, corporate, and documentary content.

Moderated by WIFVNE President, Alecia Orsini, the panelists (see below) will share their personal experiences on education, mentorships, how they got their start in the industry, how their experiences shaped where they are today, challenging moments, and what they value most about the work they do.

Click here for more details + to register! $5 WIFVNE Members • $10 General Admission • ALL ARE WELCOME!

MODERATOR:

Alecia Orsini, WIFVNE President and CEO at Good Natured Dog Productions

PANELISTS:

Joan Cassin, Freelance Director / Producer for Commercial Video Production + Television Production at www.joancassin.com

Kristen Kearns, COO / Executive Producer at ELEMENT

Nikki McMorrow, Director / Creative Director at (add)ventures

Jackie Mow, Director / Producer at Rock Salt Creative

Catharine Uyenoyama, Production Manager, Producer, Principal at DGA Productions

Anya Adamsky, Production Manager, Producer, and Social Media Manager at DGA Productions 

BAVUG September Meeting: Tips & Tricks for Avid Media Composer

Join BAVUG for their September Meeting! Click here to register and check out their description and details below.

Tips, Tricks AND Treats…. Getting into the Halloween spirit early this year? Nah, neither are we.

But, our September meeting is just about a month prior to Halloween. So, join Julie Kahn and Mark Chesak as they demo some of their favorite tips and tricks in Avid Media Composer.

Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned veteran, we’re sure there will be something for everyone. And hey, if you feel that you’re an “old dog” who can’t learn new tricks at least you will get free pizza and a chance to win something in our raffle. That should count for something.

People have been asking for a “tips and tricks” meeting for a while and this is it! Don’t miss out.

Space is limited, so be sure to register early.

Each registered attendee will receive one raffle ticket good towards the prize drawing at the end of the meeting.

Increase your chances of winning! Choose to support this meeting and you will receive a total of 3 raffle tickets at the meeting. Your financial support helps us cover expenses associated with this meeting, such as providing the food and beverages, paper plates, napkins, etc as well as administrative costs.

Must be present to win. One prize per winner.

If you can’t attend, but would like to support us in general, please consider making a donation to our general operation fund. Or select the donation option on the meeting registration page. Donation amounts over $10 will get you a personal thank you from BAVUG and a mention in the opening remarks at the meeting.

Please read all of the info below before registering.

Registration for this event is available until 12pm the day of the event (or until we reach capacity)

All payments and registrations must occur online prior to 12pm the day of the event. No financial transactions will take place at the check-in.

Doors open for admission at 6pm. Please allow us time to finish getting setup before arriving.

Please do not register more than once, space is limited at our meetings and we want to ensure that everyone who is interested in attending has the opportunity to register and attend.

Registering for BAVUG events automatically adds you to our general mailing list so that we can keep you updated on this event and also future events, you may unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time. By attending this event, you grant the Boston Avid Users Group, our sponsors and any other affiliated parties consent to photograph and/or record your voice for use on, but not limited to, social media networks, video hosting sites and any other platform available now or in the future in perpetuity. You further acknowledge that the term “photograph” used herein encompasses both still photographs and motion picture footage.

The registration list for this meeting may be shared with BAVUG meeting sponsors and/or hosts.

This meeting is made possible by financial support from individual ticket salesdonations and HB Communications.

Have a question about this event or something in general? Get in touch at contactus@bavug.org

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Flexible, Secure and Efficient Shared Storage System for Rent

Our Facilis TerraBlock rental system has just come back from a long term rental and our clients were so thrilled with the capabilities and performance that they decided to buy their own permanent system. We just completed that installation for them, and it’s been gratifying to see them leverage this system for added efficiency AND creativity.

Way back in 1992, we were the first rental house in the country to rent mobile computer-based edit systems and it’s something we’ve excelled in ever since. Over the past few years, as workflows have gotten more complicated and collaboration in Post has become more prevalent, we’ve found that small shared storage systems (this one is 48TB) have become more and more necessary.

The TerraBlock shared storage system is perfect for smaller workgroups that are built to grow. Editors, colorists, and producers will be much more efficient, with their media and projects easy to access, share, and find. Safety is heightened also, as it becomes so much easier to back up the media since it is not spread out across multiple workstations.

Rent this shared storage system if you’re temporarily scaling up for a larger project and you’re looking to give your post team a flexible, secure and efficient environment for the media.

Didn’t your mother always tell you to share?

-John Rule, President

BAVUG 2018 July: Freelancer Forum at Finish

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT BAVUG:  Are you a freelance editor, motion graphic designer, audio engineer, colorist or other? Whether you’re brand new or a seasoned veteran, it takes a lot to navigate the ups and downs of finding and maintaining clients, staying competitive in the market and, of course, getting paid. For our July meeting, we’re pleased to announce that our friends at Finish are letting us use their roof deck (weather permitting) for an evening of networking that’s designed exclusively for the freelance post-production professional in the Boston area. Join us, meet up with old friends, make new ones and share your tips on making it as a freelancer in Boston.

If you’re a producer or other video professional that hires freelance post-production for your projects, then you’re welcome to attend too! The Boston area is a relatively small video community, so it is our aim to facilitate networking opportunities whenever possible.

For this meeting, BAVUG is asking for $10 per person to cover food and beverages and other expenses. They’ll give every registered attendee 3 raffle tickets when they check-in.

Registration for this event is available until 12pm on July 11 (or until we reach capacity). All payments and registrations must occur online prior to 12pm the day of the event. No transactions will take place at the check-in. CLICK HERE for details + to register.

 

SOLD OUT! Capturing + Creating the Filmic Look, from Lighting to Capture to HDR Display with Alister Chapman

Alister’s Workshop is officially SOLD OUT! Thanks to all those who registered. Just a reminder to bring your ticket to the event for entry. Thanks! 

Please visit Alister Chapman’s website for details on other, upcoming workshops, training opportunities and more. 

Sony and Rule Boston Camera present an all-day workshop with Director of Photography and Cinematographer, Alister Chapman at WGBH Yawkey 4K Theater.

At this full end-to-end Lighting and Workflow Workshop for the Modern Digital Cinematographer, participants will learn:

• Light and Shadows: Using a combination of case studies and practical demonstrations, Alister will look at how different lighting techniques can dramatically alter the look of a scene.

• Lenses: What’s the difference between a prime lens and a zoom lens?  Which lenses should you consider for different types of production?

• How light levels effect the noise levels in a finished production, the all-important signal-to-noise ratio, and how to get the best results from any video camera.

• Master the difference between standard gammas, S-Log and raw: Which to use and when, and how to correctly expose S-log and raw.

• The importance of grading and post-production in modern workflows. Using footage shot from the lighting session, discover how to create different looks and styles including the blockbuster look, how to create your own Look Up Tables (LUT’s) and load them into a Sony F7, F5 or F55 camera.

• What is HDR and what do you need to do to ensure your content is ready for the HDR revolution? See how the Sony FS5 can shoot instant HDR material and learn how to use S-log or raw for high quality HDR productions, window pass-offs, running, and more.

Click here to learn more about Alister Chapman.

Thanks to WGBH for facility support with the Yawkey 4K Theater!

10am to 4pm with lunch between 12:30–1:30pm

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

 

LEARNING LAB: Why Buy a Professional Monitor When A Consumer Monitor Looks So Good? (WATCH LIVE STREAM!)

Join Gary Mandle, Senior Product Manager, Production Displays, for an overview of Sony’s professional monitor and display systems. Gary will discuss the value of using a professional monitor for a variety of purposes (on location, in the edit suite, etc.) and why using that $247.99 LCD from a big box store is a bad idea. 

Gary will also make it easier to select the best monitor/display with your project in mind by answering these key questions:

• Why is a professional-grade LCD the right choice, even for the price-conscious?

• What makes a PVM OLED monitor different and, potentially, a better option than an LCD monitor?

• What’s so special about the BVM OLED, anyway?

• Why is calibration so important?

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. 

ABOUT GARY MANDLE, Senior Product Manager, Sony Electronics, Inc.:

Gary has worked within Sony’s Professional Solutions Group for over 30 years in the development of new display technologies. These include CRT, SXRD (LCOS), LCD, and OLED products for use in professional applications such as video and post production. Gary was also the lead engineer with the implantation of Sony’s digital cinema system and the introduction of 4K projection. His current focus is on Sony’s OLED technologies which are used in the Sony BVM and PVM monitor models. Other areas of work include the design of camera image stabilization systems (called Steadyshot and used in most of the Sony camera models) and CCD sensor development where he holds multiple patents. Memberships include SMPTE, CIE, IEEE, SID and OSA.

Interested in buying or renting Sony professional monitors or other Sony products? Contact us by email or call 800-rule-com.

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.

Built-in Tools with the Flanders AM250 Monitor

Join RBC Engineer, Alex Enman, for a look under the hood of the Flanders Scientific AM250 monitor, an affordable, professional OLED reference monitor designed specifically for color critical applications. Among its features, the AM250 has the ability to hold Calibration LUTs for maximum accuracy, and includes intuitive color management tools (False Color and Log Monitoring Modes) with built-in scopes and measurement capabilities. Alex will also touch on the importance of monitor calibration and what to consider when building LUTs.

Click here to RSVP.  This event is free.

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Interested in renting the Flanders AM250? Click here to email us or call 800-rule-com.

Missed a Learning Lab? Watch here!

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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Nick’s Holiday Picks – G-Tech 1TB G-Drive

As my second holiday gift pick for the technically-inclined, I’ve chosen the 1TB G-DRIVE ev ATC Thunderbolt from G-Technology.

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Not only is the drive water, pressure, dust, and shock resistant up to 6.6’, it can float, and endure water submersion in up to 1’ for up to 30 seconds. Equipped with a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, and data transfer speeds up to 136 MB/s, this drive is highly capable of performing multiple functions. It comes pre-formatted for Mac, but can be easily re-formatted for Windows. Just like last week’s GoPro HERO5 Black, you’ll find this week’s pick up on our giant “holiday candle” in our Production Outfitters expendables store.

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Feel free to get in touch with any questions. Thanks.

Nick Giannino, Rentals + Expendables, giannino@rule.com