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

DEMYSTIFYING LUTs with Women in Film & Video New England

Join WIFVNE with RBC engineer, Alex Enman, for a session on demystifying Look Up Tables or “LUTs”. Alex will discuss how the “look” for LUTs is planned and tested in pre-production with the Director, DP and Editor, how LUTs work on set with the DP, and how LUTs are handled in post-production with the Editor in order to maintain the unique, established “look” of your program or series from start to finish. WIFVNE members — enter to win a $250 Rental Certificate during the event! Not a member? Click here to join now!

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.

Media Resource Expo 2016 at the DoubleTree in Danvers

BE SURE TO REGISTER WITH RBC DISCOUNT CODE MRE203 BY SEPTEMBER 25th FOR FREE ADMISSION!

The 2nd Annual Media Resource Expo features the latest in broadcast, film, instructional media, and communication, along with manufacturers, resellers and integrators (like us!). Visit RBC at Booth 203 where you’ll find an assortment of tools + technology for film + media makers.

At 11:30am, join RBC Engineer, Alex Enman for his Tech Showcase, “Bringing Virtual Reality to Your Next Production with the GoPro 360º Rig”.  Alex will provide an overview of the GoPro 10-camera 360 rig which captures high-resolution, 360 degree footage for a variety of virtual reality applications.  You’ll learn about camera syncing, multi-camera control, recording and the software needed to stitch together your captured content.

From 1:00-3:00pm, stop by the “Expert’s Table” for a one-on-one consultation with Tom Talbot who will talk about “Utilizing the Blackmagic ATEM Production Ecosystem to Build Your Next Studio”.

Grab a flyer at our Booth (203!) for 20% off your next Rental order, and while you’re there, be sure to enter for chance to win a $250 Rental Certificate.

Proud to be a Gold Sponsor!

Admission: $25 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 25th WITH RBC DISCOUNT CODE MRE203 FOR FREE ADMISSION!

Click here to see event flyer.

BAVUG Meeting: Getting a Great Soundtrack with Real World Tips for Collaborating with Composers

BAVUG’s September 14th meeting here at Rule Boston Camera features “Getting a Great Soundtrack: Real World Tips for Collaborating w/Composers” where members and guests will learn why incorporating original music can be simultaneously one of the most exciting and most stressful phases of a project. What practices can smooth the collaboration between the director, editor, and composer… and result in a great score that helps deliver the right message?

Join award-winning composer Clifford Anderson for a session covering the creative process, essential business practices, and workflow tips that can help make your soundtrack shine. Come away with practical knowledge to effectively plan for contracts, budgeting, timelines, spotting sessions, working with temp music, managing revisions, and the final mix session — and ensure a fantastic collaboration.

About Clifford Anderson:
Clifford Anderson composes music for film, games, and other media. His compositions have been recognized by ASCAP with both an ASCAP Plus Award and as a selection for the Film & TV Panel at the ASCAP Expo. For 12 years, Cliff helped to create and run the world’s premiere online music school, Berklee Online. His recent soundtrack work includes a narrative film selected for the Different Faces Different Voices Film Festival and a documentary featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough.

Doors open for check-in at 6pm, enjoy complimentary refreshments and socializing until 7pm.
Make sure you register to be eligible for the raffle! All registered attendees will receive one free raffle ticket. 2016 BAVUG Members will recieve an additional two raffle tickets.

Click here to register.

 

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.