LAPPG February 2020: Exploring Boris FX 2020 Releases + Silhouette & Mental Well-Being For Freelancers

On Wednesday February 12 at 7PM the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) hosts Boris FX’s Mary Poplin and their new releases in 2020, as well as Bill Leavitt, LMFT to discuss mental well-being for freelancers and entertainment professionals.
Join Mary Poplin from Boris FX as she talks about the brand new 2020 releases and Boris FX’s newest Award Winning acquisition, Silhouette. Hear what’s new in MochaParticle Illusion, and parameter tracking in Sapphire and Continuum. Boris FX products now include industry-standard OpenColorIO support, improved Mocha tracking and masking tools, and faster renders. Find out how to get home on time even when complex shots are looming with the fastest tools in your toolbox.
Mary Poplin is an accomplished visual effects artist and the product specialist for popular plug-in developer, Boris FX. An experienced trainer and post-production artist, Mary has worked on major Hollywood feature films such as The Last Airbender, Gulliver’s Travels, and Jackass 3D. As a Boris FX Senior Product Specialist, Mary consults with film studios and customers all over the world to provide hands on training to help evangelize the power of Mocha planar tracking and the Boris Continuum, Silhouette and Sapphire plug-in packages. She continues to hone her skills as a VFX artist on real world projects and specializes in match moving, paint, beauty work, and matte painting.
As we get our footing in place for this new decade, we realize so much of our professional success whether it be in the edit bay, the director’s chair, or behind the lens has to do with what is going on in our brains. This month we are delighted to have Bill Leavitt, LMFT joining us to explore mental well-being as we tackle some of the key issues that affect freelancers and entertainment professionals. Come get information and tools on how to deal with the stress and uncertainly many of us face and make it a priority of taking care of your whole self this year!
Bill Leavitt is is licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Burbank. His specialty is working with people who are stressed, anxious or depressed, and hitting a rough patch – grasping for answers and help.  He’s found that what we think, our self talk, drives the emotions, but also tends to be the key to open the door to other deeper aspects of our psyche that control our patterns of behavior. Once the door is opened a variety of techniques taken from a number of disciplines can be used. Bill has spent 12 years in the USMC and 20 + years in corporate America with an MBA.
Time: Wednesday February 12 7PM to 10 PM
LOCATION: Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences @ Roth Hall 1714 21st Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
TO ATTEND: $8.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.


Written by Jake Fruia

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