Join LACPUG For Blackmagic Night: Meet Experts, Network, Win Prizes

The Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group (LACPUG) will be meeting next Wednesday, May 25, for a night full of Blackmagic info. Learn all you can on the URSA, URSA Mini, DaVinci Resolve, Fusion 8 and more from experts such as Paul Saccone, Ronny Soussan and Noam Kroll.

The meeting will be held at the Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park (4800 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90027) from 6:00 to 10:00pm. Tickets are just $5 cash.

The night’s agenda will be as follows:

6:45- 7:15PM – Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
Adam Bedford, Michael Kammes and TBA as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS and FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro and anything else you can think of. If they can’t solve your problem or answer your question, then you go home with a problem, but you still got out of the house, so that’s not a bad thing.

7:15PM – 7:25PM – Announcements
This is your time, assuming we have time. New to LA? Say Hello. Got a movie you want people to see? Tell us about it. Looking for a job? Tell us. Offering a job? Tell us.

7:25PM – 8:20PM – DaVinci Resolve 12.5 – Paul Saccone
DaVinci Resolve 12.5 combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system! DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is a massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features that give editors and colorists dozens of new editing and trimming tools, incredible new media management and organization functions, new retiming effects, enhanced keyframe controls, on-screen text editing, new ResolveFX plug-ins and much more! Whew!


About Paul Saccone
Paul Saccone is a Senior Director of Marketing at Blackmagic Design. With more than 15 years experience in technology for professional film, television and commercial video production, Paul is a production and post-production workflow specialist, including large scale data-center and infrastructure technology for high-performance multi-user studios. Prior to joining Blackmagic Design, Paul worked at Apple as the Product Manager on Final Cut Pro from versions 2-7.


8:25- 8:55PM – Break
The most important part of the show. It’s networking time. This is a great opportunity to not only ask questions and get problems solved, but to meet people that just migh
t change your life. Blackmagic Design will have a table in the lobby and will be able to answer all of your questions about all of their products. There are snacks and drinks for sale. All proceeds go to the Gallery Theatre.

8:55PM – 9:15PM – Introduction to Fusion 8 – Ronny Soussan
The world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics solution!.
Fusion is the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators. With over 25 years of development, Fusion has been used on over 1000 major Hollywood blockbuster feature films!

About Ronny Soussan
Rony Soussan is a Fusion Product Specialist at Blackmagic Design. As a Visual Effects supervisor with 20 years of production experience, he has a talent for establishing and implementing efficient pipelines, particularly the delivery process. For the past 20+ years, he has utilized Fusion in a wide range of projects from long-term films to interactive client commercial sessions.


9:20PM – 9:50PM – Ursa Mini 4.6 – Noam Kroll
The URSA Mini is a lightweight miniaturized URSA featuring an incredible 4.6K Super 35 image sensor with a massive 15 stops of dynamic range! The super compact and lightweight design is perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting.


About Noam Kroll
Noam Kroll is an award winning filmmaker based out of Los Angeles, and the founder of Creative Rebellion – a boutique commercial production company. His work can be seen regularly at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across North America and Europe. As part of an effort to give back to the creative community, Noam launched a blog – – in the fall of 2012 which has since grown to become a burgeoning resource for independent filmmakers, producers, cinematographers, and editors alike.


9:50PM – World Famous Raffle
Full License of DaVinci Resolve – Blackmagic Design
Full License of Fusion 8 – Blackmagic Design

Editing Chair – Edit5 Consoles
1TB EV G Tech Rugged Drive – IVB Media Services
Full License of Boris Continuum Complete 10 – Boris FX
Full License of Mocha Pro – Imagineer Systems
Two Copies of Echo RemoverCrumplepop
5x Copies of Final Cut Pro X: Pro Workflow – FCP X Features
AKiTiO Thunder Dock – Advantage Video Sysytems
$50.00 voucher for –

$100.00 Music Voucher –
1 DigiSuite V3 + Video Wall for AE – Digieffects
2x copies of a “free scene” with feedback from EditStock
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers – Wes Plate

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