LAPPG February: Debunking Post Production Myths, ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Editor

The Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) is focusing on countering common misconceptions surrounding post production and welcomes a member of the editorial team from the upcoming Beauty & The Beast.

As always, LAPPG’s meeting will be held at the Crossroads  School – Sports Complex Community Room (2nd floor) 1634 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 at 7:00 pm. It’s just $5 at the door which gets you a raffle ticket for LAPPG’s awesome prize giveaways.

You can find out more about the February 8th meeting below, and be sure to RSVP at

Debunking Post Production Myths

Michael Kammes, host of 5 THINGS, is returning to LAPPG to present common misconceptions in Post and what to do when you encounter them.  This entertaining and informative presentation will include myths on Color, Audio, Transcoding, Storage, and more! Michael has a wealth of Michael Kammes_0023_headshot_750information to share with the group so bring your questions, too! We look forward to having him clear up some of the biggest falsehoods and fallacies in our industry.

Michael Kammes is the Director of Technology at Key Code Media. Michael has been involved in the design and build of thousands of production and post production systems and facility integrations.   In his current role, he consults on the latest in technology and best practices in the digital media creation and communications space, guiding the selection of best of breed solutions. As creator and host of the popular “5 THINGS” web series, Michael continually focuses on demystifying the technology in the industry. Michael is currently a member of the MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors), an Apple Certified Trainer (Final Cut Pro – ACT FCP), an Avid Certified Support Representative (ACSR), and is constantly becoming certified on the latest and greatest post technology has to offer.


Q & A with Ian Slater

We are excited to welcome Ian Slater, recently returning to the West Coast from a two year-long stint in London and New York as part of the Ian_Slatereditorial team for the much anticipated upcoming feature from Disney, “Beauty and the Beast.” Ian will share some insights on his career working in editorial and will answer questions.


IAN SLATER (Editor) began his editing career in New York working on low budget independent grind house films for Troma Entertainment.  After which he became a member of the editorial teams responsible for major motion pictures such as Starship Troopers, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn, and most recently, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

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