Live Streaming over WiFi, Hot New Cameras and More!
Join SoCal Media Pros for a great affordable solution to live streaming even with multiple cameras…as well as some of the latest, coolest camera upgrades since NAB! How about an affordable 4K camera designed to both stream directly to the internet (no computer interface needed) and record at the same time...and made for one-person operation! RSVP HERE
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SoCal Media Pros member, Joe Nagle, has been doing VO professionally for almost a decade. In that time, he's made a name for himself and his mellifluous baritone voice. Joe does a variety of projects but seems to be called a lot for the narration of animated white-board explainer videos, e-learning courses, non-fiction audiobooks and corporate-industrial-medical training modules. He's also noted for his creative marketing! As an avid home-brewer of craft beer, Joe named his VO business "Joe's Speak-Easy Voice Overs and Home Brew." Now everyone remembers the beer-brewing VO guy.
But once-upon-a-time he was a salesman with a 30-year career in the metals industry. Joe's telling of his career change reveals one of his endearing traits, a great sense of humor:
"After being laid off a second time in an economic downturn it finally dawned on me - I wasn't a very good salesman."
And when we asked Joe which title he liked the best (thinking he may prefer "VO Artist" to "Home Brewer" or maybe even "entrepreneur") his answer was "The Thrilla in Manilla," --Muhammed Ali's third title!
As you can tell, it was great fun talking with Joe and getting to know him. Here's more:
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One thing that really makes me proud to be a SoCal Media Pros member is that we are always exploring new ways to increase our income. And last month’s meeting was a good example of that. As experienced pros we are sometimes reluctant to try new things— we stick with what we know works. Yet Anne Ganguzza showed us how we could profit from a new web technology called, “Zoom.” She could (and does) charge us hundreds of dollars just to login to her presentation but Anne shared it all with our members for FREE! Thanks, Anne. We certainly appreciate the time and energy you put into it. We'll be doing more interactive online meetings in the future but they'll never replace the importance of gathering face-to-face.
You’ll have to agree, SoCal Media Pros is a good place to meet people who share a common interest in media. I think most of our regular members can testify that they have gotten extra work from other members that they have met at our meetings. By becoming a dues-paying member of SoCal Media Pros you support our organization's ability to put on events that help your business as well as the whole community.
If you haven’t been to a meeting, make it a point to show up in person!. It’s fun and we always have interesting guest. Who knows, you might just find your next gig!. I hope to see you there. This month, we will be joining with the After Effects Abusers Group in hosting Adobe Workflow Expert, Karl Soule. Karl will show us how to become more productive using Adobe’s latest video tools.
Larry Stimson, President
SoCal Media Pros
We were all saddened to hear Producer-Director Jonathan Fackler of Costa Mesa, California passed away suddenly and quietly in the presence of friends and family on April 28, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a year and a half since diagnosis of prostate cancer. Jon will be remembered for his professional contributions, creativity and unfailing optimism. One of Jon's more memorable contributions in Orange County was as Co-Executive Director and Producer of a gala awards show for the Newport Beach Film Festival a few years back under the auspices of the Media Alliance of Orange County. Jon was deeply loved and his enthusiasm and dedication to quality production will be missed.
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How to Make Money Providing Live Streaming INTERACTIVE Webinars For Yourself and Your Clients!
Join us for a very special online SoCal Media Pros free webinar and learn from media mogul, Anne Ganguzza exactly how she provides Streaming Media Services for profit utilizing inexpensive, commonly available technology‚ and How You Can TOO!! This Meeting will be LIVE ONLINE and YOU CAN ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE via the free Zoom video conferencing app! (details below) RSVP NOW!
You'll learn the secrets of interactive webinars by actually participating, as Anne Ganguzza shares the production and marketing techniques that have made her virtual workshops so successful!
This meeting is FREE! Because you will need to download the free Zoom app and have time to test it, please sign up and RSVP at least 1 day in advance! The sooner the better. You will then get an email from us with a link to the SoCal Media Pros Zoom webinar.
This is an opportunity to learn from an expert how to expand your media business simply and effectively! What are you waiting for?
Our Guest, Anne Ganguzza, is a Marketing and Media Guru, Voiceover Artist, Voice Coach, and founder the successful world-wide networking organization, VO PEEPS. She regularly offers fee-based live interactive training workshops for voice actors, bringing them together in a virtual space with top coaches and directors for a valuable experience. The secret is the interactivity. All her registered attendees actually participate and get individualized attention! When you join the SoCal Media Pros Meeting on May 24th you will have the same experience.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, Anne is going to show you exactly how you can duplicate her methods and make money providing the same media service for yourself or your clients! RSVP NOW
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In putting together our SoCal Media Pros event for May 24th ("How to Make Money Providing Live Streaming INTERACTIVE Webinars For Yourself and Your Clients!") a few of us got together on Zoom to play with the video conferencing application. It's a lot better than some of the apps we were using before —I won't embarrass them by mentioning any names— but Zoom seems to be better quality and offers all the features we want, including sharing sharing the screen with up to 50 participants, rolling in video, etc! Anyway we all noticed the difference in video quality among the participants. Fiddling with each one made us realize it wasn't a problem with Zoom but the individual cameras! (Duh!) The lesson was simple; if you're not using a webcam built into your computer you need to have a good camera or you don't look good! And I'm not talking about clothes or hair, I'm talking about looking like a knowledgeable media professional! Impressions count—especially with clients! So, of course that was all I needed to test some webcams and upgrade my camera!
This is what I’ve learned from my Zoom test this afternoon:
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SoCal Media Pros member, Kathleen Kosche´ (co-SHAY) is waiting for a film to premier. Like most working actors, she has no control over the post-production process or release schedule of her work. But she, along with all her fellow SAG-AFTRA members, doesn't let that keep her from moving on to the next project.
The feature film in question, expected to be released early this summer, is "Heavenly Deposit," the story of a man who finds himself in a desperate situation, until a miraculous encounter changes his life. Kathleen plays Athena and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. "I have a good part: the Greek mother of the lead character. And working with writer-director, George Vincent and his co-director Rick Irvin was wonderful! Great Guys!"
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Our friends at San Diego Media Pros put on a great event—again! Their 2017 MediaPro Camp drew a full house and featured 4 breakout sessions, each with 4 different rooms working simultaneously! That's 16 different seminars or roundtable discussions in the day! No one left unsatisfied! Of course the best thing about all MediaProCamps is the collaboration and the spontineity since topics of dicussion are chosen by participants on the spot.
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Celebrating 50 years of acknowledging creative excellence in film and video production, our friends at the US International Film & Video Festival have extended the deadline for this years entries to APRIL 13th!! ENTER NOW
The Festival offers five mini-competitions in one by recognizing outstanding Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Documentary and Student productions. Entries are judged against peers, meaning Corporate competes with Corporate, Education against Education, and so on. Judges do not have to grant awards in each category. As a result, the top award in a category is not necessarily a Gold Camera, but may be a Silver or Certificate winner. Conversely, more than one Gold, Silver or Certificate may be presented in a category. Decisions are made based on both effectiveness and creativity by judges located around the world.
The fund, established in January of 2012, is a SoCal Media Pros (previously MCAI-OC) sponsored nonprofit 501(c) (3) fund dedicated to providing both need-based and merit-based scholarships to qualified members of the voiceover community. What began as an entrepreneurial vision of one girl, Anne Ganguzza, VO PEEPS CREATOR and FOUNDER of the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund, has now evolved into one of the most exciting and PLUGGED IN places to be for the Voice Over Community! The rapid growth of the popular global networking group since its inception in 2009, led Anne to seek ways in which to give back to the community, and the VO Peeps Career Education Scholarship Fund was born. SoCal Media Pros has been proud to continue the fiscal support of our predicessor, MCAI. To date, more than $31,458 worth of scholarship and aid to the VoiceOver community has been donated, and Anne continues to grow the excitement and drive the VO Community to what it does best, and that’s GIVING BACK!
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