NEXT MEETING: Thursday March 22, 2018

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Whether you are shooting a documentary, drama, comedy or corporate video good lighting will make your pictures sing. Producer Director, John Coleman, will present his demonstration of "The 5 Most Important Lighting Concepts for johncoleman thumbProfessional Filmmakers and Video Creators." Coleman, a member of The DGA (Director's Guild of America) who has over 30 years in television, has also taught professional college-level media courses—including LIGHTING—for a combined total of over 15 years. For this meeting of SoCal Media Pros he has condensed a number of practical lighting tips into 5 important concepts that are utilized by Hollywood's top Cinematographers and DPs. John promises to demonstrate these concepts and how to apply them using even small, simple lights.

Come early for Networking with fellow PROS and for light food and refreshments.

light LED PanelDATE: Thursday March 22, 2018  Doors open at 6:30 PM / Meeting starts at 7:00
WHERE:  THe DIgital Media Center
1600 S. Bristol St. Santa Ana, CA


Pay online or at the door. $10 --members of SoCal Media Pros pay $5

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When you rise to the top of your profession as SoCal Media Pros member Tim Keenan has, it's often due to more than just expertise and longevity. While Tim has over thirty years experience as producer, audio engineer and studio owner at Creative Media Recording in Cypress, CA, his well-earned reputation for top quality work is always accompanied by another equally important characteristic: he's a nice guy! Yep, everybody really likes working with Tim Keenan!

We recently spoke with Tim about his successful business, his career, professional media and the changes he's seen.

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President's Message January 2018


larry Stimson at computerBy almost all accounts, 2018 should be a good year for all businesses, including Media.  Distribution giants like Netflix and Amazon are starving for original content.  I expect many of our members will benefit from this new demand.

We’re going to kick off the new year with an exciting presentation from Blackmagic Design.  We’ll see some really cool cameras and a demonstration of their revolutionary new software, DaVinci Resolve.  Best of all, this meeting is Free!  So come join us on Wenesday, January 31 from 11 am to 3 pm.  It will be well worth your time.

And, there is more to come!  In February, we’ll learn all about microphones.  In March, we’ll have a lively discussion about the best and worst endings for films and TV stories. It will run the gamut from “That was great!” to “Is that it?!”  Then in April, we’ll learn more about cameras and lighting.

We need your help.  In order to attract experts in cutting edge technologies to our meetings, we need the financial support of our members.  If your membership has lapsed or you have been considering becoming a member, please join us.  Your fellow members will greatly appreciate it.

Larry Stimson

President, SoCal Media Pros


YES! It's time for yourHolidayPartyTree VOpeeps
'Get The Holiday Party Season Started Holiday Party'

Kick off your celebration for the holidays and the end of the year with our annual ALL-MEDIA holiday bash. Did you have a good year? A bad year? Who cares? Let's Party! This year it's bigger and better than ever, organized by your friends at SoCal Media Pros, VO Peeps and the studios at OC Arts Center. Bring your friends, see old friends and meet new friends!

GREAT FOOD - catering by Jerry Ganguzza (the guy who made all those VO Peeps gatherings so delicious!)

BEER AND WINE INCLUDED - yes soft drinks too, and if you like harder libations feel free to BYOB- just be ready to share!

MUSIC - your favorite tunes to dance to--or talk over --or even sing to!  Yes a little Karioke will be available! Feel free to impress us--or to embarrass yourself!  Hey, you're among friends!

DOORPRIZES -You may win something valuable just for being there!

SHORT MEDIA CONTEST - Show off your best work for the year in a 1 minute presentation, either video (submit mp4 file) or audio only (submit mp3 file) No rules, no categories, make it anyway you want but keep it to a minute. The partiers will all get a vote! And YOU might win a prize!

FUN THEME MEDIA CONTEST - Make a humorous video or audio file (only 1 minute long) to fit the theme, "Oh, THAT went well!" Use your imagination and make it fun…Or, if you prefer, make it dark and depressing with subtitles --we don't really care! We'll just be happy to see your creativity at work!  Again, No rules and no categories, just keep it to a minute.

RSVP and pay $20 per person (what a steal!) HERE  Be sure to Print your ticket and bring it with you!

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MEETING: November 29, 2017 - ONLINE!

New Media and Growing your Audience on YouTube
with Jon Bailey
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If you're in the media business YOU NEED AN AUDIENCE! No matter who your target audience is (the public, media execs, producers, clients, etc) and the various flavors of new media are a good way to find and build that audence.

Join SoCal Media Pros on November 29th as SoCal Media Pros Board Member and Founder of VO Peeps, Anne Ganguzza interviews Jon Bailey about how to use YouTube to build an audience!

Jon Bailey’s been doing professional VO since 2009 & has booked 4,000+ gigs & counting like movie trailers, promos, radio/web/tv commercials, game/toy characters & animation. He’s been the voice of Optimus Prime & the “Epic Voice Guy” of 2x Emmy Nominee Honest Trailers. Jon Bailey has a combined social media following of almost 200,000 & is credited with 1.4 billion combined views on YouTube. Full-time voice actor, social media personality, content creator, husband & father of four including one with Autism. THIS GUY IS AN EXPERT AND HE'S GOING TO SHARE HIS SECRETS!

DON'T MISS THIS special SoCal Media Pros EVENT.
The event is LIVE online via ZOOM starting at 6:30 PM Pacific Time 
It's FREE but we need you to RSVP HERE 
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