Many OC Members Participate
Quite a few members of the MCA-I Orange County Chapter and others from up north ventured across the vast plains of Camp Pendleton to enjoy the San Diego Chapters monthly meeting on October 26th in Carlsbad.
It was a large crowd and took up most of the space in the main studio of JM Digital Works www.jmdigitalworks.com the in-house production company for Jazzercise and the host for the evening.
Three experienced Directors of Photography shared their best tricks and tips for creating theirsand othersfavorite looks. Mike Kurtz well known DP in San Diego area, Orange Countys own Ken Garff, of In 24P based in Santa Ana, (www.in24p.com) and current president of the American Society of Cinematographers, (www.theasc.com) Daryn Okada, were the three featured speakers. Thanks to a large screen and live XDCAMHD camcorder provide by SONY everyone enjoyed the demonstrations of diffusion and gradation filters including the orange sky used so often on CSI:Miami. Other discussions (including some great Q&A) included the Pro 35 adapter, film lenses, depth of field, electronic detailing, post production tricks, tricks on getting motion into the shot on a low budget with a wheelchair or flat dolly and a beanbag, color and the use of warming cards to set the white balance in the camera.
The evenings very welcoming MCs were Chapter President, Mark Schultze, and current MCAI International President, Connie Terwilliger, who is based in San Diego. Like the LA/Orange County Chapter, the MCA-I San Diego Chapter usually holds its meetings on the third Wednesday evening
of every month. And like us they love visitors--and members from other chapters--to drop in. Check out their activities online at www.sdmcai.org As you will at all MCA-I chapters, youll meet some
great professionals in San Diegoand an inviting atmosphere in which to do business.
--Submitted by John Coleman, Twin Oaks Communications