Brad Hagen Recovering from Brain Surgery

Long-time MCAI member Brad Hagen, (he joined when it was the old ITVA) and OC media industry leader (he's a past president of the Media Alliance) is now home, recovering from recent surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor. Brad, who started Video Resources Inc. in 1979 and built it into a major production company with offices in Santa Ana and Boston, is known for his generous and fun personality as well as for being a creative producer and successful businessman. As you can imagine, dealing with the shock of finding a tumor and the surgery has been difficult for both him and his family— as well as his extnded family at VRI. Your good wishes, support and prayers will be appreciated. His wife, Tracy, has started a journal online at the Caring Bridge website which allows you post messages and donate as as well as see recent photos and get updates on Brad's progress.

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MCA-I's Walter Davis to Present at DV EXPO!

Among the noted speakers at this year's Digital Video Expo will be Walter Davis, president of the LA/OC Chapter of MCAI. An expert in social media and dynamic speaker, among other things, Davis will be presenting 120 Significant Social Media Facts and Figures. Video is essential to targeted social media campaigns and can project your message worldwide with a very low budget. Davis will teach you how to target more than 300 social media networks; choose the ones that most effectively work for your enterprise; how to streamline your online media, and best way to use video in online marketing. The DV Expo will be held in the LA Convertion Center Sept 25 thru 27and includes the LA Post Production Conference as well as the ProMedia Conference . The conferences takes place over two days and runs two tracks consisting of a series of papers, panels case studies and networking opportunities. Track 1 focuses on education independent filmmakers on financing, creating, marketing and monetizing their work in the digital age. And be sure to stop by the MCA-i Booth on the show floor! To register for the DV EXO click here

Entries Now Accepted for 45th MCA-i Media Festival

MCA-i's annual Media Festival returns for its 45th year and is accepting entries now until December 15, 2013. Content producers, fimmakers and media professionals in every specialty particularly enjoy the peer-reviewed festival because the top awards are not limited in number. Being a non-competitive festival means everyone has the possibility of winning a top-level Golden Reel Award. enter now and pay only last year's entry fee until November 1st. Entry forms and all the details are on the MCA-i national website at: http://www.mca-i.org/MediaFestival/

Meet MCA-I Member Jean M. Davis

Jean Marie Davis has been an entertainer for as long as she can remember; participating in choirs, performing on stage and singing with local bands. So you won't be surprised to know that three years ago she became a talkshow producer and more recently her own on-camera host. It was a natural progression for the affable Davis.

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MCAI Offers Members Huge Discount at DV Expo

MCA-I is now an association partner with Digital Video Expo to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, September 25 – 27, 2013. The event is also hosting the LA Post Production Conference and the PRO Media Conference as well as a Canon Camera Training. MCA-I will have a booth on the trade show floor and our members receive free exhibit hall passes and $100 OFF conference programs. Members will be receiving a separate email with the registration code to receive the discounted rates (not valid on student rates). Look for it in your In Box - and on the Discount Codes page on the MCA-I website.You'll definately want to be there for exhibits, networking opportunities and the conferences-- and to say hello to the MCA-i members from OC and San Diego chapters who will be manning the booth! Digital Video Expo is the largest content creation event on the West Coast. Known to be the one stop training, exposition and networking event, the show brings together a gathering of leading technology innovators and content creation professionals for three days of next generation technology, education and inspiration. MCA-I Members Save $100 on Conference Pricing for DV Expo West. For details go to the MCA-i International site HERE  Digital Video Expo offers three conference options to suit your needs. All options include access to the exhibit hall on Wednesday and Thursday (September 25 and 26), networking meetings, and on-floor education and keynotes. For more information go to www.dvexpo.comThis three-day training event focuses on the evolving roles and tools in the post production process. Three tracks provide in-depth sessions for deep immersion in the editing application of your choice including Adobe CS, Apple FCP, Avid Media Composer, and current topics like social media strategy for post production pros. Your conference pass enables you to move freely among all conference tracks. Two or three-day passes offered. Student and alumni discounts available.  Target Audience: Editors and motion graphics professionals seeking to maximize their creativity and efficiency on their software and tools. PRO MEDIA CONFERENCE (PMC)Introduced last year at Digital Video Expo, the Pro Media Conference is designed to educate, motivate and engage professionals working in media and entertainment, video and audio production, internet and mobile video, AV, government, corporate video environments, and IT. Through a series of papers, panels, case studies, and networking opportunities, PMC gives media pros access to the information and technology that allows them to create, manage, monetize, and deliver compelling content for all video applications, across all platforms and for all customers.  Target Audience: managers and executives interested of learning about upcoming trends in the industry. CANON CAMERA TRAININGNew this year, Canon brings their training experts to Digital Video Expo. More info will follow with details on training offerings. Please check back.

Member Profile: Frank Holguin

A Communication professional, Frank Holguin, has been in the industry since 1980. "I joined MCA-I because of the quality of the professionals it attracts," he said. "And because more and more of my work is centered in and around the Orange County market, networking with these pro’s is important to me. " Since 2002, Frank Holguin and Associates, A Communications & Entertainment Company, has operated from both the Orange County and Palm Springs areas serving a wide variety of clients: corporations, foundations, nonprofits, the outdoors/sporting industry, individual businesses and entertainment talent. Frank and his team help get client's information and message points to their specifically targeted media outlets and audiences.

Frank's broad communications background has made him sought-out by clients. Having done everything from radio DJ and VO announcer to producing live events to film/video/digital production, advertising and marketing director.

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OCMMA presents Adobe CreateNow Camp June 1, 20013

Our friends at Orange County Multimedia Association (OCMMA) are holding a whole day of learning about Adobe products. Hear the latest about Creative Cloud and new features in some of your favorite Adobe software applications! Lunch is included along with raffle prizes — Including one 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud! And they have a great lineup of allstar speakers.

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Member Profile: Paul Fabian, Lighting Director and Gaffer

"It's all about the Lighting!" So says a guy who's known as an artist with light—Paul Fabian. Fabian is a consummate lighting professional of both film and video productions. He's shot in-studio and on-location all around the world. Specializing in small and independent productions, his company, Fabian Lighting and Grip, has been serving all of Orange County, Greater LA and San Diego productions and has everything you need.

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  1. Gary Lycan, Radio Columnist Passes
  2. MCA-I Holding Annual Media Festival at NAB
  3. "We've Got Balls," OC-Made Indy Feature to Debut at Newport Beach Film Fest
  4. And Speaking of Volunteers…
  5. MCAI Member Markets his Feature Film--TV PREMIERE!
  6. Gordan Cantowine, Long-Time ITVA & MCA-I Member Passes
  7. Encore Directory is Back! Discount for MCA-I Members!
  8. Santa Ana College TV Needs Photo Backdrop
  9. Brian Page Stars in Neil Simon Play
  10. MCA-I & VO Peeps Donate $5,000!
  11. October 2, 2012 --SOLD OUT--FREE Premiere Of New Documentary by MCA-I Member Art Kirsch.
  12. MCAI Member John Primm CrowdFunding a Feature Film!
  13. Larry Goldsmith Memorial Fund
  14. Larry Goldsmith Memorial Fund Intro
  15. Meet MCA-I Member Mari McShane
  16. Meet MCA-I Member Ayanna Mojica
  17. Scholarship Winner To Be Announced May 15, 2012
  18. OC Students Win Video Contest with Help of MCA-I Mentors
  19. Travis Voices Disney/Marvel Film “The Avengers”
  20. Mark Alexander Wins MCA-I Silver Reel Award
  21. Penny Abshire and James R Alburger make generous contribution to Scholarship Fund
  22. MCA-I LA/OC Chapter Thanks OC Sound Stage for Service
  23. VO Career Educational Scholarship Fund Gets First Donation!
  24. Creative Media Recording Provides Audio-Post for New Animal Planet TV series
  25. Respected VO Workshop Starts Feb 28th, 2012
  26. Art Kirsch Starts Service on MCA-i International Board of Directors
  27. MCA-i Members Teach Teens Media Skills
  28. Nominate a Shining Star!
  29. Skin, Family, & The Movies!
  30. Mark Alexander Edits Hawaiian Documentary
  31. Twin Oaks Named Official Video Production Co. for Event LIVE Expo!
  32. Studio Relocates to Anaheim!
  33. Special Guest, Renee O’Connor
  34. New Member Profile: Curt Byk
  35. Need Office Space?
  36. Three Members Honored
  37. Monopoly Doc Now on DVD
  38. "Shooting In The Wild" Review By Richard Theiss
  39. Monopoly Doc Takes Top Honors at AIFF
  40. Bently Feature Film Premieres Oct 15, 2010 in Anaheim!

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