MEMBER PROFILE: Brian Page

Brian Page, Versatile Master

brian page 150 thumbYou've heard the old saw, Jack of All Trades Master of None? Well, SoCal Media Pros member, Brian Page, is a prolific creator who turns that archaic wisdom on its head! Page is a Master of a number of professional media trades, some of which seem to observers as quite disparate. For instance, how do you reconcile his success as an Actor and Director with his technical prowess as a Sound Designer? It all makes sense once you get to know him!

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NEXT MEETING: Thursday, April 19, 2018

SPECIAL Intro To VR, AR and MR!

Marcelo Lewin18 photo SMALLVirtual Reality (VR) is for more than just gamers! SoCal Media Pros presents Marcelo Lewin, the founder of How TO CREATE VR  with a special night of cutting edge media. Don't miss this interactive eveniVR 2 Guys

In this presentation Marcelo will share all the basics of VR, AR and MR including the different kinds of hardware, software and VR experiences available today.  You'll learn all about the different types of Head Mounted Displays (HMDs), what haptic suits are, different type of input controllers, what light boxes are and much more!  After the presentation, you'll be able to try out various VR experiences using the Oculus Rift.

Come Early and bring a friend to network with other professionals!

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MEETING REVIEW: SoCal Pros March 2018

5 IMPORTANT LIGHTING CONCEPTS

Veteran Producer-Director, John W. Coleman, presented his demonstration of "5 Important Lighting Concepts for Professional johncoleman thumbFilmmakers and Video Creators" to the SoCal Media Pros March gathering at the Digital Media Center in Santa Ana.

Coleman, who has taught a lighting class at local colleges for over a decade, pointed out that the concepts were all well accepted by top DPs and Cinematographers, even if they were such second nature they rarely needed to be mentioned. To demonstrate he used small tungsten lights from a classic Lowell kit along with some new portable, low-lumen LEDs. SoCal President, Larry Stimson, captured the very simple presentation on video.

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MEMBER PROFILE: Tim Keenan

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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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Meeting Review: February 2018

Video Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business and Personal Brand

Austin Armstrong SmallerAustin Armstong, a digital marketer for over 13 years has been a Project Manager and Video Marketing Strategist for Therapy Cable the last four. In that position he's produced over 700 videos as a tool to market their online service. Austin gave SoCal Media Pro members the benefit of lessons learned and the strategies he's developed over those last four years at our February 2018 meeting, entitled "Video Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business and Personal Brand". He did not disappoint.

Armstrong started with some important facts, including that YouTube is the second largest search engine, second only to google! His stats proved the value of marketing via video with a note that Facebook live videos are watched 3x longer than non-live videos. Then the really important information began to flow!

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President's Message January 2018

A GREAT YEAR AHEAD

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

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