THURSDAY OCT 26 San Diego MCA-I Chapter Meeting

How Do They Do That!?

DP's Show and Tell Camera Tips and Tricks

Join MCA-I and three experienced and entertaining Directors of Photography, for a special North County (Carlsbad) meeting to learn some tips on creating a unique look using filters and other tools. This meeting is a must for anyone who is interested in creating moving images that stand out above the everyday. Students and Long-time pros alike should mark this on their calendars.  And as a special bonus every member in attendance will have a chance to win a valuable door prize worth nearly $150.00. (Table-Top light kit from Lowel-Light Manufacturing)

Filters are an integral part of the imaging process. They can alter light to create specific moods, give colors a new vibrancy, enhance contrast and provide just that little extra lift you need to help turn a good shot into a great one. But there's even more to it than that. Our special guest DP's are digging through their stash of video and film clips for some of their best examples to share. Roland Canamar, Mike Kurtz, and Ken Garff confirmed. For more  information go to

Our guest DP's will be working with an XDCAM HD Camcorder - PDWF350 provided by Sony, as well as a Formatt FM 500 Matte Box provided by Bogen to help demonstrate their techniques for creating memorable moving images. Look for some other tips and tricks for adding interest without adding to your budget!

Our Vendor's Corner this month features Bogen who, in addition to bringing the Formatt Matte Box will be demonstrating Reflecmedia's Chroma Key solution that works on location without painting – and without lots of lights and grip gear.


Free to MCA-I members! Want to be a member? Join here! or here

Non-members pay $10 if you RSVP in advance. Otherwise $15 for non-members at the door. Click here to RSVP now. Student non-members are $5.00. Please bring your student ID.


JM Digital Works

2460 Impala Drive

Carlsbad, CA 92008


6:30  - 7:30PM Social

7:30  - 9:00PM Meeting


Map of 2460 Impala Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92010-7226