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Sorry for the confusion. Bret Allen was unable to join us in June due to the fires near his home. We wish him well and safety. Hope to re-schedule to have him join us in the near future. Watch for upcoming guests.

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July 2016 Guest Speaker - Alex Wilkinson

What it takes To Compose for Film and Television

If you are a Producer, Director or music composer of any level Alex Wilkinson will have some insight to share with you. Maybe this will help you decide how to add music cues to a scene or music to your television show. This may even help you understand what you are really looking for from a music editor or music composer. 

Alex Wilkinson has composed music and is a music editor for many films over the years’. Alex will be sharing some of his expertise on how one may become a composer for film and television. Alex will then give you a glance at how one creates a filmscore creatively.  

Sometimes a composer may think what he or she has composed is brilliant, and it may very well be, but maybe the director had something way different in mind and it takes a strength and confidence as well as an open mind to meet the music needs of a film. Alex will share with you some tips on how to deal with rejection in the film music biz.

Alex will bring up a clip of the same film, one with music and one without so people can see how that works. Join us to learn about this important piece of Film and Television.

 

Bio:

Composer Alex Wilkinson has composed music and has been a music editor on over 250 films, television shows, episodes and has been honored with an Emmy Award, two Golden Reel Awards and 7 nominations. Alex has composed music for Hallmark, Disney, MGM, New Line, Artisan, MTV and more.

Alex began film scoring on Paramount Television’s syndicated series, “The Untouchables”, Disney's "Goof Troop", "Bonkers"and "Disney's Aladdin" followed by “Man’s Best Friend”, directed by John Lafia, starring Ali Sheedy. His lush, melodic orchestral style soon led to further opportunities including the MGM feature, “American Dragon”, “Avalanche” and television series “LA Heat”, "Hollywood Safari" “Stargate SG-1”, “Monkey Magic”, "Sponge Bob" video game and more. Alex maintains a Pro Tools state of the art studio. 

Alex Wilkinson formally studied music composition and orchestration with Antonio Newton. He honed his skills working as an asst. engineer at the prestigious Record Plant recording studio where he worked with Fleetwood Mac, Dan Fogelberg, The Allman Bros., John Fogarty, The Tubes and more. 

Check out Alex Wilkinson's website at http://vmimusic.com/

Alex's IMDB info http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0929333/

 

Changed June 2016 Guest - Bret Allen

The Camera in Motion

Bret Allen will be sharing the importance of moving the camera to give the illusion of a 3D space with a 2D medium; handheld, dollies, Steadicams, jibs and Shopping carts (?). Bret will bring a smaller Steadicam (like) stabilizer, a homemade "table top" dolly, demonstrate how to "dance" with a handheld camera and discuss how to improvise dolly shots with what's availible; a blanket, office chair or a shopping cart. Bret will share some video examples of moving camera shots and discuss world peace.

Bio:

Raised near Sacramento, California, Allen pursued a career in film and mastered the art of cinematography and production.

Allen's nearly thirty year career has given him experience in almost every aspect of film, video and post production. Allen has worked with and learned from some of the most talented people in the industry. Allen's career spans features, episodes, national spots and "reality".

Among his skills as a cinematographer Allen is an accomplished STEADICAM, Crane, Jimmy Jib and Camera Operator in HD, 16 and 35mm film and video. With photographic skills in macro/micro, aerial and still photography.

Allen is a member of the Society of Camera Operators (S.O.C.)

Check out Bret Allen's website at http://www.filmtoys.tv/ 

Bret's IMDB infohttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0020326/

Join us for a fun meeting about different kinds of Toys. 

Join us on the  LAST  Tuesday of the month to listen and learn from our guest speakers.
Remember we have raffle prizes ($5 entrance fee) and you may be a winner.
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Meet some new folks!
Share the fun and bring a friends along.
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FREE online webinar at

https://larryjordan.com/weekly-webinar/

Check out the other tips and training on Larry's site as well.

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Choosing the best Computer for Video Editing :

Which computer specs for video editing are important and need to be considered before you invest your money in the right computer?
Check Out this Quick Guide ...

https://www.facebook.com/valosovideos/posts/1567229953600984

other videos from this site:

Professional Video Camera Accessories This 2016:

https://www.facebook.com/valosovideos/posts/1553466838310629

Explainer Videos: A Must for Your Startup

Learn how to make an explainer video and check out some explainer video examples...

https://www.facebook.com/valosovideos/posts/1564775247179788

create 360 degree video - step by step guide

 


Nov 6th. The Illumination Experience Tour will teach you the fundamentals of cinematic lighting. Tickets start at $329 with discount code IETNBM

John Mahan brought this very interesting article to our attention: http://petapixel.com/2014/10/02/dear-new-photographer/

News from Jim Tierney; Digital Anarchy.  When Jim spoke to the VIP’s in May, he mentioned additional FREE training and now, here it is! Time Lapse Tutorials As mentioned, there's some great new tutorials on creating time lapse videos. There's five in total and take about 45 minutes to go through completely. It takes you through my entire process of shooting time lapse from setting up the camera to stabilizing the images.

Part 1: Intro and Camera Setup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji_FyGu_Mus

Part 2: RAW vs. JPEG
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrxuQrRfS_A
 
Part 3: What Makes a Good Time Lapse?
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR1cdY6zF0k
 
Part 4: Stabilizing
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcibfePBThk 

Part 5: Deflickering the Images 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whOiDzcMRBI

Very interesting article - related to shooting with tricks in perspective Click Here or go to http://petapixel.com/2013/10/14/life-like-miniature-scenes-shot-using-model-cars-forced-perspective-250-ps/

Check out the following websites for upcoming events and information:

https://www.creativelive.com


Local Groups you may be interested in..

ACCESS Sacramento

The Capital Film Arts Alliance (CFAA)

 The Capital Film Arts Alliance Meetup Group

California Summer School for the Arts (CSSA)

California Film Foundation (CFF)

Horror Filmmakers

The Northern California Filmmakers Coalition (NCFC)

Sacramento Mac Users Group

Sierra Mousetrap Macintosh User Group (SierraMMUG)

Sony EX1 Owners & Users Group

Wedding & Event Videographers


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For Sale

We do not take responsibility for any purchases made through this.  The item is strictly between you (the buyer) and the seller.

Have stuff to sell?
Email us at SacVIPs@AccessSacramento.org

Handful of assets available to rent for movie productions if needed.

The following is a short list:

Exotic Cars:

Aston Martin Vantage
Lotus Exige
Lotus Super Seven

 

80's Vintage cars:

1982 Mazda RX7
1982 Toyota Starlet

 

Motorcycles:

Ducati Hypermotard 1100S

 

Aircraft:

Yak 52TW fighter trainer

 

Locations:

6000 sq ft aircraft hanger at Placerville Airport with built in fully furnished pilots lounge (apartment).

 

Services:

Full fabrication shop with welding, forming, machining capability. 

 

If you should ever need any of these, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me by E-mail ggtyler@gmail.com

 

To learn more go to www.technotoytuning.com