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The latest technology from Da-Lite, Chief, Vaddio, Samsung, Epson, and Crestron will be on display at the KVIE Community room. If you haven't already, please register here<>. If you will be bringing customers or coworkers, please let us know how many in your party. We will be serving food, and want to get an accurate count for the caterer. Looking forward to seeing you.

Thanks Dennis from VMI for sharing this with our members!

September 2017 - Special Guest - Robert Lee Grant

Steps to go from Film to Mini Series

Did you ever wonder what it would take to create a mini series? 

Have you tried? or thought about it?

Many of you have already created a movie or a television show but what about taking the next step. 

Robert Grant will share with the SacVIPs and NCFC members a presentation where he will discuss the process of changing your film content into a mini series. Grant will talk to you about the process he went through in moving a normal 90 minute documentary film which he created and what he had to do to turn it into a four-hour mini series for television.  

Grant intends to introduce the six central characters of his film with short video sequences to help visually.  The central figure of the film is African American James P. Beckwourth. Join us for an interesting evening that will help you to decide to take the plunge into making your own mini series. 

After the presentation we have scheduled time for Q & A so bring your questions.


Robert Lee Grant has a Ph.D. in Business Economics and a Filmmaker/Manager.  Grant has entered many film festivals all around the country and received Awards for his documentary work. One of Grant's recent work was "Gold Rush Generation".  

Here is a recent link of Robert Grants' work: 


Join us on September 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM doors open at 6:30 PM) at the Coloma Community Center Auditorium, 4623 T Street, Sacramento, CA.

Admission donation is $5. Come early and socialize with other Sacramento "Video Industry Professionals" (SacVIPs). 

Below is a list of additional information and awards that Grant has received.

Film – “Nourishing The Kids Of Katrina – The Edible Schoolyard”

                        produced & directed by Robert Lee Grant                         

List of Film Festivals Screened & Awards in 2010 (Orinda, CA) (Corvallis, Oregon) (Honolulu, Hawaii)

          * AWARD

Silver Lei Award for Excellence in Filmmaking (Illinois) (Dallas, Texas) (San Diego, CA)

           * AWARD -

"Award of Excellence: Feature Documentary" (Sonoma Environmental, Sonoma, CA (New Jersey) (Atlanta, GA) (London, England)


“Best International Documentary” (Memphis, Tennessee) (Seattle, Washington)  (Las Vegas, NV) (Cannes, France) (World & Culture Film Festival) (Berlin, Germany) (Charlotte, North Carolina)


“Best Short Documentary “


Join us on the  LAST  WEDNESDAY of the month to listen and learn from our guest speakers.
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Handful of assets available to rent for movie productions if needed.



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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

Part 2: RAW vs. JPEG
Part 3: What Makes a Good Time Lapse?
Part 4: Stabilizing 

Part 5: Deflickering the Images

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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

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Sierra Mousetrap Macintosh User Group (SierraMMUG)

Sony EX1 Owners & Users Group

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