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May 2017 - Special Guest - Kathleen Dodge


Do you know how to get a permit for your next film?

Do you need a location to fit your script and need help

finding it?

Do you make safety a priority on your set at all times or know how to at some locations?

Join us for a very informative evening with special guest Kathleen Dodge,Film Commissioner, from the 

El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film & Media Office.

Dodge will be sharing information about how to get the needed permit or help for your next film and do things to prevent getting fined.

If you are a filmmaker or are thinking of becoming one this will be an evening of important information.


Kathleen was born in the mid-west.  After attending college she relocated to Southern California where she began her career in the film industry as an NBC Page.  After more than a decade of working in film and entertainment in the Los Angeles area she and her family made the move to Northern California. 

She proposed the concept of a Film Commission to the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce.   The proposal was accepted by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and Kathleen was hired to run the office, under the management of the Chamber of Commerce. 

She has been in her position, as "Executive Director of the El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film & Media Office" for nearly 25 years.  During that time she has worked to bring over 500 projects to the community with an economic impact of over $50 million dollars and a return on investment of over 2000% to El Dorado County.

Each Spring her office holds the" I Y Film Industry Mixer" as a community service and free networking event for filmmakers in the region. Information on that event and how to list yourself at (no-cost) in the Northern California Reel Directory can be found at the website

Join us on May 31, 2017 at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:30PM) 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). 

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Join us on the  LAST  WEDNESDAY 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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We look forward to seeing you there.

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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.

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Part 5: Deflickering the Images

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Check out the following websites for upcoming events and information:

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

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