Friday, October 1, 2010

Panels Aplenty!

Editors' Discussion Panel and Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve

The last Editors' Lounge of 2010 was a knockout event! A capacity crowd of over 100 guests joined us for a double-take on the meaning of PANEL...

pan•el ('panl) - noun
1. a flat board on which instruments or controls are fixed
2. a small group of people brought together to discuss a particular matter

Definition #1: Mark Thompson of Blackmagic Design was on hand for their premiere demonstration of the new DaVinci Resolve control panel and software solution for colorists. Scalable high-end grading at competitive cost - this product announcement has had plenty of buzz and people jumped at the chance to see it up close and in person!

Definition #2: Another edition of the Editors' Discussion Panel series, this time talking with editors and assistants about how they collaborate. The panel included editor Diana Friedberg (co-author of Make the Cut: A Guide to Becoming a Successful Assistant Editor in Film and TV), Emmy®-winning editor Steven Cohen (author of Avid Agility), and assistant editors Carsten Kurpanek and Peter Mergus. Discussion was moderated by writer Debra Kaufman (editor and founder of MobilizedTV).

If you missed the event, you can watch the Editors' Discussion Panel: Assistants any time online. Check out other event videos on the Editors' Lounge Vimeo Channel.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Networking... Hawaiian Style!

Casual Editors' Lounge Gathering to Network and Socialize

The August Editors' Lounge was a mellow affair, all about peer networking! A large turnout joined us for a casual Hawaiian Friday. We did an old-school mix and mingle—no sales pitches or long speeches, just friends and peers gathering for a good time swapping stories and making connections.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Triple-Header: MediaSilo, BrockBox and Adobe CS5

Web-based media tools, affordable i/o for Avid, and all-in-one post-production

There was no June gloom at the Editors' Lounge: we had a wide variety of presentations to light up your post production workflows. Dan Green of MediaSilo presented their web-based media collaboration and content management tools, Howard Brock demonstrated his low-cost high-quality Avid i/o solution, the BrockBox, and Jacob Rosenberg showed off the latest features and post-production workflows of Adobe's Creative Suite Production Premium 5 toolset.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Avid 2010: The Post-NAB Product Lineup

An Evening with Avid's Top Brass and New Product Demonstrations

The Editors’ Lounge was very proud to bring together a very special event for the merry month of May: Avid was in town to show off their NAB product announcements! An overflow crowd joined us for a hands-on look at all their cool stuff in the intimate Editors’ Lounge style. Over 140 guests came and saw the exciting new features and enhancements found in Media Composer 5, and learned about Avid's upcoming "cloud"-based editing tools. Read all the details about the event at the Editors Guild.

As a special treat, visitors also had a unique chance to speak directly with key people from Avid who were eager to hear public feedback. Who were these "key" Avid people? How about President and CEO Gary Greenfield, Executive VP and COO Kirk Arnold, and Senior Product Designer Frank Capria for starters!

Many thanks to everyone for their hard work in pulling this fantastic event off without a hitch!

Friday, March 26, 2010

The 7th Annual NAB Discussion Panel

A Talk With the Experts about NAB 2010 and a Look Ahead at Post Production

It’s that time of year once again and our popular panel returned to break out their crystal balls, Tarot cards and tea leaves, and discuss what 2010 will mean for post production, with an emphasis on trends expected for NAB 2010. Many of your favorite Editors’ Lounge panelists were back: Howard Brock (Emmy™-winning editor/Co-founder, Matchframe Video), Terence Curren (Founder/Ceo, AlphaDogs Inc.), Mark Raudonis (VP Post Production, Bunim/Murray Productions) and Lucas Wilson (Assimilate Inc.). New to the panel this year was cinematographer, editor and educator, Bill Megalos. Debra Kaufman moderated what turned out to be a very lively discussion with lots of laughs, conflicting viewpoints and occasional consensus.

Thank you to GenArts for their ongoing sponsorship of the Editors' Lounge raffle. An extra-special thank you to Ruth and everyone at Key Code Media for providing us with a wonderful space to hold the event and for going many extra miles with help and support. Couldn’t have done it without you!

If you were unable to attend the event, you can watch the 7th NAB Discussion Panel any time online. Check out other event videos on the Editors' Lounge Vimeo Channel.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Professional Monitors v.

Our Semi-Annual Review of Reference-Grade Flat Panel Monitors for Post Production

The Editors' Lounge kicked off 2010 with a bang: our February event presented a lineup of professional LCD reference-grade monitors. Visitors were able to see the latest flat panel broadcast monitors side-by-side for easy comparison. Company reps were on hand to answer questions.

The featured monitors were set up in one room with subdued backlighting and neutral backdrops, and were fed the same 4:4:4 signal of clips and test patterns for easy side-by-side comparison. On display were: Cine-tal Systems’ Cinemage B230, Flanders Scientific’s LM-2470W, Sony’s BVM-L231, and TV Logic’s XVM-245W. Additional monitors included JVC’s DT-VS4L3DY (PDF) and Sony’s BVM-L170, PVM-L2300, and PVM-L3200. As an extra treat, we also had a JVC GD-463D10U 3D monitor.

The event was a huge success, and AlphaDogs would like to thank all the vendors for their participation. Special thanks go to Key Code Media for invaluable logistic and technical assistance, and to GenArts for their generous 2010 raffle sponsorship.

About AlphaDogs

Founded in 2002, Burbank-based AlphaDogs, Inc. quickly established themselves as leaders and innovators in the rapidly changing digital post arena. The company maintains an early adopters edge; testing and assimilating leading technologies to keep ahead of the pack with solutions such as the RED camera and were the first post house in Los Angeles to take delivery of the Avid Symphony HD editing system. Personal attention from a seasoned award-winning team assures client satisfaction accompanies each cost-effective delivery of superior post production services—from editing and audio re-recording to broadcast design & effects.

AlphaDogs is home to the popular Editors' Lounge and headquarters of the growing media transfer specialty service Digital Service Station; now serving California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. AlphaDogs is located at 1612 West Olive, Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506.

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