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TOPIC: LAPPG mtg Wed Sept 9 - Santa Monica CA

LAPPG mtg Wed Sept 9 - Santa Monica CA 2 years 3 months ago #2744

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You are invited to attend our September meeting:

Editing is Easy, Comedy is Hard
Care & Repair: How to Optimize Your Equipment and What To Do When It Breaks!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
doors open @ 7pm

International television director, Phil Ramuno will be joining our September meeting to explain the intricacies of making scenes funny. Phil will share comedy principles of what makes an audience laugh, including the shooting pattern and post production tricks.

Phil Ramuno is currently an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious University of Southern California and works for Sony International, bringing American television shows to countries around the world, by training production professionals in various countries. During the early years of his career he worked as a stage manager on the sitcoms Fish, Benson and Soap. His credits as a director include: Too Close for Comfort, Gimme a Break!, Amen, 9 to 5, Throb, Charles in Charge, Sister Kate and Grace Under Fire. Phil is also the co-author of The NEW Sitcom Career Book now in it’s 2nd edition, which will be for sale that evening.
So, what to do when your video camera or DSLR starts acting up? How do you find the best repair facility? What are the pros and cons for sending your gear to the manufacturer for service? How and when do you buy used gear?

Sherman Bahr, LAPPG member and owner and technician of VideoOneRepair.com will be joining us to tackle these questions and more. For over 20 years Sherman has been repairing new and old consumer and professional electronics, specializing in Sony and Canon. As a technology and gadget lover, he will be passing along valuable information to not just prolong the life if your equipment but also will direct us as to how to make sound decisions when looking to purchase or upgrade. Sherman will be sharing key tips for the cleaning and maintenance of your gear and will answer our equipment questions.

***As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway which includes thousands of dollars of amazing prizes from our generous partners!
$5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.


Location: Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences

@Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

**Street parking is available on 21st and also on Michigan east of 21st Street and in Crossroads’ 22nd Street parking lot (between Michigan and Pennsylvania.)
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