Meeting: January 18th 2017 - POSTPONED TO FEB 1st

Due to a Last Minute Booking Our Meeting is

POSTPONED to FEB 1st!!

Make Your Script Come Alive…
       with Cinematography, Lights & Sound!

The so-called technical aspects of filmmaking are crucial to any creative impact you hope your media project will have. Join SoCal Media Pros' President, Larry Stimson, on our NEWLY SCHEDULED DATE, FEBRUARY 1st at the fabulous Silver Dream Factory as he MC's a panel of production experts to answer your questions, give you ideas and an appreciation of the below-the-line-crafts. Our host, DP Roland Canamar, owner of the Silver Dream Factory http://www.silverdreamfactory.com will be on the panel and tours of this impressive facility will be given if you arrive early. RSVP NOW at https://www.meetup.com/SoCalMediaPros/

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Next Meeting: October 19th Location! Location! Location!

Want to rent your home or business out for use in a Movie or TV show? Or do you need a great setting for your next commercial, video or feature film? Got special requirements like a traditional New England home with picket fence? Or Futuristic archetecture? Maybe you need to shoot an action scene—a car chase or a fight on a rugged mountain trail? Well, you need professional Location Scout and Manager, Liz Ervin! At our next meeting Liz will take you behind the scenes and share secrets and fun stories of her 30 years in the business running Pacific Location Search, the premier service for film, TV and photo shoots specializing in OC and San Diego Counties. RSVP and pay online at our Meetup Site: https://www.meetup.com/SoCalMediaPros/events/234643208/

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Great Scene Analysis- The Scenes

My second submission for “my favorite scene” is taken from the movie, “Patton.”  The scene itself is labeled, “Bound For Bastogne.”  Here’s a link to the clip:

From Larry Stimson

https://vimeo.com/184091982

 It’s from the 1945 Hitchcock thriller, “Spellbound.” https://vimeo.com/183870984

From Art Kirsch

https://www.youtube.com/user/movieclips

"Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAeqVGP-GPM

Taxi Driver (5/8) Movie CLIP - You Talkin' to Me? (1976) HD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QWL-FwX4t4

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship- Casablanca

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDybg9CNXcM

Dirty Harry Do You ( I ) Feel Lucky Punk? ( high quality )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xjr2hnOHiM

You Had Me at Hello - Jerry Maguire (7/8) Movie CLIP (1996) HD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyrP-pwDayE

Apocalypse Now  I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k26hmRbDQFw

When Harry Met Sally  I'll have what she's having.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-bsf2x-aeE

 

From Grace McKay-- This one is about the cinematogrphy. Mr Robot clips

http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/news/shoot/internal-monologues-and-dialogues-imaginative-and-imagined-visuals-mr-robot/615766

 

 

From John Coleman

Je’s Sitcom Fantasy from “Scrubs”

Re SCRUBS I need to play just a few minutes of  “Saddest moments’:
To set up and contrast with “JD’s Sitmcom fantasy:
Here’s my Jessica jones Clip — Kilgrave’s commands part 1
If theres time I’ll talk about the Magnificant Seven —this great clip establishing how tough the seven are as there recruited/
And of course you can’t talk about the Magnifican Seven without the theme song…
my third choice is the famous Baptism scene/Murder scene  intercutting two story lines…a magnificent example of editing & direction
 

 
Melinda's Choice!  My choice for favorite movie scene is  The Music Man "Ya Got Trouble"  I hope no one else has the same one!
 
 

Michelle Volz:  The title of the episode is "The Deal." The scene is referred to as "The This and the That."


Here's a YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V1ymoKPTAk­

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Seinfeld - the this and the that.wmv<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V1ymoKPTAk>
www.youtube.com
Seinfeld - Elaine and Jerry want to combine the "this" and the "that"

 

Meeting September 28, 2016

SoCal Media Pros presents: "Great Scene Analysis"

What's YOUR favorite scene from a movie or TV show? What makes it so memorable? The acting? Script? Camera angle? Lighting? Maybe it's an important plot point, a unique confrontation or a character revealing a truth? Is it a classic of the genre? Does it stand out among action flix, romances, comedy, mystery, war, horror or slasher movies? At this first meeting of SoCal Media Pros, YOUR favorite scene can be shared, enjoyed and analyzed so we can all learn about what makes great media moments—and how different our tastes and appreciation meters can be!  Feature films, TV shows, music videos, documentaries and more are all good—as long as we can find a clip of it to play! We've already got half a dozen great scenes to seed the evening but we need YOUR FAVORITE SCENE. 
RSVP NOW click Here

Here are the rules: Find a clip of your favorite scene on YouTube, Vimeo or on a DVD and send us the URL or whatever, so we can play it for everyone that night. You'll share what you like about it and we'll all have a great time! Remember, it's a favorite SCENE so clips are limited to 5 minutes max!
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SPECIAL 5-HOUR HANDS-ON FCPX WORKSHOP with Dolores Jenerson-Madden POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE!

 

 

We are offering a SPECIAL 5-HOUR HANDS-ON FCPX WORKSHOP
with Dolores Jenerson-Madden


This Special Event is being postponed due to scheduling conflicts!
Look For A  New Date SOON!

This special training will be from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Digital Media Center in Santa Ana, CA. Participants will experience a dynamic and informative hands-on interactive workshop and leave with very helpful tips, necessary technical information, refined editing skills, along with valuable resources and handouts. Bring your own laptop with FCPX 10.2.3 software installed!

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS?
Anyone who works in FCPX! This workshop is primarily for intermediate and advanced editors. Experienced editors new to FCPX should have no problems but newbies to editing in general may find it challenging, though a good experience at a great price. This workshop is Interactive and Dolores is known for customizing her instruction for the audience.

REGISTER and Pre-Pay online at https://www.meetup.com/SoCalMediaPr­os LUNCH WILL BE INCLUDED! Seating is Limited. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

OR REGISTER RIGHT HERE AT THIS LINK: http://socalmediapros.org/component/eventbooking/fcpx-hands-on-with-dolores-jenerson-madden/individual-registration?Itemid=48

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
Bring headphones, 64 to 128 GB USB 3.0 Empty Flash Drive for workshop files, and your Laptop with FCPX version 10.2.3 installed!  (Motion 5.2.3 installed optional).

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dolores Jenerson-Madden has taught media courses at both Chaffey College and Fullerton College and is a Certified Apple Instructor. If you attended MCAI's MediaProCamp you know that Dolores' ebullient personality is perfect for simplifying the complex, explaining the difficult and encouraging creative experimentation. She is a dynamic, people-person who loves to answer questions.

COST
The complete workshop includes five+ hours of actual instruction, handout materials, resources, lunch and refreshments. Cost is $60 per person, prepaid. People with special dietary needs should bring their own food. No discounts offered or extra costs imposed. This low price is only available because MCAI is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to serving its members and the professional media community. A training workshop such as this might cost 5 to 15 times as much elsewhere. This is a one-time only event. We have no plans to offer this workshop again! Don't miss it.

SIGN UP ONLINE

REGISTER and Pre-Pay online at https://www.meetup.com/SoCalMediaPr­os LUNCH WILL BE INCLUDED! Seating is Limited. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

OR REGISTER RIGHT HERE AT THIS LINK: http://socalmediapros.org/component/eventbooking/fcpx-hands-on-with-dolores-jenerson-madden/individual-registration?Itemid=48

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?

  • Technical Information covering Computer Set Up Issues and Trouble Shooting Procedures, Data Management (Organization, Optimization, Proxy Files, Libraries, Key Words, Smart Collections, Roles, etc.)
  • 3D Text and Titles
  • Audio - from basic to advanced EQ and mixing
  • Editing functions and shortcuts
  • Selected Video and Audio Effects
  • Creating Generators in Motion for use in FCPX
  • Making 4K and HD Projects work together
  • Compressor exports from inside FCPX
  • Time Permitting:
  • Selected Color Correction Steps and MultiCam Editing
  • Dedicated Q&A on specific attendee issues

LOCATION

The DIgital Media Center
1300 S. Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA. 92704
at the corner of Wilshire.
Plenty of free parking available around the building
as well as directly across Bristol St.

DIRECTIONS
From I-405 fwy, exit onto Bristol St and go North (and East) past South Coast Plaza appox 3 miles. Cross Edinger St and the DMC will be on your left. Do a U turn at Wilshire to enter.

Annual ALL MEDIA BBQ & MIXER is August 11th, 2016

Don't miss one of the best get-togethers all year! It's the Annual ALL-MEDIA BBQ & MIXER featuring the participation of seven (count-em:7) of OC's professional media associations including MCAI; OCMMA; VO Peeps; OC ScreenWriters; OC Media Alliance; OC Indy Filmmakers; and the OC Joomla Meetup Group (web developers). You don't have to be a member of any of these groups to join in the fun and networking! Just RSVP at:

http://www.meetup.com/newmedia-82/

and Pay online (so we have enough food) and show up with plenty of Business Cards! That's right, you can actually do business with a hot dog or burger in your hand! We'll show you how! Food will be fresh off the grill and conversation will be equally tasty! Catch up with old friends and meet new ones who may become your next collaborator or client!

This years BBQ will be held at the sound stages of the Buddy Group www.buddygroup.com in Irvine, known as "The Dot Lot" and managed by Burnie's Grip and Lighting www.burniesgripandlighting.com.  It is sponsored by www.RoundTable.Media

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Next Meeting May 25th 2016

The DigiMedia Dude Explains How The DJI Osmo Camera Can Change Your Business!

Just back from NAB, Marcelo Lewin, the Digi-Media Dude will show you the ins and outs of the hottest new tool for filmmakers - The low-priced (aprox $600) 4K handheld, DJI Osmo! While the price makes it seem like a consumer product, this is a sophisticated professional tool with details you really need to know about.  Marcelo will share how he used it to cover the NAB show for 2 days! The Digi-Media Dude will also talk about workflow and offer details about settings, lighting, audio, accessories, remote wi-fi operation and more-- including the 3-axis gimbal rig for stabilized shooting. Thenhe'll show you how to export, edit in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and publish to YouTube. -- You'll find it all important stuff. You can check out the Digi-Media Dude's full NAB online coverage at: http://www.digimediadude.com/tag/nab-2016/   Be sure to join the LA/OC chapter of MCAI for this special event on Wednesday evening May 25th.

RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/newmedia-82/

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Next Meeting: SECRETS OF AUDIO POST! April 13, 2016

Don't miss MCA-I's meeting on Wednesday, April 13th when we present 2 of OC's top audio engineers sharing their secrets!

Working on TV shows, films, commercials and video,Tim Keenan of Creative Media Recording (Left) and Rick Sherman of Sherman Sound Suite (Right) are masters of sound!

Everything from sweetening to Sfx and music, mixing, editing and voice-over is on the table. Did we mention noise reduction and ADR? Bring your EQ questions and we can talk processing too! Great stories, great demos and great people await you at the OC Sound Stage  on April 13th! Don't Miss it! Come early for networking and light food. PLEASE RSVP at MCAI's Meetup Site so we know how much food to get!

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FREE WorkFlow Workshop March 2, 2016

PerfecPictures + Easy Edit + Secure Storage

The LA/OC Chapter of MCA-I and RoundTable.Media are presenting a specialKey Code Media event featuring three top industry-leading companies on the most efficient methods and tools for top quality media workflow. Panasonic, Adobe and Quantum will have their experts offering advice and recommendations to attending professionals on every level of sophistication. MC for the event will be everyone's favorite tech guy, Michael Kammes, the creator founder of independent web series, 5 Things. Sign up for this event HERE

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2015 Holiday Party Was A Blast!

 

For what some declared our 8th year, (who's counting?) the professional media organizations of Orange County got together to celebrate the year end and offer good tidings of peace and love--with many toasts to future succes for all thrown in! 

The crowd was almost at capacity for the back room of Avila's El Ranchito in Old Town Orange and everyone was in a holiday mood.

Those who arrived early had only one block to walk to see the City of Orange's tree lighting and other festivities, highlighted by a fabulous performance from the Orange Community Master Chorale. We gathered in the old church that is Avila's for dinner, camaraderie, fun and doorprizes —and no one walked away dissapointed

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Awards Given at 2015 Holiday Party

It was a perfect gathering to honor those who have contributed to the OC Media Community in 2015: representitives of more than 5 different organizations were there. The festive atmosphere included Shining Star Awards to outstanding members of MCA-i for their service to the community and special Media Community Leadership Awards to those who run OC's professional media  associations.

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Annual ALL-MEDIA Holiday Party Dec 6th!

Don’t Miss the Annual ALL—MEDIA Holiday Party!

All the media Pros of OC —no matter what organization or association you may belong to (or not belong to) are gathering for our annual Holiday Bash on Sunday, December 6th at 6:30 PM. You need to be there! It’s a great time to renew old acquaintances and make new friends!

Location is the fun spot, Avila’s El Ranchito in Orange, just off the circle http://www.avilaselranchito.com/orange.php 

Spouses and Friends Welcome!!

But FIrst, you have to RSVP at the MCAI Meetup site http://www.meetup.com/newmedia-82/ and Pay for Dinner!

It’s $25 per person for more food and fun than you can handle!
Includes non-alcoholic beverages-- Cash Bar / corkage fee $7

Avila’s El Ranchito (Formerly PJ's Abbey)
182 S. Orange St. (in an old church)
Orange CA 92866
714.516.1000

Nov 4th All About DRONES!

They're the hottest production tool and very controversial. Will Drones be too closely regulated for media use in the near future? What do you need to know about drones to use one effectively—and safely? Find out on Nov. 4th as MCA-i presents the Digimedia Dude himself, Marcelo Lewin.

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Oct '15 MCA-i Meeting Review

It was a small but active crowd at the Digital media Center for our Producer-Performer Roundtable. As promised, it was an interactive discussion between producers and performers coming from different areas of the media. 

The crowd was pretty evenly split between management and talent and we even had a couple of cross-overs who make a living in both job categories. The Panel, made up of Anne Ganguzza, founder and president of VO Peeps; producer Art Kirsch, of SoCal Showbiz; and Brian Page a stage director/sound designer who also is an actor, contributed quiite a bit and kept everyone involved. The topics varied widely.

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New JOOMLA Group Meets Oct. 28th

Accelerating Your Joomla Website!

The new meet-up group for anyone using JOOMLA on their website is calling for a 4th Wednesday get-together on Oct 28th. It's at a new Starbucks in Lake Forest and we're limited to 10 people so organizer, Grace McKay, is holding a meet at 7AM and another at 6:30PM. The topic is Sharing tricks for a fast, responsive webiste. The person with the fastest Site gets free coffee and pastry. Grace is currently building www.Roundtable.Media and trying every trick she knows to make this deep, function-filled site move quickly. She's learned a lot worth sharing and would love to get more great tips. If you work with Joomla you will enjoy this meet-up—and enjoy meeting other users.

We need you to RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Joomla-Website-Meetup/events/225592156/

NEXT MEETING: October 21st

SAVE THE DATE! Producer-Performer Roundtable!

LA/OC Chapter of MCA-i is pulling together a Producers-Performers Roundtable discussion. It's an open forum to discuss anythig relating to performers on one hand and production on the other. One of our Panelists is Anne Ganguzza,founder of the worlldwide VO Peeps and a member of MCA-i. The evening will be moderated by actor-director Brian Page and our producer panelist will be announced shortly. But it's really all about YOU. What do we have to discuss? How about fair rates, rehearsals, agents, unions, casting, OC opportunities, Ad agencies, hyohenates, divas, directors and slave-drivers, promoting yourself online and everywhere and more...but what is it YOU want to talk about? Expect an evening of interactive, honest discussion. Bring your friends as well as headshots and resumes. You never know who you'll meet.

So mark your calendar now! Join us at Santa Ana College's Digital Media Center on Wednesday evening Oct 21st, Doors open at 6:15 for networking over light food and refreshments. MCA-i members are FREE and all others pay $10 at the door. PLEASE RSVP so we have enough food. It ain't fancy but we hate to run out!

RSVP at MCAi's Meetup  Group: http://www.meetup.com/newmedia-82/

 

Sept '15 MCA-I Meeting Review

Acting Demo & Tips; Casting Director's Advice; Behind the Scenes with 'Wild Kingdom' New Host — Combine for Very Special Evening

Casting Director Wayne Morse and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Host Stephanie Arne shared words of wit and wisdom with a full house at Studio Shanks Productions in Aliso Viejo for the September meeting of MCA-i's LA/OC Chapter.  The two featured speakers detailed their experiences in the wilds of Hollywood casting and in the world of wildlife, respectively.

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MCA-I Monthly Meeting Wednesday September 16th, 2015

Casting & Auditioning Tips

FROM THE PROS

The right performer can make or break a production. That's as true for a drama or comedy as it is for a marketing or training video. Whichever side of the camera you work on, you will want to join us on Sept 16th. Our Host, Patricia Shanks—who knows a thing or two about acting and casting—has lined up noted casting director, Wayne Morse, and the talented new host of the iconic TV Series, Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Stephanie Arne. They'll be sharing real-world experiences and tips for finding the right performer—and being the right performer at the right time!
RSVP NOW at MCA-I's MeetUp site: http://www.meetup.com/newmedia-82/

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Next Meeting SEPTEMBER 16 2015: CASTING

We're preparing a great MCA-i Meeting for September. It's all about Casting and Auditioning. Whether you are a producer, director, performer or writer you will want to join us on Sept 16th. Our Host, Patricia Shanks—who knows a thing or two about acting and casting—has lined up a noted casting director and a hot young performer who will be joining us direct from her recent shoot in Costa Rica! You'll meet some talented people and get perspcetives and practical tips on the process--no matter what side of the camera you're on!

SAVE THE DATE: Wed Evening September 16th 6:30 PM

Location : Studio Shanks in Laguna Niguel http://www.studioshanks.biz

5 Important Tips To Look Professional On Your Web Cam

I was on a video conference call the other day—altogether eight working professionals—and I noticed the wide variety of picture quality, from below average to just awful. So much business is done on Skype or Zoom and other video situations using our built-in computer cameras that it's worth talking about. It's important to know how to use these tools to look good, to look professional. So here are some useful tips.

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MCA-I MEETING RECAP: TherapyCable May 2015

We were invited guests to a taping at the new Orange County streaming video service, TherapyCable where we were introduced to not only their programming concept but a discussion of their low-budget production techniques, sponsor format and business model. It was a unique opportunity for media professionals to go inside the workings of a new media enterprise.

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Next Meeting May 20, 2015

Join Us as MCA-I Visits New OC-Based Program Service, TherapyCable!

The future of media is happening now in OC! Broadcast was challenged by Cable and Cable networks transformed the media landscape. Now, streaming channels of content mean our professional world is changing again! Don't miss the revolution! Join MCA-I at our May 20th meeting at TherapyCable! It may be your future! Seating is limited. RSVP NOW at: http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/

You will get a personal introduction to the concept and production making this new venture a model for future media. We'll watch the recording of one of the channel's most popular series, Circle of Insight, and meet host Dr. Carlos Vasquez who will answer questions about TherapyCable. MCA-I Member, Manny Pacheco, who hosts his own TherapyCable show, Forgotten Hollywood, will also answer questions. Find out why they started, how they keep going, who their sponsors are and if you can get a show on TherapyCable!

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MCA-i PRESENTS: All-Media BBQ July 8th 2015

Don't Miss The Annual Summer Networking Feast!

Our annual All-Media BBQ is only a week away, on Wednesday evening July 8th. It's one of the most popular events of the year. As usual it will be held on the back lot of the famous Orange County Sound Stage in Irvine — and everyone who works in any area of Media is invited! You can count on good food and great conversation. It's a fun get-together with friends and colleagues and a great way to meet new collaborators and clients!

RSVP HERE  So We Know How Much Food to Buy! NO PREPAY! Just show up and pay $15 at the door. Bring a friend or two and come hungry!

Orange County Sound Stage (714) 598-6557
17518 Von Karman Ave, Irvine. Just off Main Street
www.ocsoundstage.com

Coming May 20th 2015

A Special LIVE MCA-i Event at a New Program Channel!

With streaming technology new media media entrepreneurs are creating 24 hour programming networks of their own choosing. Don't miss this special inside introduction to a very new and innovative program systen based in the heart of Orange County! You'll find out what they do, how they started, who they reach and maybe find you can get a show on theri channel! Save the date Wednesday May 20th in the evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Subscribe to our email newsletter to get the details first!

Next MCA-I Meeting April 29th 2015

Behind The Camera of Major Hollywood Features with Greg Irwin

Already in pre-production for the new feature film, 'Steve Jobs,' cinematographer Greg Irwin has worked the 'A' camera as 1st AC --head of the camera department--on over 50 major motion pictures. He has just finished 'GeoStorm' and 'Terminator Genisys' due out next year. Catch him at this special MCA-I event while he's in between assignments. Greg Irwin has many great tales to tell—insider stories about actors, directors, crew and more, as well as comments on trends and tips on how to make it behind the camera in the tough no-nonsense film business. Pre-register online at OC New Media Meetup Group http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/

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Mar. 7th Special Event: FINDING WORK IN TODAY'S MEDIA JOB MARKET

You can expect to come away with new tools, insights, and more efficient actions to take, which will have a positive impact on your success! The $20 fee includes lunch, parking, great doorprizes and important speakers.

Register on-line now CLICK HERE

 

MCA-i and OCMMA are co-hosting this very special event with the support of other OC media groups. Whether you are a freelancer, have your own company or have a 'permanent' job, you won't want to miss this!

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SPECIAL EVENT Jan 29, 2015

Media Alliance of OC Presents:

Growing the Orange County Media Industry in 2015

Panel Discussion/Networking event

You will want to join us Thursday night at the beautiful Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach as the Media Alliance of Orange County (MAOC) presents a networking event and panel discussion on the outlook and strategies for increasing business for the Orange County media industry. The evening will explore not only how the media production/post-production industry in Orange County can increase the amount of business, but also new opportunities for alternative types of business. Hear firsthand from OC media industry leaders, OC advertising agency representatives, producers and more, regarding building a more positive, lucrative future for our industry.

 For Tix: go to the Media Alliance website www.maoc.org

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Monthly Meeting January 21, 2015

New Streaming Channel Needs Producers, Crew, etc.

This is a combined meeting of MCA-I and PVN.

At our January 2015 meeting you'll meet Ann Devere. She and her husband Michael are principals in a new 24/7 streaming service —a new television network which will debut this Spring. They are targeting the $10.4 Billion Self-Improvement Market. And get this: they need media production pros—everyone from producers to camera ops— to create the programming for their clients' weekly shows. It might be YOU!

Want to know more? Join us at the OC Sound Stage for this month's meeting —a joint meeting between MCA-I and PVN. Ann Devere will demonstrate their technology, discuss their goals and explain how you as a media professional can fit into their business model.

Consider this another new chapter in the development of new media available to the masses—and one you can't afford to miss!

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Holiday Party '14 Was A Great Bash!

As we have in past years the professional Media Community gathered once again for a warm year-end celebration. We had a good turnout—easily double the RSVP list on our Meetup site! Members from all 5 OC media groups were there: OCMMA, PVN, VO Peeps, Media Alliance of OC and of course the organizers, MCA-i. While there were a few familiar faces missing there were plenty of old friends and lots of new faces as well. It was a busy night with good food, three different raffles and fun networking.

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Valuable Doorprizes Are Piling Up—For You!

As you know, our All Media Holiday Party on the Dec 14th, 2014 will feature many FREE door prizes. Everyone who attends is eligible to win! So far, the door prizes donated have been significant and there are still more to come.

For instance, Tim & Linda Keenan of Creative Media Recording in Cypress, the first to step up, have donated a beautiful gift basket for you to enjoy over the holidays.

A round of golf for two (value up to $220) is being provided by the Aliso Viejo Country Club on their Jack Nicklaus designed course.

And MCA-I member Tom Smith has arranged for a dinner for two at the prestigious Center Club located right next to Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa.  If you've ever been to this plush and private enclave you know that this doorprize is valued at $150 to $200.

Of course there will be plenty of other Free Doorprizes of all kinds donated by media professionals like you and friendly businesses partners so we're expecting more. If you want to donate a gift just let us know! Call John Coleman 310.488.0711

If you have not already RSVP'd do it NOW by going to MCA-i's meetup site, http://www.meetup.com/newmedia-82/

Annual Holiday Party!

Join Us For A Fun Event:
Annual All-Media Holiday Party
Dec 14, 2014

Our annual All-Media Holiday Party and wild bacchanal is scheduled for Sunday evening, December 14th! All your friends from MCA-I, OCMMA, PVN, VO PEEPS and MAOC will be there—along with anyone else who wants to celebrate the season! Don’t miss it! Throw on your warm muffler and get ready to Fa-la-la! We’ve got Free Door Prizes, a Raffle of Film/TV production equipment—Including a new GoPro Camera—as well as entertainment and some great food. And of course, we’ll have the ever-amusing and larcenous Gift Exchange!

Our get-together is designed to be an informal year-end celebration for the whole professional media community, so the dress code is ‘Holiday Casual,’ for those who observe dress codes. Bring your spouse and friends! And talk about the spirit of giving… the price is only $15 per person.
RSVP NOW click HERE Details below.

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SAVE THE DATE! Sunday December 14, 2014

It's official! Our annual All-Media Holiday Party and wild bacchanal is scheduled for Sunday evening, December 14th! Get your Reindeer sweater out of storage and get ready to Fa-la-la with all your friends old and new! We'll be giving you details in a few weeks (Hey, it's not even Thanksgiving yet!) But for now block that date on your calendar!

NEXT MEETING: November 19, 2014

Festivals & Awards: Why they're important and How to pick the right one.

Just how important is it to garner awards for your work? And with so many to contests to choose from, how do you know which one is your best choice—or should you enter everything and take your chances? That's what Lee Gluckman will address at MCA-I's monthly meeting on November 19th. He's a long-time member of MCA-I and the CEO of the prestigious US International Film & Video Festival which has been celebrating creative media excellence since 1967.

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MCA-i Creates Member Videos at OC Sound Stage

The October '14 chapter meeting was a real departure! Instead of an expert speaker sharing valuable info on the media industry we produced over half a dozen short videos for members—all thanks to Tom Smith (videogrpaher) and the OC Sound Stage (location.) Besides the talents of Tom Smith, other members contributed by helping each other prepare and deliver their on-camera 'elevator pitch.'  Those who took advantage of the unique offer were very pleased. For some it was the only way they were able to get such a marketing video for themselves—Free! Petr Hasa, the Stage Mgr of the OC Sound Stage, was not only generous with the facility but with his time as well! John Lister volunteered and was a big help. The main stage, Studio A, was busy wrapping up a production so we used their 'Studio B,' a good sized insert stage that was more than ample. The facility also boasts a green room, wardrobe-makeup room and a very nice kitchen-dining area. So there was plenty of room to spread out, rehearse privately if you desired or mingle with others and snack on the usual. While it was a small crowd, there was lots of networking and camaraderie! Thank YOU Tom Smith and OC Sound Stage--and all who participated!

Next Meeting: October 15, 2014 RECORDING FREE VIDEOS FOR MCA-i MEMBERS!

This is a Joint meeting with PVN

As promised last month, MCA-i will record a short 'Elevator Pitch' video for any member in good standing at the monthly gathering on October 15th. The free video is an opportunity for members to utilize media to promote themselves and their business. Many have expressed the desire to post such a video on their websites, others will use it for direct marketing, etc. Chapter president Art Kirsch put the offering into perspective: "Frankly, you couldn't get a professional video like this for less than triple the cost of an MCA-I membership. And you can use it for anything you want!" Some tips on what makes an effective 'elevator pitch' can be found on the front page of the website of the LA/OC Chapter of MCA-i. To get your video you must be an MCA-i Member and reserve a spot with Kirsch directly via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." RSVP for attendance at the meeting via our meetup site also applies.

TO RESERVE PRODUCTION SLOT FOR YOUR FREE VIDEO… email ART KIRSCHThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

ALSO RSVP AND PAY FOR MEETING ($5) http://www.newmedia.meetup.com/82/

TO BECOME A MEMBER OF MCA-I NOW http://www.mca-i.org/en/cms/?830

Not a member yet and want a video? JOIN MCA-I TODAY by going ONLINE at www.mca-i.org (http://www.mca-i.org/en/cms/?830) Individual membership is $80 yearly.

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