Co-hosts Trish and Chris have finished their latest book, and have sworn off all forms of digital communication for the next month. Their loss; this month's MGLA meeting promises to be really interesting, featuring a high-end compositing system, some oddly-limbed (but otherwise highly creative artists), and more. Check back laterfor details.
Make sure you check out the address and directions for BGT at the bottom of this page. Also, remember: there is free wireless Internet access at the theatre! Look for the network BGT Booth.
Our usual pre-meeting banter while folks get parked and seated.
Create photorealistic composites using the Autodesk Toxik complete, high-end toolset for real-time, HDRI film procedural and 3D compositing. Toxik features award-winning keying and color correction tools, as well as GMask, motion blur, DOF, and Bicubic warping, enabling artists to manipulate image distortion and perspective and create flawless imagery. Toxik also supports multiple channel OpenEXR files and 64-bit architecture.
In the year of 200 and 5, three creative warriors, Greg Gunn, Casey Hunt and Reza Rasoli, joined forces to create a new breed of directorial studio. From then on they have fought to organize efforts for the global betterment of writing, direction, animation, design and any other interesting form of media.
Equally comfortable behind a camera, in front of a computer, or over a sketchbook - the trio use whatever force and technique necessary to create memorable storytelling and fantastic visual feats of triumph.
The list of door prizes will be posted later - stay tuned. It's another great haul, including passes to the FITC Hollywood conference.
As always, we will hand out free tickets during the second half of the meeting (a host will start a strand at the end of an aisle; take one ticket off the strip and pass them along). Winners get to pick from the remaining prizes in the order tickets are pulled. We will pull fewer tickets than there are prizes, so that the last winner still has some choice among prizes. Prizes not claimed will be rolled over to the next meeting.
If you're not already on our email list, click on the Join MGLA button to the left and get on it now, so you can get first word of what's going to happen.
And again, thanks to Adobe's sponsorship of MGLA this year, admission is free!
Chris, Trish, Tony, Warren, and Ko
Your MGLA co-hosts
This meeting is presented in association with the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre,
a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
The Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
(between Vermont and Normandie)
Hollywood, CA 90027
* coming South/East on the 101: exit Hollywood, head East
* coming North/West on the 101: exit Vermont, head North, turn left (going West) onto Hollywood
* coming from the 5: exit Los Feliz, head West, turn left (going South) onto Vermont, turn right (going West) on Prospect, Prospect becomes Hollywood
Enter through the gate on the South side of Hollywood Blvd. just East of the light at Edgemont, or West of the light at New Hampshire (which is just West of where Prospect and Hollywood come together). The theatre is at the top of the hill, adjacent to the art gallery (they have separate entrances).
Parking is free. There is parking at the bottom of the hill, but first try to find a space around the perimeter of the park at the top. Please park closely together, at an angle (regardless of how the parking spaces are painted!) to allow more cars to park. Click here for a PDF map (300k) of the grounds that points out the parking areas and includes other helpful hints.
Wheelchair access (or if you are carrying a lot of gear): Park in the lot next to the Hollyhock house (you will see a handicap parking sign - there are also spaces for loading etc.), come into the theatre entrance, and take the elevator down. There will be space in the front of the theatre for wheelchairs.
Click here for a Google interactive map, including the ability to get directions from your location to this address. There is also a Metro Red Line station at Vermont and Sunset, about a block and a half from the park's entrance.
Before or after the meeting, there is a fine restaurant row on Vermont between Hollywood and Franklin (just around the corner from the park). There are also a number of funky ethic eateries along Hollywood.