Digital Cinema Society February Update

Digital Cinema Society

February 10, 2014

Upcoming Digital Cinema Society Event

Everything ARRI — March 6th in Burbank

A Preview of the Latest from ARRI including New Amira Camera

The Digital Cinema Society will be treated to an update of the latest ARRI technology including a preview of the completely new ARRI Amira camera, refinements to the Alexa including new Recording and Anamorphic options, lenses, and several new Lighting instruments. We’ll see it all at our “Everything ARRI” event. Thursday evening March 6th at ARRI’s Burbank Headquarters. Seating is limited, and RSVPs are required.  e-mail: with your name and “Everything ARRI” in the subject line.

Webinars and Online Classes

Tiffen Filmmaking Webinar with Ross Hockrow

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:00 am PST / 12:00 pm EST (check website for times in your area.)
To register, visit:

SMPTE Webcast: ”Technical Differences Between Professional Monitors, and How to Choose the Right One for the Job”

February 20, 2014, 1:00 pm EST
Guest speaker: Bill Admans, Director, Production and Post-Production Solutions, Dolby
Cost: SMPTE Educational Webcasts are Free to current SMPTE Professional Members, $49 for non-members.

Moviola Filmmaking Webinars

February 11 – Approaches to Creative Editing / February 18 – Online Editing & Finishing in DaVinci Resolve 10 / February 20 – Optical Disc Archive by Sony /February 25 – Purchasing the Right Camera / March 4 – Color Correcting in Final Cut Pro X / March 25 – Stabilization and Tracking in After Effects / April 1- Making the Anti-Hollywood Movie with John Putch. Check website for times in your area.

Other Industry Happenings in L.A.

VES Awards

February 12, 2014

Birns & Sawyer Filmmakers Showcase Screening w/ Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC Q&A

In celebration of the 2014 Academy Awards, Birns & Sawyer’s Filmmakers Showcase presents a complimentary screening of TCM’s
“AND THE OSCAR GOES TO…”Saturday, February 15, 2014, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood
With a Q&A with the film’s Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC
Location: El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo, CA 91601.

2014 HPA Tech Retreat

February 17-21, 2014, Hyatt Regency, Indian Wells (near Palm Springs), CA

Digital Entertainment World 2014

February 18-20, 2014, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

50th CAS Awards

February 22, 2014, The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

LAPPG Presents: Entertainment Industry Tax Seminar

The Los Angeles Post Production Group presents “Maximizing Your Entertainment Industry Deductions – Tax Insights for the Entertainment Professional
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA
Cost: $15 (plus Eventbrite ticket fee).
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

Save the date:  SMPTE Hollywood Section Meeting: “The Technology and Dramatic Capabilities of Ultra-HD Minicams for Motion Pictures / TV & Advertising”

February 26, 2014, 6:00 pm, Los Angeles Film School, Hollywood, CA
RSVP Link to come in early February.

6th Annual Film Finance Forum West

March 4-5, 2014, Los Angeles, CA

2014 SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards

Saturday, March 8th, 2014, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

PaleyFest 2014

March 13-28, 2014, The Dolby Theater, Hollywood, CA

International Film & TV Finance Summit

March 19-20, 2014, Hotel Palomar, Los Angeles, CA

AbelCine L.A. Training Workshops:

Feb. 11 – Digital Cinema Series: HD Formats 101: Media, Compression, and Formats / Feb. 12 – Blackmagic Cinema Intensive / Feb. 13 – Secrets of Optics / Feb. 19 – Canon C100 Workshop / Feb. 21-22 – Location Sound for the Camera Operator w/ Dean Miles / Feb. 25 – Digital Loader 101: Making the Copy / March 4 – Digital Loader 201: Complex Setups / March 8 – The Power of Lighting for the Digital Image / March 10-11 – The Steadicam Zephyr / Scout / Pilot Workshops /  March 12 – Phantom Flex/Miro/4K Intensive Training / March 18-19 – MoVI Intensive Workshop / April 22 – Digital AC Series: Digital AC 101 – Basic Knowledge & Practices / April 23 – Sony FS100 & FS700 Workshop / April 29 – Digital AC Series: Digital AC 201 – Building the Camera. For a complete list of classes or to register and request DCS 15% discount on training workshops, visit:

DCS Members invited to Participate in Sony Training at the new Digital Motion Picture Center

DCS members are invited to apply to attend educational sessions to experience new Sony 4K Technologies at the Digital Motion Picture Center located on the Sony Studios lot in Culver City.

An introductory session will be held every Thursday from 9:30AM to 5:30PM. Attendees will have a chance to learn from an intellectual perspective what 4K technology is, train on the operation of the F65 and F55, as well as the opportunity to shoot 4K pictures, process them through a 4K workflow and view the results on a 4K projector.

A second set of classes are also scheduled every Wednesday afternoon from1PM to 5PM that will involve more in-depth Operational Training on the new F55 and F5 designed for those who have already taken the Introduction to 4K course. This advanced session will cover everything there is to know about the new F cameras including very detailed session on building and configuring the cameras and changing menus, an opportunity for students to shoot “pre-scripted” shots on the set, and a review of the workflow followed by a grading session of the footage that the attendees shoot.

Class sizes are limited and may be backlogged by several weeks, but DCS members in good standing are invited to contact us to be added to the wait list, and as space becomes available you will be contacted by Sony to schedule your session. RSVP with your complete contact details and Sony DMPC Intro or Sony DMPC F5/F55 in the subject line to:

Follow DCS on Facebook and Twitter

Don’t forget that the Digital Cinema Society has a Facebook fan page. Check in for the latest news, event details and general DCS hubbub at: On Twitter, you can follow us @DCSCharlene

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