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November 17, 2014

Techweek LA

TECHWEEK LA
November 17-23
RSVP & MORE INFO HERE Use Hub LA’s discount code to receive 15% off: BVN2X39E

Techweek hosts a 7-day series of events with a 2-day technology conference and expo to bring together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders. This weeklong celebration of technology and innovation brings the local community together and we then shine a large global spotlight on the exciting developments in that community. You can also learn more on Techweek LA’s site.

Start: November 17, 2014
End: November 23, 2014
Venue: Various Locations
Address:
CA, United States

November 21, 2014

Directors Master Class – CANCELLED

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED.

DIRECTORS MASTER CLASS
November 21 – 23, 2014

Note: Hub LA members receive a $50 discount to this course. Please email host@thehubla.com to receive the discount code.

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You made your first movie, maybe your second, possibly your third. You are well on your way in your career as a film director, and you want to deepen your understanding of how to craft your films with more skill, power and creativity.

This 3-Day Directors Master Class is for you. You will have three full-days of interactive workshops with masters of their crafts dedicated to sharing their insights and expertise with you and answering your questions. You will also meet and get to know your fellow filmmaking peers.

Cinematographer Steven Fierberg (Secretary, Love and Other Drugs), designer and art director Alex McDowell (Fight Club, Minority Report), and composer Alex Wurman (March of the Penguins, Temple Grandin) will each be with you for one full day.

In this 3-Day Master Class you will discover:

The art of color and how it can be effectively used to communicate story and emotion
The effects of different camera choices on viewer emotions and other advanced techniques in visual language
How to communicate with a music composer and advanced techniques in how music and score can enhance story

Your master teachers:

A hopeless romantic, Steven Fierberg, ASC, is in love with the subtlety of natural light, ‘dancing with it’ in his cinematography, augmenting real daylight with minimal lighting to create a natural feel. His dream is to create a ‘heightened reality’ that is beautiful and dramatic, yet grounds the performances and story in truth. He just completed shooting (on film) the Warner Brothers production of Entourage, based on the hit television show. Steve shot the first 25 episodes of that show, as well as directorial efforts of Entourage alumni Mark Mylod (Once Upon a Time), Julian Farino, Adrian Grenier (Teenage Paparazzo), and Kevin Connolly. His dramatic cinematography has ranged from studio movies like Ed Zwick’s Love and Other Drugs, featuring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, to micro budget indy films such as Alex Cox’s Repo Chick and Sally Potter’s Rage. His favorite work includes Joel Schumacher’s poignant Twelve and Steven Shainberg’s provocative Secretary, which won a special jury prize from the Sundance Film Festival for originality. He worked with Baz Luhrmann on additional photography for Moulin Rouge! and his extensive television work includes the breakthrough Mexican drug trade classic Kingpin as well as pilots for directors Jason Moore and Bryan Singer. His work on the epic mini-series Attila, starring Gerard Butler, won him the ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. Steven also delves into the commercial and music world, working with Dr. Dre, Kid Cudi, Queen Latifah, Tim McGraw and Snoop Dogg. He won the Latin Grammy for Best Music Video of the Year for Robi ‘Draco’ Rosa’s Mas Y Mas. He has been an officer in the American Society of Cinematographers, and a member of the Motion Picture Academy. In between projects, he teaches Camera & Visual Storytelling at the Maine Photographic Workshops, as well as classes at NYU, USC and AFI.

Alex McDowell RDI is an award-winning designer and storyteller working at the intersection of emergent technologies and experiential media. McDowell’s career encompasses 30 years as production designer in video and feature films, working with directors David Fincher, Steven Spielberg, Terry Gilliam and Anthony Minghelia and others. He designed many films, amongst them Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Man of Steel, Watchmen, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fight Club and Minority Report. His production design work on Minority Report is considered seminal both for its vision of near future technology and its integration with the public imagination, and is believed to have resulted in nearly 100 patents for new technologies. He is now a Professor of Practice in Media Arts + Practice at USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he teaches world building. He is director of the USC World Building Media Lab (WbML), where McDowell and his interdisciplinary students research and build immersive worlds for storytelling and narrative design practice across multiple platforms. The WbML was awarded the prestigious Future Voice Award at the 2014 Interaction Awards. He also leads the USC 5D Institute, renowned since 2007 as the preeminent narrative media knowledge space. He is recipient, from George Lucas, of the William Cameron Menzies endowed chair in Production Design. McDowell’s 5D Global Studio are high-end peddlers of modern-day magic; in a multi-platform, cross-discipline design studio practice he and his team combine emergent technologies with highly interactive storytelling to create deeply immersive experiences that surprise, provoke and delight. (Photo by Glen Glasser at WIRED by Design 2014)

Award-winning composer Alex Wurman is highly versatile with a broad musical palette. He can traverse the film-score landscape by writing a critically-acclaimed score for an Oscar®-winning film, to supporting comedy with musical punctuation for box office giants, to capturing the essence of brainy ideas for indie films. Some examples include: the eerie piano melodies of Confessions of A Dangerous Mind, minimalist/20th century sculpted sounds for Temple Grandin, groovy ’70′s themes for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, contemporary interpretations of French impressionism for Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, and soulful melodies combined with ethereal orchestrations for March of the Penguins. When asked to score another wildlife documentary, The Last Lions for Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Wurman wrote a score that won him his second award for ‘best music’ at the world’s leading natural history film forum: The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Although known primarily for his work on films, when scoring major telefilms, such as Mrs. Harris, or Bernard and Doris, he is rewarded with Emmy recognition. Wurman’s score for HBO Film’s Temple Grandin starring Claire Danes won the Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.

This Directors Master Class has been designed with the professional director in mind by Cherien Dabis (director of Amreeka, May in the Summer) and Adam Leipzig (CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, publisher of Cultural Weekly, former president of National Geographic Films and senior executive at Walt Disney Studios; 25 films including March of the Penguins, The Way Back, Titus). Cherien and Adam will also be at all classes.

Enrollment is strictly limited.
This master class is only open to directors who have had at least one feature film released commercially (narrative or documentary).

Tuition for all 3 days, includes lunch and refreshments:
$550 “I want to get in while there is still room!” special price right now.
$650 After November 5, if space available.
$750 At the door, if space available.

All sessions will be held at HUB LA, 830 Traction Ave., Third Floor, LA 90013 in Downtown LA’s Arts District.

Time/days: 10 am – 4pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 21, 22, 23. Alex Wurman will teach on Friday, Alex McDowell will teach on Saturday, and Steven Fierberg will teach on Sunday.

CLICK HERE for more information & to apply to Directors Master Class.

Start: November 21, 2014
End: November 23, 2014
Venue: Hub LA
Address:
830 Traction Ave #3A, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90013

November 25, 2014

OFFICE HOURS: CPA

HUB LA Member Office Hours
CPA
Hosted by Derek Davis
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month
5:00-7:00pm

Meet with Derek to discuss accounting, write-offs, taxes, and other CPA questions you may have. Derek has worked at Price Waterhouse and Deloitte. He loves working with startups & individuals participating in the shared economy.

Email host@thehubla.com to book this office hour.

Start: November 25, 2014 5:00 pm
End: November 25, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Hub LA
Address:
CA, United States

November 25, 2014

OFFICE HOURS: Entertainment Law

HUB LA Member Office Hours
Entertainment Law
Hosted by Josh Ludmir, VP Business & Legal Affairs at Participant Media
Last Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm

Josh Ludmir specializes in entertainment law. Bring your questions about option agreements, copyright, trademark, distribution rights and more. Josh received his BA from Harvard University and his MBA from University of Michigan.

Email host@thehubla.com to book this office hour.

Start: November 25, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 25, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Hub LA
Address:
CA, United States

November 26, 2014

Whole Foods Community Lunch

Community Lunch
Weekly, 12:30-1:30pm
Members Only

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Hub LA’s weekly members-only lunch, catered by our partner Whole Foods Market. Each week, members ditch there laptops for a few precious moments and get to know one another in a casual, laid back, lunch on us kind of way. Hosted by Hub LA Staff with weekly questions!

Community Lunch is open to Hub LA members of at any membership level.

Start: November 26, 2014 12:30 pm
End: November 26, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: Hub LA
Address:
CA, United States

November 26, 2014

OFFICE HOURS: Social Good Startup Strategies

HUB LA OFFICE HOURS
Social Good Startup Office Hours
Hosted by Elizabeth Stewart
4:00-6:00pm

Schedule a time to receive social enterprise start-up support. Come ready to discuss your business model, B Certification, financing, legal structures, and organizational design for making impact with your start-up.

Elizabeth Stewart is the CEO and co-founder of Hub LA. For the last ten years Elizabeth has worked on environmental and social sustainability, with a particular emphasis on water, energy, and social enterprise models. Elizabeth is the founding director of Causemopolis, a collaborative firm focused on developing infrastructure that furthers the integration of environmental, social, and economic considerations to create vibrant urban places worldwide. Her consulting work focused on using collaborative consumption models to generate living-wage jobs in the green economy. She has also advised clean tech and community-oriented technology start-ups. Elizabeth holds an MA in Urban Planning from the University of California Los Angeles, where she co-founded the Graduate Leaders in Sustainability Certificate program and was one of the first professionals to graduate with the recognition, and a BA in Political Science-International Relations.

Start: November 26, 2014 3:00 pm
End: November 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Hub LA
Address:
CA, United States

November 29, 2014

General Assembly User Experience Design Course

General Assembly User Experience Design Course
Saturdays
September 20 through December 6, 2014
10:00am -3:00pm

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Learn How To:
Understand users’ problems through research and empathy.
Communicate designs through deliverables like personas, sitemaps, user flows, and wireframes.
Present, defend, and critique design decisions.
REGISTER FOR COURSE

Hub LA
2nd Fl Media Lab
830 Traction Ave Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tuition: $4,000 USD

Start: November 29, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 29, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Hub LA
Address:
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830 Traction Ave, #3A, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90013
Cost: Tuition

December 3, 2014

Whole Foods Community Lunch

Community Lunch
Weekly, 12:30-1:30pm
Members Only

Hub LA’s weekly members-only lunch, catered by our partner Whole Foods Market. Each week, members ditch there laptops for a few precious moments and get to know one another in a casual, laid back, lunch on us kind of way. Hosted by Hub LA Staff with weekly questions!

Community Lunch is open to Hub LA members of at any membership level.

Start: December 3, 2014 12:30 pm
End: December 3, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: Hub LA
Address:
CA, United States

December 4, 2014

Ethical Fashion Wine Down

WINE DOWN
6-8pm

Join us for our monthly mixer, co-hosted by members and partners from the Hub LA community. This is our special holiday edition, focused on Ethical Fashion. Come meet other people in the eco/sustainable/local fashion world, and enjoy food and drinks from Whole Foods Market.

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Start: December 4, 2014 6:00 pm
End: December 4, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Hub LA
Address:
CA, United States

December 4, 2014

StoryCode LA: Futurestates

STORYCODE LA: FUTURESTATES
December 4, 2014
7:30-9:30pm
RSVP HERE

Join us for an evening with Karim Ahmad and meet other StoryCode enthusiasts!

Science fiction and social impact storytelling collide in Futurestates, a one-of-a-kind immersive short film anthology from public media powerhouse ITVS. Come to the next Storycode LA session and meet Futurestates creator/producer Karim Ahmad, who will walk us through the project’s history, and talk about its iconoclastic final season.

“What will America look like in 10, 15, even 20 years? ‘Futurestates,’ the revolutionary series produced by ITVS, has been proposing answers to these questions since 2010. For its fifth and final season, Futurestates is presented as an immersive online video experience featuring short films that imagine robots with feelings, what education looks like in a wired world, and the future of prisons and our penal system. The central question at the heart of Futurestates is how technologies we may take for granted have a profound effect on our capacity to feel, create, live… and be human.”

-Description courtesy of the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Karim Ahmad is the Senior Digital Content Strategist for ITVS, where he oversees the organization’s digital content funding initiatives & portfolio. He is the Creator and Producer of the acclaimed digital series FUTURESTATES, recently reinvented as an immersive storyworld experience at futurestates.tv, and the ITVS Storylab, a development fund/incubator of next generation web series for public media distribution. He is also an independent cross-platform writer and producer, currently developing a portfolio of feature films, TV series, comic books and interactive media projects. He can be found on Twitter at @the_karachi_kid.

Start: December 4, 2014 7:30 pm
End: December 4, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Hub LA Screening Room
Address:
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830 Traction Ave #3A, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90013
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