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The VIP's meet on the LAST Wednesday of each month beginning promptly at 7 PM
Our monthly meetings are held at:
Studio 50
(directions are also listed at the bottom of this page!)

3665 Bleckley St, Mather, CA 95655  916-362-7200

A $5 fee to the meeting includes entry for *door prizes, refreshments,
networking opportunities and an education!  FREE on-site parking.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Bring a friend!


Join us JULY 30th!

This month we have tons of fantastic prizes to award as door prizes, including $499 worth of software from our new sponsor, GenArts plus Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve (retail value $995)! Please see our sponsor page for more info on all our fantastic sponsors!




A movie trailer is marketing for your feature film or project. Trailers are made up from scenes drawn from the most exciting, funny, or otherwise significant parts of the project, or from footage that’s shot specifically for promotional reasons but actually isn’t part of the final movie. How to tell the story of your fine movie in about 2 to 3 minutes? What makes an audience want to see your project? Come learn about the art of making a great trailer at the VIP’s meeting on July 30th. Tim Walton will share insight regarding the editing of his fantastic trailer for his feature film, “Squaw-the Documentary”. Tim is a two time Emmy award winning PBS editor who's career in production spans nearly three decades. He currently works for KVIE Public Television in Sacramento



Come learn aboutRE:Vision Effects, the popular, affordable line of software plug-ins for film and video visual effects. Lori Freitag, the Training and Content manager for RE:Vision Effects, will share a video project that utilizes several plug-ins, RE:Match Color and DE:Flicker, Twixtor, RSMB, and also integrates an After Effects workflow with Cinema 4D. RE:Vision Effects focuses on providing innovative, advanced software to create, modify, control, and enhance digital video imagery at the highest quality. Their products have a broad range of applications and are currently used in every phase of television, motion picture, Internet and visual effects industries. Their end-user products include the acclaimed Twixtor and ReelSmart Motion Blur and are available as a popular, affordable line of software plug-ins that enable independent editors, artists, and producers to apply all types of visual effects to video and film.  RE:Vision Effects plug-ins are available for Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe After Effects, Eyeon Fusion, Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion, The Foundry's Nuke, Adobe Premiere Pro, Autodesk 3ds Max/Maya Composite, Avid editing systems, Autodesk Systems (Sparks), Autodesk SoftImage, Quantel genQ and others.  The founders received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement for the design and development of this affordable, user-friendly RE:Vision family of software products. To find out more Lori as worked for RE:Vision Effects since 2009.  Previously she worked freelance in production as a visual effects artist and compositor for main titles, films, commercials and motion graphics for over 18 years. Her work has been nominated for an Emmy and has received many other design awards. She has also worked for, and developed training for Autodesk, Getris Images, taught at the Art Institute, Silicon Studio, worked for Apple and done many private company training sessions in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.


Coming up


Mark Herzig  

The incredible Mark Herzig talks about his new doc, and trailer for said doc. “Free-Form, Baby!” is a documentary about and early years of the free-form radio format on FM.  Set against the background of the political and social turmoil exacerbated by the Vietnam war, and predicated historically by the "boss jock" era, “Free-Form, Baby!” describes how a small group of weirdos, savants, entrepreneurs, and artists found each other and unified around their abiding enthusiasm and love for radio and music. How they found each other, and discovered that they were following similar muses, is a rich story that has never truly been told; one that connects an old media model to a new conception, and continues to have a variety of effects on how we live, communicate, and understand information. Featuring:  (so far) Howard Hesseman, Joel Selvin, John Kay, The Firesign Theater, Russ Solomon, Peter Albin, Marcia Ball,  Ben Fong-Torres, Dan Hicks, Elvin Bishop, Country Joe Macdonald, Barry Melton, Sammy Hagar, Robert Cray, Bill Champlin, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, and the men and women who invented modern radio . . . and changed the world.


Dan Fearing reveals an amazing app for DSLR video


We'll check out 4k work flow with Bernie Mitchell; President of Silver Platter Productions, Inc


Joel Dockendorf talks about his wonderful film, “Old Friends" and explains about the special effects he used offers production tips.


Justin Majeczky  shows us and discusses the astounding DSLR timelapse videos that made him famous


We'll learn about G-tech hard drives - raid, storage, workflow, and back up



Studio 50   3665 Bleckley St, Mather, CA 95655  916-362-7200

The easiest way in is to exit Hwy 50 at Mather Field Road South. Stay in the right or center laneAs soon as you pass Peter McCuen St, start moving over to the left lane.  The next curve takes you to ARMSTRONG where you turn LEFT. You stay on that for just about 2 blocks ‘til you reach BLECKLEY.  “Studio 50” is the last building on your right with a large parking lot before the large grass fields...




The VIP's are very grateful to VMI, INC.  for their generous provision of a beautiful projection system.



Rusty Rogers Logo


 Rusty Rogers provides our audio systems and
we are so thankful for his contributions!
Rusty is also available for hire-please check out his website.



*The Sacramento VIP's award door prizes at each meeting that are freely donated by video industry related vendors. The winners of those prizes are fully responsible for any taxes related to the prize. The Sacramento VIP's do not offer any warranty on prizes, nor are we responsible for protection from technical failure. Winners should contact the Vendor directly.


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