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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 AUGUST 27th!


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.


App Guys


Dan Fearing, from “the App guys”, demos the incredible new app-"Shot Professional" or "ShotPro" for short.  We all know that pre-production planning is essential, so much so that it can make or break a project! A local team has made a mobile and desktop app that can help you build realistic sets, test shots, change lenses, add audio, and create a storyboard that communicates emotion and mood… all in an easy to use APP!  The app guys will be giving away free copies to VIP's when the app is fully released. Don’t miss this breakthrough demo!




Coming up


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.


updated 8/4/2014  CMP temp link