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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!



April 30, 2014


Studio 50 3665 Bleckley St. Mather, CA 95655

Sacramento VIP’s Professional Video Gear Show;
all the things you need to make a great movie!


Check out the coolest technology and the latest production gear with the reps from Adobe; AJA; Artbeats; BlackmagicDesign;
Boris FX; 
Samy's Cameras SF showing Canon; Fiilex Lighting; Hitachi; JonyJib; JVC Professional Products Panasonic; Skip's Music with Shure; Sony Pro; the Vitec Group - showing Vinten, Sachtler, Litepanels, Anton Bauer VMI, Inc. with the latest gear fresh from NAB© and LOTS MORE!!!

The Wicked ‘Wich food truck will be onsite to help you with dinner
before or during the show! SkipsMusic  

*Focal Press will not be at the show but is offering show specials and
giveaways at the VIP's March and May meetings


More info soon... Stay tuned!



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 BARCO and VMI, INC. for their generous provision of a beautiful projection system.





 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.




Matt Elyash Photo


AT OUR MAY 28th meeting:


Matthew Elyash will discuss Aerial Videography using Multi-Rotor camera platforms. Matt has been a speaker at the VIP’s meetings before, he gave us a great overview of the GoPro camera systems and some of the ways he uses it in his work. From filming Green Sea Turtles in Hawaii, to half buried in the snow with cranky brown bears, to under a crystal clear stream with spawning Salmon, his tiny Go Pros have seen it all!  


This time he is taking the new Go Pro Hero 3 Black Edition to new heights! Literally!! Matt has been researching, building and flying multi-rotor systems carrying small HD cameras such as the Go Pro for the last few years, and in the last 16 months his use of these amazing devices has really taken off!


Matt will share what it takes to get started, some of the perils and pitfalls of owning and operating your own personal aerial camera platform and where he sees the industry headed. He will touch on the current legal situation with regards to operating SUAV's in the National Air Space and touch on some guidelines


Matt has been involved in all phases of video and video production, from Computerized edit system Manufacturers, Sales Manager, Technical Support Manager, to performing System Design, Engineering and Installation of dozens of production systems across the state and the nation. His customers include luminaries such as Warren Miller Ski Films, and technical support for shows such as SeaQuest.


His current position with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has taken him from scuba diving under Monterrey Bay to hanging out of a helicopter a thousand feet over the Golden Gate, to a remote base camp at over 12,000 feet in the Eastern Sierra. His footage has appeared on Modern Marvels, NBC Nightly News, and most local affiliates, his credits among others, include Alex Paine's Animal Rescue, and National Geographic's Wild Justice.



Jim Tierney from Digital Anarchy will demo Flicker Free for time lapse, slow motion, archival footage, and flicker from LED lights.



updated 4/16/2014  CMP temp link