• Holiday Party 2018!

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    Join all your media pals for a fun yuletide gathering! This year it's an intimate soiree at the Ganguzza's in Irvine. Space is limited so don't delay in getting your tickets online! Anne Ganguzza is on the board of SoCal Media Pros and the Founder of VO Peeps and a renowned hostess! Her equally talented hubby and master chef, Jerry, is in charge of the food so you can expect his usual legendary Italian-American cuisine! At $20 per person it's a steal...but who cares because you're coming to rub elbows with the most fun, talented pros in SoCal! This party is open to all media professionals but space is limited so REGISTER AND PAY NOW at VO Peeps website: https://www.vopeeps.com/events-1/youre-invited-to-a-holiday-party?utm_campaign=11b38e5f-0128-4d00-ab0b-b11c17f67c89&utm_source=so DO NOT REGISTER OR PAY ON MEETUP! DETAILS: Saturday Evening December 8, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm / $20 per person in advance / Dinner + beer, wine, soda included. BYOB and share!

  • How to Grow Your Personal Brand with Social Media and Increase Your Business

    Join SoCal Media Pros at our next monthly meeting as we present marketing guru Austin Armstrong who will show you how to grow your Personal Brand and how it can help you increase business! Whatever your business, you need to stand out from the pack. Social Media is an ever-increasingly important way to do that and Austin has techniques you will want to hear. Join us at Santa Ana College's Digital Media Center on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving as we present an important evening with Austin who has some very useful information for your business and career success. Doors open at 6:00 PM for networking with your fellow media professionals. No food will be served but we will have refreshments. Come early, bring a friend and plenty of business cards. RSVP NOW at our Meetup page SoCal Media Pros monthly meeting at Digital Media Center, 1300 S. Bristol in Santa Ana. $5 at the door /SoCal members in good standing are free. See you There!

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  • SPECIAL EVENT: Bill A Jones in Concert!

    Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

    ONE NIGHT ONLY! SoCal Media Pros long-time member, Bill A Jones, https://www.billajones.com/ is appearing in concert in OC this Friday, saluting the Great Gentlemen of Song. Besides his acting gigs (Glee, Days of Our Lives, etc) Bill has cut 2 albums. If you love the classic tunes of the great American songbook, you won't want to miss Bill's performance this week! Tickets are priced reasonably and the venue is intimate. But seating at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona Del Mar/Newport is limited, so go online and order your tickets now at https://jazz4us.ticketspice.com/bcyc-november-2nd-bill-a-jones

  • THE POWER OF PODCASTING

    Digital Media Center

    Join SoCal Media Pros as we present THE POWER OF PODCASTING with Paul Roberts. Paul will show you how to get found, share stories, create content and start a conversation with anyone you want to meet (including new customers!). Yes, audio done the right way can be that powerful! What business couldn't benefit from THE POWER OF PODCASTING? Paul Roberts has created thousands of hours of podcasts as the owner of OC TALK RADIO...Orange County's only community radio. Among other valuable lessons, you'll learn Paul's mantra: "Podcasting is Streaming...not screaming." Doors open at 6:30 for networking, program begins at 7:00 PM. $5 at the door. Paid Members of the SoCal Media Pros are free. No Food, limited refreshments will be available. PLEASE RSVP visit our website at www.SoCalMediaPros.org

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  • CROWDFUNDING: Tips, Tricks, Do's & Don'ts

    Digital Media Center

    Quality production costs $$$ and Crowdfunding sounds so easy...but it's not! Join SoCal Media Pros and our friends at Filmental-OC Independent Filmmakers as Writer-Director Trevor Mayes and Producer Larry Stimson share their journey to fund their new film, "The Dancer." If you have crowdfunding experience come and share it with us! ...and if you're interested in joining their production as either cast or crew don't miss this event! doors open at 6:30 PM for networking! $5 at the door...paid Members of SoCal Media Pros are Free.

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  • WORK WITH FILMMAKER TREVOR MAYES ON HIS NEXT PROJECT!

    Digital Media Center

    Award-winning Screenwriter and Director, Trevor Mayes, is prepping his next project and he's looking for both cast and crew! Whether you're interested in working on the film with Trevor, or just want to hear how a successful Indie puts a production together, you'll want to join SoCal Media Pros for our June gathering! Who knows, you may end up on the set with Trevor! Trevor is going to share his process and filmmaking advice with us. You'll get important details on his creative formula, keys to success and how to make money as an indie filmmaker, including: Crowdfunding / Screenwriting / Teamwork and Passion / Formatting for Theatrial Exhibition / Festival Frenzy / The Streaming Market for Indies You'll also get a chance to talk with Trevor about joining him as either a cast or crew member on the next production! So, bring a headshot or resume if you like. And of course, bring a friend! Come early to network with other media professionals over light food and refreshments. $10 via PayPal or at the door. $5 for SoCal Media Pros Members in good standing. Doors open at 6:30 PM for networking and refreshments. Program starts at 7:00PM SEE our website at www.SoCalMediaPros.org

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  • How to Shoot, Edit and Publish a 360-Degree Video

    Digital Media Center

    $10.00

    Guest Marcelo Lewin will teach how to shoot, edit and publish 360-degree videos. This is an introductory presentation for those that have never shot or edited 360-degree videos. We'll cover pre-production, production and post challenges and how to over come them. We'll be shooting an actual video using a Ricoh Theta V, editing it in Premiere Pro and rendering and publishing it using Adobe Media Encoder. Don't miss this interactive evening! Pay Online via PayPal or cash at the door! But Please RSVP so we know how much food to buy!

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  • SPECIAL Intro To VR, AR and MR

    Digital Media Center

    $10.00

    Virtual Reality (VR) is for more than just gamers! SoCal Media Pros presents Marcelo Lewin, the founder of How TO CREATE VR http://www.howtocreatevr.com/ with a special night of cutting edge media. Don't miss this interactive evening! In this presentation you’ll learn all the basics of VR, AR and MR including the different kinds of hardware, software and VR experiences available today. You'll learn all about the different types of Head Mounted Displays (HMDs), what haptic suits are, different type of input controllers, what light boxes are and much more! After the presentation, you'll be able to try out various VR experiences using the Oculus Rift. Come Early and bring a friend to network with other professionals! $10 Now or Cash at the door for non-Members. Members of SoCal Media Pros pay $5 More on our website www.SoCalMediaPros.org ABOUT OUR GUEST: Marcelo Lewin is currently an eLearning Production Manager who loves to work and live at the intersection of e-Learning, Filmmaking and VR. He manages a great team of eLearning Developers with the goal of creating and delivering top-notch content. He's also the founder of HowToCreateVR.com, which offers on-site VR bootcamps for companies to learn all about VR, AR and MR. Marcelo is obsessed with virtual reality, both as a gaming platform and as an exceptional training tool. Marcelo loves to connect with you, so please feel free to email him at [masked]

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  • 5 MOST IMPORTANT LIGHTING CONCEPTS FOR PRO FILMMAKERS AND VIDEO CREATORS

    Whether you are shooting a documentary, drama, comedy or corporate video good lighting will make your pictures sing. Producer Director, John Coleman, will present his demonstration of "The 5 Most Important Lighting Concepts for Professional Filmmakers and Video Creators." Coleman, a member of The DGA (Director's Guild of America) who has over 30 years in television, has also taught professional college-level media courses—including LIGHTING—for a combined total of over 15 years. For this meeting of SoCal Media Pros he has condensed a number of practical lighting tips into 5 important concepts that are utilized by Hollywood's top Cinematographers and DPs. John promises to demonstrate these concepts and how to apply them using even small, simple lights. Come early for Networking with fellow PROS and for light food and refreshments. Pay online or at the door. $10 --members of SoCal Media Pros pay $5 Join SoCal Media Pros at www.SoCalMediaPros.org

  • Video Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business and Personal Brand!

    Digital Media Center

    $10.00

    • What we'll do Video Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business and Personal Brand! SoCal Media Pros Meeting Feb 23rd Join us as Marketing Maven Austin Armstrong from Therapy Cable shares video strategies that really work! Everyone can use Austin's valuable experience in marketing their business but this meeting will be especially useful to us in professional media! Don't miss being there to network with other pros and to have Austin answer your questions! He'll cover - Why video marketing is so important - Overcoming fears associated with just getting started - What equipment you need (it's less than you think) - Insider tactics and strategies to maximize success - Where to publish to reach your target audience - and How to analyze results RSVP NOW on Meetup! Pay online or pay at the door but PLEASE RSVP. Thanks. $10 donation / Members of SoCal Media Pros pay $5 Location: Santa Ana College's DIgital Media Center 1300 S. Bristol Street Santa Ana, CA 92704 Doors open at 6:15 / Progran starts at 7:00PM • What to bring • Important to know

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