Past Events

2nd Annual Summer Solstice -- June 21, 2017



2nd Annual Summer Solstice
A VPA BBQ & Social Event

Wednesday, June 21, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Mahony & Sons - 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver



Sponsored by:






















VPA Members FREE - Non-Members $30.00

First drink and BBQ dinner included




Spring Ahead -- April 5, 2017



Spring Ahead
A VPA Social & Networking Event

Wednesday, April 5, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Mahony & Sons - 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver



Special thanks to our sponsors:






Equipment generously provided by:





VPA Members FREE - Non-Members $25.00

First drink and appetizers included



VPA Holiday Celebration -- December 14, 2106




VPA Holiday Celebration

Wednesday, December 14th, from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Steamworks Uber Lounge and Atrium - 375 Water Street Vancouver, BC




VPA Members were FREE and Non-members & guests $35.00

Featuring live music by The Crayons

First drink and appetizers included




Fall Fiesta - September 20, 2016



VPA Fall Fiesta

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Mahony & Sons - 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver


VPA Members were Free and Non-Members were $25.00

Price included 1st drink & complimentary taco bar.

If you became a member the Fiesta was on us!




Summer Solstice BBQ and Social - June 23, 2016





Summer Solstice BBQ and Social

was held Thursday, June 23 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

at Mahony & Sons - 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver


VPA Members were Free and Non-Members were $20.00

Price included 1st drink & complimentary BBQ dinner.

If you became a member the BBQ was on us!

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Behind the Soundtrack - April 30, 2016




This exclusive opportunity to peek behind the curtain. 

was experienced up close and in depth on how a first class music soundtrack is planned, produced and scored for film and television projects.


Through an all-day seminar conducted at CBC Studio 1, a premiere orchestral recording studio, we gained knowledge and insight from several panels of experienced industry insiders.


At the end of the day, we witnessed the process come together with a live orchestral string recording session.


Hal Beckett, Moderator


I - Planning - Music and Post Supervision

Natasha Duprey - Music Supervisor


Valerie Biggin - Music Supervisor

Scott Watson - Post Production Supervisor

Jonathan Shore - Post Production Supervisor


II - Exploring - Music and Picture Editorial

Meagan Carsience - Music Editor

Paul Shatto - Music Editor

Allan Lee - Picture Editor

Tony Dean Smith - Picture Editor


III - Creating - Director and Composers

Chris Haddock – Director

Schaun Tozer – Composer

Rich Walters - Composer

Tim McCauley – Composer


IV - Producing - Music Recording and Delivery

Roger Monk - Scoring Mixer

Vince Renaud - Score Recordist and Re-recording Mixer

Brian Campbell - Scoring Mixer

Kelly Cole - Re-recording Mixer

Brad Goodman - Post Production Supervisor


V - Recording - Orchestral String Session

featuring 11 strings from the Vancouver Film Orchestra

featuring cues from our 3 guest composers and moderator

featuring the VFO recording team


Saturday, April 30th, 2016

9:45 AM to 5:00 PM

CBC Studio 1, 700 Hamilton Street


Included: sandwich lunch, coffee & beverages





In partnership with





Contributing Sponsors








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VPA Vancouver Post Alliance


Leap Year Social 2016 - February 29, 2016



On Monday February 29th, Soho Bar & Billiards - 1283 Hamilton Street Yaletown, hosted our Leap Year Social.

Complimentary snacks and billiards were included with admission.  




Sponsored by






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A Conversation with William Steinkamp, A.C.E. - January 16th, 2016





On Saturday January 16th, 2016 at the VIFF Vancity Theatre, the VPA hosted an informal presentation and conversation with William Steinkamp, Oscar nominated American film editor with more than 30 major film credits spanning his 35 year career. Mr. Steinkamp offered his insights and anecdotes on the essential points of the craft: understanding an actor’s performance, script, music, pace, continuity, and the collaboration process with the director.


Steinkamp had a longstanding, notable collaboration with director Sydney Pollack, editing nearly all of Pollack's films from Tootsie (1982) through the director's last film, The Interpreter (2005). He also edited several of director Gary Fleder's films including Kiss the Girls (1997) and The Express (2008), as well as The Fabulous Baker Boys directed by Steve Kloves (1989), and Scent of a Woman directed by Martin Brest (1992). Steinkamp is currently working in Vancouver on the Lionsgate feature film, The Shack, directed by Stuart Hazeldine.


Presenting Sponsors







with the participation of








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VPA Holiday Celebration - December 16, 2015





We celebrated the Holiday Season Wednesday, December 16th, 7pm to Midnight with the VPA by toasting this landmark year for Post Production.


There was a live band featuring our own Vince Renaud and “The Elements”
It was free for VPA members and the first drink and appetizers were included. Non members and guests were $25.
The event was held at the Steamworks Uber Lounge and Atrium 375 Water Street Vancouver, BC


Sponsors

                 

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End of Summer Celebration Social - September 16, 2015





The Vancouver Post Alliance (VPA) held an end of summer celebration at Mahony & Sons (Stamps Landing), Wednesday September 16, from 6pm to 9pm. It was a great chance to meet up with post friends and to catch up on work around town, talk tech or just enjoy the view of False Creek while enjoying a drink and some food. The event was be sponsored by G-Technology.


For years G-Technology has been serving the content creation community with products that delivered on their slogan of ‘Performance. Style. Reliability’.  They’ve now added ‘Community’ to that list, involving themselves in the various Post communities and groups, and helping to lay the groundwork for workflows of the future, like the world of VR.  They were very excited to have had their first event in Canada be with the Vancouver Post Alliance. G-Tech’s Drive Guru Bobby Lombardi and other key members of their product team were on hand to share some of their announcements fresh from IBC, presented some workflow solutions, and, of course, raffled off some great prizes.

 

The VPA offered members a special Mahony’s Burger and Beer deal for $10 (regularly $18)!


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The Art of Sound for Film and Television - June 28, 2015



Chappie and Continuum


The VPA presentation of The Art of Sound for Film and Television on Saturday June 28, 2015 was a great success. The panel of talented sound artists and moderator, Jonathan Shore engaged the full house audience with an insightful and entertaining presentation. Special thanks to our sponsors Annex Pro, Lorne Lapham and to Sharpe Sound for the use of their fine facility.


All filmmakers, editors, and aspiring sound engineers!

You’ve heard it said – in video and film, AUDIO is 70% of what you see! The Vancouver Post Alliance (VPA) had a panel presentation of the role sound plays in a film or television production.

 

Designed for sound and picture editors, mixers and filmmakers, our panel of experts will cover techniques and tools that will expand your skills and knowledge of the effective use of audio in all of your projects. From effective dialogue, SFX and music editing through creating expansive soundscapes and mixes…people walked away from this workshop with new skills and concepts.


Panel/Presenters:

Vince Renaud

Matt Wilson

Joseph Rossi

Rich Walters

Kirby Jinnah

Kelly Cole

Jonathan Shore (moderator)




Presenting Sponsor




Supporting Sponsors


  

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VPA Spring Social - April 8th, 2015


The Vancouver Post Alliance had a Spring Social. The event was open to all members and non-members in film and television post production. We are looking forward to an exciting year and we started it off right on April 8th at Mahoney's in Stamps Landing. Nibbles were served and the doors opened at 6:30.

Location: Mahoney & Sons Stamps Landing - 601 Stamps Landing Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Z1 604 876-0234
mahonyandsons.com
Google Map for Directions


Sponsored by:


   
     
     

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Exploring the 6K Post Production Workflow on David Fincher's GONE GIRL - December 6, 2014



Presented by Adobe and HP.

David Fincher’s latest feature film, GONE GIRL, employed the most advanced technical workflow of any feature film produced to date.

GONE GIRL marks the first 6K real-time pipeline used on any feature film production. Meet GONE GIRL post production engineer, Jeff Brue and assistant editor, William (Billy) Peake, as they discuss the challenges of shooting in 6K on the RED Dragon camera and the advanced streamlined workflow developed for the film. Their presentation will provide an accessible overview for the non-tech-types, and it will dig deep into the details, featuring Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, powered by HP Z Workstations with Intel® Xeon® processors and NVIDIA Next-Gen Quadro GPUs.

Jeff Brue is CTO of Open Drives Inc. and is a technical consultant specializing in extreme-performance studio architecture. In addition to Gone Girl, he has designed pipeline infrastructure for productions such as Lawless, American Hustle, and House of Cards.

Billy Peake was an assistant editor on Gone Girl, and a key player in implementing and managing the film’s 6K editorial pipeline. In addition to Gone Girl, his other credits include Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Sirk!.


Vancity Theatre - 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8


   

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Vancouver Post Alliance Inaugural Social - February 27, 2014

After a year of organizing, inspirational teamwork and countless hours of volunteer efforts, the VPA membership has begun to take shape and is off to a great start.

We held our Inaugural Social on Feb. 27 at the Dockside Restaurant on Granville Island to toast who we all are and what we are achieving. The event brought together newly joined members, and those curious to find out more, as well as BC MLA Jane Thornthwaite, whose non-stop energy has been a wonderful source of inspiration. She has been a relentless champion of the post production community for which we can't thank her enough.


It was an informal night that became an opportunity to meet new people, to get to know our colleagues a little better outside the workplace, and also to reconnect with long time acquaintances and respected familiar faces, which for some, a lot of time had passed.

We heard from many that this was a long time coming, and that people are hopeful for what's possible, for what we can do for each other together to create highly skilled opportunities here for British Columbians.

It's going to be an exciting year, with much thanks to our Inaugural Social sponsors who celebrated with us. Congrats to door prize winners Michael Bateman and Andria Spring! 



 Emanuel Pereira  Rick Cederlund  Suzanne Thompson
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