Upcoming events

    • 26 May 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    LED walls are becoming an option even for small productions. Your talent can be in the active streets of London, sitting in the botanical gardens of San Francisco, or in an imaginary world such as that of The Mandalorian. LED walls are also one of the best new ways to film actors who appear to be in moving cars. On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, SDMP takes a closer look at virtual production and how LED walls allow you to expand your shooting locations.

    Are you looking to upgrade your filming space? How about a virtual set for your small or home studio? A 12x10’ LED wall powered by a high-end gaming computer will fit easily into most small or home studios. Add visuals of anything you can play on a screen and you have content for a virtual production.   

    Our speaker, Noah Kadner is a virtual production editor and AR/XR specialist, offering workflow and integration services for clients that include Apple, the United Nations, Sony, Panasonic, and Epic Games. 

    Noah is not only an expert in virtual reality but also a co-founder and writer, with extensive production and post-production experience in film, broadcast, and streaming services. He has interviewed filmmakers like J.J. Abrams, edits industry magazines, and writes for thought leaders that impact our daily productions. Missing Noah's conversation with SDMP is like going Back To The Future.

    Here’s what we’ll cover at May’s meeting: 

    • Noah will give a brief history of virtual production -- then and now -- with clips of how filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock did it.

    • He’ll then switch over to a demo of his 12x10 foot LED home studio setup, powered by a high- end gaming computer. 

    • Noah will talk about pricing expectations and the gear you may need to create a small studio setup. 

    • And, most importantly, he will answer your questions about this technology for your upcoming shoots. 

    Join us for our SDMP meeting in May as Noah Kadner talks with us about this technology that is increasingly accessible for your production!


    • 5:30pm - Zoom window opens for conversation and catching up
    • 5:45pm - News You Can Use
    • 6:00pm - Meeting begins
    • 6:10pm - Speaker presentation followed by Q&A
    • 7:30pm - Wrap!

    Meeting Details

    Members & Non-Members: Free for all to attend, but you must pre-register.

    The meeting will take place via Zoom. 

    You must register in advance in order to get the link to the meeting and the password.   

    The Zoom invitation will be sent to registrants on the day of the meeting.

    For security reasons, we will not be publishing the link or the password on Facebook or our website.

    If you have not used Zoom before, be sure to download the software in advance (https://zoom.us). This way, when we send you the meeting invitation, you should be able to just click on it, the program will open, and you can enter the password and easily join the meeting!  The meeting host will admit you to the meeting.

    About Our Spekaer


    Noah Kadner brings a unique combination of on-set production experience and in-depth post- production research and analysis. His career spans several filmmaking revolutions, including film to digital, desktop post-production, and virtual production/in-camera visual effects.

    Noah wrote the Virtual Production Field Guide Volume 1 and 2 for Epic Games that helps producers, filmmakers, and executives understand the technology. You can find his virtual production guides here: Volume 1 and Volume 2.

    Noah also hosts the Virtual Production podcast, where he talks with the filmmakers behind The Mandalorian, The Avengers, The Lion King, The Jungle Book, and more. The anecdotes and insights presented in the podcast are revealing about how the industry is pivoting. You can listen to the podcast here:

    Virtual Production with Noah Kadner.

    Besides the podcast, Noah is also the Virtual Production Editor for American Cinematographer magazine. He has interviewed many groundbreaking filmmakers, including J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, Sir Kenneth Branagh, and Michael Bay. As a senior writer, Noah has covered a wide range of movies including Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Tron: Legacy, Toy Story 4, First Man, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    With extensive production and post-production experience in film, broadcast, streaming, and virtual productions, Noah also offers workflow and integration services as a co-founder of The Virtual Company. His clients include Apple, the United Nations, Sony, Panasonic, Epic Games, and many thought leaders. He is based in San Francisco.


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    Meeting topics and discussions may include technical or creative news, services that apply to the industry, training, national industry conferences, webinars and events, and Southern California film and media events. 

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Past events

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7 Apr 2021 What’s New With... Sony FX Series Cameras
24 Mar 2021 The Business of Teaching Video: A Look at Ripple Training
25 Feb 2021 Going Live! (Virtually): The New Normal in Pandemic Production
27 Jan 2021 Back to Work in San Diego: COVID Protocols on Set
16 Dec 2020 It's Virtually a Holiday Party
18 Nov 2020 How to Hire an Actor: Working with Casting Directors and Talent Agents
21 Oct 2020 Making Movies (Safely) for the 48 Hour Film Project
26 Aug 2020 It’s a Home Run! Media Production and the San Diego Padres
28 Jul 2020 On the Road with Jeffrey Lehmann
25 Jun 2020 Through the Eyes of the 1st Assistant Director
27 May 2020 Making Lemonade: The Chris and Krista Francis COVID-19 Story
22 Apr 2020 You Can Zoom! Making a Professional Presentation on Remote Technology
25 Mar 2020 March 2020 Meeting Postponed
26 Feb 2020 Set Design and Art Direction
15 Jan 2020 Surviving AB 5
11 Dec 2019 December 2019 - Holiday Merrymaking
20 Nov 2019 SD Media Pros Annual Showcase
19 Oct 2019 Getting the Sound Right - Audio Production Pro Camp
15 Oct 2019 San Diego International Film Festival - Use discount code SDMP20 for 20% off SDIFF tickets!
25 Sep 2019 The State of the Art of Editing
28 Aug 2019 Summer Social
24 Jul 2019 How to Write a Feature Film Screenplay
26 Jun 2019 Everything You Wanted to Know about Film Festivals but Were Afraid to Ask
8 Jun 2019 SDMP at the PGA Produced By Conference
30 May 2019 CINE GEAR Expo 2019
22 May 2019 The Art of Interviewing/The Art of Storytelling
28 Apr 2019 Livestream Edit of Media Pro Camp Footage
27 Apr 2019 Behind-the-Scenes on a Shoot Day - Media Pro Camp
27 Mar 2019 Let’s Talk Business: Copyright, Contracts, and Running A Media Company
27 Feb 2019 Streaming and Building a Profitable YouTube Channel
23 Jan 2019 How to Think Like A Cinematographer
12 Dec 2018 December 2018 - Holiday Merrymaking
17 Nov 2018 Spotlight on Post-Production: Saturday Event
24 Oct 2018 SD Media Pros Annual Showcase
26 Sep 2018 How to Succeed in Film and TV Production w/ Cirina Catania
22 Aug 2018 Summer Social – Blast to the Past
25 Jul 2018 Distribution and Film Festivals: How to Prepare and Make the Most of your Experience
27 Jun 2018 Intellectual Property and Copyright CYA
2 Jun 2018 CINE GEAR Expo
19 May 2018 Spotlight on Cinematography: Saturday Event
25 Apr 2018 The Nuts and Bolts of Social Media
28 Mar 2018 Building a Media-Centric Website
28 Feb 2018 Directing the Actor
24 Jan 2018 January 2018 - Camera Shootout
13 Dec 2017 December 2017 - Holiday Merrymaking
15 Nov 2017 November 2017 - SD Media Pros Annual Showcase
14 Oct 2017 October 2017 - Warner Brothers Studio Tour
27 Sep 2017 September 2017 - Creating a Web Series and Live Streaming
30 Aug 2017 August 2017 - Annual Summer Social
26 Jul 2017 July 2017 - Motion Graphics and using Photoshop in Your Production
28 Jun 2017 June 2017 - Feeling the Frame
24 May 2017 May 24, 2017 - New Technology, NAB Wrap-up and 360VR
8 Apr 2017 April 2017 - Media Pro Camp
29 Mar 2017 March 2017 - Social Media Marketing: Tips and Tricks to Expand Your Reach
22 Feb 2017 February 2017 Meeting - Script Writing on a Deadline
25 Jan 2017 January 2017 Meeting - Rock Your Soundtrack
14 Dec 2016 Holiday Merrymaking 2016


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