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Exploring Biographical Documentaries with LAPPG and OWC

Exploring Biographical Documentaries

The Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) is set to explore the making of biographical documentaries as well as the latest solutions from OWC at it’s March meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Jon Kean & Anne Stein, the director/editor team behind the documentaries Swimming in Auschwitz and After Auschwitz, will be presenting their experiences working in the biographical documentary genre. They will discuss the creative and technical strategies and decisions that were used to bring these historically significant films to life.

Jon, who started in the theatre world in LA and New York, has been a filmmaker since his directing debut Kill the Man opened at Sundance in 1999. He is currently in production on two new documentaries, including a project about Rwanda, 25 years post-genocide.

Anne started her editing career in the sound department of Milos Forman’s film, Hair. As an editor, she has worked extensively with Freida Lee Mock as well as other Los Angeles based directors. She has always gravitated to projects that reflect a social and emotional sensibility in line with her personal values.

The Latest Solutions From OWC

OWC Mercury Helios 3S PCIe card expansion chassis for Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs and PCs.

OWC Director of Business Development, Richard Wright, will visit LAPPG’s March meeting to discuss the new OWC Mercury Helios 3S PCIe card expansion chassis for Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs and PCs. It adds an external PCIe slot for quick and easy addition of pro-level PCIe cards, and its dual Thunderbolt 3 ports offer the ability to daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt peripherals.

OWC U.2 NVMe Interchange System

Along with the Helios is the OWC U.2 NVMe Interchange System, an optional companion to the Mercury Helios 3S that converts it into a fast-swappable U.2 NVMe SSD storage system. Richard will also have on-hand the newest technology products from OWC, including storage and connectivity solutions.

Richard is looking forward to meeting attendees and the opportunity to not only introduce them to the latest solutions from OWC but to discuss member pain points and workflow needs so that OWC can continue to produce the solutions that creatives need to deliver their stories.

Registration Information

LAPPG’s March meeting will be held at the Crossroad School – Roth Hall on Friday, March 11, 2020. Admission is $8.00 at the door and includes one ticket for a prize giveaway. Additional tickets can be purchased onsite for the giveaway. Doors open at 7pm.


The Los Angeles Post Production Group is an organization for digital filmmakers with an interest in post-production and film finishing. The LAPPG provides a forum to share knowledge, build community, explore technologies and techniques and encourage post-production professionals to connect and expand their networks. LAPPG provides our members with valuable offers and discounts as well as opportunities to network and make industry connections.

The LAPPG discusses all aspects of post-production, from picture and sound editing to color correction, visual effects, codecs, storage and post workflows. Expert presenters and leading companies come to our monthly meetings and share new technologies, techniques, tools, products and best practices to aid us in telling great stories.

For more information, visit WWW.LAPPG.COM

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