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Apr
18
Sat
Script Anatomy: Advanced TV Spec Lab @ BLANKSPACES: Mid-Wilshire
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – May 30 @ 4:00 pm

 

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Advanced TV Spec Lab

Instructor: Michael Perri

In this 2 week prep + 4-week intensive lab, writers can expect step by step, detailed feedback from the instructor on Script Anatomy development tools, outline and draft.

Aside from helping you develop and write your script in 4 weeks (with breaks in between for outline and draft), this unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job. Writers are also expected to actively participate: read materials, pitch ideas, give notes and work together as a room to help fellow writers in the story breaking process each week. In a professional writers room, you must participate to keep your job — working this muscle will benefit you.

Prerequisite: Televisionary Writers Workshop or comparable academic equivalent. Writers should have written at least 2 scripts. This class is not for absolute beginners.

Limit: 8 writers

When: 2 weeks of Prep (help picking concept if needed, and then concept one sheet & story spine sheet tool assignments) + 4 Saturdays March 21st, March 28th, April 11th, May 2nd  from 1 pm – 4 pm (** No Class April 4 (Easter Weekend),  April 19th, or April 26th — 2 weeks off in between class to writer your killer outline and draft) 

Where: Blank Spaces, 5405 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036

Cost: $595.00

For more info on Script Anatomy, click HERE

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR 

Michael Perri is a dramatic writer who was born Emmanuel Pedro, until his adoptive parents changed his name when he was ten. Growing up in Chicago’s foster care system, he wrote plays and asked (okay forced) the other kids to act them out.  Before moving to LA to write full time, he traveled the world as a technology and cyber-security consultant. Recently, Perri was awarded a coveted spot in NBC’s Writers on the Verge Program. Prior to that, he was a finalist in the Disney | ABC Television Writing program and a participant in theNational Hispanic Media Coalition’s Television Writers Fellowship sponsored by ABC Creative Development and NBC’s Talent Diversity initiatives. In 2012, Perri also made Tracking-Board.com’s Young and Hungry List. He attributes his success to the same resolve and optimistic attitude he displayed as a child in foster care.

Perri’s characters often reflect his own upbeat and positive attitude, persevering to overcome their obstacles no matter the odds. As a nice Catholic boy, his dream was always to marry a sweet Jewish girl and join the enormous family she puts up with.  Mike’s dream came true and he looks forward to raising his children to be guilt-free ‘Cashews’ one day.

He currently is a staff writer on NBC TV’s CIA Conspiracy Series “State of Affairs,” starring Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard.

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ABOUT Script Anatomy 

Have a great idea for a TV show? Or a rough outline for a spec? Maybe you’ve finished a draft of that pilot and need feedback for your rewrite. Wherever you are, Script Anatomy can help. Our one-on-one consultations are tailored to meet your specific needs, whether you’re still honing your concept or you’re further along in the process. While consults allow you to choose how much feedback you need every step of the way, Script Anatomy classes walk you through a specific weekly syllabus in a small, supportive group of writers. Classes vary in curriculum; please see our “Classes” page for more information.

With nearly 10 years of teaching under my belt, I’ve worked with writers looking to sell projects, gain acceptance into a fellowship program or land a staffing job — while some simply want to explore the craft and develop their voice. Regardless of what your goals are, I want you to come away from our work together with a clearer vision of your project and a deeper understanding of how to execute that vision. I want you to feel reinvigorated, not just on your current project, but on every single one afterward. I want you to fill your toolbox with exactly what you need to build your writing dreams into reality.

Script Anatomy TV & Feature class alums and private clients have sold shows, features, and webisodes, and been staffed on several major networks, including: Showtime, BBC Worldwide, NBC, ABC, ABC Family, USA, Sony, The Montecito Picture Company, Warner Brothers, HBO Films, Walt Disney and more. SA writers have been signed with CAA, ICM, UTA, APA, Paradigm, Gersh, The Gotham Group, Circle of Confusion, Echo Lake Entertainment, Chemical Imbalance, Art/Work Entertainment, Rain Management. Our alums have also made the semi-final and finalist round or won coveted spots on several Network Writing Program Fellowships and contests, including: ABC Disney Fellowship, NBC Writers On the Verge, CBS Writers Fellowship, Fox Diversity, CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacific Entertainment, PGA Diversity Workshop, NHMC (National Hispanic Media Coalition), Nickelodeon Fellowship, Nicholl Fellowship in Writing, Final Draft’s Big Break, Scriptapalooza, Page Screenwriting Contest and more.

May
2
Sat
Script Anatomy: Advanced TV Spec Lab @ BLANKSPACES: Mid-Wilshire
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm

 

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Advanced TV Spec Lab

Instructor: Michael Perri

In this 2 week prep + 4-week intensive lab, writers can expect step by step, detailed feedback from the instructor on Script Anatomy development tools, outline and draft.

Aside from helping you develop and write your script in 4 weeks (with breaks in between for outline and draft), this unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job. Writers are also expected to actively participate: read materials, pitch ideas, give notes and work together as a room to help fellow writers in the story breaking process each week. In a professional writers room, you must participate to keep your job — working this muscle will benefit you.

Prerequisite: Televisionary Writers Workshop or comparable academic equivalent. Writers should have written at least 2 scripts. This class is not for absolute beginners.

Limit: 8 writers

When: 2 weeks of Prep (help picking concept if needed, and then concept one sheet & story spine sheet tool assignments) + 4 Saturdays March 21st, March 28th, April 11th, May 2nd  from 1 pm – 4 pm (** No Class April 4 (Easter Weekend),  April 19th, or April 26th — 2 weeks off in between class to writer your killer outline and draft) 

Where: Blank Spaces, 5405 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036

Cost: $595.00

For more info on Script Anatomy, click HERE

___________

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR 

Michael Perri is a dramatic writer who was born Emmanuel Pedro, until his adoptive parents changed his name when he was ten. Growing up in Chicago’s foster care system, he wrote plays and asked (okay forced) the other kids to act them out.  Before moving to LA to write full time, he traveled the world as a technology and cyber-security consultant. Recently, Perri was awarded a coveted spot in NBC’s Writers on the Verge Program. Prior to that, he was a finalist in the Disney | ABC Television Writing program and a participant in theNational Hispanic Media Coalition’s Television Writers Fellowship sponsored by ABC Creative Development and NBC’s Talent Diversity initiatives. In 2012, Perri also made Tracking-Board.com’s Young and Hungry List. He attributes his success to the same resolve and optimistic attitude he displayed as a child in foster care.

Perri’s characters often reflect his own upbeat and positive attitude, persevering to overcome their obstacles no matter the odds. As a nice Catholic boy, his dream was always to marry a sweet Jewish girl and join the enormous family she puts up with.  Mike’s dream came true and he looks forward to raising his children to be guilt-free ‘Cashews’ one day.

He currently is a staff writer on NBC TV’s CIA Conspiracy Series “State of Affairs,” starring Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard.

___________

ABOUT Script Anatomy 

Have a great idea for a TV show? Or a rough outline for a spec? Maybe you’ve finished a draft of that pilot and need feedback for your rewrite. Wherever you are, Script Anatomy can help. Our one-on-one consultations are tailored to meet your specific needs, whether you’re still honing your concept or you’re further along in the process. While consults allow you to choose how much feedback you need every step of the way, Script Anatomy classes walk you through a specific weekly syllabus in a small, supportive group of writers. Classes vary in curriculum; please see our “Classes” page for more information.

With nearly 10 years of teaching under my belt, I’ve worked with writers looking to sell projects, gain acceptance into a fellowship program or land a staffing job — while some simply want to explore the craft and develop their voice. Regardless of what your goals are, I want you to come away from our work together with a clearer vision of your project and a deeper understanding of how to execute that vision. I want you to feel reinvigorated, not just on your current project, but on every single one afterward. I want you to fill your toolbox with exactly what you need to build your writing dreams into reality.

Script Anatomy TV & Feature class alums and private clients have sold shows, features, and webisodes, and been staffed on several major networks, including: Showtime, BBC Worldwide, NBC, ABC, ABC Family, USA, Sony, The Montecito Picture Company, Warner Brothers, HBO Films, Walt Disney and more. SA writers have been signed with CAA, ICM, UTA, APA, Paradigm, Gersh, The Gotham Group, Circle of Confusion, Echo Lake Entertainment, Chemical Imbalance, Art/Work Entertainment, Rain Management. Our alums have also made the semi-final and finalist round or won coveted spots on several Network Writing Program Fellowships and contests, including: ABC Disney Fellowship, NBC Writers On the Verge, CBS Writers Fellowship, Fox Diversity, CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacific Entertainment, PGA Diversity Workshop, NHMC (National Hispanic Media Coalition), Nickelodeon Fellowship, Nicholl Fellowship in Writing, Final Draft’s Big Break, Scriptapalooza, Page Screenwriting Contest and more.

May
27
Wed
WooCommerce Los Angeles May Meetup – Mid Town @ BLANKSPACES: Mid-Wilshire
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 9:00 pm

 

 

 

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WooCommerce is the most talked about and popular eCommerce platform. Join us as we grow our community and integrate like-minded people to talk and help each other out with everything WooCommerce.

After testing out the three locations with Blankspaces we have decided to stick with the mid city, Wilshire location, as it had the best turnout. The meetups will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm.

 

 

Jun
4
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Let’s study RoR together @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Come participate in our Mentor-Me program, where both experts and newbies come together to pair and level up. Find your mentor this year or become one – all are encouraged to join and help each other.

Pragmatic Programmers suggest learning a new language every year. We’re Rubyists but Ruby and RoRails is always working within a spectrum of many other languages. We encourage you to come find your pair to work with.

If your brand new, start here:
1. TryRuby.org – An interactive application to see immediate results.
2. Rails for Zombies – When you just want to absorb.
3. Learn Ruby the Hard Way – Great place to start. ( a documented repo here )
4. Michael Hartl Ruby on Rails Tutorial – Another Great place to start.

For More Advanced:
Each week we’ll be reading a chapter of a chosen book,
and or watching a screen cast, then working together to build an application.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Our Weekly Schedule:
WEDNESDAY: 7PM

Find us at Cynthia Kisner’s Pasadena Rails Study Group in the IMSS Building, Caltech at 7pm. We’ve begun reading the book Crafting Rails 4 Applications.

THURSDAY: 7 PM – We’re for the group of laptops in the patio
Find us at BLANKSPACES-Santa Monica every Thursday unless there’s meeting conflict.
We meet at 7 – 10:pm
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If you are brandy new to Ruby or Ruby on Rails; we will help you get up to speed if you are willing to put in the time. If you are more advanced; become a mentor and help others learn while having a dedicated study night.

We’re always looking for speakers, mentors and general help. Every other month, we’ll plan a get together and showcase our work, discuss advanced topics and network with other programmers.

Jun
6
Sat
Isla Studio: Beginner’s Photography Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered why after spending hundreds of dollars on the latest cameras you still can’t get photos you’re really proud of? We’re not talking about the party snapshots you post on Facebook, but stunning landscapes that can be considered fine art and grab attention for longer than 5 seconds.

Learn to capture beautiful photos and never miss a memory again.

This 3 hour class is a crash course in digital photography. Taught in our Santa Monica studio in small groups of 15-20 students, you’ll learn what all those knobs and dials on your DSLR do, the settings to use in any lighting condition, and even what kind of camera to buy if you don’t already have one. You’ll understand concepts like exposure, aperture, depth of field and shutter speed, and probably never want to use the “automatic mode” again.

No prior experience or camera equipment is necessary to attend. Just a desire to improve your photography skills. Take this class for yourself or gift it to a friend who’s got a photographic itch to scratch.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who are you guys?

    We’re a team of 3 passionate photographers (2 Lindseys and William) who have taught this class since Fall 2010. Our professional experience includes landscape, fine art, architecture, food and fashion photography. Browse our main website to view some of our work.

  2. What’s the class schedule?

    This is a 3 hour class held most Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-1pm. It’s also offered on some weeknights from 6:30pm-9:30pm. The dates are scheduled approximately 1 month in advance, and more dates are added every few weeks.

  3. What’s the format of this class?

    It’s a group class held in an indoor classroom setting in groups of around 15 students.

  4. I already have some photography experience from high school, or just from playing with my camera. Will this class be useful for me?

    Yes, it could be a good refresher for you to consolidate all the bits and pieces of knowledge you’ve picked up over the years. You’ll also find plenty of inspiration (in the form of some beautiful photos) to get back into photography if you haven’t done it in a while. You get to ask any burning questions to a professional photographer. And it’s a great way to spend an afternoon in the company of other beginners and amateurs. However, if you already have a good handle on things like shutter speed, aperture, ISO and manual mode, this class is probably going to be too basic for you.

  5. What kind of camera do I need to attend this class?

    Bring whichever camera you currently own. No need to buy anything special or fancy for this class. We explain the differences between simple point & shoot cameras and DSLRs, so you’ll be better informed about what kind of camera to buy, should you decide to upgrade your current one.

  6. What else should I bring to class?

    Anything you need to take notes on (pen, paper, iPad, laptop etc) and a snack or drink.

Have more questions? Please shoot us an email for a quick response (faster than calling, leaving a voicemail and waiting to hear back).

LAVA: First Time Entrepreneur Workshop @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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LAVA is extremely pleased to announce its next First Time Entrepreneur training program. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. The program is not open to service providers.
You are encouraged to apply today for one of the 25 slots open in our workshop. LAVA members will receive first preference, but membership is not necessary to be accepted. Members are free; non-members $50.
During our five hour program, you will learn how to:
  • Determine the value of your company
  • Put together a capitalization table
  • Understand how VCs screen potential investments
  • Understand the differences between trademarks, copyrights and patents and when you need them
  • Choose co-founders
  • Network at startup events — the right way
The program will be taught by LAVA board members and veterans of the venture space.
The program is generously sponsored by Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy.
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Jun
8
Mon
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Veritas Prep was the first to require all GMAT prep instructors to score in the 99th percentile on the official exam, but that’s the minimum requirement to even apply for a teaching job. A candidate earns an interview by demonstrating teaching experience and a history of helping others. What makes someone Veritas Prep instructor material – and what all our instructors have in common – is proving the ability to teach students how to master the GMAT and to do so with passion and fun. To see who is teaching your own class, find a course near you.

Jun
9
Tue
Downtown UX Study Group & Peer Mentorship @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Jun 9 @ 6:30 am – 9:30 am

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This gathering is about peer mentorship. It is an opportunity for you to share with your colleagues something you’re interested in, whether it be to get feedback on a project, practice for an interview, to demonstrate a proficiency you can share with the community e.g. you do killer infographics, workflows or usability reports; discuss how to work with other professional teams, practice presentation skills – you can make it whatever you want it to be! Participation will be highly encouraged, but not required.  Our sole purpose for gathering is to support one another in our professional growth.

If you are

• an independent consultant looking for a second (friendly) opinion

• looking for project collaborators

• working on amping up your portfolio

• just getting started in your career as a UX designer

• a seasoned professional who’d like to help others grow in their careers

• interested in upping the stakes in your involvement in the community

or just curious what this is all about, please join us at the UX Study Group and Peer Mentorship event at BLANKSPACES in DTLA!

Be creative and use this time for whatever you need to move forward in your career.  Everyone is welcome: designers, user researchers, content strategists, developers, project managers, entrepreneurs and others.

Time for individual presentations to the group will be divided based on attendance so please be prepared to be flexible in your presentation time as it will be somewhere between  5 to 10 minutes.  After the presentations we’ll have 60 minutes to mingle, collaborate, and connect with the people who most resonated with you, or work a bit on a project and get more feedback before the night ends.

6:30 doors open, set up

7:00 Structured group critiques, inspired by Lane Haley’s presentation on “Structured UX Design Critiques

8:00 Everyone is a Peer Mentor, inspired by Chris Chandler’s and Lynn Boyden’s presentation “Other People’s Problems

9:00 wrap up

Please bring a project, portfolio or even just your resume to practice presenting and getting feedback on. Don’t miss this opportunity, bring business cards and be prepared to make lasting relationships.

 

 

PARKING LOT (CREDIT CARDS & CASH)
530 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This lot has an automated exit and accepts both Mastercard and Visa. They usually are open 24-hours. But, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $7 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlaspringparking

PARKING LOT (CASH ONLY)
512 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Conveniently located right behind BLANKSPACES DTLA. This lot accepts cash only but sometimes closes at 8PM. So, be sure to ask before parking there.
Weekday evening cost is approximately $5 and subject to change.
http://bit.ly/bdtlametroparking

 

 

 

Jun
10
Wed
West Clove: DIY Flower Crown Workshop @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Event description:

West Clove is excited to announce we’ve teamed up to host a DIY Floral Crown Workshop with the talented Flowers by Mae Mae! Fresh flowers at your fingertips to create a simply sweet or dramatically romantic flower crown. Great DIY for future brides, events and photo shoots. Use all the fresh flowers you want provided by us to create a picturesque crown depending on the blooms and other elements used. Come create + craft with us! Space is limited so make sure to sign up soon.

Experience Level: Entry Level

Date/Time: June 10, 2015 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: BLANKSPACES DTLA:

529 South Broadway 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Instructor: Meghan Maldonado

About the instructor: Meghan learned the art of floral design from her grandmother, learning directly from someone who has been in the industry for many years. Today, Meghan specializes in detailed and innovative floral designs, offering exclusivity and more artistry by creating custom floral arrangements.

Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Veritas Prep was the first to require all GMAT prep instructors to score in the 99th percentile on the official exam, but that’s the minimum requirement to even apply for a teaching job. A candidate earns an interview by demonstrating teaching experience and a history of helping others. What makes someone Veritas Prep instructor material – and what all our instructors have in common – is proving the ability to teach students how to master the GMAT and to do so with passion and fun. To see who is teaching your own class, find a course near you.

Jun
11
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Downtown location for a day of free coworking!

Let’s study RoR together @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Come participate in our Mentor-Me program, where both experts and newbies come together to pair and level up. Find your mentor this year or become one – all are encouraged to join and help each other.

Pragmatic Programmers suggest learning a new language every year. We’re Rubyists but Ruby and RoRails is always working within a spectrum of many other languages. We encourage you to come find your pair to work with.

If your brand new, start here:
1. TryRuby.org – An interactive application to see immediate results.
2. Rails for Zombies – When you just want to absorb.
3. Learn Ruby the Hard Way – Great place to start. ( a documented repo here )
4. Michael Hartl Ruby on Rails Tutorial – Another Great place to start.

For More Advanced:
Each week we’ll be reading a chapter of a chosen book,
and or watching a screen cast, then working together to build an application.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Our Weekly Schedule:
WEDNESDAY: 7PM

Find us at Cynthia Kisner’s Pasadena Rails Study Group in the IMSS Building, Caltech at 7pm. We’ve begun reading the book Crafting Rails 4 Applications.

THURSDAY: 7 PM – We’re for the group of laptops in the patio
Find us at BLANKSPACES-Santa Monica every Thursday unless there’s meeting conflict.
We meet at 7 – 10:pm
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you are brandy new to Ruby or Ruby on Rails; we will help you get up to speed if you are willing to put in the time. If you are more advanced; become a mentor and help others learn while having a dedicated study night.

We’re always looking for speakers, mentors and general help. Every other month, we’ll plan a get together and showcase our work, discuss advanced topics and network with other programmers.

Jun
15
Mon
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Veritas Prep was the first to require all GMAT prep instructors to score in the 99th percentile on the official exam, but that’s the minimum requirement to even apply for a teaching job. A candidate earns an interview by demonstrating teaching experience and a history of helping others. What makes someone Veritas Prep instructor material – and what all our instructors have in common – is proving the ability to teach students how to master the GMAT and to do so with passion and fun. To see who is teaching your own class, find a course near you.

Jun
17
Wed
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Veritas Prep was the first to require all GMAT prep instructors to score in the 99th percentile on the official exam, but that’s the minimum requirement to even apply for a teaching job. A candidate earns an interview by demonstrating teaching experience and a history of helping others. What makes someone Veritas Prep instructor material – and what all our instructors have in common – is proving the ability to teach students how to master the GMAT and to do so with passion and fun. To see who is teaching your own class, find a course near you.

Jun
18
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Join us at our Mid-Wilshire space for a day of free coworking!

Isla Studio: Beginner’s Photography Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

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Have you ever wondered why after spending hundreds of dollars on the latest cameras you still can’t get photos you’re really proud of? We’re not talking about the party snapshots you post on Facebook, but stunning landscapes that can be considered fine art and grab attention for longer than 5 seconds.

Learn to capture beautiful photos and never miss a memory again.

This 3 hour class is a crash course in digital photography. Taught in our Santa Monica studio in small groups of 15-20 students, you’ll learn what all those knobs and dials on your DSLR do, the settings to use in any lighting condition, and even what kind of camera to buy if you don’t already have one. You’ll understand concepts like exposure, aperture, depth of field and shutter speed, and probably never want to use the “automatic mode” again.

No prior experience or camera equipment is necessary to attend. Just a desire to improve your photography skills. Take this class for yourself or gift it to a friend who’s got a photographic itch to scratch.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who are you guys?

    We’re a team of 3 passionate photographers (2 Lindseys and William) who have taught this class since Fall 2010. Our professional experience includes landscape, fine art, architecture, food and fashion photography. Browse our main website to view some of our work.

  2. What’s the class schedule?

    This is a 3 hour class held most Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-1pm. It’s also offered on some weeknights from 6:30pm-9:30pm. The dates are scheduled approximately 1 month in advance, and more dates are added every few weeks.

  3. What’s the format of this class?

    It’s a group class held in an indoor classroom setting in groups of around 15 students.

  4. I already have some photography experience from high school, or just from playing with my camera. Will this class be useful for me?

    Yes, it could be a good refresher for you to consolidate all the bits and pieces of knowledge you’ve picked up over the years. You’ll also find plenty of inspiration (in the form of some beautiful photos) to get back into photography if you haven’t done it in a while. You get to ask any burning questions to a professional photographer. And it’s a great way to spend an afternoon in the company of other beginners and amateurs. However, if you already have a good handle on things like shutter speed, aperture, ISO and manual mode, this class is probably going to be too basic for you.

  5. What kind of camera do I need to attend this class?

    Bring whichever camera you currently own. No need to buy anything special or fancy for this class. We explain the differences between simple point & shoot cameras and DSLRs, so you’ll be better informed about what kind of camera to buy, should you decide to upgrade your current one.

  6. What else should I bring to class?

    Anything you need to take notes on (pen, paper, iPad, laptop etc) and a snack or drink.

Have more questions? Please shoot us an email for a quick response (faster than calling, leaving a voicemail and waiting to hear back).

West Clove: Introduction to Lightroom Workshop @ BLANKSPACES: Downtown LA
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Event description:

If you are new to Adobe Lightroom, this 3-hr workshop will guide you through everything you need to know to professionally produce images within Lightroom. We cover popular post production look and styles, simple editing tools, fast production tips and easy ways to navigate through your photos. You’ll learn all the basic skills needed for post-production photo shoots without the hassle of editing photos individually in other softwares. Invite a friend and learn a new skill!

Experience Level: Entry Level

Date/Time: June 18, 2015 // 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: BLANKSPACES DTLA:

529 South Broadway 4th Floor, L.A., CA 90013

Requirements: Must bring your own laptop and must have Lighroom 3 or 4. You can also download the free trial here – http://www.adobe.com/downloads.html

About the instructor/host: Arali West is a FIDM Alumna and well established in working for various clients in the creative arts field of photography and graphic design. Jonathan is well-versed in post-production with over 300 weddings under his belt. Arali and Jonathan West are the curators of West Clove, providing custom and handmade items as well as teaching and hosting creative workshops. Read more about her here – www.araliwest.com

*Travel & accommodations such as parking not included, please give yourself enough time for parking and getting to the workshop location.

Let’s study RoR together @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

snsMeetup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come participate in our Mentor-Me program, where both experts and newbies come together to pair and level up. Find your mentor this year or become one – all are encouraged to join and help each other.

Pragmatic Programmers suggest learning a new language every year. We’re Rubyists but Ruby and RoRails is always working within a spectrum of many other languages. We encourage you to come find your pair to work with.

If your brand new, start here:
1. TryRuby.org – An interactive application to see immediate results.
2. Rails for Zombies – When you just want to absorb.
3. Learn Ruby the Hard Way – Great place to start. ( a documented repo here )
4. Michael Hartl Ruby on Rails Tutorial – Another Great place to start.

For More Advanced:
Each week we’ll be reading a chapter of a chosen book,
and or watching a screen cast, then working together to build an application.

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Our Weekly Schedule:
WEDNESDAY: 7PM

Find us at Cynthia Kisner’s Pasadena Rails Study Group in the IMSS Building, Caltech at 7pm. We’ve begun reading the book Crafting Rails 4 Applications.

THURSDAY: 7 PM – We’re for the group of laptops in the patio
Find us at BLANKSPACES-Santa Monica every Thursday unless there’s meeting conflict.
We meet at 7 – 10:pm
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If you are brandy new to Ruby or Ruby on Rails; we will help you get up to speed if you are willing to put in the time. If you are more advanced; become a mentor and help others learn while having a dedicated study night.

We’re always looking for speakers, mentors and general help. Every other month, we’ll plan a get together and showcase our work, discuss advanced topics and network with other programmers.

Jun
22
Mon
Veritas GMAT Prep Class @ BLANKSPACES: Santa Monica
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Veritas Prep was the first to require all GMAT prep instructors to score in the 99th percentile on the official exam, but that’s the minimum requirement to even apply for a teaching job. A candidate earns an interview by demonstrating teaching experience and a history of helping others. What makes someone Veritas Prep instructor material – and what all our instructors have in common – is proving the ability to teach students how to master the GMAT and to do so with passion and fun. To see who is teaching your own class, find a course near you.