Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 12350 Black Mountain Rd. San Diego, CA 92129

    San Diego Media Pros would like to acknowledge the on-set incident in Santa Fe on October 21, 2021. We intend to dedicate a meeting in 2022 to on-set safety and welcome your input on what we include.
    For our October event, please know that any use of the term “horror stories” is meant as a figure of speech and we intend for the meeting to be about sharing real-life surprises that happen during production, how we can learn from them, and how solid pre-production and on-set best practices lead to a positive and safe working environment for all media professionals.

    Please join us around the San Diego Media Pros “campfire” as we share the surprising things that have happened at work, on location, at just about any place the ghosts of production come to play.

    Whether it’s the sprinklers that turned on in the middle of your multi-camera, overnight shoot on the baseball field, the wind storm that took your 12’x12’ and sent it sailing, or the extremely “well behaved” kids, dogs or elephants that the director or client wanted, we all have a production story that starts with words like “you’ll never believe what happened on set.” 

    So think through your years in production of corporate events, of the trials of travel, of just the ordinary day at your “on set” office, when suddenly the team had to think on its feet, solve the problem and keep going to make the day. Not only do we want to know what happened, we want to know how you made it through, so we can all share your angst, laugh and learn. 

    Here’s how we will do it. When you arrive, check in with the membership table to get a name badge. If you have a story to share, let us know and we will put you on the list. Try to keep your story to about 2 minutes if you can, so we have time for everyone. If you have more than one story, and we have time for a second round, we will! 

    Props encouraged. We will not have a way to show visuals such as videos or photos.

    Meeting Location

    Production Stories is the perfect topic for an outdoor meeting, so we will be at Canyonside Community Park next to Los Penasquitos Preserve -
    12350 Black Mountain Rd. San Diego, CA 92129.

    Note that if you are not comfortable attending an in-person meeting yet, we will record the stories and post them on our SDMP YouTube channel. 


    Note that this meeting is free for all attendees.

    5:30 pm - Registration and check-in 

    6:00 pm - Meeting begins

    7:30 pm - We wrap it up, if we dare … 


    COVID protocols will be followed including: 

    • We will create a simple set with a microphone on a stand. (No shared microphone.) 

    • Social distancing

    • Unvaccinated persons are asked to wear a mask

    • Vaccinated persons are recommended to wear a mask

    • Single serve snacks and beverages will be served. (We will not be serving hot food or sandwiches, out of caution.) Please feel free to bring additional things for you to enjoy. 

    If you are not comfortable attending an in-person meeting yet, we will be recording the stories and will post on our SDMP YouTube channel. 

    If the weather proves to be unfavorable, check our website and our social media pages for updates.


    SD Media Pros is an educational non-profit organization and follows all laws and guidelines required for 501c3 organizations.

    SDMP meetings are for the professional exchange of educational information only.

    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. 

    Absolutely no political or religious discussions are permitted.

    SDMP may discuss fact-based educational information on laws such as AB5 as they pertain to the industry. 

    Please be advised that any information shared is being offered courtesy of the original source and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

    SDMP reserves the right to terminate discussions deemed inappropriate, or that break the group rules. 

    Personal attacks, racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic, religious, age, and other epithets or defamations will not be tolerated, and will get you banned from the group.

    Please be advised that all virtual and live events hosted by SD Media Pros may be recorded and distributed for educational and promotional purposes. Your voluntary participation in such events authorizes and acknowledges SD Media Pro’s exclusive rights of ownership and use of all recordings.

Past events

29 Sep 2021 How Video Drives Business: The A to Z of B2B and B2C Marketing
25 Aug 2021 Filming on Location: It’s All in the Details
28 Jul 2021 It’s SDMP’s Summer Social: Join Us In-Person
23 Jun 2021 On Vacation for June
26 May 2021 Virtual Production and LED Walls: The Newest Way to be Anywhere
28 Apr 2021 From 80’s TV to OTT - Indie Film Streaming with Scott Valentine
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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