(Reposted with permission from NetworkAustinMixer.com)

WHAT: The Network Austin Mixer
WHEN: Wed June 8, 2011 – 6 PM
WHERE: Baby Acapulco’s – 5610 North IH-35, Austin TX 78751
WHO: Everyone involved in film and entertainment media… and YOU!
GUEST SPEAKER: Michael Morlan – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2076434/
SEE: http://networkaustinmixer.com/thismonth.htm

We are currently meeting at Baby Acapulco’s – also known at Baby A’s – 5610 North IH-35, Austin, 78751 – on the southbound I35 Frontage Road on the west side of I35, south of the Koenig Lane / I35 / US 290 East intersection. If heading North on I 35, exit 2222, make the far left U-turn and head back south on the frontage road. Baby A’s is an Austin institution, and we meet in the large back room with HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS until 7 PM!

We are thrilled to have MICHAEL MORLAN as our Guest Speaker on Wed June 8! Many of us have worked with Michael, and as one of those fortunate folks, your truly can testify to his mastery. In a nutshell, Michael `SEES.’ His attention is completely focused on the task at hand with an eye for detail concerning what needs to be done and an artist’s touch in addressing issues, clearly and efficiently.

Mr. Morlan is a director of photography, union camera operator, and storyteller. Since 2005, he has finished fourteen feature films including five as DP, eleven as operator, two as 1st AC, and three as gaffer/lighting director. His credits include numerous commercials, music videos, short form narratives, and the 2008 Oscar nominated documentary “Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience.”

Michael got his start in production in 1988 as a 3D animator for a large architectural firm in Houston. While there, his amateur photography experience was enhanced by an intense professional practice in real world and virtual light, form, color, and composition. Michael moved to Austin in 1995 to work as a script writer, narrative director, and animator for Origin Systems, a computer game developer and got serious about building a narrative film career in 1996 when he attended a local film production seminar and lit his first 16mm film. In January 2006, he retired from the game industry and became a freelance director of photography full time.

So join us at Baby A’s on Wed June 8, network, meet new folks with like minds, get out of the heat, and most of all, at 6:45 pm Michael Morlan will take the stage, show some of his work (projected on big screen) and, in an open conversation with the audience, share some war stories and talk about the challenges of making a living in the media industry.

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The Network Austin Mixer is now in its sixth year and we deeply appreciate your support, interest, and attendance! We meet on the second and last Wednesdays of each month, except November and December due to the holidays. There is no membership required to attend and no cover charge. The Mixers are open to people involved with or interested in film, media, acting, writing, producing, directing, etc. Join us and network! Please pass on information about our Mixers to your friends and associates in the film/media industries, and if you have a website associated with those fields, please post our website – http://networkaustinmixer.com