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Digital Media Artists / Los Angeles (DMA/LA) is an association for professionals creating imagery for video, film, and other media using desktop tools. MGLA was formed in August 1997 through the merger of several previously-existing groups. DMA/LA is an extention of that - continuing in 2008. DMA/LA's area of discussions are not restricted to a specific hardware or software solution, understanding that an artist often has to employ 2D, 3D, and other digital tools to realize their vision - and that artistic inspiration can be universal.

We have over 4500 members, 200-300 of which typically attend the monthly meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month. DMA/LA meetings are held at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (BGT) in Hollywood. DMA/LA and the LAFCPUG were instrumental in upgrading BGT into a digital-capable cinema; an article on the subject may be found here.

It is volunteer-driven group, with no membership fee. Check out the Next Meeting page to see what is coming up next, or the Summaries to get a flavor for past meetings.

Please come and share your knowledge and experiences with us. We're really proud of the professional, supportive environment our members have helped create for motion graphics professionals. We look forward to seeing you!

You can also follow us on Twitter too! Check out our members Twitter page as well - under "Contact" on the left..


Ko Maruyama/13Keys
Warren Heaton/freelancer

Your DMA/LA Co-Hosts:

Steve Toyama/freelance
Tom Luth/Colorist

Nearly all MGLA events in our 10+ year history have been free to everyone. The companies listed along the right side of various pages in this site have made this possible in 2007 through their generous sponsorship. We appreciate their support; please click on the links and visit their sites

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