January Meetup

CoPVA Meetup members,

Happy New Year.  I hope everyone’s excited for a new year and new presentations.  CoPVA has an exciting year lining up.  We are going to start the new year at VER.  Mike and Matt from Canon Professional will show their ME-20F multi-purpose camera.  In addition VER will have the Canon XF105, XF305, C300 Mk II, Canon Cine-servo zoom 17-120mm T2.95 and other gear.  We hope you’ll join us for this great Canon demo.

This demo is earlier that our normal meetups.  Don’t forget to show up at 5pm at VER Video Equipment Rentals.

Please RSVP.

Thank you

Shawn Montano| President

Colorado Professional Videographers Association 

Cell – 720-299-7989 | President@CoPVA.org

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November Meetup

CoPVA members,

We’re putting together a panel on Understanding the differences between a professional and an amateur. This panel will feature several professionals.  Our 1st panel member I’m happy to announce is Juliana Broste.  Juliana runs TravelingJules Productions, LLC.

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She’s Talented on both sides of the camera. She is an experienced producer, writer, shooter, editor, and on-camera host. Her work has been featured on national networks and web series for Travel Channel, Lonely Planet, Food Network, Cooking Channel, MTV, USA TODAY, Viator.com, DIRECTV, VISIT DENVER, Colorado Ski Country and various tourism boards.

Our 2nd panelist is Daniel Montano.

Daniel is President of ElevationCreation.com. He leads the firm’s team of professionals which include branding professionals, marketing experts, digital designers,  computer specialists and e-Commerce professionals. Daniel’s expertise lies in print, website branding, conceptual development of eMarketing & eStrategies along with eCommerce solutions. He has a B.F.A. Degree from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO and studied design at the Institute of European Studies, Vienna, Austria. Daniel also is a film producer for Elevation Creation’s HD film projects.

 

Please join us this November 28th for a highly information night.  More panelist will be announced as we move closer to our meeting.

We’ll begin the meeting with you!  Please bring a video to share.  Here are the rules before showing your video;

1.  It must be less than 3 minutes long

2. It must have a teachable moment

3. It must be a project and not a demo reel.  Must be an actual project you’ve completed

Your first meeting is free!  Single meeting cost is $20.  Ask us about annual membership rates!

See you then,

Shawn Montano| President

Colorado Professional Videographers Association 

Cell – 720-299-7989 | President@CoPVA.org

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CoPVA October Meeting

This Monday we’ll hold our October meeting at the Colorado Media School.  We’ll have two speakers.

Jerry Delgado from the Sennheiser will speak about microphones and the coming changes in wireless spectrum and what it means for using your wireless microphones.

Chris Nicholson, Sales Engineer, Burst Communications will discuss  “The Future of TV is nearer than you think.”  The roadmap to ATSC 3.0 new over-the-air TV standards and what this means for TV broadcasters, Internet Video, and TV and Video Production Companies.

We’ll begin the meeting with you!  Please bring a video to share.  Here are the rules before showing your video;

1.  It must be less than 3 minutes long

2. It must have a teachable moment

3. It must be a project and not a demo reel.  Must be an actual project you’ve completed

Your first meeting is free!  Single meeting cost is $20.  Ask us about annual membership rates!

See you then,

Shawn Montano| President

Colorado Professional Videographers Association 

Cell – 720-299-7989 | President@CoPVA.org

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September Meetup

September CoPVA meetup at the Colorado Media School.

In this meetup VFX veteran, Steve Wright, and Curt Donohue, creator of the Denver Media Professionals group, will help us understand how we can get great green screen footage even with a low cost crappy green screen setup.

In this meetup, VFX veteran, Steve Wright, will help us understand how we can get great green screen footage even with a low cost crappy green screen setup.

We’ll be demonstrating the right and wrong ways to set up an inexpensive greenscreen, lighting and camera so that you can make good quality greenscreen shots even with limited equipment.

Steve and Curt will then bring the greenscreen footage into the computer and key it on the spot so you can witness the effects of right and wrong setups.

They will also demonstrate the complete keying workflow including spill suppression, color correction and sweetening the composite.

Lastly, Steve will offer tips on lighting and camera settings from his years of Hollywood production experience to help you get the best shots possible from your equipment.

Here are a few more specifics on the topics we’re covering:

1.  Setting up a cheap portable green screen similar to this one with a few extra lights:

We’ll cover how to set it up and, most importantly, how to get the wrinkles out quickly

2.  Lighting the green screen evenly.  For this exercise, I’ll be using my external recorder (Atomos Ninja Blade) and showing you how to use the waveform monitor to set the correct even exposure.

3.  Capturing Footage.  We’ll capture both crappy footage from a poorly setup and lit green screen and great footage from a well setup and lit screen so we can see the difference.

4.  Processing Footage.  We’ll key the footage and produce a final result so you can see the whole process.

Steve Wright is a 20 year veteran creating visual effects for over 70 feature films. Since 2005 he has been a master trainer for visual effects compositing specializing in Nuke, the industry standard visual effects software.

He as conducted staff training for over 20 visual effects studios around the world such as Prime Focus, Disney Feature Animation, Pixar Animation, and many more. He has a vast library of visual effects tutorials on LinkeIn’s Linda.com website and has published two popular books on compositing.

He is a highly sought-after speaker, academic lecturer, teacher, trainer, and author.

Links:

IMDb – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0942824/

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevewrightdigitalfx

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nukeguru

Training website – http://www.vfxio.com/

We’ll begin the meeting with you!  Please bring a video to share.  Here are the rules before showing your video;

 

1.  It must be less than 3 minutes long

2. It must have a teachable moment

3. It must be a project and not a demo reel.  Must be an actual project you’ve completed

Your first meeting is free!  Single meeting cost is $20.  Ask us about annual membership rates!

See you then,

Shawn Montano| President

Colorado Professional Videographers Association 

Cell – 720-299-7989 | President@CoPVA.org

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August Meetup at Colorado Media School

LOW BUDGET TECHNIQUES TO BRING HIGH PRODUCTION VALUE

We will have a presentation on a the use of dollys, Jibs, & Sliders and more!  Our presenters, Robert Butcher, Gary Kleiner & Samir Valeja will provide insight and show projects in which they used some interesting tricks to increase the value of the look of a video for a client.

We will also have an update on our non-profit video that many of your CoPVA members are producing together as a team.

As always dinner will be provided.

We will start the meeting with videos you’ve produced.  Please bring a video to share, be prepared to discuss what you learned producing the video and then if you like you can solicit critiques.

RSVP

Hope you see you all there.

Shawn Montano| President

Colorado Professional Videographers Association 

Cell – 720-299-7989 | President@CoPVA.org

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Your first meeting is free!  Single meeting cost is $20.  Ask us about annual membership rates!