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!

CoPVA July Meetup – Working with Voice Over Talent

WORKING WITH VOICE OVER TALENT

Our July Meetup is another not-to-miss presentation.

Where is the best place to find voice over talent?

How do you determine the length of the audio for a script?

Do you know the get the most out of your voice over talent?

What is the current pricing for voice over?

Are you interested in setting up your own vocal booth to record voice overs?

If you answered yes, then I suggest you join us on Monday, July 25th for a presentation on “Working with Voice Over Talent.”

Sandra Murphy will discuss how to get your project ready – from copywriting to timing the script to finding and vetting voice over talent. Everything you need to know from providing direction to contracting.

Douglas Murphy will cover acoustics, microphones, interfaces and software for those who are interested in the technical details or creating a vocal booth.

BIOGRAPHY

Sandra Murphy, the Voice Mama, is a versatile voice over artist and storyteller.  From behind a microphone she uses her love of the English language, creativity, and business background to deliver amazing results on projects ranging from explainer videos to guided meditations for clients around the globe.  Regardless of the genre, Sandra feels blessed to have the opportunity to bring her clients’ stories to life.

Douglas Murphy is the owner of Sweet Jean Media Services – a multipurpose, multifaceted, multimedia company.  Sweet Jean Media offers Full Service  Production Reinforcement for webcasts, corporate event and concerts as well as a state of the art post-production editing suite.

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

June CoPVA meeting is our video swap meet

Meetup & CoPVA members,

Our June meeting is the video swat meet!

The video swap meet is our annual gathering of video professionals for the barter or sale of used video equipment. Do you have gear you no longer want or need? Bring those items to sell or trade.  Are you just starting up as a video professional?  This is a fantastic opportunity to check out gear and get set up cheaply.  We highly suggest you bring cash as some individuals may not take checks.

If you definitely know of gear you are bringing for sale drop me a line President@CoPVA.org and I’ll post on our website.

If you are looking for a specific item drop me a line President@CoPVA.org and I’ll add that to our website as well.

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

Thank you

Shawn Montano| President

Colorado Professional Videographers Association 

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

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May Meeting – Will be at Lighting Services, Inc

Our May Meeting is at Lighting Services, Inc.  We will have presentations on the fundamentals of lighting, types of instruments to use in real world situations.  We will also hear some “set stories.”

LSI will also offer us a tour of their facility and discuss rental options for lighting equipment.

More details to come.  A big Thank You to our Secretary for setting up our May meeting at Lighting Services, Inc.

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

Hope to see many of you there.

RSVP HERE

Shawn Montano| President

Colorado Professional Videographers Association

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

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