CoPVA February Meetup

Our February Meetup is February 29th at 6pm at the Colorado Media School.


Our own Secretary, Samir Valeja, is our presenter for the evening.


For the last eight years, Samir Valeja has served the people of the United States by traveling to federally declared disaster areas to create videos that help devastated communities build back stronger, smarter, and safer. From Sandy and Irene on the East coast To Ike and Isaac along the Gulf, to the earthquake and tsunami in American Samoa, Samir’s work has taken him to each of our borders and beyond.

Despite working in extremely challenging conditions, Samir manages to tell compelling stories that help raise awareness and money for those in need. His latest project, “The Backbone of Recovery,” quickly became one of the most widely viewed FEMA videos of all time.


Come join Samir as he shares stories of his adventures, talks about gear, and shows some of his work.


As always we’ll start our meeting by seeing what you’ve crafted.  Bring a video to share!

Dinner is always provided

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


4K! Are you Ready?

Its 2016!!  I hope everyone is excited for the new year and all the presenters we’ll be bringing you this year.

Please join us on Monday January 25th at 6:oopm for dinner.

Our meeting begins at 6:30pm.  We encourage our members to bring a video to show.  If you like the group will critique and make comments about your video.  Remember, all videos must be 3 minutes or less.

Our presenters for this meeting are

Bernie Mitchell,

Panasonic Pro Video Evangelist, President Silver Platter Productions, Inc 


James McGowan

Panasonic Senior Territory Account Manager, Professional Video

Everyone is talking 4K, some are actually shooting it.  Are you?  Do you want to?  Do you want to know what this is all about?

This presentation will focus not only on 4K and the workflow, but how Panasonic is making it easier for filmmakers to embrace 4K from high end to Indy productions.

Come and see and put hands on, the award winning and game changing VariCam 35. Discover the incredibly affordable DVX200 (the world’s first run and gun, 4K camcorder).  Learn the 4k workflow (its advantages and new challenges).

There will be cameras, 4K monitors and ample time for you to put them thru the paces.

Bernie Mitchell

President, Silver Platter Productions, Inc.

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Bernie is an Emmy nominated Producer/Director/Writer/Editor, Multimedia Person of the year, and DVD Association Hall of Fame member.  He is a past member of the Television Academy and was a Disc Jockey in the golden days of free form radio.

His experience includes; overall responsibility for the launch of a global hi-def TV, Radio and Web network, broadcast and cable productions, running his own marketing, consulting and multimedia production company.  Bernie also wrote a book and survived the madness.  Oh and by the way, he managed to be a great father and husband, apparently.

Bernie is currently the Pro Video Evangelist for Panasonic focusing on 4K and P2 cameras and workflows.

He has shot many hours of high definition, 3D and 4K images all over the world.  He has published articles, presented lectures and workshops both domestically and around the world.  He covered the Idiatrod Race, being on the frozen trail for 20 days from Anchorage to Nome Alaska, shooting in minus 67 degrees. He has also shot in the deserts of Arabia at 120 degrees.

His favorite shoot is the one he is currently working.

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

RSVP for our meetup here.

We hope to see you at our January Meetup.

Shawn Montano| President

Colorado Professional Videographers Association 

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Our annual Holiday party is a go!

Come join all your CoPVA meetup member for a fun evening.  This year we are having it at in the Grappa Italian Bistro Dining Room.  This event is $25 per person plus gratuity.  There will be a cash bar.

Appetizers for the event are on us! Choose from; Antipasto Crudo, Sausage & peppers, Bruschetta, Stuffed gorgonzola dates wrapped prosciuto, Calamari fritti and Smoked salmon crostini.

Main courses are; Lasagne bolognese (beef), Spinach fetuccini (vegetarian gluten free available) or Chicken piccata please choose 1 and let us know your choice by January 2nd.

Please also bring a ‘White Elephant” gift with a value of $15.00 or less.

RSVP here 

November Meetup

This month we are Shooting for the Stars.

Learn what it takes to produce live-switched, multi-camera concert video at Red Rocks.

COPVA members Alan Hayden (director) and Gary Kleiner (camera operator) will share a behind-the-scenes look at how the Red Rocks video team creates the great concert coverage that is shown live on the big screen at one of the best-known concert venues in the world.

Dinner and drinks will be provided.

Bring a video to show to the group!

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