In The Studio- Multi Cam, Live Production Switching

When- July 30th, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where- 4100 East Dry Creek Rd. Centenial CO

We live in an amazing day for the likes of us Video Professionals. Technology has given us the ability to create and produce like never before. With the new networks like Youtube, Vimeo and Facebook, we can live stream our own TV style production.

This Meetup will focus on studio technologies like Multi Cam Switching to help us better understand the behind the scene, inner workings of the professional studio. We will also learn about some of the roles of the studio personnel like Technical Director, Camera Operators and Shader.
Also, we will of course take a tour of this amazing studio.

Don’t forget we will start the evening with an opportunity to network with your peers with light snacks and drinks. So be sure to arrive at 6:00.

As always feel free to message with questions.

After Effects- Techniques to increase your production value

During this CoPVA meeting, we will be participants a hands-on workshop using Photoshop and After Effects to create the 2.5D parallax effect. This is an effective way to bring your photos to life for your video productions. We will be working in one of Denver Open Media’s computer labs and will be following along step by step as John Aden takes through the process of animating the photo.

John Aden: John is the Director of Education at the Open Media Foundation John is also an instructor and teaches many of the classes. He is also a local low-budget filmmaker. John has almost 20 years of experience serving Colorado nonprofits.

Open Media Foundation is a nonprofit that provides communications services, training, and tools to individuals, nonprofits, and governments.

We believe communication drives social values, and we want everyone to have a voice in creating a new media conversation.

Like a PR firm or Ad Agency, we offer top notch video production, web development and branding services, exclusively for nonprofits and governments, with a matching grant that in most cases, covers half the costs. For people who want to do it themselves, we teach classes like studio or field video production, animation and video editing. We also provide high-end equipment, facilities, and web and TV distribution (via DOM, Denver’s Public Access TV Station and Radio Station) so everyone has access to the tools they need to make and spread their own media.


Creative Studio Techniques

When: Wednesday May 30th, 2018 6:00-9:00
Where: Manmade Media Studio, 2352 Dayton St. Aurora, CO. 

Why would any of us consider taking our production into the studio?

Mr. Marcin Biegunajtys, Producer and Studio Owner, will take a close look at creative techniques that can be used in the studio. Some of the topics that will be covered are Studio Lighting Techniques, Audio Capture, Set Design, as well as Green Screen. Although there may be some discussion on the technical aspects the focus will be creative techniques to increase production value.

Marcin Biegunajtys, an Art Institute of Colorado graduate, has been involved in video production locally as well as nationally since 2000. His extensive knowledge of high end production gear and software, like Red cameras and Nuke special effects software have earned him the reputation of Video Production Guru. He is well respected amongst his peers and has completed productions for companies like Davita, Western Union, The Colorado Symphony, and even CDot.

Come join us for a night of networking and education.

If you would please bring a folding chair if you would like to sit as the studio has limited seating.

Please remember that this meeting is free to annual paid members and $20 for attending guests. Food and Drinks are included.

Feel free to send an email with any questions to myself.

Premiere Pro Tips and Tricks

This meeting is not at Colorado Media School. It will be held at Boulder Digital Arts, Boulder Campus.

When- March 26th 2018, from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Where- Boulder Digital Arts. 1600 Range Street, Suite 100, Boulder CO


• What we’ll do
Adobe’s Premiere Pro is a very deep piece of software with many features and controls that many editors may not leverage. As with any other skill, you will find that the more often you use a function, or editing procedure, the more proficient you’ll become at performing that task repeatedly.

Veteran editor Brian Brown of BrownCow Productions has used Premiere Pro on a daily basis for over ten years. At this special BDA “Premiere Tips and Tricks” workshop created exclusively for CoPVA, Brian will walk-through a dozen or so tips that he’s developed through the years, including the Dynamic Link function, custom keyboard shortcuts, Ripple Edit tricks, custom effects presets, making a frequency “hole” in audio for spoken dialogue to sit in a mix, subclips, and many more.

This workshop will be held in one of BDA’s state of the art classrooms, as a result, we will have the ability to work through the tips with the instructor on the classroom workstations. This is a hands-on workshop!

Please note that BDA is a CoPVA Platinum Sponsor and offers CoPVA Members a 15% discount on many classes and workshops.

BDA is celebrating their 14th anniversary this year, and they’ve now got more affordable classes and workshops than ever! If you’re looking to increase your skill set, Boulder Digital Arts is there for you. And if you need a place to call your office, be sure to check out BDA’s Coworking Space, with free conference rooms to meet with your clients!

• What to bring
Business cards, a willingness to learn and positive attitudes.

• Important to know
Please note that this is meeting is Free to annual CoPVA Members and $20 as a single pay meeting attendee. We do accept cash, check or credit card at the meeting for single meeting pay. Please ask about annual membership opportunities and benefits at the meeting.


Digital Media Marketing and Distribution

The Next CoPVA Meetup will be at Colorado Media School
February 26th, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
404 S. Upham St., Lakewood CO 80226

We are all well aware that video and digital content is King! Once we have produced it, then what? Internet marketing and distribution of this media is necessary to put those materials in front of our customers audience.

Our very special guest for the month of February is Mr. Matthew Walton. Mathew is and experienced Account Executive and Producer that has a long history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. his resume includes skills in Digital Strategy, Radio Advertising, Radio, Media Buying, and Media Relations. He is a strong marketing professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Communication and Media Studies from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Matthew will share with us his hands on experience with delivering digital media to focused and targeted markets.

Be sure to reach out to our group sponsors.