April Meetup

CoPVA Meetup Members,

Jerry Hoffman has been added as a presenter for our Monday meetup on 04/25/16.  Jerry will present Color Correction in Final Cut X.

During his 4 decade career, Jerry Hofmann has become an award winning theatrical actor, TV and film editor, writer, director and producer. Over the years, he has produced hundreds of TV commercials, and industrial films for Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood studios and advertising agencies. He currently owns and operates jlh productions in Aurora, Colorado, and is a founding partner of 24SevenCSR.com

So, we’ll have presentation on color correction in both Final Cut X and Adobe Premiere Pro. This is a not-miss meetup!  RSVP HERE


Are you ready to take the mystery out of reading video scopes?

Would you like a lesson in Premiere Pro’s new Lumetri Color Effects panel?

Do you want to learn how to use curves to fine tune your video?

Do you need a refresher on the the rest of the color correction effects as well?

If you answered yes then I suggest you join us Monday April 25th at the Colorado Media School for a lively presentation on color correction.

If you’re not on Premiere Pro the general discussion on the Waveform Monitor, Vectorscope and RGB parade will be insightful.

Our President, Shawn Montano will lead this presentation.

We’ll have a few tips and trick along the way to help quickly make your video look better.

As always, bring a video to show us what you’re working on.

As always, dinner and drinks will be provided.

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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Our March Meetup

Meetup Members,

Our March Meetup is at VER Video Equipment Rentals.  We’re going to have an amazing selection of cameras to demo.  You’ll get the opportunity to evaluate;

• Canon C300 Mk II EF camcorder with Wooden Camera anton bauer mount and rod support

• Canon C500 EF camcorder with rod support and Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q recorder with C500 RAW

• Zacuto C300/C500 recoil rig

• Sachtler V-18 tripods

• Canon EOS 1D-C DSLR with Arri cage support and rod support

• Canon CN-E 24mm T1.5 EF mount cinema prime

• Canon Cn-E 14mm T3.1 EF mount cinema prime

• 3x Litepanels Sola 4 LED Fresnels

• Litepanels 1×1 5600K flood panel with anton bauer charger and batteries

• Freefly Movi M15

A Canon represenative will be bring their CN7x17 17-120mm T2.95 KAS Cine Servo in EF mount with C300 Mk II.

More gear will be added to the demo, but this is an impressive collection of video production gear VER will have ready for us.

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

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 dot.com 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. http://www.meetup.com/ColoradoProfessionalVideographers/

We hope to see you at our January Meetup.

Shawn Montano| President

Colorado Professional Videographers Association 

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

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