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.


Shawn Montano| President

Colorado Professional Videographers Association

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

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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!