Friday, April 17, 2009


As part of a new promotional initiative to connect with the wedding and event community, PVCF will be establishing a presence at several local Bridal Shows over the next year. Our first effort, at the Your Wedding TV show on April 5th, was a tremendous success. We were able to connect with many brides and vendors and share the value of professional wedding video.

To further advance those efforts, we will be creating a promotional video featuring samples of our members' work. To facilitate this, and to ensure that we put our best foot forward as well as to give all members and equal opportunity to be included, we will be showing and voting on clips at our next two meetings.

To have your clip included, here are the guidelines:

  1. Bring in your best clips, limited to 2 per member/company.
  2. Clips should brief, about 4-5 minutes in length.
  3. Clips can be of any part of the wedding, but should be a whole segment (eg. Prep, Vows, Post-Ceremony, Reception Highlights, Wedding Day Highlights, Dancing, Love Story), rather than a compilation of multiple weddings.
  4. Submissions must be presented on DVD, and a .mov file must be provided on a separate disc.
  5. No logos or identifying marks on clip or menu.
  6. DVDs should be labeled with the clip's title only (eg. Carrie and Mark, Prep), and have no company name so as to be anonymous.
Numbered envelopes will be provided at the door, and will be collected at the beginning of the meeting.  We will show the clips at the May meeting and clips will be selected by a balloting process.  The winning clips will be edited into a compilation DVD for presentation at future Bridal Shows.

March Meeting Minutes


Our March meeting featured an extremely informative presentation on Production Insurance given by Karen Marshall of Marshall Entertainment Insurance, Inc. Production insurance is a vital necessity to our industry. Karen started with an overview of the various types of coverage available, and focused on the options that were most pertinent to the members of our group. She then thoughtfully answered our members' questions, and shared her insider tips for dealing with many of the local venues who require insurance certificates.

After Karen's presentation, we followed with several video clips brought in by our members, including the new PVCF Promo put together by PVCF President Bobby Fishbough and featuring several of our members in on-camera interviews. This will be an evolving piece and we will be adding testimonials to the final edit over the next several months. The current version can be found below and on our website.

Then, Brian revealed the new PVCF Bridal Show Banner that was purchased with proceeds from the monthly raffle. Special thanks to Focal Press and all the contributors and sponsors who have generously provided items for this awesome revenue generator!  Featured books at this month's raffle were: Directing the Documentary, 5th Edition by Michael Rabiger and Audio Postproduction for Film and Video by Jay Rose, both available at Focal Press.
Following the regular meeting, we reconvened at the Orlando Ale House around the corner for a more "social" networking session. It was such a success that it may become a recurring feature of our meetings!