Saturday, December 18, 2010

PVCF Docs added to sidebar

For convenience and easy access, links to important PVCF Documents and Forms (eg. PVCF Articles / By-Laws, Membership Application) have been added to the sidebar at right, just above the blog archive. We will be adding additional relevant documents moving forward. Please let us know of any forms that you would like us to consider adding.

PVCF Board Meeting

The First PVCF Board Meeting of 2011 is scheduled for Tuesday, January 18th, 7-9 PM. Location Orlando Ale House at Full Sail.

Tentative agenda and discussion topics include:
  • Year In Review
  • By-Laws/Charter Review
  • Goal Setting
  • Membership Restructuring & Dues
  • Meeting Topics and Guests
  • Special Events and Workshops
  • Action Planning
All board members are expected to attend. If you have a conflict, please contact Bobby to discuss.

Friday, December 10, 2010

From the 2010 Jingle Mingle

PVCF Celebrated the Season (and our local film and TV industry) by attending the Jingle Mingle 2010 at Full Sail University sponsored by Women In Film Florida. Several of our members participated including: Bobby Fishbough, Michael Angelo, Brian Bazala, Bruce Reynolds, Mary Angelini, Von Marie Donato, Doug Howard, Frank Roper, Mark LeGrand and Schuyler Osborne.

Mary Angelini of Key Moments Productions and Von Marie Donato of Michael Angelo Films, The Unofficial PVCF Calendar Girls!

Video and Photo by: Brian Bazala

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

PVCF Holiday Social - December 21 at Doug's!

PVCF's Holiday Social will be hosted in Downtown Orlando by Member Douglas Howard of Pixel1080. Festivities start at 6:30 pm.

Celebrate 2010 with the members of PVCF. Come mingle and discuss your projects and accomplishments as well as meet new members.

Beer, wine, and heavy hors devours will be provided by both PVCF and Pixel1080.


Free Parking is available from 7:00pm on in front of the building, Orange Avenue, unless there is an O-rena event (The old Angebuilt hotel, 37 N. Orange Ave., Suite 755) or in Central Parking by the fire house or metered parking around the block for a small fee.

The elevators need a pass key after 7:00 pm so please call 321-277-5279 to be escorted up to the 7th floor after 7:00 pm

There will be a small demonstration in one of the edit bays to demo the attributes and differences of the Sony XDCAM PMWEX1 and the Canon 5d Mark2 for image capture.
The imagery captured will then be used for a formal meeting/demonstration in January to discuss tapeless workflows by Pixel1080' s Douglas Howard.

Hope to see you all there to celebrate a fantastic 2010.


Pixel1080 is on Orange Avenue, in the Angebuilt Hotel 37 N. Orange Avenue. There is a Subway subshop on the first floor and FinnHenry's Pub. The building is on the corner of Orange Avenue and Wall Street (Cantina), between Central and Washington.

**There is parking after 7 pm on the street IF THERE ARE NO SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE ARENA. There will be POSTED signs if there IS a special event.
IF NOT POSTED, YOU ARE FREE TO PARK ON ORANGE AVENUE. Otherwise, there is parking (both metered or garage) surrounding the block.

Best Wishes,

C. Douglas Howard
Motion• Design• Interactive
37 N. Orange Avenue #755
Orlando, FL 32801

November 2010 Meeting Recap

This month's meeting was hosted by Photomart Cine-Video in Orlando (Thanks Jeff!). After refreshments and a tour of the facility, we began the meeting by sharing several great videos by our members including Brian Bazala, Bobby Fishbough, Bruce Reynolds, Edmund Rhodes and Roger Van Duyn. We then got into a general discussion about the industry including the process of creating a sizzle for spec projects. Following the meeting, we continued the camaraderie at the Orlando Ale House around the corner (a favorite PVCF hang out).

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2010 Jingle Mingle, Wed. Dec. 8

Join Central Florida's Top Media and Entertainment Associations for Holiday "Mingling", Networking and Fun!

Fabulous Food, Cash Bar, Silent Auction and More!

Hosted by: Women in Film & Television-Florida

Co-hosted by: Digital Media Alliance Florida (DMAF) and the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association (FMPTA), Central Florida Professional Videographers and the Connetions Group

Advance Ticket price: $20 for members of participating organizations listed above; $30 for non-members and day-of-event.

Date and Time
Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern

Full Sail University on the Studio Backlot
3300 University Boulevard
Winter Park, FL

For more details and to purchase tickets visit

Monday, November 1, 2010

PVCF October 2010 Meeting Recap

The PVCF October 2010 meeting was hosted by Full Sail University and featured a presentation by Eric Zaino, Regional Account Manager for Matrox. He presented several new video encoding and monitoring solutions for videographers.

Following the presentation, Matrox generously provided one of the featured models for raffle, which was won by attendee Irv Vantage.

We were also entertained by a vintage music video from the mid 80s produced by Bill Wilson, followed by a screening of clips from Opening Night of the Living Dead, a feature being produced by Brian Bazala.

The meeting concluded with social networking at the Orlando Ale House. Be sure to check back for meeting details for the November and December meeting.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

PVCF September Meeting Recap with Michael Angelo

September's PVCF meeting was hosted at Full Sail (thanks Lee Day) and featured a new segment we're calling "What's In Your Bag", in which members share their favorite items from their video gear collection.

Brian Bazala gave an update on his feature film project, "Opening Night of the Living Dead", and invited members to participate in the upcoming shoot on October 8 and 9. If interested, contact Brian for details.

Finally, President Bobby Fishbough demonstrated his techniques for creating a same day edit.

If you missed this month's meeting, there's even more good stuff happening in Ocotober!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


We have a confirmed room at Full Sail next Tuesday September 28. Let's get the word out!

Molly, could you promote this on Facebook and wherever else you think might be good.

If our board members could arrive between 6:30 -6:45 that would be great.

Karen, our membership director will need to wait at the front door to let our members in the building and sign them in.

I would like to begin the meeting with discussing our plans for the next 3 months including the Christmas Party.

Jeff Bova from Photomart will be attending he just wants to sit in this time, and we plan on having him for our October meeting.

7:15-8 Whats in your camera bag.
8:00-9 Same day edit.
9:30-? Ale House - Food & Drinks

UPDATE:  Room change again. Bldg 3B Room 131!  The building with big glass windows  Sorry for the confusion but we are at the mercy of Full Sail and availability. 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

PVCF August Meeting Highlights

The August regular meeting was held at the Orange County Public Library. Topic of discussion was the recent WEVA Expo. Michael Angelo passed on a few highlights from the sessions, including:

The 5-Minute Rule. Spend the first five minutes of your initial consultation with a client talking about...the client. Get them talking about themselves and their event. Avoid discussing pricing or anything that has to do with gear and technique.

Do your own thing. Figure out what you do best and do it. Don't try to emulate what everyone else is doing. Find your niche, whether is is SDE, stylish camera work or destination events.

Price = Value. Make sure your pricing accurately reflects what you are offering. And if you are offering a discount, you should trim an item from your package.

Offer teaser packages to "get them in the door". Don't scare clients away with your biggest package. Give them the opportunity to see your work and allow them the opportunity to upgrade.

In addition to the WEVA discussion, there were some proposals for hands-on workshops, which we will discuss at an upcoming meeting. Bobby also gave an update on possible meeting locations, including Full Sail. Details will be forthcoming.

August Meeting at Orange County Public Library
Schuyler Osborne
President Bobby Fishbough
VP Michael Angelo gives an update
Michael Angelo
Bruce Reynolds, Karen Osborne and Kat Small
Mary Angelini and VonMarie Donato
Seth Cohen and Schuyler Osborne

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Website Updated!

It's been in the works for awhile but the website has finally been updated, using the hybrid blog/website format of blogger. Please take a moment to browse the site and report any typos or corrections needed. Pay particular attention to listings in the Member Directory and send any contact information changes.

There will be a few more changes coming, but I think this is a great leap in form and functionality.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

July Meeting w. Tampa Videographers

July's meeting will be hosted by the Tampa Bay Area Professional Videographer's Association and will feature a presentation by Alex Karas, Owner and President of Voila Cinematic, who specializes in DSLR Wedding Filmmaking.

In this workshop, entitled "How to Make Your DSLR Come to Life", Alex Karas will discuss the pros and cons of DSLR Wedding Fimmaking, as well as his use of various lenses, sliders and Steadicam to achieve his highly acclaimed look.

We will also have the opportunity to tour Rhino Film Studios, a full production studio that is available for rental. We'll check out their green screen, cyc wall, sound studio and various production equipment.

This meeting is FREE to all current (paid) members if you register in advance HERE.

Members interested in carpooling can discuss arrangements on our Facebook page where Kat Small has started a post.

WHEN: TUESDAY, July 27, 2010 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Rhino Film Studios - 657 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

RSVP: Register online at

QUESTIONS? Email Bryan,, or call 727-542-8614.

And as always, if you have a piece of equipment for sale, please bring it with you.

Cash bar and popcorn will be available.
Alex Karas of Viola Cinematic "DSLR Wedding Filmmaking"...

Friday, June 4, 2010

WEVA Expo Coming in August!

SNEAK PEEK - Top Wedding Video/DSLR Filmmakers Coming in August
Plan now to attend! Here's a SNEAK PEEK at the PARTIAL LIST of Featured Presenters for the special
WEVA 20th-Year Wedding & Event Video Expo 2010 (August 23-26) at Walt Disney World in Orlando,
Florida. Open to all worldwide.

Top Wedding Videographers, Event Filmmakers, and DSLR Shooters from around the globe will all be sharing the hottest new coverage techniques, editing styles, production creativity, event filmmaking, digital cinema technologies, workflow, and best new sales & marketing strategies at WEVA EXPO 2010.

"The PARTIAL LIST of Featured Presenters that WEVA is announcing today reveals a whole new explosion of talent coupled with new trends, and new digital cinema technologies that are changing the look, and the future, of professional wedding video and event filmmaking worldwide," said John Zale WEVA's Director of Educational Development. "It's all coming to WEVA EXPO 2010, including our industry's biggest TRADE SHOW. More Speakers will be announced shortly, and registration at will open soon."

Details here.

FMC Orlando: Apple Open House Wed. June 16

Please join us for our Open House, where FMC's Apple Certified Instructor Sean Casella will demonstrate Final Cut Pro Tips & Tricks!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Networking: 5:30-6:00 pm
Demo Start: 6:00-7 pm
Raffle: 7:00 pm

$10 fee will get you Raffles, cool swag, snacks
and drinks...Register here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

May Meeting Agenda

The May meeting will be held on Tues, May 25, 7-9PM at the Twin Rivers County Club in Oviedo. This will be our new meeting place for the time being.

Meeting Agenda as follows:

  • NAB Trends discussed
  • Tapeless workflow
  • Comparing the Sony Z5U and the new NX5U

It's also time for Board Elections! As always, all seats are open, so if you'd like to contribute to PVCF and make an impact on local video production, now is the perfect time to get involved. We can accomplish a lot more when everyone pitches in! And, if you don't have time to be on the board, you can still contribute by organizing guest speakers, arranging meetings, or volunteering for many other initiatives.

Monday, March 29, 2010

March Meeting Rescheduled for Thursday

Due to a last minute change in location availability, the March meeting will be rescheduled for this Thursday, April 1 at 7:30 PM at the Ale House on University Blvd. Board members will meet at 7 PM prior to the regular meeting. This will be a social networking meeting only and we will resume with our regular monthly meetings next month at a TBD location. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you there.

Additionally, we encourage members to propose meeting topics and guest suggestions, and we welcome all members to present on a topic of your choice. If you have an idea or a contact who you feel would be a great featured presenter, contact Bobby Fishbough at

In Memory of N. Richard Beasley, R & B Productions

It is with sadness we share with you the passing of our dear friend and Wedding Professional, Richard Beasley.

N. Richard Beasley, 67, wonderful husband, father and grandfather passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010 after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Richard and Barbara were married for 20 years.
Richard was a life long resident of Apopka. Richard is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Melody Storz; son in law, Jay Storz; son, Norman Beasley; daughter in law Angie Beasley; daughter, Kim Bunton; son in law, Tom Bunton; daughter, Becky Willis; 10 grandchildren.

Richard and Barbara are the owners of R & B Productions; Richard videoed and photographed weddings, families and special events in the Central Florida area for 16 years; member of: Professional Videographers of Central Florida; Wedding Professionals of Central Florida; West Orange Bridal Association, served as President and Secretary; Perfect Wedding Guide Prize Control; Apopka Elks Lodge 2422, Five Year Trustee. Graduate of Apopka High School; Richard loved gardening, butterflies, music and had an amazing Daffy Duck collection.

Visitation, Monday, March 29, 6 - 7PM at the South Conway Road Baptist Church, 6099 S. Conway Road, Orlando. Memorial Service to follow at 7PM. Reception to follow at the South Conway Road Baptist Church
In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to Barbara Beasley.

Monday, February 22, 2010

February Meeting, Wed. 2-24-10

February's PVCF meeting will feature independent documentary filmmaker Jay Lavely of Clarion Pictures. He will be discussing past and current projects including his most recent, Basic Painting, filmed in cooperation with the Department of Defense. Jay will discuss how to go about using the equipment and assets you already have to create and market your own creative projects.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January Meeting Agenda

Here is the tentative agenda for PVCF's first meeting of 2010.

First, we will begin with our annual member survey. This will include questions about gear, business, marketing and industry trends. We will also take a moment to review our achievements of 2009.

Following the survey, we will introduce a new segment to our monthly meetings which is called "show and tell". Select members will have 5 minutes each to share a new piece of gear, technique, trick or tip with the group.

Next we will open the floor up to suggestions and ideas for upcoming presentations for the coming year. We also will be asking for volunteers to help organize these future presentations and workshops.

Afterward, we will have a group discussion about industry trends in marketing, social networking and cameras (including DSLRs) and how members are incorporating these trends into their business.

Finally, we will wrap up with the results of the survey, which will also be posted on the blog.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

FCC Tells Wireless Mics to Get off 700MHz Spectrum Band

Grant Gross, IDG News Service

Jan 15, 2010 4:50 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will prohibit hundreds of existing wireless microphone models from being used in the U.S. in five months because they operate in the 700MHz spectrum band, which was auctioned off to mobile voice and broadband carriers in 2008.

The FCC prohibited electronics makers from selling existing devices that operate in the 700MHz spectrum as of Friday in an order issued the same day. Any existing devices broadcasting in the 700MHz band will have to stop operating by June 12, the FCC said.

The main products affected by the ban will be wireless microphones, which have operated without FCC licenses in television spectrum for years. While many wireless microphones operate in lower spectrum bands, and will be able to continue there, the FCC has listed more than 300 models of wireless microphone and related components from 12 major manufacturers that will no longer be allowed to operate in the 700MHz band after June 12.

Among manufacturers listed on the FCC site with wireless microphones operating in the 700MHz band are Shure, Sennheiser, Sony and Samson Wireless. Representatives of Shure and two microphone groups didn't immediately respond to a request for comments on the FCC's order.

Most wireless microphone systems will continue to work because they don't operate in the 700MHz band, said Matthew Nodine, chief of staff in the FCC's wireless telecom bureau. Many wireless microphone makers and users have expected the FCC order since the agency auctioned off the 700MHz spectrum for mobile broadband and other uses in early 2008, he said.

The FCC will try to assist wireless microphone customers with any questions about making the transition to other microphones, Nodine said. Customers may also want to contact their microphone makers, he added. "We're going to do everything we can to help out customers," he said.

The FCC has already begun reaching out to people using wireless microphones, and the FCC will conduct an "aggressive" education campaign to reach out to wireless microphone users, the agency said in a press release.

The 700MHz band was formerly used by U.S. television stations, but the U.S. Congress voted in late 2005 to require stations to move off the spectrum and switch to all-digital broadcasts. U.S. TV stations exited the 700MHz spectrum last June.

The goal of the digital TV transition was to free up spectrum for commercial and public safety uses, but the portion of the spectrum dedicated for police and fire departments failed to sell in an early 2008 auction that raised $19.6 billion for the U.S. treasury. Several lawmakers pushed for the digital TV transition after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. Many of the rescue agencies that responded to those attacks couldn't communicate with each other because they were using incompatible communications devices on different areas of the spectrum.

The Public Interest Spectrum Coalition, made up of six consumer and digital rights groups, petitioned the FCC to ban the use of wireless microphones on the 700MHz band.

The FCC's action will allow "for rapid deployment of new wireless technologies while protecting consumers who bought wireless microphones in good faith," Harold Feld, legal director of coalition member Public Knowledge, said in a statement. "As a result of this order, more spectrum will be available ... in the 700 MHz band for new services."

The FCC order requires wireless microphone makers to tell customers that the devices operate in television spectrum without FCC approval. These notices will "curtail the previous deceptive advertising practices by wireless microphone manufacturers," Feld said.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the commission's ban on wireless microphones in the 700MHz spectrum was a "necessary and essential action" to complete the digital TV transition.

"Our decision will accelerate the buildout of 4G wireless networks, and will prevent interference with first responders who rely on the 700 MHz Band for mission-critical communications," he said in a statement.