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