Tuesday, December 20, 2011

PVCF Holiday Party

PVCf's Annual Holiday Party will be a get together social event. All members and visitors are welcome to attend. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

When: December 29, 2011 7-9pm
Where: Pixel 1080
37 N. Orange Ave. Suite #755 Orlando, FL 32801

Saturday, November 26, 2011

November Meeting

Tues. Nov. 29 7-9PM
Photomart CineVideo
5790 Hoffner Avenue
Suite 507
Orlando, FL 32822
Interview Lighting
Field Audio Tips
FCPX tips

Monday, October 24, 2011

October Meeting

October's General Meeting will feature PVCf's own Douglas Howard, of Pixel 1080 featuring After Effects. He will be highlighting After Effects on text effects and intros that can be incorporated in video for branding purposes. Including using lens flairs where one wouldn't think to try, and some killer title builds that one could use to book-end their highlight videos.

When: October 25, 2012 at 7pm
Where: Pixel 1080
37 N. Orange Ave. Suite #755 Orlando, FL 32801

This meeting is open to non-members. Non-members get 2 free meeting a year,  all general meetings are free to members.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Free Final Cut X Training

Wednesday, October 19th
Final Cut Pro X

Apple rocked the editing world this summer with the launch of Final Cut Pro X. The reception has been divided, yet there's plenty in the new application to like.

Join us in October to learn what FCP X is all about. Special guests Future Media Concepts (FMC Training) will provide a comprehensive overview of Final Cut Pro X.

FMC Training will also be raffling off one free two or three day training course.**

Where: Adrenaline Film Productions, Orlando, FL
When: Wednesday, October 19th

Time: 6:30PM Networking / 7:00PM Presentation

Please RSVP with the number of persons attending to:


Meetings are free and open to all production and post production industry professionals.

Refreshments will be provided by FMC.

**Course is valued at $1395. Not applicable to previously scheduled/registered classes, must be mentioned at the time of registration. Value may be used as a credit to a course with a higher value. Not valid for cash back.
Adrenaline Film Productions
5224 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32809

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September Meeting at UCF

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 27, 7-9 at UCF-TV Studio

Studios Location:

12461 Research Parkway
Suite 500/501
Orlando, FL 32826

Social time from 7-7:30 with food and drinks.

UCF will kick off the meeting with a short tour of their TV studio and facility at 7:30.

We will be talking about FCP X and a little about other platforms like Avid and Premier. Bobby Fishbough will demo a short package that was cut on both FCP X and FCP 7 and time permitting, will show how it was cut in Avid. He will demo importing an XML FCP 7 project into FCP X.

Tilted kilt is just down the road or Ale House Waterford for after meeting social networking!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Get in Motion Tour: HDSLR Training Sept. 20th!

Get in Motion Tour: HDSLR Workshop Coming to Orlando September 20th

If you live in Orlando and are a photographer trying to get into the hot trend of HDSLR filmmaking, the Get in Motion Tour will be holding a workshop at the Orlando Marriot Airport to educate photographers and anyone interested in learning more about HDSLR video. The event is being hosted by CineStories and we (Photomart Cine-Video) are helping to sponsor it!

Location & Contact info:

Orlando Marriott Airport
7499 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32837


See the event trailer below:

Additional Information:

They will show you examples of specific products you can make with tools you already have to open up your client-base to these services. Specifically, you will learn how to make

1. web commercials
2. wedding films
3. birth-announcement films
4. family music videos
5. senior music videos
6. films for events (meeting, parties, family reunions, etc.).

Of course, teaching how to make these films will involve learning different camera movement techniques, different storytelling approaches, what additional gear to acquire and how to use it, how to properly record and line up sound, and how to edit it all in Adobe Premiere CS 5.5 (event sponsor).

Get $10 off of the ticket price with this coupon code: ORLVID

Photomart Cine-Video will be at this event and will be selling some gear from our store, so be sure to say hi to us and we hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Manfrotto at August's PVCF Meeting

Manfrotto: Imagine More from Manfrotto on Vimeo.

Manfrotto - supporting exceptional images for everyone from amateurs to hobbyists to professionals to specialists to experts. Imagine more impact. Imagine more drama. Imagine more emotion. Imagine More.

Based in Northern Italy at Bassano del Grappa, Manfrotto designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of camera and lighting support equipment for the professional photographic, film, theater, live entertainment and video markets. The product line includes an extensive range of camera tripods and heads, lighting stands and accessories.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

July's Minutes

July's meeting we had slot of things going an as well as a roundtable guest panelist. And the topic was "Photographers and Videogrphers: Working in Harmony". thanks to Kristen Weaver, Brian Pepper and Kevin Keelan for your time and expertise in helping us understand how to work with photographers better. 
OLD Business: 
Douglas discussed changes to the broader meaning and scope of PVCF in the future:
-- A focus on both weddings and corporate work to help membership feel like the organization is addressing what they do for a living
-- Taking field trips to studios, stores & colleges
-- Networking with others in the industry
-- More swag, raffle tickets
Jingle Mingle: PVCF will be partnering with Women in Film to sponsor the Jingle Mingle. We are looking to recruit people that may want to chair this event or help out with parking, newsletters, e-mails, and donation recruitment.
Bridal Shows: PVCF has plans to have a booth at an upcoming bridal show. 
-- wedding video theater where brides and grooms can watch films from membership
-- Members work the show to educate brides about why the need wedding video.
-- Members will cut a video to increase our name recognition/branding
-- Education for brides the most important
-- Contact Doug if you'd like to volunteer to help operate the booth
Mary reported on communications initiatives:
-- Main goal: To have constant communication between board and membership
-- Let Mary know if you aren't getting PVCF e-mails.
-- PVCF members are responsible in putting in an hour a month
-- PVCF members should contribute to the blog on the website; if you see good, industry- related articles or wish to write one yourself send them to Mary
Brian's report:
-- Everyone should be held accountable
-- Everyone should contribute to making the group better
-- Photomart CineVideo will match or beat the price on photo and video support gear for members of PVCF. Photomart will also start providing rentals of small light kits, white backdrops, green screeens, etc., for members that will be competitively priced.
Marc's report:
-- Dues for this year are due this month; dues this year are $60.
-- Please pay Marc as soon as possible to keep your website listing.
-- New members get 2 free meetings. After 2 free meetings is $10/meeting.
-- Members get free listings and discounts for guest speakers and networking events.
-- Mary is deleting all members from the site that did not pay their dues; please pay your dues ASAP to have your listing reinstated.
-- Dues in the future can be taken via SquareUp and credit cards.
Steven's report:
-- We are interested in bringing promotions and products to the meetings; if you are interested in partnering to get this done please contact Steven.
-- We've been talking for four years about the name and image of PVCF and consistently the feedback is that members want to be more than what the name implies, as we deal with people in multiple disciplines: weddings and live events, but also corporate video and many have become independent small producers and wear many hats. PVCF needs to brand ourselves in a way that represents our new direction and energy. 
-- The board feels very strongly that Producers Videographers Cinematographer sand Filmmakers should be the new name.
-- The name will be put to a vote at a future meeting. Only paid-up members will be able to vote.
-- Bobby Fishbough brought up a concern that very few members of PVCF can call themselves producers in the professional sense; i.e., movies, broadcast, etc. 
-- Brian Bazala responded by saying it was narrow to say that members don't produce, even on a small scale, and that PVCF could teach producing skills. 
A motion was taken to table the naming discussion until a general meeting without special guests.
Special guest photographers Kristin Weaver, Brian Pepper and Kevin Keelan spoke about the best way videographers can work with photographers and foster a good working relationship so that the client gets the best quality product from both ends of the business.
Next month's meeting: A guest speaker from Manfrotto

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Nobody tells people who are beginners...

Here is a video from an interview from successful Public Radio International, Ira Glass. It's an inspiring message for creative people that nobody has ever told you.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July Meeting: Working with Photographers

This month we will host a panel discussion with three leading wedding and event photographers.  Within the wedding industry, photographers and videographers are known to have a love hate relationship. As professional videographers, we need to understand the needs of a photographer to work smoothly together to get the best end result for our client. This will be a question and answer open discussion addressing the topic:
Photo & Video:  Working together in harmony.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Pixel 1080
N. Orange Ave. STE. 755Orlando, FL

Meet the panel:

Kristen Weaver
KRISTEN WEAVER. Award winning, international wedding and fashion photographer, Kristen Weaver, moved to Florida from Northeast Ohio for college, graduating in 2003 to pursue a career in advertising design and marketing. After meeting her fiance in 2006, she moved to Orlando and went in to the photography business full time in 2009. Her business quickly flourished, booking over 25 weddings during her first year. Her work can be see in print and online blogs including Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings, Dujour Magazine, Remedy Magazine UK, Orlando Weddings, Orlando Style, Every Last Detail to name a few. She is also celebrating her first year as a selected Grace Ormonde Platinum Photographer.

Kevin Keelan
KEVIN KEELAN. "Knowledge & experience" that's my gift, Kevin says. Successfully managing over 200 weddings a month between his then three locations in Orlando, Hawaii and Las Vegas for over 4 years, Kevin now puts his energy into shooting around 20 luxury weddings a year. He shares his knowledge and experience with other photographers around the world through his k2 Workshops , k2 Tip of the Week & Personal Consulting. Kevin's passion for photography has led him to some of the most desirable wedding destinations around the world. He admits, "Luxury celebrations are my favorites to photograph. I am amazed at the beauty and moments that I've had the opportunity to capture." Kevin knows that when these moments happen, they are a gift from God. He is quick to say how thankful he has been to have learned from great artists like Michael Taylor and legendary wedding photographer Hanson Fong. Kevin's list of celebrities include Martina McBride, Larry King, Martin Scorsese, Kevin Bacon, Simon Baker, Jane Krakowski and Tony Danza, just to name a few. Most recently, Kevin created the innovative wedding portal Wed, Set, Go -- an online destination for vendors and brides -- set to launch in Fall 2011.

Brian Pepper
BRIAN PEPPER. Shot my 1st wedding in 1999. (Film)
Worked for Kodak Event Imaging Solutions as the National Training Manager from 2000-2003. As the training manager i opened operations and trained operation managers across the country in operating their digital photography operations. This included the digital transition and workflow of the Sandals Resort Wedding Operations. At the time I transitioned from that role to Project Manager the sites I opened and provided ongoing training and support were generating ove $40million annually. As the role of Project Manager it allowed me to more time to pursue my own company Digital Imaging Direct. As a project manager for Kodak I oversaw and created the workflow, equipment purchasing list build out design in addition to overseeing and managing the overall project budget which in some cases exceeded $1,000,000. Early 2007 was a turning point in my career when I saw the potential and opportunity to take my part time side business full time. Digital Imaging Direct quickly went from a primarily event and convention photography business to a wedding business shooting over 40 weddings annually. Our corporate photography is still a huge part of our business with providing over 1000 headshots annually for multiple corporations. We also provide photography and video services annually to IAAPA which is one of Orlando's largest convention/tradeshows that travels to our area.

Orlando Post Pros: Arri Alexa

Thursday, August 4th, Starts at 6:30

Come learn why the ARRI ALEXA has become the hottest camera for advanced digital production in the past year. ARRI representatives will be on hand to present the new Plus version of the camera and discuss various post production solutions for working with ALEXA's unique approach to extended dynamic range. Learn about Log-C and what advantages it offers for color correction.

WFTV-TV/Ch. 9 Studios
490 E. South St., Orlando, FL 32801

Visit Orlando Post Pros for details.

FCPX vs. Premiere Pro CS5.5 for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors

By Jan Ozer - Posted Jul 18, 2011

If you're an event videographer who uses Final Cut Pro 7, you've probably been pretty comfortable that you chose the right tool for the job. Final Cut Pro 7 is highly functional, flexible, has great third-party hardware and software support. Beyond notable feature gaps such as full-featured Blu-ray authoring, it pretty much does what that you need it to do.

That said, it's been four years since the last significant upgrade, and Final Cut Pro 7 is a 32-bit tool in a 64-bit world. Log and transfer conversion to ProRes is a foreground operation and can take hours, complicating same-day edits and other quick-turn operations. As of a few weeks ago, Apple has taken Final Cut Pro 7 off the market, so if you're expanding operations and need to add seats to your operation, you're out of luck. Looking forward, while Apple has stated that Final Cut Pro 7 will run on Lion, they've made no similar assurances for DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Color, and legacy versions of Motion and Compressor. Simply stated, sooner or later you're going to have to move to a new editor. If you're a DSLR shooter, it's probably sooner than later.

Continue reading the full Article at EventDV.net

Thursday, July 7, 2011

PVCF Board Meeting / Minutes / 7.5.11

Call to order: 7:39 pm, Tuesday July 5, 2011 - Pixel1080 Studios - Orlando

Board Members Present: Brian Bazala, Mark Percy, Douglas Howard, Mary Angellini, Steve Gray
Guests Present: Jo Gray, Michael Rivera

1. Brian opens with light discussions on future ideas and projects and how to delegate and create the process
2. Steve Gray asks about our roots as a club and where we came from
3. Brian defines from the by laws the board member positions
a. Webmaster (webmeister) is now defined as Communications Director, emailing members/vendors/interests 2-4 days after meeting and 2 weeks before next, as well as 1-2 days before next meeting.
b. Consistent communication thru our many channels ( Blog, Facebook, twitter ect)
c. Brian discusses group vision as it pertains to website, blog, Facebook and how they interact
d. Brian discusses Membership Director’s role and how they work within the board
e. Brian discusses Promotional Director’s position from past history

4. Light discussion on PVCF and its need for involvement in other bridal shows as a contributor
a. Perfect Wedding Guide - contact and relationship
b. My Wedding TV - contact and relationship

5. Discussion on PVCF and the Jingle Mingle put on with Women in Film - future needs of involvement

6. Meeting Feature Speakers
a. Audio Workshop - Rick Alexander/Steve Gray - October tentative
b. Entertainment Law
c. Photographers POV - Keelan, Pepper, Miotto - July's meeting speakers
d. Branding/Marketing speaker
e. Jose Ortiz - Feature speaker (Mary contact or Michael Rivera) - August tenative
f. Lighting workshop - Photomart 7.

6. Discussion on possible name change for PVCF

Meeting minutes taken by Douglas Howard

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Laws for copyrighted material - Will it affect your Videos?

This debate is a very tricky subject for videographers, there have been hundreds of argmentes made since the birth of youtube. Videographers in the U.S. have an ever trickier time trying to abide the laws, beacuse it is nearly impossible for the "common videographer" to obtain a license to a major recorded song.
In an article just posted on SF Weekly: "Posting Copyrighted Music to YouTube Might Soon Earn You Jail Time"

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended a bill for the Senate that would make it a felony to "make a public performance by electronic means" of a copyrighted work, i.e. illegal streaming of copyrighted material. This offense would carry the same penalty of illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted works: up to five years in prison, a fine, or both.

The bill has the support of just about every copyright-holding organization, including the RIAA, the MPAA, Disney, NBC Universal, and others. On the introduction of the bill to the Senate in May, the RIAA commented: "As the music industry continues its transition from selling CDs to providing fans convenient access to a breadth of legal music online, laws that provide effective enforcement against new and developing forms of content theft are essential to the health of our business." Basically, the companies don't want to be left behind when technology progresses more quickly than laws that can make various infringements illegal.

So what does this mean to you? Will you stop uploading your videos online? Comment below!

Author: Mary Angelini
Orlando Wedding Videographer

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July Meeting Summary

Our July meeting was full of energy, constructive criticism, and a renewed motivation. The members also voted in the new board members. See notes below for all details:

--The group agreed that everyone should take ownership of the future of PVCF. Members need to take initiative and commit to making individual and meaningful contributions to enhance the PVCF experience.

--To that end, The group agreed that everyone on the board (and and more broadly, in the organization) should do approximately an hour's work a month to further the goals of the organization. These small contributions, such as planning and delivering a presentation, finding a guest speaker, contacting a vendor for donated swag, or running the raffle should require minimal time and effort, but have a tremendous impact on the group as a whole.

--As mentioned above, All members should be involved in programming, even if it's just a 5-10 minute talk on something they found interesting or something at which they excel

--The members agreed to re-visit the bylaws at the next meeting, as some of the terms and bylaws are outdated and are not reflective of the direction of the group. (eg. Webmaster should be changed to Communication Director, and the position of Librarian should be eliminated, which was approved by a majority vote)

--The board agreed to have meetings before the general members' meeting each last Tuesday of the month

--The new board was elected:

President - Brian Bazala
Vice Pres. - Doug Howard
Secretarty - Karen Osbourne
Treasurer - Bobby Fishbough
Comm. Dir. - Mary Angelini
Promo Dir.- Steven Gray
Membership Dir. - Marc Percy

--The group also discussed a possible name change with Video Pros of Orlando getting a top nod, followed by Production Pros of Orlando. We welcome suggestions.

A special work session of the new Board will be held on Tuesday July 5 at 8 at Pixel 1080. General membership is invited to contribute and offer input but will not be permitted to vote on Board-related matters.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June Meeting Location!

Update: Meeting Location: 6:30-8:30

Orange County Library Southeast
5575 S. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32822

Across from PhotoMart, Corner of Hoffner. Networking at Ale House immediately following.

Board Elections, Future of PVCF, General Discussion

Apologies if you received a different location, this was a last minute opening. B.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Next Meeting. Tuesday May 31

Next meeting. Tuesday May 31. 7-9.
Full Sail FS-3 130
Elections. This is an opportunity for you to get involved and make an impact in the video production community. Time to Nut up or Shut up!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 26th, 7-9 PM

When:  Tues. Apr. 26, 7-9PM
Where:  Full Sail, Bldg. 3B, Room 112
Agenda:  Editing

This month's meeting will focus on Editing, including how to plan your shoot with the edit in mind, how to start your edit, and tips on how to edit efficiently and effectively.  For wedding and event producers, we'll also discuss how to template your edits while still keeping them fresh and unique.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 29, 7-9

Next Member meeting will be hosted by Steve Martin (not the comedian) at Omni Productions.  He will be showcasing the new Panasonic AF-100 as well as showing off their new studio facilities available for rental.  Brian will bring some additional vintage lenses along with an adapter to demo the versatility of the AF 100 and Lumix GH# series of Micro 4/3 cameras.  Also, Bobby will do a demo on camera shading.

Omni Productions is located at:
6353 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32809

Monday, February 21, 2011

February 22 Meeting Reminder

Featuring the Panasonic AF100
7-9 PM at Photomart Cine-Video
Photomart Cine-Video, Inc.
5790 Hoffner Ave. Suite 507
Orlando, FL 32822

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Meeting Update

Due to inclement weather, PVCF will hold an additional member meeting on Wed. January 26 at Pixel 1080 for those that couldn't make it on Tuesday. See previous post for directions and meeting location details.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 2011 Board Meeting Highlights

Board voted to change membership categories and fee structure as follows:

Full Member (Business Owner or Freelance Subcategory) -- $60

Associate Member (An employee/spouse of Full Member) -- $20

Student Member (requires Student ID and recent class schedule) -- $30*

* Full Sail Students are exempt from fee

This eliminates the categories of non-business member, hobbyist, etc.

We will be reverting to the original dues collection date of May 1.

Discussed long-term goals, including broadening the focus to include more diverse facets of video, film and tv production, better emphasizing the needs of the independent video producer who "wears multiple hats".

To better reflect this broader focus, the Board would like to consider a name change (eg. Video Professionals of Central Florida). We would like suggestions for potential new group names from our members.

We also discussed the need for more member participation in the areas of promotion, featured speakers and sponsors.


Full Meeting Minutes:

PVCF Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Meeting began at 7:20
Held at Orlando Ale House by Full Sail

Edmung Rhodes, Karen Osborne, Brian Bazala, Bobby Fishbourn, Bruce Reynolds, Cornell Young, Donna Ditges, Michael Rivera

We now have the following meeting places:
Photomart at Hoffner and Semoran, across from Orange City Library
Member, Doug’s downtown Orlando office, Pixel 1080
Full Sail classroom

A. Membership Changes:
1. Sign in at the door; Cornell will provide most current list of paid members for Sign-in every meeting
2. Dues changing to an annual payment per calendar year
3. Guests can attend 3 meetings before becoming a member
4. Members and new members must sign a Code of Ethics upon payment or renewal
5. Website listing Requirements:
a. Professional business requires a business operation license ($30
b. Freelancer does not require business operation license
6. Membership Categories:
a. Remove Hobbist
b. Professional cost: $60
c. Associate member: $20
d. Student:
i. $30 with ID
ii. free for Full Sail students
7. Create new board position for someone to find items for raffles.
B. Inform members about Vimeo group
C. Goals:
a. Club Name Change: name needs to be changed to reflect broader spectrum. Vote on new name at next meeting.
b. Facebook Changes:
i. Add Job Postings and Classifies for equipment for sale under Notes
c. Website Changes: create video tutorials of meeting presentations to put on website
i. Edit Fest to address challenges of editing
D. Future Meetings:
a. February at Photomart
b. March at Full Sail – Edit Fest
c. April at Omni Productions – Steve Martin presentation
d. Quarterly Board Meetings will be the 2nd Tues of the month. Next meeting in April.