BCPVA Meeting Feb 26th 2019 – The Top 5 Things we’ve learned in a Quarter Century of Corporate Film Making

Hello BCPVA members and guests,

Please join us this month to learn how the team de Lestard & Hart Television/Media formed a partnership and turned their talents for telling technical stories into a lasting business success. Their presentation will focus on the top five things they have learned over their 25 years together in this business.

Also presenting this month will be Bobby Skaper co-founder of Kinetix Communications, an awarded industry veteran with over thirty years of experience.

It’s a joy and such a learning experience to have this level of industry professionals distill their hard won wisdom for us. Don’t miss this meeting!

Main Presentation

de Lestard & Hart Television & Media

Producing video since 1987 Jim Hart partnered with Shawn de Lestard in 1997 together with their talent for, as they put it “being able to explain any thing to any one” they have specialized in technical documentaries. With many millions in business over the last decade it looks like the partnership is working!

Jim and Shawn will cover for us the top 5 things that have most helped them be successful. The hallmarks of their business, the rules they break, and the rules they don’t break, and not least the lost art of the narrator, a colourful character that can give your production new personality.

Associate member presentation

Kinetix Media Communications

Bobby Skaper is co-founder and partner in Kinetix Media Communications, heading up the company’s video production efforts. Over a career spanning more than thirty years, Bobby has filled many shoes on set – including ENG camera op, grip, electrics, studio camera, and technical director. With several Best of the West and Canadian Cable Television Awards to his credit, Bobby’s experience behind the camera includes live television production, reality TV, live event videography, documentary and corporate video. As VP,  Video Production, Bobby heads up video production and studio management for Kinetix’ clients.

We’ll be at the Community Living Society, located on the 7th floor of 713 Columbia Street in New Westminster (Columbia & Begbie, beside Waves coffee shop).

Networking will begin at 6:30, and the meeting will formally begin at 7:00 and run until 9:00 with a 15 minute break.

Meeting will end with a 15 minute open discussion.

Meeting information:

What:  BCPVA Monthly Meeting
When:  6:30 pm for Networking; 7:00 pm Meeting on Tuesday Feb 26th, 2019
  Community Living Society (CLS)
7th floor, 713 Columbia Street
New Westminster

Map of New Meeting Venue

FREE coffee and doughnuts

PAID street parking outside, some FREE street parking a few blocks away.
There is ample parking, but you can decide to pay a few bucks to the parking meter (should be less than $5), or park at a parkade (a little more expensive, maybe around $7), or park in a free 2-hour zone and walk a few blocks. Below is a rough map of the area, but please allow extra time for parking when you first come.

RSVP and keep in touch online at the BCPVA Facebook Page.

Please note, first time guests can attend a BCPVA meeting for free!  All others, including previous guests and former members, are welcome to join or re-join the BCPVA by taking out an associate membership – just $25 for 3 months! – and by filling out the RSVP form.

See you all on Feb 26th


BCPVA Exec Committee

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