BCPVA Meeting Nov 27th 2018 – Learn Live Streaming & Professional Presentation


Hello BCPVA members and guests,

We are very lucky this month to have two guest speakers with a huge depth of experience. The first will be Robert Reinhardt, author and leading expert on the increasingly import technology around live streaming media with a workshop on all of the elements that must come together to successfully plan, design, and implement a streaming media event. Our second speaker is John Banovich CSC, award winning Director and DOP (and BCPVA professional member) bringing us insights from his many years of experience filming throughout Canada and the world. This promises to be an evening rich with valuable technical information and hard won insight into our profession – We look forward to seeing you there!

Learning Live Streaming

With Robert Reinhardt

What was once the sole domain of the huge television networks has now become an invaluable tool for organizations of all sizes to reach out to their audiences in an immediate and efficient way.    In this workshop, video streaming guru Robert Reinhardt shows us how the various components of a live streaming system come together, including cameras, H.264 encoders/streamers, video mixers, video signal conversion, recorders, and more. The workshop will also cover how to best deploy the live stream to your audience: Do you utilize free social media outlets, work with a premium third-party streaming service, or build your own live streaming infrastructure? Whether it’s multi-camera switching, dedicated hardware encoders, hardware and software mixers, OBS, or FFmpeg roulette, Robert will show us how to approach different live scenarios to fit the budget you have. And perhaps more importantly, how to properly formulate a budget to avoid many of the common pitfalls in the process.

About Robert Reinhardt – Robert is director of VideoRx and is internationally regarded as an expert on multimedia application development and online video, particularly in live streaming, HTML5, iOS, Flash, and AVC/H.264. He has served as an online video expert for award-winning sites such as abc.com’s first Full Episode Streaming site and Nike SB’s skateboarding documentary, Debacle. Selling over 200,000 copies worldwide in over 13 languages, Robert’s books include the first seven editions of the Flash Bible (Wiley). He has also developed multimedia training for higher education and Fortune 100 companies. Robert’s latest project, videoRx.com, enables high quality video encoding for optimized online deployment and specializes in adaptive streaming for mobile and desktop.

Professional Member Presentation – A Life Behind The Lens

John Banovich CSC is an international director and cinematographer, with directing credits including the award winning feature films Stolen Path and Sharp as Marbles, as well as the award winning documentaries Magical History Tour and The Honest Truth. As well as directing and DPing on feature films and television series, John’s twenty-five years’ experience filming wildlife and natural history have found him working in every province and territory of Canada.

John received his bachelor’s degree in film from Bedford U and is a full member of the CSC (Canadian Society of Cinematographers), his work is regularly featured in their magazine. This past year he was awarded “Best Director” from the New York City Film Festival and Brazil International Film Festival, as well as “Best Cinematography” from the Leo Awards.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

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 November 27th, 2018
Where:  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 November 27th


BCPVA Exec Committee

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BC Professional Videographers Association is a non profit organization that exists to support the professional development, creativity, and entrepreneurial growth of its members; while serving the growing need for professional video production.