October 22 Meeting 6:30pm Smooth Moves & Managing Your Business


6:30PM Wednesday October 22, 2014
Justice Institute
715 McBride Blvd, New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4

Free Admission. RSVP on Meetup




Smooth Moves

Danny Sayson
Sayson Productions

Award-winning videographer and producer, Danny Sayson presents “Smooth Moves”. Together with camera stabilizer specialist Shane Adams, they will showcase and review the DJI Ronin, a revolutionary 3-axis stablized handheld gimbal system that will empower videographers to achieve smooth moving shots that rival Hollywood productions.

Witness live demonstrations of the Ronin which features various shooting positions and a built in state-of-the-art motorized ATS (Auto Tune Stability) technology that calibrates the camera rig at the touch of a button.  See a preview of the DJI Ronin. Danny will also share some of his favourite gadgets and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) devices that will enable you to achieve high-end and smooth moving shots without breaking the bank.

Danny Sayson is the president and CEO of Sayson Productions Ltd. Sayson specializes in corporate productions in the service and tourism industry and is the producer of the hit television travel series called West Coast Adventures, which to date, has aired in over 9 countries. Sayson has received numerous national and international awards for his outstanding achievements in television and video production. He is the only Canadian to be inducted into the WEVA Hall of Fame for his achievements and contributions to the videography industry. His work has been featured in all the major newspapers in Vancouver plus industry publications. Some of these include, The Vancouver Sun, The Province and Videomaker Magazine. Sayson was also twice voted as one of the top 25 videographers in all of North America by EVENT DV Magazine.

Sayson loves to share his passion for videography and has travelled throughout North America to conduct training and workshops for professional videographers from around the world. In addition to teaching and running his own business, Sayson also works in the thrilling field of sports broadcasting. He is a freelance sports production specialist, performing camera, editing and instant replay work for the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps.


How to Manage your Video Business

Greg & Shawn Lam

The business side of your video business can be a real challenge to most videographers. Learn how to better manage your video business by selecting a combination of cloud-based management tools that will save you time and a lot of money.

Greg Lam knows the video business inside out having run his own video business for many years and he now specializes in online bookkeeping solutions and writes for the Sleeter Group. Shawn Lam is quickly approaching the $2,000,000 mark in total video production sales although that doesn’t mean he doesn’t watch his operating costs and or administrative time.

Using the latest technology for this virtual presentation, Greg will connect from Japan and Shawn will pre-record a presentation as he will be in Houston.


  • Email management with Gmail
  • Online bookkeeping
  • Comparing Payment Processing solutions by with PayPal, PAYD and Square
  • Processing Payroll online with Simplepay
  • The unadvertised business banking solution from a Big 6 bank that can save you hundreds of dollars per year
  • Free online contracts with e-signing



KUDOS Explained

Find out more about BCPVA’s exciting upcoming Kudos Video Awards contest.

Deadline for submitting your video is October 31, 2014.

At this meeting we’ll review the award-winning videos from the last Kudos Video Contest.



That’s Not All!

BCPVA monthly meetings are a forum for members and guests to learn, share, and network with video industry professionals. Typical meetings can include presentations by experts in technology, shooting, editing, storytelling & imagery, and business management. New Professional members often show examples of their video productions followed by Q&A and open topic discussions. Frequently our Vendor Members bring the latest technology like cameras, lights, and gear to our meetings so you can try them out.
The point of BCPVA meetings is to help our members be the best videographers they can be!


Visitors welcome.
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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.