BCPVA Online Meeting Mar 24th 2020 – Fusion Cine

CLICK LINK TO JOIN MEETING: https://zoom.us/j/353016151

People can start joining the meeting at 6:45 pm, and the meeting will start at 7 pm. If you have never used Zoom before, please join early to download and troubleshoot.

How it will work: You can connect with both Windows and Mac computers / laptops, Apple and Android cell phones, and tablets with the Zoom video app. This link will give you a prompt to download and run Zoom if you have never used Zoom before. If you have used Zoom, it will open a box with Zoom Meetings highlighted – click the Open Link button. When you connect you can test your headphones, webcam, and microphone with Zoom, before you join the talk. 

Audio: This is the most important part.  We want/need to avoid feedback – so wear headphones. If members don’t wear headphones, the audio from everyone else will feed into their microphone and this can cause a feedback loop.

Microphone: Most laptops and mobile devices have built-in microphones (and webcams).  These will work just fine. Your mobile devices likely shipped with headphones with a built-in microphone – this works great too.  If you have and headphones with three rings on the connector then your headphones have a microphone built-in.  If you are using an external USB webcam, then it probably has a microphone too.  If you haven’t used it in a while, you may want to plug it in and possibly update the driver.

Webcam: If you are joining with a mobile device then take the time to mount your device on a stand at eye level.  The same basics that apply to videography apply to webcam usage: add some soft front-light, avoid back-light, and be aware what is in your background.

YES we are unstoppable! With so many events being cancelled in the face of the Covid 19 threat we  knew we just had to  somehow get you your fix of video production news. This month Fusion Cine has generously offered to host a Zoom based on-line meeting for us.

A long time supporter of our community, Fusion Cine provides products, solutions, and technical resources that transform the way video professionals communicate their vision. Their manufacturers training events have become a core educational asset for the Vancouver film and video production community. Offering a fusion of Broadcast and Professional video technology with cinematic creativity and vision, Fusion Cine provides a  tailor-made experience for their customers. With a knowledgeable and dedicated team made up of industry professionals fusion Cine covers every angle be it sales, rentals, or customized solutions from acquisition to post to data management and archiving.

Given the likely business disruptions resulting from the Covid 19 pandemic. As a secondary topic we will also be discussing progress toward governmental relief for the category of small business/contractor many of us fall into.

Meeting Time: Tuesday March 24th 6:45 PM Online

Stay Well and See you all online!!

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 Mar 24th!


BCPVA Exec Committee