BCPVA Meeting July 28th 2020 – Video Reflections During a Pandemic

Hello Members &  Guests;

We are having a July meeting! Yes, traditionally we do not have a meeting in July, but this organization is all about us supporting each other, and often just staying in touch and up to date is great therapy, so here we go!

This month our zoom meeting will not have a feature guest and instead attendees are all invited to reflect on our business … highlights, lowlights, what we love about it, and how we see things changing as we move forward into a post pandemic economy.

The format will be round table featuring all attendees with David Cooperstone – BCPVA Vice President & John Porter – BCPVA President moderating. To keep us focused and to start off the thought process we propose the following discussion topics…

1. My favourite job

2. My most challenging  job

3. My favourite example of excellent video production or editing

4. What is my biggest fear or challenge in producing a video

5. My client from hell

6. What got me interested in producing video

7. Can you reflect on how you started in the business, What was important when you started?

8. Lastly – How do you see our business changing, and what are you doing to meet that challenge?

You are welcome to bring into the discussion any props, video, and links you would like.

Meeting Details

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.

Sign-In Details:

Time: Jul 28, 2020 06:45 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86305898405

Meeting ID: 863 0589 8405

No password required

Stay well and see you all online July28th!

Sincerely,

The BCPVA Exec Committee