BCPVA Meeting Rescheduled – Now Sept 23 2020 – Plan, Pivot, and Prosper!


Due to a scheduling conflict we have to move our online meeting to Wed Sept 23rd. Meeting time and links remain the same. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Hello Members & Guests;

Events this year have changed the landscape for many businesses, and professions, and Videography is no exception. We can lament the loss of some categories of our business, or we can boldly explore some of the opportunities that have opened up on this new landscape.

With this in mind, please join us this month to learn how to use remote video conference technology to pivot your video production business away from large in-person filming to producing smaller online events and even remote video sessions.  This session , presented by Shawn Lam, President of SLV Live, Contributing Editor for Streaming Media Producer, and a 7 term BCPVA President, will guide you through what SLV Live is doing to keep busy during the pandemic.  Technology solutions discussed will include Zoom, Google Meet, BigMarker, vMix, Blackmagic ATEM Mini, Thunderbolt 3 enclosures, HDMI and SDI converters, webcast solutions, and much more.

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.

Details:


Time: Sept 23, 2020 07:00 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 694 528 3150

Passcode: BCPVA

Stay well and see you all online Sept 23rd!


The BCPVA Exec Committee