BCPVA Meeting – Mar 23 2021 – Filmmaker Daniel Jeffery

Hello Members & Guests;

Well it has been a year now that we have been hosting our BCPVA meetings online. And as much as I value the business building meetings, and love geeking out over our equipment based meetings, nothing supports the soul & spirit like hearing a filmmaker tell us about their journey to the completion of a narrative film project. I’m happy to say that our upcoming meeting covers just such a journey.

Daniel Jeffery

Daniel Jeffery is a filmmaker, actor, and editor working in Vancouver, BC. Born in Calgary, he began acting for film, theater, and radio at age 12, and transitioned to YouTube filmmaking by age 15.

Currently employed as an in-house filmmaker for Lush Cosmetics North America, Daniel has worked for the last eight years in the film industry as a videographer, editor, and actor since graduating with a B.F.A. from Simon Fraser University’s Film Program in 2013 – all while creating his own independent comedy and documentary short films. Daniel’s editing work has screened at TIFF, VIFF, Hot Docs, DOXA, CBC, Crazy 8s, Telus Storyhive, IGN, Vimeo Staff Picks, and has received two Leo Award nominations.

As a filmmaker, Daniel has made short films exploring subjects like adult circumcision, nerd friendship, and pet euthanasia. His latest film, A New Leash On Life (2020) co-starring Fred Ewanuick and Nancy Robertson (Corner Gas) is currently wrapping up its festival run, having now screened at 25 festivals including Vancouver International Film Festival ’20, Edmonton International Film Festival ’20, and DC Shorts ’20.

Daniel will be joining us on our online zoom meeting this month to present, and discuss directing and producing “A new Leash on Life”. This promises to be a fun and relaxing meeting, we are looking forward to seeing you all online!

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.

Topic: BCPVA Zoom Meeting

Time: Mar 23, 2021 06:30 PM Vancouver

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Work safe, stay well and see you all online on Mar 23rd!


The BCPVA Exec Committee