As Covid-19 vaccination status steadily improves across an ever widening segment of the North American population we are all eagerly looking forward to a return to normal, but will it ever be a return to the world we knew before the pandemic? It is safe to expect we will all welcome the return of social events, dining out, small & large venue performances, and not least being able to shake hands & hug again. But despite this disaster being financially perilous for most, and heartbreaking for too many, we have also learned much. We have learned that we can work differently, meet differently, purchase products differently, & promote ourselves and our businesses differently. And all of this has happened on a massive scale.
Please join us this month for an online panel discussion as we explore how these huge changes will affect professional videography, the new normal, and the opportunities opening up for us.
Kevin Loh – Co-Founder – Digital Cyclops Video Productions
Jen Shanse – Owner – Upper Story Films
Scott Keary – Camera Op/DIT – CoolMix Films
David Cooperstone – BCPVA Vice President & Owner of The Studio Video Facilities
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 JUNE MEETING
Time: June 22, 2021 18:30 Vancouver
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Work safe, stay well and see you all online on June 22nd!
The BCPVA Exec Committee