BCPVA Meeting – April 26 2022 – Video Production Strategy – What’s Next

Hello Members & Guests;

Many things have changed in the world of video production over the last two years, and this month we thought we would check in with one of the most successful and adaptable videographers in the  province. Please join us to hear Shawn Lam of SLV Live discuss where he feels the business is heading and what is working best for his production Company.

Shawn Lam is the owner of SLV Live, he has served 7 terms as BCPVA President, and is a contributing editor for Streaming Media.  Shawn is constantly re-inventing himself and  his video production business, which he started 21 years ago.  These days the majority of his work is multi-camera live streaming but when you talk to Shawn he is more likely to want to talk to you about his outdoor adventures like mountain biking, soccer, hiking, snowshoeing, and kayaking than videography.

Shawn will be discussing what has changed since the pandemic started, what lies ahead in video production, and what video production businesses need to do to stay relevant.  During his talk he will outline some of his favourite work flows and share the reasons he recently sold nine video cameras and almost all of his lenses.

Meeting Details:

People can start joining the meeting at 6:30 pm for informal networking. The main program  will start at 7pm and run until 8pm with Q&A and discussion of new and shared work to follow until 8:30.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.


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.


Most laptops and mobile devices have built-in microphones (and webcams).These will work just fine. Your mobile devices likely shipped with head phones with a built-in microphone – this works great too.  If you have and head phones 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.


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: Apr 26, 2022 18:30 Vancouver

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Work safe, stay well and see you all online on April 26th!


The BCPVA Executive Committee