Events, Conferences and Weddings
|Wednesday, December 4, 2019
|10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
So You Want to Shoot Your Conference: How Do You Make the Most of It?
Nowadays, businesses, organizations and agencies often contract for some type of video filming at their conferences and events. The purpose may be to document a keynote speech or special panel. However, when you have so many critical stakeholders together in one place, why not maximize the opportunity? You can gather video footage that will serve you for the short- and long-term and for multiple purposes.
Success depends on a number of factors, and this presentation will provide cases from varied organizations that have filmed their events, plus tricks and tips for effective collaboration between organizations and videographers that make the most of conference and event filming opportunities.
|11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Aerial storytelling for Directors & DPs
Adding aerial footage can really elevate a wedding or commercial film. Top pro Lee Morton takes you through his approach to DPing the shots, the movement, and how aerial footage can best be used to tell a story. As well as sharing his insight on client experience and some of the key drone tech, he'll also discuss tips for working with a drone pilot and camera operator.
|12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Stop Acting Like a Videographer
Hear from top wedding filmmakers Paperboys as they differentiate what videography has looked like in the past (and still looks like for many people), from what it can (and should) look like in 2019 and beyond for success in the market.
Owner-fimmakers Jordan and Simon delve into their ethos for growing a sustainable business in this competitive field, covering the importance of setting clear expectations, leading clients (brides, grooms or commercial clients) through the process, and key elements of client interaction, including posture, praise, empathy and emotional IQ. We also get their take on video vs cinema, what they've learned about equipment and camera choice, and why the old mantra "the customer is always right" is only true if you intend to have a successful start up.
|Thursday, December 5, 2019
|1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Longevity in the Business
Bill Bowen has been in the business of wedding and corporate video for over 30 years, but his route in was not a formal education in film and television! Here, he shares how he got his start, and what it takes to thrive in the business for so long. Bill discusses what's evolved over that time, and how he came to get such diversity in his work—including how high-end weddings have often led directly to corporate work.
Bill Bowen, Founder, Suburban Video
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
How Not to Screw up a Wedding Video
Filming a wedding poses many challenges that can have very severe consequences if not handled correctly. 22-year veteran wedding filmmaker Rob Adams will show you how to avoid many common and some un-common pitfalls that can lead to unhappy clients and lawsuits that could put you out of business. From business practices and setting client expectations, to filming mishaps and equipment failure, Rob will outline a sure-fire plan to help you succeed in filming weddings with style.
|3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Winning the Bride
Virginia-based wedding videographer Rachael Curry shares her successful approach to booking your ideal bride (and groom!) - touching on portfolios, vendor relationships, pricing and avoiding burnout. She'll delve into her highly personalized approach to client relationships and the best ways to make the big day run as harmoniously as possible. Also sharing her perspectives as a female filmmaker with a background in fine art, Rachael gives her insight on post-production - using color, music and emotion to produce an edit that will truly win the bride.
|4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Capturing InfoComm: Creating Incredible Marketing Video With a Small Team
How do you capture the excitement of a three-day, 44,000+ person tradeshow in three minutes or less, before, during, and after the event has happened - and with the added challenge of having just a two-person crew? Hear from the marketing director of InfoComm - the largest show in North America for pro-AV - on the strategy for using video to promote this leading-industry event, and the video producer who created amazing video assets, including the viral video campaign that helped engage countless attendees on social media.