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Jump-Start Your Skills at EXPO's 'Pre-Convention Power Sessions'
May 26, 2007

Las Vegas, NV - The WEVA 17th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo" (August 13-16, 2007 at Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas) will feature over 70 cutting-edge seminars, edit-training, camera clinics, live demos, plus Mock Wedding XtremeTM Battle of the Videographers, ultra-fun networking, and more - including the 2-day WEVA EXPO 2007 Trade Show, the largest for wedding and event videographers - where this year WEVA unveils "The Wedding Video Studio That Sells!" pavilion exhibit (see how to "retailize" your space to make more sales without having to be in a retail location).

Want even more time to increase your skill-sets for "Creating Movies That Mean Business" for your business? Register for the optional WEVA Pre-Convention Power SessionsTM (below) set for Monday August 13, 2007. Got a laptop? Bring it! All Pre-Convention Power Sessions will end before the WEVA EXPO 2007 Opening Night Gala begins at 5:45 pm with complimentary dinner at "An Evening in Paris" at Paris Las Vegas.

Seating for Monday's Power Sessions is limited. Register early. Online registration for Wedding & Event Video Expo 2007 opens soon. Watch WEVA.com for updates.


PRE-CONVENTION POWER SESSIONS – AUGUST 13, 2007 – BALLY'S LAS VEGAS

How to Get the Most from WEVA EXPO 2007
Tim Sudall, Video One Productions
10:30am – 12:00pm (Free)

With so many exciting sessions to choose from, what’s the best way to plan your Wedding & Event Video Expo 2007 conference schedule? Discover how thousands of wedding and event videographers have soared to new heights of creativity - and greater profits - by creating a personalized schedule to hit the ground running at every WEVA EXPO.

This free, pre-EXPO orientation session, presented by WEVA Wedding & Event Videography Hall of Fame inductee, and WEVA Creative Excellence Award-winner, Tim Sudall will help you organize and maximize a WEVA EXPO 2007 experience that’s perfect for your specific needs. (Seating is limited. Register in advance to secure admission.)


Workflow for the Wedding and Event Videographer
Presented by Adobe Systems

Presenters will include Javier Villarreal, Watermark Studios
1:00pm – 5:30pm (Free)

From input to delivery, learn how the new Adobe Production CS3 will both enhance your productions and streamline your workflow. Presenters will take you through a project, from start to finish.

Experience:
• More efficient video production with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, Adobe OnLocation CS3 and Encore CS3.
• Tighter-than-ever integration between Photoshop and After Effects, and between After Effects, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Encore, Soundbooth and Flash that streamlines your workflow, making it easier than ever to move projects and files easily between component applications and work with a common user interface.
• No more intermediate rendering.
• Fast, intuitive audio editing and creation with Adobe SoundboothTM CS3.
• Future-ready tools for delivery of video content anywhere from mobile to Blu-ray Disc—give you a competitive edge.
• Engaging online experiences leveraging new Adobe Flash CS3 Professional.

Use the industry’s most advanced interactive authoring environment to integrate your video content into uniquely engaging websites, DVDs, presentations, and mobile content. (This extended session is free to registered attendees, but seating is limited. Register in advance to secure admission.)


Final Cut Studio: How to Maximize Your Creativity & Slash Your Editing Time
Larry Jordan, Larry Jordan & Associates
1:00pm – 3:00pm ($55)

Internationally-renowned editor, director, and Apple-Certified trainer Larry Jordan reveals how to speed up your workflow, increase your creativity -- and your bottom-line with a bushel full of time-saving tips and tricks in Final Cut Studio. Structured for beginners and intermediate users of Final Cut Studio.


Wedding Video Bootcamp 101: How to Videotape Ceremonies
Jenny Lehman, Jenny Lehman Film & Video
1:00pm – 3:00pm ($55)

Learn the basic skills and drills that form the foundation of videotaping a wedding ceremony from WEVA Creative Excellence Gold Award-winning videojournalist Jenny Lehman, one of Washington DC’s premier and full-time wedding videographers commanding $8,000-$18,000 per wedding.

Jenny takes you step-by-step from job preparation and equipment selection, to on-site camera positionings, audio set-ups, basic shooting techniques, single and multi-camera coverage techniques, and more. Diagrams, and actual behind-the-scenes video of Jenny on-location setting-up equipment and shooting will be used to illustrate proven techniques for covering wedding ceremonies with confidence.


CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3D KIND
David Robin, david robin|films
1:00pm – 5:30pm ($79)

Are your photo montages getting stale? Losing business to other vendors and anyone with a computer and PowerPoint? WEVA Wedding & Event Videography Hall of Fame inductee, Bob LeBar Vision Award honoree, and 21-time WEVA Creative Excellence Award-Winner David Robin, will take you through the steps necessary to create stunning 3D Photo Montages.

Learn how to make templates that you can use again and again to save you time and increase your profits. See how to find free and low cost images to use as creative backgrounds. You're invited to bring your laptop and work along with david robin|films Digital Artists as they take you through this highly-creative process. This session is for intermediate and expert users of Adobe After Effects 7.


Wedding Video Bootcamp 102: How to Videotape Receptions
Jenny Lehman, Jenny Lehman Film & Video
3:30pm – 5:30pm ($55)

Learn the basic skills and fundamentals that form the foundation for videotaping a wedding reception from WEVA Creative Excellence Gold Award-winning videojournalist Jenny Lehman, one of Washington DC’s premier and full-time wedding videographers commanding $8,000-$18,000 per wedding.

Jenny takes you step-by-step from reception preparation, to on-location camera positionings, audio set-ups, and techniques for capturing each aspect of a typical wedding reception, including the grand entrance, first dance, toasts, cake-cutting, bouquet & garter toss, table shots, interviews, single camera vs. multi-camera coverage, and more. See actual behind-the-scenes video of Jenny and her proven methods in action on-location. Learn the video and audio techniques necessary for covering wedding receptions with confidence.


Getting Set for Success: Creating & Implementing ‘The Must-Have Shot List!’
Al & Kathy Ritondo, PTV Productions LLC
3:30pm – 5:30pm ($55)

In this exciting all-new, interactive format, attendees in this fast-paced session share the knowledge from the award-winning presenters, and also from EACH OTHER! While revealing "The Must-Have Shot List"TM for Love Stories, Bride and Groom Prep Shots, and Post-Ceremony Coverage, WEVA Wedding & Event Videography Hall of Fame inductees, Al & Kathy Ritondo will show you:

• Creativity is Great but Being Pre-Prepared Works Better!
• How to Get Creative With What’s Available to You.
• How Shot Lists Save Time So You Can Get More Great Shots.
• Working with the Bridal Party Is Not Only Fun but Brings in Business!
• "Newbie" or "Veteran" There is Something Here for You!

Return to your studio with new and creative Shot Lists that you and fellow attendees create during this interactive and super-charged Power Session! Seating is limited, register early. Laptops are welcome.


Online registration for the WEVA 17th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo opens soon. Watch WEVA.com for updates on all WEVA EXPO 2007 conference sessions, premier events, and industry-wide networking. For more information contact WEVA Interntational at info@weva.com


About Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA)

WEVA International is the largest professional videographers association and our industry's leading provider of education that's on the cutting-edge. WEVA is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers worldwide through continuing education at events such as Wedding & Event Video Expo, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees, new media, including Wedding & Event Videography Resource Guide and streaming video on WEVA-TV.

Join WEVA now to access valuable WEVA membership benefits that can help you succeed in your business, including weekday job opportunities through ImageSpan's CurbStream, plus low-cost Visa/MasterCard Merchant Status, Equipment Insurance, E&O Insurance, the new Equipment Financing Program, WEVA NEWS MINUTE videos, WEVA On-The-Air podcasts, and more.

Membership also provides opportunities for professional videographer (MPV) accreditation, and system-training at WEVA EXPO 2007 our industry’s largest annual convention and trade show upcoming in August 2007. For more information contact the association at 941-923-5334 or email: info@weva.com



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