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Wedding Videographers Convention in Canada - Sessions Sept. 24-25
September 17, 2007

Toronto, Ontario - Increase your profits! Discover cutting-edge wedding and event video creativity and marketing. Go hands-on with state-of-the-art digital technologies and new products in the digital memories industry this September in Toronto.

Energized by the international success of the groundbreaking WEVA/PMA Australia conference for wedding videographers last May, the new formation of WEVA Latino Internacional, and in response to continued requests from WEVA members in Canada, WEVA and PMA have teamed to present a first-ever, two-day convention for wedding and event videographers in Canada in conjunction with PMA-Canada Exposition 2007 September 23-25.

Educational sessions specially designed for both entry-level and seasoned wedding and event videographers will be presented by Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA) and PMA® at PMA Canada Exposition 2007 in Toronto, Ontario. Register online today. (WEVA Members receive discount admission - the same discount for PMA Members.)


CUTTING-EDGE CREATIVITY & MARKETING SESSIONS INCLUDE:

Monday, September 24

W204 Video Power Tools – The Seven Commandments for Success
Tim Sudall, Video One Productions (Philadelphia, PA)
8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. ■ Monday, September 24

This fast-paced session, presented by WEVA Wedding & Event Videography Hall of Fame inductee and Creative Excellence Competition Award-Winner Tim Sudall, will cover a bundle of topics, including creative shooting and editing techniques, power-packed marketing concepts that ignite sales, and more. Learn how to use new innovative tools that can dramatically increase your production values and supercharge your marketing strategies. If you are new to wedding and event videography or ready for a business makeover, you can't afford to miss this motivating presentation.


W209 Wedding Videography: Creativity That Sells!
David Robin, david robin | films (Los Angeles, CA)
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ■ Monday, September 24

Learn how event video creativity has taken multi-year WEVA Creative Excellence Competition Award-Winner David Robin to the top of the very competitive Los Angeles-metro market. His vision and ability to look for the next “hot concept” before it happens is a major reason why year in and year out he is in high demand, including being chosen as this year’s Videographer for covering the 2007 Academy Awards' Governors Ball. David will walk you through the process of shooting and editing numerous creative segments to give your wedding and event videos a high-end look and feel. Discover how to turn creativity into dollars as you learn how to out-market your competition.


W212 Videographer for a Lifetime
Michael Nelson, Remember When Videos (Salt Lake City, UT)
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ■ Monday, September 24

The demographics of North America are such that weddings are forecasted to decrease every year for the next 19 years! New markets, products, and services need to be developed for covering the range of lifecycle events. WEVA Wedding & Event Videography Hall of Fame inductee and multi-year WEVA Creative Excellence Competition Award-Winner, Michael Nelson, shows you how to adapt and use over 15 products Remember When Videos has developed in order to become "The Family Videographer" for a lifetime.


W213 Sales and Marketing and Brides – Oh My!
Natalie Neal, Glass Slipper Productions (Philadelphia, PA)
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ■ Monday, September 24

What does a bride really want when she sits down to interview you and your company? What are the dos and don’ts during a sales presentation? How can you customize the final product so the bride and groom will feel it's the only video you have ever done quite like it? Award-winning videographer and current president of the Greater Philadelphia Videographers Association (GPVA) Natalie Neal will take you through the process from initial phone call to product delivery, including how you can close more sales and improve your product by connecting better with your clients.


Tuesday, September 25

W304 How to Videotape a Wedding Ceremony
Jenny Lehman, Jenny Lehman Film and Video (Washington DC)
8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. ■ Tuesday, September 25

Learn the basic skills and drills that form the foundation of videotaping a wedding ceremony. WEVA Hall of Fame inductee and Creative Excellence Award-Winner Jenny Lehman will take you through each step, from job preparation and equipment selection to on-site camera positioning, audio set-up, basic shooting techniques, single- and multi-camera coverage techniques and more. Diagrams and behind-the-scenes video of Jenny setting up equipment and shooting will be used to illustrate proven techniques for covering wedding ceremonies with confidence.


W305 The Ultimate Wedding Video Makeover
Danny Sayson, Danny Sayson Productions (Vancouver, BC)
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ■ Tuesday, September 25

Discover the secrets of how to make your brides look their absolute best using simple yet transforming camera techniques, lighting tricks, and positioning techniques. Multi-year WEVA Creative Excellence Award-Winner Danny Sayson reveals amazing solutions for even the most challenging situations and subjects. Watch before-and-after clips and live demonstrations. See how to get smooth Steadicam-type shots without using a stabilizer. Learn how to transform ordinary wedding footage into a breathtaking cinematic masterpiece.


W306 Creating Photo Montages Clients Love - And Will Pay For!
Javier Villarreal, Watermark Studios (Chicago, IL)
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ■ Tuesday, September 25

Learn the process of using the new Adobe® After Effects® CS3 software combination to revolutionize the way you produce photo montages. Discover how to make templates in Photoshop and AE to reduce mundane tasks and speed-up your workflow. Find out how the new video timeline in Photoshop will save you time and money, while giving you easy-to-edit looks that will keep your clients coming back for more!


WORLD-CLASS PRODUCT EXPOSITION

Experience the latest products and innovations from more than 70 exhibitors! At PMA Canada Exposition 2007, you can go hands-on with new technologies and meet with representatives from digital imaging companies – all under one roof.

Register Today!
Don’t miss a minute of PMA Canada Exposition 2007. Register today to get your first choice in sessions, seating is limited.

Online Registration
Use the convenience of online registration to make your plans to attend.

Downloadable Registration Form (PDF)
Print the registration form and mail or fax to PMA.

Hotel Accommodations
PMA® has reserved special pricing at select hotels for PMA Canada Exposition 2007 attendees. Make hotel reservations now to avoid sold-out nights.

"Our first-ever wedding videographers conference in Melbourne last May was an exciting and history-making event for WEVA members, and our industry at-large. We are thrilled to be extending this educational initiative to Canada in our association's effort to share, and expand, continuing education for wedding and event videographers worldwide," said WEVA International Chairman Roy Chapman.

"The 2-day conference of WEVA sessions, set for September 24 & 25 at PMA-Canada, is designed for wedding and event videographers who want to increase both their production creativity and their bottom-line profits simultaneously," said John Zale, WEVA’s Director of Educational Development.

Explore the latest trends, opportunities, products and services at PMA Canada Exposition 2007! This can’t miss event will also feature product training by suppliers, keynote speakers, a gala dinner event, and a three-day product show.


About Photo Marketing Association International (PMA)

As an international professional trade association, PMA® helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to 20,000 members in 100-plus countries is part of an 82-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support.

PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs and business services, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. For more information, visit PMA online at PMA®.

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 further details contact the association at 941-923-5334 or email:info@weva.com



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