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RED Digital Cinema Coming to WEVA EXPO 2008
May 08, 2008

Sarasota, FL - RED Digital Cinema Camera Company, the red-hot force behind "ultra HD camera technology offering the quality of 35mm film and convenience of pure digital" is coming to WEVA EXPO 2008 said WEVA’s Director of Educational Development John Zale. Attendees waited in huge lines at the NAB trade show last month just to grab a look at mock-ups for the upcoming Scarlet, the palm-size 3K-resolution camera list-priced under $3,000.

Scarlet will be ready to transform professional wedding and event videography with its ultra hi-res technology for a fraction of the cost of RED ONE, the 4K camera that RED Digital Cinema began shipping last year, said Ted Schilowitz, RED’s Leader of the Rebellion. Schilowitz was interviewed for the WEVA NEWS MINUTE during NAB 2008. WATCH NOW - Click Here!

Over 70 Wedding & Event Video Sessions Planned

Cutting-edge digital technologies, including new HD camcorders from Panasonic, Sony, JVC, and Canon, will be available for hands-on comparisons at the WEVA EXPO 2008 Trade Show along with state-of-the-art editing products and system-specific training for enhancing wedding and event video workflow.

The WEVA 18th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo (August 11-14, 2008) will be presenting new video and audio systems and techniques in-action with a slate of over 70 conference sessions for professional wedding and event videographers, including "WEVA LIVE!" a new original series that demonstrates shooting and editing creativity and techniques in mock wedding environments.

"It’s a brand new interactive series created by WEVA that builds on the success of last year’s ‘Mock Wedding Xtreme,’" Zale said. “Videographers will be able to see how different systems and different camera creativity are utilized by WEVA award-winning shooters simultaneously under the same ‘live wedding’ conditions. It’s an exciting, instant-learning experience that’s not only inspiring to watch, but gets you up-to-speed on how to use new creativity and techniques, fast!"

EXPO 'BATTLE OF THE VIDEOGRAPHERS' Set To Unveil New Artistry & Workflow

This year attendees will also discover outstanding production creativity and new techniques when leading videographers go head-to-head at BATTLE OF THE VIDEOGRAPHERS®. Three new "Battles" will be presented at WEVA EXPO 2008 offering an unparalleled opportunity to witness new artistry and more efficient workflow methods in side-by-side comparisons, including:

BATTLE OF THE VIDEOGRAPHERS: "Photo Montage Production Battle." See how to go from capturing and retouching not just 30, but over 300 photos an hour! Watch how new elements of dazzling creativity can be used immediately for upselling your own Photo Montages. Which videographers will be going head-to-head? What hardware and software will be used? Find out when this opening "Battle" unfolds at WEVA EXPO 2008.

BATTLE OF THE VIDEOGRAPHERS: "Battle of the Wedding Editing Styles." WEVA editors will produce a Wedding Video Product that can be offered as an add-on to any current, future or previous client. Learn how to add 33% and up to current packages. See how leading editors came up with their individual styles and techniques and the way they upsell.

BATTLE OF THE VIDEOGRAPHERS: "Local Association Production Shoot-Out." Last year, all-new and original 60-second TV commercials promoting professional wedding videography were developed for this special “Battle” by local videographers associations across the country. Judging was completed by popular vote of EXPO attendees. The 2007 WEVA Gold Cup Award for Best Commercial was won by the GPVA along with $1,000 in prize money. For 2008, conditions have changed - with a new twist. Judging will be conducted by a Select Panel of Wedding & Event Consultants - LIVE. Score along with the judges. Learn how they made their decisions. Discover innovative and collaborative creativity for promoting professional wedding videography.

Premier Destination - Discount Rates

Open to all wedding and event videographers worldwide (WEVA members receive discount registration) WEVA EXPO 2008 will be held at Grande Lakes Orlando, Florida’s premier destination. WEVA EXPO 2008 officially opens Monday evening, August 11 at 5:45 pm with the 2008 Opening Night Gala and complimentary WEVA Awards Dinner. WEVA EXPO 2008 state-of-the-art sessions for wedding and event videographers begin Tuesday morning and will end by 5pm Thursday August 14. The WEVA EXPO 2008 Trade Show will also include edit-system training on the show floor and will be open two full days on August 12 & 13.

Only 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, Universal Studios, and Sea World, Grande Lakes Orlando features two of the most respected names in hospitality - The JW Marriott, which will host WEVA EXPO 2008, and The Ritz-Carlton. Both hotels are directly connected and situated in the heart of a pristine and eco-friendly nature reserve that stretches across 500 tropical acres surrounded by lakes. Visit www.grandelakes.com now and click on the videos, the photo galleries and cool 360-degree panoramas to get introduced to this lush and lavish tropical paradise.

The JW Marriott is already taking EXPO room reservations. The special discount for all EXPO attendees is only $99/night (single or double). To reserve rooms Click Here and in the "Additional Information" area, checkmark the Group Code box, then enter the code: WEVWEVA. The special EXPO rate is also valid three days before and after WEVA EXPO 2008. In-room high-speed Internet access is free to EXPO guests. Continental breakfast is complimentary each EXPO morning to registered EXPO attendees.

Optional Pre-Convention Programming

Arriving early? Registration will open soon online for optional WEVA EXPO 2008 Pre-Convention Power Sessions for wedding and event videographers (both newcomers and veterans) who want extended business education and system training. These optional sessions, which have a separate fee structure, will be held at the JW Marriott Monday afternoon starting approximately 12:30pm and will conclude before the WEVA EXPO 2008 Opening Night Gala begins.

For Monday morning, WEVA has introduced another "industry-first" by partnering with Universal Studios Florida Production Group to plan an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Universal Studios Production Facilities. The cost for this optional pre-convention event, which will include transportation, will be announced shortly. For more information CLICK HERE!

"Grande Lakes Orlando is an ultra, world-class property for hosting our industry’s largest and most exciting convention and trade show of the year," said WEVA International Chairman Roy Chapman. "The special rates and discounts arranged for WEVA attendees make it affordable for all videographers working at all levels to attend this year's EXPO."

Longtime EXPO attendees will recall the EXPO was held in Orlando in both 1994 and 1995. For 2008, EXPO returns to Orlando for a superlative experience unmatched in the history of our industry. "Grande Lakes Orlando is a picture-perfect environment for videographers who want to network. There are so many spots to relax and share information – whether you’re in a cutting-edge session on new wedding editing techniques, or at the huge trade show or sharing production clips on your iPod or iPhone at poolside - and you'll find a lot of pools, and whirlpools, dotted all around this scenic mega resort," said Dan Argenas WEVA’s Director of Association Communications. Watch WEVA.com for continuous WEVA EXPO 2008 updates.


About Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA)

Founded over a decade ago, WEVA International is the world's largest trade association for professional wedding and event videographers and leads the field with education that's on the cutting-edge of industry developments. WEVA is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers globally through continuing education at events such as Wedding & Event Video Expo and WEVA's Wide World of Weddings & Events, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees, new media, including Wedding & Event Videography Resource Guide, plus WEVA NEWS MINUTE videos, WEVA On-The-Air Podcasts, and streaming video on WEVA-TV.

Join WEVA online today to access valuable WEVA membership benefits that can help you succeed in your business, including new opportunities through ImageSpan's LicenseStream and CurbStream programs, 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 2008 our industry’s biggest international convention and trade show. For more information contact the association at 941-923-5334 or email: info@weva.com

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