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View Photos From WEVA's Atlanta Town Meeting
March 11, 2005

Sarasota, FL - “All in all, this was the best WEVA Town Meeting I have attended!” said longtime WEVA International member Wayne Morris of Wayne Morris Video Productions who had driven in from Birmingham, AL to attend Monday's WEVA Town Meeting Tour 2005 kick-off in Atlanta, GA. “The Bridal Industry Panel was an excellent addition to the meeting this year. We learned so much from listening to all of the panelists. It’s just been a tremendous experience.”

Images from the Atlanta event are now posted on the WEVA Town Meeting section of the association's website in the Atlanta Photo Gallery - Click Here!

The event's Opening Reception, sponsored by Sony and Adobe Systems, was packed full of professional wedding & event videographers from the Atlanta metro area and all around the southeast region. “This has been a fantastic turnout! We’re seeing lots of new faces here tonight,” said Tony Hale, owner of TheDVShop, a leading provider of graphic and digital video editing systems.

“Last year’s Town Meeting in Atlanta was wonderful, but this year was even more exciting,” said Bob Perl, president of the Atlanta Videographers Association (AVA). “WEVA organized and produced an outstanding program for us and I know both WEVA and the AVA will be gaining many new members as a result,” said Perl. “People have enjoyed the video presentations and the live demonstrations by videographers, and all of the networking that’s going on. The exhibits by Sony and Adobe have stayed full from the time the doors first opened. Everyone wants to know more about HDV and get their questions answered, and the Town Meeting here tonight has been a great opportunity to do that one-on-one,” Perl related.

Acting on suggestions from last year’s attendees, WEVA also added new, extended-length sessions to the WEVA Institute’s new Pro Video Workshops that are on-tour this year in conjunction with the Town Meeting city-stops in Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

Town Meeting attendees in Atlanta were able to register for WEVA Institute workshops presented by Sony and Adobe as well as those presented by WEVA members including, John Goolsby (Cannon Video), Tim Sudall (Video One Productions), Lance Gray(PixelPops), and Mike Gunter (Glacier Lily Productions). The Tour events wrapped-up this afternoon with two, special 4-hour workshops presented by Brett Culp, Monica Arellano and JT Fannin of Creative Video Productions, and by Josh Fozzard of Moonlight Memory Productions.

Next week the 2005 WEVA Town Meeting Tour and WEVA Institute's Pro Video Workshops will head to San Francisco (March 16 & 17), followed by stops in Chicago (March 23 & 24), New York City (March 31), and Las Vegas (at NAB) on April 19. Register online now to attend the Town Meeting and WEVA Institute Workshops of your choice. Click here for WEVA Town Meeting Registration

The Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA) is the largest trade association for professional wedding and event videographers. The association is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of wedding and event videographers worldwide through continuing education, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees and professional development training. For more information regarding professional videography and WEVA International activities and membership, including the WEVA Institute, the 7th Annual WEVA Town Meeting Tour (March 2005), and the 15th Annual WEVA EXPO (August 8-11, 2005), visit www.weva.com, or contact the association office at 941-923-5334 or email: info@weva.com

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