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February 13, 2018

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February 13, 2018

Sony        --       Equipment to make your job easier


Presenter: David Snyder
Sony PRO Support -- Digital Imaging – Mid-Atlantic

David Snyder from the Washington D.C. area, has over 15 years of experience in the photography industry, and currently works as a Representative for Sony PRO Support in the Mid-Atlantic, based in the DC area.

The Sony system is growing in popularity as a tool for photojournalism, wedding photographers, sports photographers, cinematographers and many other disciplines.

David worked with another camera manufacturer as a Technical Sales Representative before joining Sony. David has enjoyed shooting professional sporting events in the past, before joining Sony, he worked for the team photographer of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics, and enjoys any opportunity to attend professional sporting events with a camera in his hand.

David has also worked at The Washington Post and Reuters Photo as an assistant, photographer, photo desk technician and an editor.  Through freelance opportunities, David has shot a variety of entertainment events, clients include: Reuters Entertainment, Getty Images, Wire Image, FilmMagic, PETA, Moet, various PR agency events, etc.

David's photos have been published in The Blood-Horse, Thoroughbred Times, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and The Washington Post amongst other places as well as online publications.  David's camera has gone from being focused on professional athletes to his son that is just over a year old, Jake has become the main subject in front his lens.
Some of his recent images can be seen here:

David will have the Sony lineup of current mirrorless cameras and the FS5

• FS5
• A6500
• A7 II
• A7S II
• A9

As well as the premier Sony lenses for those bodies, and video centric accessories, some of the RX lineup of cameras too: the RX0, RX10 IV and RX1000 V. .

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March 13, 2018

Topic - Capturing Audio for Video
Presenter: Ty Ford & Bernie Ozol

We are pleased to have Ty Ford and Bernie Ozol as our presenters for the March General meeting. Audio is half of our video projects and some of us could use as much help capturing great audio as we can get. Ty & Bernie will be fielding questions on everything audio.

Ty Ford and Bernie Ozol, two Baltimore area sound professionals, will cover everything from the first capture to the last sound that leaves the speaker during final playback, wherever that is. They’ll discuss the best mic, headphone, recording, and mixing choices for different types of scenarios. Ty and Bernie each have 30 years experience in pro-audio applications in both the studio and/or on location. Come prepared to ask questions and leave with solved problems.

If you have gear you just can't seem to get to work as you had hoped or need pointers on how to use the audio gear, or which microphone should you be using for which situation. This meeting is for you.

Bring your troublesome gear to the meeting, so Ty and Bernie can help trouble shoot and give tips!

Register for March 13th Meeting

April 10, 2018

Topic - Composing Custom Music for Video
Presenter: Terry Fevang

Have you ever watched a corporate video or commercial and thought to yourself "I've used that song before!" Its happened to all of us. When it comes to finding music for our videos, most video professionals rely on royalty free music libraries. And the same good songs get used over and over again in corporate videos.

But have you ever considered being able to offer your client an original piece of music customized for their project?

Terri Fevang, a music composer and certified music practitioner (CMP) / therapeutic musician located in the Baltimore are, will be presenting to the BVA ways to use original music that won't break the bank. Customized music thats written for your specific video is a market differentiator. Terry will also talk about musical interpretations, how and why music and sound can effect the overall feel of videos, and compare library music to original scores.

Terry's composing credits include national and international television productions, educational, corporate video and web-based projects, with her most recent collaboration being with The Johns Hopkins Applied Physic Laboratory, creating original soundtracks for various science-related videos.

Come learn about music for video productions and network with some local video professionals.

Register for April 10th Meeting

May 8, 2018

Topic - Low Cost Video Switchers, Blackmagic Products, and More!
Presenter: Colin Sandy
Sandy Audio Visual. LLC.

Come see some of Blackmagic’s latest and best products and meet Lumantek - a manufacturer of innovative digital media products, including a wide range of affordable and durable video switchers and converters.  Colin Sandy of Sandy Audio Visual, LLC will discuss easy solutions for multi-camera shoots, cameras, and live streaming.

Come see the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro, Television Studio PRO HD, Television Studio HD, Web Presenter, the Lumantek VS4, and more.
Register for May 8th Meeting

******  Attention! ******

2018 Membership renewal


Associate membership $50.00
Professional Membership $100.00
Please Mail your renewal to John Ong (Mailing address on Registration Form) or
Bring your check book to the January Meeting

Please download the new registration form (2018 Registration Form) , complete and sign and bring to the next meeting or mail to John Ong. John's mailing address is on the form. If you do not renew by January 9, 2018 your listing on the website will be removed by the end of January. By renewing your membership you will stay listed on the website. There have been some minor changes on the Professional membership requirements, see updated registration form for 2018.

Members webpage has been updated and the request coverage has been updated to reflect current members. Please take a few minutes to check your listing for any errors.

Past Meeting Overview

If you missed the January Meeting, you missed a great meeting!

Bryan Raymond from Ikan showed us many of the products that Ikan has to offer, from tripods - lighting - Gimbals and Sliders to Monitors and Teleprompters and more....



If you want to join the BVA see information below

Future Meeting Topics

February 13, 2018 - Sony

March 13, 2018 - Capture Audio for Video

April 10, 2018 - Composing Custom Music for Video

May 8, 2018 - Low Cost Video Switchers, Blackmagic Products, and More


Baltimore Videographers Association

The Baltimore Videographers Association (BVA) is a non-profit organization of video professionals in the Greater Baltimore Area.

Our members are dedicated to the improvement of our industry, and the creation of a sharing environment among its members. As a group, we pursue the betterment of our industry and of our individual knowledge.

Our customers are important, too. All members adhere to our Code of Ethics. It is our mission to promote professional standards in business practices among our members.

All of our members are professional videographers in pursuit of excellence. We strive to keep in touch with the latest technologies while maintaining the best quality and service to the customer.

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to attend one of our meetings, click here for more information.

Some of our members are professional wedding and event videographers who, through personal effort and this association produce award-winning videos for generations to enjoy.

Other members pursue different video venues - documentary and commercial videos are among the hundreds of different videos that our members produce. Award winning videos can be viewed in different members website's.


Next Members' Meeting

February 13, 2018 - Sony

7:00 - 7:30pm - Networking
7:30 - 9:30pm - Meeting

New Location
Focal Point Studio
90 Painters Mill Road
Suite 120
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Park in the parking garage, level 1

Hope to see everyone at the meeting!

March 13, 2017 - Capture Audio for Video

7:00 - 7:30pm - Networking
7:30 - 9:30pm - Meeting

New Location
Focal Point Studio
90 Painters Mill Road
Suite 120
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Park in the parking garage, level 1

Hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month unless stated otherwise.

Guests are always welcome! Come check us out, your first meeting is FREE! If you decide you like what you see and want to join, you can fill out a registration and register. Otherwise, you are welcome to attend for a $10 guest fee per meeting.

 Looking for Presenters 

If you would like to be a presenter at one of our future meetings. Please contact the BVA Board. Someone will get back to you to discuss the details.   Contact BVA Board


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