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TIVA at GV Expo 2014: December 3-4

Don't forget to make your plans to attend this year's Government Video Expo, taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on December 2-4, 2014!

Network with the government professionals who'll be looking to hire video professionals in the new year at the TIVA-sponsored "Meet the Government Producers" panel on Wednesday, December 3, from 3:00-4:30! Visit the exhibition floor on Wednesday and Thursday to get a hands-on look at the latest and greatest in video products and services! And, of course, stop by the TIVA booth (booth 722), say hello to your fellow TIVA members, and -- while you're at it -- go ahead and renew your TIVA membership!

Visit the GV Expo site to preregister with code GVETIVA -- save $50 off of full conference pricing through October 21!
Or you can get onto the show floor, see all of the vendors, and meet the government producers for free. Just sign up on the GV Expo web site and register only for “GV Expo.” There is no charge for GV Expo only! And pop over to the TIVA event page for more details and to let us know you'll be coming!

Maximize Your Mix: A Primer for Audio Post

What are the standard procedures, essential elements and best practices to maximize your mix time? How can you save money and time learning the gotchas by knowing what to avoid and how to in the early stages of production and edit -- to get the results you want in audio post? What stage of your show should you loop in your mixer, and how do you converse with your sound team (location, composer, sound designer, re-recording mixer)?

If you missed the event, you can see the video (member login required) “Maximize Your Audio Mix”.

Working with Talent

What does a producer/casting agent look for when hiring an actor? What are some of the dos and don’ts on set? How can your production utilize SAG/AFTRA’s various low budget contracts so you can hire a wide variety of union and non-union talent? What precautions can a producer take to insure safety?

Find out at our “Working with Talent” panel event, coming up on September 18 at American University!

Starting Your Career

Just graduating and looking for your first big break? A career changer? Or just looking for some tips on how to land your next job in the industry? Join us Thurs Sept. 4th at the Media Innovation Lab at American University for our annual panel discussion “Starting Your Career”.

Time For the Summer TIVA-DC Yard Sale! July 19th!

For the third year straight, TIVA is holding our new/used gear yard sale. In the past, it's been a great opportunity for folks to unload gear that's gathering dust, be it production gear, post production gear, or any flotsam related to the film/video/audio industry. For folks who need gear, it's a chance to see the gear in person, talk to the owner, and hopefully make some handy purchases!

At the Yard Sale, we also break out the grill and bbq some burgers and dogs, and have drinks to quench your thirst in the hot summer sun. That's included with admission.

Visit the Event Page to register to buy or sell now! Spots are going fast!

TIVA-DC Invades Nat's Park in July

TIVA's annual group night at Nationals Park is scheduled for Thursday, July 31st as the Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:05pm, and tickets are now on sale! We have 25 tickets in the 300 level, and they are $28 each.

Visit the Event Page to get your tickets now!

Comparing Editing Platforms at Future Media Concepts (FMC) 
Curious about comparing and contrasting Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro X & Avid for NLE Systems? Join us for a round robin event to find out how each system distinguishes it self from the others. Learn about significant updates, the latest features and what’s in store for the future. Head on over to the membership site (login required) and see the wrap up meeting video!

You Missed NAB This Year and You Missed TIVA's NAB Wrap Up Meeting??

Missed NAB this year? Want to hear colleagues discuss their experiences at the show? TIVA’s NAB Wrap-up Meeting brings you the news from the giant annual National Association of Broadcasters convention. A panel of NAB attendees shared their thoughts and observations on emerging trends in workflows, location gear, studio equipment, and content creation software.

Head on over to the membership site (login required) and see the wrap up meeting video!

How to Produce Media for Streaming and the Future of Delivering Content to Different Platforms, April 3rd.

Another room full of TIVA-DC members and other production professionals gathered to learn about the best practices to deliver streaming video content across a multitude of platforms amidst content provider and technology constraints. 

If you missed the event or would like to review the video please visit our membership site (login required).

Pitching to the Networks, Another Sold Out Event!

Spring was in the air as another exciting crowed filled into the CDIA in Georgetown to learn the skinny on pitching their concepts and shows to the networks. Our expert panel debated, shared, and answered some tough questions.

A special thank you to out panel: 

  • Lisa Mao, Development Executive at Warm Springs Productions, who has headed development at September Films, Michael Hoff Productions, and Indigo Films, and served as Senior Director of Production and Development at the Travel Channel

  • Daniel Schwartz, Executive Producer for the Travel Channel with experience producing for the History Channel and Scripps

  • Libby Richman, currently VP of Development for Lusid Media after heading development at Discovery Fit and Health, and developing shows at TLC and OWN

  • Brent Hatherill, Director of Development for Sirens Media

  • Walter Gottlieb, moderator

If you missed it or just want to relive the fun, please see the video on our membership site (login required)

    Tara Garwood, Matt Harmelin, Rachel Torgoff, Jonathan Stein, Brian Wilbur Grundstrom, Tatyana Pokrovskaya, Walter Gottieb and Lisa Laden

    The State of 4k and How You Can Utilize it On Any Budget, March 6th.

    Thank you to all of you who came out to take an exciting journey from the present into the near future, where your television has a higher resolution than your local multiplex. From pre-production to final delivery; this seminar guided anyone from the first time 4k Producer to seasoned DP and through the basics and advanced workflows of 4k for all budgets and editing platforms. Pictures and video from the event will be available on our Members Site (login required)

    See our new "Recent News" Section

    Look up. Yes, that's right look up to that menu bar at the top of this page (just below the logo banner). On it you'll see "NEWS". Hover over that and you'll see "Recent News". If the story used to be here on the front page, you can now view it on this newly created page. The idea is to clear up some of the real estate here on the main page and keep it looking clean! You can also go directly to the Recent News Page.

    Meet your 2014 TIVA-DC Board

    You voted and now it's official. Please meet your 2014 Board of Directors.

    (from left to right): Aaron Shirley, Lisa Laden, Bill Coughlan (Vice President), Rachel Torgoff, Tara Garwood (Secretary), Brian Wilbur Grundstrom (President), Todd Clark, Colin Sandy, Carl Randolph, Jonathan Stein, Matt Harmelin, James Thompson, Darryl Diamond. Not Pictured:
    Anne Hall (Treasurer)

    11/08/2014 6:00 PM • National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045
    12/03/2014 9:00 AM • Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW

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