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Oct UPVA Meeting

James Gammell – Owner at Keylime Social will help us know how to generate leads that turn into paying customers on social media. James Studied Business Finance at University of Phoenix. James is Married to Cami Luke Gammell and is From Sandy, Utah

7:00pm Oct 3rd 2012

Restaurant Flora – 2335 East Murray Holladay Rd. (4700 South), Holladay, UT 84117

May 2012 Meeting

We have another great meeting planned for May. This month we will be talking about audio. The basics of live event audio, the benefits and disadvantages of field recorders/wireless, reducing background noise, etc. This month it will actually be held at PERFORMANCE AUDIO. It will be a fun and informative meeting.

Again this is a free meeting and I would love to see a full audience so invite your videographer friends. Feel free to email or call with any questions. Hope to see you all there!

May 1st, 2012
10:30am – 12:00pm

Performance Audio
2456 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Kale Fitch
UPVA President

April 3rd 2012 Meeting (Lenses)

Another great meeting for UPVA! This month our topic is lenses. Dave with Pictureline will be presenting and talking on the different lenses they carry. Also primes vs. zooms, tilt shift, different focal lengths for certain shooting situations, etc. The last part of the meeting will be reserved for some hands on lens testing. Bring in your lenses that you may feel relevant (rokinon, zeiss, etc.) and also your camera if you want to test some others. It should be a fun and informative meeting.

Again this is a free meeting and I would love to see a full audience. Feel free to email or call with any questions. Hope to see you all there!

April 3rd, 2012
10:30am – 12:00pm

Pictureline (SLC)
305 W 700 S
SLC, UT 84101

Kale Fitch
UPVA President

Upcoming 2012 UPVA Meetings

I am excited to announce a few things for this year in UPVA. First off the schedule and location has changed for all meetings. We are planning on having our meetings the first Tuesday of every month with February 7th being our first. The location will be at Pictureline in Salt Lake (address below) and they were gracious enough to give us their board room from 10:30am-12:00pm. I am very excited about this partnership with Pictureline and think it will benefit all of us to be in such a great learning environment.

I have been working on getting meetings planned for this year and wanted to roll out the first two:

February 7th (Music Licensing)
We will talk about the legal issues of music licensing within the Wedding Industry with a guest speaker (skype) the owner of Matt Thompson. This is a huge issue right now and needs to be addressed and understood by all professionals.

March 6th (Color Grading)
Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central will be here to explain the basics of Color Grading and have some short tutorials. This is an essential part of filmmaking and often overlooked in Wedding Films. I am excited to have a true Colorist present for us.

This years focus at UPVA will be on learning. I want great emphasis put on the basics of filmmaking and how it applies to the Wedding Film Industry. I do have some months open still and would love your ideas on what you would like to see. Feel free to email or call with any questions. Hope to see you all there!

Pictureline (SLC)
305 W 700 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Kale Fitch
UPVA President

Special Presentation by Ever After Video Productions Oct 3rd (Monday)

We are honored to have Sylvia & Niels  from Ever After Video Productions in the UK share a special presentation on Techniques of Cinema.    Ever After has won multiple WEVA and international awards, and were finalists for the Event DV Top 25.  See some of their work at  We know they’ll have some great wisdom to share with us!  Please pass the word along to whoever you think would be interested.

Monday October 3rd


@ The Remember When Films Studio ( 4227 Highland Dr )

UPDATE: The time has been changed to 5pm

UPVA March Meeting

Topics: Efficient workflows with Temple and Couples Story Shoots

Presenters: Davey Orgill, Kale Fitch

This meeting will go over:

Pointe Digital will present on how to efficiently shoot Temple videos: time management at the temple, working with the photographer and how to shoot for the edit.

Kale Fitch Productions will present on Couples Story Videos: how to interact with the couples to get the most effective shots, efficient workflows in the field (and post) for interviews and time management on a shoot.

Also bring in some peer reviews if you have them!  See you there…

Wednesday March 2nd 6:30
Sons Of Utah Pioneers Building
3301 E. 2920 S.
Salt Lake City, UT

Come early for the Board Organization Meeting:

Davey Orgill is our new president, but we still need to choose other 2011 board positions for Membership, Public Relations, Finance, Secretary, Webmaster, Awards and Recognition, and Vice President (President elect). So if you’re interested, in any of the positions of just want to help out with anything at all please come to this special board meeting at 5:30, 1 hour early before our regular UPVA meeting