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May 4 UPVA Meeting–Hands-on Field Day

We’re really excited for our upcoming UPVA meeting!  This month we’ll be having a hands on field day.  We’ve got a couple that has been generous enough to come along and let us take turns shooting with them at Memory Grove.  Each will have 5-10 minutes to shoot, while everyone else is able to observe and learn.  This will be a great way to learn some new techniques for your next shoot.  Here’s the details:

Date: May 4, 2011

Time: 6:30 PM

Place: Memory Grove (135 E North Temple)

Be sure to bring your equipment, we hope to see you there!

2010 UPVA Creative Excellence Award Winners

We had a great awards night last night! Thanks so much to all those that participated. Listed below are the award winners:

Corporate Production
3rd Place–Doug Larson of Pointe Digital, for Pioneer Crossing
2nd Place–Castlebridge Films, for Forevermore Events
1st Place–David Perry Films, for Africa is Life Changing

Wedding Highlight Production
3rd Place–David Orgill of Pointe Digital, for the Martin wedding
2nd Place–Castlebridge Films, for the Fowles wedding
1st Place–Chris McClain Productions for the Cheng wedding

Wedding Reception Production
3rd Place–Giant Brothers Films, for the Hronek wedding
2nd Place–David Perry Films, for the Davies wedding
1st Place–Chris McClain Productions, for the Swarbrick wedding

Wedding Demo Production
3rd Place–Giant Brothers Films
2nd Place–David Orgill, of Pointe Digital
1st Place–Chris McClain Productions

Wedding Trailer Productions
3rd Place–David Orgill of Pointe Digital, for the Armstrong Wedding
2nd Place–David Perry Films, for the Murray wedding
1st Place–Chris McClain Productions, for the Shaw wedding

Date Video Production
3rd Place–David Orgill of Pointe Digital, for the Rowley wedding
2nd Place–Liquid Vision Films, for the Knight wedding
1st Place–Nathan Pickett Films, for the Jones wedding

Bride & Groom Productions
3rd Place–Nathan Pickett Films, for the Dahle wedding
2nd Place–Chris McClain Productions, for the Hogenson wedding
1st Place–David Perry Films, for the Young wedding

Post-Ceremony Production
3rd Place–David Orgill of Pointe Digital, for the Elmont wedding
2nd Place–David Perry Films, for the Young wedding
1st Place–Chris McClain Productions, for the Anudez wedding

Feb UPVA Meeting this Wednesday.

Topics: Efficiency & Accounting
Presented by Mike Nelson

This meeting will also go over:
When to buy equipment, Vendor Manufacturing Cycles, What manufacturers don’t tell you about purchasing new equipment, Taxes, Savings, Retirement, How to finance your vehicle, Pricing your product, and how to stay in business – let’s all get some knowledge from Mike who has been doing this since 1982.

Wednesday Feb 2nd 6:30
Sons Of Utah Pioneers Building
2201 E. 2920 S.
Salt Lake City, UT

UPDATE: Our board organization meeting will be happening next month. Come early @ 5:30 on March 2 for a Special Volunteer 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 on March 2, 1 hour early before our regular UPVA meeting

UPVA Meeting Wednesday Jan 5th @ Noah’s (Have Your CEA entries ready!)

This Wednesday UPVA will be meeting at Noah’s in South Jordan for Grow Your Business Seminar. It should be a very helpful event, as we all gear up another new year.

You will need to Pre-register online here:

Noah’s South Jordan
322 West 11000 South
South Jordan, UT 84095

Wednesday January 5th
Hors D’Oeuvres from 6:30 – 7:00
Training from 7:00 – 9:00

More information at TheBrideAndGroom Vendors Facebook Page here:
Special Thanks to Brian Barney and for putting this event on.

Also, don’t forget! Your UPVA CEA competition entries are also due this Wednesday, (We will collect them at the event as well as by mail) We look forward to everyone participating this year, there is so much great talent here in Utah.

Link to entry forms:

And one final note. If you are interested in helping out in UPVA this year, We will be holding a special 2011 Board Organization Meeting next month Feb 2nd @ 5:30, Where we will be electing and organizing the new Board for 2011. Thanks everyone for your help and support.

9th Annual Creative Excellence Awards–Call for Entries!

We are now accepting entries for the 9th Annual UPVA Creative Excellence Awards.    We are excited to have a new category, Wedding Highlight Production.  A full description of this category is included with the entry form.  Please be sure to read through the rules and category descriptions.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  This competition is open to all videographers in Utah, not just members of UPVA, so please spread the word.  This is also a great time to renew your membership or join UPVA for the upcoming year.  All entries must be received by January’s UPVA meeting (January 5, 2011). Thanks for all your hard work, we’re excited for another successful competition!

Download 2010 Entry Form Here


Special David Perry Films Presentation Dec 8th

David Perry

Come for a fun and inspiring presentation that David Perry has already given this year in Texas, Boston, Orlando, New Jersey, WedSmith and in the upcoming months in New Orleans.

Creating connections that book weddings

1. How to increase your sales while working less
1. How to avoid the over arching killer mistake that almost all entrepreneurs make.
2. How to face your fear of the economic crisis.
3. How to create raving fans.
4. The secret to David Perry consistently booking over 100 weddings a year with minimal advertising
5. The most important component of a sale (it’s not price or overcoming objections)

Tickets are $50 at the door–but you can receive a complimentary ticket from UPVA by doing one of the following:
1. Become a paid UPVA Member
2. RSVP to the Facebook event
3. RSVP by email to with the number of guests attending

Elsewhere, this same event is going for $195 per person! Seats are going fast, so please RSVP today!

This presentation is perfect for all wedding professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and potential brides, so please invite all your friends within the industry, It will be a great night.

Also–La Caille will be giving away dinner for two to a lucky attendee!  And thanks to the great Daniel Day Trio ( for providing live music before and after the event.

About David Perry: David is a true spokesman for the Professional Wedding Industry in Utah. He has won numerous local & international awards, including Best in State for documentary filmmaking, and has been recognized among the EventDV Top 25 hottest and most influential filmmakers in the world. His passion is in creating inspiring LDS temple wedding films and reaching out and helping others throughout the world and within the professional wedding industry. We are pleased to have him as an involved member of our organization. You can see some of his films at

Time: Wednesday, December 8 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: La Caille Pavilion

9565 Wasatch Blvd, Sandy UT 84092

November UPVA meeting

We’re going to have our annual editor’s challenge–at the meeting! So everybody bring your laptops or desktops, we’ll supply the footage, and be ready to edit! We’ll also have entry forms for this year’s UPVA Creative Excellence Awards.

Date: Wednesday, November 3

Time: 6:30 pm

Place: Sons of Utah Pioneers Office, 3301 E 2920 S. SLC, UT

September 1 Meeting

We hope to see you all tonight at our UPVA meeting.

Time: 6:30 pm

Sons Of Utah Pioneers Office, 3301 E. 2920 S. SLC UT

Congratulations to Pointe Digital and Remember When for their 2010 WEVA awards!  Come see their winning videos tonight!

2nd Annual UPVA Family BBQ July 7th

Pig Chef

A fun UPVA get-together you can bring the whole family to. UPVA will provide the hot-dogs, buns and drinks, families may bring a potluck side dish to share.

Enjoy a relaxing summer evening,and get to know your fellow event filmmakers and their families. Please bring a DVD copy of one of you very first wedding films, or other productions.It will be fun to see how far we have all come as an industry.

This event is free, whether you are a UPVA member or not.

When: July 7th 2010 6:30pm
Where: Draper City Park (12500 South 1300 East Draper UT) So. Pavilion