Category Archives: Meetings

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

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

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!

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.

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

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!

February UPVA Meeting: Marketing/Branding

As we move into 2010, We all need to come up with a marketing strategy for the new year. Jasan Hadley of Masterpiece Images ( ) will be presenting on Marketing and Branding.

Please invite your videographer friends. It should be a fantastic meeting.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2010
  • Time: 6:30
  • Place: Sons of Utah Pioneers Building, 3301 E 2920 S, Salt Lake City, UT     map

Chris P. Jones to speak at next UPVA meeting – Nov 4th

chrisDon’t miss out on the UPVA meeting on November 4. We are excited to have Chris Jones, of Mason Jar Films in Waco, TX, give a great presentation. He will also be here for a few days to see the great Utah sights and interview Utah videographer about the differences in LDS wedding videography. This will be a great chance for us all to learn from an innovative and skilled filmmaker, we hope you set aside time to make it! Date: November 4, 2009

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Sons of Utah Pioneer office

3301 E 2920 S Salt Lake City, UT

October UPVA meeting today!

It’s time again for another great UPVA meeting. This month is our Editors Challenge, so we’ll get to see the product of the many editing techniques and style that our members exhibit using the same footage. It’s always fun to see these diverse videos, and learn some new ways of looking at the same old thing. We hope to see you there!

Date: October 7, 2009
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Sons of Utah Pioneer office 3301 E 2920 S Salt Lake City, UT