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Gov’t Video Expo!
November 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm #116828
I’ll be at the Expo tomorrow (Wednesday, 12/1) and Thursday (12/2). If you see me say hi! I’ll be the small redhead running around like a kid in a candy store!
I definitely plan to be at the Meet the Gov’t Producers Panel, but I may sneak out early to go to the Keynote, FDA – Planning for the Future, because CDRH Studio is my peeps! 😉
Hope to see you all there!
November 30, 2010 at 9:58 pm #116854
This just in from TIVA:
After the close of GV Expo on Thursday afternoon, Many of us are heading just down the street to the Old Dominion Brew House for Happy Hour. ODBH will have a sushi special for us beginning at 4pm, and 32 beers on tap each for $4.75. Finish important conversations in a friendly atmosphere.
WHEN: Thursday, December 2, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m
WHERE: Old Dominion Brew House, DC Convention Center, 1219 9th Street,
NW, Washington,DC 20001.
We welcome all members of the Washington production community to join us at GV Expo and at the Thursday Happy Hour!
I’ll probably drop by on my way from the GV Expo to class!
December 3, 2010 at 11:34 am #116852
It was great meeting you at the Gov’t Video Expo on Wednesday. I hope you had fun.
I wanted to send along a few government TV spots we produced for NIH and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid recently —
Medicare Fraud — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dCKyX30cdY
NIH Children’s Study — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfyjsPkk2dY
Have a great weekend Tara.
December 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm #116850
It was great to meet you, too, Patrick! I can’t wait to check out these spots! Hope everyone who was able to attend had a great time at the Expo!
December 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm #116848
Hi Patrick! Those spots are great! I LOVE the shallow depth of field on the Medicare one. What camera/lens were you using?
December 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm #116846
Thanks Tara. We used the RED camera for that spot using prime lenses of course.
December 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm #116844
Well, that explains it! I’m so jealous. I’m still shooting standard def to tape at work. 🙁
December 6, 2010 at 9:30 pm #116842
Pretty impressed with the RED so far. As you know, the piece of glass in front makes all the difference in the world. Using nice prime lenses is the key.
December 6, 2010 at 9:32 pm #116840
Which is why I’m so excited about my new Canon 60D! It’s no RED, but the ability to switch lenses and the price for the camera make it pretty much unbeatable for an indie filmmaker.
December 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm #116838
You got it. Would love see some of your indie work.
December 6, 2010 at 9:54 pm #116836
Awesome – if there is any good info, would be cool if you blogged about it/shot video etc…for others who missed it..Sounds awesome
December 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm #116834
Well, I’ve got a couple of early projects from my digital filmmaking program up in our “Share Your Work” thread, here:
I also recently finished another project, which should be up on YouTube or Vimeo soon!
And then there’s the first film I ever wrote and directed, “Lonely”, which can be seen here:
I made “Lonely” before I really knew anything about framing up shots or, well, anything! But it got into two horror film festivals, so that was pretty cool! 🙂
December 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm #116832
It was definitely cool. I wasn’t able to sign up for any paid workshops this year, so I mainly roamed the vendor floor, but I’ll see if I can’t get something out there for ya!
December 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm #116830
I went to the Meet the Gov’t Producers discussion which I thought was very informative and helpful. The USPS in-house video team had a very impressive demo reel that they showed. What I liked most about this session (from a vendor’s point of view) is that each in-house video department manager told you exactly who they hire when they outsource work (i.e., editors, writers, etc.). They didn’t beat around the bush and they told you exactly how they procure freelancers and who they are looking for when a project arises in each of their departments.
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