Tuesday, September 1st, 2015


Adam Forgione on August 12th!

Adam Forgione has agreed to speak at our August 12th meeting! Note that this is the second Wednesday of August. More info to follow including registration and cost for non-members. (Free to NJVA members.) Adam Forgione is regarded as one of the top event filmmakers in the world. Owner of award winning wedding film studio Pennylane Productions based in New York, he was voted multiple years for “one... [Read more]

June 17th 2015 Workshop: Green Screen Secrets Unveiled

You missed all there is to know about green screen on the evening of June 17. Whether you’re a newcomer or a longtime pro, there was something there for everyone. Those in attendance added a new skill and fine-tuned their creativity (AND, may get more work)! Everyone was invited to bring their camera and “shoot all you want”.  Their footage was combined with backgrounds on several workstations... [Read more]

May 20, 2015 Meeting

On Wednesday, May 20th we featured Noam Kroll via Skype, who discussed how to achieve the film look, and how it differs from the cinema look, as well as discussing how to get away from the video look. But wait, there was more! Also a discussion with Dan Bitcon and Tab Morgan on drones. AND… guests from LegalShield discussed affordable legal coverage (you know, in case you crash your drone into... [Read more]

April 15th: Build an Amazing Website: 3 Experts Tell All

Do you need a new website? Is it user friendly … or a constant source of frustration? What about a mobile ready site with eCommerce — or are you still pre-Y2K? If you’re struggling with website issues, we hope you did not miss our April meeting! Members simplified their lives and GOT THEIR QUESTIONS ANSWERED on WordPress, HTML, WYSIWYG and other website options. Speakers: Anthony Bianciella,... [Read more]

March Meeting-Wedding Video Contest + Photoshop for Video

The March 18th, 2015 meeting featured a video contest for wedding footage. Free to members and $25 for those who paid the guest fee. Any portion of a wedding video was fair game for the contest. The winner, as voted by the NJVA membership, was our NJVA president, Tab Morgan, who won a $50 gift card. Guests did not vote, and I swear it wasn’t fixed! Also, board member Bill Ivie put on a great... [Read more]

Alan Berg was our Guest Speaker on Feb. 18th, 2015

4 Steps to More Sales – Mastering the Process From an Inquiry to the Close with Alan Berg Whether you like it, love it, or hate it – selling your products or services is a critical aspect to running a successful business. In the wedding and events industry, you may face a variety of challenges in client consultation meetings, calls, and emails. These commonly include how to stand out among... [Read more]

Master Wedding Guru Rob Adams Spoke on 11/19!

The NJVA enjoyed Rob Adams of Rob Adams Films who presented a 4 hour workshop for us on November 19th at our new loctation, the VFW Hall in Clifton. During this extended workshop, Rob covered: Approaching the wedding day from a cinematic perspective (all events.) Gear choice: the how and why to use it Dealing with ceremony obstacles and the important shots to get Photo session “must gets” Reception... [Read more]

Eduardo Duran at Our Oct. 29th Meeting at Unique

For the October 29th NJVA meeting we featured Eduardo Duran, a video production professional with over 8 years of experience in new media and TV production industries. He discussed how he makes music videos, and the tips and tricks of how to produce them efficiently. Eduardo has directed and produced numerous commercials and music videos as well as corporate videos for companies such as Apple, Netflix,... [Read more]

An Evening With NY1 Cameraman Robin Sanders, Wednesday, 9/17

Our September 17th NJVA meeting featured guest speaker Robin Sanders, a 40+ year veteran camera operator, editor and producer. His commissions include television, corporate video and a very successful wedding video business. As a television cameraman for cable’s NY1 News alongside society reporter George Whipple III, Robin continues to have a life filled with celebrities and notables from around... [Read more]

NJVA Mourns the Passing of President Eric Model

The NJVA mourns the passing our of president, Eric Model. He died July 10th at NYU Hospital of a heart attack after complications following brain surgery on June 17th. As many of our members know, Eric suffered a stroke several years ago and lived with the possibility of an early death ever since. He never allowed his uncertain health to alter his plans or diminish his life. He continued to be active... [Read more]