Monday, December 18th, 2017

FOUNDER OF NJVA, BILL KRONEMYER PASSES AWAY

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Bill Kronemyer,  the founder of the NJVA, and one of the pioneers in the event video industry, died in his home on Thursday, August 5th.

Bill started the NJVA group back in 1988 by placing an ad in Videomaker magazine for interested videographers in the northern NJ area. The original four members met informally at Bill’s small apartment in Hawthorne, but soon moved to larger venues when the membership outgrew his apartment. The NJVA became an official non-profit organization in 1994, electing Robert Allen as their first president.

In that same year, Bill moved on to create the PVAA – Professional Videographers Association of America, and it’s monthly magazine, American Videographer. Bill served as both Executive Director, and the magazine’s publisher/editor. It was a slick, information-packed magazine, but only lasted about a year and a half.

Bill was also an active member with the northern NJ chapter of the ITVA (International Television Association), now the MCA-I (Media Communications Association, International), and served as their vice president from 1996 through 1999. He was known and respected for his considerable knowledge in the technical aspects of video production.

Bill owned and operated W.J. Kronemyer, Assoc., specializing in corporate clients; Sharp and Nordstrom, among them. For several years in the late 90’s, Bill was a full-time video editor for Christ Church in Montclair, NJ.

Bill is survived by his brother, Bob and sister Katie, as well as his mother, Kay. There will be an informal gathering of friends and family on August 29th. Email Dave Hall for more information.  There is an on-line obituary and you are invited to sign the virtual guest book.  Click here.

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