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BCPVA Member's Meeting: Use Your Head! Point-of-View Video & Copyright Law


Plus see a demo of the Sony PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camera

BCPVA is proud to bring you another great mix of creative video technology demos along with a primer on intellectual property, copyright law, and business contracts.


Justice Institute of BC

715 McBride and 6th Avenue, New Westminister, BC Room 304

Meetings are now the 4th Wednesday each month at 6:30pm


Mark Zealand and Mark Hissett

Point of View (POV) is a shooting technique that shows the perspective of a scene literally from a character or object's position in the setting. That's just a technical way of saying that it enables you to put the viewer into the scene first hand. With today’s latest crop of tiny HD video cameras, productions can now be more dynamic and fast-paced than ever.

Mark Zealand and Mark Hissett from are two of the key players behind one of the largest online POV stores in the world. They will be demonstrating the top selling point of view cameras, how to mount them and how to produce fast, hard hitting videos with the footage.


Sheena Mitchell, LL.B., Canadian Trade-Mark Agent

Today's Internet age has fundamentally changed the world of videography, making it both more simple and more complex at the same time. On the one hand, online video streaming websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook make it simple to share your videos instantly with your clients and the world. But at the same time, every second of the images, music, dialogue, and people in your video can expose you to legal challenges if you don't have the proper rights and licenses in place. And your work could be downloaded and used by others anywhere, without your permission!

Business lawyer Sheena Mitchell will deliver a primer on intellectual property, copyright, and business contracts. Called to the bar in Ontario and in British Columbia Sheena has had the unique experience of working in both private legal practice and working as in-house legal counsel as well as for the film industry. Sheena focuses on helping business owners grow and protect themselves with necessary, commercial legal advice, giving them her full attention and support.


John Banovich, csc, BFM Producer/Director
Green Earth Films

Shoot, Record, Master and Distribute in 4K? Why? Because there are more than 13,000 theaters with Sony Digital Cinema 4K projectors, and a lot more screens with 4K projectors from the other major brands. Sony’s new 84” 4K TV is already on display in Sony stores.

John Banovich from Green Earth Films will show off the Sony F55, described as one of Sony’s newest modular, compact 4K cameras. Green Earth Films has stayed at the forefront of the digital revolution by investing in tapeless cameras and post-production facilities that accommodate ‘all-digital delivery’. The same ‘green’ principles apply to all their processes - whether the project is intended for a thumbnail-sized internet window or for a 60 foot-wide digital cinema screen.

John from Green Earth Films has extensive experience in the production of documentaries, feature films, television and multi-media and he will be on hand to answer your questions.



Self-Introductions & Networking
New Professional Member Video Screening
Open Discussion Q&A

BCPVA monthly meetings are a forum for members and guests to learn, share, and network with video industry professionals. Typical meetings can include presentations by experts in technology, shooting, editing, storytelling & imagery, and business management. New Professional members often show examples of their video productions followed by Q&A and open topic discussions. The annual Kudos Video Awards gives members the chance to showcase their work in front of a large audience and win awards. Frequently our Vendor Members bring the latest technology like cameras, lights, and gear to our meetings so you can try them out. The point of BCPVA meetings is to help our members be the best videographers they can be!

Are you ready to have a successful videography business?

Join us.

Free admission.

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  • Earl T.

    Very good networking event with great information on legalities of contracts plus awesome presentation of video related equipment.

    March 29, 2013

  • Brandon S.

    It was my first time at a BCPVA meeting. I didn't have any expectations (no offence) but the meeting was super informative and all the members were professional and courteous.

    March 28, 2013

  • John R.

    Great packed meeting! Cameras from the smallest to one of the latest big ones! Copyright info was enlightening.

    March 28, 2013

  • Tom R.

    Very informative session about legal issues and some truly amazing technology

    March 28, 2013

  • David C.


    March 27, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Will try to make the next one!

    March 27, 2013

  • David C.

    All those who plan to come to BCPVA Wednesday March 27.
    I am the president of the association, We all look forward to you all coming.
    If you have not please go and sign in.
    see below.
    Here attached is some info on BCPVA.
    Please contact me for more info.
    Hope to see you at our March 27 meeting


    David Cooperstone [masked]

    March 26, 2013

  • Donna M.

    It will be my first time too! Just wondering if anyone will be driving from the North Shore or downtown tomorrow? Just checked with translink and it will be a very long bus trip. Would it be possible to catch a ride?

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time for me too. Looking forward.

    March 25, 2013

  • Earl T.

    I haven't had that experience. But did have a very negative time with a customer when I did everything that he asked then he pulled out. So I understand the frustration and I SEND YOU MY SUPPORT. Wishing lots of positives Cory you are a great guy and a true professional. Sounds like they were being unreasonable and they don't want to change. look fwd to seein you at end of the month.

    March 21, 2013

  • Cory

    I just had an argument with a customer. They insist on having me include commercial music in their video because they love that particular song. I'm refusing and instead offering excellent royalty-free buy-out music. They're not happy with me. Does this happen to you?

    March 21, 2013

  • David C.

    Wouldn't miss this great meeting

    March 6, 2013

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