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A recent TIVA Meeting at Interface Video.

From preproduction, production, post production and distribution and all points in between, TIVA meetings have a heritage of being interesting, involving, and a great investment of your membership dollars at work!

 We continually bring you the region’s top producers, shooters, and graphic artists to present tried and true techniques you can use on your next production. We canvas the United States for experts to share their knowledge for the benefit of TIVA members and community partners. Just see how we brought Hollywood to you below!

You can be a part of this exciting endeavor. Whether you are a student or seasoned pro, send your meeting ideas/wishes to meetings@tivadc.org and we’ll work to put your topic on the schedule, if feasible. Join TIVA and help bring great programming to life!

To find out what's coming up on TIVA-DC's meeting & event calendar, click on the calendar view above or on one of the Upcoming Events below for more information.

Upcoming events

    • 11/14/2017
    • 11/30/2018
    • Embassy of France
    Registration is closed

    Peer Awards

    C’est Cinémagnifique!

    Order an extra Gold, Silver or Bronze trophy!

    • 04/26/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hatchery at AARP, 575 7th St NW, Terrell Place South, 5th Floor, Washington, DC

    Technology & StorytellingThe cutting edge has four sides! What are the possibilities and promises for applying, incorporating and integrating the emerging and innovative technologies of VR/AR and 360? What are the limitations, assumptions, prerequisites and optimum outcome parameters to consider when using these newly emerging methodologies to entertain, inform, and educate? Is now the right time for you to expand your toolkit to include 360/VR/AR? Hear from some of the leading innovators and technicians in the field. This panel is being co-presented with DCVR: VR Meetup Group. Sign up early!

    There is no charge for this event, but please RSVP so that the event organizers can plan accordingly.


    The Hatchery at AARPThe Hatchery at AARP
    575 7th St NW, Terrell Place South, 5th Floor, Washington, DC


    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    Reception and Demo Presentation
    7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
    Panel Discussion
    8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Demo Presentation


    Kaitlin Lange
    Business Development/Communications Specialist, Cortina Productions
    Cortina Productions designs and produces multimedia experiences for museums. From multi-user interactives to 4D theaters, Cortina stays on the forefront of technology to develop innovative avenues for expression. Kaitlin will be discussing experiences they have created that provide visitors with opportunities to learn and engage with content beyond their physical environment.

    Emma Mankey Hidem
    Founder, Principal, Sunnyside VR
    Emma is the founder of SunnysideVR is a full-service virtual reality studio based in Washington, DC with one simple, primary goal: to create awesome, immersive video content for advertising, marketing and journalism. Since launching, Emma has shot 360 video all over the country and even as far away as Nepal, and she couldn't be more excited about the future of VR and the ever-expanding capabilities of 360° storytelling.

    Ray McCarthy Bergeron
    Director, Technology Innovation, VIVA Creative
    Ray McCarthy Bergeron uses his creativity, love of technology, and innovative way of thinking at VIVA Creative to develop and create media and interactive content for a wide range of Fortune 500 organizations. An accomplished filmmaker, his short films have screened across the globe, winning awards and recognition from some of the country’s best Indie media outlets and organizations. When he’s not covered in pixels and code, Ray leads the VIVA technology innovation team, imagining, developing, and executing client solutions across a range of digital platforms.

    Rafael Villagaray
    Digital Project Manager/Senior Developer, VIVA Creative
    Developing video games since he was a teenager, Rafael Villagaray has several successful titles via his mobile games company, including the #1 ranked game on the App Store and multiple featured games in the top 100. At VIVA Creative Rafael manages and develops experiential digital projects for clients across multiple verticals. Rafael has recently been developing an incredible variety of interactive AR/VR/MR experiences on the HoloLens, Oculus, and Kinect.

    Demo Presenters

    Benjamin Ross
    CEO, Metamer Productions
    Benjamin previously led VR development at The Duke & the Duck in DC, where he created some of the very first graphics-heavy VR experiences — most of this ended up being 360 video, as clients generally were not buying true VR at the time. Metamer is pushing heavily into real estate and "tour" markets and also developing entertainment properties — they have a VR machine-learning horror experience in development, as well as an AR e-sports application.

    David Bittner
    Immersive Technology Department, Metamer Productions
    David was previously at Discovery VR, and now leads the Immersive Technology Department at Metamer Productions.

    • 05/07/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • National Association of Broadcasters, 1771 N Street NW, Washington DC 20036

    NAB 2018

    Missed NAB this year? Want to hear colleagues discuss their experiences at the show? TIVA’s NAB Wrap-Up Panel brings you the news from the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention. Panelists will discuss emerging trends in workflows, location gear, studio equipment, and content creation software. Find out how NAB itself has evolved in recent years and get tips on making the most of attending the show.


    Rich Harrington

    Rich Harrington

    CEO & Founder | RHED Pixel

    A certified instructor for Adobe and Apple, Rich is a practiced expert in motion graphic design and digital video. Starting his career out in the world of broadcast journalism, Rich has always had great interest in visual communications. His producing skills were also recognized by AV Video Multimedia Producer Magazine, which named him as one of the Top Producers of 2004.

    Rich is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team, and a popular speaker on the digital video circuit. He has chaired conferences since 2003 for the National Association of Broadcasters and is teaching sessions on a variety of topics at NAB 2018.

    Robert Baker

    Robert Baker

    Senior Media Consultant/Founder | SpaceAge Consulting

    After 25 years in the IT industry, Robert expanded his audio-visual hobby into a full-fledged AV/computing consulting business, Space Age Consulting LLC. With the melding of AV and networking, Robert finds his expertise and experience to be a perfect blend of both worlds.

    Proficient in live sound engineering, video recording, and editing, as well as audio and video production, Robert trains small businesses and houses of worship on how to incorporate streaming video into their current production, helps them properly utilize the equipment they have, and assists them in upgrading for the future.

    More panelist bios coming soon!


    Colin Sandy

    Colin Sandy

    Owner | Sandy Audio Visual

    Colin Sandy runs Sandy Audio Visual LLC (SAV) with his wife Carla. SAV specializes in producing live Internet broadcasts, encoder rentals and consulting. Colin is also a part-time college professor and member of the DC bar. For more information, visit Sandy Audio Visual on Facebook or online at www.savweb.com.

    The 2018 Post-NAB Wrap-Up event is on Monday, May 7th, at NAB – National Association of Broadcasters, located at 1771 N Street NW, Washington DC 20036

    Directions can be found here

    Networking begins at 6:30 PM and the panel starts at 7:00 PM.

Past events

04/05/2018 TIVA First Thursday: The 48 Hour Film Project
03/28/2018 TIVA Happy Hour at 1831 Bar and Lounge
03/17/2018 Creative Edge / Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA)
01/25/2018 Show Us Your Reel - Winter 2018 Edition!
11/11/2017 2017 Peer Awards Ceremony Tickets
09/23/2017 TIVA Gear Yard Sale & Cookout!
05/31/2017 "Can You Hear What I Am Saying?" Voice Over - Audio Panel!
05/10/2017 TIVA Post-NAB Q & A Wrap Panel
04/19/2017 TIVA 3D, 360° , Virtual-Reality Panel
03/29/2017 TIVA Happy Hour!
03/02/2017 Show Us Your Reel - Winter 2017 Edition!
02/25/2017 One Day Film School for Producers
02/15/2017 TIVA Drone Panel Event!
01/27/2017 TIVA/WIFV/CINE Holiday party
12/07/2016 2016 Government Video Expo!
11/13/2016 2016 TIVA Peer Awards Trophies
11/12/2016 Peer Awards Tickets 2016
11/12/2016 Peer Awards not picked up at the French Embassy
10/06/2016 Barbizon Lighting
09/29/2016 VisionDC-Film Collaborative
09/21/2016 Show Us Your Reel - Fall 2016 Edition!
09/17/2016 Songwriters Workshop - Sponsored by BlueRock Productions
09/01/2016 Primer to: "Inside the World of Film Acquisitions: How to Sell your project to Hollywood!"
08/17/2016 Aspiring Filmmakers Sneak Preview
07/20/2016 TIVA Audio Tips and Tricks
07/16/2016 TIVA Technology Yard Sale/Cookout 2016
06/16/2016 TIVA/VPA Legal Event
05/12/2016 Post NAB TIVA/PGA Panel and Wrap-Up Meeting 2016
03/30/2016 Media Liability, Production/Entertainment Insurance Risks
03/16/2016 TIVA Happy Hour
03/03/2016 Show Us Your Reel - Winter 2016 Edition!
02/05/2016 TIVA/WIFV/CINE Holiday party
12/02/2015 Evening Creative Community Event at GV Expo 2015
11/14/2015 Peer Awards Tickets 2015
10/21/2015 Show Us Your Reel - Fall 2015 Edition
10/07/2015 Making Great Lighting Happen
09/03/2015 Getting Started in Your Media Career
08/29/2015 TIVA Technology Yard Sale/Cookout and Studio Tour
08/22/2015 TIVA and Washington Nationals Baseball Group Night Out
05/20/2015 2D and 3D Animation: Design, Style, and Approach
05/07/2015 Post NAB TIVA Panel and Wrap-up meeting
04/22/2015 DMV & Baltimore Film Office Directors Panel
04/02/2015 Inside look at Fast & Furious 7 Promo Cuts for USA Network with NYC Director, Paul Del Vecchio
03/18/2015 Show Us Your Reel - Winter Edition
02/25/2015 The Mobile Landscape
01/26/2015 TIVA/WIFV Holiday party
12/03/2014 TIVA at GV Expo 2014
11/09/2014 Peer Awards Trophies
11/08/2014 Peer Awards Tickets
10/15/2014 Show Us Your Reel: Demos and Networking Night
10/02/2014 Maximize Your Mix: A Primer for Audio Post
09/17/2014 Working with Talent
09/04/2014 Starting Your Career
07/31/2014 TIVA Nationals Group Night
07/19/2014 TIVA Yard Sale & Cookout
06/18/2014 Demystifying Working with a Composer on Your Next Project
06/05/2014 Keying and Rotoscoping With Richard Harrington
05/21/2014 Comparing Editing Platforms at Future Media Concepts (FMC)
05/01/2014 NAB Wrap-Up Meeting
04/03/2014 How to Produce Media for Streaming and the Future of Delivering Content to Different Platforms
03/19/2014 Pitching to the Networks
03/06/2014 The State of 4k and How You Can Utilize it On Any Budget
02/20/2014 Re-imagining the Motion Picture and Television Development Office, An Evening with Director Pierre Bagley.
02/06/2014 Show Us Your Reel: Demos and Networking Night
12/11/2013 TIVA DC Holiday Party
11/16/2013 Peer Awards Tickets
11/16/2013 2013 Peer Awards Music CD
10/16/2013 Camera Rigs (Flying and Moving)
10/06/2013 Workshop: Actors understanding all that surrounds them
09/18/2013 Special Effects MakeUp
09/05/2013 Show Us Your Reel: Demos and Networking Night
07/24/2013 TIVA Nationals Group Night
07/20/2013 TIVA Yard Sale & Cookout
06/19/2013 RFPs - Pitching to Networks and Pitching to Clients.
06/06/2013 First Thursdays: Program Finishing - Color/Mix/Specs Oh My!!
05/15/2013 Monetizing Online Video and Creating A Video Network
05/02/2013 First Thursdays: Comparing Affordable Cameras
04/17/2013 An Animated Discussion
04/04/2013 First Thursdays: Tapeless Workflow
03/20/2013 Putting Out A Contract
03/07/2013 First Thursdays: Motion Graphics & Plug Ins
02/21/2013 Getting Started in Your Media Career
02/07/2013 First Thursdays: Streaming Media and the Future of Distribution/Collaboration
01/16/2013 TIVA’s Winter Networking Event
12/07/2012 TIVA DC Holiday Party
11/27/2012 Government Video Expo
11/17/2012 Peer Tickets
11/08/2012 Getting to Know You Night
10/17/2012 Green Screen Magic
10/04/2012 The Killer App for Video
09/19/2012 Fall Networking Event
08/25/2012 TIVA Seminar - Griff's Guide to Gripping
06/20/2012 The Creative Side of Casting
06/07/2012 The Making of Champions
05/23/2012 Stop Motion in Digital Age

Event Highlight

A great turnout for the TIVA 3D, 360°, Virtual-Reality Panel held at Henninger Media Services in Arlington on April 19, 2017

Full House at our American University and BlueRock supported innovative Hollywood Film Acquisition Executive Primer!

Engaged attendees are focused and attentive taking lots of valuable and insightful notes from the "How to get your Film Project acquired in Hollywood" primer course from two, top Hollywood film acquisition executives from West Hollywood, California.



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