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Meetings & Events

TIVA-DC meetings -- Our region’s best resource for sharing production knowledge.

A recent TIVA Meeting at Interface Video.

From writing to lighting, animation to digital compression, and all points in between, TIVA meetings have a heritage of being interesting, involving, and a great investment. 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.

You can be a part of this exciting endeavor. Send your meeting ideas/wishes to meetings@tivadc.org and we’ll work to put your topic on the schedule.

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

    • 10/02/2014
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Bella Faccia, 6521 Chillum Place, NW, Washington, DC

    We will be discussing what are the standard procedures, essential elements and best practices to maximize your mix time.

    You will learn how to save money and time learning the gotchas by knowing what to avoid and how to in the early stages of production and edit -- to get the results you want in audio post.

    The panel will also talk about what stage of your show should you loop in your mixer and how to converse with your sound team (location, composer, sound designer, re-recording mixer).

    Cheryl Ottenritter from Ott House Audio will be moderating the panel.

    The panel will include:

    When: Thursday, October 2nd. Networking starts at 6:30pm; panel discussion begins at 7:00pm

    Where: Bella Faccia6521 Chillum Place, NW, Washington, DC

    TIVA-DC'S NEW EVENT PRICING

    $5 discount is available up until
    24 hours before the event.

    Registering online
    $10 for TIVA members | $20 for non-members

    At the door
    $15 for TIVA members | $25 for non-members

    (All registrations are nonrefundable.)

    • 10/15/2014
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Interface Media Group - 1233 20th Street NW Washington DC, 20036
    Networking at the Press Club

    With the summer winding down, it's time to get back together to prepare for fall production. Come join us for the fall 2014 edition of our networking/show us your reel event on October 15th.


    Since this event is usually packed, this is the prime time to come network with fellow professionals and check out each other's work as we showcase everyone's reels and demos.


    It's like open mic night - except with more talent on display than most. Bring your reel, a sample of your music or announcing skills or just come and tell us why you should be hired.


    Talking/presenting time per person will be limited to 1 -2 minutes before their 2 minute reel is shown with a Q&A/Networking session afterwards. - And if you're the type who doesn't like talking to groups, type something up and we'll get one of our professional announcer types to read for you.


    Bring your best 2 minute video demo on a Flash drive or DVD for showing. Quicktime playable is preferred, Please contact us ahead of time about other formats. If you are planning on showing your work, please do try to arrive a little early so we can coordinate everything.

    When: Wednesday, October 15th.  Networking starts at 6:30pm, reels start showing at 7:10pm

    Where: Interface Media Group

    1233 20th Street NW
    Washington DC, 20036

    TIVA-DC'S NEW EVENT PRICING

    $5 discount is available up until
    24 hours before the event.

    Registering online
    $10 for TIVA members | $20 for non-members

    At the door
    $15 for TIVA members | $25 for non-members

    (All registrations are nonrefundable.)

    • 11/08/2014
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045

    Peer Awards

    The TIVA-DC Peer Awards is a merit-based award judged solely on the individual merits of the entry. This is not a competition, rather an acknowledgment and celebration of exceptional quality work created by professionals and non-professionals in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Delaware region. This may result in categories receiving multiple awards of the same level as well as some categories without awards.

    Don't miss your opportunity to See and BE SEEN!

    Order now, prices will be higher at the door.

    • 12/03/2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12/04/2014
    • 3:00 PM
    • Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW

    Preregister for the GV Expo at http://www.gvexpo.com/register/
    with code GVETIVA to save $50 off of full event registration pricing through October 21st!

    Don't forget to make your plans to attend this year's Government Video Expo, taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on December 2-4, 2014!

    Network with the government professionals who'll be looking to hire video professionals in the new year at the TIVA-sponsored "Meet the Government Producers" panel on Wednesday, December 3, from 3:00-4:30! Visit the exhibition floor on Wednesday and Thursday to get a hands-on look at the latest and greatest in video products and services! And, of course, stop by the TIVA booth (booth 722), say hello to your fellow TIVA members, and undefined while you're at it undefined go ahead and renew your TIVA membership at half off the normal rate for Professional and Student members!

    GV Expo is Washington's largest technology event for pro video, broadcast, AV professionals. Learn about cutting-edge video technologies and techniques at Next|Video Conference @ GV Expo and DC Post Production Conference, two conference programs designed to teach, enlighten, and inspire attendees. Get hands on with the latest video gear in an exhibit hall featuring over 175 suppliers, dealers and distributors and attend networking opportunities to further your knowledge, career and agency mission. If you shoot, edit, post, store, or distribute video or need AV solutions, you must attend this important technology event!

    Last year’s Government Video Expo brought the east coast’s largest contingent of video production, post, digital media and broadcast professionals together with government AV/IT specialists. The combined event featured more than 150 exhibits and nearly 6,000 registrants.

    Panelists for the "Meet the Government Producers" panel include:

    • Nationals Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Wade E. Sisler is Executive Producer for NASA Television (NTV) at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He worked at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC from 1994-1997.
    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Matt Borten is the Creative Director of video production at FAA. The FAA Office of Communications Creative Services Group creates all communications-marketing products (graphics, illustrations, animations, trade booth design, presentation materials, videos, multimedia content, virtual environment development, and website content) for the FAA's internal and external communication needs.
    • United States Postal Service (USPS) - Jeff Cook is a freelance multimedia producer, director, scriptwriter, editor and editing instructor. He has recently concluded a three-year tour as a full-time freelance contract producer for USPS.
    • Zayas Hendrick Mediaworks (ZHM) - Tom Hendrick is the co-founder of ZHM. Tom is the POC for multimedia communications services provided for the Department of Defense, Smithsonian Institution, and the National Institutes of Health, the Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    The panel will be moderated by Tanya Spann Roche, a former government video producer who worked for the U.S. Department of Justice. She is currently president of her own production company, Think-Speak-Act Productions.

    There will be many more details to come in the weeks ahead! You can visit http://www.gvexpo.com/register/ to officially register for the event, but go ahead and let us know right here if you'll be joining us!

    When: December 3 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm; December 4 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

    Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Directions: http://dcconvention.com/Venues/GettingHere.aspx

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