TIVA-DC Meetings & Events

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

    • 05/09/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • DC Office of Cable Television - 1899 9th St NE, Washington, DC 20018

    TIVA is proud to present its first GOLD Peer Award Recipients Roundtable. The standards are high and it is a real honor to win a Gold Peer Award! Come meet with a panel of recent Gold Award recipients and see how the techniques and practices that worked for them! The panel will be comprised of 5-6 past recipients of a TIVA Gold recognition who will have a chance to show a portion of the work that was recognized, and share their insights and best practices about the most important aspects of their production process!

    The amazing panel includes:

    Dennis Boni - A Peer Award all-star with over 15 Gold Peer Awards! For more than three decades, Dennis Boni has shot everything from presidents to rockstars, underwater and in the air! I2008 he was nominated for a National Emmy for his DP / Steadicam work on the Smithsonian project, Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25 

    Michael Gabel  A multiple Peer Award recipient including a Gold in Actor in Drama, Michael Gabel has been an award winning actor, director, talk show host, producer and educator for over 40 years. He has a long resume of incredible roles with his most recent credits include the recurring role of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on “House of Cards”, a feature role on “Veep” and a costarring role on “Sally Pocholok”.  He has taught Acting and Film at Catholic and American Universities, Montgomery College, The Smithsonian Institution and is currently on the faculty of The Theatre Lab.


    Dude Walker - Taking home 3 Gold Peer Awards at once in 2015 is impressive! Dude Walker is a multi­talented media performer with over four decades of professional experience. A SAG­AFTRA member, Dude had speaking roles in Minority Report with Tom Cruise, House of Cards, The West Wing and The Wire. As a voiceover artist, Dude announces syndicated radio's The Ric Edelman Show. TV work includes The Sportsman Channel, ESPN and CBS. Among his many TV commercial clients are Audi, Purina and Humana. He has also voiced numerous Democratic political campaigns.

    And More....!

    The panel will be held from 6:30pm-9:00pm in Soundstage A at the Office of  Cable Television (http://oct.dc.gov/) Reception is from 6:30-7:30pm

    Displaying 20160422_150950.jpegBring your questions, feedback and learn more about how these directors achieved their excellence in achievement

    Topics to include:
    1) What was the genesis/origin of the GOLD Peer Award recognized work?
    2) What were the approaches, techniques, productions process's, vision and
    equipment that really came together to make this an outstanding work?
    3) What are the bottom line essential elements that make good story-telling
    come to life?
    4) What impact has being recognized by TIVA with a Gold Award recognition
    had for you and your business?
    5) Whats your advice for those just starting out with an idea- what are the
    basic first steps that really matter?
    • 05/12/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

    Come join us for our annual NAB wrap up where we discuss what were the big standouts in Vegas and what really caught peoples eye. Chat with our panelists who were at the big show and learn what stood out to them. 

    Rodney Mitchell, Programming Chair, Television Internet Video Association (TIVA)

    Brian Savoie, National Association of Broadcasters, Director of Technology, Education and Outreach and PGA member

    Lynn Hughes, Chair, National Capital Chapter, Producers Guild of America (PGA)

    Dara Padwo-Audick, Creative Strategies Media LLC, Vice Chair, National Capital Chapter, Producers Guild of America (PGA)

    Moderator: Stay tuned (TBR)

    Panelists: Stay Tuned... confirmations pending

    Themed areas: Drones, 3D, Virtual Reality

    Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

    • 05/18/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    By popular demand, TIVA is proud to present a Audio and Sound Techniques Panel

    More details coming soon!

    Special Presenter: TBD

    • 06/15/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    By popular demand, TIVA is proud to present a Legal Panel covering production, film, entertainment, and other very issues in the industry!

    More details coming soon!

    Special Presenter: TBD

    • 08/04/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    The Show Us Your Reel event is like an open mic night - but 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.

    This event is usually packed - so register early to make sure you have time to upload your content to our shared drive before the event (but bring a removable USB thumb drive as a backup, just in case).

    Talking/presenting time per person will be limited to about one to two minutes before their two-minute reel is shown, with a Q&A/networking session afterward. 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.

    As we've done in the past, we've got a shared drive set up for you to upload your material in advance of the event - the preferred format is listed below, and specifics (including a link to the drive) will be sent out to you upon registration.

    Check out a some of the demo reel videos from last year's Show Us Your Reel !

    Note that all material should be uploaded prior to the event; we will not plan to assemble material from USB drives or optical discs provided at the event (except as needed in the case of technical error).

    Preferred demo format
    1920x1080, H.264 MPEG-4 with MP3 or AAC audio (128 kbps, 44.1 or 48kHz)

    Networking/food and drink will begin at 6:30, and reels will start showing at 7:10 p.m.

    Event LocationWhere: TBD

    When: August, 4, 2016

    TIVA-DC’s Event Pricing 
    $5 discount is available up until
    1 full day before the day of 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.)

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