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  • 10/07/2015
  • 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Shadowstone Lighting, 953 V street, NE Washington D.C. 20018


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Shadowstone Lighting will serve as the host site with a LIGHTING DEMO/PANEL DISCUSSION at their new Washington facility at 953 V Street, NE. The planned event will include advice, tips, recommendations and insights from local DPs, covering all types of lighting challenges.


Doug Ray


Director of Photography, Still Photographer, Gaffer

Annapolis, MD

Doug got his start freelancing in 1989 as a lighting technician and grip.  It was there that he fell in love with the art of shaping light. In just a couple of years he made the transition to gaffer and then DP while continuing to work as a technician.  His niche markets are mid to high-end corporate and government videos, specializing in dramatic vignettes, complex green screen and talking heads. Doug’s experience as a technician in feature films and episodic TV combined with the eye of a DP and still photographer give him a unique perspective and understanding.  

Edmund Baxter

Producer / Cinematographer


Ed Baxter is an Emmy award winning producer/cinematographer, and native Washingtonian.  After film school, his professional carreer begins at The Washington Source for Lighting back in the 80’s.  He soon jumped from grip to writer, producer, shooter, editor for an insurance company, then started his own production company in 1990.  In 2007, he joined the effort to launch RLTV, where he soon became the Director of Production and Development.  After leaving RLTV, he went freelance as an independent writer, producer, shooter, editor – though not always on the same projects.  

Gus Soudahgussoudah@yahoo.com        



Gus’s first experience in Television was when he was "thrusted" into the spotlight when the original cameraman couldn't make the production and the director asked him to step as there were a few minutes to the live show. Now many years later, having shot numerous training films, commercials, episodic series, live in-studio and field productions with high profile clients in the defense, health, entertainment, public television and national live news industries, he still feels the buzz when working on new projects. His specialties are director of photography, lighting, editing, crew coordinator and occasional producer. 

Ross Stansfield

lighting professor at CDIA 

Ross is an experienced commercial still photographer of the Washington DC Metro Area. Some of his client work includes Corporate Press, Marriott Corporation, Coca Cola, Vie de France, Apple Computer, City Bank, the IRS and numerous others. 

Recently, he has directed, produced and shot productions in film and video.

• Motion Picture: The 1998 City bank Video introducing a new Mastercard to the Navy. 

• Night Songs, music video shot on film and edited in Hollywood.

• Omnifax, co-wrote with Jean Lawrence and shot on film, telly award, and consideration by the Academy for a nomination.

Networking/food and drink will begin at 6:15, and the demo and panel discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Event LocationWhere: Shadowstone Lighting, 953 V Street, NE, Washington, DC; directions can be found here.

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 6:15 p.m.

Metro: The nearest Metrorail stop is Rhode Island Avenue–Brentwood.

TIVA is proud to present this event in conjunction with Women in Film and Video.

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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