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TIVA-DC Meetings & Events

Our region’s best resource for sharing content creation and distribution knowledge

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

    • 01/31/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Interface Media Group - 1233 20th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036

    Our Show Us Your Reel event returns!

    You are invited to an important night to show off your recent work- as a producer, director, colorist, animator, editor, composer, scriptwriter, actor, pod-caster and everyone in between who is a creative voice in media production.

    Show Us Your Reel 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.

    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)

    *And, you can get a VIP tour of IMG Studios: Forty years in business & in one city, our Nation’s Capital! IMG continues to enjoy the technological road trip & the creative process just as they did on day one! t old. Decades of media orchestrating takes a great deal of resourceful purpose to keep in front of creative changes. Over fifty talented artisans, all with highly skilled areas of specialization and expertise meld their minds to keep reimagining what is possible.

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

    Event LocationWhere: Interface Media Group - 1233 20th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036. 

    When: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

    Time:  6:30 PM -  9:00 PM

    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.)

    • 02/20/2023
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • WEG Studios, 1301 W St. NE, Washington, DC 20018

    2023 Mega-Tech Gear Sale/Exchange / Tour of WEG Studios

    Sell your Gear!  Buy some Gear! Find The Equipment you have been looking for!

    The Annual MEGA Gear Exchange is taking place on Monday, Feb. 20th at WEG Studios (the former BET Studios) on Feb. 20th.  Yes- you can drive your car to the site. Please sign up early as either a VENDOR or BUYER. As a Vendor you are automatically able to check out the other vendor's equipment and buy, barter or trade what you find. Food and beverages will be provided. This is a popular event so gather your equipment that you have been wanting to sell and sign up early for choice table locations.

    WEG - one of the fastest-growing production companies in the entertainment industry - is bringing Film, TV, Music, and Animation back to the Nation's Capital! WEG will also provide a special VIP tour of its extensive studios, featuring a 57,000 square foot, dual-level main facility, highlighted by a cavernous 17,000 square foot acoustically treated soundstage- the perfect rental setting for concerts, weddings, mitzvahs, corporate gatherings and special events of any size.

    They also feature a second two-level facility with over 35,000 square feet of production space, offices, photography space and on-site parking for hundreds.

    For more info, email: info@tivadc.org

    This year’s event will be held on site at WEG Studios - formerly BET Studios, 1301 W St. NE, Washington, DC 20018, and run from 10:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m, on Monday, February 20th. We look forward to seeing you there!

      • 03/16/2023
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Celebro Studios — 1620 I St. NW, #1000, Washington, DC., 20006

      "Solving Production Problems-The Swiss Army Knife Approach"/Celebro Studio Tour

      What does it take to have a successful field or studio production gig happen? How do you solve problems in the moment? What are the essentials to have on hand should there be a glitch, problem or unforeseen challenge? What are some ways you can improvise, make it work, or push through when things don't go right? This evening promises to offer great resources, ideas, tips and tricks to get things back on track when they veer off course.

      And- take a private tour of the world-famous Celebro Studios and their rooftop 'White House Studio', which offers a unique panoramic view of the White House, along with space for up to 200 journalists. As well as a fully automated four camera studio - and multiple inject studios overlooking the home of the US President.

      We hope you can join us March 16th at Celebro Studios — 1620 I St. NW, #1000, Washington, DC., 20006 — from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. 

      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.)

      • 04/06/2023
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Henninger, 1320 N. Courthouse RD #130, Arlington, VA 22201

      “48-Hour Film Festival: Tips and Tricks”/Tour of Henninger Media Services

      Have you ever thought about forming a team and being a part of the 48-Hour Film Festival? Have you entered over the years and had things go wonderfully right or have you encountered some learning lessons and production challenges? What are the successful approaches to bringing it all together? How have the veterans and winners of this collaborative event made it work? The secrets will be told! Come to an insightful "behind-the-Scenes" panel of 48-hour Film Festival veterans who will show portions of completed work (~2:00) and share insights on how to approach the 48-hour experience, tips to create team work, and other stories from the front line.

      And get a tour of Henninger Media Sevices, the Leading Video Production & Post Production Company in Arlington, VA., founded in 1983 by Rob Henninger on five core values: Quality, Service, Innovation, Teamwork and Creativity.  Henninger Media offers Full Service Video Production and Post Production Services, Including:  Video Production | Video Post Production | Edit Suite Rentals | Design & Animation | Digitization & Archiving Services | DCP & Blu-Ray| Captioning, QC & Delivery.

      Henninger Media Services provides professional video production and post production services across the Mid-Atlantic Region.

      Join us April 6th from 6:30 - 9:00 PM, at Henninger, 1320 N. Courthouse RD #130, Arlington, VA 22201. 

      Don't miss this opportunity to find out more and see how you can capitalize on this occasion.

    Past events

    01/31/2022 Additional 2021 TIVA Peer Awards Trophies (and certificates)
    11/06/2021 2021 Mega-Tech DMV Gear Sale/Exchange
    05/27/2021 Adapting to New Production Realities
    02/08/2021 Voice-Over! Finding Your Voice, Creating and Keeping a Career (Door Prizes!)
    09/24/2020 Streaming and Podcasts: Amplifying Your Voice and Message During COVID
    08/27/2020 The Intersection of Art, Politics, Culture, and Social Change
    07/29/2020 Stonehenge Auditions 2020
    02/20/2020 Show Us Your Reel - Winter 2020 Edition
    01/24/2020 TIVA/WIFV/Actors' Center/NAMIC/PGA/SAG-AFTRA/VPA Winter Holiday Party
    10/24/2019 Podcasting Q&A and Audio Equipment Insights
    09/12/2019 The Future of Learning in Extended Realities
    06/29/2019 2019 Mega-Tech DMV Gear Sale/Exchange
    06/06/2019 Video Kit Hands-On Showcase
    04/17/2019 Stonehenge Auditions 2019
    03/07/2019 Show Us Your Reel - Spring 2019 Edition
    02/20/2019 Postponed: Business Cards & Beer
    01/25/2019 TIVA/WIFV/SAG-AFTRA/PGA/Actors’ Center Winter Holiday Party
    11/17/2018 2018 Peer Awards Ceremony Tickets
    10/13/2018 2018 TIVA Gear Yard Sale & Cookout!
    08/02/2018 Show Us Your Reel - Summer 2018 Edition!
    06/20/2018 Best Practices for Self Taped Auditions
    06/07/2018 Business Cards & Beer
    05/07/2018 TIVA 2018 Post-NAB Wrap-Up Panel
    04/26/2018 Technology & Storytelling: Using Emerging/Innovative Technologies (360/VR/AR) in Digital Storytelling
    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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