The Benefits of MIVA – The Michigan Video Association

The Benefits of MIVA – The Michigan Video Association

Watch our video to learn about why we LOVE MIVA – and why it might be the perfect fit for you and your video production studio. Ready to JOIN the Michigan Video Association?  Click here.

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March 6th, 2013 – MIVA Board – “The State of MIVA”

March 6th, 2013 – MIVA Board – “The State of MIVA”

We need you to be at this meeting. We are pro-education, and want you to learn at our meetings, but we’re setting that aside for a month so that we can talk. As a member-operated group, with the same board members having operated it for a few years now, we are ready to step aside [...]

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June 5, 2013 – Canon C100 – Held at PROCAM

June 5, 2013 – Canon C100 – Held at PROCAM

Our meeting is FREE to everyone and is being held at – and sponored by – PROCAM. Register at the PROCAM site so George knows how much pizza/pop to order — dinner is on him!

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Become a MIVA Member

Become a MIVA Member

The Michigan Independent Video Association is established to promote the growth of independent producers and videographers through advanced education and training, social relationships and networking, along with an advocacy of the values and effectiveness of video for our clients. MIVA membership is $125 per year. A one-time $25.00 fee is assessed on new memberships. Membership [...]

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Past Meeting – February 6th, 2013 – Lori Roche, I Do Films

Past Meeting – February 6th, 2013 – Lori Roche, I Do Films

MIVA is excited to have guest presenter Lori Roche of I Do Films speaking to us in February on the 4 Key Steps to Growing your Wedding Videography Business in 2013 and beyond! Lori Roche is a former Advertising Creative Director turned International Award-Winning Wedding Filmmaker. She and her I Do Films business partner Matt Buckman have [...]

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January 9th, 2013 – Matthew Cooper, CPA – “Tax Preparation Advice”

January 9th, 2013 – Matthew Cooper, CPA – “Tax Preparation Advice”

We’re excited to bring you a very topical meeting this January, as we invite Matthew Cooper owner of Matthew Accounting in Dewitt, MI to speak to our group on the topic of preparing & filing taxes. We’re almost completely made up of small business owners here at MIVA, so it’s something that we all deal [...]

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2012 MIVA Film Festival – Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

2012 MIVA Film Festival – Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

MIVA Film Festival Entry Rules and Regulations All entries must be received before Monday, November 5th, 2012, at 5pm. Four categories will be available in the 2012 MIVA Film Festival. Only current, paid-to-date MIVA members will be allowed to submit entries. Each MIVA studio has the privilege to submit up to, but no more than three entries. These three entries may be in [...]

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Still Motion’s KNOW Tour – October 16th, 2012

Still Motion’s KNOW Tour – October 16th, 2012

We are taking a month off for the first time in…well no one is sure to be honest. What are we doing with this time you ask? We’re not sure what you’re doing, but as many of us as will fit, will be crammed into a hotel conference room absorbing as much information from the Still Motion [...]

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September 12th, 2012 – MIVA Studio Panel – Featuring Shane Tincu, Alex Bitoff & Mark Salloum

September 12th, 2012 – MIVA Studio Panel – Featuring Shane Tincu, Alex Bitoff & Mark Salloum

This month, MIVA is bringing together a three-person panel of current MIVA members whose studios range in size, but whose work can all be considered incredibly polished, professional, and worth emulating. We are looking to discuss, debate, and explore the topics of studio size and how it relates to success as a company, whether it [...]

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Past Meeting – August 1st, 2012 – Brian & Kelly Mercer

Past Meeting – August 1st, 2012 – Brian & Kelly Mercer

Brian + Kelly Mercer are a husband and wife are a filmmaking duo and are co-owners of two companies: Blue Canister Studios Wedding Filmmaking and Blank Robot: Visual Marketing & Storytelling. Together they have a combined 25 years of experience in marketing, advertising, commercial production and filmmaking and have been recognized with numerous industry awards [...]

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Past Meeting – July 11th, 2012 – Jason Levine

Past Meeting – July 11th, 2012 – Jason Levine

With the recent release of Adobe Production Premium CS6 there has been a lot of buzz online about software improvements, as well as the on-going debate of switching platforms all together. What better chance to see Premiere and the other CS6 Production software in action and decide for yourself, than in an intimate setting like [...]

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Past Meeting – June 6th, 2012 – Ryan Koral

Past Meeting – June 6th, 2012 – Ryan Koral

MIVA: Share Your Story! We will be creating MIVA’s first video at tomorrow night’s event. Ryan Koral, Owner of Epic Motion (and MIVA President) share not only how they light and mic interviews for their award winning films but will also discuss some storytelling techniques that they ave used in said films. If MIVA has [...]

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2012 MIVA Calendar

January – February – Michael Jeffries – YES! Network March – Matt Davis – Lifestage Films April – Michael Rott – FCPX May – Dave Williams – CinemaCake June – MIVA Promo Film July – Terry White – Adobe CS 6.0 August – Brian & Kelly Mercer – Blue Cannister Films September – October – [...]

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Past Meeting – May 2nd, 2012 – Dave Williams

Past Meeting – May 2nd, 2012 – Dave Williams

Dave Williams of CinemaCake Filmmakers and Media Wave Video Productions will be here to talk to us on how he builds teams and encourages growth. Who should be at this meeting? • Established studio owners, wanting to expand • New studios who want to avoid some of the pitfalls of growth • Editors bogged down with a backlog, no [...]

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