This year Ines Telling of Vis-à-Video attended the 2009 IOV Convention with the evening awards show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 14th October. During the day the convention had several seminars plus the normal array of vendors and suppliers in the camera and video sector.
Ines attended several meetings and found the following to be the most interesting:
Entering the Wedding Industry
By John De Rienzo of De Rienzo Films
Ines thought John’s trailer to Pirates of the Caribbean featured a fantastic choice of music, and liked the idea of using a Steadicam Merlin so much she has bought the company…only kidding…but she did buy the Steadicam Merlin to play with on future wedding videos.
Grow your Video Business
with Branding and Social Media
By Niels Puttemans of Ever After Videos
Always great to hear from Niels as he is so knowledgeable in all aspects of the Wedding Sector. Ines was especially happy to find out she was already using good brand awareness and was fully up to speed with her Twitter and Facebook accounts – 🙂
Use the Credit Crunch to help your Business Grow
By Jeremy Payne of Wicked Days
A fun and packed seminar run by Jeremy, who Ines had heard of but never properly met before, so it was nice to final put a face to the man – Ines also won the twitter prize and earned herself £20 prize money. Go girl!
Less is More: The Short Form Wedding Film
By Sylvia Broeckx of Ever After Videos
Again, always great to hear from the other half of Ever After Videos, and the topic in discussion was the short 30 minute edit – always inspiring when Sylvia talks.
The rest of the 2 days was spent visiting the vendor stalls, and as already mentioned Ines has bought a Steadicam Merlin, new Edirol Monitors MA15-D and a Edirol audio recorder – a must have for all Wedding Videographers.
In the evening Ines attended the Awards Ceremony, which was hosted by TV Presenter Maggie Philbin. Unfortunately, this year it was a male affair with the ladies – Ines Telling from Vis-à-Video and Sylvia Broeckx of Ever After Videos – hot on their heels with their “Highly Commended for Best Wedding Day Film 2009” Awards. Well done girls – there is always next year and here’s to 2010!
Well another year, another IOV convention, more friendships built and older ones more cemented – and to finish I leave you with one of the quotes of the seminars:
“You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.”