At our December 7, Brews & Business, we’ll have our friends from COPVA (Colorado Professional Videographers Association) talking about Breaking Into Video as a Still Photographer.
|Erica is a corporate videographer and video editor in the Denver area. She has over 14 years of experience working on a wide variety of projects, including corporate videos, online videos, broadcast commercials, feature stories, promotional videos and live video productions. She holds a BA degree from Hastings College in Broadcast Journalism as well as a BA in Business Administration. Her passion is storytelling and bringing your story to life through the use of video. She uses the latest technology to make sure your videos are of the highest quality.|
|Robert Butcher holds degrees and certificates in Graphic Design, Video Production, Web Design, Legal Video, Trial Presentation and is a Part 107 UAV Drone Pilot. An admitted serial student, Robert continues to enrich his knowledge through online education and certificate education courses, continually striving to deliver his clients the best.Robert, originally form Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a long time Colorado transplant. Happily married to the lovely Julie Butcher, Robert is a proud father of 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Outside of the workplace he finds his joy spending time with his family in the outdoors, hiking, skiing, paddle boarding and fishing.|
|Barry Staver is best known as “the storyteller with a cameraTM”, I’ve successfully photographed people for over 50 years. Yep, I got this ball rolling as a teenager and consider myself “the ol’ dog using new tricks”. Photography is my passion and only career.
As a photojournalist, much of the work has been in the editorial field, documenting the human condition. I was a Contributing Photographer to People Magazine for twenty years, shot on assignment for all of the Time-Life magazines and nearly all of the other national publications before they went the way of the dinosaur.
When Corporate America discovered that this style of natural, candid, real imagery made them look good to their customers and shareholders, my client base expanded. Pays more too.
Same goes for the world of wedding imagery. When the industry broke loose from the posed, “look here and smile” cliché photographs, my style helped book lots of them. These too paid well. Two words I never utter in the same sentence, “say” and “cheese”.After working alongside film and video crews on assignments ranging from TV and movie sets to news coverage, it felt comfortable adding motion and audio to my menu of services. Despite this exposure, it’s been an uphill battle with a steep learning curve, yet offering exciting challenges.
I share a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism and my photographs have garnered awards nationally and locally. I’m a published author of four photography books, taught photojournalism at the university level, led photo workshops, even sat at a desk as a Photo Editor, The Denver Post. Served on the Professional Advisory Committee at the Art Institute for over a dozen years.
I’ve been a member of the Colorado Professional Videographers Association (CoPVA) for several years, a Lifetime Member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). Joined this group in 1980, have served as Chapter President and Treasurer.
Hiking, sailing, diving are cool pastimes. Same goes for my 20+ year yoga practice (including certification as a yoga instructor), harmonica playing (gets better the more I practice), and exploring the world of Infrared photography.