Story and Photos by Johnny Bivera
Despite the many challenges of putting together a last minute training program post a pandemic, the DC video shoot off team made it happen. Following a successful still photography program last March, a determined and resolute group of volunteers and talented visual media professionals rallied and brought back to life, after a three year hiatus the DC Video Shoot Off Workshop in Arlington, Virginia.
My personal thanks to Maureen Stewart who spearheaded the meetings and staff logistics and Sam Morse for introducing a higher level webcam experience with his team to achieve an even wider global audience. And to Ray Flores for his years of being a management leader we finally were able recognize his efforts, time and insight with a glass ‘Spirit of Service’ statuette. And with appreciation to all the many supporters in all walks of service and skill set.
We’d like to thank our premier sponsors for donating prizes and logistic support from Canon, Adobe, Ikan, Visual Media One, True Blue Creative and to all members of NANP for your generous donations in helping to support and provide for our venue and lodging space. You are the foundation of what helps to make this program happen, you provide an additional training scope that is hard to find in our community, one that supports all military service members, our civil service partners and specially invited high school and university students.
As we look towards the year 2024, the teams are out and about and committed to doing it again next year, and strive to do it better and teach more to an even wider audience. We look towards your support!