A Message from Jane Hare, SD Media Pros President - March 2021

16 Mar 2021 10:48 PM | Jeff Troeber (Administrator)

A compilation of production topics that caught the eye of Jane Hare, SDMP President, this month.

I was reviewing photos recently to include on the SD Media Pros website and to add to our SDMP photo archives. Of the hundreds of photos I reviewed, here’s what struck me most: I miss you. We miss you.

The photos I have taken document the hundreds of people who have attended our events over the few years. SDMP meetings with 50 people in attendance; some with nearly 90 in attendance. Familiar faces. New faces. Shaking hands. Sharing knowledge. Passing business cards. 

Here are a few moments I came across: (add some photos as available) 

Director Michael Bruggemeyer dressed in cowboy gear on the floor at our Media Pro Camp on Cinematography


Our editing “shoot out,” where three video editors armed with the same footage cut their version of a conference recap video

Melissa Street wow’ing us with special effects makeup

Period lighting and effects with gaffer Tommy Brown (creating the look of firelight) 

David Raines and Christine Gatlin chasing a “mouse” at our Media Pro Camp on audio production 

SDMP transitioned to the current Zoom format because we had to. None of could have predicted it would last this long and no one knows how long we will continue.  We have talked about doing some hybrid meetings when we can, when we know it’s safe. There is nothing to replace the hands-on and in person learning that we were doing at our monthly meetings and our Media Pro Camps. 

Another thing I noticed: we haven’t seen some of you for a while! If you haven’t joined us by Zoom, please know we continue to offer our educational meetings monthly. Great topics, solid agendas and speakers, and our News You Can Use segment has reached a new level of creativity and timeliness! And as long as we are online, ALL meetings are FREE. 

If you aren’t familiar with Zoom, and need some coaching, we are happy to give you a primer on the basics. And bonus: it’s super EASY. 

So far this year, we’ve had meetings about the growth of livestreaming and getting back to work with COVID safety in mind. We have your ideas for meetings from our recent survey and we are always looking for more of your input. Feel free to reach out to our board members. Our email addresses are below. 

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