Voting for the 4th annual EventDV 25 – recognizing the video production industry’s most influential videographers is now open until January 15, 2010. Winners will be announced February 24, 2010 on Eventdv-tv.com
Cast you vote here: http://www.eventdv.net/eventdv25/register.aspx
Rules: You may vote as many as 25 times, but you may vote for one person/company only once. You must be active in the event videography/filmmaking industry to vote, and you must be active in the event videography/filmmaking industry to make the list. Votes cast by videographers (or others) for themselves will not be counted; nor will votes for spouses or other family members, or videographers within the voter’s own company (i.e., partners, employers, or employees). The Your EMail field must be filled in with a valid company domain name (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) for your vote to be counted.
EventDV editor-in-chief Stephen Nathans-Kelly launched the voting with this video. I found it amusing when he commented on the discussions on online forums in previous years that asked the question,
“why aren’t there more of “them” on the list?”
The “them” was referring to “Europeans, Canadians, Women, and Divas”. In the past I feel that Canadians have actually been well represented with the likes of Patrick Moreau and his crew at Still Motion, Loi Banh, Danny Sayson, and Bruce Patterson. However the area I feel that has been underrepresented are studios that don’t specialize in wedding video production. I guess it isn’t too surprising as the event video industry gravitates towards the wedding side even though many of the top video producers have a balanced portfolio of corporate and event work.
So here is my pitch – if you want to vote for the underdog, a video producer who is both Canadian and a non-wedding video practitioner, you need not look any further 😉