2009 EventDV 25 voting now open

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

Voting for the 2009 EventDV Top 25 videographers is now open

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., videographer@mystudio.com) 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

5 replies
  1. Steve Nathans-Kelly says:

    Nice post, Shawn. It would always be nice to see more Canadians on the list, but I do agree that Canada has been represented well. But don’t forget Walter Chelliah, who was one of the top vote-getters in 2008, and is, I believe, the only Albertan to make the list to date. (Incidentally, one question that’s come up repeatedly concerns the omission of another Edmonton filmmaker, the legendary David Michael Bonner.) I’d love to see a few more representatives of the nonwedding segments of the industry. I guess we’ll know in a few weeks if that will finally happen this year.

  2. Robert Tucker says:

    I never understood the Walter Chelliah vote last year. What has he ever done besides starting a forum? How has he influenced others in the industry? All he did was get everyone on his forum to vote for him..

  3. dmb says:

    The irony of being called “legendary” and then Michael is kinda funny ๐Ÿ™‚
    See you in Flordia this summer ๐Ÿ™‚

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