About the Community:
This is a place where filmmakers go to actively engage in building a community. It’s a place where filmmakers are honest and vulnerable. It’s a place where they share their experiences in hopes that it helps someone else get one step farther in their journey to become a better business owner and artist.
If you’re here to talk about how awesome you are and bash people in the industry, peace out. This isn’t for you.
While the website is an awesome place to get resources in between conferences, it isn’t meant to be a substitution for in-person conversations and exploring new cities. Our events offer context to the information you’ll see online and give you a chance to develop meaningful relationships with people.
Our values keep us in check and guide our decision-making:
We want to be able to serve people without asking for anything in return. Pretty basic. If something is going to generate “good” we’re in.
We are a team who is dedicated to getting the job done by taking ownership and creating valuable solutions. We also expect that of our community.
We want to do things the right way and know actions speak louder than words in an effort to build trust.
We want to create a tribe of people who support one another and walk with each other through all the transitions in their business.
We don’t want our community to only consist of males. Girls are rad too. Period.
Meet the Team:
Don Hy Pham – The CFO and Chief Enforcer
I am an engineer, an event filmmaker, an entrepreneur, and co-founder of In[Focus]. Not too ofter does one find a job that they love. I’m blessed with four.
In the same way, I am the bean counter, legal researcher, hotel organizer, and travel agent for In[Focus]. My goal is to create an environment where curious filmmakers can gather to share, laugh, learn and make life long friendships.
Contact me for all questions regarding registration details as well as any concerns that have a dollar sign in it.
Chris P. Jones – The Educational Maestro
I escaped the 9-5 in 2001 and I have not looked back whatsoever. What life could be better than that of a profitable filmmaker? With In[Focus], I seek to gather fellow pilgrims together to support one another in sustaining such a joyful existence.
I oversee the educational services offered through our website and our conference. If you wish to instruct the community in finding prosperity and freedom as a video producer, contact me and we’ll talk about how your strengths as a blogger, presenter, or workshop leader can best be celebrated.
Terry Taravella – The Heart and Soul
After leaving the legal video field in 1993, this suburban full time mother of 2 entered the world of wedding video filling the family game room with the latest video equipment money could buy. Along with my then 16 yr. old son, we traversed the New Orleans Metro area taking care of clients and making friends.
In keeping with that tradition, I continue to nurture relationships with today’s talented filmmaking professionals from around the world. You’ll see me hustling around the conference, making sure you have the best time possible at our gatherings. Don’t be a stranger. Say ‘hi,’ and remember to pay it forward.