Friday 15thJune 2018
This was intended to be a night in two parts. As it turned out, there were three, equally important, components to the evening.
Seventeen members turned up on a cool, chilly night, but it was warm in the hall.
As usual we started with the presentation of ‘shortcuts’.
The topic was ‘The Meaning of Life’. I’m told that this relates to an old movie called ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’.
Apparently the answer is 42. Don’t ask me. I never saw the movie!
That said, the interpretations of our members was varied a quite delightful and there were nine, yes nine on offer.
The next topic is FRIDAYS.
John Millard gave a well received talk about commentaries which he prefers to call ‘stories.
I believe his mantra is – if your movie is to tell a story, then your voice over should do the same.
He went on to discuss ways of speaking including the correct emphasis, clarity, not sounding as though it was being read from a paper and if you are not comfortable with the way it sounds, change it.
All good advice, and members comments afterwards indicated a good reception.
Handouts were available.
The third section of the night was given over to the running of promotional videos.
Again, quite a surprise, there were six. John Millard had three short movies.
Graham Wooley has made some constructive comments and I have sent these to you all in the hope that others might do the same.
Supper was efficiently presented by Barbara and me – get you next time Helmut. Don’t think being on holiday will allow you to escape.
Thank you Ron and Richard for driving the equipment. On that note Ron has asked for someone to take over the setting up before members arrive. Any offers before we nominate someone?
Ron has being doing this for years and it can’t be taken for granted that he will continue.
Kevin did a good job of getting money from you all.
Thank you all for turning up. To those going on holiday, safe journey for you and your camera. Remember to charge the batteries.
Next meeting is Movie of the Year, so come along and bring a friend or neighbour or ????
A variety of our members, including Jack who photo appears above provide updates for our journals to keep you up to date if you missed a meeting.