Those of you who deserted the club for the football missed a most enjoyable evening, and if you are a Tiger supporter a more entertaining one too.
Hot tea or coffee as you enter! Volunteer Chef Rob Frost is on a mission, and will also ensure the healthy herbals and crisp biscuits appear. For the foreseeable future this only leaves room for one more volunteer to attend Tea duty, apologies for the great disappointment this must cause.
Joe Magee was on Presentation media duty. Ably assisted Ron with the never ending battle against artificially stupid machines. But it must be noted that Joe outmatched Shorts-master Gary. He actually typed the new topic suggestions faster than Gary called them out!
Geoff Ross gave a report on his presentation to the Knox Photographic Society. About 40 or so members attended. Geoff displayed the equipment he uses and spoke on his approach to film making stressing in particular the transition photographers need to make to move from still photography to moving images. He feels there is the possibility some of the participants might be interested in making movies and joining RMM, though most are really interested in just integrating film with their stills.
Norman gave a report of the Club’s participation in the Ringwood Bunnings Community day on Sunday the 15th. John Millard, Robert Frost, Norman and wife Trudy made up the RMM team. Joe Magee was a backup if needed. About 12 community Groups participated including, Art, Stamp collecting, Men Shed, Rotary and many Children’s groups. The RMM team set up the club banner, a green screen and camera, and ran some club movies on an overhead TV. There were not many visitors to the club stand partly because of the location. One family did ask and had themselves filmed driving through Paris. Most people visiting Bunnings were preoccupied with their purchasing, and the few we spoke to were polite but confessed they were already involved in family or work. We did find a spark of interest among the other community groups and quite a few said they may approach us to collaborate with them to produce presentation or informative videos for their clubs. All in all a useful experience but we will probably give participating in the Bunning’s Community Days in the future a miss.
Where do our members get their ideas for the ‘shorts’? You may remember the topic was Multiculturalism. We travelled from Belgium to industry, food to junior footy, and did you know that one in seventy two of the world’s populations are refugees? Staggering, isn’t it? What are our members going to make of the next topic which is Red Herring. – but they do have until 19thOctober.
The main event of the evening was a talk by Colin Paxman. Colin is not a stranger to the club so we knew we were in for an enthralling time. Colin has been one of our regular judges for our Movie of the Year competition.
Colin films all the time, wherever and whenever he can. He currently produces, what he calls sketches, (one to two minute) promotional pieces of whatever event he happens to film at, and the work he showed us is very impressive. We travelled from Sydney’s Chinese gardens to the beautiful textures of outback sand dunes to the art of Melbourne’s laneways, to a White Night sequence. He is a member of the Melbourne PC User Group, participating in the Video SIG (Special Interest Group). Colin has produced and showed us an excellent promotional video for the group. Colin’s editing and matching of images to dynamic sound tracks is an excellent skill and produces very interesting footage.
Colin has his own production group called Filmagic productions (see Facebook). Working mainly with his co-founder Chris, they produce a Short ‘feature’ film (10-15 minutes) every two years. Colin writes the story, develops the storyboard and the shooting script, produces, directs and edits (Final Cut). All films have been shot on the Gold Coast where Chris, the camera and cinematographer lives. Several times during his talk he stressed that he works off micro budgets. The evening ended with a showing of A Case to Answer in which much blood was spilt.
You Richmond supporters would have got much more out of listening to Colin Paxman.
Don’t forget to invite and bring friends, relatives, acquaintances and anyone else you can think of to our meeting on 5thOctober, which will be our contribution to Seniors Week 2018. Even better if you can bring something to eat as well. ( The program was included in a previous email )
A special report by John Millard
Last night’s meeting was packed with interest and well appreciated by an audience boosted by several visitors.
We’ve accepted Bunnings invitation to be part of their Fun Day on Sept. 9th. What our part will be hasn’t yet been decided. Does anyone have any ideas? The committee is looking for inspiration, and of course, helpers on the day.
We were also reminded that there are five Fridays in this month and we all know what that means: dinner at the Ringwood Club, Croydon, 31stof August. Put it in your diaries and let Phyl Coffey know you’ll be there.
Crocodile proved to be a bit of a challenge for the ‘shorts’ as only four members took it up. All showed crocs standing on their tails reaching for a morsel that mostly jerked out of reach. Shouldn’t this teasing constitute cruelty to animals? There was also a Steve Irwin type sharing a very sudsy bath with a crocodile while two very long snakes looked on. Joe Magee and John Bishop capably handled the task of selecting the topic for next meeting – “Later On”
But the “hi-lite” of the evening was undoubtedly the talks given by Geoff Ross and new President, Norm. Both talks were about making movies, but from completely different viewpoints.
Geoff’s past life as a professional photographer came through as he demonstrated and talked about his equipment – all top quality, from Panasonic cameras to Leica lenses. Geoff now never has problems with that oft wrecker of outside shoots – the wind. But then maybe a $4,000 microphone would not attract too many copy cats in the club! Talking of highlights-that’s what Geoff exposes for.
He shoots in V Log for better dynamic range ..Geoff also insists on rock-steady images, and he demonstrated ways he manages to achieve this When asked about his narrator, Geoff said rather cryptically “he lives inside my computer” Apparently it is a synthesised voice based on a written script!
Geoff explained that his particular photographic interest is wildlife and some of the difficulties that go with recording it. The main one, of course, is the lack of co-operation from the wild animals. However, he showed with his brilliantEcuador Rain Forest movie that with sharp eyes and reflexes – and patience– problems can be overcome.
Norm looked at making movies from a completely different angle: the steps needed to get a story onto the screen. A power point presentation that started with a diagram linking the different stages of production from the narrative through to the final editing set the scene.
Having decided on the story to be told, it first has to be re-written into a form that can be filmed. This is the screen play. From this the script is developed. For this, there is a Standard Industrial Format which contains no instruction such as camera position, actor movements etc.
Norm said how useful he finds story boards. He finds it a valuable link between the pictures in his head and the final picture on the screen. Often, difficulties and/or better options can show up at this stage.
The shooting script is where a lot of time can be saved as the order of shooting is decided for convenience not alphabetically.
Editing is done in two stages, the second being to apply the polish, in other words, post production. Colour correction, brightness adjustments etc.
Norm finished with a short movie showing what is not Alzheimer’s.
It was the sort of night that is going to make us pause and think as we set down to work on our next production.
Thanks to all those who made the evening so worthwhile., and don’t forget that our next meeting is the first Quarterly Competition for the Club year 2018-9
Friday 6thJuly 2018
I have run out of superlatives to describe our nights.
To say last night was great is probably less than it deserves.
I think about thirty members and guests turned up. First time we’ve had to put out so many chairs. Any more and we would have to set up an outside screen!!
Some members we haven’t seen for a long while including John Kolenicz and Min Haering.
Our special guest once again was Heidi Victoria the MLA for Bayswater . She is a regular and always a friendly face. Her daughter Charly came as well. Heidi has a busy schedule and her visits are appreciated. She commented that if she had some free time she would join our club so take that as a compliment to our attitude.
It started well with me talking less than usual. I thought I’d managed to get a certain member (who shall be nameless, won’t we Barbara?), to take on supper duties. Amazing the excuses one can find. Bit like school days!!
Gary H once more hosted the shortcuts segment and the enthusiastic audience dug up 16 topics. The chosen one for this fortnight is ‘STUFF’.We all have lots of it so on you go.
There were four shortcuts on topic;
John M got some oldies to say which day of the week was best. All chose Friday for some reason.
I came up with the obvious reminder that next meeting on a Friday is you know what.
Norman did a clever number to a Paul McCartney song about Friday. June was the main star with support from Robert and Richard who, quite cleverly, mimed the song. I suppose they were all important.
Gary reminded us what it is like to rush out to get to the club – and then find out you are a week early. That has happened.
Gary also showed some drone footage from his holiday at Narooma. Mostly the coast, but I was concerned when he flew over a cemetery. Was he looking for a place to rest his head?
Then we went on to the Main event - Movie of the Year.
A short note about the Movie of the Year Judges;
Is a very unassuming person who has more letters than the post office. He has published numerous books on a wide range of subjects including Cinema.
He has been reviewing films for about 50 years.
So, we should be thankful that he was impressed with the movies he saw.
Is well known to us having visited and judged on many occasions. He has been making movies for about 50 years and entertained us with a presentation off movies made using a phone.
Has also been making movies for many years and is a member of Melb PC Users group. He has been a speaker here in the past and will visit again in September.
All of the judges commented on the high standard of the movies with one saying they should be paying us to see them.
In case some of you missed the screenings during the year I have some brief notes about the movies.
Find Out – Norman Lingwood
A stubborn person becoming quite irritable thinks he is heading for dementia but won’t be examined. After persuasion a medical condition is diagnosed and a cure effected.
The First Phone Call - Gary Dusting
A short history about telephones and a twist on the first recorded call.
St. Kilda – John Millard
A brief look at a remote island off the West Coast of Scotland.
Virtual Burglary– Gary Hegedus
A burglar thinks he has it easy when he meets a person absorbed in VR.
Your call is important to us– Richard Hallford
A cry for help gets the usual telephonic run around complicated by a phone which is faulty.
The Ancients– John Millard
Not about RMM, but a look at historical settlements off the coast of Scotland.
Larundle– Richard Hallford
Heidi described this as a bit scary. Anything to do with this institution must be scary. Comments include scary, well shot, well written and narrated, should be entered into the Tropfest competition.
Wishful Thinking– What you get when you trawl through other peoples hard rubbish. An old bottle and a generous Genie.
Rainforests of Ecuador– Geoff Ross
Something to challenge Sir David Attenbrough. Great shots and scenery.
The Shed– Joe Magee
You wouldn’t get these guys to build a shed for you. Shades of that great movie ‘The Plank’.
Since this was the third time I had seen the movies I was able to give some attention to the audience reactions. I believe they appreciated the content of all of the movies and showed it in their applause. A number of guests came to me later and said how they would like to come again.
Heidi too was enthusiastic in her in her comments and acknowledged the high standard of all of the movies.
In her usual fashion she took charge of the presentations of awards and the recipients responded. Smiles all round. She went on to help set the supper table while Barbara, Gary H and nearly Helmut made tea and coffee.
Food was great. Thank you to everyone. We might expect a late guest next meeting – missing out on cake.
The presentation on the night was smooth and professional. Well done Ron and Richard. I put Ron first as he is just a bit older than Richard.
Thanks to you all for helping to make another successful Movie of the Year.
Geoff Ross won Movie of the 'Year for Rainforests in Ecuador'.
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 ????
My usual round up from our last meeting on Friday 1stJune.
It was another good night. A quarterly competition as well as the ‘shortcuts’.
The shortcuts theme was ‘Danger’, and, as usual, there were quite different interpretations..Gary H showed how we can be taken over by drones. Real Star Wars stuff this. He did recover from the attack to show the footage. (should that be ‘metreage’?).
John Bishop gave us real life danger. Some guy had a Croc and snakes in the bath – with him. We went on to see a big croc take another. Probably easier than grabbing meat off a dangling line.
Kevin brought to the fore how many ‘danger’ signs we have to deal with almost every day, and finally,
A small group filmed a search for a spider named Boris. The poor Tarantula looked awfully flat on the back of its distraught owner.
The next shortcuts theme is ‘The Meaning of Life’. Go to it.
Then on to our competition.
There were ten entries with a wide range of topics. One member (and I shan’t mention your name Richard) had four entries and co-operated in a couple of others. Who said crikey? I’m sure that was a first for the Club!
One movie challenged that famous one ‘The Plank’. I want to know who played Charlie Drake?
Others included an Interview, a look at Olinda Falls, a story about Dementia, a singer, and a new look at events on the Titanic.
Thanks to everyone who entered.
Thanks also to Ron and Richard for driving the mechanisms, and to Lloyd for sitting in and learning about the process. Look out for another volunteer next meeting.
Brian managed to coax some of your hard earned cash from your pockets and, once again, Mrs Hallford (Joan), struck a bargain with Geoff to get into the kitchen. Thank you all.
What impressed me on the night was the obvious co-operation between members in producing movies. This should auger well for the groups, but I think some are having difficulty in getting started.
Come on folks, It only needs a little idea, and a lot of enthusiasm.
At our next meeting John Millard will be talking about commentaries. Perhaps a chance for some interactive discussion.
That will be followed by the large numbers of short promotion movies you have prepared – won’t it?
Movie of the year is fast approaching, as is the Grand Finale to our Club year. Keep the dates free.
A reasonable turnout last night, although, I must admit to having concerns as 8.00pm approached.
Once again we started with ‘shortcuts’. Numbers were down a little, but the content was varied. Only two were on topic, but that doesn’t really matter. The most important feature is that members are making movies.
June had the letter ‘T’, floating around the screen, to music. Obviously this took a while to sort through the many fonts and using ‘motion’ attributes of the editing program. We could appreciate the effort put into the movie. Gary D (old Gary) had many ways of using ‘T’, ‘Tee’, Tea’, and so on, but ended with a risqué version of a young lady calling herself something ‘Tease’. If I’ve spelled it correctly. Who can remember the first name??? We’ll need to watch that again.
Young Gary showed a short movie entitled ‘It wasn’t me’. A real excuse for forgetting his homework. I didn’t get away with that at school.
Kevin puts in a lot of time with animation and we saw the fruits of his labour last night. Using green screen and a 3D program he had Gary running the same Gary through with a ‘broadsword’. Not too gruesome – there wasn’t any blood.
The topic for next meeting is DANGER. Plenty of that around, so, cameras to the ready.
About 17 members listened patiently as John Millard, Gary Dusting and I mentioned experiences within the Club since we joined.
I presented some excerpts from old movies in the context of a timeline for the Club.
Gary gave some detailed descriptions about equipment used with film, aided by ‘young’ Gary and the camera on his laptop. This enabled the audience to see detail on the big screen. There was a lot of interest and quite a few questions and comments.
John rounded out the session with some reminiscences about events within the Club since he joined. Again, a number of members asked questions and discussed events.
Although only four of us are dated enough to remember much of what was discussed, it appeared that most enjoyed the presentations. Those who do go back a bit saw themselves in much younger state. Oh Dear!
Ron had copied excerpts from some of the Club Movies and presented these to finish the evening.
Next meeting is our last quarterly competition for the club year.
Kevin has asked that entrants let him know, title, running time, if comments are needed and any other relevant information. This will reduce the amount of work to do on the night.
As a result of my issuing the wrong notes earlier, I am now able to add my thanks to Ron, Richard and Kevin for driving the equipment last night. Ron has asked for a member to ‘sit in’ with the drivers so that a few can assist in times of ‘stress’. That is when Ron is indisposed. Richard is a great help, but who knows when they both might be away.
Thanks also to Graham for quietly starting the supper and Lloyd for helping out.
On the horizon is our AGM. For anyone who wonders what that means, it is Annual General Meeting. This is the time to volunteer for those duties on the committee. All positions will be declared vacant. Keep this in mind. It is the positions that are vacant not the Office Bearers!!
It has been known for someone not present to be nominated. Of course he agreed beforehand.
Take care. Stay out of danger, but if you do happen to find yourself in trouble – make sure you have your camera handy.
Greetings all – well Jack didn’t make it , and a number of others couldn’t attend for various reasons, but I have to tell you they missed out on a very interesting evening.
Even with numbers down we had 4 Shortcuts – “Cows” - June made sure you knew what cows looked like, John Bishop gave us a drone view of moving cattle, I listed a few facts about cows, and Helmut and Barbara couldn’t resist all the puns involving cows. We even listed the 16 possibilities for next meeting – the random choice was “Keep the T’s Going”. Thanks to Helmut who assisted with projection, and to all those who helped in setting up, supper, and leaving everything in order.
Lloyd also showed a short movie he’d made at Norman’s U3A course – a ghostly librarian. Congratulations to Lloyd and Norman – the 8 week course had turned out a number of fine efforts.
Then Geoff Ross showed excellent videos by Abraham Joffe, Darren Jew and Richard I’Anson – wildlife , travel, underwater and drone – Geoff has travelled with these people, and was able to give us insights as to the equipment they used, and the time and patience they needed to get the results shown. Look them up on Google to see some examples.
Friday 20th April 2018
We never know what to expect on a meeting night even though the topic is set down on the syllabus.
It’s becoming a bit of a cliché, but the ‘shortcuts’ give a great start to the evening. However, I’m ahead of myself.
We started with a Special General meeting. Although my memory is only slightly worse than that of my computer, I’m sure this was a first for me. There were two motions to consider. 1. Conditions regarding a ‘Remote’ membership category, and 2. The offer of a ‘Joint’ membership which would allow a spouse of a full member to vote at meetings without having to pay a full membership.
Both were agreed to so now Ron has the pleasure of including amendments to the Club Rules.
Modest changes to definitions, to improve clarity, were discussed and accepted as was the proposal to accept the offer of the Victorian Amateur Photographic Society to include our club within their Public Liability Insurance scheme. This was necessitated by the demise of FAMM. A couple of concerns regarding the conditions of cover with respect to location are being addressed by Ron.
At this point I must say that you will find Ron mentioned (if not in despatches) quite often. That’s not just because I like the name, but he does an awful lot of behind the scenes work. The fact that the club runs well is due in large part to these activities, so, when he asks for help don’t turn off the hearing aids!
Back on to stable ground.
The topic for the ‘shortcuts’ was GREEN.
The first movie seemed to be obvious at the start, taking us around a garden, viewing different shades of green. However, a subtle change showed us what some people with colour disabilities might see which demonstrated how lucky most of us are. Another shift demonstrated how a green screen can be used.
Next up was an Alfa Romeo. I wasn’t aware that they were anything other than red!! However, a one off special had been produced with many differences, not just the colour. Apparently the concept was based upon a beetle shape and colours.
We were next shown a dancing bear. Not only dancing, but twisting to that- was it Chuck Berry song ‘twistin’. Some of the higher level programs use ‘pins’ at the joints to facilitate movement, but this one had something extra by timing the movement to the beat of the music.
Superman move over. One member demonstrated how to remove clothing using a computer. Of course he using animated figures but if you see you know who, lurking with a camera, be aware. Life is never easy.
Another member with an eye for attractive people (just women so he’s all right), showed a few photos in a gallery and questioned what it had to do with green. Subtle or what?
The same chap did the ‘Life of a tree hugger”, but did it end when the tree died?
Reginald Fleetsnot (or is that ‘shot’) showed what a green photographer will produce. As a still photographer even I could do better, but the worry came when he joined a video club. Arrrrrgh!
A time lapse, using a GoPro, of our green screen workshop showed that even though we have a few years on us, we can still move quickly.
Wow, what a lot to get through. I think I’ll have a cup of coffee.
After animated offerings from the audience, the topic for the next shortcut is COWS. Without the ‘e’.
Show and Tell came next with Gary H demonstrating his newest ‘toy’. With a feature enabling the use of hand gestures, a new drone will do your bidding. Quite remarkable, and what is more, Gary said he had more confidence flying this one indoors. It is a small package with a powerful specification. Some compared it with a puppy as it followed Gary’ gestures. I thought more of a malevolent insect as it stared at him waiting for a command.
It is awfully difficult to get groups to flourish although a couple seem to be moving. I’ll send out the groups list gain to remind you who is where. John Millard tried to get discussion going, but many looked bemused, so we went on to the presentation of past group movies as selected by our members.
I think the equipment had a brain fade when I came on the screen and refused to progress after about two minutes of me. The next couple of oldies from the 1990’s were well received with some surprise at the clarity of sound.
That rounded out a busy evening. Supper was arranged by Joe and Fred.
Just one more thing before I go into sleep mode.
Ron (that name again) asked that each night, a member sit with him and Richard, at the controls to ‘observe’. So, if you are ‘volunteered’ for that ‘promotion, please don’t be bashful. I know we are male dominated at the moment, but, ladies show your mettle, stand up and be counted. You are at least as knowledgeable as most of us. We have had two lady Presidents in past years. Watchathink?
Friday 6th April
After my usual, (but slightly shorter), introduction Gary Hegedus got the evening underway with ‘shortcuts’. The title for this evening was ‘watch out’ and there were quite a few interpretations.
First up was a movie taken on a phone mounted in a car. A wife’s favourite and obviously valuable watch (which didn’t work) was thrown out of the window. Wife was not happy - Jan. (or should that be Gary).
What goes up must come down. A footy thrown up travelled way into the atmosphere and the resultant football’s ‘eye’ view on the way up, and coming back down, was something to be seen. Of course it landed on the throwers head. Don’t ask how come it didn’t burst.
A dashcam showed the risks that some people take. One member commented that he would never get a dashcam as cars with them always had accidents!!!
A well travelled member showed us some rice harvesting and, before anyone could ask what it had to do with watch out, he switched to bras on a fence. The demonstration was to support women with a breast cancer. Shows what can be missed if you don’t ‘watch out’
A voice over told a riddle for which the answer was an egg. I haven’t figured out the connection yet. Must see that one again.
Have you ever been concerned about that ‘thing’ on the wall. Husband and wife were obviously scared of whatever it was. A bit of clever shooting with camera on its side gave us a ‘things’ eye view. If I say it wasn’t pleasant especially when it moved, I’m not getting at the stars.
Now, a Scotsman with a (not very good) French accent, is something to listen to. However, the advice on how to clean up a pooch’s poops came across.
The final movie was about tree lopping and how to use a chainsaw with one hand. Scary or stupid. Mind you, we never found out if the operator had two hands.
The second part of the evening was devoted to ‘green screen’ use. Again hosted by Gary we were shown some of the ways to shoot against a green screen, including positioning, lighting and a few clues on how to remove ‘blemishes’.
Prior warning meant some members came prepared to experiment and the results will be shown later in the year. Remember folks we have a night dedicated to shown green screen movies.
We can learn a lot by watching, but more by being involved. So it was on Friday. As ideas were tried, there was much discussion and offers of help, and that’s what we are about.
It was a good night with shortcuts showing initiative, and, importantly, an interest in the club. One member had raced down from the NSW rice fields to be there on the night.
The presentations also showed that members are prepared to help each other – if asked, so don’t be afraid to call for help.
Experimenting isn’t limited to a laboratory.
Well done all and thanks for being there.
Shortcuts appear to be gaining strength if members comments can be used as a gauge. A number have said that the club has a purpose each night and the variety of interpretations on the chosen theme is quite remarkable.
The theme for the last meeting was ‘Ancient and Modern’.
The selected theme for the next shortcut is ‘Watch Out’. Surely this is wide open to interpretation. Go to it folks.
Perhaps we should call him Alfred the Great. A lot has been attributed to him and much has been said about him.
Kevin spent a lot of time preparing his presentation and we were reminded about many of A.H’s works.
We all know that he made cameo appearances, but in some of the clips he was more obvious than others. Kevin did a great job of taking us through many of the features of Alfred’s movies. (Is that too familiar?). I found the interviews interesting. Was it tongue in cheek when he said one movie scene of 45 secs had 78 pieces of film. How the hell could it be spliced??? I think he had a very dry humour and was pulling the interviewers leg much of the time.
One demonstration showed how a facial expression can mean different things depending on the context in which the shot appears.
Many thanks for your time, Kevin. For me it was well spent.
Once again Richard’s wife Joan came along. Every visit she makes, she volunteers for supper duty. Thank you Joan and Gary H.
Our next volunteers are from (in order) Norman, Joe, John M., Elizabeth. Anyone who doesn’t turn up gets two go’s in the future.
Ron and Richard drove the bus smoothly with only one little speed hump. Who pressed the mute button. I think it might have been someone sitting behind them!!
April 6th is our green screen night with Gary H. He asks that we come prepared to shoot anything – doesn’t matter how silly you might think it is, just have a go. We’ve also been asked to do a short Documentary on the night for members who can’t be there so bring your camera and shoot. This promises to be a great practical night if we all try.
April 20th is when we discuss and plan the group movies. After that night we should get rolling. I’ll send out a reminder later about this.
Ron will soon be sending out some titles of previous group movies for you all to make a selection to show on the night.
Twenty three members turned up and I think they all got something from last Friday night. Eight shortcuts was the best so far. Kevin’s presentation was strong. Let’s keep it going
My thanks to everyone for being part of the club activities.
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.