The highlight of our Annual General Meeting was the presentation of a Lifetime Honorary Membership to Ron Elson (left) by chairman, Bob Bennett.
In our 70th year as a film-making society, Ron has been a member for 50 of them
Miserable weather it may have been, but one of our film crews was out recording an end to a way of living.
Prefabs are being removed in certain areas. Our crew captured one being taken apart in order to clear a way for other forms of housing. Following this, we interviewed the Chairman of The Prefab Preservation Group.
Whilst this took place, another member was out capturing news closer to the City Centre. Although this may not be headline news when the production is edited at the end of the year, it may be worth looking back on in 50 years time.
AND THE WINNERS ARE
Chairman, Bob Bennett presents trophies to Stewart Lockyer (left) for the best Trippers Trophy Video and John Howden for his winning entry in the Quickie Competition.
One of four teams racking their brains trying to plan their Annual Mini Epic. An exercise where the same script is given to each team to see what different interpretations are filmed.
Producer, Ken Rees (left) and John Stevens, who played the title role, receive the Vision On Challenge Shield.
Our members followed the 'Gorge-ous Wildlife Family Funday' on Clifton Downs. This event entailed recording the nature trail arranged by the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project. There were speakers giving talks on various wildlife matters at different points. Talks included history of the sheep which used to graze on the Downs, peregrine falcons which nest in the Avon Gorge, Bristol onions and other rare plants which grow in the Gorge to mention just a few.
DRAGON BOAT RACING
Dragon Boat racing came to Bristol Docks to raise money for the National Osteoporosis Society. Bristol Film and Video Society had five members filming the event for inclusion in their 2004 Bristol Video Diary.
PROTOCOLS FOR FILM DIRECTORS
Member, Frank Bond has produced a comprehensive study of how the professionals work as a team on any film set.
If you have ever wondered who does what, this will explain.
Ron Elson and Joe Higgins both celebrated 50 years of membership of BFVS - an amazing achievement in any club!
ANNUAL TROPHY COMPETITION.
We invited Keith Sheather, (Producer and director of the BBC television series, 'The Victorian Kitchen Garden') to judge our ANNUAL TROPHY COMPETITION.
A detailed critique of all entries was made by Keith in which many points worthy of consideration were made. At the end of the evening he presented the awards to the winners...
Courtesy of Bristol & District CAMRA (CAMpaign for Real Ale) a film crew visited the Bristol Beer Festival before opening time. Material gathered for our 70th year production included the preparation of the bars and the opening of the festival. Following this, interviews with keen real ale, cider and perry tasters from across the country were conducted.