A rare treat for members tonight to see the first showing of Gordon Young's latest documentary, "Through Ticket to New York"
Two years in the making it tells the fascinating story of Bristol's funding of the GWR and the part it played in creating the first integrated transatlantic passenger route.
Whilst he was with us we presented him with TWO trophies that he has recently won with his video entitled "Edwards's Guide" - The club's own Annual Trophy Competition and the shield from the 2008 Teign Cup where he came second.
MORE SUCCESS WITH
We entered Gordon Young's "Edwards's Guide" in the 2008 Teign Cup Competition.
Pictured is Ralph Hopper (L), Chairman of the Teign Film Makers Club presenting the trophy for second prize to Julian Baldwin who collected it on our behalf.
Details of the competition are on their website:
THE JACK BAKER TROPHY
Holiday Video Competition
THE QUICKIE COMPETITION
Congratulations to Steve Andrews (left) for his entry "Dubai". Steve receives the trophy from Competition Secretary, David Wilkins and a cheque for £20.00
Runner-up Trophy and £10.00 went to
Ken Webber for, "The Vasa Story"
Bill Baldwin wins again!
This time he gets the Quickie trophy and £20.00 for his comedy, "Delivering the Briefcase"
ENCOUNTERS WITH JOHN WESLEY
First showing will be on May 6th.
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WE WIN PRIZES at TWO LOCAL EVENTS
THE VisionOn COMPETITION
Hosted by the Vision On Camcorder Club in Tiverton, Devon.
WE WON THE 2008 CHALLENGE SHIELD and lots of yummy goodies (whisky, wine and chocolates) with, "Broadmead".
Members will recall this was a group exercise filmed last November about the redevelopment of Bristol's Broadmead shopping centre.
THIRD PRIZE went to James Gamble's version of the 'Project Vampire' exercise filmed last Autumn. Entitled,"Podvodnik" it terrified the audience into giving it the AUDIENCE AWARD!
What happened to the whisky, wine and chocs?
We decided to give them to James and his cast and crew.
Enjoy James - and Welcome to the Club.
THE GLOUCESTER INTER-CLUB TOURNAMENT
Hosted by the Gloucester Cine and Video Club
Bill Baldwin wins THIRD PRIZE with his video, "The Race"
Bill won our Annual Trophy Competition with this film last October.
LOW DOWN on HIGH DEF
The purpose of the evening was to familiarise people with the facilities of their cameras, and to establish a check list of things to take, and settings to check, when going filming.
PREMIERE SHOWING OF
ENCOUNTERS WITH JOHN WESLEY
It was full house for the first screening of our latest production.
Over 60 invited guests were wined and dined and enjoyed a film that generated much discussion about production values and the relevance today of sermons preached by John Wesley over 250 years ago.
Seven of us from the club attended a Service of Thanksgiving for Ray Buckland, who died suddenly on 20 July. The Keynsham church was full to capacity and an adjoining room was also brought into use. There were certainly more than 150 there; testimony to Ray’s popularity and spread of interests. Four hymns were sung with gusto, especially the last – Guide me O thou great Jehovah (Bread of Heaven). The addresses and the eulogy were warm and moving but not sentimental and offered us glimpses of Ray’s early years and family life.
We’ll remember Ray with affection at the club and he has remembered us: I understand that the club is to receive a bequest as well as some of his video equipment.
to read about Ray
THE ANNUAL TROPHY COMPETITION
It was full house again for the screening of our Annual Trophy Competition at the
clubroom. Nine videos were shown and after each one the judge, professional lighting
cameraman Stewart Mackay, gave his critique.
After FREE coffee the results were announced and Stewart awarded prizes and commented on the very high standard of entries.
Gordon Young received the trophy and £50.00 cash for
SECOND PRIZE went to James Gamble and his team for, "Podvodnik".
We were much saddened to learn of the recent death of club member Mike George’s wife, Ellen. Certainly, the phrase ‘Behind every man is a good woman’ rings true with Mike
At every major club meeting where a buffet was required Ellen organised the food with culinary mastery. And for our recent major production on Bristol’s slave-trading we needed a shot of molasses to illustrate the sugar trade. A close-up of Ellen’s pan of simmering marmalade mix came to the rescue!
At the deeply moving service of commemoration which took the form of a ‘life review’ by family members, we learned of Ellen’s long and dedicated involvement with fund raising for cancer research.
Our thoughts are with Mike and his family at this time and we convey our heartfelt sympathies.