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2009

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January

HOW TO LIGHT AN INTERVIEW

Visiting professional lighting cameraman Stewart Mackay's theme was,
"Production values - Lighting - A little time to get a great look."

Members watched Stewart do just that. He set up each light and explained it's function. Spellbound, we watched the results projected on the club screen.


Stewart has a website..  www.stewartmackay.com

February

THE JACK BAKER TROPHY

Holiday Video Competition

The winner was our Chairman, David Wilkins with his 20 minute film about a week-long visit to the Galapagos Islands. David received the trophy and a cheque for £20.00.


A very close second was David Knowles with 'Cathar Country' a documentary about the historical aspects of Carcasonne in southern France.


Seven members submitted eight entries for this years competition. Judging was by the members of the audience who marked all the films with a score of marks out of ten.

28 March

FROME FIVE MINUTE FESTIVAL

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Dave Mitchell who won the BEST OF DRAMA AWARD in the Frome Five Minute Festival with his film, 'Is your Mummy There?'


Pictured is our Dave receiving the award from Frome Film & Video Makers chairman, Mr. Trevor Biggs.

Full details of the Competiton can be seen on Frome's website

March

THE QUICKIE FILM COMPETITION

John Howden (left) receives the winning trophy for his entry entitled, 'Epiphany'.


This was an experiment in illustrating a poem by Lynn Williamson with images created using 3D animation software (Blender).

CLICK HERE to read John's article about Blender software.

April

BIAFF 2009 COMPETITION

We entered,
Encounters with John Wesley
in this years festival.


It was awarded 3 stars.


Full details of the festival are on the IAC website - click here

July

DAWN BARRAH

We are all saddened to hear that Dawn Barrah passed away on Tuesday July 14th.

A short, affectionate paragraph or two has been written by some of our members.


CLICK to read about Dawn

CLICK to watch a 2 minute club exercise where Dawn and her friends give their version of the popular British Telecom TV Ad.,'It's Good to Talk'.

September

RED CAM DEMO

We hope to show members a Red cam 4K Ultradef camera and discuss the advantages of this format. Even though considered a top-end piece of kit, it will demonstrate the future of High Definition recording, and may well be more accessable than you thought. Come along and drool! Watch this space for confirmation.

http://www.red.com/cameras/

November

VISIT TO GLOUCESTER

GLOUCESTER CINE AND VIDEO CLUB asked us to judge their annual competition, and three of our committee travelled north to present the results and prizes. Although the scores were close, 'New Shoes for Monty', which showed the work of a farrier, swept the board winning the cup for Best Sound (presented by Julian Baldwin, our own sound expert) and also a magnificent trophy for Best Overall (presented by David Wilkins, our Chairman).


Visit their wesite :
http://www.glosvideoclub.org.uk/

November
FILMMAKING COURSE

We are planning a filmmaking course for the first six meetings of 2010 entitled:

FILMMAKING: FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN with Don Fairservice


www.donfairservice.co.uk/

November
BLUE-RAY PLAYER DEMO


TEWKESBURY YMCA VIDEO CAMERA CLUB invited us to a gathering of anyone interested to see their new projector and Blu-ray player. Initially expected to be a gathering of just three people (as if!), members from many nearby clubs - including four

members of BFVS - couldn't resist the offer, and nearly filled the meeting room. Many thanks to Matt and Paul for hosting.


Visit their wesite :
http://www.tewkesburycamcorderclub.co.uk

December
RED CAM DEMO

MARK WHATMORE of local production company Yoho Media proudly showed off one of his Red cam '4K' camcorders. Not surprisingly, there was much technical discussion and - dare we say - talk of pixels! While presently being beyond the financial reach of our members, kit like this often indicates the course of new technology, and Red cam certainly leads the way. And there will soon be a version at a very much more attractive price...


http://www.red.com/cameras/

December
THE ANNUAL TROPHY COMPETITION.

It was full house again for the screening of our Annual Trophy Competition at the clubroom. Seven videos were shown and after each one the judge, professional lighting cameraman Stewart Mackay, gave his critique.
After a break to consume large amounts of Christmas Fare the results were announced and Stewart awarded prizes and commented on the very high standard of entries.

FIRST PRIZE of £50 and the challenge trophy went to Gordon Young for his excellent documentary "Through Ticket to New York" about the building of the Great Western Railway and the onward route to NY by paddle steamer.

SECOND PRIZE of a pack of DV tapes went to Julian Baldwin for his rather specialised educational film on an Amateur Radio building project, "The Bath Buildathon".


Highly commended was David Wilkins', "The Making of The Wigan Girls" on the subject of the production of a large scale community play in Thornbury, Bristol.

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