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..
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.
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).
to read John's article about Blender software.
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.
We are planning a filmmaking course for the first six meetings of 2010 entitled:
FILMMAKING: FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN with Don Fairservice
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.
BIAFF 2009 COMPETITION
Encounters with John Wesley
in this years festival.
It was awarded 3 stars.
Full details of the festival are on the IAC website -
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?'
Full details of the Competiton can be seen on Frome's website
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.
to read about Dawn
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'.
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 :
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 :
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...
Pictured is our Dave receiving the award from Frome Film & Video Makers chairman, Mr. Trevor Biggs.