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).
CLICK HERE 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.
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
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
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?'
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'.
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).
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.
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...