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2018

BFVS Sounds Good presentation v33.pps

Bristol Archives now holds over one thousand reels of film, including the club's entire film archive dating back to 1935.


Former City Archivist Julian Warren gave an illustrated talk to a full house at Harbourside's M Shed using extracts from the Bristol Archives film collection to illustrate the variety of Bristol-related subjects now held there.


Amongst these were three club films, The 1935 production 'Bristol Celebrations', the unveiling of a plaque on the birthplace of cinematography pioneer William Friese-Greene in 1955 and 'The Siege of Charlotte Street' from 1980.


Bob Bennett

18 January

BRISTOL ARCHIVE: ILLUSTRATED TALK

16 January

Micfest!: ALL YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MICROPHONES AND HOW TO USE THEM.

Peter Heaven writes…


So many productions – professionals included – suffer from sound that is less than ideal. With a huge range to choose from, and so many ways of placing them, microphones can be the nemesis of any budding sound recordist. Here are a few pointers that may help!

After the break we presented certificates to each of the winners in our recent Annual Trophy Competition.

Details about who won what and with what can be found HERE.

Bob Bennett David James Gordon Young Julian Baldwin

Visit Bristol Archive website HERE

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31 January

REMEMBER THIS FROM LAST YEAR WHEN WE HELPED DIANA WITH HER COFFEE FILM?

Diana writes..

Declan has helped me to finish the film and I have just had an e mail from a prestigious online magazine in Philadelphia USA  Pythians  saying they will

publish it with some other short films I have done.


So thank you to the club for doing the green screen


Diana

https://youtu.be/fwm56mja8YE

6 March

FIRST SHOWING OF NINE COMPLETELY NEW FILMS MADE BY MEMBERS

Bob Bennett writes…’BFVS members have been rather busy and to prove it, nine different films were screened for the first time to a packed clubroom.

The second half of the evening was taken up with the premiere of the latest club production, shot in September last year at various historic locations including Bristol's Harbourside and St Mary Redcliffe Church. 'Why is America called America?' is an investigation into the naming of a Continent and has now been uploaded to both You Tube and Vimeo.’

A black comedy, 'Count to Three', was shot on one very hot night last August.

Five versions of a Vampire themed story, filmed in January, were compiled by five different editors from the same master footage.

The first half concluded with two new films shot last summer and inspired by the clubs 1978 production 'Pursuit'.

16 March

STAR TREATMENT FOR THE CLUB AND ITS MEMBERS IN THE

IAC BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM COMPETITION 2018

We entered, Don’t Call me Baby. It was awarded 3 stars.

Gordon Young entered two films, John Ruskin, Strange Genius and,

Past Historic, Future Perfect .  Both were awarded 4 stars.

Bob Bennett also entered two films, Just another Summer Day was awarded 4 stars and The War to end all Wars got three.

Read the judges comments…


star ratings.pdf

Star ratings

explained

20 March

Competition Night

The Quickie Competition.

The Thalia Goblet was won by Bob Bennett for,

The War to End All Wars


The Ten Minute Trophy.

Dominic Whitehead was  the clear winner this year with his film,

Evidence.

Vincent Leppertr was placed second and is awarded the Ivor Wiltshire Memorial Trophy with, Peer Pressure


Photographs of the winners and their awards can be seen HERE

Merlin Goldman gave us a brilliant, concise insight into the criteria for writing a good screenplay, summarised in this Powerpoint presentation…

3 April

AN INTRODUCTION TO STORY TELLING

how to tell stories.pptx