Next Meeting Friday 4th November
Paul Vernon returns to update us on his Scottish Western. Also handing in date for the annual club competition.
The popular annual Inter Club Competition took place at the recent Surrey Border Movie Makers club meeting. We were delighted to be host to members of the following Video Clubs who all entered films: Circle 8 (Guildford), Southampton Video and Camera Club, Staines Video Makers and Orpington Video and Film Makers. Southampton were defending their title as last year’s winners.
Guildford based Film Club Circle 8 was created when a group of eight school friends making comedy films using 8mm film decided to form a club. Terence Patrick a founder member of Circle 8 explained that they now make films about the local area and still have eight members. Their entry this year was called ‘Zeppelins over Guildford’. The audience really enjoyed this fascinating historical film with its excellent editing and very professional voiceover.
Stuart Hillier the Chairman of Southampton Video and Camera Club said their club started as Solent Video Club in 2002. They currently have 20 members and all are actively involved in film making. Their film titled ‘Romsey Signal Box and Sprat and Winkle Line’ was a 16 minute film about a local railway which sadly disappeared due to the Beeching cuts in the 1960’s. The film was well structured and the superb use of a drone to capture some great overhead footage enhanced the theme extremely well.
Orpington Video and Film Makers were established in 1958, they play a very active part in the annual North versus South Competition. Their short one min 40 seconds film ‘Commute’ was filmed live on a moving train and covered the annoying habit of people holding loud conversations on mobile phones for all to hear. The film was well acted and filmed within a confined space and the ending came with a very good punch line.
Tim Stannard the Deputy Chairman of Staines Video Makers announced that it was the clubs 60th Anniversary this year. He has been a member for 10 years and produced their competition entry called ‘Greece is the Word’. The film was performed entirely by 7 and 10 year olds, who acted out the mythical story of Theseus and the Minotaur to music which was also ’re-arranged’ by Tim. Great use was made of the Green Screen technique with excellent results and this combined with the wonderful acting and great costumes produced this year’s winning film. Surrey Border Movie Makers Chairman John Mills was delighted to present the 2016 Inter Club Trophy to Staines Video Makers Chairman Jill Carr.
to make our films. Many members are switching to full high definition recording now small pocket cameras capture this so well.
We run training courses if you need some help and run competitions for those who like want to win awards. The club is a great way to meet new friends with a common interest. You can join a group or film crew or create a production and have people join you. The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination.
We meet each first Friday of the month in the brand new and very modern St. Joan’s Centre which is beside St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 19 Tilford Road,Farnham, Surrey GU9 8DJ, just 200 yards South of Farnham Station.
Directions to us by car
From the Farnham Bypass (A31) at traffic lights take the turning for Farnham Station (B3001). NB from Guildford this is a left turn. From the opposite direction there is NO RIGHT TURN, so turn left and turn round etc! Go over the level crossing at Farnham Station. Take the right fork onto Tilford Road. Look out for the second road a short distance up on the right called Alfred Road. Turn left directly opposite this into what looks little more than a gap in the hedge marked after dark by red reflectors. You will find your free car park beside the church a short way down. The St Joan’s Centre is on the far side of the church from the car park.
Sat nav GU9 8DJ