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surrey borders video club

Next Meeting Friday 3rd March 2017

The results of the edit exercise with your films made from the found footage from the national archive website.

Make a film using the found footage, maximum 10 mins, you will find on the Focus on Film website:

As always other member films will be show first for enjoyment and critique.

30 Second Advert Competition

The first Surrey Border Movie Makers Club meeting of 2017 got off to a very busy start with four entries in the 30 Second Advert Competition and five entries in the One Minute Epic Competition. The entries for the 30 Second Adverts are always a bit of a challenge, to get your point over with the right amount of interest and intrigue in a short space of time requires good filming and editing skills. Films were entered by Alan Butcher ‘Levitation’, Colin Lewis ‘Divine Happiness’, Vic Stroud ’Marrakesh’ and Philip Morley ‘The Snow Plough’. The winner was Alan Butcher with his comical levitation advert.


One Minute Epics

The One Minute Epic Competition gives the filmmaker a little longer to produce a film of interest and quality. Whilst long time members enjoy making short films, this is also a good competition for new members to exhibit their skills. Dave Skertchly ‘Hot Wheels’ and ’Until Now’, Vic Stroud ‘Can you Move Yours Like Mine’, Colin Lewis ‘Samuel Cody – Aviator Pioneer’ and Philip Morley ‘No Escape’ were all entered, Colin Lewis’s film about Samuel Cody was voted the winner.

Surrey Border Movie Makers

Surrey Border has something for everyone who is interested in any aspect of movie making regardless of age, equipment or experience. Many members work individually, but for those who enjoy working with a team, there are opportunities to participate in all aspects of production, from initial concept development and scripting, through to the shoots themselves, editing and post production. Members often start with absolutely no experience but quickly find their niche and discover the experience of group film making satisfying from both artistic and social perspec­tives, with the knowledge that something worthwhile has been achieved at the end.


About the Club

We are a social film making club in Farnham, Surrey. We capture video using camcorders, pocket ‘still’ cameras and even phones

to make our films. Many members are switching to full high definition recording now small pocket cameras capture this so well.

Visitors are always welcome and the first visit is free. Come on the first Friday of each month at 7:45pm to The St Joan’s Centre. No equipment or experience necessary! Just come along and have some fun.



Film crew surrey border movie makers

SBMM film crew during the making of a film.


Surrey Border Movie Makers  extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in any aspect of film and video making. Our membership extends to people of all ages from 14 up 90+ whose common interest is making movies and having fun.

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.

SBVC LocationWe 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


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