TIPS ON USING A MOBILE PHONE FOR FILMING and A FILM PROJECT FOR SBMM
Anyone with a smart phone can use it to make a very successful movie and this was demonstrated by John Mills at Surrey Borders February meeting. There are now many add on gadgets available to enhance movie making with your phone, microphones (with wind covers if needed), zoom lenses and tripods etc. are available, they are good quality and a reasonable price. To keep his phone filming kit compact John suggested using a small ‘man bag’ which will hold all of your phone accessories and is less bulky than some of the conventional camera bags. When movie making with a smart phone the importance of getting th
e ‘white balance’ correct was discussed, and like standard video camera filming it is important to create a ‘story board’ beforehand as this will save time. John presented a short film made on a mobile phone to show the audience what could be achieved.
During early Summer of 2017 Surrey Border Movie Makers were approached to make a training film for Woking Police Station. The club agreed to make the film and in July the AAVS Project (Surrey Appropriate Adult Volunteer Service) was filmed by club members Philip Morley and John Mills. It wasn’t without it challenges as it was filmed in Woking Police Station’s Custody Suite which had very limited space and security on site was obviously very high. Woking Police Station supplied a list of the shots required, the script and the actors, actual members of the SAAVS played their own roles. The film was shown at the February club meeting. It was a very successful project for the club and the film will be shown for training purposes around the country by the police.
In the March club meeting we are very pleased to have a return visit from David Fairhead a very talented film editor. David has been making a film about Spitfires and will be discussing and answering questions about behind the scenes and clips from his completed film which will be released in April.
If you are interested in film making we always welcome new members. You can find out more about us by visiting our website www.surreyborder.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org .We meet on the first Friday of the month at St Joan’s Centre, 19 Tilford Road, Farnham GU9 8DJ there is plenty of parking and your first visit is free.
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