Members Competition 2017
The annual Member’s Competition held on 1st December 2017.
Twelve entries were received from club members.
The Competition judges were all from Solent Movie Makers, and the club is grateful for their excellent judging and critique.
Chairman Jeremy Holder, maker of several winning documentaries,
Mike Power, a professional photography specialist, and
Paul Vernon, a keen photographer who also makes Western films.
They all agreed that the Surrey Border Movie Makers entries this year were of a very high standard.
Left to right :Alan Butcher and Paul Vernon (judge)
The Overall Winner: Peter Frost for 'The Dawning'
Peter says; “I shot some footage of the sun rising with frost on the ground and that mist hanging low.I had no tripod, so everything was handheld.
On a wet Sunday afternoon, I rediscovered the footage and decided to do something with it.
I started searching for music and after a long time found just what I wanted, a beautiful orchestral piece, which I bought rights to.
It was then a matter of selecting the shots and editing them to fit.”
Peter was Awarded:
The Jackson Trophy for Overall Winner
The Arthur English Memorial Trophy for Photography
The Clements Shield for Best Creative Film
The Other Entrants and Awards
Alan Butcher said; ‘The idea came about when travelling home one day past the Hogs Back Brewery in Tongham. Opposite was an empty field, which was being prepared for planting.
Gillian said; ‘From Queenstown, New Zealand, you can take the Steamer ferry across to Walter Peak Farm, where you will be fed a magnificent BBQ and treated to a demo of sheepdog work and sheep shearing.
This film concentrates on the sheep experience.’
The largest still operating water wheel in the world, a magnificent feat. This film explains why it is there, and how it works.
This film’s award was well deserved as Gillian had managed to obtain a broad variety of views
Colin says: Having failed miserably in the past with “Holiday” videos, I decided to enter a movie that was more of a documentary and was very focused on six aspects of Cape Town, complete with detailed commentary and themed music.
A fascinating record of part of a holiday to New Zealand and a rather remarkable guy, Barry Brickell OBE, a self confessed potter and DIY-er, with no experience, who went the extra mile, a thousand vertical meters up a steep baron hillside to be exact, with his own narrow gauge railway.
Peter’s film of Chinese New Year, the year of the Rooster concentrates on the Chinese belief that shaking a tumbler of straws until one emerges will dictate your fortune for the year ahead.
This was my first cruise with P&O and I expected something rather upmarket.
I was disappointed to find a boat full of obese hi de hi Manchurian holiday makers who were hell bent on eating and drinking.
Peter says: I have a large photographic collection of fungi gathered over several years’ walks, mostly local ones.
It came to me that I could use them in a still video set to music. First the music for inspiration and then selecting shots, editing to the music, slower at first and then fast and adding various Ken Burns moves.
A visit to Athens was highlighted by observing the Changing of the Guard in front of the parliament building. The guards wearing white traditional costume and large fluffy footwear were captured strutting their stuff.
“My tongue in cheek efforts were merely to show what one person could do performing all the tasks of film making and the Credits at the end would have shown that as a parody of esteemed writers and producers in the past.”
Summary of 2017 Awards:
The Jackson Trophy for Overall Winner – Peter Frost for ‘The Dawning’
The Ron Clements Award for Creativity – Peter Frost for ‘The Dawning’
The Arthur English Memorial Trophy for Photography – Peter Frost for ‘The Dawning’
The Pat Doherty Award for the Best Use of Sound – Peter Stratford for ‘Chinese New Year 2017 in Hong Kong’
The David Goode Trophy for Best Holiday Movie – Colin Lewis for ‘Highlights of Cape Town’
The Moorey Award for Best Documentary – Alan Butcher for ‘Hog’s Back Brewery’
The Penny Johnson Trophy for the Best Editing – Gillian Gatland for ‘The Laxey Wheel’
The Dick Hibberd Trophy for Best Camerawork – Alan Butcher for ‘Hog’s Back Brewery’
The Sir Peter Holden Trophy for Best Use of Commentary – Colin Lewis for ‘Highlights of Cape Town’
- The Jack Stribblings Trophy for Best First Time Winner – Peter Stratford for ‘Chinese New Year 2017 in Hong Kong’