SBMM Members Videos Home Page

A selection of videos, chosen by members to showcase their work.
Each has provided a brief description of their journey in the making of these videos, together with details about their contributions and involvement with the club.
Click the images to open their pages.


Jim Reed

I have been editing video from the mid-1990’s using VHS with Hi-8 tapes, then moving onto Mini-DV, and in early 2000’s acquired my first PC based editing suite.
In 2016 I bought my first ‘modern’ camera, a 4k Sony AX-53, high speed with built in Gimbal. After seeing the club in a local newspaper I joined in July 2017.
I’ve selected these few videos as being representative of my work and interest.


Tim Stannard

I came to film making with no background in photography or particular interest in storytelling, but through the simple route of wanting to have a record of my newborn baby growing up.

Digital video was of a high enough quality and cheap enough in the mid 2000s for it to be worth me trying out and abandoning if a failure.

I have since become an Associate of the IAC (AACI)


Dave Skertchly

I have been making films since the age of 14, which is 56 years ago! I started with 8mm film and moved on to video in the 1990s. My films are generally made at a low cost; usually something around about around nothing!

They are based on things I am interested in. I don’t even try to ape the professionals so I class my films as “craft films” rather like “craft beer”.

I use very little equipment, just a low cost camcorder and some editing software on my laptop computer.


Peter Stratford

My interest in film making started in the late 1960s with a short lived stint using the school’s Bolex H16 film camera to record various school activities for posterity.

As the technology improved and prices dropped, I graduated to digital video and recorded my travels around the world for work and pleasure from the 1990s onwards. I joined the SBMM in 2017.


Gordon Sutton

My hobby in making films developed from my father who was an active member of Bournemouth and New Forest Film Makers.

I made my first Standard 8mm film in my twenties and many others since, using clockwork ciné cameras, in the intervening years. I made do with an auxiliary portable tape recorder for sound and avoided the progression to Super 8.


Gillian Gatland

I mostly film holidays, but I try to add information to make them of interest to a wider audience.

I like to take part even if in a small way when the club makes a film, and twice was the editor of a club production. Otherwise I usually do shot logging or clapperboard. Very occasionally I appear in front of the camera.


Brian O’Connell

Brian O’Connell SBMM Writer and Director
‘Sarah’s War’ is Brian’s second full-length play, now a feature film.
Although written as a play, Brian always had the idea that it could be a film as he believes that if a script has the narrative traction to hold a live audience, then it would also have legs as a film.
Brian’s overriding passion is in storytelling, and would love to create a feature film of his first full-length play ‘Estate Agent’.


Philip Morley

I started making videos in the mid 1980’s. Since then, I have remained a passionate videographer. My journey started with a focus on holiday films and then moved on to wedding films, mostly for friends and family and, over the ensuing years, has developed into making all types of movie genre. I am especially interested in making documentary films.
Having joined SBMM 15 years ago, I am the co-editor of the Clubs monthly magazine Border Post and currently the club’s Vice Chairman.