4th January - Show Christmas Dinner Film plus a Showreel from another club.
Always quite funny to see the "Christmas Party Action" that you missed while looking the other way. Come and see the film of the evening in case you can't remember much about it.
In addition we will have a "Showreel" from a fellow club so that you can judge if you are getting better at making films or have some way to go yet.
18th January - Computer Evening Presentation by Jeremy Holder.
Jeremy will (I think) be showing how he edits his films. We haven't seen him in action on the computer so this will be a great chance to see how a "migrant" from another club does things. Jeremy always has a few things up his sleeve!
1st February - Green Screen Filming - subject "Grumpy Old Men".
Another idea from Jeremy's previous club. We will be filming the "Grumbles" of Grumpy Old Men in front of a green screen so that we can put something appropriate in the background during the edit.
Our only difficulty will to be find some miserable old blokes with some grumbles about life, technology, politics, banking, teenagers, shopping, prices, manners ................. etc, etc, etc, etc, etc?
Anyone know anyone like that?
15th February - Guest Speaker or filming the Rock A Fellas
Unfortunately we couldn't contact a Guest Speaker and a member of the Rock A Fellas was unavailable so it will be an evening of films.
1st March - Show and judge Shield Competition Films.
This evening is pretty much as it says. We will show all of the entries for the club Shield (this one is for individual members only) and the club members will judge the entries to give us a first, second and third places. First place will be awarded the Club Shield and have their name engraved on it for this year.
15th March - A film show for Banister Park members including Paul Vernon's latest film.
I have a strong suspicion that this just might be a Western, but as to its content, where it was filmed and just what moral we will learn from this latest of Paul's epics, I couldn't say so you will just have to come along and see for yourself.
I know that Paul is somewhat shy when talking about his films but you never know, we might even get him to answer members questions after the screening!
5th April - A re-make of Ian Marriott's film "English - How hard can it be"
Ian (a difficult and demanding director at the best of times) wasn't happy with the first effort of his film "English - How hard can it be" so we have decided to do it again (or in Ian's words "properly"). If you remember the first try it involves people NOT talking to each other so please come along and take part , but don't expect a speaking part!
19th April - Show Howard Blake's latest film.
Howard's latest blockbuster will (should) already have had it's premier on the big screen with all of the glitter and glamour that entails. This will be the showing where anyone who missed it can catch it again, anyone who would like to see it again can do just that and also where we can ask the filming team all about how they did it.
26 April - EXTRAORDINARY MEETING
We have an extra meeting this Wednesday 26 April at Banister Park to discuss the future of the club.
Please make every effort to attend the meeting.
3rd May - Club A G M followed by showing video to audio films and Grumpy Old Men films
OK, not the most exciting evening, BUT and essential part of being part of a club - in other words our constitution says we MUST have one. Please come along and participate, we will do our best to keep the formal part short and then liven up the evening with a few surprises!
17th May - Show IAC films.
The IAC Showreel is always full of interesting and surprising films so come along and see if you think we are better or worse as film makers - perhaps you might even get some good ideas
7th June - Show "Continuity error" films
Roman Centurions wearing wristwatches, actors changing clothes mid-scene, stars in period dramas using items which still haven't been invented, TV aerials in Dickensian dramas and so many more, but can (did) you spot them?
21st June - Outside filming, weather permitting.
Location and subject still to be decided, but at least it gets us out of the clubroom.
5th July - One shot filming
No if's, no and's no CUTS - just one continuous shot without editing or camera tricks. All you need is a steady nerve, a great script and lots of rehearsing!
19th July - Club Open Evening for family and friends.
Last meeting before the Summer Break - Come along, take part in the quiz, watch the films, enjoy the refreshments and above all PLEASE BRING SOME GUESTS. We promise not to harm them!
7th September - Complete Roger's drone film in the club.
We've done the flying, now it's time to do the dialogue and the inside shots - or the "acting" as we like to call it.
If you were part of the original filming please contact Roger to discuss continuity.
21st September - Table Talk.
A completely new discussion concept - think of it as "Speed Dating" only without the dating (and probably the speed too if previous meetings are anything to go by).
Each Table will be hosted by a member with specialist skills. They will hold 20 minute sessions at their table where a small number of members can ask targeted questions. after 20 mins. members will change places and move to a different table with a different specialist.
At the end of the evening the specialists will report on any and all interesting ideas which came out of their Table Talks.
Specialists are: Mike - Technical • Howard - Computers & Filming • Paul - Filming & Editing.
Please come prepared with your questions!
5th October - Show and judge Open Cup Films.
Open Cup Films are those which can be made by either one or two members (no more) working together. These can be on any subject and not longer than 12 minutes. Entries will be judged by the members of the club.
Friday 7th October - We defend our winning trophy at Surrey Borders Film Club.
A group of members will be going off with these films to watch them being shown and to see if we can keep our title. Mike Power is the man to talk with if you are interested in going along.
19th October - Computer evening.
Every time we have one of Howard's Computer evenings, members report that they have learned all sorts of new things. Of course as computers, programmes and the internet develop, the potential for doing ever cleverer things with the humble home computer grows and these evenings are always a top favourite.
2nd November - Windows Support Scam Film.
Yes, it's another of Ian's scripts! This one is all about how a person of advancing years (I like to call it Chronologically Gifted) turns the table on one of those B***dy annoying and potentially expensive phone scammers. We will need two actors, one (unseen) who is able to create a passable "overseas" accent. We will also need some props - a phone, computer (we can use the club's desktop) and some scenery to dress a set to look like a typical home computer environment.
16th November - Show the results of - Edit a 10 minute film down to 4 minutes.
This is a new idea from Jeremy. Everyone will be given the same 10 minute film and the task will be to edit, voice over and soundtrack it down to 4 minutes. These projects always produce a surprising variety of great results.
Monday 5th December- Club Christmas Dinner.
7th December - Show Lucky Dip Films and Video to Audio Films (Ian Marriott supplying the music).
(Lucky Dip subjects are "Wild Life", "Couldn't live without..." and "Making a Cake".)
Another couple of club favourites which always provide clever twists and surprises. These are great projects for new members and beginners to just have a go at so come on everyone, give it a go!
21st December - Open Evening for family & friends including show and judge Holiday Competition Films.
Our Open Evenings seem to go from strength to strength. This one will feature a different competition, some great films and a chance to circulate and socialise with members and their guests in a spirit of friendly rivalry (or cut-throat competition the way some participants play).
These events rely completely on YOU, the members, bringing guests to swell the numbers so why not invite neighbours, colleagues or friends to come along?
Communications and Marketing
Technical Adviser/Competition Secretary
New members rep.