19/09/2018 CHAIRMAN'S CHAT. A fabulous start to our new season last night. It was wonderful to see so many returning members after our long summer break, and a special welcome to our NINE new members who joined us for the start of the 6 week "Film Making" course. A mix of experience and talent, with script writers, documentary makers and others just getting started. A huge thanks to member Daniel Brant who talked us through a really interesting presentation with some excellent hand drawn storyboarding graphics too. Free storyboard software is available. Daniel covered The Production Process ie script planning to shot list planning, then live recording of a few short clips with David New as his "talent", projected for all to see on our large screen. After the break, Daniel then demonstrated the edit process, and by the end of the evening a short film was complete. Looking forward to part 2 next week. Anne, CHAIR
There was a good turnout of members and ex-members at Laurie's funeral today. Anne read a poem and Brian a tribute.
02/09/2018 CHAIRMAN'S CHAT. It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of longstanding RFVM member, and past Chair, LAURIE JOYCE. On behalf of the membership I offer condolences to Laurie's family. Whilst so many film clubs around the country struggle to maintain a healthy membership, Laurie helped grow the club from around 12 members, when he joined, to around 40. Many of the members, including myself, joined the club via Laurie's "6 Week Introduction to Film Making Course", then stayed on to become full members, continually adding to our knowledge of the craft of filmmaking. Due to illness, Laurie was delighted that RFVM member Daniel Brant was willing to take over the running of this excellent course last year, and Daniel will continue with a further course this year, starting 18th September. Laurie will be missed by so many, and his legacy will be his kindness, and encouragement to share his passion for filmmaking. He will be remembered often with happy memories, as members compete to have their name engraved on a new trophy which Laurie presented to our club at the AGM in May. The Laurie Joyce Comedy Trophy. Anne Massey, Chair