OPEN NIGHT AT CINE SOCIETY
THE Reading Cine and Tape Recording Society started their new season
on Monday with a grand open evening. The Chairman B Beck from Henley,
welcomed old members and a number of visitors to an entertaining session
at which a selection of club members showed some of their past work.
Doug Noyes (President), Bernard Bareham, Gordon Rowley, John Oates
and Ned Fargher contributed films, slide shows and tape recording
for the entertainment.
TIM WOOD came to the Reading Cine and Tape Recording Society to show
members how to make animated films using plasticine. Tim, an old member
of the club himself, is well qualified to talk on this subject. He
has won five major awards in National film competitions in 10 years
of film making.
He described his techniques which he illustrated with a lump of plasticine
and showed again some of his prize winning films to a most appreciative
THE Reading Cine and Tape Recording Society were treated to a demonstration
bt Dennis Burke, one of the more technical members, on Monday evening.
Mr Burke showed how he applies a magnetic stripe to an 8mm film, then
he recorded a sound track on to the stripe in synchronisation with
the film and, finally, he projected a most successful finished product.
WHAT is Widescreen? Mr Tony Shapps of the Widescreen Association,
explained to the Reading Cine and Tape Recording Society. It is not
the actual screen that is wide, it is the picture.
A special lens fitted on an 8mm camera will squeeze the picture, taking
in more all round. When the lens is reversed on the projector, it
stretches the picture giving an overall widescreen effect. Mr Shapps
illustrated his talk with an impressive selection of his own widescreen
A COMPETITION for the documentary presentation at the Reading Cine
and Tape Recording Society drew an excellent entry of six films and
five slide shows.
A film on the processing of honey, from the comb to the jar, made
by John Ward gained the major award which was a new trophy presented
by Frank Gear.
THRUSH'S 'POP' SONG
UNDER the heading of "Something to Say", members of the
Reading Cine and Tape Recording Society were invited to say something
about their own special interests.
Mr D Holt explained how he made a slide and tape show about the flood
disaster at Lynmouth, and Mr D Noyes showed how he made a prize-winning
tape of birdsong, that by varying the speed and tone of the thrush,
hr could make it sing a "pop" song.
The evening ended with a film from Mr B Bareham made with an inexpensive
supereight camera, which was compared with results from other gauges
used by the majority of members.
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