As many members will already sadly know, Stan Olman died recently following
a heart attack. Stan was a regular club member and a great character. Last season
Stan achieved 3rd place in both the Burke Trophy and Currie Cup competitions
with his 'Travelling Apples'
and 'High Sierra Ballooning'. His
ideas and attention to detail showed great potential and it was clear
that his enthusiasm towards Videography in general and his support
to Reading Film and Video Makers in particular would result in a lot
more prize winning entries to come. During the summer Stan was also
actively involved in the Club's Newspaper team project. The premiere
of which is being shown on 19th November.
Stan had been ill recently and was undergoing treatment. But he still
came along to the opening night and whilst he looked very unwell,
he was as cheerful and optimistic as ever.
We shall all miss Stan. A great guy to whom it was a privilege to
have known. Our thoughts go out to his wife Jean, his family and his
friends and especially Stan's close friend and fellow club member
Neil Hodgson Chairman