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2008-2009 PROGRAMME

All meetings are held at: St Andrews Hall
Albert Road, Caversham Reading RG4 7AW
starting at 8pm, doors open 7:30pm

Pink highlighting  means NOT a Tuesday Club night

Fri 5th Sept
RFVM showreel for Surrey Borders members
Some members will show our showreel at the Surrey Borders club at Farnum at 7.30pm
Tues 16th Sept OPENING NIGHT Welcome to new and old members. Social and quiz
Tues 23rd Sept Hall NOT Available  
Tues 30th Sept CURRIE CUP 4-minute competition
Sat 4th Oct Teign Cup interclub competition 2pm at Bitton Hall, Bitton Park Rd. Teignmouth TQ14 9DF
Tues 7th Oct PRACTICAL 1 part 1 Demonstration (eg origami)
Tues 14th Oct PRACTICAL 1 part 2 Demonstration (eg origami)
Fri 17th Oct GATEWAY TROPHY TRIANGLE COMPETITION Our annual competition against Staines and Bourne End hosted by Staines at 8pm
Tues 21st Oct Art of Editing Neil and Tony will show how a long film was cut down. David Wright will show samples of corporate video for Oracle Corporation
Tues 28th Oct CAVERSHAM CUP 1-minute competition
Tues 4th Nov GUEST speaker Phil Bloom - Working with 35mm film lens adaptors on video cameras See website
Tues 11th Nov GROSVENOR TROPHY Summer project films
Tues 18th Nov PRACTICAL 2 part 1 Interview
Tues 25th Nov PRACTICAL 2 part 2 Interview
Tues 2nd Dec GUEST speaker
'Filming the extremes'
Alister Chapman - the Arctic, volcanos, tornados and other natural nasties. See website
Tues 9th Dec BURKE TROPHY Novice competition
Tues 16th Dec GOODBYE 2008 HELLO 2009 Quiz Night
Tues 23rd Dec NO MEETING  
Tues 30th Dec NO MEETING  
Tues 6th Jan NO MEETING  
Tues 13th Jan GEAR TROPHY Documentary competition and critique
Tues 20th Jan Production Workflow Neil and Roger present their methodologies for filmmaking
Tues 27th Jan PRACTICAL 3 Phil & Laurie - advanced camera technique experiment in the big hall
Tues 3rd Feb MEETING CANCELLED Due to the tricky weather conditions, this meeting is postponed till next week, with the holiday competition moving to 17th
Tues 10th Feb PRACTICAL 3b Film a short script using last week's techniques. Possibly see film on Hollywood camera techniques. BRING CAMERAS etc
THURS 12th Feb FILM SHOW Fund raising show for St Andrews Fellowship
Tues 17th Feb WARD TROPHY Holiday competition
Tues 24th Feb Camera Techniques Watch Hollywood camera technique tutorials
Tues 3rd Mar GUEST speaker Editing techniques Don Fairservice will once again talk about editing.
Tues 10th Mar BERNARD BAREHAM TROPHY Fiction competition
Mon 16th Mar Visit to Oxford Video Club Some members will show our showreel to members of the Oxford club
Tues 17th Mar PRACTICAL Camera Techniques Phil and Steve will help members practice camera techniques. BRING CAMERAS etc
Tues 24th Mar PRACTICAL One off event or performance
Bring CAMERAS etc
Tues 31st Mar Wallingford Documentary Nick will show his film to members and their friends
Tues 7th Apr Guest Speaker Matthew Davis will give a presentation about tapeless acquisition and workflow
Tues 14th Apr BOURNES CUP Open competition
Tues 21st Apr Making a docummentary Tony will discuss problems he had while making his film and invite suggestions from the audience
Fri 24th Apr READING OSCARS NIGHT - guests Dave & Jan Watterson We invite our friends and family to the Reading Oscars to see the highlights of our year on film and present our awards at the Reading Golf Club.

Demonstration (eg origami)
Devise and shoot a practical demonstration
Key skill:

  • Single and multiple camera shooting
  • Devising a shot list and getting coverage
  • Lighting for close up
  • Ensuring good sound for both narrative and foley

Plan and shoot interviews covering the same subject that can be into a short montage that tells a story without voice over.
Key skill:

  • Plan an interview and interview technique
  • Lighting and backdrops
  • Varying the shot and getting coverage
  • Getting good sound. How to cope with noisy environments

In a stationary car
Script and shoot a scene between 2 people in a stationary car. Could be a stake out, a seceret rendezvous, a lover's quarrel, what ever you want but must be under 3 minutes.
Key skill:

  • Shooting in confined spaces
  • Lighting in difficult spaces
  • Getting good sound away from camera
  • Creative angles

Atmosphere and sound
Script and shoot a short scene without dialogue of 2 people meeting. Use sound, music and foley to create an atmosphere.
Key skill:

  • Shooting in confined spaces
  • Lighting in difficult spaces
  • Getting good sound away from camera
  • Creative angles

One off event or performance
Plan and shoot a musical performance. A friend of Roger's is a guitarist who will play while we film him.
Key skill:

  • Planning
  • Recording sound off camera and with a wide dynamic range
  • Set dressing so mics and lights are off camera
  • Multi camera shooting
  • Lighting for performance

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