2020-2021 PROGRAMME

All meetings are NOT held at: St Andrews Hall
Albert Road, Caversham Reading RG4 7PL
starting at 8pm, doors open 7:45pm
DUE TO THE COVID-19 situation.

ONLINE MEETINGS USING ZOOM will happen instead.

Programme Coordinator : David Salisbury 

The Programme Co-ordinator is an important job that brings together the speakers, competitions, presentations and workshops into a successful season of weekly meetings.

Green highlighting  means NOT a Tuesday Club night or NOT at usual venue

Tues 15th Sep Test out Online Zoom meeting - "That was a bad idea..." competition screening
Tues 22nd Sep NO MEETING  
Tues 29th Sep COMPETITION NIGHT Bernard Bareham Fiction Trophy (Max 15 mins) - only films made before MAY 2020
Fri 2nd Oct SURREY BORDERS INTERCLUB COMPETITION ONLINE using ZOOM hosted by SURREY BORDERS - at 8pm film screening, meeting opens at 7:30pm
6 clubs competing
Tues 6th Oct NO MEETING  
Tues 13th Oct Guest Speaker via Zoom ADRIAN MUSTO
Adrian is a Director of Photography based in London and has more than 15 years of experience working on TV documentary & feature film. Growing up in a house full of cameras, photography and filmmaking has always run in his blood. Adrian has worked in very diverse environments - from remote towns in Alaska and the Norwegian Arctic Circle via big cities like New York to abandoned places such as Chernobyl and Bannack.
Adrian will discuss his journey of becoming a freelance DoP and his work with production companies such as Netflix, ITV Studios & Discovery Science. He will also be talking about how equipment has helped develop his career and his experiences of working in the film and TV industries.
Tues 20th Oct NO MEETING
Fri 23rd Oct GATEWAY COMPETITION ONLINE using ZOOM hosted by STAINES - at 8pm
Tues 27th Oct COMPETITION NIGHT Grosvenor Trophy - Summer Project films (max 15 mins). Films made over the summer break with at least two club members or larger team.
Tues 3rd Nov NO MEETING
Tues 10th Nov GUEST SPEAKERS via Zoom
Samuel Gridley and Luke Kaile
Sam and Luke cover their journey making Criminal Audition from their kitchen tables to a global audience - and all the challenges they faced in order to help anyone who may decide to take on the challenge themselves. This explores their roles in making the film: Luke as the writer, producer, lead actor, and Sam as a writer, director but also their companionship in the years where nothing was happening and it was just them, their script and a will to carry on!
Criminal Audition comes out in the USA/Canada next week on the 13th of October and the UK on the 26th of October (on iTunes, Amazon and Sky Store). Here's a link to the trailer
Tues 17th Nov    
Tues 24th Nov GUEST SPEAKER via Zoom
Dave Thorp
Dave will talk about how to make your film look a million dollars without spending a fortune.
Tues 1st Dec NO MEETING  
Tues 8th Dec MEMBERS NIGHT Leon will be showing a ‘test screening’ of his recently made film ‘Post Heist’ with a discussion
Tues 22nd Dec Christmas Quiz via Zoom Leon
Tues 29th Dec NO MEETING  
Tues 5th Jan NO MEETING  
Tues 12th Jan Members night Tricks and Techniques
Tues 19th Jan NO MEETING  
Tues 26th Jan COMPETITION Currie Cup - 4 min MAX film.
Tues 2nd Feb NO MEETING  
Tues 9th Feb SPEAKER: Harry Binstead Harry Binstead will talk about his experience in the film industry. Including how to work with a 1st AD, and what it's like to be one.
Tues 16th Feb NO MEETING  
Tues 23rd Feb SPEAKER: Oli Gore Oli Gore will speak about his experience in the film industry as a location manager - and most recently as a COVID supervisor on shoot for BBC Drama.
Tues 2nd Mar NO MEETING  
Tues 9th Mar COMPETITION: Ward & Gear Ward Trophy- Holiday films (Max 15 mins)
Gear Trophy - Documentary (Max 15 mins) The main criteria for this competition is to inform your audience who can learn from your subject matter.
Tues 16th Mar NO MEETING  
Tues 23rd Mar SPEAKER: Van Bui Van Bui will speak about her filmmaking, including work for Reading Museum and the Slough Hindu Cultural Society, as well as her documentary about her lockdown experience which has been selected for two festivals
Fri 26th Mar STAINES INTERCLUB COMPETITION ZOOM Meeting Joining details to be available before meeting
Tues 6th Apr Editing Challenge  
Tues 13th Apr NO MEETING  
Tues 20th Apr COMPETITION: Burke + Caversham Burke Trophy (for members who have not previously WON any competition at RFVM) (Max 10 mins)
AND Caversham Cup (MAX 1min).
Tues 27th Apr NO MEETING  
Tues 4th May SPEAKER: David Crute - Life As A Steadicam and Aerial DOP David Crute is a DoP / Steadicam operator with more than 30 years experience in the film and television industry.
Rock Steadi Pictures started in 1992 supplying award winning film crews. Working worldwide with the latest Netflix and BBC 4K, Rec 2020 approved equipment. Rock Steadi Pictures was chosen to be the world leader and the first operator to have the 3 section arm. Greater reach, greater capability, greater shots!! This defines the next chapter in the language of 'moving the camera'
Tues 11th May NO MEETING  
Tues 18th May COMPETITION: Fiction Bernard Bareham Fiction Trophy (Max 15 mins)
Tues 25th May NO MEETING  
Tues 1st Jun AGM & Film challenge - theme animation

Minimum AGM Business. Your challenge is to make a film of any length on any subject which is primarily animated – this can be computer generated, stop motion or anything else including a hybrid of animated and live action, but should have some element of animation involved in it.s
The deadline for submissions is 31st May (Bank Holiday Monday!) for showing on 1st June

Tues 8th Jun NO MEETING  
Tues 15th Jun GUEST SPEAKER Berkshire Film Office Berkshire Film Office speaker is now available
Tues 22nd Jun NO MEETING  
Tues 29th Jun
Bourne Club competition

Bournes Cup - Best of the Year (Max 15 mins) to be judged by Dave and Jan Watterson'. Films submitted for this competition must have been entered into an RFVM competition at some time during the group year (ie during lockdown). Submission of entries by midnight 2nd June 2021, links to Oli Googlemail email address.



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