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We meet on Tuesday evenings from 8:00 - 10:00 pm (doors open 7:45)

at St Andrews Hall, Caversham (unless otherwise stated).

See Location page for map and full address.

 

Latest …

Up next on Feb 6th is our Green Screen Evening practical and then on 20th Feb we are welcoming Lesley-Anne Macfarlane to tell us all about Screen Berkshire, followed by our very own Chair Oli to persuade us that we can make films without a camera.

PS: We’ve moved Leon’s talk on Cinematography to 14th May.

 

Upcoming
events

 

The following is the schedule for our 2023/24 programme
(subject to change).

 

 

 

 

 



Fortnightly
Club Nights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th Feb 24

 

Practical Evening

 

Green Screen Evening

Come experiment with using chromakey (green screen) to make things float,

transparent or different sizes in your film

 

 

20th Feb 24

 

Member Evening

 

Part 1: Screen Berkshire – The BFI Skills for Screen Cluster

Lesley-Anne Macfarlane (https://lesleyannemacfarlane.com ) will be joining us to

tell us about Screen Berkshire and its role as a bridge between local residents,

freelance crew, training providers, studios, suppliers and content producers

(https://screenberkshire.co.uk)

Part 2: Oli on making films without a camera!

 

 

5th Mar 24

 

Competition Evening

 

Ward Trophy - holiday films max 15 mins and
Gear Trophy - documentary 15mins max

 

19th Mar 24

Guest Speaker

 

The busy life of a creative Kiwi in London

We will be welcoming Patricia Hetherington as our guest speaker for

the evening. Patricia has a wealth of film experience in both production

and post-production as well as being a lecturer, educator and skills

development trainer. You can find out more about her portfolio here

and about her skills development project here

 

2nd Apr 24

Practical Evening

 

That’s a wrap 2

A chance for members to use the club’s resources to get the rushes completed

for their latest project and an opportunity for all of us to develop our film craft by

learning from each other. Contact Kevin via Slack /RFVM messenger to book

your project in for the evening. (Your screenplay will need to be ready to go)

 

16th Apr 24

 

Member Evening

 

A chance for members to share their tips & tricks

 

30th Apr 24

 

Competition Evening

 

Caversham Cup Animation and 60sec Film

Bernard Bareham Fiction Trophy max 15mins

 

14th May 24

 

Guest Speaker

 

A Night of Cinematography

Leon is a Director/Cinematographer and runs his own production company

Front Row Video ( https://www.frontrowvideo.co.uk ). He has worked on a

Number of corporate client projects, short films and 2 feature films. He got his

start at the club a number of years ago and came in knowing the basics of

camera and lighting. After trying all the available crew and on-screen roles, he

settled on Cinematography and hopes to one day make it his full time career by

working on films and TV commercials. ( https://www.frontrowvideo.co.uk/about )

28th May 24

Practical Evening

 

That’s a wrap 3

A chance for members to use the club’s resources to get the rushes completed

for their latest project and an opportunity for all of us to develop our film craft by

learning from each other. Contact Kevin via Slack /RFVM messenger to book

your project in for the evening. (Your screenplay will need to be ready to go)

 

11th June 24

 

Member Evening

 

A chance for members to share their tips & tricks

 

25th June 24

 

Competition Evening

 

Bournes Cup - Best of the Year

 

 

 

Summer Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1). Burke Trophy (for members who have not previously WON any competition at RFVM) may not be run in 23-24.

2). Grosvenor Trophy - summer project max 15 min – to be rescheduled.

 

Completed
events

 

 

5th  Sept 23

Launch Evening

 

Launch and introductions evening

A chance for new members of the group to meet those who have been in the

group a while. We are delighted to welcome Ben Cole as our guest speaker

for the evening. Ben is a documentary film maker working on award winning

films such as 1 Giant Leap and Time of the Sixth Sun. Find out more here.

 

 

Intro course
weekly

 

 

 

 

12th Sept 23

Intro Course 1

The Production Process

 

19th Sept 23

Intro Course 2

Camerawork Basics

 

26th Sept 23

Intro Course 3

Creative Editing

 

3rd   Oct 23

Intro Course 4

Writing & Directing

 

10th Oct 23

Intro Course 5

Lighting & Sound Basics

 

17th Oct 23

Intro Course 6

Shoot Your Scene

 

 

Fortnightly
Club Nights

 

 

 

 

31st Oct 23

Guest Speaker

 

Location, location, location - Jake Day

Jake is a location manager, working in film and tv (titles include I Came By,

Devils Hour, Great Escaper and Queen of Mystery). After hearing about Jake’s

experiences and insights, we will have a location challenge of our own to solve.

 

14th Nov 23

Member Evening

 

Show and Tell – From the Intro Course

A chance for everyone to see the output of the scenes shot on the Intro Course

 

28th Nov 23

 

Practical Evening

 

 

That’s a wrap 1

A chance for members to use the club’s resources to get the rushes completed

for their latest project and an opportunity for all of us to develop our film craft by

learning from each other. Contact Kevin via Slack /RFVM messenger to book

your project in for the evening. (Your screenplay will need to be ready to go)

 

 

12th Dec 23

 

Christmas Party

 

 

 

 

Xmas Break

 

 

 

 

 

9th Jan 24

 

Competition Evening

 

Currie Cup - films max 4 mins

Come show your creations and watch those of others. You can submit any film

on any topic made by a club member within the last year or so, with a maximum

length of 4 minutes including credits. Who will win first prize!

 

 

23rd Jan 24

 

Guest Speakers

 

Alchemy of the Arts – John Hicks & Karen French

Our very first double bill evening: exploring the role of music and art within

filmmaking. John will be sharing his thoughts on how to work with composers

and Karen will be revealing the symbolism within the art of filmmaking.