Eastbourne and District Camcorder Club
ONE of the most important necessities to succeed in producing good quality video films is knowledge about your own video camera.
Members had been asked to bring their own cameras and participate in an open discussion about any problems they had experienced.
June asked members how they achieved 'fading' at the close of a film and an interesting discussion followed.
One of the questions asked was as to whether or not cards were superior to video tapes. SD cards and SXX cards were talked about and several members had had some experience with them. www.crucial.com was thought to be the most competitive place to purchase cards.
The favoured opinion was that when it comes to 'back up' the preferred route was to use Blue Ray discs.
Julia posed a question about mono-pods and the advantage which they had over tri-pods when it comes to taking them abroad. A few members brought their films for the 'thirty seconds video' competition.
John Pickett's advertisement for the Eastbourne and District Camcorder Club was the first entry shown. Julia then showed two video films which were advertisements for the 'Bates method' of obtaining 'Better eyesight without glasses' by William Bates, M.D.
Partners of members were invited to the Christmas Social on December 17 and shown some interesting films which had been produced by members.
The first, A Cup Of Tea, concerned senior moments. In the film Malcolm knocked at Harry's door 'to get away from the old battle-axe'. Over tea Harry mentioned a most enjoyable meal out which he had had the night before but he could not remember the name of the restaurant.
Malcolm was asked to mention the names of some flowers to assist Harry's memory. After mentioning several flower names Malcolm said Rose. "That's it" said Harry rushing to the room door. He then shouted upstairs "Rose, what was the name of that restaurant last night?"
Alan Tutt's film Falling Box which features his daughter Becky was shown and then followed by Julia's Dragonflies In My Garden.
John Pickett's Loire Valley was followed by a new production by Harry and Alan which features the skilful making of a classical guitar.
Brian Arndle and his wife, Diane, were warmly welcomed back to the club following Brian's broken tibia.
Brian was awarded life membership for his tremendous contributions which have ensured the club's continued success. Diane had prepared a wonderful feast of food and drink and members then adjourned to enjoy the food and each others' company. A fine finish to a successful year.