Orpington Video and Film Makers

 welcome

 

OVFM started in the days of cine-film, formed by Ian Dunbar in 1958, but we have progressed a long way since then with members keeping up to date with the latest filming, editing and projection technologies. Now we have 40 members, aged 16 to 86, and all are welcome either to learn or to pass on their knowledge to others, or most importantly to make and show us their films

Meetings are held from 8 – 10pm on alternate Tuesdays at the Barnard Room, St. Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Petts Wood BR2 8AT

You can attend for a couple of ‘free’ visits and then we hope you will want to join.

For contact information, please visit the JOIN US page and CALENDAR will tell you what is happening throughout the year. MEMBERS ONLY is the protected section for members only.

Social Events: As well as Club evenings, we also hold social events such as the Summer and Christmas Socials, and the Annual Dinner. All members can contribute to our Newsreel of interesting events in the Bromley Borough which is shown at our Spring and Autumn Film Shows in a larger venue to over 100 friends and family, or our specialised film shows we put on for other clubs and organisations.

Club films are made by groups including experts and “novices”, we run annual in-house competitions but also encourage members to take part in regular Films to a Theme project which are not competitive, along with one night practical evenings, based on an idea or particular filming technique, like green screen or improvising with props.

We are affiliated to the IAC, the film and video institute – www.theiac.org.uk, and enjoy meeting fellow enthusiasts at inter-club, regional and international film festivals.

OVFM often does well at the Kent Film Festival www.kentfilmfestival.com

We have Tutorial Evenings in the winter and have some Practical Evenings but more knowledge is probably passed around between members. So many different cameras and editing equipment are used that someone will have ideas about any problems that you need to be solved.

 

We always say, it’s the FILM MAKER and not the equipment that makes a good film!!

So, whether you learned about OVFM from friends, the ‘Net or local newspapers and magazines, please visit the JOIN US page for more information.

YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME IN OUR CLUB!

We have members from Bromley, Orpington, Chislehurst, Petts Wood, Bickley, Sevenoaks, Ashford, Otford, Knockholt and Kemsing! So wherever you live, we're your local film or video making club!

 

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TOP TEN COMPETITION 2019

  Here we go again with one of OVFM’s longest running and prominent annual competitions the Top Ten! As you know by now, the Top 10 is when we get serious  with our filmmaking, as the gloves are off – there are no limitations on what the subject matter or style or genre of film […]

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KENT FILM FESTIVAL 2019

The KFF is one of the longest running interclub competitions dating back to 1974 and returns for its 2019 iteration to be held on September 29th at Powell Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury CT1 1QU. OVFM has been a regular contributor to this event although we haven’t had a winning film […]

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Colour Grading

  by Lee Relph   You may recall last year John Epton held a talk on colour correction and colour grading (the video is HERE in the Members’ Only section) as an important step in the editing process. Editing suites have come a long way over the past decade or so and their colour correction […]

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FILMING GUIDELINES

Directing and On Set Instructions Here at OVFM one of our primary aims is to share our knowledge of filmmaking to help everyone improve their skills either in front or behind the camera, pre-or post production. In a recent double practical sessions of making joke films, some club members found themselves stepping into the role […]

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Logging In To The Website!!

  Logging In To The Website An Illustrated Guide (Updated January 8th  2019) Back in April 2011, I took over the running of the club website from Chris Coulson, transforming it from a simple web page with the basic club contact information to the fact filled, up to the minute source of news, information and […]

Christine Green at OVFM!

Guest speaker – Christine Green – 18/06/2019 When Hugh first told me that Christine Green was an incredible speaker and her subject was fascinating, I didn’t believe that she would be that good.  Was I in for a surprise.  Wow, what a presentation. With a packed house, including 8 or so from Spring Park, she […]

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019

      Celebrating innovation and excellence in filmmaking, the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) is looking for emerging and established practitioners who are pushing the boundaries of filmmaking forward to showcase their talent and innovative work to wider audiences at the 2019 event. Filmmakers can submit their Short Films, Feature Films or VR & 360 works […]

FILM TO A THEME PROJECT – NOTICE

FAMILY There’s no stopping us here at OVFM. We may have just completed one Film To A Theme project  and now we have another for you to get stuck into. As you can see, the theme is a universal one – Family! We all have one – it might be large or small, in close […]

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