Category Archives: Filmmaking Tips

OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY MAY 15th 2018

  Joke Films Part II   I think this may be a precedent, at least in my time with OVFM, that we are continuing with a themed evening for a second successive meeting. The first evening was something of a success – arguably more of a Pyrrhic victory in some ways – in that we

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY APRIL 3RD 2018

  COLOUR CORRECTION/GRADING You lucky people as Tommy Trinder used to say. We have a second Workshop evening planned for you this week to help improve your filmmaking skills. Jim Morton-Robertson returns to the presenter’s podium, joined this time by John Epton for a session concerning an overlooked part of the post-production process for amateur

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY MARCH 20TH 2018

EDITING   Editing. It’s one of the most important parts of filmmaking as our films won’t have a narrative without it! It’s also one of the trickiest parts of the filmmaking process-  not to mention time consuming – but its rewards are – plentiful once the film is finished and we share it with others

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY MAY 30th 2017

This week’s meeting is a filming project with a difference and requires participation from you, dear club members. In order to get people comfortable with filming and to propagate the understanding of what goes into the preparation and making of a film, the concept for this mini-project is to strip the process down to its

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY MAY 16th 2017

  Well, actually it is only a part practical evening but we promise you that everything is completely congruent. In a two part session, we shall first have a “making of” presentation from John Epton, Sam Brown and Barbara Walker, talking us through the filming of Barbara’s award winning comedy Commute, which featured some nifty

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FAQ – Music Copyright

  Music is an important part of a film and while finding that one song or tune to perfectly fit the imagery and mood of your latest masterpiece can be a Herculean task, usually one of three options present themselves as a viable solution. One is create the music yourself. With the technology readily available

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY MARCH 7th 2017

  For the first club meeting of March, the floor will be handed over to a guest speaker. This time it is someone who should be a familiar face to those who frequent the various events on the annual SERIAC circuit. Ron Prosser (FACI) has a storied career in filmmaking spanning 60 years, cutting his teeth

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