Category: Members Articles

Bit(Rate)s & Pieces

  BIT(RATE)S AND PIECES During the recent Top Ten competition Jim Morton-Robertson’s film wouldn’t play on the club’s Blu-ray player. The picture would stutter every few frames as it struggled to process the footage. I noticed that the file size was 1.42Gb which was ludicrously large for a 3 minute film so I asked Jim […]

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 […]

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 […]

2018 Summer Social Report

  Sun Shines on Summer Social   WORDS: Hugh Darrington PICTURES: Hugh Darrington and Jane Oliver (click to enlarge) CAPTIONS: Lee Relph Well, the OVFM summer social (formerly our barbecue evening), held in Jim Morton-Robertson’s lovely garden on July 24, certainly ticked all the right boxes. Nineteen of us, including wives and partners, got together in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Club film Project – History Of Orpington

  OVFM will be making a Club film featuring History of Orpington and hope that every member will contribute in some way. Stage 1 is to gather all footage and information that currently exists and Project Co-ordinator Pat Palmer is appealing for:   (a) Any clips in member’s films (possibly on other  topics) that may […]

In Memoriam – Mike Coad

  MIKE COAD, FACI. By Reg Lancaster   I was stunned at news of the passing of our dear friend and club-mate Mike Coad. He was one of that rare breed, a quiet man. He was a chairman’s dream in that while he didn’t make a lot of noise, when Mike agreed to take on […]

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