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 […]

THE MAKING OF “MEET DEXTER” – PART THREE

OR “NEVER WORK WITH CHILDREN, ANIMALS OR DINOSAURS!”  Part Three: Editing And Lessons Learned Typically films aren’t shot in chronological order and this was no different although we did start close to the running order for the early scenes, seeing as Dexter wasn’t due to arrive until a little later. In hindsight one shot we […]

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