OVFM Club Meeting August 5th 2014





You’re probably thinking  “but we’ve already met!” So what is this all about? Well it’s a long story so I hope you are sitting comfortably.

At a recent committee meeting when we were brainstorming ideas for our club meetings to get everyone interested and involved I suggested a practical evening based on the Radio 4 show “Chain Reaction” . For those of you who have not heard it before, the concept is simple: one week a celeb will interview another celeb then the following week the one being interviewed will now interview a new celeb who will then go on be the interviewer the next week and so on.

The idea I had was similar in that we set up the club equipment (camera, lights, boom, etc.) and have a two person interview set-up then we swap the roles around so everyone gets a go at at least one role on the production side or in front of the camera.

Then – inspired by the recent archive film from 1963 in which the OCS (Orpington Cine Society) club members were being interviewed – our chairman Simon” Snapper” Earwicker thought it would be a great idea if we used this project to make an updated version of this film – hence this week’s special one night club project “Meet the Members”! Simon also thought that we could possibly incorporate this into our official North vs South entry with questions concerning the topic “If”.

Got all that? Good. So please do all show up on Tuesday and be preserved on camera in the OVFM archives for generations to come when they look back to see who was keeping the OVFM name alive in 2014!

3 Replies to “OVFM Club Meeting August 5th 2014”

  1. Looking forward to it. Maybe (the men) should wear loud shirts etc so that future generations can have a good snigger! The mind boggles!

  2. ‘Twas an interesting and eventful evening but we got there in the end as they say.

    First props to Sam for stepping into the breach as MC in Simon’s absence and for keeping calm under pressure. Not only had the headphones been forgotten for the boom operator but half an hour into the shoot the club lights blew a fuse in the club room!

    After a shaky start we managed to get the interviews filmed and a rhythm was eventually established in the second half in swapping roles.

    Thanks to everyone who braved the cameras to share their histories with us and those who volunteered (or in my case cajoled into 😉 ) to participate on the filming front.

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