OVFM Club Meeting Tuesday September 15th 2015



It’s a special project evening for this meeting because there is no special project theme!

Don’t worry – it’s not that confusing. Our committee (aka The Legion Of Doom) have been concerned that the filmmaking output of the club members has dwindled somewhat recently, with the same few people submitting films for the project evenings and competitions. Similarly newer club members have yet to show their hands either. To be honest I have been with the club for five years now and there are some people I don’t think I have ever seen submit a film.

So, we have put aside this evening in the annual calendar to have a sort of “open night” for club members who are too bashful or lacking in confidence to enter the Top 10, or have yet to find a project to inspire them, to show whatever films they have to the rest of the club.

If the thought of your film being judged by your peers with the potential for criticism sounds off putting for a neophyte filmmaker the idea is that we simply remove that pressure from the equation. That way, if you want constructive feedback for your film but don’t want to be judged then this is the perfect opportunity for you to be advised without risking anything in the process.

There is also a second agenda for this evening as we welcome the results from the recent “Film In An Evening” session we had a few meetings back. The attending members were split up into two groups and two films were shot. The raw material was then distributed among club members to edit as they see fit and we hope to screen those edits in the second part of this session.

So, if you have an edit for us or you have any film you wish to share with us (between 5-10 minutes maximum), this coming Tuesday is your opportunity to do so. Please let us know by replying to this post below if you are bringing a film along with the format, run time and picture ratio information.

Thanks for reading and see you on Tuesday!

12 Replies to “OVFM Club Meeting Tuesday September 15th 2015”

  1. I’ll be bringing …
    * A version of the ‘Broken Car’ movie
    * The ‘Dust if you must’ film (both these films from ‘a film in an evening’ night
    * A copy of the ‘Singing in the Rain’ show inserts movie the club shot for the Ravensbourne Society – never seen because I thought I’d lost the disc – but recently found with the wrong label on it
    * Another short film (3 mins or so) yonks ago about Queen Vicroeia

    All these films together last less than 10 minutes. Ish. But it’s a start …

  2. I will be bringing a fiction film “The Green Dragon” made about nine years ago starring Mo Lodge, Peter and several other club members. The whole film lasts about 15 minutes but Mo and Simon are mainly in the first ten minutes so you can cut it short if time runs out.

  3. We will be bringing a short documentary film entitled ‘In Memoriam’ which runs for 4-1/2 minutes. It has only been shown once at the club before when it was first made over 10 years ago.

  4. Charlie Caseley asked me to tell you that he and Nellie are bring a film tonight. Sorry, didn’t ask him how long it is….

  5. Well that was quite a turn out. For the first time in living memory (for me at least) we saw SEVENTEEN films and we had to cut the list short!

    We opened the evening with the “Film In An Evening” interpretations. First was Mike Shaw’s edit for “Dustin’ Time” followed by three versions of Simon’s script “Broken” from Mike, Ian Menage and Bob Wyeth.

    Two older projects were represented with two versions of the Dentist film from Ian and Sylvia Greengrass, while hubby John share his edit of “In The Dark”.

    John Alford brought an old animation called “Doggone Dependency Blues” while Charlie Caseley went even further back for an old black & white film “Who’s Scared?” (you really should share more of your films Charlie).

    Mike Shaw shared two more films, with the footage filmed for a “Singing’ In The Rain” stage show and a poem entitled “Lie Back”.

    Brian Pfiefer shared a vertiginous train ride holiday film “White Pass”while basil Doody supplied us with a different day out in “Take The Kids”.

    Pat Palmer brought us a rather poignantly timed drama from the archives “Green Dragon”, with the Coads following this with another elegiac short entitled “In Memoriam.

    After some youthful pranks in “Marcus’s Revenge” from Hugh Darrington, Bob Wyeth closed he evening with a wander round a TV & Radio museum, although it looked like some bloke’s house to me….

    Anyway, thanks to everyone who supplied a film for what was an interesting and diverse evening. Why can’t ALL club meetings be like this?

  6. I agree Lee, it was a very interesting evening. Fingers crossed we have as many entries for the next round of Top Ten on 29th September.

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