OVFM Coaching Evenings
October 2011/Early 2012
As some of you are already aware, club member Ian Menage has been organising a series of coaching evenings in order to help improve the quality of film making for our club members or to offer some guidance for the new or easily intimidated film maker.
With the help of some of the more experienced and knowledgeable members, this course is sure to provide plenty of help and encouragement to us all and is set to cover every major area of the film making process. We also hope to apply all we have been taught to the making of a group short film for future screening during a regular club meeting.
These sessions will take place on alternate Tuesdays to our regular club meetings at the same venue. in other words, if you attend you’ll be making your way to Petts Wood every week instead of every fortnight (with a break for Christmas/New Year). Unlike our regular club meetings, Ian has promised that these sessions will start on time!
The first session is scheduled for Tuesday October 18th and the breakdown of the syllabus is thus with the names of the club members acting as advisers :
Week 1 – 18th October 2011
Your camcorder controls and sound basics.
– “Bring your camera” – Colin Jones
– Sound recording – Chris Coulson
Week 2 – 1st November 2011
– Planning a project: type; story; scripting; supporters; locations; Golden Rule; continuity; music; interview techniques, sets, etc. The ‘language of film’ – Colin Jones.
– Tips on shooting to make editing easier, use of clapper boards, etc. – John Epton
Week 3 – 15th November 2011
– Lighting and camera angles – Chris Coulson
– Using Club equipment – Chris Coulson
Week 4 – 24th January 2012
All to be involved in making a short uncomplicated film.
C. Post production
Week 5 – 7th February 2012
– Editing principles, including “before and after” illustrations; managing clips; multi cameras and soundtrack – John Epton
Week 6 – 21st February 2012
– The language of titling and special effects – Mike Shaw
– Formation of small groups with same editing programmes and distribution of tapes to edit at home.
Sounds like a fun and worthwhile project which we can all benefit from. If you haven’t already signed up for this then please leave a reply below expressing your intention to attend or e-mail Ian Menage at firstname.lastname@example.org, who I am sure will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about this project.
Thanks for reading and hope to see you there!